September 2017 Calendar and Announcements

September Calendar

September 3  Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                          Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                          Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                          Music Sunday Worship Service - 11:00 AM

September 4  Labor Day - office closed

September 6   Service of REST - 6:00 PM
                          Choir practice - 6:30 PM 

September 7   HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

September 10  Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                           Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                           Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                           Anniversary Sunday Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                           Potluck fellowship lunch - 12:00 PM

September 17   Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                           Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                           Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                           Worship Service with Rev. Cathy Anderson, guest preacher - 11:00 AM
                           Deacons' meeting - 12:00 PM

September 24  Choir practice - 9:15 AM
                           Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                           Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                           Worship Service with Dr. Rob Nash, guest preacher - 11:00 AM

Announcements

On Sunday, September 3, we'll have our third annual "Music Sunday" worship service, filled with favorite hymns, guest musicians, and all kinds of beautiful music. Come experience the glory of God in music!

After a summer hiatus, our monthly service of holy rest will resume on Wednesday, September 6, at 6:00 PM (please note that this is a new time). Our sanctuary will be open for quiet prayer, reflection, meditation, and rest, accompanied by special music carefully chosen to facilitate prayer and mindfulness. If you'd like some guidance on how to spend your time, we offer prayer booklets with suggestions for how you might pray. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for some much needed REST.

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, September 7, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide pork roast; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

We will celebrate our congregation's 23rd anniversary on Sunday, September 10, with a special worship service built on the theme of "Celebrating Our Faith." Afterwards, we'll have lunch together in the fellowship hall. The Family Life Team will provide chicken, ham, meatloaf, and drinks; please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. This will also be the Sapps' last Sunday with us. You don't want to miss it!

We have changed our choir practice schedule to make it easier for folks to be here without missing out on other church activities. We will practice on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 9:45, and on those Wednesday evenings when there are other church events happening (such as REST or church business meetings). This month, practices will be on Sunday mornings and at 6:30 PM (after REST) on Wednesday, September 6. 

Throughout the school year, HERITAGE provides backpacks full of food for children at Hasty Elementary School who might otherwise go hungry on weekends. We currently need cans of soup, small cans of vegetables, small cans of meat, Hormel "Compleats," and individual sweet snacks. (At this time, we do NOT need fruit snacks, salty snacks, breakfast foods, or peanut butter and jelly.) Food donations may be left in the marked baskets in the sanctuary foyer and fellowship hall. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated! 

Remember that you can give to HERITAGE anytime, anywhere! Simply click the "give" link at the top of our website or download the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone. Set up one-time or recurring donations with just a few clicks.

June 2017 Calendar and Announcements

June Calendar

We will pack and deliver lunches for MUST Ministries' Summer Lunch Program every weekday at 9:30 AM beginning on Tuesday, May 30.

June 1         HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

June 4         Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                    Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                    Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                    Baby shower and pot luck lunch - 12:00 PM

June 7          FEAST fellowship supper - 5:30 PM
                     FEAST game night - 6:00 PM
                     Choir practice - 7:00 PM (last choir practice until August 2)

June 11          Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                     Deacons' and Nominating Committee meetings - 12:00 PM

June 18         Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM

June 18-23    Youth at PASSPORT Camp in Danville, Virginia

June 25        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM

June 26-30   CBF General Assembly in Atlanta

Announcements

Summer Lunch is here! HERITAGE is once again a distribution center and provider of lunches for MUST Ministries' Summer Lunch Program. We pack and deliver lunches every weekday at 9:30 AM (meet in the fellowship hall). Our Wednesday crews will also make sandwiches and fill lunch bags together. We always appreciate helping hands and donations of money or supplies. We currently need juice pouches or boxes, individual bags of chips or pretzels, and applesauce or fruit cups.

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, June 1, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide honey-baked ham; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

We're putting a different spin on our "FEAST" night's this summer: we're feasting right here at HERITAGE! Our June FEAST night will be a supper of hot dogs and hamburgers at 5:30 followed by a church-wide game night at 6:00 on Wednesday, June 7. Bring the whole family for a night of good food and good fun! Meals are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children, with a maximum price of $18 per family. Please RSVP for meals using the cards in the pew racks or contact the church office before 5:00 PM on Monday, June 5. 

