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  • We recently finished our Sunday Evening study of Thom Rainer’s

    book, “I am a Church Member.” It was a great study where unfortunate

    norms of church were challenged. For many, church is a place they go for

    an hour on Sundays; it’s a service they attend. But God’s Word makes it

    clear that the church is a body of believers, working together to fulfill Christ’s

    mission. The church is a family, where we genuinely share our lives

    together. If we want to be fully part of Jesus, we must be fully part of His

    church. We need to be reminded of this because at times, in our flesh, we

    want to pull away or be un-involved. In Ephesians 4, we are implored to

    walk in a manner worthy of our calling (4:1). One way we do that is by

    “being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (4:3).

    Jesus prayed that his church would be unified so that the world would

    believe in Him (John 17:21). There may be no such thing as a perfect

    church, but there should be a unified church, a body of believers committed

    to each other and committed to Jesus’ mission. Praying and Believing that

    is so at Heartland.

    Volunteer Schedule

    Deacon Ministry

    WWW.HBCALTON.COM • 4500 HUMBERT RD • ALTON, IL • 618-462-1276 JANUARY 2019

    John Collins, Discipleship & Family Pastor

  • NEW YEAR’S DAY: Tuesday, January 1— OFFICE CLOSED

    2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Sunday, January 6 at noon. Lunch will be served.

    SOUPER SUNDAY: Sunday, January 6 at noon. ATTENTION ALL WOMEN—We will be serving lunch at the 2018 Year In Review. Please sign up in the foyer to bring either soup or sandwiches.

    WMU: Tuesday, January 8 at 9:30am.

    PASTOR SEARCH TEAM: Beginning on January 8, the Pastor Search Team will meet on Tuesdays at 6:30pm during the month of January.

    BIBLE STUDY: Wednesdays at Noon with lunch at 11:30am. Bible Study will resume on January 9. We will also have a potluck lunch on the 9th.

    CWR WORKDAY: Sunday, January 13 at 2:00pm.

    FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: Please e-mail your February newsletter announcements to by Tuesday, January 15.

    CHURCH COUNCIL: Sunday, January 20 at 4:00pm. Please note the time and date change for the January meeting.

    EQUIPPING CLASS: Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health—Sunday nights at 6:00pm beginning January 20. A sign up sheet can be found in the foyer. Please sign up by January 6 so we have time to get the books ordered.

    YOUTH, RA’s, GA’s & MISSION FRIENDS: Sunday nights at 6:00pm beginning January 20.


    DEACONS’ MEETING: Sunday, January 27 at 5:00pm.

    QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING: Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30pm.

    2019 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES: Your 2019 contribution envelopes are now available for pickup in the foyer. If you don’t see a box with your name on it, please contact the church office.

    NEW PHONE DIRECTORY: We are in the process of updating the church phone directory. Please check your current information and make sure it is correct. If any changes need to be made, please call or e-mail the church office by January 31.

    PARENTS: We believe in family, and love that your family has decided to worship with us. Our nursery is available for babies and toddlers (up to age 3), but if you want to keep your children with you, you are welcome to do so. Kids, ages 4-10, will be dismissed for Children's Church before the message. Please walk your children back to the Kid’s area. We have wonderful leaders and workers that will take great care of your children.

    GUEST WIFI PASSWORD: humbert4500

    SUNDAY SERMONS: Online at

    OFFICE HOURS: Monday—Thursday: 8:30am—3:30pm

    This Month at Heartland

    Church Staff

    John Collins, Discipleship & Family Pastor

    Steve Stanford, Interim Music Minister

    Jeanie Farrow, Financial Secretary

    Sarah Neuhaus, Office Coordinator

    Rhea Sneddon

    Chuck Reiske

    Verle Campbell

    Kathryn Wethington

    Bud Ridder

    Susie Kreitner

    Madison Collins

    Chris Vatole

    Mary Hyndman

    Sue Sumpter

    Jonah Parish

    Wyatt Allen

    Della Baker

    Donald McNew

    Charlotte Long

    Betty Stearns