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Friday, november 10, 2017



baptism celebration: sign up to be baptized and save the date for the party!

Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday, November 15 as we pull out all the stops and throw a big ol’ party for our Fall/Winter baptism. There will be music, prayer, and opportunity to reflect on and celebrate all that God is doing in our community in the lives of people.

Are you ready to be baptized? CLICK HERE to sign up now.

CLICK HERE for more information about what baptism means.


vow renewal

Sunday, November 26 at all services

In our LOVE(math) series we are offering a vow renewal opportunity at each service on November 26. Register for the vow renewal at the 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM service. There will be a follow-up reception from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Dock that evening

CLICK HERE to sign up now.


new to heartland? join us at starting point!



3 Nights, November 29, December 6 and 13

Have fun, make friends and learn more about life at Heartland! Whether you have been here 2 weeks or 2 years, Starting Point is designed to help you start strong at Heartland.

Join us for this three week Community Experience where we will welcome you into the Heartland family sharing our traditions, values and story while getting to know you better along the way. You will leave this experience with new friends and knowing where to start. Welcome to our family!

CLICK HERE to sign up now.




thanksgiving meal sponsorships

Donations Needed by Sunday, November 19

This Thanksgiving we have an opportunity to provide 200 meals to families in our community. If you would like to sponsor a meal (or several), CLICK HERE to give a complete meal package (estimated value of $40).

If you are making a check/cash donation, please write "Food Pantry" in the check note, or on the envelope of cash and drop it in one of the green offering boxes throughout the building.

Donations can also be made in the Heartland App by clicking the Give icon, entering the amount, and selecting Food Pantry from the drop down list.

If you or somebody you know would like to receive a Thanksgiving meal this year, please call us at 913.341.5820, ext 378 and leave a confidential message.

Thanks for helping us share Jesus’ love with our community!


gifts from the heart: sign up for help and save the date for the arrival of the christmas tag tree

December 3 (get tags) and 10 (bring wrapped gifts) @ 9, 11 and 5

Gifts from the Heart exists to assist families who are struggling financially during the Christmas season. While we cannot solve every need for every family, we do our best to provide a few gifts to children and their parents at Christmas.

Are you caring for foster children? Have you experienced unemployment or a loss of income? Are you a single parent struggling to make ends meet?

If you could use a little extra assistance at Christmas, please leave a message at 913-341-5820, ext 377. Include your name and phone number, and one of our volunteers will contact you.

Please contact us by November 19 in order to process your request. Your information will remain confidential.

Tags with specific gift requests will be placed on the Heartland Christmas tree in the atrium Sunday, December 3. Gifts should be purchased and delivered to Heartland by Sunday, December 10.

If you or a group of friends are interested in adopting an entire family, please please leave us a message at 913-341-5820, ext 377. Include your name and phone number, and one of our volunteers will contact you. Please contact us by December 1 in order to process your request.

If you will not be at Heartland on December 3 to select tags from the tree but still want to participate, please call 913-341-5820 ext 377. Leave a message with your name and phone number, and one of our volunteers will contact you.


save the date and help others new year’s eve


Sunday, December 31, 9 AM – 6 PM

(we serve together – there will be no church services)

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your Heartland family! We will be hosting an all-day event packing 285,000 meals to feed the hungriest parts of our world. This churchwide serve day will take the place of Sunday services.

Registration for six, 90 minutes sessions will open in December. Stay tuned for sign up details soon!


mission adelante volunteer opportunities

Adelante Arts Community in 2018

Are you interested in combining your love of the arts and disciple-making? Mission Adelante is launching Adelante Arts Community in January 2018 and is looking for volunteers to help! CLICK HERE for more information.

Volunteer With The Leaders In Training Program

Do you want to make a difference in a kid’s life? Mission Adelante’s Leaders In Training (LIT) program needs volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, CLICK HERE for info.

