5PM Service Launches THIS SUNDAY.
Over 1000 Volunteers packaged over 141,000 Meals on December 17th!
On behalf of our Missions team, we would like to say, Wow Heartland! Check out a slideshow of the Numana Facebook page. Thank You! These meals are for famine relief in Africa. Look for more ways to get involved on our Missions Page.
Exit Interviews Series Launches this Sunday
As you know, we're kicking off our Sunday 5pm service this Sunday (January 8th) with a fantastic series called Exit Interviews – Why People Leave their Faith and the Church". We'll be tackling reasons why people have left the church such as Hypocrisy, the Generation Gap and Science. You won't want to miss it.
Our Cupboards are Bare - Food Drive 1.22
In 2011, the Heartland Food Pantry distributed over 145 boxes of groceries. Each box contained a weeks-worth of food (with meal ideas and recipes) for a family of four. That's a lot of food!
On January 22, we will conduct a church-wide food drive to replenish the food pantry so we can continue to bless those in our church and community. We ask that you purchase new items from this shopping list. Volunteers will collect the items at the Heartland entrances before Sunday services. Of course, food donations are welcome all year …simply place items in the collection barrels located in the atrium. Thanks for helping feed those in need.
Deep Dive Theology Class
We’re kicking off a new 6-session Deep Dive Theology Class on Wednesday, January 11: Deep Dive 7 – the Doctrine of the Church!
In this “Dive”, we’ll tackle questions like: What is the purpose of the church? How should church discipline function? How should a church be governed? What do we miss if we neglect involvement in a local church? What does it mean to worship in spirit and in truth? Have some spiritual gifts ceased?
You do not have to have participated in previous Deep Dives to take part in this “Dive”. But you do need to sign up in advance, get the book, and complete a pre-class assignment before the class kicks off. To sign up and get all of the class details, click here.
First Steps 1:1 Class - Sunday, January 22nd & 29th
* Are you interested in learning more about God but don't know where to begin?
* Have tried to get to know Him but feel something is getting in your way?
*Are you looking for a safe place to ask questions about God?
*Do you desire to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus by investing in others?
If any of these descriptions fit you, the First Steps Class is for you! Please join Sunday, January 22nd & 29th during the 9:00 service in Grow Room "23". Click here to sign up.
About Heartland Class Sunday, 1.15
New to Heartland? The About Heartland Class is the perfect place to start! Join us and find out who we are and why we do what we do. The class meets January 15th from 12:30-2:30pm at Heartland. Lunch and childcare is provided free of charge. Click to register.
Also, check out our About Heartland videos at anytime.
Children's Check-in Team needs Friendly Faces
If you have a desire to meet new families and help us create an exceptional experience for them, we need you on the Children's Check In Team. You will have contact with families who need assistance and new families checking in for the first time. You are one of many friendly faces they will see and experience as they consider choosing Heartland as their church home.
Teams serve one to two times a month, from 8:30-9:15AM, , 10:30-11:15AM or 4:30-5:15PM. We have great need in the 10:30-11:15AM time period. Use the I Want to Volunteer form to sign up and mention Childrens Check in.
Front Office Volunteers Needed
Are you someone who appreciates a live person answering your telephone call? Heartland is actively recruiting volunteers to be that person! Our Front Office Volunteers play a vital role in making Heartland Community Church a friendly, accessible and responsive church.
Volunteer’s duties include answering the phone, assisting with mailings, special projects and other office assignments as needed by our awesome church staff. Volunteers can choose to work one day a week M-F from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. Training and resources will be provided.
If you are interested in joining our team, please click here an fill in "front office volunteer". Questions? Contact Mona Maisch.
What You Do Best Workshop
Understand How God Wired You
Saturday, February 18, 8:30-12:30
Join us for the incredible adventure of discovering the gifts, skills and passions God wired in you! In this Saturday morning class you will learn all these things about yourself and how to use them most effectively. This is the perfect place to start if you are interested in volunteering at Heartland. Click here to register for class on Saturday, February 18th, 8:30am-12:30pm. Childcare is available for $5 per child.
Pre-class work to be completed:
1.Purchase the book What You Do Best in the Body of Christ by Bruce Bugbee in the Heartland Bookstore. Click here - To order What You Do Best through Heartland's Bookstore and receive a 10% discount.
2.Read chapters 1-4.
3.Complete the spiritual gifts and personal style assessments in the Toolbox on the left hand side of this page.
Check out all of the opportunities to volunteer at our I want to Volunteer page. Lots of ideas and resources for you to consider your best fit.
Coffee Lovers and Undercover Baristas Needed
We are expanding our Cafe Brew team at all three services and need volunteers who believe in the power of coffee. It soothes frazzled nerves, makes people feel welcomed, and creates a warm glow inside. Consider joining us as a brewer/barista in one of the following shifts. Click here to sign up and we will call you for a test drive.
