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{Happening This Week}

TONIGHT: Come Join in the Fun!


Join us tonight from 6:00-8:00PM in the Backyard for our final "Heartland Summer Nights" of 2021! Come hang out and join in on some fun games and activities.

Dinner and dessert are on us — we’ll be grilling burgers and dogs and providing the chips, drinks and ice cream/popsicles. All you need to bring is a blanket or your lawn chairs and your family or a friend or two. We look forward to hanging out with YOU then!


Sunday Morning: Celebrate Ways Jesus is Transforming Lives

THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) in the 9AM and 11AM Services

Baptism is an outer declaration of an inner transformation — that is to say, it’s a public act which symbolizes how Jesus has, is, and will continue to change people from the inside out. Join us at 9AM or 11AM this Sunday as we celebrate ways this inner transformation has been happening in the lives of some of the folks right here in our midst!

If you’ve been considering getting baptized, it’s not too late to jump in. And we’d be thrilled to celebrate that with you! If decide you’d like to be baptized but haven’t already signed up, please please sign up here and we’ll be in touch with more info!

Questions? Email Britton at brittong@heartlandchurch.org.


Sunday Night: Finding Healing From Grief & Loss

SUNDAY NIGHTS 6-8PM — Not too late to join in!

GriefShare is a 14-week virtual (Zoom) experience designed to help people heal from the grief of the losing a loved one, family member or friend. The course includes video teaching from experts, and people who have experienced grief help frame the group discussion each week. GriefShare offers encouragement, useful advice and hope for the grieving process.

Cost for GriefShare is $15, to cover the cost of the workbook which contains exercises participants can engage with throughout the week.

Our GriefShare group just got underway, but it’s not too late to join! If GriefShare would be helpful to you, please sign up here. (After signing up, you will receive an email with directions on ordering your workbook and accessing videos we’ll be using on the GriefShare website.)


{Ready to Jump In?}

Hey, Frontline Workers & First Responders!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 10:15AM & 12:15PM in the HUB

Are you frontline worker or first responder? If so, please join us for a Meet Up on Sunday, September 26 in the Hub at 10:15AM or 12:15PM. This will be a chance to meet and connect with other Heartlanders like you. No sign up needed!


Want to Try Out a Guided Sabbath Experience?


Join us (via Zoom) for a guided experience of slowing down to spend a morning with Jesus, led by Tom Brawner. We will begin with a virtual meet up, in which we’ll orient ourselves to the practice for the morning. Then you’ll be given 2 hours to move through a series of readings, reflections and noticing exercises on your own…and finally we’ll wrap up our time with a virtual meet up when we’ll share, process and pray.

You choose from Friday, October 1 or Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 am-Noon. (When you sign up, you will be receiving a Day With Jesus kit, so registration deadline is Sunday, September 26.)

Want to join in? Please sign up here by September 26!


{Ways to Take Sunday into Your Week}

Start a Conversation With Friends or Family

Want to get a conversation started after the Sunday services? Try using our weekly Conversation Card! A new one is posted each Sunday and it’ll give you a few questions you can use to process that Sunday’s message with your family or friends.

The image above is of a past Sunday’s card. Watch for this Sunday’s card on the web, in the app or on Instagram or Facebook on Sunday and then use it as you sit down for your Sunday lunch (or anytime later in the week) to talk amongst yourselves!


Join Us on "The Journey"

Just starting on (or returning to) a practice of engaging with the Bible and want some help along the way? Try our weekly study guide, The Journey!

Subscribe to receive The Journey, and each Sunday night you’ll receive an email that will include a reflection about the Sunday teaching, followed by a Tuesday-Saturday Bible reading plan. 

Click here to find out more and subscribe!


Explore "Ancient Paths" on Facebook Live

WEDNESDAYS thru September 29 at 12PM on FACEBOOK LIVE

Got questions or want to dig deeper into the "Ancient Paths" that we’re looking at in the sermons on Sundays during this series? Join us Wednesdays at noon on Facebook Live as we continue the conversation from Sunday! (Access our Facebook page here.)

We have just a couple of episodes of "Practicing the Path" to go: on September 22, we’ll be talking with our volunteer worship leader Anna McCracken and on September 29, we’ll wrap up "Practicing the Path" with Pastor Tom Brawner.

Interested but can’t make it Wednesdays at noon? No problem! The video of our Facebook Live will be available afterward on our YouTube channel.

{Generosity & Giving}

Thank You for Your Generosity!

Did you know that Heartland is essentially a crowdfunded nonprofit? Financial support from folks like you and your fellow Heartlanders is what funds Heartland’s ministries and makes the work happening at Heartland possible! THANK YOU for the amazing faith and generosity you demonstrate with your financial support!

