Each year around Christmas we try to minister to our community some way, whether it be through caroling, the children’s Christmas play, or inviting them to a special Christmas service. This year will be no different. The first event planned is Christmas caroling at some of the local nursing homes, where we will pass out cookies and handmade cards to the residents after we sing. Then, on Christmas Eve, we will be having a live nativity on the front lawn of the church. People, costumes, live animals, and a manger! We have never done a live nativity, but look forward to seeing the community’s response! Refreshments will be served in the church. Afterwards, there will be a candlelight service. We hope to see you there!
November is just around the corner, and once again preparations are underway for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Heartland Baptist Church. Every year we have a wonderful time of sweet fellowship, praise, and giving of thanks…..Not to mention the food!!! There is always a smorgasbord of food for Thanksgiving Dinner. From ham and mashed potatoes to deer roast and gravy, we usually have it all. Sometimes even a turkey shows up! This is our first Thanksgiving in the new building, and we hope to have a crowd of visitors to minister to. So if you care to drop by, here are the details:
Heartland Baptist Church – 829 W. St Joseph – Perryville, MO
Wednesday, November 22 @ 6:30 PM
We look forward to seeing you there!
The week of our 17th anniversary meeting and the dedication of our building was filled with blessings and fond memories. We began the meeting with powerful preaching on Sunday. Then on Monday a crew of men from Fairfax Baptist Temple arrived to work on the building throughout the week. Each day the men worked their hearts out to help remodel the building, and every evening we heard preaching from a variety of pastors and evangelist. On Thursday Pastor Greg Dawson from Tuscan, AZ flew in with Serge and Katie Lapare, dear friends that were a major part of starting Heartland Baptist Church over 17 years ago. There was 1 salvation decision (Praise the Lord!), and a whole lot of work was put into preparing the basement for use and into finishing the office space. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of the pastors, evangelist, and brothers in Christ that traveled so far and helped so much!
Schedule of Events Starting Sunday Sept. 17
Sunday 1000 A.M.: Dr. S.M. Davis
Sunday 11:00 A.M.: Dr. S.M. Davis – The Life Transforming Power of Kindness
Sunday 6:00 P.M.: Dr. S.M. Davis – How to Humble Yourself
Monday 7:00 P.M.: Dr. S.M. Davis – The Lord, the Seasons, and the Harvest
Tuesday 7:00 P.M.: Pastor James Waymire
Wednesday 7:00 P.M.: Pastor James Waymire
Thursday 7:00 P.M.: Pastor Todd Abbey
Friday 7:00 P.M.: Pastor Greg Dawson
Snacks and refreshments to follow Weeknight service. In celebration of 17 years there will be cake served on Wednesday evening following the service.
There will be work performed on the building during the week by the men from Fairfax Baptist Temple, Fairfax, VA. and on Friday they will be treated to a special cookout at the Pastor’s home in the afternoon.
The community is welcome and encouraged to attend the scheduled services. Anyone who wishes to tour the facilities is welcome to stop by. We would be happy to show you what has been accomplished with God’s help.
Other churches around the country have invested both time and money in helping us to purchase and repair the building. Jehovah Jireh Ministries invested a large sum of money to help us with the purchase. Fairfax Baptist Temple and Shining Light Baptist Church both invested in the building and repairs. We are so thankful for their help!
Additionally, many businesses have been a huge help to us in this endeavor and we would love for folks from each organization to stop in for a service so that our congregation can recognize you and thank you for your help!
Local Businesses and entities that have contributed to our successful purchase, transition into and continued efforts in remodeling are:
- First State Community Bank
- Chester National Bank
- The City of Perryville, Board of Alderman, Planning and Zoning, and Angela Brown
- Guyot Lumber and Hardware
- Schumer Brothers Heating and Cooling
- Perryville Outdoor Products
- Moonier Florist and Greenhouse
- Citizen’s Electric Corp.
We will be hosting another yard sale this coming weekend( Sept. 8-9). Last week’s turn out was great, and we hoping that this weeks will be even better. We will be opening the doors from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Friday, and from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday. We hope to see you there!
When we purchased our new property, we were also blessed with an abundance of furniture. There were couches, chairs, tables, desk, lamps and it was more than we can use, so this year we will be setting up a yard sale August 31 – September 2. Along with the furniture, we also have household goods, figurines, a whirlpool tub, framed pictures, and more. Some of the ladies of the church will be holding a bake sale as well, so be sure to stop by and see what goodies you will find! This will be mostly an inside event. Restrooms are open to the public and refreshments will be available along with the baked goods.
All proceeds will go to the remodeling/rehab efforts that are ongoing inside the building. We also still have some angels figurines to return to family members.
Donations of items are welcome and may be dropped off at the church building any time by leaving them in the covered carport area.
Excitement is in the air as we have begun to prepare for our Grand Opening Meeting (September 17 – 24) and the 17th anniversary of the church (September 20) . Both events are occurring simultaneously, so there are many things to plan and prepare for. Throughout the week we will be hosting several pastors, friends, and visiting church groups from across the U.S.; including Dr. S.M. Davis from Solve Family Problems Ministries, Pastor Greg Dawson from Shining Light Baptist Church in Tuscan, AZ; Pastor James Waymire from Second Baptist Church in Festus, MO; Pastor George Smith, and Pastor Todd Abbey from Fairfax Baptist Temple in Fairfax, VA. A group of men from Fairfax Baptist Temple have volunteered to help with remodeling work on the building that week as well, which will be a tremendous blessing!
Here are the times for the meeting:
Sunday, September 17 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, & 6:00 PM
Monday – Friday September 18-22 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 24 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, & 2:00 PM
We hope to see you there!