Family Or Team Serve At Adelante Thrift

Help Adelante Thrift have its first profitable year! Bring in donations or volunteer to process donations with your family, small group, or business! CLICK HERE to volunteer.

Instruments Needed At Adelante Arts Community

Do you have a gently-used keyboard or acoustic guitar that you’re not using? Adelante Arts Community needs it! Mission Adelante is in need of two keyboards and three acoustic guitars for their new arts program. CLICK HERE to email Gissell Vazquez if you would like to donate an instrument.

Toy Donations Needed For Christmas

Adelante Thrift is in need of new of toys for parents to purchase as Christmas gifts for their children at a lower cost. Donations are accepted at Adelante Thrift Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM, 3720 State Ave Kansas City, Kansas 66102.


missions trip to guatemala in 2018

November 12, 12:30 PM, Room 23

Join us for an informational meeting to learn about Heartland’s newest international mission to Guatemala. We are partnering with Colonial Presbyterian Church to join in their long-term discipling relationship with a Christian school in the mountains of western Guatemala. Teams from Colonial have visited this K-9 school on a regular basis since 1985, offering activities like Bible lessons, crafts, worship, medical and dental clinics, and sewing classes with the goal of helping students grow in their faith and be a light to their community, country and beyond.

Heartlanders will be joining Colonial on their next trip in July 2018. Join us this Sunday, November 12 at 12:30 for more information.

CLICK HERE to email Mark Murfield for more information.



{community care}

rebuilding following a separation or divorce?

September 5-December 12 on Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM

DivorceCare is a 13-week class offering practical information that will help you recover from your separation or divorce. You will receive expert video teaching on divorce and recovery subjects, group discussion on the teaching topics, and an opportunity to continue the processing through daily individual work.

CLICK HERE to register for the Heartland class–you can join this class at any time.

For more information about the DivorceCare program, CLICK HERE.



{adult communities}

join a journey community (or host/lead one!)

We were created to experience life in community. Heartland’s Journey Communities are gatherings of 3-12 people meeting regularly where you live, work, study or play. They hang out, learn about Jesus together and share their lives.

Communities often use The Journey study guide and our Sunday messages as the content for their gatherings. Groups may also work with a variety of Bible materials based on where their community wants to go. Test drive a Journey Community for a few weeks to see if it is right for you. Life is better when we journey together!

To find a Journey Community near you, CLICK HERE and search current offerings.

Don’t see something that fits your time, location, stage of life or topic preference? CLICK HERE to sign up as Journey Community host/leader. We will pair you with a coach and send you training information to help you get started!


get connected and receive alerts for all nextgen communities!

If you want to learn more about NextGen College (18-23), NextGen Young Professionals (24-29+), or NextGen Young Marrieds activities and communities, CLICK HERE!


join the community experience at heartland

Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15 AM (Women), or 6:30-8 PM (CoEd)

Join a Community Experience table on Wednesday mornings (women only) from 9:15-11:15 AM OR Wednesday evenings (men, women and co-ed) from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Our topics for the rest of the year are:

The Main Thing, November 29 – December 13
A 3-part experience focusing on loving God & loving others well!

Known, January 17 – March 7
Our Winter study focusing on understanding your story & articulating your identity in Christ!

Needed, March 21 – May 9
Explore your God-given purpose, & experience how YOU make a difference at Heartland and in the world!

Cost is $10 per person for materials. Space for adults and childcare is limited. Childcare reservations required. Cost is $25 per child per month. If you need childcare, we will send you the information about setting up your payment. Your childcare enrollment is not secured until payment is set up.

CLICK HERE to sign up now!

Questions? CLICK HERE to visit our Get Connected page and learn more about Community Experiences (hosted at Heartland) and Journey Communities (all over the city).




everyman friday: save the dates!

Join us for our Everyman Friday events throughout 2017-2018. These gatherings feature a guest speaker who will bring a challenge to our community on following Jesus, connecting in community, and pointing our arrows out to serve others. We gather from 6:30-7:30 AM, coffee and donuts are available. Grab a friend and join us!

