Saturday, December 1, 2012

Samaritan Ministries Penny Campaign

We had a great time connecting with our community today at the Penny Campaign.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Annual Toy Drive For Salvation Army

Help us fill this sleigh with new,  unwrapped toys for children in need this Christmas.

Join us for a benefit concert on Sunday, December 16th at 6 PM.

1410 West Clemmonsville Road,
Winston - Salem, NC 27127

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Choir at Tanglewood Festival of Lights


Heavenview's Christmas Choir will be singing on Saturday, November 17th at 7 PM at Gift Village during the Festival of Lights. November 17th is opening night for the Festival of Lights. If you wish to hear the choir sing on the 17th, you may want to get to the park early. For cars, trucks and vans the entry fee is $15.

We hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

We Had A Great Turnout At The Ronald McDonald House!

Beverley's chili was all the guests talked about on Tuesday night. Thank you, Sis. Beverley for providing this yummy dinner for the guests of RMH. You are such a blessing to Heavenview and to our community.

Thanks to Ashley, Alicea, Kim, Sharon, Peggy, Donna, Antoinette, Matthew, Beverley and Jamie for making the evening a perfect one.

The meal you made and the hugs and words of encouragement you offered the guests that evening genuinely touched their heart.

Watching tears well up in their eyes as you believed with them that God is able to accomplish exactly what their child needs, was overwhelming.

This is what we are called to do. Serving Our Generation by the Will of God is what our community needs from us. Showing the Love of Jesus Christ is invaluable. I learned this lesson once more this past Tuesday evening, thanks to you.

To learn more about Serving Our Generation, please email Christie.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ronald McDonald House Needs Volunteers

We will be serving a meal at the Ronald McDonald House next Tuesday, October 30th at 6:15 PM. If you are able to contribute to this meal or wish to come and help us serve, please email Christie.

Monday, September 10, 2012

We Care About Aids Care Service

During the month of September we will be collecting the following items for our
Aids Care Service Food Drive.

These are some of the items we distribute on a weekly basis. We only ask that donated items are in decent shape, regular shelf size versus industrial size, and that your donations are within expiration date guidelines.

Breakfast cereals
Pasta sauces and pasta
Peanut butter
Canned chicken or tuna in water
Chunky-style hearty soups and condensed soups
Healthy juices
White and brown rice
Canned chili, stew and ravioli
Canned meats, fruits and vegetables
Rice-a-Roni and Pasta-Roni
Jams and jellies and low-sugar spreads
Fresh produce

Stop by Heavenview to donate food to the pantry at Aids Care Service. Heavenview is located at 1410 West Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.

If you have questions about this Food Drive, email Christie at

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ronald McDonald House

We are serving a meal at RMH on Tuesday, October 30th. If you would like to help us, please email

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries

Our Chorale will be singing at Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries on August 12th. This is a great way to share God's love.

To learn more about this ministry, visit this link: 

August's wish list includes:  Shampoo, regular size bottles

Thank you for showing compassion.

Serving at Samaritan Ministries

Beverley agreed to sleep overnight at the homeless shelter through our Serving Our Generation Campaign - and this is what she shared with me about her experience: Thank you Christie. Going to the Homeless shelter was a greatly rewarding experience for me. Seeing the needs of the guest, talking with them, the devotion, listening to them express their thanks and gratitude... I am going to try and do it about once or every two months if my work schedule permits me.

Thanks to all of our volunteers! You make a difference each time you look outside of your own needs to meet the needs of others. 

Learn more about Samaritan Ministries by visiting this link:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Serving at Samaritan Ministries, Friday, July 22, 2012

Thanks to Sis. Beverley, Bro. Phillip and Bro. Jamal for serving at Samaritan Ministries on Friday, July 22.

To quote Sis. Beverley, "Thank you Sis.Christie, going to the Homeless shelter was a great rewarding experience for me. Seeing the needs of the guest, talking with them, the devotion, listening to them express their thanks and gratitude. I am going to try and do it about once or every two months if my work schedule permits me. Love you and I am proud of the work that you are doing for The Lord."

Make a difference. Serve today! Contact Christie at to learn more.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Main Street Academy Appreciation Dinner

We were delighted to serve the faculty, staff and volunteers of Main Street Academy recently.

With nearly forty individuals in attendance, we shared encouragement and support of those who work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of students.

Main Street Academy is an alternative high school in Winston-Salem.

