Heartland Community Church


Heartland Community Church eNews

friday, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

 

{video update: the essence of hcc and new thing}

Update Video September 18

Friends, we are so thankful for your emails and notes and words of encouragement as we embark on "New Thing: A Heartland Manifesto". We are excited and hopeful in all that God is doing around here!

Click on the short video above, capturing the essence of Heartland through the years. Then join us this Sunday for part 2 of "New Thing". We are online and onsite, with Heartland Kids and middle school services offered at 9 and 11. Masks and social distancing required.
Join us online Sundays, 9 and 11 AM on YouTube HERE.

Or join us onsite, 9 and 11 AM at 12175 Strang Line Rd, Olathe. See you soon!

 

{fall 2020 communities and courses}

check out our heartland communties

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.

 

online course: emotionally healthy spirituality

September 22 – November 17, 8-9:30 PM on Zoom

In the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course you will explore eight biblical themes that will move you to be deeply changed by Jesus and have a powerful, long-term impact on the world around you. This is a Zoom class, September 22-November 17 from 8:00-9:30 PM.

Learn how to apply Scripture deeply beneath the surface of your life:

  • Know Yourself That You May Know God
  • Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief and Loss
  • Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath
  • Grow Into an Emotionally Healthy Adult

You will also learn to develop a Sabbath rhythm – a counter-cultural practice that goes against the grain of our 24/7, fast-paced culture.

Don’t miss this powerful 8-week journey that will forever change the way you love God, yourself and others!

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

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot in our online course.

You will be ordering course books via Amazon. CLICK HERE to order the EHS Participant Pack.

 

online course: divorcecare

Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM Via Zoom

DivorceCare is a course 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 that begins Tuesday, September 22. We will meet 6:30-8 PM via Zoom video call. You will receive the Zoom video link after registration.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.

 

in-person community: alcoholics anonymous

Tuesdays, 7-8 PM in the Garage at Heartland

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Feel free to contact Denny Normile, or just show up on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the Garage.

 

{mantime retreat}

CLICK HERE to watch our preview video!

ManTime 2020 men’s retreat is back!  Join us  October 3-4 at Thriving Oaks (Pomona, KS) for a night around the campfire. Enjoy ManTime’s own water flugtag event, fishing, great food, hiking, incredible speakers, fellowship, and an unplugged worship experience. 

Waiver forms are required for this event. If you have already completed the Heartland waiver form this year, you will not need to fill out another. The waiver will be available via link on your confirmation page and you will receive an email with additional information.  

Thriving Oaks, 2530 Delaware Rd, Pomona, KS 66076

ManTime runs from Noon on Saturday to Noon on Sunday. You are welcome to show up as early as 10:30 on Saturday. Lunch and dinner will be provided as well as the epic ManTime Breakfast on Sunday morning.

Registration is due on or before September 25, 2020. CLICK HERE to sign up now.

 

{heartland sundays onsite and online}

9 and 11 AM BOTH Onsite and Online Services

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

We can’t wait to host both gatherings on Sundays . . . seeing those who are ready in-person, while connecting with those of us who will continue to join livestream, chat and Zoom connect rooms!

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.

We can’t wait to be with you in this Sunday at 9 and 11 AM!

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Questions? CLICK HERE to email us and we will respond as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE to visit our website for additional links and information.

 

sunday connection zoom room

SUNDAYS, AFTER 9 & 11

Join with Heartlanders everywhere in our Connection Zoom Room. This 30 minute gathering is an opportunity for those who’ve watched the livestream to connect LIVE through Zoom. New to Heartland? Meet some of our staff and fellow attenders, and get your questions answered!

CLICK HERE to join following Sunday services.

 

{heartland anywhere}

We want to point out a new resource being offered weekly as part of our Heartland Anywhere initiative. If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably noticed a conversation card posted on Sundays. This handy tool will allow you as a family to discuss the Sunday teaching and how you might apply your learnings throughout the coming week.

