August 2016 Calendar and Announcements

August Calendar

August 2     Summer Tuesday Fellowship at Moe's - 6:30 PM

August 3     Choir practice - 7:00 PM

August 4     Heritage Game Day in the fellowship hall - 11:30 AM

August 6     Youth Trip to Six Flags - 9:00 AM

August 7     Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                    Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                    Worship Service - 11:00 AM

August 10    Choir practice - 7:00 PM

August 14     Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                     Deacons' meeting - 12:00 PM

August 16     Goodfellas and Laughin' Ladies - 9:00 AM

August 17     Wednesday Night Fellowship meal - 5:30 PM
                     Quarterly church business meeting - 6:00 PM
                     Choir practice - 7:00 PM

August 21     Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM

August 24    Choir practice - 7:00 PM

August 28    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                     Creative Worship Team meeting - 12:00 PM

August 31     Wednesday Fellowship Lunch - 11:30 AM
                    "HERITAGE Home Group" (at church) - 12:00 PM
                    Choir practice - 7:00 PM

September 1    Heritage Game Day - 11:30 AM

Announcements

We have one last "Summer Tuesday Night" to meet and enjoy a time of informal fellowship. We will meet Moe's on Reinhardt College Parkway at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, August 2. Simply show up to talk and eat together!

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, August 4, at 11:30 AM. Carolyn and Calista will provide ham; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends! (Note that our September Game Day will be on September 1.)

Our youth will take their annual end-of-summer trip to Six Flags over Georgia on Saturday, August 6. We'll meet at the church at 9:00 AM and be back by 7:00 PM. Bring your own pass/ticket or $48. Let Matt know by Sunday, July 31, if you plan to join us.

Goodfellas and Laughin' Ladies are our monthly fellowship gatherings for any "fellas" and ladies who like to enjoy each other's company around the breakfast table. We meet at Cracker Barrel at 9:00 AM on the third Tuesday of each month. The next gathering will be on Tuesday, August 16. All are welcome!

Our quarterly church business meeting will be at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 17. Supper will be served beforehand at 5:30. The church will elect new committee members, vote on the next phase of our Strategic Plan, and vote to approve a leadership team for this new phase. Copies of the Strategic Planning Team's proposal are available at the church.

New HERITAGE Home Groups are forming now for a six-week study of Thom Rainer's book I Am a Church Member. Books and materials will be available through the church. Groups will meet weekly at various times and locations, so there's a group for everyone's schedule. These studies will complement the "I Am a Church Member" message series that Matt will begin in September. Sign up for a group here or contact the church office.

We're making some exciting changes to our Wednesday line-up this fall! Beginning August 31, we'll host a weekly lunch at 11:30 AM, followed by a HERITAGE Home Group (that happens to meet at the church) studying I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer. Let the church office know if you're interested in providing lunch sometime. On Wednesday evenings beginning September 7, we will hold a new, music-filled worship experience called REST. At 6:30 PM, you'll have the opportunity to pray quietly in several ways - or just REST - and conclude with Communion at 7:00. REST is the centerpiece of our re-commitment to prayer as we aim for increased engagement and attendance this season. 

HERITAGE is on the radio! Our Sunday messages are now being broadcast on WLJA 101.1 FM each Sunday evening at 5:15 PM. Tune in and tell your friends!