Word of the Week
July 30, 2020
 
 Reminder: This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month so we will partake in Communion. Remember to have your Communion elements ready for the 9am online service.

 From Pastor Gary   

This week we will begin a new series called "KISS."  Our version of the acronym is Keep It Simple, Saints. I will kick off the series this week with "That's So Simple." I will introduce the series with some ways to get people to follow, believe and obey.  
                    
One of the takeaways from the sermon will be that no one needs to suffer in silence. I will encourage you to reach out to the church or your pastors when you are needing help. The last part of James 4:2 in the NRSV Bible says this, "You do not have, because you do not ask." If you are willing to ask someone for help, we will find someone to help you. There is no need to suffer at home when there are plenty that would love to help you.
                            
Go and Make Disciples! 
                                                                     
Peace,  
Pastor Gary

 

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
 

Join us for our Wednesday night fun  at 7:00pm in the Harvester Families Facebook page. We are in the middle of a fun picture challenge! Check it out for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
                    
Families join with us on Saturday August 1st for a time of prayer. Where ever you may be at 12:00pm stop and pray. As our church families and families in our community, as well as teachers and administrators prepare to head back to school, things are going to be different amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Bringing new back-to-school prayer requests. Let's unite and cover our local schools, leadership and students; new families homeschooling or still trying to make hard decisions in prayer. 
              
"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
                  
We're here for you! Just an email away. 
God Bless, 
Kristina Nast 

 
 
"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   

Sunday, August 2nd 
5:30-7pm  Activate! Youth Group  
                                                 
Open to all Middle School and Senior High students. 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 partners with the 
Sugar & Spice Learning Center 
in Land O Lakes 


We are collecting the following items to give to the children:
                     
Back packs and school supplies for their 15 school aged children and 
new and gently used books for their 28 preschool children.
            
The last chance to drop off items at Harvester is THIS Sunday, August 2nd  between 8:30-10 am. There is a collection bin in the church hallway.

 

Registration is now open for 
Community Bible Study 2020-2021
The study this year is John

For more information and to register go to: 
                      Pan Ayers 760-315-0347

 
 
Samaritan's Purse
Operation Christmas Child 
Shoe Boxes 

Hello Harvester!  Earlier this month, Samaritan's Purse released the following message on their website: The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted everyday life for millions of people around the world. Yet, Samaritan's Purse continues to share the eternal hope of the Gospel and to serve in Jesus' Name. We want boys and girls around the world to know that God loves them and has not forgotten them during this time of fear and uncertainty. We're looking forward to a great Operation Christmas Child season as we prayerfully consider ways to modify our collection and processing in light of COVID-19. We are monitoring local, state, and national guidelines and making adjustments to help protect the health of those involved in collecting and processing shoebox gifts.
                        
So what does that mean for Harvester's OCC campaign for 2020? Collection Week is still scheduled for November, so we will continue our efforts to make that happen. We will monitor local and state guidelines to determine whether a packing party can be held safely, but in any case, we will make shoeboxes available for packing by individuals. We've had a number of donations for our packing party even during the shutdown and we'll make these items available for individuals if we can't have a party.
                
Many other leaders around the country are still finding in-store and online "deals" on items suitable for boxes, so check when you're safely out and about and maybe pick up one or two things for boxes.  You can place your donations in the OCC bin in the church hallway on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm, Thursdays from 1-3:30pm or Sundays from 8:30-10am. If you are unable to drop off your donations, contact Janet Sass at 813-598-1783 or jasass@hotmail.com and she can make arraignments to pick them up .
  • July -- Clothing Items
  • August -- School Supplies
  • September -- Games
  • October -- Personal and/or Harvester Letters/Photos
  • November -- Packing Party!
  • December -- Prayers for our Boxes
Janet Sass
OCC Project Leader

 
          
Watch our Sermon's Live on Sunday mornings 
You can watch even WITHOUT your own facebook account!

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. 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 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.

 
 

Join the Ground Hogs!

Our mowing team is in need of two more volunteers interested in mowing our church grounds. We currently have two teams that rotate mowing weeks. If we add two more people then we would have three mowing teams and could rotate the teams every third week! Anyone interested in helping can contact Simon FitzPatrick at 203-554-4010 or contact the church office at 813-948-2311


 



Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be at Harvester on Friday, September 11, 2020. Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include;  Carotid Artery  (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke),  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm  (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body ), Peripheral Arterial Disease  (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a  Heart Rhythm Screening  (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an  Osteoporosis Risk Assessment  for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. Register online TODAY at  www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle   or call 1-866-229-0469 to receive your discount and preferred appointment time.  
 
