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 – July 3rd
1. GraceBridge Food Distribution at Heartland Church
We will have our regularly scheduled “on-site” food distribution for First Saturday (did you know we also do an “off-site” distribution on the 3rd Saturday of each month?) We need your help serving our neighbors in need. We will have a drive-up distribution and pray for all that come and give them boxes of food and personal care items to bless their family. We will also take food to a local retirement community and serve 10-15 families there. We need 10-12 volunteers to help greet, pray, and load the boxes into the recipients’ cars and deliver to the retirement apartments. To register for this project, click here.
2. Gracebridge Food Distribution at Evergreen Vista Ridge
We will take food to a local retirement community and serve several families there. We need 5-8 volunteers to help deliver to the retirement apartments and pray with and encourage the recipients. To register for this project, click here.
3. Cards of Encouragement and Box Decoration
When we give food and items to families in need we also want to encourage them by including a handwritten card and decorating the boxes they receive. We will provide the cards, boxes and art supplies; you bring your creativity! We need 10-15 volunteers of all ages for this project. To register for this project, click here.
4. Heartland Partner Helps
We have a couple in our church that is moving and just happen to be moving on First Saturday. They have all of the heavy lifting arranged but could use a few folks to help vacuum, wipe down surfaces and make sure the house is ready for the new owners. We need 5-10 volunteers over the age of 14 years old for this project. To register for this project, click here.