Mark your calendars for our upcoming FEAST nights! On Wednesday, July 5, we'll host Cherokee County's own American Patriot Winds for our third annual patriotic concert and ice cream social at 7:00 PM. On Wednesday, August 2, we'll have a fellowship supper and preview our Home Group offerings for the fall. And on Wednesday, August 16, we'll have a fellowship supper and our quarterly church business meeting.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will hold its annual General Assembly at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta June 26-30. Our own Matt Sapp will co-emcee the 25th anniversary dinner on Wednesday night, June 28. If you are interested in only attending the dinner, you can bypass the General Assembly registration process and get your dinner tickets by contacting Jeff Huett at 770-220-1683 or jhuett@cbf.net. Tickets are $54 per person. We would love to have a big bunch of HERITAGE folks in the crowd that night! For information about the rest of General Assembly, visit www.cbf.net/general-assembly. 

Remember that you can give to HERITAGE anytime, anywhere! Simply click the "give" link at the top of our website or download the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone. Set up one-time or recurring donations with just a few clicks.

May 2017 Calendar and Announcements

May Calendar

May 3       Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                   Choir practice - 7:00 PM

May 4         HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

May 7         Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                   Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                   Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                   Hickory Log Baptist Anniversary Celebration - 3:00 PM

May 10        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

May 14        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                   Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                   Worship Service - 11:00 AM

May 17        Fellowship Supper - 5:30 PM
                   Quarterly church business meeting - 6:00 PM
                   Choir practice - 7:00 PM 

May 21       Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                  Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                  Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                  Deacons' meeting and Nominating Committee meeting - 12:00 PM

May 24       Choir practice - 7:00 PM

May 28       Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                   Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                   Worship Service - 11:00 AM

May 29       Memorial Day - office closed

May 30       Summer Lunch Program begins

June 1         HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

Announcements

We invite you to a time of quiet worship and REST on Wednesday, May 3, at 6:30 PM. Music will be provided by Louise Byrd. 

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, May 4, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide turkey; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

We have been invited to join Hickory Log Baptist Church in celebrating their anniversary on Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 PM. Our pastor and choir will help lead in worship. This is a great honor and a wonderful opportunity to worship and celebrate with our neighbors!

Our next church business meeting will be on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:00 PM, preceded by a fellowship supper at 5:30. The supper menu is barbecue chicken with rice, green beans, rolls, salad, and Oreo ice cream dessert. Meals are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children, with a maximum price of $18 per family. Please RSVP for meals using the cards in the pew racks or contact the church office before 5:00 PM on Monday, May 15. 

Every week of the school year, HERITAGE fills backpacks full of food for children at Hasty Elementary who might otherwise go hungry on weekends. Right now, we are particularly in need of Hormel "Compleats," pasta such as macaroni and cheese and Ramen noodles, and small cans of vegetables, meat, soup, and pasta. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Thank you for helping us love on these precious children!

It's almost time for Summer Lunch! HERITAGE is once again a distribution center and provider of lunches for MUST Ministries' Summer Lunch Program. Beginning Tuesday, May 30, We will pack and deliver lunches every weekday at 9:00 AM (meet in the fellowship hall). We will also make sandwiches and fill lunch bags together on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM. We always appreciate helping hands and donations of money or supplies. We need sandwich-size zipper bags, juice pouches or boxes, individual bags of chips or pretzels, and applesauce or fruit cups. 

Remember that you can give to HERITAGE anytime, anywhere! Simply click the "give" link at the top of our website or download the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone. Set up one-time or recurring donations with just a few clicks.

