Heartland Community Church


Heartland Community Church eNews

friday, April 3, 2020

 

{virtual services, connections and resources}

a message from our leadership team

Click the above video to catch a brief message of hope and access to Heartland from Jay Cull on behalf of our staff, management team and elders.

Then, join us next Tuesday to start and/or end your day in prayer. We will be led by a team in focused prayer for healthcare providers, first responders, and anyone suffering the impact of COVID-19 right now.

You can join via our Connect Zoom Room on April 7, from 8-9 AM or 5-6 PM. CLICK HERE to access the Connect Zoom Room at these times.

If you have any questions at all in this season, please email us at info@heartlandchurch.org.

 

easter virtual services

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 AND SUNDAY, APRIL 12

Spend Easter with us on YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and the unprecedented access this reality has given us today.

GOOD FRIDAY LIVESTREAM, APRIL 10 @ 7 PM

Join us for a contemplative worship service at 7 PM on Friday, April 10 on YouTube.

CLICK HERE to join the Good Friday Livestream April 10 @ 7 PM

Our team will lead us in worship and through reflections on Jesus’ journey to the cross. We will take communion together, and encourage you to gather your own bread/crackers and grape juice for use at home.

 

EASTER SUNRISE LIVESTREAM, APRIL 12 @ 6:30 AM

Join us for a special acoustic worship service at sunrise. This service will be worship and prayer focused.

CLICK HERE to join the Sunrise Service April 12 @ 6:30 AM

 

EASTER CELEBRATION LIVESTREAM, APRIL 12 @ 9 AM

This year we are joining together in unity as ONE body of believers in ONE service. Now more than ever, the value of seeing one another in one place is invaluable. We invite you to join us for this live experience, to log where you are joining from in the chat room, and say hello to one another! Yes, it is different, but we believe God is present with and among us as we gather online, in our homes, or at our places of work. Join us, and invite friends who may not have access to a church livestream to join as well.

CLICK HERE to join the Easter Celebration April 12 @ 9 AM

We will not hold an 11 AM Live service, but you will be able to access the teachng archive portion of the livestream by 11 AM if you cannot join us at 9 AM.

 

every sunday livestream with us on youtube

SUNDAYS, 9 AM AND 11 AM

Join us Sundays on YouTube at 9 AM and 11 AM for our livestream worship and teaching experience. You can watch on a smart tv, laptop, iPad or phone. Say hello, 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.

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

 

connection zoom room

SUNDAYS AFTER 9 & 11; TUESDAY/THURSDAY, 8 AM & 5 PM

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 at the times posted above.

This coming Tuesday, April 7, we will dedicate the Conect Zoom Room to prayer for our first responders, medical professionals and anyone being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please invite a friend and join us.

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.

As we all adapt to new rhythms of family, work, school and life, we invite you to find a rhythm of connection at Heartland midweek, too. Every Tuesday and Thursday our Online Connection Room via Zoom will be live from 8-8:30 AM and again from 5-5:30 PM

Join us 1-2 times a week for an encouraging word, some friendly faces, and a sense of being with other Heartlanders during the week.

CLICK HERE to join at the times posted above.

 

sunday prayer zoom room

SUNDAYS AFTER 9 & 11

If you’d like prayer, join our prayer team in the online prayer room following the livestream gathering.

CLICK HERE to join after either service.

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. You can do this in advance of Sunday morning as well.

 

 

{care communities}

tuesday night zoom course: emotionally healthy relationships

APRIL 14 – JUNE 2, 8-9:30 PM VIA ZOOM

Has sheltering-in-place brought an increased sense of loneliness? Or heightened your awareness of some unhealthy relational defaults between you and those you live with? Maybe more than before we are recognizing our need for connection with others and the value of safe, healthy relationships in our life.

Heartland Care will be launching our first ever virtual study to make space for connecting and building relationships. The Emotionally Healthy Relationships (EHR) course will help everyone learn, witness, and practice tools that will impact our relationships today and every day after. Let’s invest wisely in the opportunities this season has to offer by making space in schedules, committing to show up for 8 weeks, and open up to meeting new people and learning tools that will increase the emotional health of all of our relationships. The skills learned in this course will unlock the application of scripture into everyday life, increasing our ability to love God, ourselves, and others well.

Emotionally Healthy Relationships is for everyone. Invite your family and friends to learn alongside you. We’ve heard story after story of relational healing and breakthrough happening between friends, roommates, coworkers, spouses, and just about every relationship dynamic around.

The course will be led via the Zoom app, from 8-9:30 PM. Sessions run weekly, beginning April 14 and wrapping up June 2.

Specific instructions, material and course details will be sent to you upon registering.

CLICK HERE to reserve a spot and receive additional information on accessing this offering.

You will be ordering course books via Amazon. CLICK HERE to order the EHR Participant Pack. Shipping times are running longer than average, please order as soon as you register.

This course is not a substitute for professional counseling. If you’re experiencing extreme relational hardship please contact care@heartlandchurch.org or call our care line at 913-341-5820, x330 and we will help you connect with resources/providers based on your specific needs.

HELPFUL ZOOM TIPS: If you’re unsure about using Zoom, you can visit www.zoom.us/test to see if your device is compatible and learn how to set it up to join us. If you will be joining from a cell phone or tablet, please go to your App Store and download the Zoom app before the class begins. If you are joining us from a laptop or computer, your web browser should open the course link you will receive automatically, but may redirect you to a new window or a download for first time use. You can do this in advance of our first class as well.

