Word of the Week June 17, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
In Person Church and Live Streamed at the
9am Traditional & 11am Contemporary Worship

Sermon Series:

This Weeks Message:
"Make A Difference"

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16
From Pastor Gary

This Sunday is Father’s Day! What a privilege it is to be a dad. What a responsibility it is to be a dad. Isn’t it great that our Heavenly Father is perfect in all aspects of being our parent? I hope that all of you dads have a great Sunday!
VBS is right around the corner and we still have some needs. Please see the VBS announcement below in the WOW or in the bulletin the next couple of weeks.
Let’s be in prayer for the youth and Pastor Russ and Kim at Big Stuff. I hope they are having a great week!  They will be traveling home on Friday.
Next Monday through Friday, the church office will be closed!!! To make sure you read this correctly, I will repeat this: Next Monday through Friday, the church office will be closed!!!
In case of emergency, you have my number. Sheila will be on a much deserved vacation.
Go and Make Disciples!
Pastor Gary
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.

Meal Time Q&A FOR KIDS: What is something you feel really confident in and something you don’t? Q&A FOR PARENTS: When was a time you didn’t feel confident in God’s plan but trusted anyway? How did it work out?

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. 
VBS Donations & Volunteers Needed
Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 19-23. The hours will be 9:00 a.m. to noon each day. At this time, our VBS is already full. In order to have a successful and safe week, we are still in need of a few volunteers. If you are available to help that week, please reach out to Kristina Nast at kknast13@gmail.com. We are also in need of a number of supplies. You can find them on the rolling board outside of the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Please take the top copy of the item(s) you are willing to purchase and sign your name on the second copy and leave it on the board. We thank you so much for your help! 
Sunday, June 20
No Activate! Youth Group
Enjoy Father's Day with your Dad!

"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 Children's Ministry Director
and a
Part time Youth 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

Worship with us Sunday mornings at our 9am Traditional Service or at 11am for our Contemporary Service.

No reservations are required!
(Christian Life And Service Seminars)
CLASS 101 (Discovering Church Membership) TBA

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.  

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! I'm still highlighting items we need to reach our target of 90 boxes. We need about 75 wooden rulers, 6 more 3-pack Singer sewing kits and 4 more Singer threaded bobbin sets. I marked each of these items 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, 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." We have plenty of socks, but we could use some t-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 through 7/3/21 they have 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; colors aren't critical and the price varies a bit between colors.

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 place it on the back counter in the church office or put them in the plastic OCC shoebox on our table in the hallway as I check that each and every Sunday. We now have over $622 of our $810 goal!
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 13.............109
Online Views Sunday, June 13............................289
     Operating Received Sunday, June 13......................$9,533.00
      Operating Received Year to Date..............................$183,983.24
      Operating Year to Date Budget..................................$203,030.64

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 Spencer Sass, Denny Johnson and Ruth Reilly for picking up and transporting donated furniture to the Homeless Coalition. We appreciate your time, effort and use of Spencer's vehicle.

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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