Tuesday, November 19 2019 by Molly Garver
One of our missions here at The Growing Place Preschool this year is to unify our outreach programs with HUMC. This year for our fall mission, we asked the families to provide items for the pack a sack mission. The parents provided very generously. It was decided that it is important for the children to see where their donations were going and who they were going to help. We had our VPK classes each carry one item across the parking lot to the pack a sack mission room. Mr. Jake met us in the room and did an excellent job of explaining to the children about who these snacks fed. With their family’s donations, we were able to have enough food to supply the pack a sack mission for one entire week. The children really enjoyed going into the room and seemed to really understand the importance of giving. Mr. Jake did a really nice job of answering all of their questions. It was a great blessing for all those involved!
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
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!
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!