Heartland Community Church

Heartland Community Church eNews

FRIDAY, February 26, 2021


{Leadership Update}

Welcoming Brad Herndon & Family!

We are super excited to announce that Brad Herndon will be joining Heartland’s staff as our Communities and Discipleship Pastor on April 1! We can’t wait for you to meet Brad, his wife Allison and their awesome kids soon! (If you missed the Sunday announcement about this, we invite you to check out this update for more info!)

The search team continues to move forward in the search for our new Leadership and Teaching Pastor. Please continue to be praying for that search, for the search team and for our future pastor! We appreciate your joining us in this process and can’t wait for the forward movement God has prepared for us on the next leg of this journey!


{Counting Down to Easter Together}

Soul Care: Wednesdays at Noon Online

As we prepare for Easter together, Tom Brawner invites you to join us for Soul Care: a walk through of some of the things that are essential to getting and keeping our souls healthy.

Soul Care is happening on Wednesdays between now and Easter, from noon till 1PM on Facebook Live! Know someone who might be interested? Invite them to join you, too!

Missed a previous session of Soul Care? Or want to see it again? Use this link to view our previous Soul Care sessions on YouTube – or you can still access them on our Facebook page, too!

Want to jump in on Soul Care? No advance sign up is needed – just hop on our Facebook page and join us for as much of the lunch hour as you can on Wednesdays between now and Easter!

Not on Facebook? No problem! Watch for uploads of Soul Care each week on our YouTube channel!


The Journey: HCC’s Weekly Study Guide

Want to get a Bible-reading habit started or committing to reading your Bible more during Lent? A great way to get rolling is to use our weekly study guide, The Journey.

Subscribe to receive The Journey, and each Sunday night you’ll receive an email that willinclude a reflection about the Sunday teaching, followed by a Tuesday-Saturday Bible reading plan. Click here to find out more and subscribe!


Good Friday Service Info

We’re offering Good Friday on demand this year!

Join us online anytime on Good Friday (April 2) for a special time of worship and reflection on Jesus’ love for us, demonstrated by his journey to and death on the cross.

This special online only service will be available on our YouTube anytime on Friday, April 2 and it’ll include communion – so we invite you to round up some bread/crackers and some juice/wine and join us in a walk-through of the moments leading up to the very first Easter.


Easter Sunday Service Info

We look forward to celebrating Easter Sunday (April 4) with you, whether you’ll be joining us onsite or online!

Service times for Easter Sunday are:

6:45AM outdoor service in the Backyard (no livestream)

9AM service in the Auditorium and via YouTube livestream

10AM outdoor service in the Backyard (no livestream)

11AM service in the Auditorium and via YouTube livestream

Heartland Kids (birth through 1st Grade) will be offered at the 9AM and 11AM services only.


In order to maintain a safe environment our in-person seating capacity will remain at 35%. Face masks, social distancing and sanitizing requirements will remain in place to provide the safest environment possible for all. We will have seating throughout the facility for various viewing experiences, so there is ample room for anyone who would like to join us! (No advance sign up needed.)


Take the opportunity to invite family and friends from near or far away to join you for Easter! Share this link to our YouTube and plan an Easter watch party! You can greet one another in the live chat feature on YouTube or use Zoom/Facetime or a text group to connect with your people over brunch pre- or post-service.


{Courses & Events}

Women’s Event: IF Gathering 2021

Things fall apart and things shut down, but our God cannot be stopped. His kingdom is coming and “on earth as it is in heaven” starts with us!

Join us (online) for IF:Heartland on March 5 and March 6. You can join us with a small group of women gathered in your home or simply join us individually wherever you are. We’ll be able to connect as IF:Heartland in the event chat to share our "aha"s, post questions and offer prayers.

This year’s theme is“Even if.” Even if the worst happens, we don’t lose hope. Come join us, as we remember that together!

For additional details and to sign up, click here. (Using that link, you will receive $10 off your ticket price of $29.)

Got questions? Email Nanette Haskin.


{Heartland Communities}

Get Connected in a HCC Community

All around the city, you’ll find Heartland Communities: groups of people intent on figuring out how to make space for building relationships to make Jesus first. Communities form around different areas of interest, like serving together around a specific cause, navigating the same season of life, or a heart for the same neighborhood.

Communities eat, pray, share lives, befriend, care, listen and much more. God is changing lives in incredible ways. We love to see transformation happening in our own lives and in others as we connect and do life in community!

Click here to learn about current communities, reach out to a community leader for a visit, or get information on starting your own community.

Questions? Click here to contact Britton Gregory.


{Sunday Services: Onsite and Online}

Join Us on Sundays!

