As a reminder: Please do not attend services, Life Groups, or other activities if you have a fever, shortness of breath, or a cough. If you feel unwell or experience any of those symptoms, please contact your doctor or health care provider.
Colonial Heights Campus, 9:15 & 10:45am
Here at The Heights we are continually researching and utilizing the latest innovations and best products for safely cleaning our building and for ensuring the safest environment for those attending here.
Face masks are no longer required but if you feel more comfortable wearing one, we are supportive of that decision. No offering plates are passed. Drop off stations for offering are available outside the Worship Center doors. Giving online is encouraged. Restrooms are cleaned and sanitized before services. Hand sanitizing station are provided throughout the building.
We offer a full schedule of Sunday activities. Adult Life Groups are offered at both hours very similar to before the onset of the Coronavirus (see the Life Group brochure or check with your group’s leaders for exact details), Youth Worship and Life Groups happen at 9:15am, Kids Worship for K-5th is at 9:15 and Life Groups at 10:45, Preschool and Nursery is available at both hours and Puppet Theatre happens at 9:15. Our worship services are at both hours and on all of our regular online venues. We look forward worshiping, learning, and serving together!
Our services (9:15 & 10:45am) are online in all of the usual formats: live.thb.church, our church app (click here to download), our main Facebook page: theheightsbaptist, Roku, and AppleTV. Missed the livestream? Catch it on-demand at thb.church/watch-read Please download our church app for sermon notes and access to our online bulletin.
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.
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 blood drives on September 8 and October 13. 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 March 15, 2020 Sermon
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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
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)