February 2017 Calendar and Announcements

February Calendar

February 1      Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                      Choir "fellowship rehearsal" - 7:00 PM

February 2     HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

February 5     Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                      Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                      Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                      "Souper Bowl" potluck lunch - 12:00 PM

February 7     Choir practice - 7:00 PM

February 12   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                      Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                      Worship Service - 11:00 AM

February 15   Fellowship supper - 5:30 PM
                      Quarterly business meeting - 6:00 PM
                      Choir practice - 7:00 PM

February 19   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                      Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                      Worship Service - 11:00 AM

February 22   Choir practice - 7:00 PM

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

Announcements

The next REST service will be on Wednesday, February 1, at 6:30 PM. Music will be provided by Joan Denney on piano and Justin Bishop on cello. We will host REST services on the first Wednesday of each month for the rest of the year.

The choir will hold not one, but two "fellowship rehearsals" on Wednesday, February 1, and Wednesday, March 8, both at 7:00 PM. Bring appetizers to share as we listen through our special music for Palm Sunday. If you're not already a part of our choir, this is a great time to join us!

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, February 2, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide the main dish; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

Mark your calendars and get out your favorite recipes! We're holding our annual Souper Bowl pot luck lunch and canned food drive benefiting our Hasty Backpack ministry after worship on Sunday, February 5. Bring a pot of chili or soup and/or a dessert to share with your church family as well as food items for the children at Hasty. The prestigious Golden Ladle and Golden Spatula awards will be bestowed upon the chefs with the best soup/chili and dessert!

HERITAGE Home Groups are getting back together this month! Each group is choosing its own materials to study. If you're not already participating in a Home Group or if you'd like to explore more Home Group options, talk to Matt Sapp or contact us online here. 

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.

January 2017 Calendar and Announcements

January Calendar

January 1       New Year's Breakfast and Communion in the Fellowship Hall - 10:00 AM
                      (no Sunday School)

January 2      Office closed

January 4      Choir practice - 7:00 PM

January 5      HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

January 8      Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                      Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                      Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                      Deacons' meeting - 12:00 PM

January 11     Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                     Choir practice - 7:00 PM

January 15    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                     Nominating Committee meeting - 12:00 PM

January 16    Office closed 

January 22   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM

January 29   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM

Announcements

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, January 5, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide the main dish; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

HERITAGE Home Groups will be getting back together soon! If you're not already participating in a Home Group or if you'd like to explore more Home Group options, talk to Matt Sapp after worship any Sunday this month or contact us online here. 

Our Wednesday services of REST will resume on Wednesday, January 11, with music provided by Justin Bishop and Joan Denney. For the remainder of the year, we'll host REST services on the first Wednesday of each month. We want REST to continue to be a meaningful time of reflection and prayer, and we're excited about the things that this schedule change will allow us to do with the service. Read more about REST here. 

Mark your calendars and get out your favorite recipes! We're holding our annual Souper Bowl pot luck lunch and canned food drive benefiting our Hasty Backpack ministry after worship on Sunday, February 5. Bring a pot of chili or soup and/or a dessert to share with your church family as well as food items for the children at Hasty. The prestigious Golden Ladle and Golden Spatula awards will be bestowed upon the chefs with the best soup/chili and dessert!

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!

December 2016 Calendar and Announcements

December Calendar

December 1     HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

December 4    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                        Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                        Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                        Deacon elections - 12:00 PM
                        Keyboards at Christmas concert - 3:00 PM

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

December 10   Deacons' Christmas party - 6:00 PM 

December 11    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                        Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                        Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                        Voting on 2017 budget proposal - 12:00 PM
                        Swingles' Christmas party - 12:00 PM
                        Children & Youth bowling party - 6:00 PM

December 12   Adventure Club lunch at Scottsdale Farms - meet at church at 10:30 AM

December 14   Service of REST (final service in 2016) - 6:30 PM
                        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

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

December 21   No Wednesday activities

December 24  Christmas Eve Service - 6:00 PM

December 25  Christmas morning worship service - 10:30 AM (no Sunday School)

December 26-27  Office closed

January 1        New Year's breakfast & communion in Fellowship Hall -10:00 AM
                             (no Sunday School)

January 2       Office closed

Announcements

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

Our HERITAGE Home Groups are currently studying the book Love Does by Bob Goff. If you're not part of a Home Group already, Talk to Matt Sapp about joining one. We'd love to have you!

On Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM, we invite you to join us for a music-filled worship experience called REST. 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 not hold REST services on December 21 or 28.)

Our second annual Keyboards at Christmas concert will be on Sunday, December 4, at 3:00 PM. Come enjoy a merry selection of sacred and secular Christmas favorites played by five musicians on four pianos plus organ. Invite your neighbors and bring the whole family for this special event filled with Christmas cheer!

The Missions Team is selling fresh Georgia pecans for $10 per pound. All proceeds will go toward our ongoing local mission endeavors. Get yours in the sanctuary foyer on Sunday mornings or stop by the church office during the week.

The Christmas tree in the sanctuary foyer is decorated with the wishes and needs of local children. Help give them a merry Christmas by taking an ornament and fulfilling the request written on it. Return your gift(s) to the church by Sunday, December 11.