SUNDAYS 9AM & 11AM: Onsite and Online

We are gathering both onsite and online on Sundays at 9 & 11AM!

If you are joining us at Heartland in-person masks are currently required the entire time you are inside the facility. We ask everyone to practice social distancing, wash hands often, and bring your mask. Thanks for helping keep your fellow Heartlanders healthy in these ways!

If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID, or if you’d just prefer to join us virtually, please join us on livestream. (Find the stream by searching @hccks on YouTube.)


Sunday Online Hub: Stop In & Say Hi!


Joining us online? Pop in (after either Sunday morning service) to our virtual hub to say hi, ask questions and see some friendly faces!

To access the virtual hub, go to bit.ly/virtualHUB, or just click here after the 9 or the 11.


{Heartland Kids}

Kids’ Baptism & Dedication

Hey, parents of little ones! Heartland Kids will be having a Kids Baptism and Dedication on Saturday, April 10. Services are at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 in the Backyard (behind The Dock). Space is limited to 5 families per service.  

Want to have your little one baptized or dedicated? Please register for your preferred service time via the links below!

– 9:30 service – register here

– 10:30 service – register here

– 11:30 service – register here

Questions? click here to email Erin Toothaker


Heartland Kids: Onsite and Online!

Heartland Kids is meeting in person at 9AM & 11AM on Sundays, and we’re excited to welcome you back onsite if you’re ready!

Not ready? Don’t worry! We will continue to offer Heartland Kids videos and downloads on our website, too! And please follow us on Instagram (here) for fun ideas, learning opportunities and relationship builder activities for your family!

If you attend in person, our safety procedures are as follows:

Heartland Kids COVID Safety Protocols

– Checking temperatures of all kids and volunteers prior to them entering our spaces (anyone with a fever over 100 will be asked to worship with us from home)

– Touchless and socially distant drop-off procedures

– Masks will be required for kids ages 3 and older and all volunteers (click here for information about COVID and kids)

– Hand sanitizing upon entering rooms

– Promotion of social distance to the extent possible (primarily with adults and older kids)

– Hand washing/sanitizing throughout services

– Extensive cleaning before, during, and after services

– Limiting kids

Questions? click here to email Liz Meyer, Heartland Kids Director


Online Pre-School Resources

Click here to access our Pre-K resource page, where you’ll find new video content each week that you can use to hold Heartland Kids #churchanywhere in your home. In addition, there are some great guides on how to talk to your kids about times of crisis, emotions and anxious feelings.

Follow us on Instagram for additional resources!


Online Elementary Resources

Click here to access our Elementary resource page, where you’ll find new video content each week that you can use to hold Heartland Kids #churchanywhere in your home. In addition, there are some great guides on how to talk to your kids about times of crisis, emotions and anxious feelings.

Follow us on Instagram for additional resources!


{Middle School and High School}

MOVE: for Middle School Students


At MOVE, students can expect to have fun in a laid-back, leader-guided small group setting. The hour is filled with games, dynamic teaching, activities and a variety of worship experiences aimed at equipping students to live their Jesus-first life!

We are super excited to gather 6 ft away from you on Sundays! We’re taking your student’s safety seriously with the following COVID guidelines.

MASKS: Students will be required to wear masks throughout the night. So please encourage your student to bring their own mask on Wednesdays.

SPACING: Seats will be spaced at least 6ft apart, to insure adequate social distancing

SYMPTOMS/EXPOSURE: We ask that anyone who has been experiencing COVID symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath), or been around anyone recently diagnosed with COVID to please stay home, and check in with your small group leader.

Click here for details on our middle school services and move!


MVMT: for High School Students


At MVMT we believe that God has invited us to join his movement to redeem, restore and transform the world. Join us Wednesday nights 6:30-8:30PM in the Dock for a ton of fun and new friends!

We are taking your student’s safety seriously and are using the following COVID guidelines.

MASKS: Students will be required to wear masks throughout the night. So please encourage your student to bring their own mask on Wednesdays.

SPACING: Seats will be spaced at least 6ft apart, to insure adequate social distancing

SYMPTOMS/EXPOSURE: We ask that anyone who has been experiencing COVID symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath), or been around anyone recently diagnosed with COVID to please join us from afar by watching our livestream available on the Heartland Youtube channel.

Click here for more details on our high school services and MVMT!


{"Arrows Out" Missions Opportunities}

Clothing Drive: Clean Out those Closets!


On Sunday, March 21 we’ll be collecting all sizes of men’s and women’s clothing to support the Adult Residential Center clothing closet and our partnership with our jail and recovery ministries.  (All clothing can be gently used except for underwear and socks.) 

