Heartland Community Church


Heartland Community Church eNews

Sunday, NOVEMBER 22, 2020

 

{Thank You! And Year End Giving}

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THANK YOU Heartlanders, for the ways you continue to live and give so generously, trusting God for provision and sharing of your finances, your time and your talents, even in the midst of these difficult times!

As we near the end of 2020, we invite you to prayerfully consider making a year end gift, to help Heartland finish this year strong and make some exciting advances as we move into 2021. (Click here or on the image above for a quick video update on what’s ahead!)

To make a year end gift above your regular giving, you can click here to reach the secure giving portal and select "Year End Project" as the designation of your online gift. Or, if giving a check, stock or cash gift, please note you’d like it designated as a "Year End Project" gift.

Many of you have already set up your regular financial giving via our online portal. THANK YOU! The financial stability this provides Heartland is so valuable!
If you haven’t yet taken the step of giving that way, you can set that up at this time by clicking here to establish your secure planned giving.

The Heartland app (available here) is another simple, straightforward, secure way to open our online giving portal. Or you can of course give when onsite using the green boxes (throughout our building) or by mail 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.

 

 

{Pastor Search}

We are in the middle of our search process for our new Leadership and Teaching Pastor. Our search partner, Slingshot Group, has provided us several pre-vetted, well qualified prospects and our Heartland search team is diligently reviewing, praying and processing their applications. (If you’ve not seen it already, you can follow this link to read the job posting.)

Please join us in praying for the search, the search team and for our future pastor! And thank you for linking arms with us and going all in on the new thing that God is doing in and through us as a people. We can’t wait for the forward movement God has prepared for us on the next leg of this journey!

 

{Are you ALL IN?}

As we wrapped up the recent "New Thing" series, we rolled out a super fresh, super fun Heartland window sticker. You guessed it–it is LIME GREEN!

If you’re joining us in declaring that you are ALL IN, we would LOVE to drop one in the mail to you. Just click here, and we will get it on its way!

Why do I need a LIME GREEN sticker, you ask? Well, we believe God is doing a new thing (as you’ve heard!), and new things contain new life. And new life is often symbolized in green. These stickers will be visible all over town, helping you and I greet Heartlander’s wherever we go!

 

{Heartland Communities}

Step in to a Community

Across our city, we meet as Communities, groups of 15-30 people who are working out what it means to make space for building relationships to make Jesus first. Our communities meet around different areas of interest. Like a cause, where we serve together. Or a lifestage, passion, neighborhood where we gather together. We eat, pray, share our lives, befriend, care, listen, and much more. God is changing lives in incredible ways. We love to see transformation happen in our own lives and in others as we connect and do life around Kansas City.

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

Questions? Click here to contact Britton Gregory.

 

{Christmas: Gifts from the Heart}

Would you join us in sharing the joy of Christmas and God’s love by providing gifts for families in need?

Gifts from the Heart is our Christmas outreach – part of Heartland for over 20 years! We are connecting "arrows out" with families through our Olathe schools, prison ministry, foster care and friends and neighbors in our own community that are having a challenging year.

Click here to watch a brief update video about the changes to our 2020 gift process.

Then follow this link to choose a gift or gifts that you can sponsor, or to make a donation toward the purchase of gifts.

If shopping is not your thing, this year we are able to take financial donations (in increments of $25) directly through our Gifts from the Heart form. These donations will be gathered in a new Gifts from the Heart Fund, and we will take care of the shopping for you.

All gifts need to arrive by December 10 at Heartland, unwrapped. Families will be giving wrapping supplies to wrap their own gifts. (If you are not ready to return to the building, any gifts can be shipped directly to Heartland at 12175 Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS 66062.)

If you need help providing gifts to your children this Christmas, please reach out to our team at 913.341.5820 ext 377. A member of our team will be in touch to gather the details.

Thank you so much for being "arrows out" and showing incredible generosity toward our community in need each and every season!

 

{Sunday Services: Onsite and Online}

SUNDAYS 9AM & 11AM: Onsite and Online

Spread the word, Heartland! We are gathering both onsite and online at 9 and 11 AM!

If you are joining us at Heartland in-person please know that 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. If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID, please join us on livestream.

Keep up with the latest updates via the Heartland app, website, Facebook, Instagram, and weekly enews.

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– Questions? Email us here and we will respond as soon as possible.

– Visit our website here for additional links and information.

 

Sunday Virtual Hub: Questions, Conversation, Encouragement

SUNDAYS, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE 9AM & 11AM SERVICES

Joining us online and new to Heartland? Looking for a friendly conversation? Pop in (after either Sunday morning service) to our virtual hub to ask questions and meet some friendly faces!

You can locate us every week at bit.ly/virtualHUB, or just click here after the 9 or the 11.

 

{Heartland Kids}

Christmas Sing-A-Long

Join us for a (socially distanced) Heartland Kids Christmas sing-a-long in the Heartland back parking lot from 6:30-7:30PM on Friday, December 4. This event will include hot chocolate, gift bags with goodies, a fun family Christmas photo op and a map of other Christmas activities to make it a night! Fa la la la la!

 

Heartland Kids: Onsite and Online!

Hey, friends! 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. We 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!

 

Online Elementary Resources

Click here to access our Elementary resource page. We 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!

 

{Middle School and High School}

MOVE: for Middle School Students

SUNDAYS at 9AM & 11AM

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

WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM

Join MVMT Wednesday nights in The Dock for in person services with worship, teaching and small groups. 

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}

Harvesters Food Distribution

THIRD SATURDAY 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.

 

Mission Adelante and Adelante Thrift

ADELANTE THRIFT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a safe way to socially distance and volunteer? Bring a friend and come join us at Adelante Thrift, where the proceeds benefit our work at Mission Adelante. We need help sorting, pricing and hanging up items as well as cleaning in the store.   

Volunteer by emailing Jessicab@adelantethrift.com.

 

{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).

 

Need 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!

 

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 a message at 913.341.5820, ext. 370 and we’ll get back to you, if needed!