If you’re new or have never started giving but you’d like to, you can click and give online now to be part of what God is doing in and through Heartland. 

Heartland is accredited by the ECFA. For details on our mission and how we handle money, visit our About Us page.

* Does not include PPP grant funds


Share the Warmth: Coat Drive on October 17


Help us share the warmth by bringing new and gently used coats on Sunday, October 17 from 8:00AM-12:30. Coats will benefit our partner schools and other area outreach partners.

All sizes of coats for children through adults are needed. If you can help, please drop off your coats in the yellow bins that you’ll find just inside the front and back doors that morning. Thanks in advance for your help!


Missions Drives in November & December

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for opportunities this Fall and Winter

Love practicing generosity by helping meet physical needs of those in and around our community? Mark your calendars for the Missions drives we have coming up later this fall and winter:

November 7: Diaper Drive drop off (for Foster Families)

November 7, 14 & 21: Thanksgiving Meal Drive

December 5: Gifts from the Heart (Christmas gifts)


Be a Warm Heartland Welcome on Sundays!

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 at jeaninef@heartlandchurch.org.

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


Make an Impact in Kids Adelante

Jump in and make an impact with kids or leaders!

Looking to make an impact this fall? We invite you to consider volunteering with our mission partner Mission Adelante in Kids Adelante! This weekly commitment is a great way to invest in young leaders and kids from our community.

Click here to learn more! 

{Heartland Kids}

Kids Dedication & Baptism

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30AM

Considering getting your child dedicated or baptized? Please visit our kids dedication page to learn more and reserve a spot. Then mark your calendars and invite any family or friends to join you at the celebration service, and join you in supporting your child in the years to come!

Questions? Email Heartland Kids Pastor Michelle Pemberton at michellep@heartlandchurch.org.


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!

At this time, in cooperation with the guidance of our local community leaders, we are requiring masks for K-12 graders and those who serve in kids and student environments onsite.

Not ready to join us onsite again? Don’t worry! We will continue to offer Heartland Kids videos and downloads via the links below:

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 in your home.

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 in your home.

Follow us on Instagram for fun ideas, learning opportunities and relationship builder activities for your family!

Questions?Email Heartland Kids Pastor Michelle Pemberton at michellep@heartlandchurch.org.


{Middle School and High School}

Fall Retreat 2021: Don’t Miss It!

MOVE and MVMT Students – Join us for Fall Retreat!

We’re gathering on and offsite for a jam-packed 2-day Fall Retreat experience on October 8-9 — and you won’t want to miss it!

On Friday night, we’ll kick off at Heartland with dinner, our opening session and an epic game of life-sized Clue! Saturday morning, we’ll resume at Heartland with breakfast, teaching, small groups and lunch in the backyard — and then we’ll head offsite in the afternoon for a little friendly competition with a small group park challenge. The retreat concludes Saturday night at Heartland with a cookout, final worship session and fun games and inflatables!

Check out the details, read up on the FAQs and sign up for the retreat here!


MOVE: for Middle School Students


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

In addition to our Sunday get-togethers, MOVE also has some fun opportunities ahead this fall. Save the date for these!

September 17: Nothing But Net

October 8-9: Fall Retreat

November 5: MOVE Fall Fest

December 3: MOVE Christmas Party

At this time, in cooperation with the guidance of our local community leaders, we are requiring masks for K-12 graders and those who serve in kids and student environments onsite.

Click here for more details on our middle school services and MOVE! And follow us @hccks.ms on Instagram for updates on what’s happening with MOVE from week to week!


MVMT: for High School Students

WEDNESDAYS from 6:30-8:30PM

MVMT gathers on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30PM. High School students — Come, be known and build meaningful friendships. And save the date for these special MVMT events ahead!

October 8-9: Fall Retreat

October 13: Worship Night

November 13: Fright Night

December 15: It’s Beginning to look a lot like MVMT Christmas!

At this time, in cooperation with the guidance of our local community leaders, we are requiring masks for K-12 graders and those who serve in kids and student environments onsite.

Click here for more details on our high school services and MVMT! And follow us @mvmtkc on Instagram for updates on what’s happening with MVMT from week to week!


{Care, Assistance and Information}

Need Food Assistance?

OPEN SUNDAYS 10:30-11:00AM

Need help to make ends meet? Our onsite, fully stocked food pantry is open on Sundays from 10:30-11:00AM. Just drive up to the south side of the building (look for the "Pick Up Here" sign) and our team will place the food in the trunk of your car.


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 9AM 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 9:30AM.

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


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. Expect a response 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, 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!