Brew Team 1: 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Brew Team 2: 10:15 AM - 12:45 AM
Brew Team 3: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Check out all of the opportunities to volunteer at our I want to Volunteer page. Lots of ideas and resources for you to consider your best fit.
Love and Logic Class begins January 10th!
Do you want to have responsible, respectful, and fun to be around kids? Do you want to be responsible, respectful and fun to be around parents? Are you wondering if those are just rhetorical questions? Well they're not! You can move towards those goals by joining the class Becoming a Love and Logic Parent facilitated by Angela Horton. We will learn together how you can respond with empathy before you deliver a consequence. You will learn about setting firm limits and helping your kids have a healthy self-concept. There are openings for ten families meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings, January 10th-February 7th, 7:00-8:30. The cost is $10 for the workbook and $40 if you need childcare. Sign up here. Questions? Contact Angela Horton.
Great Adventure Parent Open House - Sunday 1.22
Parent Open House in The Great Adventure When you drop off and pick up in the Great Adventure and it looks a little lively, do you wonder what happens in between? All parents are invited to come to the Great Adventure on January 22nd at the 9:00 or 11:00 service instead of going to the auditorium. You can sit with your kid/kids and worship with us, watch great teaching dramas and learn what's shared in small group time. Be prepared to sit on the floor and have a lot of fun while you learn about God.
Friends of Special Needs Needed
Heartland's special needs ministry, Through the Roof, is a growing vibrant group of kids, moms, dads, siblings and volunteers. Once a month Heartland hosts a Family Night Out for Through the Roof families. You can help in one of three ways. You can be a buddy of a special needs kid, help with the sibling group or, if you want to help but it doesn't work for you to be there, provide a meal for about twenty volunteers. You can do home cooking or purchase dinner. Donated meals will keep our volunteers fueled for the night and help with our budget so we spend money on the kids instead of dinner. Family Night Out is the third Saturday of each month. Volunteers arrive at 4:30. Contact Leah Parsons if you are interested.
Great Adventure at 11:00 is feeling the Squeeze!
Our capacity in the Great Adventure room is 120 kids. Unfortunately we've reached capacity recently at 11:00. When we are out of room we give kids activity bags to keep them busy when they sit in church with their parents but we would much rather have them in Great Adventure with us. So, if it works for your family, come at 9:00am or our new service at 5:00 pm. And, hurry Dock Project so we can be welcoming to more kids!
Heartland Kids are Going to Camp
3rd - 5th grades!
Want to go to a mini week of summer camp? Here's your chance! Heartland has spots reserved for 20 boys and 20 girls, June 25-27 at Youthfront Camp West. Those spots are for kids entering 3rd-5th grade next fall. The regular cost is $199. You can save $15 by registering by the early bird deadline of March 1st and by being part of the Heartland group. Bonus - Each member of your group will automatically receive $15 of Camp Bucks to be used at camp for ATVs, paintball, merchandise, and snacks if YouthFront receives your registration by March 1. The best way to find out information and register is by going to YouthFront's web site here. Be sure to register for week 4A at Camp West to be with the Heartland group. If it says "full" ignore it and keep registering. Camp is full but our 40 spots are not filled. After March 1st we can not guarantee spots for Heartland kids.
Youthfront West - Summer of 2012
Are you ready for a full week of camp at Youthfront Camp West? If you’re entering 6th-8th grade next fall, then mark off July 16th -21st on your calendar! Camp is a great way to develop deeper relationships with God and your friends. Youthfront camp is an incredible Monday to Saturday experience that will leave your kid with no shortage of stories to tell and fun to be had. Camp costs $369 for students and it makes a great Christmas gift! Don’t miss the blob, ATV’s, great worship, paintball and MORE! Session 7 of camp will say “Sold Out” on Youthfront’s website, but we already have your spot reserved. (limited spots though, so hurry and sign up!)
Click here to sign up for the middle school week of camp and use promotional code “jocoyfcamp2012” to reserve your spot. Questions? Contact Shibu Mathew.
Keep up to date with all of Heartland's Youth Ministry by visiting the High School or Middle School pages.
Women’s Evening Bible Study
Me, Myself and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild Begins Tuesday, January 10th
Join us for a six-week Bible study beginning Tuesday, January 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm. The study encourages and teaches women how to clean out the junk in our thoughts and replace the hidden negative thoughts and failures with positive truths from God’s word. Rather than struggling with self-esteem, body image, stress and other unhealthy thoughts and emotions learn to replace the lies you may have been telling yourself with the truth from God’s word. The author shares practical and helpful examples and teaches that when applying Scripture, we can turn our words and life around for good.
