Monday, August 29, 2005

Fall Kickoff

It's that time of year again. The leaves will soon change colors, air will soon get cooler, and the Broncos will soon be 4-4 again.

It's also the time that we finally get to kickoff our regular programming and events. As we've mentioned in this space before, our regular weekend worship services will begin on October 15th. We'll be meeting at 6:00 PM on Saturday nights at Fellowship Community Church on Parker Road between Orchard and Arapahoe Roads.

Beginning this week, we'll also launch our HARVEST UNIVERSITY classes on Thursday nights. If you're intimidated by the Bible or if you want to dig deeper into God's word, this is the place for you. We'll be starting with a Bible overview course. See our "Current Series" page for more info.

This is also a good time to celebrate another great Church in the Park that we had yesterday. We had 13 first timers join us for a fun time of connecting, music, and a message on Matthew 9. There was a memorable moment when a family that had come to play at the park came up to the gazebo to join us when they heard the music. The kids started dancing and the parents grabbed a lyric sheet and started singing along.

Quite a few of us will be celebrating Labor Day together this weekend camping up in the mountains. We'll make sure to take some fun pictures for future blogs. I hope you all have a great Labor Day.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


Just a quick update for all you blogophiles out there...

Our BOOK DRIVE was a great success. We donated 600+ books to the Tallyn's Reach Library in appreciation for their generosity in allowing us to meet in their community room for free every week. I received the following letter from the Aurora Library District:

Dear Jeff,
On behalf of the Tallyn's Reach Library, I would like to thank you and all members of the Harvest Community Church who contributed to the book drive for the library. It is always a pleasure to receive such generous gifts that will benefit Tallyn's Reach and the entire Aurora Public Library. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the Harvest Community Church.

One of our key jobs as Christians on this planet is to be a blessing to others. Thanks to everyone for blessing the library this way, and extra thanks to Camron for the idea and all the hard work!

For our next Compassion Project, we are hoping to bring a blessing to a local Retirement Center. Stay tuned for details.


I recently came across a brilliant blog site run by an old friend of mine. His name is Keith and he's one of the smartest men I know. His blog covers current issues, theology, and Joel Osteen. I think it's safe to say I agree with nearly everything this man has to say. (Keith, that is. Not Joel Osteen...)

Anyway, see for yourself: The Christian Mind.


Some of you have told me that you like the pictures here. So here are some more to promote our upcoming Church in the Park at 10 AM on August 28th (see the Harvest website for more info).

If you come, you'll meet friendly people like this:

Monday, August 01, 2005

Church in the Park

Yesterday, we had gorgeous weather as we held our first "Church in the Park".

It was a great time, and it was fun to meet on a Sunday for the first time. We welcomed some guests, worshiped together, and had tons of fun.

I shared a message on the Parable of the Lost Sheep from Luke 15.

The kids played games like tug-of-war:

And this fun one I think is called, The "Glue-a-bat-to-your-forehead" Game:

Overall, it was a great success, and a passerby was lucky enough to catch this spontaneous picture of us:

Join us for our next "Church in the Park" on August 28th at 10:00 AM.