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A New Vision for Heritage

Tuesday, November 12 2019 by Matt Horan

If you were present for last week’s Charge Conference meeting, you helped make a decision that was over three years in the making.

After countless hours of prayer, discussion, reading, learning, writing, revising, focus-grouping, and rewriting with partners from Spiritual Leadership Incorporated, our Vision Team brought their recommendations for (1) updated language defining our mission, vision, core values, strategy, and expected outcomes; and (2) processes and procedures for developing new ministries, refining current ministries, and creating a culture of continuous improvement at Heritage United Methodist.  When the vote was called, both recommendations were approved unanimously, and Vision Team members were recognized and applauded for their years of service.

The new language defining our purpose and measures of success was visually represented in an updated model derived from an early progress report from the team that produced magnets to remind the congregation of our mission and vision.  Here’s the “new magnet”: cat=-79


Pastor Appreciation Month

Wednesday, October 16 2019 by HUMC Staff

As Sunday, October 13th was Clergy Appreciation Day, and October is Pastor Appreciation Month, your HUMC staff would like to honor the Pastors at Heritage. We’re blessed at Heritage to not just have one Pastor, but three. Each of them with a unique background, and a unique set of skills that they bring to Heritage. However, they all have one common goal: Bringing people closer to Jesus. For those of you who are new or those of you who just might not have heard their stories, we’d like to introduce you to them today!

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On the Path!

Wednesday, October 2 2019 by Eric Johnson

These are exciting times around here at Heritage UMC. Our Vision Team will be announcing our way forward for 2020 in the next few weeks, our fall festivals and craft shows are in final planning modes, and we have a revival of Discipleship in full swing!  It’s a great time to be a part of this vibrant congregation!

Stories are pouring in about how lives are being changed by our study of “A Disciples Path”. More people are in small groups this fall than have been since I’ve been on staff.  People are looking at discipleship in a whole new way. I hear people saying, “I never looked at it that way before” or “I feel so challenged to grow deeper” and “I was treading water for so long, now I can see a way forward!”

It’s not always easy to shine a light into the mirror and evaluate where we are treading water, or just getting by.  But Jesus challenges us to be true disciples, who continue to work on loving God and loving others as we center our lives on Him.  Be encouraged, we are not on this path alone. We journey with other disciples together and walk in God’s sanctifying grace.

See you on the path!


Meet Our Memorial/Celebration of Life Host Team

Tuesday, September 24 2019 by Curtis Paige

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

The Host Team coordinates celebration of life receptions held at Heritage and serves our church family answering Jesus’ call to comfort those who mourn.  With kind hearts, the team prepares a reception in the Fellowship Hall for families and friends to gather to share, reminisce, and remember the life of their loved one.  We are honored and humbled to compassionately serve others during their time of loss. – Killian O’Donnell, Team Coordinator

“Carry each other’s burdens…” Galatians 6:2
We want to thank this team for providing such a vital ministry!

(Pictured – L to R – Judy Yarian, Marilyn Riel, Lois Harber, Ann Howe, and Killian O’Donnell)


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who is Heritage?

Heritage is a United Methodist Church in Clearwater, FL with the goal of loving those around us, equipping leaders with roles that require their unique abilities, and inviting everyone into a life changing relationship with Jesus.

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