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Trunk or Treat – Oct. 29

Trunk or Treat – Oct. 29

We are excited to be able to host Trunk or Treat again this year on Friday, October 29. If you live in our community, we invite you to join us! In addition to lots of trunks with free candy, there will be free hot dogs and magic shows at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m.

Heritage family, in the past, we have had big crowds, so let’s be eager in opening our hearts and arms to people from all over our community. Every member of is encouraged to participate in several ways.

  1. Pray. Ask our Father and God to open doors for the Gospel. Ask Him to give us eternally significant conversations with people who are searching for joy and purpose and meaning—people who need a Savior.
  2. Plan a “Trunk.” Start thinking about some creative design ideas, and sign up in the North Lobby this Sunday. Our goal is to have 50 decorated trunks in our parking lot this year.
  3. Donate candy. Whether or not you are able to participate in Trunk or Treat on October 29, you can contribute to our church’s community outreach by donating candy. Buy wrapped fall candy and bring it to church; we need lots and lots! Drop it off at the display in the North Lobby.

In past years we’ve seen more people come onto our property and interact with us through Trunk or Treat than through any other event. This is a creative way that we can reach out into our community and communicate our love and care for people. We don’t know how our God may work, but may Christ use our efforts to bring us into contact with seekers who need the Savior!

Men’s Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study

In a world with so many conflicting opinions and ideas, how do we know a path forward? How do we know how to live as godly men in our world? James’ short letter in the New Testament provides us with snapshots of true faith in action, and we’ll study it together in our Fall Men’s Bible Study.

Join us for six weeks as we sing, read, discuss, and pray. We’ll gather on Thursdays from September 23 to October 28, and you can participate in the morning session at 6:15 a.m. or the evening session at 7:00 p.m. Sign-up begins on Sunday, September 12, so make sure to stop by the table in the church lobby to pay for and pick up your study book. The cost for this study is $7.

Email Abe Stratton with questions.

Now Taking Questions for Our Annual Elders Q&A

Now Taking Questions for Our Annual Elders Q&A

One way our elders at Heritage seek to lead our church to maturity in Christ is by the simple work of answering questions. We do this in informal and private ways, and we do this in especially public ways such as our annual Elders Q&A. On November 14 at 4:30 p.m. we will host our third annual Elders Q&A. You should come.

Why Would We Do This to Ourselves?

It’s not always easy being on the spot, even if you’ve had time to think through what you might say. But it’s good for us as a team and it’s good for us as a church. Here’s why we host this evening each year.  

  • To promote a culture of openness and vulnerability.
  • To model healthy question asking and answering.
  • To enhance our elders’ unity and insight into the ministry.
  • To clarify any ambiguities or gaps in our leadership for our members.
  • To instruct in biblical eldership and increase the visibility for our team.
  • To update the congregation on any timely projects or studies we’ve been working on.

We’ll plan for an hour and fifteen minutes. We’ll plan for dinner following. 

Get Us Your Questions by October 10

If you have a question—think doctrine, church life, plans for our shared mission, etc.—you can get it to us in a variety of ways:  

  • Text. Text your question to 864.735.7465.
  • Email. Email your question to [email protected]
  • Write. Grab a Connection Card on Sunday, scratch out your question, and drop that in an offering box.
  • Form. Submit a question here.
  • Tell. Communicate your question for the Q&A to an elder in person or through email. They’ll ask you to write it down so that we don’t lose your intent in translation, but you’re welcome to start with a conversation.

We’ll also have some time available in the evening to answer questions from you in a more impromptu style.

As a help in this process, aim to submit your questions by Sunday, October 10. This lead time helps us notice recurring themes, know how to devote time to particular questions, discuss any topics as a team if needed, and order our time in a way that best serves the congregation. We’ll certainly consider any questions that come in after that date.

As a reminder, we won’t be able to answer every question that gets asked. However, if you put your name on a question and we did not answer it at the Q&A, we will reach out to answer that question for you in person or by email. In some cases, we may devote a blog-post to the topic.

Before the Q&A, get acquainted with Heritage’s elders at the About Page. Also, here’s the recap from 2019 and from 2020 for those that couldn’t join us.

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast

This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a day which is fixed in many minds. We are glad to welcome a special speaker, Steve Scheibner, for our Fall Men’s Breakfast. Steve is an airline pilot who was supposed to fly one of the planes which crashed on 9/11; however, his seat was taken last-minute by another man.

Saturday, September 18, men of all ages are invited to the Greenville Downtown Airport where we will have breakfast and hear this incredible story. Our men’s breakfast is an annual outreach which we gear toward unbelieving coworkers, neighbors, and friends; but this year’s breakfast will be especially powerful. Make plans to come and invite that guy you’ve been thinking and praying about.

A suggested donation of $3/person will be collected from our men at the breakfast. There is no charge for invited guests.

Please sign up below, then join us on September 18 at 10 Opportunity Place, Greenville, SC 29607.

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

Do you ever feel that God is hidden from you? Do you look around at your circumstances and wonder if God will keep his promises to you—promises to keep you, guard you, deliver you? The Jewish exiles in the days of Queen Esther undoubtedly had some of these thoughts and feelings as they lived under the reign of a godless king in a pagan empire and faced annihilation from the descendant of an ancient enemy. Where was God, and how could he possibly fulfill his covenant promises in these circumstances? Would he even want to honor his covenant given the sins of His people?

Come study the book of Esther with us to gaze in awe at the God that is never mentioned and to marvel at his providence, faithfulness, and deliverance in the midst of overwhelming pain and fear. We will be using Esther: The Hidden Hand of God by Lydia Brownback as well as some supplemental materials put together by the HBC teaching team. You will come away from this study with a greater confidence and assurance that God reigns in this world and that no enemy can stand against him!

For this fall session of Women’s Bible Study we will meet at Heritage each Tuesday morning at 9:15 a.m. or Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., September 14-November 16. Childcare for infants through preschoolers is available for the morning session only. Each week will include small group discussions as well as a large group instruction time.

Sign up and pick up your materials in the South Lobby at Heritage on Sundays, August 29, September 5, or September 12. The cost for this study is $10.

Email Liz Stratton, Director of Women’s Ministries, with questions.

Gospel-Saturated Living Seminar

Gospel-Saturated Living Seminar

This one-day seminar that will examine from 30,000 ft. the theme of gospel-saturated living as found in John’s first letter. One of John’s major concerns is that Christians daily live with gospel assurance. This is because one of Satan’s primary aims is to destroy the assurance of believers. If he can do that, then we will be of no use. So, John addresses this concern by getting crystal clear on who Jesus is and what he’s accomplished on our behalf. Only the gospel enables us to withstand all attacks upon our Christian assurance.   

For parents of college or high school students, this one-day seminar will help equip you to better disciple your students as they study 1 John in L3inC and Impact this school year. Also, all parents (and hope-to-be parents) are encouraged to come regardless of the age of your children. For those of you who are single, this seminar will deepen your understanding of the gospel and how it works itself out within an antagonistic world.

All who attend will leave with practical and actionable strategies for living gospel-saturated lives in complex social settings.

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