Welcome to Heights Christian Church
As a Shalom congregation, Heights Christian Church is open to and affirming of all people, celebrating and finding strength in our diversity and affirming the dignity and worth of every person. We welcome into full membership and participation in the life of the church, persons of every gender, race, age, culture, ethnic background, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, and difference in ability. All are welcome as beloved children of God.
What's Happening at HCC...
Come, Celebrate the Holidays
Advent is a time of waiting, a time to prepare ourselves for the coming of Emmanuel, God With Us. But perhaps it is also a time to prepare ourselves to be "Emmanuel" for the community around us. so during this season of Advent we will explore how we can be "God With Us" in Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. Come join us in Sunday morning worship at 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Eve Service - 7:15 p.m.
Our traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service will prepare our hearts for the birth of the Savior. Come be a part of the celebration in song, word and prayer.
Green Chalice Holiday Tips
Being eco-aware is everyone's job, and doesn't stop at the holiday time - here are a few "green" tips to consider for this Holdiay Season:
Go local - Each ingredient in the average Christmas dinner travels 1500 milies to get to your table. Talk about an insane carbon footprint! Try to purchase local foods for your table as much as possible and look for meats without hormones and antibiotics.
Ban paper and plastic - If every family in the U.S. bought one less package of paper plates a year, we could save almost half a million trees. Help out by using reusable plates, utensils and cups. If reusables don't work for you, try cutlery made of 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, sugarcane, or corn, and all are compostable, to boot. Don't forget to stock up on reusable containers for the mountain of leftovers.
Decorate with nature - You can create beautiful centerpieces with stuff from your own backyard. Think: pinecones, evergreen branches, etc. Don't forget to return your natural decor back to nature following the big day.
Remember the three R's - Keep the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra in mind even when the fiesta is over. Don't buy more than you need and shop with reusable bags. Give new life to things you used: like those food jars that can be used for leftovers.
Collect for others - Keep the cans of green beans, carrots, and other non-perishables that your family doesn't end up using. Take them to the local food bank.
Think about how you travel - If you and your family sight see during the holidays, use public transportation if you can. Take a brisk walk after that big holiday meal!
Prayer for the Week
Is it that I haven't seen you, God? Have I been looking someplace else for you? Or have my eyes been covered by the distractions in my life?
And yet you are so faithful in your love for me. I see now with a new vision and great hope, because my heart is enraptured by your love.
I pray to you and feel the power of your coming, like a light on the path before, me guiding me to return your love even more.
Let me raise my voice with new courage and deep joy to give you praise with my life. Amen.
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In our prayers...
Open our eyes, Lord that we may see you.
Open our ears that we may hear your still, small voice.
And open our hearts that we may feel your presence this day and everyday. Amen.