  • November 17
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 18



high school community

Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:30 PM in the Garage

Come gather with other area high school students just like you. Here you can ask the big questions, discover what it looks like to follow Jesus, and become the you you were made to be. Join a small group of students your age and gender, lead by an awesome adult leader. Come as you are, be real, and build friendships that can last a lifetime.

Follow us on Instagram @hccks.hs AND sign up for Text Alerts by texting “highschool” to 63566.

CLICK HERE to visit our page on the web for event signups!


middle school community

Every Sunday at 11 AM in the Youth Lounge, 5th-8th grade students

Join us for awesome student-led worship, games, teaching and the best part: a connection to a small group at Heartland! You’ll get to meet awesome leaders who are adults and crazy-cool high school student leaders. They are so excited to get to know you and show you what it is like to follow Jesus as a middle schooler.

Retreats, camps, and yes, dodgeball, are all a part of the student ministry adventure! We can’t wait to see you and connect you to your small group leaders.

Sign up for text alerts by texting “middleschool” to 63566.

CLICK HERE to visit our page on the web and access all event signups!




do you have kiddos with special needs? we’d love to meet them!

Sundays at 11 AM

Through the Roof is Heartland’s ministry for kids with special needs.

The purpose of TTR ministry is to help all families with kids with special needs experience hospitality, acceptance, and support to participate in services at HCC. For families whose kids require a more direct one-on-one approach, or who have sensory issues that make a larger setting overwhelming, we have a sensory friendly room available during the 11 AM service on Sundays.

In our sensory friendly TTR room, kids are welcomed by a team of compassionate volunteers. While families enjoy an opportunity for worry-free worship, TTR kids are able to experience the love of Jesus through the respect and kindness of our volunteers. A team of Heartland Kids’ musicians provide a time of music, during which our TTR kids are able to freely worship.

Before you come, we ask that you fill out this registration form: CLICK HERE. We also ask that you stay in the room with your child the first week you attend. That way we can really get to know your child, and you can get to know us.

It is the hope of TTR ministry that HCC families with special needs will be able to form connections with each other and build relationships as we walk our unique paths with our kids.




Thanks for your generous giving–of time, expertise, and finances. We appreciate your partnership in helping every person, in every place, experience all of Jesus!

finCLICK HERE for details on "money stuff", and links to give online. You can also give securely through the new Heartland app, or use the green boxes found throughout the building.

CLICK HERE to download the Heartland app.




new to heartland?

New to the Heartland family? You may want to check out the following resources:


download the heartland app


Download the Heartland app for easy access to all of our resources, sign up forms for events and classes, and online giving access. You can download it on your platform by CLICKING HERE.

You can catch a video or audiocast if you missed a Sunday, see the latest Journey reflection and Bible reading plan, check the calendar, sign up for events, and read the latest eNews. Plus, you can give a one time or recurring gift right through the app!


food pantry available

Sundays, 10:30 AM

Does your family need help to make ends meet? Heartland has an on-site, fully stocked food pantry that is open every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM.

You can meet a food pantry volunteer at our side entrance (look for "Pick Up Here" sign). You may also inquire at the welcome center.


prayer requests and care line

To request prayer, CLICK HERE. A member of our
Prayer Team will pray for you. You can also meet a prayer partner on Sundays following each service near the front of the auditorium or dock venues.

For other needs, call our Care Line at 913.341.5820, ext. 330. We check the line multiple times
daily and you can expect a call back within 24 hours.


heartland office hours

Please note that the Heartland offices are open on the following schedule. If you have a document or envelope to drop off, it can be left in the green box on the right side of our front entrance at any time. Other deliveries and appointments should be made during the following hours. Thanks!

Monday – 8 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday – 8 AM – 9 PM
Wednesday – 8AM – 9 PM
Thursday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday – 8 AM – Noon
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – 7 AM – 7 PM