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Opportunities to Connect & Serve

Christ calls us to be in community with others, and to serve people.  There are many meaningful events, causes, and opportunities to serve our community in fellowship with the great people of Carol Stream and DuPage County.  Here are some of the many ways to connect & serve through Heritage!   

Check back frequently for additions!

Key opportunities by month

March 2024

  • One Great Hour of Sharing offering - When we give to the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering on Easter Day, we are helping repair peoples’ lives.  Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing supports efforts to relieve hunger through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, promote development through the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, and assist in areas of disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.  We invite you to visit the OGHS website (pcusa.org/oghs) to find out more information.  You may use HPC’s regular online giving link http://heritagepresby.org/stewardship/, or you may mail or drop off a check to the church or put it in the offering plate.   Please make a note that it’s for One Great Hour of Sharing in the memo line of your check. ​

 

April 2024

  • The Gathering is the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 10:30 AM - The Gathering meets either in person or on Zoom. Come for an opportunity to connect with one another, have a lively discussion, and nurture your faith.  See Zoom link in weekly HPC email.  

  • Pastor’s Preview: Sundays at 9:00 am: All are welcome as we gather on Sunday mornings before worship to engage with the sermon text, learn more about the history of the passage, explore the passages surrounding the text, and sometimes look at translation challenges between the original language and the English translation.​​​

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  • Heritage All Church Prayer Group: Thursdays at 1:00 on Zoom.  A dedicated group of folks gather online every Thursday afternoon for reconnection and prayer.  Participants share prayer concerns for individuals, situations, communities, or events happening worldwide. There are no requirements or expectations that everyone will pray each week.  Please come; all are welcome at this Zoom event.  Zoom links are in the weekly email.  If you have a prayer concern, please email us, call the church or fill out a prayer request card on Sunday mornings and put it in the offering tray.​

  • Outreach’s “An Evening of Inspiration” - Thursday, April 11.  Outreach serves people in vulnerable situations through relationships and comprehensive services that prepare them to reach their God-given potential.  You’re invited to join us at a dinner to celebrate this work that creates a brighter future for our neighbors in Carol Stream. Heritage is hosting several tables at the event.  There is no cost for you to attend this inspirational evening.  For more info go to: An Evening of Inspiration – Outreach (weareoutreach.org)

  • Carol Stream Community Food Drive is April 13, 2024 - Please help our neighbors in need by supporting 6 local food pantries that serve Carol Stream residents.  Last year the town donated tons of food for each pantry!  The pantries will pick up the food from Glenbard North High School (GBN) starting at 2pm on the 13th.  Nonperishable food, toilet paper, detergent, soap, shampoo, diapers (sizes 3-5) are needed. You may bring your items to the church before the 13th.   Follow this link for full info: Food Drive Information 2024 (google.com) 

  • ​D2D Missional Spotlight Series – April 21st with light lunch beginning immediately after worship.  We will hear from Dina Hilliard, Executive Director at Outreach Carol Stream.   Outreach Carol Stream is a multi-purpose, neighborhood resource center serving residents in southeast Carol Stream since 1986. Their goal is to help neighborhood residents work together to build a stronger community.  Staff are professionally trained in education and human services, sharing a common commitment to minister to each person’s physical, social and spiritual needs.  Come and find out how we can make an impact together!

  • Sign up now to be on the Heritage Hunger Fighters team and be fundraising!   June 22, 2024 will be this year's Shopping Cart Shuffle 5K + Kids Dash which benefits the Neighborhood Food Pantries, who have been addressing food insecurity for 25 years!  Registration for this year’s Shopping Cart Shuffle 5K is now open, and we are hopeful that you will again help us with your partnership, either by run/walking or by your donations. Together we can feed our hungry neighbors in DuPage County!  Visit https://raceroster.com/events/2024/85389/shopping-cart-shuffle/pledge/team?id=1 to donate to the Heritage Hunger Fighters and for more information.

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