Heartland Community Church

Heartland Community Church eNews

Wednesday, october 16, 2019


{for everyone}

upcoming heartland collection/donation events


Save the dates below to plan your Fall and Winter arrows out opportunities. More details will be available as each event approaches.Thanks for practicing generous living with us and helping those in our community!

  • November 17: Thanksgiving Meal Sponsorships ($40 provides a meal to one family, CLICK HERE, enter the amount and choose Missions:Food Pantry in the drop down list.)
  • December 8: Gifts from the Heart Tag Pick Up (Due Back December 15 . . . Heartland is providing 1200 gifts this year!)


save the date . . . christmas is coming!

Christmas @ Heartland December 23 & 24

As we turn toward chilly weather, wanted to make sure you have Christmas at Heartland noted on your calendar. There will be no services on Sunday, December 22. Instead, join us on Monday, December 23 at 3 & 5 PM, or on Tuesday, December 24 at 3, 5 or 11 PM. These identical services will be held in the Auditorium at Heartland. Heartland Kids will be open at 3 & 5 PM on both days, birth through pre-K.



heartland kids’ family serve night

October 24, 6:30-8:30 on the Dock

Join Heartland Kids on the dock at our family serve event, October 24, 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a come and go event that will take each family about 30 minutes.

Join in as we serve the Kansas City metro together . . . kids are never too little to serve! We are partnering with YouThrive to provide toiletries/supplies and duffle bags for teens transitioning out of foster care.

We will be watching a video explaining the impact that this serving event will have on teens. Grab your bag and make your way through to collect an item from each section. Stop at the prayer table to decorate your bag and pray over the teenager that will be receiving the bag.

Enjoy a cookie or two on the way out and hear from a heartland foster dad about the impact on him and his family. We hope that families will connect with each other, and help parents have an active role in their child’s spiritual journey.

CLICK HERE to sign up now!


donations needed for family serve night!

Drop Off Donations in Heartland Kids October 13 or 20

Anyone can help by providing the following items, dropping them off in Heartland Kids this Sunday, October 13, or next Sunday, October 20.

  • LAST NAME A-I: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hand soap
  • LAST NAME J-R: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, loofah
  • LAST NAME S-Z: antibacterial wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissue

Thanks for your help!


{volunteer at heartland}

looking for heartland ambassadors!

Hospitality in its simplest form is a warm welcome…one that says we are glad you joined us today. It is one of our super important core values around here and we want to invite you to be a part of it!

Become a Heartland ambassador and you will have the pleasure of meeting people who visit our services, have questions, and are looking for tours.

To learn more, CLICK HERE to email Lisa Zulke and request a spot.


are you an asl interpreter? join us on sundays!

ASL Volunteer Opportunities Available

Our volunteer team is looking to partner with skilled ASL interpreters to sign the teaching message, worship lyrics, or both. ASL is offered on Sundays at our 11 AM services.

If interested, CLICK HERE to contact our team leader for more information.



guatemala missions opportunity

Info Meeting: October 20, 12:30 PM in Room 56 at Heartland

Trip: July 12-22, 2020 in Cantel, Guatemala

If you have ever desired to see God work in a different culture, in a different (absolutely beautiful) part of the world, and in different languages, you might consider joining us for an informational meeting about our next mission trip to Cantel, Guatemala. 

Heartland joins with Colonial Presbyterian Church in its long-standing relationship with this community primarily through the 400 or so students at the Christian school, Colegio Mark.  This trip will be July 12-22, 2020 and involve activities at the K-11 school including Bible lessons, English lessons, worship, sewing lessons, arts and crafts, as well as the possibility of medical, optical and dental clinics.  It’s designed to be an on-ramp to missions and thus doable for families and others ages 10-80.

CLICK HERE to view a video from the July 2019 trip. 
The meeting will be October 20th, at 12:30 in Room 56.  CLICK HERE to sign up if you would like to join us for a light lunch and more information, history, photos and testimonies on the awesome work that God is doing.


summer internship in africa with life in abundance

June 8-July 29, 2020; Applications Due December 1

We are excited to share with you that our 2020 LIA Internship registration opens this week!

At Life In Abundance, we want to provide an experience for college-age/young adults to be empowered in sustainable community transformation. We do this by offering our six-week, immersive LIA internship for people ages 19-25 to learn about the LIA model of transformational development, experience cross-cultural engagement, and be a part of what God is doing among some of the most poor and vulnerable.

This internship will include three weeks in Kenya and three weeks in Ethiopia, in both urban and rural settings. Dates are June 8 – July 29. Applications are due December 1st.

CLICK HERE to visit our website and learn more.


mission adelante opportunities

Kids Adelante Volunteers Needed

Do you have a heart for kids? Do you want to make a difference in a kid’s life? Kids Adelante is looking for energetic and fun-loving volunteers! 

CLICK HERE for more information and how to get involved.

Healthy Snacks Needed for Leaders In Training Program

Our Leaders in Training program teaches young students about the importance of eating healthy. Being an after-school program, the kids are often hungry by the time they arrive! You can help out by providing healthy snacks like granola bars, trail mix, and fruit snacks!

CLICK HERE to email Megan Fountain if you are interested in helping.

Arts Volunteers Needed

Love the arts? Arts Community focuses on teaching young minds the importance of self-expression through the arts. Their arts and crafts class needs your help! They are in need of art supplies like drawing paper, markers, paint, etc.

CLICK HERE to contact Phul Maya Rasaily if you would like to donate.