You can also use the conversation card below to connect with Heartlanders in your area, or with your community group to do the same. Here is a sample card from today, followed by a few additional tips to live out #HeartlandAnywhere!

Be a Good Neighbor – for a great resource from The Art of Neighboring, CLICK HERE and access their toolkit.

Regularly pray for your Neighbors – Your “neighbors” are anyone you find near you, or who is important to you!  For a great resource to pray for your actual physical neighbors through Bless Every Home, CLICK HERE.

Plan a Social Gathering @ your Home or in your Neighborhood – This is a great time to gather people together (minding social distancing guidelines and CDC recommended health and hygiene habits, of course) at your home or in your neighborhood. We know Heartlanders are great at gathering people. To refresh your current understanding of our local gathering and health guildelines, CLICK HERE.

 

 

{heartland kids}

dedication and baptism service for families

October 18, 3:30 and 4:30 PM, SPACE LIMITED

Heartland Kids Dedication and Baptism will be offered on Sunday, October 18 at 3:30 and 4:30 PM. Space is limited to four families per service. Services will be held in the backyard behind the Dock. 

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.

 

family bingo night outdoors!

Friday, October 2, 5:30-6:30 PM in the Back Parking Lot

Pack a picnic dinner, blanket or chairs, and join us in the back (family entrance) parking lot for fun family competition and an opportunity to see your Heartland friends. We can’t wait to see who is the most competitive person in your family! If it rains, the event will be cancelled. 

 

heartland kids is open!

Sundays 9 and 11 AM

Hey, friends! We are excited to welcome you back in person starting at 9 and 11 AM. We will continue to offer Heartland Kids videos and downloads on our website, too.

Please follow us on Instagram (CLICK HERE) for fun ideas, learning opportunities and relationship builder activities for your family!

If you attend in person, here are our safety procedures. Questions? CLICK HERE to email Liz Meyer, Heartland Kids Director.

COVID Safety Protocols

Please note the following new protocols we will be putting into place when we reopen Heartland Kids:

  • 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 (numbers will be provided at a later date)

 

online 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. Follow us on Instagram HERE!

 

online 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.

Follow us on Instagram HERE!

 

 

{middle school and high school}

move: middle school students

move Services Sundays at 9 and 11 AM

We are super excited to gather 6 ft away from you this Sunday! With the return to our weekly gatherings, we wanted you to know that we’re doing so because we believe we can do so safely and are 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: high school students

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM on The Dock

Join MVMT Wednesday nights on The Dock! We’ll be returning to our normal in person services with worship, teaching and small groups. And to kick things off, we’ll have a 60ft slip-n-slide off the big hill behind the church! 

With the return to our weekly gatherings, we wanted you to know that we’re doing so because we believe we can do so safely and are 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 join us from afar by watching our livestream available on the Heartland Youtube channel.

CLICK HERE for details on our high school services and MVMT!

move and MVMT student fall retreat!

September 25-26, across the KC Metro Area!

This year, our Fall Retreat is spreading all across the city, as students gather in host homes for a jam packed 2-day retreat experience unlike any other.

Friday night students start scattered in host homes for session one, small group time and tie-dye, then gather together at the church for an EPIC 143’ glo in the dark obstacle course.

Saturday morning students begin session two in host homes with their small group before heading out in the afternoon for a citywide scavenger hunt. The retreat concludes Saturday night with all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes Pancakes and an outdoor worship and teaching experience under the stars.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register!

 

 

{arrows out missions opportunities}

harvesters food distribution

SEPTEMBER 19 HARVESTERS FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Heartland Community Church & the Harvesters Community Food Network are distributing food on September 19. 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.

 

{financial update}

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.

* Does not include PPP grant fundsfin

CLICK 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.

 

{care, assistance and information}

food pantry hours

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 AM

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. 

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.

 

we want to pray for you

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.