We have partnered with them for nearly four years and are so blessed by our partnership.

Providing A Meal

Over the last three weekends we were able to serve nearly 250 meals to our homeless brothers and sisters in Winston-Salem.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Love Your Neighbor Day" is this SATURDAY!

We invite you to take time on Saturday, February 11th, to show the love of Christ to your neighbor.

The TOP 5 Ways to Love Your Neighbor:

1. Just be there. “We all have times when we could just use a friend during some sort of trial or hardship, and often those are the times when we find out who really cares about us and who considers us a priority. Love [a neighbor] by being there when they need you.”

2. Give. “A lot of times when someone is in need we tend to want to run and hide, because to help might mean we have to give of something that's ours. You ever hear of someone's desperate financial need right when you just got some extra cash you weren't expecting? Yeah, you were all excited about getting to blow some money on something you don't even need, but now you face a choice: to love or not to love. Remember, 1 Corinthians 13 says love is not selfish.”

3. Ease their load. “We all get overwhelmed at times in life with our responsibilities and work load. Maybe to show love to your neighbor you could offer to take some of their load, even if just for a little while, to give them a breather.”

4. Think practical. “Fifteen inches of snow just fell. You've got a snow blower, your neighbor doesn't. Need I say more?”

5. Keep an open heart. “We may not always agree with someone's lifestyle, but that doesn't mean we have the right to treat them with less respect than someone whose lifestyle is similar to our own. In other words, show them love by not being a snob!”

--written by Joanne Brokaw

Email Christie about your experience!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Souper Bowl Sunday is February 5th!

Be sure to take advantage of giving SOMETHING at Heavenview this Sunday as service closes to help Samaritan Ministries through our Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser.

Souper Bowl of Caring is a campaign to help organizations in need of financial support. We want them to continue to do the good they do in our community.

Be a part of this effort. Give back.

What started as a grassroots effort in South Carolina calling attention to hunger has grown into a national fundraising event with over $40 million raised since 1990.

The Souper Bowl of Caring takes place on the NFL’s Super Bowl Sunday, when millions of dollars are spent on food served on game day. Church youth groups wearing their favorite NFL team jerseys and carrying soup pots, collect $1 from people as they leave their worship service. All proceeds collected remain in the community benefiting hungry and homeless people.

Church youth groups can show your support to end hunger by participating on February 5, 2012 in Souper Bowl Sunday and donating the monies raised to the Samaritan Soup Kitchen and Inn.

For additional information, visit

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love Your Neighbor Day 2012 is right around the corner!

That's right! Saturday, February 11th is Love Your Neighbor Day. This day is all about showing the love of Jesus Christ in a practical way to your neighbor, or anyone that could benefit from receiving love. I guess, really, that's all of us.

Now that you know WHO you want to show love to on Saturday, February 11th - let me help you with some ideas for HOW you can show love in a meaningful way.

Ideas for showing love to your neighbor:

  • Cook a meal
  • Write a thoughtful note
  • Invite them over for dinner
  • Eat out together (be sure to pay for their meal)
  • Offer to help them conquer a project they've been putting off around the house
  • Ask for prayer requests, or if they would like to pray with you
  • Make something homemade to give to them
  • If they have kids offer them free childcare so they can have a date night
  • If you're someone who can fix things, offer to fix something that is broken
  • Pay for the meal of the person behind you in the drive-through
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  • Offer to help someone with their homework
  • Visit the residents in a nursing home, don't forget to bring snacks!
  • Take cookies or danishes to the local hospice
  • Take a ton of balloons to the Children's Hospital
A story to share from our past Love Your Neighbor Days:

Our family made cookies for our neighbors. We connected with three families. We told them we hoped they were having a good New Year. On the plate we wrote that we were praying for them.

This was something that we needed to do. We were glad to do this - to show the Love of God in a dark and busy world!

The Lee Family

More to come!

Email to report your experience on Saturday, 2/11/12.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Annual Red Cross Blood Drive - 2/18/12

Please email Robynn Careccia to make an appointment to donate blood on Saturday, 2/18/12. The times available are from 9am until 1:30pm.

The Blood Drive will take place at Heavenview, 1410 West Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127 - in the Fellowship Hall. (Enter through the side double doors of the building.)

Did you know that giving an hour of your time to donate blood can save up to three lives?

Contact Robynn Careccia today to sign up!

Please read the links below prior to signing up to give blood:

Thank you for saving lives by giving blood.