September 2016 Calendar and Announcements

September Calendar

September 1   Heritage Game Day in the fellowship hall - 11:30 AM

September 4   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                          Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                          Worship Service - 11:00 AM

September 7     "Brown Bag" Fellowship Lunch - 11:30 AM
                          HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                          All committees meet - 6:00 PM
                          REST - 6:30 PM
                          Choir practice - 7:00 PM

September 11    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                          Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                          Worship Service - Anniversary Sunday - 11:00 AM
                          Anniversary celebration lunch - 12:00 PM

September 14 "Brown Bag" Fellowship Lunch - 11:30 AM
                          HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                          REST - 6:30 PM
                          Choir practice - 7:00 PM

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

September 20   Goodfellas and Laughin' Ladies - 9:00 AM

September 21  "Brown Bag" Fellowship Lunch - 11:30 AM
                          HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                          REST - 6:30 PM
                          Choir practice - 7:00 PM

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

September 28 "Brown Bag" Fellowship Lunch - 11:30 AM
                          HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                          REST - 6:30 PM
                          Choir practice - 7:00 PM

Announcements

Throughout the entire month of September, we are participating in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Offering for Global Missions. We have already made great strides toward our goal of giving $1000 to support missionaries worldwide. Designated offering envelopes are in the pew racks, and more information about the Offering is available in the sanctuary foyer.

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, September 11, at 11:30 AM. Curt and Betsy will provide meat loaf; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

All of our church committees (Building & Grounds, Education, Finance, Personnel, and Nominating) will have their first meeting of the service year at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, September 7. We will not be serving supper, so feel free to bring a brown bag if you need to. The meetings will be concluded in time to participate in our first REST worship service at 6:30.

Beginning September 7, we will offer a new, music-filled worship experience called REST in the sanctuary on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM. Each service will provide you with the opportunity to pray quietly in several ways - or just REST - and conclude with Communion at 7:00. Read more about REST here. 

We will celebrate our 22nd anniversary on Sunday, September 11. Join us for a special worship service and lunch featuring entertainment from our guest speaker, Clarissa Strickland. The church will provide the main dish and drinks for lunch; please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. You do not want to miss this joyful celebration! 

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, September 20. All are welcome!

New HERITAGE Home Groups are underway with a six-week study of Thom Rainer's book I Am a Church Member. Groups 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 this month. It's not to late to join a group! Sign up for a group here or contact the church office.

Our HERITAGE Home Group that meets at the church on Wednesdays has decided to make lunch beforehand a "brown bag affair." Bring your own lunch at 11:30 or join us at noon for our book study.

Every week, HERITAGE fills backpacks full of food for children at Hasty Elementary who might otherwise go hungry on weekends. Thanks to donations from MUST Ministries and another local church, we have plenty of fruit snacks, salty snacks, and breakfast foods 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!

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!