Salute to Freedom 2018

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in News & Events | 0 comments

Looking for a great family-friendly event to kick off your Independence Day celebrations? Join us Sunday, July 1st, for a “Salute to Freedom” at the Heartland Community, between Newark and Bethel, Missouri.

There will be free BBQ from 6:00-6:30pm, live music featuring The Homestead Pickers from Branson’s Silver Dollar City at 8:00pm,  and a great fireworks show. Admission is free, and will take place outdoors at 101 Nations Boulevard, Bethel MO 63434.

Watch for details, or click here to follow our event page on Facebook.



Church Ground Breaking Report

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in News & Events | 0 comments

Heartland Community Church near Bethel, Missouri, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Pastor Kris Palmer led the ceremony and was joined on the platform by members of the Heartland Executive Council. Special guests included pastors from area churches, local and state officials, members of the press, representatives from the construction firm, family members, and friends. Heartland Christian Academy headmaster, Shabaka Williams, read a framed proclamation sent from the Missouri Senate, initiated by Senator Brian Munzlinger.

Following music, remarks, and prayer, Laurie Sharpe took her place in a large backhoe provided by Luby Equipment Services, of Quincy, IL and dug the first scoopful of earth for the much-anticipated project. Pastor Kris and Martha Palmer then led the families of the church in turning over scoops of dirt with shovels they had brought from home. The GPS Children’s Church provided plastic shovels for all the children.

The project is being supervised by Brown Church Development of Kearny, NB. They anticipate the building will take more than a year to complete. The new church will feature a sanctuary, offices, prayer rooms, and a large foyer for fellowship. It will be attached to the current Heartland Christian Academy building where children’s classes will be held.

Heartland Community Church is located on Route E between Bethel and Newark, Missouri. Services are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am, with Sunday School at 9:00 am, Sunday night at 6:00pm, and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Guests are always welcome to attend. We also offer livestream of our services at, or via our Facebook page.


Mission House May Specials 2018

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in News & Events | 0 comments

Lots of new surprises await at the Mission House so don’t forget to stop in for these weekly specials throughout the month of May!

  • May 3rd – 5th: Books, DVDs, VHS, and CDs are all 1/2 OFF!
  • May 10th – 12th: $.50 OFF Shirts, Skirts, and Blouses.
  • May 17th – 19th: $.50 OFF Puzzles and Games.
  • May 24th – 26th: DOLLAR DAYS!!!! Every piece of clothing just $1.00 each.

EXTENDED HOURS during Dollar Days — Thursday & Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-2pm.

Located at 6417 Shelby 150, in the Heartland Community. Donations are welcome, and may be dropped off inside the building. Donations are accepted Monday through Wednesday from 10am to 3pm, and during our regular store hours. For more information, call 660-284-4175.

National Day of Prayer 2018

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in News & Events | 0 comments

Join Us at Heartland as We Observe the National Day of Prayer, May 3rd

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. As a church, we plan to meet at the HCC Legacy Building, Upper Commons, from 12:15-12:35pm on Thursday, May 3rd.

Prayer brings people together. Prayer builds bridges between opposing persons and even political parties. Prayer reminds us that we are created in God’s image and He desires for us to represent Him everywhere we go. Prayer brings UNITY. In 2018, our theme will be Pray for America – UNITY, based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Church Ground Breaking Ceremony

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in News & Events | 0 comments

We’re Breaking Ground!

Heartland Community Church is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for our new church building at 101 Nations Boulevard, Bethel, Missouri. We look forward to more effectively serving families and individuals in Heartland and surrounding communities through this new facility. For almost 22 years, we have held church services in the Heartland Christian Academy school gymnasium. We are excited about building a new facility which will include a dedicated sanctuary for worship services and church activities, offices, classrooms, and a large foyer area for fellowship.

We are extending an invitation to you to attend our groundbreaking ceremony for this new church building on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Lunch will be served outside on the grounds in the Heartland community at 12:30pm, with the groundbreaking to follow at 1:30pm. We would be honored by your attendance as we begin this new venture. God has been good to us, and we look forward to sharing this special day with you.

If you are able to attend please let us know by contacting Debbie Cowans, at 660-284-6330 or Your continued support of our church community is greatly appreciated.


Dr. Kris R. Palmer
Senior Pastor
Heartland Community Church

Mrs. Charles Sharpe
CNS International Ministries, Inc.