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Spoken Word by Alyssa Lepard
This Sunday, we will have a very special treat during our Services—a spoken word performance by a young lady from our own area. Her name is Alyssa Lepard, and she is going to be speaking on the topic of fear vs. faith.
I don’t want to give any more of the message away (although I did get to hear it this past Tuesday), but the message is powerful and is sure to leave us thanking God and trusting in Him more deeply (as opposed to the fears which so easily sway us away from Him).
We are very excited to welcome her to join us this Sunday morning!
Pushpay (our new Onling Giving Provider)
I’m also excited to officially announce our new online giving provider, Pushpay! Pushpay offers a super-simple online giving option for those who (like myself…) wouldn’t remember their checkbook even if a reminder was stapled to their shirt pocket. Giving with Pushpay takes approximately 30 seconds the first time, and you can set up recurring giving to ensure you never forget to give again (guilty… again…).
You can check out Pushpay for yourself by texting our Church’s special code HBCCLE to 77977 on your smartphone, or checking out our website’s giving page (link below) to give online as well. Feel free to try it out ahead of Sunday morning, and I’ll be talking a little bit more about it this Sunday morning.
Vacation Bible School is fast approaching—and it’s going to be exciting! This year’s theme is ‘Game On,’ and our students will be learning about their role in ‘Life’s Big Game.’ Vacation Bible School has had a strong impact within our own household, as my children have heard the Gospel preached each year and grown in their understanding of the depth of Jesus’ love for them, and how they can live their lives for Him. I know for certain that ours is not the only household who has felt this impact—many children have even found eternal life during VBS!
If you are in town June 18-22, I would strongly recommend signing your children up for VBS, and wait expectantly to see the growth your children experience. (Note: It’s also a great opportunity for personal neighborhood outreach—we’ve had several family and neighbors bring kids to VBS who wouldn’t normally attend Sunday mornings.)
Children’s Ministry Update
A little while back, Rebecca Bennett (our Children’s Ministry Director) shared of the needs within our Children’s Ministry on Sunday morning—and I wanted to share an update on where our numbers are currently.
Thanks to all who have stepped into serving in Children’s Ministry on Sunday morning, we have moved to approximately 71% of our open slots filled. This means that 29% of our slots on Sunday mornings are still vacant and waiting to be filled (30 total spots).
Children’s Ministry is one of the most vital pieces to the life of our Church, as it’s where tomorrow’s Church leaders are discipled to become what God wants them to be as they move toward being young men and women.
If you have a desire to be one of those responsible for shepherding tomorrow’s leaders, this is your opportunity to do so! Let us know on Sunday morning, or contact Rebecca Bennett to let her know you’d be interested in ensuring that Harvest will continue to thrive in the years to come because our young ones will grow up with a Godly foundation taught to them on Sunday mornings!
Mother’s Day is such a special occasion to stop and thank God for the amazing influence that women have within our families, neighborhoods, and especially within the body of Christ.
Thinking back on the mother God blessed me with (Hi, mom…), and thinking of the blessing of the wife God has given me to care for our Children, as well as the innumerable Godly influences who have shepherded my heart throughout the years—there is almost no part of my life that has not been impacted by a Godly woman gently guiding me to understand the more ‘tender’ parts of life—and appreciate the beauty of all God’s created (as a man, I can tend to focus more exclusively on function rather than design…).
Though Mother’s Day has passed, I think it’s still a fantastic time to stop and thank God for the Motherly influences in our lives who have pointed us toward the tender care of God, and shepherded us gently toward maturity in Him.
Thanks for checking out Harvest Happenings! Come back next week to keep up on what God’s doing here at Harvest!Geary Lutz
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