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Financial Peace University
If you’re in need of a financial realignment–there’s hope for you to find your way out of debt and into God’s purposes for your life!
Beginning April 7th at 5pm, we will be hosting Financial Peace University here at Harvest! If you are unfamiliar with Financial Peace, it is a course taught by Dave Ramsey which uses Biblical principles and wisdom to teach us how to use money the way God intended us! You will learn how to get out of debt, save money every month toward retirement, pay off your mortgage & cars, and give like you’d never thought possible as well. This course will be facilitated by Jerry & Colleen Fielding over 9 weeks, and every week contains a valuable lesson on how to send God’s money where He wants it to go!
If you are interested in joining us for Financial Peace, please let us know by clicking the link below!
Note: There is a cost for the materials associated with the class. However, if your financial situation is hindering you from being able to join us, we have scholarships available to help those in need.
VBS Leader Meeting
If you’re interested in being a part of an eternally impactful week this Summer, our Vacation Bible School program is a week-long evening program which offers the hope of a relationship with Jesus Christ to children within our community. In order to make this impactful event a possibility, we need help from many Adults (to cover snack time, game time, lead the kids around as Small Group Leaders, and many other positions) in order to ensure these children have an amazing week learning about Jesus!
If you’re interested in leading an area of our VBS this summer, please mark your calendar and plan on joining us for our VBS Leader meeting on Sunday, March 31st at 9am. If you’re interested in leading our Snack Time, Games, Small Groups, Decorations, or any other area of this amazing program, please be sure to let us know on Sunday morning that you’re interested (we’ll have an insert in this week’s Service Guide), and join us for this important meeting on March 31st!
We are getting excited thinking about celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on April 21st with our Harvest family! I wanted to be sure to let everyone know of the plans for our Easter weekend celebration, so you can plan on joining us for the year’s most concentrated Gospel-focused weekend.
On Friday, April 19th, we will be having a Good Friday service at 7pm which will remind us all of the tremendous sacrifice made as our Savior bore the weight of the Father’s wrath against our sin on Himself on the Cross. This day is the year’s most explicit opportunity to remember with gratitude the price paid to secure our freedom from sin and death!
Plan on joining us as we remember the heaviest day in history, as God took upon Himself the penalty for our sins.
But the eternally AWESOME fact is that Jesus did not just die for our sins—HE ROSE from the dead on Easter Sunday to demonstrate that our freedom from sin and death had been eternally purchased by God!
We will be celebrating the resurrection of our Savior at 9am & 11am on Sunday, April 21st together. Join us (& be sure to invite your family & friends) to celebrate our Savior’s eternal victory over death and the impact it has on us in offering us freedom every day.
Sunday Together (Week 4!)
Sunday was another chance to celebrate the work of the Lord in uniting us together as a family through Bible Study & Worship together! John Bollman led us in a final Bible study lesson on the Character of our Creator (demonstrated in all that He’s made) and closed out his four weeks of teaching us about the grandness of our Maker. This week, we have the privilege of beginning a 4 week session of teaching from Andy Ullman, so we are sure to be left with a deeper understanding of the Word and it’s tremendous value for our lives! (Set your alarm clock now if you’re able, you’re going to want to join us for this!)
Then we joined together (even if we were a little groggy from the Time Change…) and Worshipped the Lord with a single voice once more, singing of the Lamb of God who was slain for us! Pastor Randy continued to challenge us through his message on Romans 3, teaching us some of the most vital truths about our relationship with God (I’m not going to spoil it for those who weren’t able to join us—click the button below to hear it!).
It has been a joy to be able to enjoy our time together on Sunday mornings, and we are praying God continues to shape our congregation to be united together in celebration of who He is, what He’s done, and what that means for us as His rescued people!
Living out our Core Focus (ICYMI)
A year ago, a group of people who love this Church gathered to discover what it was that makes our Church unique among all the other Churches God has scattered across our area (& the world…), and we discovered that what God has uniquely positioned our Church to do could be summarized as follows:
‘To welcome and care for wounded and hurting people where they are in their journey, so that they find purpose and joy in a relationship with Jesus Christ.’
It’s been interesting to see how the Lord has begun to fill that Core Focus with ministries which align with it in order to serve the people gathered together at Harvest. The Lord has been building up ministries within our Church which exist to minister to those whose lives are in need of hope, and to see those people become those who are able to offer hope to others as they begin to serve in a ministry!
Please, pray for the leaders of our ministries to the broken-hearted: Griefshare, Celebrate Recovery, Bridging Grace & Truth, and the Broken Chains Motorcycle Club. These ministries serving others in the name of Jesus are offering hope to those who need it most—which means they are a target for attack from the Enemy. Please, lift them up in prayer and ask for strength for them in their service!
Also crucial to our Core Focus is the growth in relationship with Jesus Christ, which has been furthered over the past year through several Bible studies offered to those interested in growing in their relationship with Jesus. Please, lift the leaders of these Studies up in your prayers as well, as they seek to communicate the Word to those who want to grow! Pray for the Ullman’s (meeting on Monday’s), the Dorsey’s (meeting on Saturday’s), the Herrmann’s (Young Adults meeting on Thursday’s), Ruth Bollman (Ladies Study meeting Thursday’s), and the Teachers of our Sunday AM Bible study (John Bollman, Andy Ullman, & Jon Reebel) as they prepare to teach us from the Word each week!
Also pray for those called to lead this family as Elders and Staff—Pastor Randy, Doug Dougherty, Rob Herrmann, Mike Lutz, John Bollman, Jonah Ullman, Rebecca Bennett, & Diana Von Loewe.
It’s a blessing to be heading in the same direction as a family together, and to be guided by the Lord in that journey gives us the hope to press on no matter what comes our way!
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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