“I’m nothing if not flexible”
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“I’m nothing if not flexible”

The above quote is something my father in law often will tell those of us in my family when we need to be reminded how to handle things when they are not going as expected. At the end of June a group from Harvest headed down south to Tecate, Mexico to work on building a...

Be a Scripture-Memory Super Hero!
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Be a Scripture-Memory Super Hero!

You may recognize some booklets for our “Super Hero Memory Program” that have gone home with your kids in the last couple of weeks (1st-3rd Graders). We are very excited about this! I am investing in our kids memorizing the Bible, in them hiding Scripture in their hearts. My goal is to get them started...

Ten Reasons You Should Help With VBS
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Ten Reasons You Should Help With VBS

Hello Harvest Family. I am sending your way ten reasons why you should be part of the VBS volunteer staff. Some are big, some are small, all are relevant. Enjoy! 1. We have snacks. They’re going to be good snacks. They are going to be theme-driven and cute. Why even finish the list? 2. Jesus...

7 Weeks in Uganda
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7 Weeks in Uganda

Hello Church Family, Rebecca and I just returned from about 7 weeks in Uganda where our oldest daughter Rachel, her husband Daniel and a pending adoptive grandchild are living and working as missionaries. Daniel is a veterinarian, a graduate of Oregon State, and he sets up small business enterprises where Ugandans in isolated communities can...

Fellowship
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Fellowship

              “Friendship is a lot like food. We need it to survive. What is more, we seem to have a basic drive for it. Psychologists find that human beings have fundamental need for inclusion in group life and for close relationships. We are truly social animals.”                           Hara Estroff Marano, Psychology Today   Here at...

Celebrate Doubt!
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Celebrate Doubt!

Don’t just tolerate doubt. Celebrate it! Greetings from The Bridge! If you don’t know what that means, The Bridge is our Preteen Ministry where we focus in on our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students here at Harvest. I have been working with preteens for a long time now, and I absolutely love it! Did...

Fruits of the Spirit
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Fruits of the Spirit

In Uptown have been talking about the fruits of the Spirit. We had one memory verse during this series, and that is Galatians 5:22-23. My goal for the children in this series is to know that piece of Scripture, “But the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control....

The Christian Community: A Place to Disagree
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The Christian Community: A Place to Disagree

I think it is a safe thing to say that a well-cultivated church atmosphere would be a comfortable and inviting place for people to relax and be open with what they are feeling and the things with which they are struggling. A core component of Christian community is recognizing that we are all different, with...

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,...