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Big Fred's Bytes -- February 19, 2019

I would like to take a few minutes and introduce you to a few new staff members at Harvest.First,Elizabeth Harvey(wife of Pastor Michael Harvey) will join our A Brighter Day Learning Center Staff in June as the director of the center. Elizabeth has served as a teacher and part of the administrative staff at Evangel Heights Christian School for many years. Elizabeth will be...

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Big Fred's Bytes -- January 17, 2019

Well, to say we have been busy around Harvest is definitely an understatement.Pastor Michael Harvey and I have been visiting ourcommunity groups and it has been such a joy to spend a few hours with many of you during the week. We look forward to continuing those visits in the coming weeks. You all are awesome.Our five-week sermon series on the value of being in God's Word ...

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Big Fred's Bytes - December 19, 2018

Well, how are you doing with the Holiday Hussle? Life can really get complicated with all of the extras that we add, but the Good News of the Gospel is not complicated. Christmas traditions can bring stress, but the most valuable part of Christmas is the peace that Jesus Christ brings in our lives. So, enjoy your family, your church, and worship Christ for He is the reason...

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Big Fred's Bytes - August 2018

As Jesus spoke with the eleven disciples a couple days after being crucified, He gave them one of the most valuable and important instructions of our faith:Matthew 28:16Now the eleven discipleswent to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.17And when they saw him theyworshiped him, but some doubted.18And Jesus came and said to them,"All authorityin heave...

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Big Fred's Bytes - July 12, 2018

Back to School Sale. I might be just a little early with that but not by much. We are actively planning our fall ministry efforts at Harvest, and it looks like it will be worth the effort But before we get to that, let's enjoy a little summer fun.We have achurch wide picnic at Idlewild Park on Saturday, July 21st. Tickets are just $26.00 and include ride all day pass a...

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Big Fred's Bytes - June 29, 2018

WOW! God is sooo good.Allow me to thank each of you that served during our VBS programs so far this summer. We still have at least one more (Freeport Campus) to go. And what a summer it has been already.Harvest teams have led two VBS programs in India, one in Petroleum Valley, Indiana, and then Kittanning. All together we have connected with hundreds of kids as we shar...

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Big Fred's Bytes - May 16, 2018

Harvest Community Church has always been a mission minded church. Part of our efforts associated with the Next Initiative includes our desire to take supporting our missionaries up a notch. Many of you know our missionaries personally, but not all do. We have a brief hi-lite of several of the team members under the "Missions" tab on our website. Check them out by click...

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Big Fred's Bytes - January 20, 2018

Good Morning,This won't take long but I have a few important announcements to bring to your attention. We are starting ourRebuilders(Divorce Care) Group this Tuesday Jan 23rd and then ourCross Talking(Recovery / Substance Abuse) on Wednesday Jan 24rd. These meetings are open to all campuses as well as our community. They start at7pmand meet weekly in Pastor Mike's o...

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Big Fred's Bytes- Dec 28, 2017

Big Fred's Bytes December 28, 2017 Is it really 2018? The obvious answer to that is 'no'. However, it is really getting close, and I hope your 2017 'To Do List' is just about empty. We are still putting the finishing touches to the Harvest Happenings calendar for the first half of 2018, but we plan to have it ready to pass out soon. Here are a few notes that you w...

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Big Fred's Bytes- Dec. 15, 2017

Big Fred's BytesDecember 15, 2017 This time of year can be very festive and full of cheer for some, yet others find it to be a challenging time as they struggle with loneliness or depression. I would like to encourage all of us to take this opportunity to reach out and include others in our gatherings. Invite someone into your home for dinner. Look for opportu...

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