UPDATED 9/19/23

-Sunday Worship. This Sunday, we will continue our sermon series on the book of Judges as we see what happens when “everyone does as they see fit.” As you prepare for Sunday, invite friends, come early, and pray for and expect a powerful time of worship! Let’s come and give our very best to the Lord!

-333 Prayer. Our second semester of 333 Prayer is underway! Join the many Harvesters who are committed to growing in prayer this semester. Signup sheets are available at our welcome table on Sundays. You can not only commit to praying 3 times a day for 3 minutes, for 3 specific areas, but you can also submit your urgent prayer requests for P.DL to join in prayer with you.

Through 333 Prayer, we are hoping to build new habits of dependence upon the Lord throughout the day by praying three times a day, for three minutes each time, for three areas (our church, your house church/family, and personal/family). In addition to these times, we want to be praying at set times daily.

-Harvest 201. Classes meet on Tuesday nights. This Bible study class is geared to helping Christians begin or continue a journey to spiritual maturity.

- Harvest 101. Signups for our 3-week “Meet Harvest” class are now open. Harvest 101 is our membership class where we talk about our vision, values, beliefs, history, and what membership means. It’s a chance to learn more about house churches and to see what Harvest is all about. While there is no commitment to join, it is required for anyone wanting to become a member and serve in certain areas.

-Three Strand Prayer. Our annual 3-strand prayer is coming up from October 9-19. This is a time for you to gather with two other people for ten days at 6am on Zoom to share urgent prayer needs. Signups are now open. We will read through "Essentials of Prayer" by EM Bounds.

-Becoming a Child of God. Our Gospel presentation class is offered once a month and is a chance for anyone wanting to hear and respond to the Gospel to do so. It is regularly offered the first Sunday of every month. Sign ups are at our info table on Sundays. 

-Men’s GatheringOn Saturday, October 21, there will be a men’s gathering from 9am-2pm. We will eat breakfast and lunch together and hear three sessions from Paul Tripp on what it means to be a man of faith. Registration fee will be $10 and is now open. 

-Cleaning Ministry. Anyone interested in cleaning ministry can talk to Elder Eugene Kwak. This ministry takes place on Sundays after church. Join a team who stewards our property through cleaning and mopping after Omega services. 

-Lawncare Ministry. Those who want to serve in lawn care can talk to Shepherd Aaron Hines. This is a Saturday morning ministry where you can ride the mower or use the weedeater. 

-Facilities Team. Those who would like to be part of a team that is available for regular maintenance needs or fix-it projects can talk to Aaron Hines. There will be opportunities to do manual labor including attaching baseboards in the near future. 

-Servants Retreat. Servants Retreat is a network of campus ministries in Virginia where Harvesters like YK Lee, Olivia Kim, Eunice Pyon, Daniel Kim, Pastor Josiah, and Pastor DL grew in their faith. They hold an annual conference for 200-300 college students in Virginia. Anyone who would like to go can talk to P.DL, who will be speaking at this year’s conference. The group will fly up on Thursday and return Sunday night. 

-Cross Con. The Cross Conference is a missions conference for 18-25 year olds in Louisville, Kentucky from January 3-5. The first deadline is September 14. The price increases by $10 on November 16 and December 19. Group rates are available. Talk to Haesu Shin if you are interested in going. 

-Join a House Church. Anyone who would like to be placed in a house church can fill out a house church application here. There may be a wait time or those interested may be asked to take Harvest 101 before joining a HC

A church’s purpose is to make disciples by connecting with unbelievers, bringing the gospel to them, welcoming them into the church, and then teaching them to obey the teaching of Christ. Disciples will then repeat that cycle with others. The New Testament Church did this as they met in homes where believers were discipled and non-believers experienced the power of the gospel lived out. We are not a church WITH house churches; we are a church OF house churches. House churches are the heartbeat of our congregation. They look inward, upward, and outward and go hand-in-hand with Sunday worship and our spiritual formation classes (Harvest 101, 201, etc.) as the 3-axes of our ministry. To get plugged in, talk to Rick Terrell (rickalo801@gmail.com)

Youth Ministry Announcements

-SNF. SNF is our youth ministry’s weekly gathering and this week’s meeting takes place on campus starting at 6pm. More info can be found in Youth Director Daniel's weekly youth email - subscribe for updated info and be sure to check your Slack for real time updates.

SNF is a time for youth to come out and enjoy an intentional atmosphere of seeking God and loving others. Please join our Slack channel and come to SNF with your friends prayerfully and expectantly. Those attending SNF should bring their own water bottles and a Bible and journal and writing utensil to SNF. Please keep these times in prayer. For more info on our youth ministry or if you would like to receive youth ministry-related emails, email our youth pastor Josiah at jsc4fd@virginia.edu