Join us in prayer for people affected by the storm as well as for emergency responders: Almighty Father, we ask for Your mercy on those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Protect people. Guide emergency responders as they seek to help those in need.
Consider helping us continue the flow of emergency supplies by financially donating. Heritage will direct funds to our partners and humanitarian organizations that are providing direct care for the families who are in great need after these catastrophes.
Consider volunteering with Vineyard Columbus’ Hurricane Response Team. Vineyard has graciously agreed to allow Heritage attenders and members to join their Hurricane relief efforts in Houston. Also, many of you have relatives, friends, and associates in Texas and in Florida. So another option is to travel independently and volunteer onsite. We have put together some useful information and options for those who are thinking about volunteering.
1. Take a box or use your own.
2. Fill the box with items from the list of suggestions.
3. Bring it in before Sunday, November 19th.
Volunteer days vary
Celebrate the sanctity of human life and help support the ministries of Pregnancy Decision Health Centers by volunteering.
For more details or to sign up, visit the PDHC website.
Monday through Friday, 9am-4:30pm
WARM provides short-term assistance and educational services through an array of services which include the FEED Food Pantry, WORK Initiative, HOPE Program, Kids Lunch Club and many others. While most volunteers stock shelves, organize the pantry and shop with clients through the food pantry, many help in other ways.
For more details, contact Karan Stempko or Taylor Owens.
Victory Ministries (VM) is a multi-faceted Family Assistance Center that provides critical emergency services to nearly 20,000 individuals which includes 7,000 poor families, elderly, shut-ins, and handicapped. VM is relocating to a new facility under the banner of Center of Hope.
For more details, download the VM serving opportunities sheet.
5 to 6 times per year
Join us as Heritage partners with Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) for their Promise Keeper’s worship service and fellowship. The main emphasis is on sharing the Gospel and providing spiritual and prayer support for the inmates. Registration is required in order to be permitted into the prison and you must be 18 or older to participate. An application and Nexus must be completed, submitted to Chaplain Smith and approved before attending as well.
For more details, contact Debbi Roberts or call 614-898-9412 x511.
CHLOE empowers young single moms to become self-sufficient, resilient and adaptable. By providing safe haven and education, CHLOE works to equip their clients with the skills needed to prevent and break the cycle of poverty. If you have a heart for teaching others good parenting skills, then CHLOE could use your help mentoring teen moms!
For more details, contact Brandy Deichert.
Please help the American Red Cross meet the needs of hospital patients by partnering with us to give the GIFT OF LIFE. Your one donation can save up to three lives. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age, meet the weight & height requirement (110 pounds or more, depending on their height), and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate. Please bring your ID when you come.
For more details, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: HCC.
An innovative offender re-entry program for men and women returning to central Ohio. Offenders receive support and guidance as they navigate their journey from incarceration to independence both prior to release and after they return to the community. Visit their website to see the many ways to help both inside the prison and outside.
For more details, contact Debbi Roberts, Volunteer Leader or Christine Money, Executive Director, or call 614-477-1426 to contact Kindway by phone.
3rd Sunday of each month, 2pm
Parkside is located at the SE corner of N. Spring Road and Maxtown. Parkside accommodates independent living and assisted living retirees as well as seniors requiring memory care. Join us for worship service and visiting time with residents of Westerville’s newest multi-use retirement facility.
For more details, contact Bob and Nancy Garver or call 614-898-9244.
3rd & 4th Saturday of each month
Prepare and serve breakfast for homeless families facing a housing crisis. Since children are welcome to serve alongside their parents, this is a great opportunity for the whole family to serve together.
For more details, contact Tracie Bayer, Executive Director, or call 614-638-7713.
2nd Friday of each month
Dream Center is an inner city ministry serving the homeless and poor in the Short North. Heritage volunteers prepare and serve meals to as many as 100 people. Each month a small group leads a short worship service which includes singing and giving an inspirational message or testimony in order to create spiritual community.
To find available dates to sign up your small group check the Serving Schedule. For more info, contact Wayne Benson.
2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month
Worship service and visiting time with residents of an assisted living facility. Join us as we develop friendships and spiritually support the elderly in our community.
To serve 2nd Sundays, contact John & Lorene Leis or 614-946-1237. To serve 3rd Sundays, contact Mike Durand or 614-302-8920.
Service days vary
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for Life Groups and/or individuals at Rahab’s. Opportunities include: home maintenance and construction, mentoring, transportation and Bible study.
For more details, email Wayne Benson or call 614-898-9412 x617.