Heritage is a church of about 75 members located in Carol Stream, a western suburb of Chicago.
Who are we?
While we are a mature congregation, we welcome and embrace all generations, particularly children. People describe our church as welcoming, friendly and like a family. As a small church, we know each other well, and also welcome new people, whether visiting from out of town or looking for a new church. We pray for each other, our community and the world. We love to sing and share food in fellowship. Since our founding in 1977, we have been serving our community through outreach and service. We encourage people to explore their personal calling and we seek to enable these ministries.
What do we believe?
We believe that Jesus Christ is God's Son, the model for whom we should strive to be. We believe in God's redeeming grace for all His children. We believe we are called to serve God by serving others, sharing sacraments, and sharing the Gospel with to our children, congregation, and community. We believe in inclusiveness, and each person is welcomed as a unique child of God. We believe that each person has a calling, and each has been graced by God with certain gifts to share.
We know that homelessness and hunger are significant issues in our county despite its wealth. As Christians, we are all called to imitate Christ by caring for others. Heritage is committed to acts of service and assistance by involvement in local and global organizations, through active participation and partnership.
Heritage is a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a denomination of more than 9000 churches across the country.
Presbyterian core values include:
• The lordship of Christ
• Honoring diversity
• Being one church
• Prayer is at the heart of worship
• Faithful stewardship of God’s gifts
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