Word of the Week June 10, 2021
Sunday, June 13, 2021
In Person Church and Live Streamed at the
9am Traditional & 11am Contemporary Worship

Sermon Series:

This Weeks Message:
"We Can Receive God's Promises"

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:15-22
From The Pastor

Together…(The Game Plan)
Why is our Discipleship Program so important? As your pastor, it has always been important for me to see God’s people always growing in their faith and service to God. I can only imagine the impact our church would have if every member was growing daily in their relationship with Jesus Christ, while joyfully serving in their unique ministry and encouraging others to come and find their own place in the family of God! Helping every member reach that level has been my life’s mission. That is why I am so passionate about our CLASS series.
I want to pastor a church where people are growing, and serving, and loving one another every day that we live, and we are well on our way! Since this program has started I have helped so many of our members to understand their place in God’s family, the necessary activities to grow as a disciple of Christ, to understand how God has uniquely SHAPEd them for serving, and encouraged them to share their personal stories so that others may start a relationship with Jesus for themselves. We have come a long way, but we are still on a journey.
Many of you have gotten started with the CLASSes, but have gotten stuck. Some have attended CLASS 301 and haven’t met with me to talk about your SHAPE profile. Some have taken CLASS 401 and haven’t shared your stories with me. (By the way, that’s why those CLASSes are shaded in yellow on the master sheet.) These things aren’t meant to be burdensome, but to help guide you to become all that God wants you to be! 
So get started, or keep going! Let me help you, because I believe God has some amazing things in store us as we continue this journey TOGETHER. Let me know if you have any questions, and never forget how much I love you and am praying for all of you!!

Pastor Russ
Connect with Harvester
To see additional Harvester Information click on our website link  http://www.harvesterumc.com/
For Online Giving click the Harvester link above and look for online giving in the upper right-hand corner.

For those who use the Push Pay App, you will now need to call the toll free number (833) 398-2468 instead of texting 77977. Major wireless carriers are no longer supporting these short codes. Those of you who already registered your account for Text Giving using 77977 will not need to re-register with Harvester's new toll-free number (833) 398-2468.
Children's Sunday School is during the 11am Worship
For Children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade!!!
Nursery is also available at both the 9am & 11am worship!
 Don’t forget to check out our Facebook Family Page and our video lessons on YouTube.
Press Play: Get in the Mix
Confidence is learning to see yourself the way God sees you.

Write the word YOU on your child’s mirror. Tell them, “YOU can be confident in who YOU are because God loves YOU.” 

Take time as a family to memorize scripture: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV Remember to post a video of your child sharing their scripture reading on the Harvester Family Facebook Page. 
Sunday, June 13
Activate! Youth Group

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."
1 Timothy 4:12

Harvester's Youth Group meets in person on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7pm in the Youth Room. It is open to all Middle School and High School Students. Come join the fun and weekly activities and don't forget to bring your face mask! For more information, contact Pastor Russ at revmckee@aol.com
Youth & Parents: Join our Instagram @harvesterstudents to keep in touch, and up to date on Activate Youth Group happenings!
Harvester is now hiring for 2 positions!
Part time Youth Director
Send resume to:

Part time Children's Ministry Director
Send resume to:
Join The Praise Band!

Guitar players, drummers and vocalists are needed at the 11am worship! Rehearsal is currently on Saturday mornings at 10am in the Sanctuary. Anyone interested contact Phillip Brown at pbrown110@verizon.net or 813-777-3025. You do not have to be a member of Harvester to be in the band!

Sisters in Spirit

Linda Smith

Hello Sisters

Below are the following events:

Outing to Crews Lake Park ~ Saturday, July 10th ~ 8am to 6pm
Pavilion #1 is reserved!

               Here is a map link to the park Crews Lake Park
We’ll need a small committee to plan the events of the day. Contact Linda Smith at johlinsha_3@msn.com if you are interested in helping

Weekly Zoom call to check in on each other
               Faith – Fellowship – Sharing
No other agenda ~ Cindy Thompson will set it up
               Tues nights starting at 630pm until we’re done
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/6529472657?pwd=bW9qWkVKMXdhdFYycHAxUWNkWWVwdz09
Meeting ID: 652 947 2657
Password: 46192

(Christian Life And Service Seminars)
CLASS 101 (Discovering Church Membership)
Saturday, June 19th at 10am Youth Room 

CLASS 201 (Discovering Spiritual Maturity) TBA

CLASS 301 (Discovering My Ministry)  TBA 

CLASS 401 (Discovering My Mission)  TBA

Remember that each CLASS must be taken in order (i.e., you must take 101 before 201, and take both 101 and 201 before taking 301, etc.). Childcare is provided upon request.
If you are interested in taking: 

CLASS 101, CLASS 201, CLASS 301 or CLASS 401 email Pastor Russ at revmckee@aol.com and he will schedule a class time and date that is convenient for you.  
Worship with us Sunday mornings at our 9am Traditional Service or at 11am for our Contemporary Service.

