Happy New Years Element! Hope you guys had a great break and got to spend a lot of quality time with your families. The break is over and Element is back! 

We staff got treated to a wonderful time of learning an equipping over the break while you were away with our annual staff retreat right here at HB. All of us were really blessed as we got to hear stories of some of Christianity's great men and women of the past. For some of you who were around you had a chance to join us as we counted off the last few minutes of 2016 and welcomed in a new year together with a live orchestra and choir performance, a great message from Pastor Ed and a chance to reflect over the past year and all God has done. 2016 was truly great!

As we enter into a new year, that means a new verse. This year's verse is John 12:24 - "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." As each of us got to see examples of men and women who lived this verse to it's fullest - making sacrifices for God and seeing powerful results - all of us were challenged to do the same.

Our first event of the year will be home group bible studies this Friday (1/6) We can't wait to see you guys and hear what you were up to and we are all looking forward to another year of serving God together with you in Element! 



Michael Curry