Heartland Community Church


Heartland Community Church eNews

friday, July 3, 2020

 

{heartland in-person paused – stay tuned}

Hey Heartland! In this extended season of rapid, discontinuous change we are making every effort to honor what’s best as we wrestle with difficult choices in search of God’s wisdom and path forward. In light of the very recent and rapid rise of COVID cases and hospitalizations in our area, we’ve decided to pause on our re-gathering plan for in-person worship services until further notice. 

Please take a look at this video update from our leadership team, staff and elders. It contains a few vital leadership updates that represent some of our immediate and focused initiatives in this extended season of very difficult decisions and determined efforts.

Thanks for your faithful, diligent, hopeful and expectant prayers for God’s generous provisions now and going forward. Keep pursuing that Jesus first life as your most important relationship, influence and source of strength in all aspects of your life. More to come as details come together . . . here you go!

Above all, we remain focused on our mission which can’t be paused, of making space to build relationships that put Jesus first. Join us!

Stay informed through the Heartland app, website, Facebook, Instagram, and weekly enews. You can download the app HERE. Follow us on Facebook HERE. Follow us on Instagram HERE. Subscribe to the eNews HERE.

Questions? CLICK HERE to email us and we will respond as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE to visit our website for additional links and information.

 

{virtual services, connections and resources}

livestream with us on youtube sunday

SUNDAYS, 9 AM AND 11 AM

Join us Sundays on YouTube at 9 AM and 11 AM for our livestream worship and teaching experience. Say hello and share a celebration or a prayer in the open chat room. Our moderators will be there to assist you with Heartland questions, to pray, and to engage.

CLICK HERE to reach our YouTube channel. You can subscribe, and even set reminders for the upcoming livestream services. An archive of each message is also available after 1 PM on Sunday.

Share a picture of your experience of Heartland-at-home on our Facebook or Instagram feed. Just use #churchanywhere and tag us @hccks!

Watch the video below to learn more about Revolutionaryand these great resources from Discipleship Pastor, Seth Davidson.

CLICK HERE to visit our Heartland Anywhere resource page!

 

connection zoom room

SUNDAYS, AFTER 9 & 11

Join with Heartlanders everywhere in our Online Connection Zoom Room. This 30 minute gathering is an opportunity for those who’ve watched the livestream to connect LIVE through Zoom. We will set up a share question, then breakout into smaller groups of 5-6 for discussion and prayer.

CLICK HERE to join following Sunday services.

TUESDAYS, 8-9 AM

Every Tuesday at 8 AM we will dedicate the Conect Zoom Room to prayer for anyone struggling with fear, loss, anxiety or lonliness. Everyone is welcome in this space.

CLICK HERE to join us on Tuesdays.

HELPFUL ZOOM TIPS: If you will be joining from a cell phone or tablet, please go to your App Store and download the Zoom app before Sunday morning. If you are joining us from a laptop or computer, your web browser should open the link automatically, but may redirect you to a new window or a download for first time use.

 

heartland anywhere

We want to point out a new resource being offered weekly as part of our Heartland Anywhere initiative. If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably noticed a conversation card posted on Sundays. This handy tool will allow you as a family to discuss the Sunday teaching and how you might apply your learnings throughout the coming week.

You can also use the conversation card to connect with Heartlanders in your area, or with your community group to do the same. Here is a sample card from today, followed by a few additional tips to live out Heartland@Home!

 

Be a Good Neighbor – for a great resource from The Art of Neighboring, CLICK HERE and access their toolkit.

Regularly pray for your Neighbors – Your “neighbors” are anyone you find near you, or who is important to you!  For a great resource to pray for your actual physical neighbors through Bless Every Home, CLICK HERE.

Plan a Social Gathering @ your Home or in your Neighborhood – This is a great time to gather people together (minding social distancing guidelines and CDC recommended health and hygiene habits, of course) at your home or in your neighborhood. We know Heartlanders are great at gathering people. To refresh your current understanding of our local gathering and health guildelines, CLICK HERE.

 

{arrows out missions opportunities}

team world vision: join our running team!

4,620. That’s the number of people who now have clean, safe water because of this team over the past two year! 4,620!!! 

We are running again with Team World Vision to help provide life-changing clean water to children and communities in developing countries. But this is not just for runners. If you have ever wanted to do something about global poverty, say YES. You can do this.

Every $50 you raise will change the life of one person with clean water. Every mile you run will change you physically, mental, and spiritually. This isn’t an easy journey, but YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Team World Vision provides everything you need to cross the finish line: training plans, weekly email encouragement, fundraising guides and incentives, and an incredible race weekend experience.

In Africa, there is a saying: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Join us and let’s go farther together! 

For more information and for questions contact Todd Johnson HERE.

CLICK HERE for the video invite.

CLICK HERE for the  link to the TWV website.

At this time, the Kansas City Marathon is scheduled to be run on October 17, 2020. For more information, and to stay updated on the race plans related to COVID, CLICK HERE.

 

harvesters food distribution

JULY 18 HARVESTERS FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Heartland Community Church & the Harvesters Community Food Network are distributing food on July 18. 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 Amy Wright.

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. Amy 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.

 

mission southside volunteer and donation needs

Volunteers are needed to help at Mission Southside for immediate needs.

CLICK HERE to sign up and help sort and prepare donated food items for distribution.

CLICK HERE to learn more about donating materials for their summer Bible Story Kits.

If you would like to learn more about Mission Southside and how your family could serve our community through them, CLICK HERE.