Observation Nights Available

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a typical night at Mission Adelante? Adelante Arts Community, Refugee Kids Club, Refugee Youth Club, Citizenship Class, Latino ESL, Teens Adelante, and Kids Adelante have Observation Nights coming up!

CLICK HERE to sign up for an observation night! 


tips-mapp offered at heartland

October 26-27 and November 9-10 in the Garage

Heartland is hosting a TIPS-MAPP foster/adoptive parenting class for anyone considering foster or adoption, or interested in learning more about the process. The class is offered over two weekend sessions, 8 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 9 AM – 3 PM Sunday.

TIPS-MAPP is a model program that utilizes 15 tools designed to help prospective adoptive/foster parents understand the difference between the desire to help and making the commitment to bring children into their home. Leaders use the tools to help inform participants about the child welfare system and the role of foster parents, develop the necessary skills to become a successful foster/adoptive parent and assess families to determine if they are a positive fit for the role of a foster parent.

CLICK HERE to sign up.


outreach serve opportunities In kansas city metro

Ideal for Families, Offices, Teams and Other Groups

If you, your family, neighborhood, office, sports team or other group are looking for a way to give back in the KC metro area this Fall and Winter we have some ideas for you.

CLICK HERE for a list of citywide opportunities to serve through Heartland mission partners. Each organization operates their own volunteer process and contact info or links are provided in the document.

Dates around Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to fill by early November, so make contact now to find a spot. You can also consider signing up to serve in January or February, when the need is high and fewer groups are looking to fill these spots.

Questions? CLICK HERE to contact Jade Van Slyke.

When you serve, share a photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag us @HCCks so we can celebrate with you!


{care communities}


Tuesday nights, 6:30-8 PM at Heartland

DivorceCare is a community group 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.

Register for DivorceCare, offered Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00 PM. Cost is $20.00 per person and includes all materials. Childcare will not be provided.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.



Tuesday nights, 6:30-8 PM at Heartland

GriefShare is a community group experience designed to help people heal from the grief of the losing a loved one, family member or friend. Video teaching from experts and people who have experienced grief help frame group discussion each week and workbook exercises throughout the week. GriefShare offers encouragement, useful advice and hope for the grieving process.

Cost for GriefShare is $20 and includes the GriefShare workbook.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.



women’s worship night

October 17, 6:30 PM at Heartland

Let’s gather together for an evening of worship, encouragement and connection! We’ll sing and praise God, hear some stories from among us on how God has been moving, then we’ll finish up with dessert and time to catch up, connect and pray with each other.

Bring friends from your community group, invite your neighbor and co-worker! Global Kid’s Programming offered but registration required on or before 10/10/19. CLICK HERE to sign up now!


join a women’s adventure activity this fall

Local Fall/Winter Adventures for Women

ROAM is a community of women at Heartland that exists to provide connecting adventures. Our hope is to orient ourselves and others toward our identity in Jesus and to connect deeply in community through life-giving, accessible, local adventures. Our events are open to women at all ages and stages of life, and anywhere on the faith journey, from curious, questioning or actively following Jesus.

Grab a friend and join us at one of our upcoming adventures:

  • Day Hike on the Blue River Parkway Trail, Saturday, October 26, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Canvas Painting Adventure w/Rachel, Thursday, November 7, 6 – 9 PM in Olathe (Deadline to register is 10/31, $20 for supplies)
  • Christmas Celebration/Accessories Exchange benefitting Adelante Thrift, Thursday, December 5, 6:30 – 9 PM in Overland Park

To sign up or ask questions, CLICK HERE to contact Lisa Zulke. Once you are registered, event details will be confirmed. We look forward to adventuring with you!




everyman friday

October 25 and November 22

Join us for our Everyman Friday in 2019. 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. Invite a friend and join us!


{nextgen: college}

nextgen college community



Mondays, August 26 – December 16, 7-8:30 PM in the Garage

Grab a friend and come join in a night of community, connection, food and fun! The NextGen College community will begin meeting weekly on Monday, August 26. We gather in the Garage at Heartland, 7-8:30 PM.



middle school community

Sundays at 9 and 11 AM in the Youth Lounge

Join us for awesome student-led worship, games, teaching and the best part: a connection to your small group at Heartland! You will find zany fun and an awesome experience where high school students and adults lead the worship and deliver a message relevant to 5th-8th grade students! All of that happens in the first half of the service. Retreats, camps, and yes, dodgeball are all a part of our student ministry adventure! Small groups break out into gender and grade-specific groups during the second half of the service. We can’t wait to see you and to connect you to a small group!


move/middle school special events: fall 2019

October 25, 6:30-8 PM: Bonfire & Pumpkins, @Shawnee Mission Park Shelter #8 (Cost is $5)

November 15, 6-10 PM: Main Event, @Main Event (Cost $24)

December 6, 7-9 PM: Christmas Party, @Heartland (Bring a gift, $5 or less)

Click the blue links above to register for each event.


high school community

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 on the Dock

Gather with students from over 20 high schools across KC for catalytic worship and transformative teaching. Ask the big questions, and become the you, you were intended to be. There’s a place for you!  Join a small group of students your age and gender where you are known and needed. Come as you are, be known, and build meaningful friendships. Meet us on the Dock!



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? Please visit us in the hub space on Sundays to get connected or ask questions. 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 pdcast if you missed a Sunday, see the latest Journey reflection, 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 – 5 PM
Wednesday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Thursday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday – 8 AM – Noon
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED