Heartland Community Church

Heartland Community Church eNews

thursday, JULY 29, 2021


{This Sunday}

Kicking Off the "Ancient Paths" Series

SUNDAYS 9AM & 11AM: Onsite and Online

Jesus offers us a relationship with him. But relationships get hard and sometimes we get…stuck. Whether it’s learning the ropes of this relationship, finding the time or going deeper, we can find we’ve stopped moving forward. Sometimes what’s worked in the past doesn’t work as well as it used to, so we try harder, get tired and eventually give up.

Fortunately, Jesus doesn’t leave us on our own to figure it out. In fact, during his time on earth he showed us ways we can do this.

Our "Ancient Paths" series is an exploration of some key “practices” of a life with Jesus. We’ll be learning from him the rhythms we can work into our days/weeks to experience more of God’s presence. Whether it’s reading the Bible, praying or even resting, we’ll learn how these things can bring life and growth to our relationship with God. 

Join us this weekend at 9 and 11AM as we kick off this series, focused on how to move forward in the most important relationship we have.

You can find us online via our YouTube Livestream.


Join us each Wednesday, 12-12:30 for a Facebook Live interview called "Practicing the Path" that explores ancient path taught that week. Brad Herndon, Communities and Discipleship Pastor and a special guest will discuss ways that we can explore that week’s ancient path from a fresh perspective. Simply like/follow us on Facebook HERE, and our LIVE feeds will appear in your timeline. We will also post the video content on-demand later that day.


The Journey: HCC’s Weekly Study Guide

Interested in continuing your Sunday encounter with Jesus throughout the week? 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!


{Upcoming Events}

Neighborhood Back-to-school Prayer Walk


Save the date and join us Wednesday night, August 11 at 5:30 PM for a neighborhood prayer walk at various locations. Staff and elders will lead the meet-ups and share prayer cards…join us and pray with your people, pray with a small group, pray in silence or pray out loud.

Current Prayer Walk locations include:

-Olathe East HS

-Washington Elementary/Santa Fe Trail

-Overland Trail Middle School/Elementary

-Shawnee Mission East HS

-Shawnee Mission Northwest HS

-Crestview Elementary

-Rising Star Elementary

-Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary

-Gardner-Edgerton HS

While we are not able to be present at every school, we will pray for the schools nearby, home school families, and the schools represented in the circle up at each location. We will pray on behalf of students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches, support staff, mentors, the neighbors, home school families in the area and the feeder schools to/from that location.

Bring the kids, family, strollers, scooters and meet up with other Heartlanders in your area/neighborhood as we pray for encouragement, protection and incredible fun and growth for all this school year.

Questions? Email lisaz@heartlandchurch.org.


School Supply and Backpack Drive EXTENDED!

We have hit the 250 mark…help us drive toward 500 backpacks!

That’s right, you can now participate in the backpack and school supply drive through August 8! Help outfit kids for the school year ahead by purchasing a backpack and filling it with all the essentials!

Click here for the supply lists, then choose the age group you want to purchase for and go to town! Label your backpack with the age group you chose and drop it off at Heartland in the yellow bins on Sunday, August 1 or August 8!

Thank you to the folks who brought in 250 filled backpacks already, and to the preparation and prayers going into this #arrowsout opportunity.


Food Drive: August 22

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 – Help restock the Heartland Food Pantry

Thank you, Heartlanders, for helping make sure that our Food Pantry is stocked and ready for those who need it! When you donate, you’re helping provide hope and meet the practical needs of folks in our community.

We’re having a food drive on Sunday, August 22. Want to help? CLICK HERE for a quick list of our most needed items. Then just look for the yellow collection bins in the Atrium when you come to Heartland on Sunday, August 22!


Heartland Summer Nights September 15!

JOIN US on SEPTEMBER 15 from 6:00-8:00PM

HCC Summer Nights is September 15 in the Backyard! Mark your calendar and plan to join us from 6:00-8:00PM for a FREE cookout and ice cream.There will be games and activities for all ages and stages of life.

More details coming soon! Bring your lawn chairs and your family or a friend or two. We want to hang out with YOU!


Heartland Baptism Sunday, September 19

Celebrate Jesus’ work transforming lives with us on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 9 and 11AM in services

Join us for baptism on Sunday morning, September 19 in the services. Worship and teaching on the ancient path of baptism and following Jesus with our whole lives will culminate in the celebration of those choosing to be baptized on this day!

If you’re considering getting baptized, we’re so excited for you! In fact, we believe getting baptized to be one of the most important things that you can do in your lifetime. Baptism is essentially 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 you from the inside out. So we’re thrilled to celebrate that with you!

If you’d like to be baptized, please email Britton at brittong@heartlandchurch.org.


{Heartland Kids}

Save The Date: Kids Dedication & Baptism

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

At Heartland, we believe that parents are the primary faith shapers for their children and the church comes along side to help. Our Kids Dedication and Baptism is a beautiful opportunity for parents and the Heartland community to make that declaration together.

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!

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}

MOVE: for Middle School Students


At MOVE, 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!

TUESDAY NIGHTS from 6:30-8:00PM

Middle Schoolers – we want to hang out with you this summer! Join us every Tuesday night in the Backyard at Heartland from 6:30 – 8:00PM as we meetup, have fun, and grow in community together!

Click here for details on our middle school services and MOVE!  


MVMT: for High School Students


MVMT is gathering on Wednesday nights this summer! Follow us @mvmtkc on Instagram for updates on all the MVMT summer fun!

Click here for more details on our high school services and MVMT!


{Volunteer Opportunities}

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Serve opportunity: Sundays from 10:00-11:00AM

We have an opportunity to welcome new families, individuals and communities to jump in and serve in the Food Pantry at Heartland. The serving time for this opportunity is 10:00-11:00 AM on Sundays. We provide emergency food and prayer to those in need in our community. To date in 2021 we have provided 150 boxes of food.

Questions? Email Jade at jadev@heartlandchurch.org

Ready to jump in? Click here to complete the "I Want To Serve" form!


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.


Jump in This Fall at Mission 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 the Leaders-In-Training or Kids Adelante programs! This weekly commitment is a great way to invest in young leaders and kids from our community.

Click here to learn more! 


{Generosity & Giving}

Thank You for Your Generosity!

THANK YOU for your generosity, Heartland! So 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! And your gifts are making a difference, from our community here in Olathe to places all around the metro and the world!

– If you haven’t already taken the step of giving regularly and you’d like to, you can click here to set up your secure planned giving online.

– You can also set up recurring giving (or make a one-time gift) using the Heartland app (available here).

– You can give at our building using the green boxes (located throughout the building) or the green mailbox (just outside Heartland’s main entrance).

– You can mail a gift to us at:

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

QUESTIONS? Please email Patty Johnson at pattyj@heartlandchurch.org 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.


{Care, Assistance and Information}

Food Pantry

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!