April 2017 Calendar and Announcements

April Calendar

April 2        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                   Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                   Worship Service - 11:00 AM       

April 5         Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                   Choir practice - 7:00 PM

April 6         HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

April 9         Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                    Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                    Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                    Deacons' meeting - 12:00 PM

April 12        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

April 13        Maundy Thursday service - 6:30 PM

April 15        Children's Easter Egg Hunt and Party - 10:30 AM

April 16        Community Easter Sunrise Service at Reinhardt - 7:00 AM
                    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                    Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                    Worship Service - 11:00 AM

April 19        No choir practice 

April 23       Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                    Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                    Worship Service - 11:00 AM

April 26       Choir practice - 7:00 PM

April 30        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                    Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                    Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                    Youth "Tour of Italy" luncheon fundraiser

Announcements

We invite you to a time of quiet worship and REST on Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30 PM. Music will be provided by Calista Gondry. 

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, April 6, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide fried chicken; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

Our Maundy Thursday service will be on Thursday, April 13, at 6:30 PM. We will remember the night Jesus met with his disciples in the upper room with communion and special music by Rachel Smith and Hannah Dubuc as well as our choir. Please join us for this meaningful time of worship.

We're planning lots of fun for our annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt coming up on Saturday, April 15, at 10:30 AM! All children are welcome to join us for games, music, stories, snacks, and LOTS of Easter Eggs! 

We will once again join with other area churches for a community Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast at Reinhardt University's Gordy Center on Sunday, April 16, at 7:00 AM. Neil Horner from Red Sea Church will lead the service this year.

Every year on Easter, we cover an empty cross with fresh cut flowers to represent the power of life in Christ over death. Remember to bring flowers with you when you come to worship with us at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 16!

Victoria Hill, a talented vocalist who has become a friend to us here at HERITAGE, will give a free concert in our sanctuary on Friday, April 21, at 7:00 PM. Donations will be accepted to benefit medical missions in Guatemala.

Our youth will hold a "Tour of Italy" luncheon fundraiser after worship on Sunday, April 30. Plan to be here for food, fellowship, and support for our youth!

Every week, HERITAGE fills backpacks full of food for children at Hasty Elementary who might otherwise go hungry on weekends. Right now, we are particularly in need of Hormel "Compleats," pasta such as macaroni and cheese and Ramen noodles, and small cans of vegetables, meat, soup, and pasta. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Thank you for helping us love on these precious children!

Remember that you can give to HERITAGE anytime, anywhere! Simply click the "give" link at the top of our website or download the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone. Set up one-time or recurring donations with just a few clicks.

March 2017 Calendar and Announcements

March Calendar

March 1         Ash Wednesday service - 6:30 PM
                     Choir practice - 7:00 PM

March 2        HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

March 5        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM             

March 8        NO Choir practice this week

March 10-12   Youth at March Mission Madness in Macon

March 12        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                      Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                      Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                      Deacons' meeting - 12:00 PM

March 15        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

March 19        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                      Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                      Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                      Nominating Committee Meeting - 12:00 PM

March 22       Choir practice - 7:00 PM

March 24-25  CBF of Georgia General Assembly in Macon

March 26        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                       Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                       Worship Service - 11:00 AM

March 29        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

Announcements

We will have a special Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 PM. Music will be provided by our choir and guest musicians Kate Burkhart and Victoria Hill. Join us as we observe the beginning of the Lenten season and turn our faces toward Easter.

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, March 2, at 11:30 AM. Joy M. and Mary F. will provide roast beef; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia will hold its annual General Assembly and celebrate its 25th anniversary Friday-Saturday, March 24-25, at Vineville Baptist Church in Macon. This year's theme is "Imagine Immeasurably More." Worship leaders include Ken Medema, Angela Blizzard, Tom Hill, Matt DuVall, Devita Parnell, Frank Broome, and Prissy Tunnell. If you plan to go, book your hotel room soon - Macon's famous Cherry Blossom Festival is the same weekend. You can learn more and register online at on the CBF/GA website. 

Every week, HERITAGE fills backpacks full of food for children at Hasty Elementary who might otherwise go hungry on weekends. Right now, we are particularly in need of Hormel "Compleats," pasta such as macaroni and cheese and Ramen noodles, and small cans of vegetables, meat, soup, and pasta. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Thank you for helping us love on these precious children!

Remember that you can give to HERITAGE anytime, anywhere! Simply click the "give" link at the top of our website or download the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone. Set up one-time or recurring donations with just a few clicks.