34 Students. 8 Adults. 1 Epic Overnighter!
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34 Students. 8 Adults. 1 Epic Overnighter!

February 24th-25th, Harvest’s preteen ministry (The Bridge) hosted our 2nd Overnighter event. We had 34 students gather together with 8 adult volunteers to spend 15 hours together in community having some good old fashioned fun. We ate a lot of junk food, watched a movie, threw dodgeballs at each other, participated in nerf gun warfare,...

Learning to “Grasp” God’s Word
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Learning to “Grasp” God’s Word

As Christians, we understand and believe that the Bible is important. The Bible is scripture, it is God’s word to man, and it is central to the understanding of our faith and our relationship to God. The Bible offers us comfort and encouragement; it give us assurance and guidance; and it provides us with discipline,...

What we do MATTERS
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What we do MATTERS

By Rachel Johnson, Preteen Pastor There is a famous parable, told by Jesus in Matthew 25, which we know simply as The Sheep and The Goats. In this particular parable, Jesus transports us into the future when he comes again “in all his glory” to sit on his throne. In this scene, all the nations...

Family Camp 2016
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Family Camp 2016

We had another great year down at Wi-ne-ma for Family Camp! Each year over Labor Day Weekend families gather together for one last outing before the school year begins. Family Camp functions as a “conference” style weekend with short morning and evening sessions for all age groups, paired with plenty of free time and planned...

Knowing When to Stop
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Knowing When to Stop

I’m really good at “going.” I like to get things done, come up with new ideas, and find ways to make things run better. When I decide that something needs to be accomplished I rarely think twice, and I just run straight into “go” mode. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you understand how easily your...

Holy Week
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Holy Week

Last Sunday we celebrated Palm Sunday – a day that we traditionally attribute to Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Jesus rode into town on a donkey, fulfilling a messianic prophecy spoken long ago through the Prophet Zechariah and recounted by Matthew: “This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to the...

Using Lent to Draw Closer to God
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Using Lent to Draw Closer to God

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of a practice known as Lent. Lent is observed mainly by Christians in the Anglican, Calvinist, Lutheran, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. The purpose of Lent is traditionally the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, charity, atonement and self-denial. Lent lasts...

Together as One Body
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Together as One Body

  “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.” The Church is One body made up of many...