What to Expect
Kids and Youth
It's not easy to walk through new doors. That's why everyone who does, receives a warm greeting by our Welcome Team. It's their job to make you feel at home...and they love doing it!
What should I wear?
Come as you are and wear whatever you like! Jeans or suits, slacks or overalls, T-shirts or button-downs: all are welcome. We believe Jesus when he said, "Don't worry about what you will wear." We're not worried. We don't want you to be either.
What is worship like?
Our service has three movements: 1) We approach God, 2) We experience God's Word, and 3) We respond to God. To learn more about a typical Sunday service visit our worship page.
Will I be expected to contribute financially?
No. The offering is for those who call Heartland 'home'. As our guest, we simply hope that the worship service has been a gift to you.
Is your service traditional or contemporary?
Yes! We strive to worship God in a way that is true to who we are. Since we are truly an intergenerational community, this means worshiping in a way that taps into the hearts, minds, and spirits of all ages of people. Therefore, some elements of our worship are rooted in the Christian tradition: "passing the peace," singing the "Doxology," partaking of Communion weekly, and signing a hymn or two. Other elements of our worship give witness to the newness of God's work among us: contemporary statements of faith, relevant sermons, and newer songs played with a piano, a guitar, and a box drum.
Do I have to believe to belong?
Absolutely not. We especially welcome the curious, the doubting, the skeptical, and the broken. After all, we've all been there. And Jesus welcomed us.
During worship, the nursery is attended by at least one adult volunteer or more, depending on the need. Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. As a registered childcare during the week, we pride ourselves on a clean environment and trustworthy volunteers. There is also a private space available for nursing mothers. If you would like to keep your child/ren with you during the service feel free to go in and out of the worship center as needed. (Many of our young parents do!)
Children under 10:
Brief info about children and worship here.
Brief info here about youth in worship including a link to the FYSH page