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.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

We’re packing shoe boxes for kids!  Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has brought joy to 146 million boys and girls around the world through Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.  Each one is an opportunity for the Gospel.  In the hands of local churches, they are tools for evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication.  At Harvest the kids pack boxes together from gifts that families have donated.