You can donate by bringing your gently used clothing to our building on Sunday, March 21 from 9AM to 1PM. 


Volunteers Needed: Sunday Service Production

Shout out to our amazing Sunday Services Production Team volunteers (the folks who work behind the scenes to bring you in-person and livestream services)! We couldn’t make Sundays happen without you!

We are currently looking for a few more volunteers to join this team. We’ll provide training, encouragement and lots of laughter. Masks are required while serving and our stations are cleaned before each service.

Questions? Want to learn more? Email Nathan Holmes.

Want to volunteer or take a test drive? Click here and select “Production Team” from the team options.

Writers Needed for The Journey

A big thank you to the volunteers who write the weekly reflections for The Journey (Heartland’s own weekly devotional), sharing their experiences of following Jesus to lead us all toward greater encounters with him.

If you’re a writer and Jesus follower and would like to help encourage others in their everyday pursuit of Jesus we’d love to talk to you!

Questions? Want to learn more? Email Lisa Zulke.

Want to volunteer? Click here and select “Journey Writer” from the team options.


Guest Services Needs You!

What a year it has been! As we continue to practice recommended COVID safety measures, we’re looking for folks to join our incredible team of Guest Services volunteers.

There are a variety of opportunities you can choose from, to help make both first-time and returning Heartlanders’ visits to our space enjoyable and safe.

Questions? Want to learn more? Email Jeanine Frost.

Want to volunteer or take a test drive? Click here and select “Guest Services” from the team options.


Harvesters Food Distribution


Heartland Community Church & the Harvesters Community Food Network are distributing food on the third Saturday of every month. Distribution begins at approximately 9 AM in the South Parking Lot. Food will be distributed first-come, first-served to families in need of emergency food assistance. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:30 AM.

If you are interested in learning more about how to serve at our Harvesters food distribution, click here to email Jade Van Slyke.

It is important at this time that you not just show up to volunteer. Due to social distancing and safe handling requirements, we need to plan for and use volunteers widely. Jade can get you signed up and answer any of your questions

For more information on additional Harvesters food distribution sites in our area, click here to visit their site.


Adelante Thrift and Mission Adelante


Got some time and looking for a safe way to socially distance and volunteer? Adelante Thrift (which supports our partner ministry, Mission Adelante) can put you to work! They currently have a big need for help sorting, pricing and hanging up items as well as cleaning in the store. Volunteer by emailing Jessicab@adelantethrift.com.


If you’ve ever considered volunteering in one of Mission Adelante’s programs (Arts Community, Refugee Youth Club, Teens Adelante, Kids Club, Leaders in Training, Leadership Training Project, Adult Citizenship Class or ESL Class) and you would like to see it in action, they would like to invite you to attend one of their observation nights (during the first two weeks of March). Click here for more info and to sign up!


{Thank You for Your Generosity!}

THANK YOU for your generosity, Heartland! So many of you have already set up your regular financial giving via our online portal. The financial stability this provides Heartland is so valuable…especially in times like these! And your gifts are making a difference, from our community here in Olathe to places all around the metro and the world!

– If you haven’t already taken the step of giving regularly and you’d like to, you can click here to set up your secure planned giving online.

– You can also set up recurring giving (or make a one-time gift) using the Heartland app (available here).

– You can give at our building using the green boxes (located throughout the building) or the green mailbox (just outside Heartland’s main entrance).

– You can mail a gift to us at:

Heartland Community Church 
12175 South Strang Line Rd
Olathe, KS 66062

QUESTIONS? Please email Patty Johnson or call Patty at 913.341.5820, ext 103 with any questions on giving.

* Does not include PPP grant fundsfin

Click here for more details on "money stuff" at Heartland.



{Care, Assistance and Information}

Food Pantry

OPEN SUNDAYS 10:30-11:00 AM

Need help to make ends meet? Our onsite, fully stocked food pantry is open on Sundays from 10:30-11:00 AM. 

Our team practices safe social distancing and will place the food in the trunk of your car when you drive up to the south side of the building (look for the "Pick Up Here" sign).


Can We Help?

Going through something our Care ministry can help you with? Let us know by calling our Care Line (913.341.5820 ext 330) or emailing us at care@heartlandchurch.org. You can expect a connection within 24 hours.


Can We Pray for You?

To send us a prayer request, click here and our
Prayer Team will pray for you! If you’d like, you can use that same link to let us know you’d like a member of our Prayer Team to give you a call and pray with you via phone.


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Heartland Office Hours

Heartland offices are closed until further notice, based on the current Johnson County and State of Kansas rulings. But you can still reach us at info@heartlandchurch.org, or leave us a message at 913.341.5820, ext. 370 and we’ll get back to you, if needed!