Word of the Week
July 11, 2019
From The Church Office

We all enjoyed Jennifer Kerouac's sermon last Sunday and appreciate her filling in while Pastor Russ and Kim were traveling to Panama City with our Youth for the Big Stuf Conference. We hear they had an amazing time and we look forward to them sharing their God changing experiences with us on Sunday morning! Pastor Russ will be giving a message on "Redemption" as he continues the "I Can Only Imagine" series. 
Pastor Gary is in Atlanta at Emory College where he is taking two Theology Classes and will be back on July 21st. Pray for successful studies and a safe return.
Many of our Harvester Families are on vacation and we pray they are enjoying time away, visiting friends & family, taking in new memories and for safe travels! Amen
Blessings to all,
Sheila Fitzgerald


Connect with Harvester


To see additional Harvester Information click on this link  http://www.harvesterumc.com/


For Online Giving click the Harvester link above and look for online giving in the upper right-hand corner


Children's Ministry

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and I look forward to seeing you all on July 21.
Pastor Gary

"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   

Switch Rehearsal (Youth Worship Band) 
Sunday,July 14th  
4:00 -5:15 p.m.     
Open to all Middle School and Senior High students. For more information, contact Eric Halvorsen at Sillysamsings@yahoo.com 

Activate! Youth Group
Sunday, July 14th 
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Open to all Middle School and Senior High students. For more information, contact Pastor Russ McKee at revmckee@aol.com 

Youth & Parents: Join our Instagram "HarvesterStudents" to keep in touch, and up to date on Activate Youth Group happenings!


(Christian Life And Service Seminars)

CLASS 101 (Discovering Church Membership) Saturday, July 20, 10am-12pm

CLASS 201 (Discovering Spiritual Maturity) Saturday, July 20 12:30-2:30pm

CLASS 301 (Discovering My Ministry) Saturday, July 27 10am-12pm

CLASS 401 (Discovering My Mission) Saturday, July 27 12:30-2:30pm

CLASS's must be taken in order. If you are interested in attending, sign up on the bulletin board in the church hallway, email Pastor Russ at revmckee@aol.com or just show up!


October 19, 2019 
Evangelism and Outreach Craft Fair! 

The Missions Committee will be raising funds by selling homemade crafts, so if you knit, crochet, quilt, make soaps, make jewelry, 
knick-knacks, art, or other types of craft, 
please consider donating to the craft fair. Better yet, set up your 
own space as a vendor. (Indoor and outdoor spots available!) 
Also the committee is seeking volunteers to make gift baskets that can be raffled off at the end of the day. So, get out those knitting needles, those paintbrushes, scraps of material, those baskets, and help make this Fall Festival Craft Fair a fun and exciting event at Harvester!"  Any questions see Delaine Holsopple

Like us on Facebook!!
Harvester has several new 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.


School Supply Drive

Harvester is partnering with the "Kids Helping Kids Pasco County" organization to collect school supplies for those in our area that are in need and unable to purchase their own school supplies. Let's help them be prepared for the new school year! We will be collecting school supplies through Thursday, July 25th.We would love to get a group together from Harvester to volunteer to assemble and distribute the bags -- this takes place at Lake Padgett East Clubhouse on July 27 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Volunteers of ANY age are welcome - what a great opportunity to get our children involved in BEING the love of Christ in our community.


Adult Sunday School 

Due to the 5th Sunday and various vacations the Adult Sunday School Class will not meet again until July 21st. Please read chapter 10 in the Be Joyful study of the book of Philippians and reread the four chapters of Philippians. All are welcome to join us.

Join the Ground Hog Team

It's mowing season again and we need volunteers to help mow our grounds. If you are interested in helping to keep our grounds looking good, contact Gary Evans at 813-505-5870 or sign up on the bulletin board in the church hallway. Training will be provided. 


Sisters in Spirit 
Beach Retreat
Ladies, please join us for our Annual Fall Beach Retreat at the BridgeWalk Resort on Anna Maria Island. Retreat dates are September 20, 21 & 22. The cost is $65 per night (Friday & Saturday nights) and you can stay one night or two. We will car pool due to limited parking. If you are interested in joining us, sign up on the SIS bulletin board in the church hallway or contact Debbie Young at 813-514-7738 or Linda Smith for more information at johlinsha_3@msn.com .  