No reservations are required!

Harvester ladies gather at the church on Thursdays at 11:30am to enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant.

Just show up or contact Joan Heiden at earlonpearl@hotmail.com for more information.
It's Mowing Season Again At Harvester!!!
Join the Ground Hogs and help keep our property mowed, edged and looking good! No experience needed and training is provided!

We are in need of someone who can do the edging and blowing either on Thursday mornings or on Saturday morning.

If you are interested or want more information, contact Elvis Goddard at 813-220-2464 or Denny Johnson at 813-431-7939.
Family Dinner Night at Pizza Villa
Any questions contact
Earl & Joan Heiden at
Come out and enjoy the food, fellowship and fun!

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Pizza Villa Restaurant in Land O Lakes the second Saturday of each month. We can't wait to see you all there!
GriefShare Support Group
This class will be from 1:00 to 3:00 for 13 weeks. They are stand alone sessions so you can jump in at any time. Each member will receive a workbook and we will watch a video each week as part of the class. 

Brochures are on a table in the hallway and there will be cards to pass to friends, family or neighbors. If you think someone might benefit from this class, invite them to come. If you want to attend, but the time is not good for you, let Pastor Gary know and he will see what we can do (ghallam517@aol.com). We can provide help with the cost of the book if you need help. Please email Pastor Gary at ghallam517@aol.com if you think you might join.
Volunteer at Christian Social Services
Christian Social Services Thrift Store and food pantry are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. They are now able to accept food and other donations. Donors need to call CSS first at 813-995-0088 and check with Tina to be sure the items can be received. 
Harvester Helpers can volunteer the last Saturday of each month from 10am to 12pm. No experience needed, just show up!
Adult Sunday School
The Adult Sunday School Class is on Sunday mornings at 10:15am in Rooms 117 & 118.

We are studying A guide To James, "Growing In The Christian Life." Larry Young will facilitate the class.

Any questions, email Larry at dayoung3@verizon.net
Janet Sass
OCC Project Leader

If you have any questions, please email Janet at Harvester.OCC@gmail.com.  

Thanks for you continued support!
Hello Harvester! HUGE shout-out to those who came to the sorting party this past Sunday. It was an overwhelming success and everyone worked so hard to sort, count, assemble and store away our supplies. And many thanks to Mary Lou Bartlett for providing the pizza!

As promised, I'm highlighting items we need to reach our target of 90 boxes. We have a very large Amazon order coming in from one of our awesome Harvester members which will complete many of the shortages we had after the party. We also received cash donations to help with the shortages and I've already ordered the rest of the pencil sharpeners we needed. But we are still in need of at least 75 wooden rulers, 6 more 3-pack Singer sewing kits and 4 more Singer threaded bobbin sets. I marked each of these items as a "high" priority on our Amazon list and they should be listed at the top.

Here's the link to check out our OCC List on Amazon.comhttps://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2MJIXAPCEKFDL?ref_=wl_share

If you're not an Amazon-er or are still hesitant to go shopping, please let me know and I'd be happy to do so for you. Just send me an email at Harvester.OCC@gmail.com or text to 813-598-1783 and we can work out the details.

June's collection items are "Toys." Just about anything goes except for war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures or camouflage items that can be worn and make a child look like a soldier. Colorful water pistols are acceptable however (see Amazon list). Liquid-filled balls are on the "don't pack" list because they can break open and ruin the rest of the items in the box, but rubber bouncy balls are great.  

July's collection is for "Clothing Items." My family always tries to add a t-shirt to our boxes and I found a deal at Wal-Mart for $1.00 each a few months ago but could only get 14 shirts. For our target 10-14 age group, Adult-sized Small and Medium shirts are probably best. As my grandmother always said, "What will hold more will hold less." Hobby Lobby's regular price for shirts is $2.99 and they're very high-quality Gildan. Michael's has Gildan shirts as well for $3.99, and there is currently 20% off if you use "20madebyyou" at checkout; this makes them about $3.19 each. I also added a 10-pak to our Amazon list which works out to right around $3.00 per shirt.

The Spare Change for Children collection bottles have been returning every week and are a great way to collect for the $9 handling charge for each box.  Please consider picking one up, filling it with spare change, and bringing it back when you can. When you bring it back, either put them on the back counter in the church office or in the plastic OCC shoebox on our table in the hallway as I check that each and every Sunday.
Ushers & Greeters Needed
Volunteers are needed at the 11am service on Sunday mornings.

