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Give a Gift from the Heart


Gifts from the Heart is Heartland’s ministry providing Christmas gifts for children and families in need in our community and our surrounding neighborhood — and our team of Gifts from the Heart "elves" want to enlist YOU!

Want to give a gift or two, to help make someone’s Christmas merry? Here’s how to help!

– If you’ll be onsite this Sunday (December 5) for one of the services, you can just come to the tree in the Atrium to select gift tags that morning. The Gifts from the Heart team can help you with next steps from there!

– If you won’t be onsite this Sunday, or if you just can’t wait to get started, click here for details on ways you can help!

All gifts should be purchased and delivered to Heartland by Sunday, December 12.


Join Us TONIGHT on Facebook Live!


Want to make space for reflection and a deeper look at the themes from our "Prepare Him Room" sermon series, leading up to Christmas? Please join Brad Herndon for Practicing Advent — Wednesday nights at 8PM on Facebook live.

Follow @hccks on Facebook to receive notifications when we go live each week!


Let’s Talk Christmas!

On Fridays in December, we’re talking Christmas — and we want to hear from you!

Watch Heartland’s Facebook or Instagram each Friday for a fun sharing question — then discuss with your family/friends, and share your answers with us, too!

This week, we’ll be asking: What’s your Christmas ornament story?

So please share a pic and tell us about a memory or story that’s tied to one of the ornaments on your Chrismas tree. Tag us @hccks or use #hcckschristmas to loop us in!


Help HCC Get Decked Out For Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — but we’ve saved room on the tree for an ornament from YOU!

We’ve started decorating for Christmas…but we’re saving space on our onstage trees for an ornament from any Heartland family member who’d like to donate one, so (like maybe your tree at home does) this year’s HCC trees can represent all of us in the Heartland family!

Please bring in an ornament that you want to donate or put the kids (or yourself) to work crafting some homemade ornaments to bring in!

– If you’ll be onsite on Sunday, December 5 or Sunday, December 12 just look for Jen Agena in her Santa hat in the Hub and drop your ornament off with her!

– If you won’t be onsite (or if you have a special ornament that represents you but that you don’t want to give away), you can participate by emailing a photo of your ornament to Jen at jena@heartlandchurch.org by December 12, and she’ll take care of creating a paper verison of your ornament for the tree!


December 3: Middle School Christmas Party


Hey 5th-8th grade students! You’re invited to rock around the Christmas tree at our annual MOVE Christmas Party! It’s happening on Friday, December 3 from 6:30–8:00PM in the Dock. We’re pulling out all the stops and Buddy the Elf will be proud! "The best way to spread Christmas cheer…"

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


December 10: Let’s Be Jolly!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 from 6:30-8:00PM

Hey Heartland families! You’re invited to join Heartland Kids in the Backyard/Parking Lot for a Parking Lot Sing-A-Long! Join us for Christmas carols, hot chocolate, Christmas ornament making and a photo op.

No sign up needed — just come ready for some holiday cheer!


December 15: High School Christmas Party


High School students! You’re invited to join us for It’s Beginning to look a lot like MVMT Christmas — our MVMT Christmas party! We will break out some tasty Christmas treats, partake in some crazy Christmas traditions and give away some unforgettable prizes. Be there — and bring a friend!

(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!


{Join us for Christmas and Beyond}

Friday, December 24: Celebrate Christmas With Us


Celebrate Christmas with us at our 2021 Christmas services — Friday, December 24 at 3PM, 5PM or 11PM onsite or online. Get all the details here and join us on the 24th!


Sunday, December 26: Sunday Service On Demand

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 — YOU pick the service time!

Round up your family/friends and join us on Sunday, December 26 for a special time of worship and teaching, focused on crossing the threshold into a new year.

This special online-only service will be available on our Facebook or YouTube channels ANYTIME after midnight on Sunday, December 26 for your viewing convenience.


Sunday, January 2: Food Packing Event

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 — Shift Times & Sign Up Coming Soon

Instead of our normal services, on Sunday, January 2 we’ll be serving together by packing meals for people in need of emergency aid. Bring the family, your friends, your coworkers or your neighbors and jump in on this fun opportunity to serve together in the Heartland Atrium.

More details coming soon!


{Generosity & Serving Opportunities}

Help out with Harvesters Food Distribution


Heartland Community Church & the Harvesters Community Food Network are distributing food at Heartland on the third Saturday of every month — and YOU can help! This is a fun serve opportunity for families or groups to do together.

Interested in helping? Get the details and sign up here!


Considering Giving?

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 to give online now to be part of what God is doing in and through Heartland. 

Considering giving a year end gift? Your final chances to give in 2021 are as follows:

– in the offering boxes at our services on December 24

– via snail mail, postmarked December 31

online or via the app by 11:59pm on December 31

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

* Does not include PPP grant funds


{Care, Assistance & Information}

Need Food Assistance?


Need help to make ends meet? Heartland’s own 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.

Also, we team up with the Harvesters Community Food Network to distribute food in the Heartland parking lot on the third Saturday of each month. Distribution begins at approximately 9AM in our south parking lot, and distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis for families in need of emergency food assistance. If you’ll be coming for food, please plan to arrive no later than 9:30AM so we can help you!

(Harvesters regularly hosts additional food distribution events at other locations all around the KC area as well. For info on food distribution events happening at other locations, click here and visit the Harvesters website.)


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 48 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!