Sisters In Spirit Events

July - Beach Trip - Sand Sculptures
August 16 - Tea & Social 7pm Fellowship Hall
September 20-22 - Ladies Retreat to Anna Maria Island
October 12 - Corn Maze & Craft show at Sweetfields Farm   http://sweetfieldsfarm.com/index.php/events/fall-maze/
November 8 - Tea & Social & Pack College/Military Boxes
December 6 - Tea & Sock Exchange
December - Trip to La Grange Georgia to visit Biblical History Center  http://biblicalhistorycenter.com/
December 21 - Church Street Christmas in Dade City

The Breakfast Club 

***Reminder Breakfast Club S aturday, 
July 20th***
It's like Saturday Detention... with breakfast
Please consider yourself invited to the Breakfast Club. We meet at Harvester and start serving around 8:30 am. We will have a full breakfast and great conversation. We meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. 
 It's like Saturday Detention... with breakfast
***Reminder Breakfast Club Saturday, July 20th***


Prayer for Harvester 
Pastor Gary is leading a prayer group in praying for Harvester the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome. Please join us.
For those who are unable to make it to the Wednesday prayer group, I am asking that you set a recurring alarm on your phone for a time and day of your choice to take time to pray specifically for your church and God's will to be done at Harvester! The more we talk to God about what He wants from us, the faster we can begin working on it. Thank you everyone for helping us to bombard Heaven with our requests! 


Congregational Care For Our Harvester Family
Our Congregational Care Team is up and running!  They have already served two Celebration of Life meals and have sent a number of cards to our congregation. Deborah Alexander (813-994-2538) and Sandi Newby (813-996-2825) are co-chairing the team. 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. Attention - Please contact Sandi Newby or Pastor Gary if needed between Saturday, June 29 and July 20. 


Roof Campaign Update
from Debbi Isom

We are at the halfway mark for the roof campaign. Our goal is to raise $23,000 over 3 years to pay for a new roof on the original building. $52 per year or $1 per Sunday each year per member will reach the goal. Thanks be to God we met the goal the first year! The year to date total is $3,366.90 which means we are close to halfway to our goal of $7,700 for this year. Thanks to everyone who has given thus far. We are hopeful we will meet our goal again this year.


Harvester is headed to The Holy Land! 

If you are interested in going on the November 2020 Tour and would like more information, go to YouTube and look up Harvester UMC Holy Land to watch the video or go to the EO website's Gallery section:    http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/gallery/holyland-photos#eotours   and select the first video on the left. For more information or questions, contact Gigi Taylor at nurse@ceciliasworld.com.


Thank you to Denny Johnson for waxing the floors in the Children's wing hallway and the main hallway connecting the two wings! It was a lot of hard work and time but the floors look amazing! Great job!

Thank you to Spencer Sass, Denny Johnson and Lloyd Evans for helping with various work projects around the church! We appreciate your help!

Thank you to this weeks Ground Hogs Tom Herrin, Elvis Goddard and Simon FitzPatrick for keeping the grounds mowed and looking beautiful. The weather has been hot and rainy and we appreciate all of you!

Thank you to everyone helping in the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings! We appreciate you making coffee, setting up snacks and cleaning up after the 11am worship! You are all wonderful servants.

Thank you to Joanie Einemann for helping out in the church office each week. You are a blessing!
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CSS Volunteers Needed!!!  

Volunteers are needed at Christian Social Services anytime Tuesday through Saturday from 10am - 4pm. Come for an hour or stay longer! No experience or special ability needed, just a willingness to help! It's a great place for youth to get credit for school (youth younger than 15 yrs. old must be accompanied by an adult.) Call or email Llurah Utt with questions, concerns or just show up at CSS ask for Tina and she'll be SO HAPPY to get you started. You will be a blessing and YOU WILL BE BLESSED! Llurah - (813) 996-6926 or  thriftygirls2@yahoo.com   

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


God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle, and a reward for your faithfulness. Trust Him and don't give up!

Submitted by Deborah Alexander


Join Larry Young and the prayer group on Friday mornings at 10:00 am in Room 38

There are so many needs in our church and beyond that must be covered in prayer. If this is something that you would love to participate in, then just show up or contact Larry Young at  813-846-4342.

You can also text your prayer concern to the prayer chain at 81 3-846-4342 or contact the church office.

Church Library 

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 are always accepting donations of  Christian books (non fiction or fiction) and are happy to add them to the collection.
Harvester APP
You can now download the  Harvester App   through the App Store for either Apple or Google! Search: HarvesterUMC
With our App you can:
View previous sermons
See our church calendar
Find out more information about HUMC
Submit a prayer request
Make a donation
Read the Bible
Receive updates about Harvester
And so much more!
Be sure to turn your notifications on to receive messages from the church.


To All The Men at Harvester
We are meeting at 8:00 am every Tuesday at Panera Bread 
at the corner of SR 54 and Livingston Rd.
813-846-4342  cell
Church Office Hours

Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. 

Worship Times &
Sunday School



Sunday Mornings


9:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship

Nursery available


11:00 a.m.

Contemporary Worship


11:00 a.m.


Children's Worship Hour

Middle School Sunday School 


5th Sundays Combined Worship at 10:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon 


Upcoming Message

Sunday, July 14

"I Can Only Imagine" Series


Pastor Russell O. McKee lll

Youth Schedule

Sunday, July 14

Switch Rehearsal
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Activate! Youth Group
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Church Contact

(813) 948-2311

Web Site

Russell O. McKee lll

Family Ministries Pastor
Gary Hallam

Worship & Creative Arts
Phillip Brown

Office Administrator
Sheila Fitzgerald
Nursery Coordinator
Christina Monette