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July 5th Church Anniversary

July 5th Church Anniversary



In the mid 1990’s, after Charlie Sharpe recommitted his life to the Lord, workers at the farm started getting saved almost right away. It wasn’t safe to climb in the cab of Charlie’s truck or sit down with him at coffee unless you wanted to hear about Jesus.

By 1995, all those new converts needed a local church to grow in, so Charlie and Laurie started praying for a pastor. They were looking for someone who could lead Heartland Community Church in a converted machine shed at the farm. They were shocked to discover that God had Charlie Sharpe in mind.

The congregation continued to grow and it was soon time for a new location. The new Heartland Christian Academy school building was just the right place. Services were held there in the gymnasium up until July of 2019 when we moved into the new sanctuary adjoining the school.

We hope you’ll save the date for a special anniversary church service on the evening of July 5th as we celebrate two milestones — 25 years together as a congregation, and heart about more lives restored at a Heartland Recovery Program graduation.

  • Please bring your own chair. There is plenty of room on the east lawn for social distancing, and the building provides a lot of shade by 7:30pm. We ask everyone to abide by local health department guidelines as we gather. Maintain 6′ distance with those not of your own household, observe good hand washing/hygiene, and do not attend if you are feeling ill.
  • The church building will be open for walk-through tours at 7pm
  • An outdoor service begins at 7:30pm, followed by cupcakes and a fireworks display at 9:15pm.
  • Livestream is available for those unable to attend:
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  • Our GPS Kids will be doing a fundraiser, selling ice cream novelty items, bottled water, and sparkling ice patriot lemonades







July 5th Church Anniversary Event