We hope that you’ll consider joining us for a midweek believers service on a First Wednesday or praying and serving our community at a First Saturday.
Learn more about each environment below.
First Wednesdays take place at 7pm on the first Wednesday of every month in our student auditorium.
First Wednesday is a service created for believers in a setting completely different than our weekend services. First Wednesdays exist to encourage believers through extended and focused times of worship, altar and prayer ministry, and discipleship. Since the primary goal of our weekends is to help people to find and know God, many times, the focused teachings cover topics that might not be taught on a weekend.
Since people who attend HC gather in homes throughout the week for small groups, those small groups are cancelled during First Wednesday week so everyone can gather in one environment together one time each month. Think of it like a monthly midweek family dinner.
Heartland Kids is available through 5th grade. We hope that you’ll join us for each First Wednesday experience the rest of this year!
First Saturdays begin in prayer at 9am and take place on the first Saturday of every month in our main auditorium.
First Saturdays were created to help our partners serve the community each month in planned and strategic ways. Each month, we gather together for focused prayer and focused service.
The mornings begin with a one-hour prayer service featuring worship, corporate and individual prayer led by one of our pastors or prayer team members. After the prayer service ends, team members branch off into various service opportunities dependent on the day.
At each First Saturday, we host Grace Bridge Food Distributions to our community from 11am-1pm. But in addition, we use our First Saturday to serve others in a myriad of ways. Whether that’s moving a widow into a new home, serving our local fire department or mowing the yard for an elderly family, the goal is to take the first Saturday and sow it into others. In doing so, we’re teaching our families and our flesh that Christ came to serve and not to be served—and the same is true for us as well.
We’ve attempted to make the First Saturday process as easy as possible. There isn’t a sign up necessary unless you’d like to serve at our Grace Bridge Food Distributions in which case, we ask you to please fill out this form.
To learn more about First Saturdays or to ask a question, email us.
First Saturday – November 7th
1. GraceBridge Food Distribution at Heartland
Every first Saturday of the month we have community members that come to Heartland for food and personal care items because they have a need. We will distribute to these individuals and families and share the love of Jesus in our safe and spacious drive-up model. We need about 6-8 volunteers to help us receive people, pray for them, and load up their vehicle with food. Register here
2. Elementary Playground Project
For this project we need a Friday afternoon team as well as and a Saturday morning team. Since the kids cannot play on play structures, we are going to provide activities painted right on the concrete so the children and teachers at McWhorter Elementary can still play and be creative during recess! They have already had amazing success with the small area that they have done, and they need Heartland’s help to complete the enormous endeavor. This is an ongoing project over the next few weeks and months.
THIS TIME: We will stencil out our tic-tac-toe, line up areas and other creative spaces on Friday night with the direction of our leader and then return on Saturday to paint! This project is for all types of volunteers. Please register here and details will be communicated.
3. Operation Christmas Child – Box packing and completion
We started this project on Love + Life Day and we are completing it this First Saturday so we can send out the Christmas boxes! What is this project? Samaritan’s Purse sends “shoe” boxes filled with gifts to children around the world and shares the story for Jesus. You can help a child and their family receive the gift of the message of Jesus simply by filling a box and paying the $9 shipping! This Sunday you can stop by the table in the lobby, pick up a box, and help us fill all of the boxes we have left on Saturday, November 7th from 10:00-1:00. If you have already picked up a box please be sure to return it by Saturday, November 7th so we can take the balance of our 500 box goal to Samaritan’s Purse! Register here for the box packing event.
4. Church Clean-Up
For this fun project, we are going to gather and do a little cleaning and trimming around Heartland. On Saturday, November 7th, we need a large team of folks to bring their tools and supplies and help us get Heartland looking great again for our guests that will be coming for At The Movies and Christmas services. Please sign up for the areas that you would like to work in and what tools (please label your equipment well) you want to bring to help with our efforts. Register here
5. Clothing and Shoe Collection at Heartland
We continue to collect your gently used clothing, home goods and shoes. Please place them in the labeled Gracebridge Collection bin in the parking lot. This is an ongoing project to help our neighbors with needs.