October 26, 2016 Wellspring


Attention Teenagers! Do you like staying up late and then sleeping in? If so, we have the perfect camp for you. Night Owl Camp offers a schedule which will be right up your alley.  Breakfast begins at what is usually "lunch time;" lunch is served at "dinner time;" and dinner is cooked over a campfire late under the night sky. In good weather, you will be eating under the stars, bathed in the moon's glow.  

Activities are varied and include challenge courses, field games, archery, night swims, night hikes, night games and worship.  Illumination is provided by glow sticks, flashlights or lanterns. This camp provides a special opportunity to get to know yourself and others better, and to connect with God who is, of course,  "on call" 24/7.

It is not too soon to sign up for the summer of 2017.  There are Night Owl camps for middle school students as well as senior highs. Go to our Website for further information and to enroll.

The Celtic Cross

When you walk into the lobby of Heartland Center, you see an impressive wooden Celtic cross embellished with interlacing that hangs on the wall.  This cross was donated by the Mound City Presbyterian Church at the time of its decommissioning.

The cross was hand-carved by a member of that congregation, Rube Dahlman, for the church in 1962.  It is quite beautiful, and shows the talent of a skilled artisan.  It was placed on the wall above the altar in the Mound City sanctuary.  For many years, it served as an inspiration to church members and visitors, through its beauty and symbolism.

When the church made a decision to close its doors, the members agreed that they wanted this impressive cross to be donated to Heartland Presbyterian Center. It now hangs on the wall so that those entering the lobby immediately see it. And so it continues to serve as symbol and encouragement for the many Christians who come to this place. It is a meaningful representation of the ministry and mission of Heartland.

This gift is a blessing to the Center and we celebrate the talents of Rube Dahlman, who created it.

Planning is more fun when done in nature. . . Come join us!

With the changing of the seasons, we want to remind you that Heartland Center is a great place for retreats and conferences. While now is a beautiful time to get close to nature, the opportunity is available to your church or organization any time during the year.  

Many groups come to the Heartland for training and educational events, for spiritual retreats, for brainstorming sessions or team building exercises.  Where better to hold your gathering? 

We have the place for you to relax, refresh and reflect. We offer convenient and comfortable accommodations. Our experienced chef offers hearty flavorful meals. 

You can observe God's creation, listen to the sounds of the outdoors, sit around a campfire or bask in the glow of the fire in the Great Room. So contact us now to learn more about scheduling your event here at HPC. 

Hospitality@HeartlandCenter.org or (816) 891-1078 Ext. 119.

Visitors are saying...

Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful facilities!
Loved it! Will be planning to return for another year.
Everything was super clean!  Amazing staff--so generous and nice!!
Loved the lodge porches!  The hotel rooms were clean and the beds were SOFT!   [A reference to the new Tempur-Pedic mattresses.]

Groups at Heartland Center--November

Please keep the following groups in your prayers as they gather here in November.

Presbyterian Youth Workers Association            

ThimbleBees Quilters

The Church    

First Presbyterian Church-Gardner, KS    

The Navigators

McCownGordon Construction      

All Nations Breakthrough Church

Crafty Friends          

Spencer Family        

St. Luke Joy Church

Jesuits Alum Service Corps  

Cathy Johnson Quilters        

Young Life

Boy Scouts--Order of the Arrow        

Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church

Robinson Family                        

Desperation Church