Life can be tough in big ways and in the everyday stress and struggles of living.  Our Care Team is a group of ministers that serve those in need.  Whether it is bringing a hot meal to someone ill, visiting those who are in the hospital or who live in senior residences, or simply sending a caring card, Heritage is here to help.

We also offer one-on-one support through our staff and Stephen Ministers.  Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide confidential one-to-one Christian care.

If you have a care need, please call the church office at 913-897-6776.

“Come to me, all that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

  Matthew 11:28

 

CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ

(Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

 

The Church Family Ministry

The Church Family has always been a source of friendship, nurture and strength. Each one of us should be ready to reach out to another Brother or Sister in Christ with love.

 

Pastoral Care Ministry

Your Pastor wants to support you no matter what is going on in your life. The Pastor has a responsibility and makes every attempt to be with you in time of sorrow and grief as well as joy and celebration. If you have something you want to share with your Pastor, please call (913) 897-6446 ext. 1, or email micm@heritageumc.org

 

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministry congregations teach and empower lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people going through a rough time. If you, or someone you know, could benefit from a caring friend to visit, listen to their story and pray with them, please call the church at (913) 897-6446, or email Mark Edwards at dogday1227@hotmail.com

Care Receivers tell their stories:  https://www.stephenministries.org/stephenministry/default.cfm/1597?fql=1

Prayer Requests Ministry

Heritage has an extensive group of people who are ready to pray for you at a moments notice. We send out an email to this group and they’re on it as soon as they receive your request. Please allow this group to pray for you. Please call (913) 897-6446, fill out a request card and put it in the box next to the Pastor’s office, or email prayerchain@heritageumc.org

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Anyone with the ability or interest to knit, or even crochet, Prayer Shawl Ministry is for you. This ministry allows you to knit or crochet beautiful shawls for those hospitalized, with long-term illness, new baby or someone needing some extra love and support while giving you some valuable quiet time with God. If you would like to be a part of the Prayer Shawl Ministry or know someone who would like to be wrapped in prayer, please call (913) 897-6446, or email Cindy Laaser cklaaser@gmail.com

 

Caring Crafters Ministry

Caring Crafters is a ministry that allows those with the gifts and desire to create hand-made cards to be sent to members in times of grief, need, or joy. This ministry meets once a month on Friday mornings. If you’d like to come and create something wonderful, please call (913) 897-6446, or email Melissa Barker melissab@heritageumc.org

 

Caring Casseroles Ministry

Caring Casseroles is more than comfort food. Heritage provides food for those coming home from a hospital stay or surgery, or returning home with a newborn child. If you are in need of a meal, would like to donate a meal or help deliver a meal, please call (913) 897-6446, or email Sandra Hassig khoyo@aol.com

 

Caring Baskets Ministry

Heritage wants to support you following a surgery or the birth of a child, with a basket of necessities. Help by donating a basket filled with goodies and necessities for a member returning home from a hospital stay or to welcome a newborn child. If you need a care basket or would like to donate a filled basket, please call (913) 897-6446, or email Susie Bond susieb@heritageumc.org  

 

TLC Grief Support Group

In times of loss and sorrow it’s nice to know you’re not alone. Heritage TLC Grief Support Group meets on the last Thursday of each month to share a meal, pray with one another, and most importantly just to be present. Please call for more information  regarding times and location. (913) 897-6446