All children and youth are invited to a holiday party at Cherokee Lanes on Sunday, December 11. Meet us at the bowling alley at 6:00 PM for pizza, drinks, and bowling! Pick up children at 7:30; youth can stay until 8:30 for some extra time together. There is no cost for children or youth. Please RSVP to the church office by Thursday, December 8. 

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!

November 2016 Calendar and Announcements

November Calendar

November 2    Brown bag fellowship lunch - 11:30 AM
                        HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                        Finance Committee Meeting - 6:00 PM
                        Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

November 3    HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

November 6    DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS - SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK!
                        Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                        Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                        Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                        Deacon nominations - 12:00 PM

November 9    Brown bag fellowship lunch - 11:30 AM
                        HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                        Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

November 13   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                        Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                        Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                        Community Thanksgiving Service at Shoal Creek Baptist - 6:00 PM

November 16   NO LUNCH, HOME GROUP, OR SERVICE OF REST
                        Fellowship Supper - 5:30 PM
                        Quarterly church business meeting - 6:00 PM
                        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

November 19   Thanksgiving Missions Service Day - 10:00 AM

November 20  Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                        Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                        Worship Service - Gratitude Sunday - 11:00 AM
                        Deacon elections - 12:00 PM

November 23   Office closed/no Wednesday activities

November 24   Office closed for Thanksgiving

November 27   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                         Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                         Worship Service - 11:00 AM

November 30   Brown bag fellowship lunch - 11:30 AM
                         HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                         Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                         Choir practice - 7:00 PM

December 1      HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

Announcements

Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, November 3, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide the main dish; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

Our HERITAGE Home Groups are currently studying the book Love Does by Bob Goff. We will not meet during the weeks of our quarterly church business meeting (Nov. 16) or Thanksgiving. If you're not part of a Home Group already, Talk to Matt Sapp about joining one. We'd love to have you!

On Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM, we invite you to join us for a music-filled worship experience called REST. 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 not hold REST services on November 16 or 23.)

Several Waleska-area churches will hold the annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 13, at Shoal Creek Baptist Church (4967 Fincher Road). Ted Goshom, Minister to Students at Reinhardt University, will give the message. All are invited to attend and to bring a dessert to share at the reception following the service.

Our final church business meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, November 16, at 6:00 PM. Supper will be served at 5:30. (Make your supper reservations at church on Sunday, November 13, or call/email the church office by 5:00 PM that Monday.) The Finance Committee will present the 2017 budget proposal, and the office will give a presentation on the online giving process. We will not have our usual noontime Home Group or REST service that day.

Join our HERITAGE Home Groups in a Thanksgiving Day of Service on Saturday, November 19! We will prepare and distribute Thanksgiving meals to some of our Summer Lunch families. This is a great way to keep in touch with families we minister to each summer and a great way to help our community become more like God's kingdom. We'll meet at the church at 10:00 AM to prepare meals, and plan to go out for delivery by 11:00.

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!

October 2016 Calendar and Announcements

October Calendar

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

October 5    Brown bag fellowship lunch - 11:30 AM
                     HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                     Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                     Choir practice - 7:00 PM

October 6    HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

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

October 12   Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                     Choir practice - 7:00 PM

October 13   Adventure Club trip to Atlanta Botanical Garden - 5:00 PM

October 16   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - 11:00 AM

October 19   Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                     Choir practice - 7:00 PM

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

October 26   Brown bag fellowship lunch - 11:30 AM
                      HERITAGE Home Group (at church) - 12:00 PM
                      Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                      Choir practice - 7:00 PM

October 30  Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                     Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                     Worship Service - All Saints' Sunday - 11:00 AM

Announcements

The final tally is in: from August 28 to September 25, we collected $2,417 for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Offering for Global Missions. Thank  you for supporting the efforts of missionaries worldwide!

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

The Adventure Club invites everyone to join them on a trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Thursday evening, October 13, for the “Chihuly in the Garden” art exhibit. Internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly, is known for his colorful, magnificent works of glass. The exhibit features 19 installation sites which take on a new dimension when viewed at night. We will meet at the Ingles parking lot adjacent to the YMCA at 5:00 PM to carpool. We do not plan to eat on this trip, so please eat beforehand. Admission to the Garden is $21.95 plus tax and a small parking fee. We will buy tickets at the door, or you can buy your tickets in advance online.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia will hold its annual Senior Celebration on Thursday, October 27, at Heritage Baptist Church in Cartersville. The theme is “Reminiscing about the Future.” Clarissa Strickland, our recent Anniversary Sunday guest, will be the featured speaker. The $15 cost includes lunch. Register online by October 20.

Our HERITAGE Home Groups will take a two-week hiatus after finishing up our study of I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer. This means we will not have our brown bag fellowship lunch or Wednesday noon Home Group at church on October 12 or 19, but both will resume on October 26. 

On Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM, we invite you to join us for a music-filled worship experience called REST. 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. 

After many, many pleasant mornings together, we have decided to end our monthly "Goodfellas and Laughin' Ladies" fellowship. We will continue to find fellowship at church and in other ways! 

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!