If you are interested in serving, contact Gail Herrin at 813-909-7644 or agherrin47@gmail.com
Thank you for your faithful giving!
Attendance, Tithes and Offerings

In Person Attendance Sunday, June 6.............103
Online Views Sunday, June 6............................277
     Operating Received Sunday, June 6......................$9,864.28
      Operating Received Year to Date..............................$173,573.24
      Operating Year to Date Budget..................................$194,571.03

Watch our Sermon's Live on
Sunday mornings 
No Facebook account? No problem! Click the link below and watch our Sermon's live on Harvester's Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. for our Traditional Service or at 11 a.m. for our Contemporary Worship on Sunday mornings or tune in later to watch the video. 

Just click the link the link above and it will take you directly to the Harvester facebook page. To the left of the screen, click on "Videos". Then it will take you to our most recent sermon's. When you click on the most recent video, in the bottom right corner on the video screen, there is another volume button. Make sure it is all the way up. 
Virtual Attendance Pad
Now on the
Harvester Web Site!
Help us to still keep track of our attendance at the 9am & 11am live streaming service.  
Just click the link and it will take you to the Harvester web site
Scroll down a little bit and click on the purple tab that say "Let Us Know You Were There" 
Then type in your name and information then hit "Send" ! It's just that easy!
If you have any trouble at all, email harvesterumc@verizon.net or call 813-948-2311.
Thank you to our Groundhogs, Elvis Goddard, Keith Swan, Tom Herrin, Denny Johnson, Bob Cursey, Randy Ayers, Skip Henk and Bruce Kitchen for mowing and edging our church grounds! They look beautiful and we appreciate all your time and hard work!

Thank you to Paula Swan for sewing curtains for our platform in the Sanctuary! They look beautiful and we appreciate your talent!

Thank you to Randy and Pan Ayers for providing and maintaining the lovely flowers at our main entrance each week.

Thank you to Joanie Einemann for helping out in the Church Office each week. You are truly a blessing!
Prayer for Harvester 
Contact Pastor Gary if you would like to join the group at ghallam517@aol.com 
Pastor Gary is leading a prayer group in praying for Harvester every Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m. on Zoom. Everyone is welcome. Please join us. 
Here is the Zoom information you need. If you need help, please call Pastor Gary at 813-727-5556 and he will get you set up. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6141448568?pwd=Q0RkeXFZelhRdmtONy9mb3k2eXpIdz09
Meeting ID: 614 144 8568
Password: 164573
Church Historian Needed at Harvester
Are you organized and creative, interested in our church's history, have the ability to gather information from various resources and have a servant heart? Then Church Historian could be the position for you!

We are seeking a volunteer to help to continue to maintain our church records by documenting, collecting and preserving materials from our activities, events, milestones and anniversaries! Much of the information is already provided to you through our weekly email newsletter the WOW and bulletin.

Collecting the information and coupling it with materials and/or photos would be all you need to be successful. If you are interested or would like more information, contact the church office at 813-948-2311 or harvesterumc@verizon.net or contact Cindy Kitchen at kitchen.family@verizon.net.
Our Congregational Care Team leaders are Deborah Alexander (813-994-2538) and co-chair Sandi Newby (813-996-2825). If it is an emergency and you need someone immediately, call or text Pastor Gary at 813-727-5556. Please feel free to call the church 813-948-2311 anytime day or night for things that don't need immediate attention. As soon as someone is in the office, they will return your call or forward your message to the appropriate person. The church office hours are 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday. 

Our Church Library is available for everyone to use! Stop by and check out some materials and feel free to borrow what you like! We have a really nice collection. 
Church Contact Information
(813) 948-2311

Web Site

Russell O. McKee III

 Family Ministries Pastor
Gary Hallam

Worship & Creative Arts
Phillip Brown

Administrative Assistant
Sheila Fitzgerald
Nursery Coordinator
Christina Monette

Director of Children's Ministry
Kristina Nast
Church Office Hours

Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Contact Sheila at 813-948-2311 or email harvesterumc@verizon.net with any questions, concerns or needs.  

As you all know, I mostly work from home but do keep some office hours at church. If you should need to get into the church for any reason, feel free to contact me and I can get there quickly. The best way to contact me is my cell 813-857-2602.

Room Availability At Harvester  
Any Ministry Team, Bible Study Group or anyone needing to reserve a room, multiple rooms or the church property, please contact Sheila in the church office to confirm availability and to schedule your meeting and/or event at harvesterumc@verizon.net or (813) 948-2311

Like us on Facebook!!
Harvester has several groups on Facebook, so check them out!
Harvester Women - Sisters in Spirit 

Harvester Youth - Activate

Harvester Kids - Children's Ministry  ***this is a closed group - meaning that only members will be able to see the information in it for the safety of our children -- but all you have to do to be a part of it is request to join -- there are 3 questions (are you a member/regular attendee of Harvester?, What Harvester Children's activities have you/do you plan to attend? What ages are your children? Once the admin approves it, you will have access to the pages.
Harvester APP
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