 

Prayer for Harvester 
We will be meeting through Zoom
Contact Pastor Gary if you would like to join 
this group at  ghallam517@aol.com 
       
Pastor Gary is leading a prayer group in praying for Harvester every Thursday evening at 6:30 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

 

Thank you for your faithful giving!
   
Attendance, Tithes and Offerings

Online Views Sunday, July 19....................468
Operating Received Sunday, July 19........$12,877.48
Operating Received Year to Date..............$250,157.05
Operating Year to Date Budget.................$253,788.30

 
 





Thank you to Joanie Einemann for helping out in our church library this week. Everything is nicely organized. We appreciate your time and effort.

Thank you to our Ground Hogs, Simon FitzPatrick, Tom Herrin, Denny Johnson, Randy Ayers, Bruce Kitchen and Keith Swan for keeping our grounds mowed and looking terrific! We appreciate all of you!

Thank you to Denny Johnson, George Alexander and Lloyd Evans for helping with various work projects around the church and grounds. We appreciate you!
  
 

  The Prayer Group will NOT be meeting on Friday mornings until further notice.  With the rise of Covid cases, we are trying to keep everyone safe.

Contact Larry Young and the prayer chain at  813-846-4342 if you have a prayer concern. We can all stay connected and pray for each other.

 

Harvester's 25th Anniversary begins December 2020! We will celebrate next year when we get a vaccine and it is safe to all be back together! 


Our Daring Faith Team is working on special events and needs your help. We would like to collect pictures and "memories" from our church members from their time with Harvester - please think about any special, funny, touching moments you have had at Harvester or because of Harvester and share them by emailing to harvesterdaringfaith@gmail.com. We would also like to do some short video member interviews where members can talk about an experience with Harvester that can be compiled with others. 

Please email harvesterdaringfaith@gmail.com if you are willing to participate. We would love a variety of content - Harvester helping you come to Christ (anyone take Pastor Gary's Evangelism class or Class 401?), memories of getting married/baptized, funny memories, memories of meeting lifetime friends, etc.
 
 
 
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. 

 
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

 

Women of Faith  
(Cancelled until further notice)

Women of Faith meet on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the adult Sunday School Rooms 117 & 118.

Come for fellowship, prayer and devotional. This is not a Bible study, so there will be no homework.  For more information, please contact Eloisa Garcia at  caseysgrandma@tampabay.rr.com , or Delaine Holsopple at dbholsopple2@gmail.com .
 
 
 

Congregational Care For Our Harvester Family
        
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. 

 
 

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.

 

CSS Volunteers 
Currently not allowing volunteers 
on their campus

They will resume in the Fall when Pasco Schools are back in session. Volunteers can help in the Thrift Store Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Stay for an hour or however long you like. No experience or special ability needed. If you are interested in knowing more and/or have questions contact Llurah Utt at (813) 996-6926 or thriftygirls2@yahoo.com

 
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 have a really nice 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.

Worship Times &
Sunday School

 

 

Sunday Mornings

 

9:00 a.m. On Campus 

Worship &

Live Streaming

 

Nursery is not available 

at this time.



 

 

 
Upcoming Message


Sunday, August 2

In Person Church and 
Live Streaming at 9am 

Sermon Series:
"Keep It Simple Saints"

Message:
"That's So Simple"

Scripture:
1 Thessalonians 2:8b-9

Pastor Gary Hallam

 
Youth Schedule
 

Sunday, August 2
 
Activate! Youth Group
5:30-7pm


 
Church Contact
Information


 Office
(813) 948-2311

Web Site

Pastor
Russell O. McKee lll
revmckee@aol.com 

 
Family Ministries Pastor
Gary Hallam
ghallam517@aol.com 

Worship & Creative Arts
Phillip Brown
pbrown110@verizon.net 

Administrative Assistant
Sheila Fitzgerald
harvesterumc@verizon.net 
 
Nursery Coordinator
Christina Monette
christinajp@aol.com 

Director of Children's Ministry
Kristina Nast
kknast13@gmail.com