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.

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!