Update regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19
(Latest Update: May 31, 2020, 10:45am)

Due to the Governor’s recent indoor mask mandate, we have made a change to our June schedule that we believe actually engages the most people in the simplest way. We will have one outdoor service at 9am at the Colonial Heights Campus; and one indoor service at 11am at the Midlothian Campus, with online services still at both 9am and 11am.  No registration is needed for the outdoor service, but will still be used for the indoor service at Midlothian. (In the event that rain is in the forecast, and due to the equipment that needs to be moved and set up, a call will be made by 5pm each Saturday as to whether we will have that outdoor service or return to an online service that week.)

Upcoming Schedule

Sundays in June

Colonial Heights Campus, 9am – Outdoor service at the Colonial Heights Campus. Live-streaming at live.theheightsonline.com, our church app (click here to download), and our main Facebook page: theheightsbaptist If rain is in the forecast, a call will be made at 5pm on Saturday whether the service will be moved online only. If you will be attending the service in person, please download our church app for lyrics to the worship songs and access to our online bulletin.  There is no registration required for this service.

Midlothian Campus, 11am – Service on-campus maintaining social distancing by registering for seating online prior to the service as well as live-streaming at live.theheightsonline.com, church app (click here to download), and main Facebook page: theheightsbaptist Registration will open each Sunday at 1pm for the next Sunday. Click here to register for next Sunday.

As we begin to phase in to meeting in-person again, please make yourself familiar with our Sunday Worship Service Safety Protocols.

Online Schedule of Events
during COVID-19 Social Distancing

Worship Services
Sundays at 9am (Colonial Heights) & 11am (Midlothian)
Both hours will be on our livestream: live.theheightsonline.com, church app (click here to download), and main Facebook page: theheightsbaptist
A children’s activity sheet is available at thb.church/activitysheet
Missed the livestream? Catch it on-demand at thb.church/watch-read

Kids Worship
Sundays at 8:30am, 4:30pm
on our livestream: live.theheightsonline.com
Missed the livestream? Catch it on-demand at thb.church/watch-read

Children’s Ministry Devotions
Monday – Friday at 9am
on our Children’s Ministry Facebook page: theheightschildren

Youth Bible Study
Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm
on our Youth Ministry Instagram: theheightsyouthministry

Preschool Puppet Show
Tuesdays at 9:30am
on our Children’s Ministry Facebook page: theheightschildren

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7pm
on our Children’s Ministry Facebook page: theheightschildren

Connection Card

At The Heights we often say that “life is better connected.” While that may be different and more challenging these days, we still believe that to be true. We would love to connect you to a life group, talk to you about a relationship with Jesus, or be able to pray for you! Click here to let us know how we can best connect with you.

Love804 Opportunities

Volunteers to Make Fabric Masks
We have a unique opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic to help the 804 community by making and distributing fabric face masks to area healthcare facilities. Please sign up to help fulfill the needs in the following ways: fabric cutting, sewing, delivery, and donations. Details and sign up here!

Blood Donation
There is currently a critical need for donation of blood and platelets. Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients. The Heights Colonial Heights Campus is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, May 27. You MUST make an appointment. Register here.

“Hello Neighbor” Cards
We know many of you have already reached out to neighbors to help in the ways that you can.  Feel free to download this card to be filled out and given to those neighbors that live around you or others that you may know may be hesitant to go out or need a call.

Bless Every Home
We may not be able to physically gather together as the church, but we are well equipped and have plenty of opportunity to “be” the church to those around us. The Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia has developed this tool which allows you to pray for your neighbors by name. We want to encourage you to use this resource so you can be praying specifically for your neighbors, by name, during this time. To sign up visit blesseveryhome.com.

Chesterfield Food Bank
Those that would like to volunteer, need to call 804.414.8885 the day BEFORE they want to volunteer in order to make sure the food bank needs volunteers that day. The Chesterfield Food Bank is located at 12211 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Project Volunteers
Volunteers are wanted for VCU Health-sponsored projects that are currently ongoing in Richmond, VA surrounding PPE manufacturing for VCU Health and other local health systems. Volunteer duties would mostly be related to assembling 3D printed face masks and other manufactured PPE. Register to help here.

Three Simple Ideas for Our Peace:

Notes from Our Pastor’s Sunday Sermon

  1. Be Still
    Crisis leads to anxiety leads to “do something, anything”. the Bible calls us to do just the opposite. Our first response is to stop, be still; “Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10)
    The beginning of Psalm 46 says He is our very present help in trouble. So be still until you recognize that presence and know that help.
  2. Pray
    Philippians 4:6 tells us not to be anxious, but instead pray. Ask God for wisdom, strength, help in what to do, when to act, how to respond; and then be willing to be still until He reveals His answer. He always does.
  3.  Take the step that most responds to God
    Our steps should acknowledge God, not our fears, not our crisis. Our actions should acknowledge God, not the world. That is the fear of the Lord. Fearing anything in the world leads to more fear, but “In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence…” (Proverbs 14:26)

We understand that COVID and social distancing can be very isolating and stressful for people living with or in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders, as well as caregivers and family members of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

If you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate assistance, contact your local behavioral health emergency services department, call 9-1-1, or visit the nearest emergency room

Dial 211 – 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer.

Helpful Links:

Information from our local government and public health officials:
Chesterfield County COVID-19 Updates

Virginia Department of Health:
VDH COVID-19 Updates

Nationwide information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
CDC COVID-19 Updates

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:
15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for those in need:
CCHASM Alliance for Social Ministry
Celebrate Recovery Official YouTube Channel
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Phone Meetings or Online Groups
Al-Anon Electronic Meetings
Chesterfield Crisis Line: 804.748.6356
District 19 Crisis Line: 804.862.8000
Chesterfield Police Non-Emergency Number: 804.748.1251
Mental Health America Warmline: 866.400.6428
Alive RVA Warmline: 1.833.473.3782
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Cope with Coronavirus
Coping with COVID-19 in the context of PTSD
Military Service Members Veterans and Family Resources
Families First Information (English/Español)
Current Food Resources and Distribution Locations
Greater Richmond Area Resources (Alphabetical)