For the latest Women's ministry news, make sure to check out their women's ministry pages.
Men's Fraternity begins Tuesday, 1.10.12
We will be following up on last year’s “Fathered by God“ class with Men’s Fraternity. This class led by Matt Hahs is a 10-week men’s study that provides men with an encouraging process that teaches them how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God. Men's Fraternity is designed to help men come together and strengthen each other through weekly sessions that combine biblical teaching and small group interaction. Click HERE to sign up.
Beautiful Outlaw Class begins Tuesday, 1.10.12
Brad Gregory, our Men’s Ministry Coordinator will be leading a new 9 week class based on John Eldredge’s new book “ Beautiful Outlaw .“ This fascinating book and study invites us to clear away the religious “fog“ that has clouded our perception of Jesus. This study invites us to look at Jesus in a whole new way. He is the best example of a man we will ever come to know. He was kind and generous. He was humorous and playful. He was angry when facing hypocrisy and self-serving religious leaders.
He is not the bland, one-dimensional stereotypical Jesus portrayed to us whom we can never seem to approach. Come and see Jesus, the real Jesus. Experience a perfect love that defies conventional belief from the Beautiful Outlaw. Click HERE to sign up.
Next Everyman Friday Will Be February 3
Everyman Friday is taking a break for January and will have their next meeting on Friday, February 3. Darryl Burton will be our guest. Watch for more information in future newsletters and on Heartland’s Men’s page.
Speaking of breaks, remember that the church building will be closed December 30, so on that one Friday, your Men’s Journey small group will need to temporarily relocate to a nearby coffee shop, breakfast place, etc. We will see you for regular Men’s Journey on Friday, December 23, and then back on Friday, January 6, 2012.
Check out all that is available by going to our men's ministry pages.
Keep up with the latest in Singles Ministry by visiting their pages.
Couples Home Improvement - January 13th
Start the year off right by joining us for Home Improvement where we’ll be talking money. Come learn not only tips on learning how to communicate about money, but practical ways to get your financial house in order with all the unexpected things life throws at you. Friday, January 13, 7-8:30pm, childcare provided and registration required. Space is limited! Register here today!
Young Couples Lunch - Sunday 1.22
Looking to meet some other young couples at Heartland? Join us for lunch Sunday, January 22 at 12:30pm. Cost is $10 per couple and registration is required so we can plan on food. There will be pizza, salad, dessert, drinks and a whole lot of fun. Click here to reserve your spot!
Couples Community Builder - Friday, 1.27.
You asked for easy and fun ways to meet other Heartland couples so we've answered! Join us for a Couples Community Builder events. These are very simple events where we'll provide the place and you'll provide the community and the fun. No sign up required.
Friday, January 27 @ 7pm
Food, games and fun at the Kampens
Shawnee, KS 66216
For the latest Couples' ministry news, make sure to check out their couples' ministry pages.
Angel Tree and Heartland Hearts
Thank you to the entire church for the generosity you poured out during Angel Tree and Heartland Hearts this Christmas. Our 200 Angel Tree kids from Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence and Kansas City, were blessed. 44 families in our own community were also blessed with Christmas gifts and gifts to bring their families closer together. Thank you for being the hands of Jesus in a very real way this Christmas!
Volunteer Opportunities at the Hope Center
Hope Center volunteer opportunities mentioned by Chris Jehle are listed on the Heartland Missions page. They are currently signed up groups and individuals to bring meals for their interns Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Click HERE to connect to these volunteer opportunities.
Interesting in working with Hispanic or Bhutanese kids?
A new trimester will be starting soon. If you are interested in working with Hispanic or Bhutanese kids or coaching an adult in language learning, there is an informational orientation, Saturday, January 14th from 9am-12:30pm. Our address is 22 S. 18th Street, KC, KS 66102. Click HERE for more information.
Visit the Heartland Missions webpage for the latest updates or join the Missions Friends group to get weekly updates.
New To Heartland?
If you're new to our church family, you may want to consider the following:
Food Pantry Available
Does your family need an assist to help make ends meet? Heartland has an on-site fully stocked food pantry.
If your family is in need of groceries, please contact Heartland Assist at 913.341.5820 ext. 330 and we will do our best to be able to help.
Prayer Requests and Assist Line
To request prayer, you may click here to submit a prayer request or praise report and one of the members of our
Prayer Team will pray for you.
Heartland's Prayer Request Team is receiving many sincere requests for
prayer, and these as these come in they are emailed to our team dedicated
pray-ers. Click here if you would like to join the Prayer Team.
The Assist Line can now be accessed through Heartland's main number (913) 341-5820 ext. 330. We check the line multiple times
daily and you can expect a call-back within 24 hours.