CoffeeBreak Season 2017-2018 concluded 05-09-2018.  We had a wonderful year of sharing and learning God’s word.  Marshann Ludema led as ladies from Harvest Community Church and other area churches met together to learn, share and pray.  Our most recent studies were in Thessalonians.  The blessing of coming together is shared by 12 to 18 ladies on a regular basis each Wednesday morning from September thru May.  The younger women brought  their preschool children who were cared for by Karilynn Ridder, Harlene Westendorp, Marv Raffler, and occasionally Bonnie Frost and Pastor Ben Ridder during our study time.  When told this week would be our last week until the fall many expressed that they were not ready for us to stop meeting.  Marshann who has led Coffeebreak for 23 years was shone much appreciation for her faithfulness in teaching.  We all look forward to next autumn when we will come together once more.  We were all privileged to be a part of this vital ministry!

 

 

I Peter Memorization

AT Harvest we have been in the process of memorizing the book of I Peter…a few verses at a time in conjunction with the I Peter sermon series. Chuck Swindoll wrote, “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. . . . No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified” (Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994], p. 61).

WE Event

Coming on Saturday, March 17 – 4:00 pm, Harvest will host an intergenerational WE Event. WE’s event-based format makes it fun for people of all ages to grow together as they learn from each other and grow in faith as they hear God’s story. This is an interactive spiritual experience that will help bring us into the Easter season. All ages welcome!

Coffee Break Wednesdays

As the little Lambs (preschool age children) are cared for downstairs by Karilynn Ridder, Marv Raffler and Harlene Westendorp, women aged from their mid-twenties to mid-eighties gather upstairs for the Coffeebreak Ministry at Harvest Community Church. Marshann Ludema is the teacher. Currently we’re studying Philippians. One woman shared that no matter how many times she’s studied Philippians, when she comes on Wednesday morning she gets new insights based on what these woman share with one another. It is a vital midweek ministry attended by 12-18 women each week. All community women and their pre-school age children are invited each Wednesday at 9:00 am.