 

mission adelante serve opportunities

ADELANTE THRIFT ACCEPTING DROP OFF DONATIONS

Decluttering your house? Consider donating your items to Adelante Thrift! Sort, label, and drop off your donations Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM! Your donations help the store provide jobs to local families, and offer access to shopping in the local community.

They are located just a short drive north on 635 at 3720 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102.

 

LEADERS IN TRAINING PROGRAM NEEDS HEALTHY SNACKS

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 contact Megan Fountain if you are interested.

 

 

{covid-19: how to help}

You can now direct a specific gift to our designated COVID-19 Care Fund. These resources will enable us to provide assistance to increased numbers of people financially suffering or in need of food due to the impact of COVID-19.

All gifts are used as restricted. However, in the event that the COVID-19 Care Fund becomes overfunded, the funds will be used for our Food Pantry or Compassion Funds to help those in need.

You can give directly through this fund by CLICKING HERE. Select the COVID-19 Care Fund in the drop down box and enter your gift amount. Thank you in advance for helping us assist our community and our city.

 

covid-19 prayer guide download

One of the greatest ways we can give back right now is through prayer. Please pray for healthcare providers and first responders, protection of the spread of corona virus, and comfort for the sick and grieving.

CLICK HERE to access a specific prayer list on COVID-19 from 24/7 Prayer.

 

{kids’ resources}

pre-school resources

Our Heartland Kids team is working hard to get curriculum resources in your hands!

CLICK HERE to access our Pre-K resource page. We will upload 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 HERE!

 

elementary resources

Our Heartland Kids team is working hard to get curriculum resources in your hands!

CLICK HERE to access our Elementary resource page. We will upload 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 HERE!

 

{student resources}

move: middle school students re-gather

move services will launch August 9 at 9 and 11 AM. 

move students are encouraged to engage in worship with their families on Sunday mornings at 9 or 11 AM via the Heartland livestream. Check Instagram (@hccks.ms) or your email for discussion prompts to have meaningful conversation after the message concludes.

move will be meeting on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30 through June/July. To keep group sizes small, we’ll be splitting up grade levels for the month of June.

Locations are TBA. Combination of public parks, leader backyards, and Heartland. 

The best way to stay up-to-date is through our enewsletter, Instagram, and text alerts.

July 26 and August 2 move will host an “Open House” after both services for returning and new move families to come check ou our space and meet coaches/small group leaders.

 

mvmt summer info

Heartland’s LTP interns will be planning COVID-conscious events week by week this summer, so be sure to follow us on Instagram AND sign up for our text alerts HERE.

Drive in movie nights, guys and girls nights, and bonfires to name a few. Hang with all your favorite people Wednesday nights! With the ever changing nature of COVID regulations, we’ll be planning these events week to week, so be sure to follow us on Instagram and sign up for text alerts to stay in the know!

8/9 Parent Q/A Brunch (12:30 PM in the Garage): We’d love for you and your student to join us for out annual Parent Q/A brunch. Here’ I’ll share a bit more about MVMT, and highlight our upcoming series, and events!

8/12 Fall launch: Every year we go big to kick off a new semester at MVMT. Join us on Wednesday, August 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM as we launch our Fall semester programming and small groups.

 

{financial update}

While dealing with the unique health and lifestyle realities of this COVID-19 threat season, we are also faced with increased financial challenges and opportunities.

At Heartland we continue in our commitment to faithfully meet our daily expenses in support of our staff, facilities, mission partners and day-to-day operations. At the same time, we have been diligently working to reduce spending where possible.

We realize that some in our church community have experienced an income reduction and need to adjust accordingly. For the rest of us, this season presents increased needs to meet and opportunities to seize through our compassion fund and food pantry fund. It is your generous financial giving that makes it possible for Heartland to stay on mission in all of these areas.

Generous giving to our Arrows Out Operating Fund supports staff, facilities and mission partners and is essential to keeping day-to-day operations strong.

Giving to our designated COVID-19 Care Fund will enable us to provide assistance to increased numbers of people financially suffering or in need of food due to the impact of COVID-19. (In the event the Covid-19 Care Fund becomes overfunded, the funds will be used for our Food Pantry or Compassion Funds.)

As we are able, let’s rise together to give, and increase our giving in this season, to the praise of God, to advance His love, to support His church and to care for our community.

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. If you have not yet taken the step of giving via online, please consider doing so at this time. Simply follow this link (GIVE NOW) and you can establish your secure planned giving. You can always give by mail at:

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

Downloading and using the Heartland app – (AVAILABLE HERE) – is a simple, straightforward, secure way to open our online giving portal.

Please call (913.341.5820, ext 103) or email Patty Johnson with any questions on how to give.

* Does not include PPP grant fundsfin

CLICK 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.

 

{care, assistance and information}

food pantry hours during COVID-19

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 AM

Does your family need help to make ends meet? Our onsite, fully stocked food pantry will open on Sundays from 10:30-11:30 AM. 

Our team will be practicing 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 "Pick Up Here" sign).

 

heartland care line

Call our Care Line at 913.341.5820, ext. 330, or email us at care@heartlandchurch.org. You can expect a connection within 24 hours.

 

we want to pray for you

To request prayer, CLICK HERE. Our
Prayer Team will pray for you.

 

heartland office hours

Heartland offices are closed until further notice based on the current Johnson County and State of Kansas rulings.

You can reach us at info@heartlandchurch.org, or leave a message at 913.341.5820, ext. 370 and we will get back to you, if needed.