10-20-19 @North Heartland: New series "More Than a Building" begins!

Hello dear family and friends of North Heartland,

What if our understanding of “church” needs to radically change?

I've been thinking about that question a lot in recent days because I'm convinced that most people – including many Christians – have no idea of just how radical “church” truly is. That's why, this Sunday, we're beginning a new five-week series called More Than a Building.

We won't be talking about NHCC in specific as much as we'll look at what Jesus intended for "the church" in general (after all, it's His idea, not ours). So here's the plan.

Sunday If You Only Knew

Why “church” matters more than we think.

10-27 The Grace Place

Most people believe they won’t fit in – and most people are wrong.

11-03 Gettin’ Weird

Strange things happen at church that happen nowhere else.

11-10 Ministers: The Shocking Truth

Few people understand it – even fewer can handle it.

11-17 Stop Going to Church

It’s not good for you so you should end it now.

As for NHCC in specific ... at the recent celebration of our 25th anniversary, I said that we have reached the end of an era and that we would soon begin talking about our future as a congregation. Next Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th we'll be holding two identical Vision Meetings for that purpose. (Pick the evening that best fits your schedule).

I'd love for you to be present to hear what we know at this point and also, to get your feedback. We’ll begin at 7pm and end by 8:15. Childcare will be provided for kids through fifth grade. (The letter I sent said through preschool but we're expanding it so more folks can come).

Finally if you're not currently in a small group and you would like to know more about some of the new groups we have available, make sure you stop by the special information table we'll have set up this Sunday.

Have a great weekend and I will see you then!

Rick

P.S. Last Sunday's special offering for our Impact Partners totaled $2,655. (We asked everyone to consider donating $29.95 for each adult in their household. If you missed it and would like to donate, go here and select "Impact Partners" from the dropdown list).

****** Stats from last Sunday ******

Attendance

09:30 386

11:00 264

Total 650

LiveStream IPs 39

Ministry & Operations Fund

Weekly Offering $23,816

Weekly Goal $26,462

Total from July 1 $334,747

Goal from July 1 $347,923

Over/(Under) -$13,176

Rick McGinniss