2021 New Year’s message from Pastor Maria
Happy New Year 2021! It is a joy to celebrate a new beginning! For many of us 2020 was a year that couldn’t end soon enough—and that was how we felt in July. But we are here now and like those ‘Wise Guys’ who followed the light of a star two thousand years ago, we have the ‘Light’ to follow. They went in search of a newborn king. We have found our King in Christ Jesus.
Where will be go this year as a faith community? How will we know we are going in the right direction? ‘Wise Guys and Gals’ are still called to journey into the unknown. God calls us to share the Good News wherever we are. For some of us, it will be with words. For others, it will be with actions. But we all have Good News to share: God has kept God’s promises. 2020 was the most difficult year we have had as a nation in quite some time. But we can give thanks because God is still working to save us. God is working through the medical teams and scientists to find vaccines and cures. God is working through counselors and friends to provide support and compassion. God wants to work through you and me to help the community to heal.
Our challenges are not over, but we do not have to face them alone. God is for us and with us. We are blessed to have one another for encouragement. I look forward to what God has in store for us in 2021! Our mission has not changed, we want all to be able to worship, grow and serve. Together we will see transformed lives reflecting the love of Christ in our community, state and world.
Happy and Blessed 2021! You are a beloved child of God! Celebrate and give thanks!
Join us for Worship live online at 9:30 am Sunday, January 3
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Below is the link to take you to the bulletin
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Just a quick note: Due to Covid restrictions the only folks you will see in our worship services are members of the worship team making the service happen. Some weeks will have a few more than others depending on what is happening in worship, but we are being very careful in limiting everyones exposure.
Check out our Facebook page on Monday’s for our weekly Missions Team Call to Action. The Missions team continues to have curbside drop off Sundays’ from 9:30-11 at Heritage House where you can drop off any of the needed items.
Coffee with the Pastor is back on zoom!
Would you like to know more about Pastor Maria? Do you want to learn more about Heritage and its ministries? Then grab a cup of coffee and join us on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. on zoom. Please contact Susie Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a zoom invite.
Exciting things are happening at Heritage in 2021!
Our Heritage UMC family will be joining the Good Neighbor Experiment. Through sermons, small group studies, actions in our neighborhoods –
we will learn to develop long-term relationships in our neighborhoods
that can change the world.
Watch for more information on how you can be a part of the experiment in 2021.
A reminder that online giving is available on the church website at https://heritageumc.org/. Should you prefer to write a check, you can mail them to the church office at Heritage United Methodist Church, 12850 Quivira Rd, Overland Park KS 66213.