 

divorcecare 2020 via zoom

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM Via Zoom

Divorce Care is an ongoing class offering practical information that will help you recover from your separation or divorce. You will receive expert video teaching on divorce and recovery subjects, group discussion on the teaching topics, and an opportunity to continue the processing through daily individual work.

Register for the Divorce Care Class at any time. Class fee is $20/person. 

CLICK HERE to sign up now.

 

griefshare 2020 via zoom

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM Via Zoom

Join us for GriefShare, a 13-week class designed to help people heal from the grief of the death of a loved one, family member or friend. Video teaching from experts and people who have experienced this grief help frame in-class group discussion each week and workbook exercises throughout the week. GriefShare offers encouragement, useful advise and hope for the grieving process.

For more information on GriefShare, please visit griefshare.org.  

Registration for GriefShare is $20/person, and you can join at any time.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.

 

 

{covid-19 serve opportunities}

THIRD SATURDAY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Heartland Community Church & the Harvesters Community Food Network are distributing food the third Saturday of each month, while supplies last. 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.

 

KANSAS CITY CENTRALIZED PPE DRIVE

CLICK HERE to learn more about ways to help get hospital workers the personal protective equipment they need to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have arranged centralized drop off locations for unopened supplies, and will manage delivery of donations to all area hospitals. Most needed at this time are:

  • Gloves: Includes nitrile, latex, rubber
  • Masks: Includes N-95 and surgical
  • PAPR (powered air-purifying respirators)
  • Goggles
  • Face shields
  • Head covers
  • Gowns
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes

Not able to donate any of the above supplies? You can explore their additional links for ways to help during this crisis. Thank you and stay safe!

 

COVID-19 PRAYER GUIDE

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.

 

UPDATES COMING WEEKLY: We are working with our team leaders and mission partners to identify ways to serve that make the greatest impact during this challenging time. Stay tuned to eNews for the latest on opportunities.

 

covid-19 care fund

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.

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.

 

join us for a virtual 6k wherever you are

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 9 AM VIRTUAL RACE

On May 16, our Heartland church family can walk or run World Vision’s Global 6K for Water from our own homes and neighborhoods. No matter where or how we do the 6K, every registration brings clean water to one person in need – giving them access to the clean water to wash thier hands and stay safe. Let’s go the (virtual) distance together.

WHY A VIRTUAL RACE? 
Social gatherings may be postponed, but connectedness is not! This is a perfect opportunity to strengthen relationships, feel and show God’s love, and bring clean water to those in need. Instead of feeling isolated, let’s connect stronger than ever and help make lasting change. 

WHY 6K? 6K is the average distance someone walks to get water in the world and the water isn’t even clean. Right now, 765 million people don’t have access to clean water. Women and children spend 200 million hours everyday walking that 6K for dirty water.

Join with others around the world—right from your own home or neighborhood—to walk or run a 6K. No matter where or how you move your feet—in your house, at a park, or through your neighborhood, you’ll change lives by bringing clean water to those who need it most. 

Every $50 registration fee will provide clean water for one person through World Vision water projects. These projects provide clean water to drink, wash hands, and so much more! Increased impact Even when we can’t gather as a church, we can make a global impact! With World Vision’s Global 6K, we can join thousands virtually, walking or running from our own space to bring clean water to children in need. Now more than ever, clean water is essential to protect vulnerable children and families.

Adults: $50
Children: $25

CLICK HERE to join the Heartland Global 6K team on May 16.

 

 

{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.

 

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.

 

{student resources}

move: middle school students go virtual

While we can’t meet in person, technology offers opportunity for our community to connect and reflect. Tuesday and Thursday, move students will be invited to jump on Zoom for a time of connection and reflection with their peers and small group leaders.

We will hold these gatherings every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon while we are unable to gather at Heartland.
 
5th & 6th graders will join from 3:00-3:30 PM – Join us by CLICKING HERE 
 
7th & 8th graders will join from 3:30-4:00 PM – Join us by CLICKING HERE

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.

 

mvmt has gone virtual!

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation. Now more than ever there’s a need for students to connect with God and others. Here’s a few ways you or your high school student can stay connected and grow in this season of new normals.

 

MVMT Live Stream – Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

You’ve got plans! Join us online every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM for our weekly gathering. We’ll be live streaming our weekly service on a new platform that allows us to engage in worship, teaching, chat, and prayer.

• Join us for our weekly service by clicking HERE

Immediately following the service we’ll hop online face-to-face via Zoom for our weekly small groups. Here students will be invited to breakout rooms with their small group and small group leader to unpack the message, check in, and connect.

• Join us for small groups after the service by clicking HERE

 

MVMT Daily Word – Weekdays at 10:00 AM

While the emergence of COVID-19 has disrupted so many of our routines, it’s also created space for some new rhythms. Connect with other students via Zoom weekdays at 10 AM as we unpack the daily Bible reading using SOAP.

• Join us weekdays 10AM by clicking HERE
• The Bible reading plan can be found by clicking HERE

 

 

{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. As 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. This season presents us with 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 this time of insecurity and uncertainty, God-energized generous living and generous giving expresses“hope dealing” in a strong way. Let’s rise-up 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.

finCLICK 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.

 

{assistance and information}

food pantry hours during COVID-19

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 AM & Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM

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 and on Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.

 

prayer requests

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.

 

covid-19 heartland updates

For current information on Heartland’s response to COVID-19, CLICK HERE.