-Sunday Worship. Join us in-person for one of our two in-person Sunday services. Masks are optional for worshipers. We worship in-person for Alpha and Omega services while we live-stream our Omega Service. This Sunday, we will continue our sermon series on the book of James by looking again at James 2. PDL will preach the Word, Brian Min will lead praise, Eugene Kwak will preside, and P.Josiah will share an important update from Ukraine. Let’s come prayerful and hungry and ready to give God our 100% worship. Let’s not be distracted and let’s prepare well for what God is doing in us. All are welcome to join us at 10.10am in our cafe for a time of heart-check and intercession.
-Sunday Morning Prayer. All are invited to join in prayer every Sunday in the cafe at 10.10am. This will be a time of prayer to turn our hearts to God and to intercede for our Omega Service
-Prayer Meeting. These are times of worship through song, hearing a devotional and spending time in prayer for ourselves, our church, and our world. Prayer time is guided as we pray through different topics of personal need, church-wide intercession and world concern.
-Membership Covenants Due. Membership Sunday is May 29. Those who intend to become members should set up interviews with P.DL ASAP.
-Women's Ministry Fellowship. This Saturday, May 21, the women of Harvest will have an informal gathering in our cafe from 11am-130pm. All Harvest women are invited to fellowship while working on a craft project. Talk to YK Lee for more info.
-Cleaning Ministry Lunch and Interest Meeting. The faithful servants of our Cleaning Ministry will be having lunch this Sunday after Omega Service. If you would like to join the cleaning ministry, you are also welcome to join this informational session. Talk to Elder Eugene Kwak for more information.
-College Ministry Info Session. There is a meeting THIS Sunday, May 22 for anyone interested in serving college students both near and abroad. Talk to Hannah Chong Kim, Jane Chang, or Yoonhyuk Kim for more information.
-Newcomers Lunch. Anyone who began attending Harvest in 2022 is welcome to a newcomers luncheon on Sunday, June 5. Please RSVP here. If you would like to help out with food or in any other way, talk to JP Kwak ([email protected])
-Synod Basketball Fundraiser. On May 29, there will be a basketball game to raise funds to send our students to Synod. Youth will play adults for both men and women. Talk to P.Josiah for information.
-Encounter - Pioneers. Sometimes those with an interest to go overseas hold back due to barriers like fear, doubts, unknowns, or how to even simply take the next step forward into missions. Pioneers will be holding a conference in Orlando in August to help people like this meet with missionaries and hear presenters in an intimate environment designed to foster community and address any barriers. Attendance is capped at 150 to ensure good interaction. Visit the Encounter website: https://encounter.pioneers.org/ or talk to Chris Lee with any questions.
-Urbana Missions Conference. Urbana, one of the most influential mission conferences in history, takes place every three years. This December, Urbana will be taking place. Anyone interested in attending can talk to Hannah Kim or P.DL.
-Field Day. The Singles of Harvest are having a field day on Sunday, June 5, at 3pm on our campus. Come in athletic attire and get ready to have fun and meet new people. Talk to Jessica Lee for more information.
-Serving Breakfast. Some of our servants arrive early on Sunday morning to lead our church in worship by serving at Alpha and Omega services. If you would like to serve breakfast for about 10-15 servants, please talk to Jaime Fan
-Support Ukraine. The situation Ukraine, while dying down in the news, is as dire as ever. Russia is continually perpetuating war crimes and inhumane, indecent acts against the people, including women and children, of Ukraine. The church is faithfully standing, shining, and serving, but the atrocities and bloodshed are devastating. Please do not let out of sight be out of mind. As we continue to pray for the war in Ukraine, anyone wanting to help in other practical ways can visit our giving page at www.donate.harvestkpco.org - P.Josiah is in contact with a few pastors whose churches are in dire need of support. Any amount helps.
-Join a House Church. Anyone who would like to be placed in a house church can fill out a house church application. There may be a wait time or those interested may be asked to take Harvest 101 before joining a HC: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lQIQEnM6mClWyVNEMyTIa0VepkBL4G5ZTJVEPkRtW1Q/edit?ts=611fab7a
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 ([email protected])
Youth and Children Ministry News
-SNF. SNF is our youth ministry’s main event and goes from 5-8.30pm. This week, our youth will be studying God’s Word together as we look at the second week of Relationship Killers with P.Josiah as he talks about criticism. SNF goes from 5-8.30 with optional activities until 10, including basketball and hangout times. Rides should be arranged so that everyone leaves by 10pm. .Fun Night is a great way to invite unchurched friends to our church so that they can meet some of the other folks in our youth ministry. For more info on our youth ministry or if you would like to receive youth ministry-related emails, email our youth pastor Josiah at [email protected]
SNF is a time for youth to come in a laid-back yet 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.
-Youth Teacher Applications. Any members who are interested in teaching youth ministry in the upcoming year can talk to P.Josiah and pick up an application when they become available on March 20. Prayerfully consider teaching Sunday School or serving at SNF.
-Youth Synod Retreat. Synod Retreat is coming up. This retreat gathers youth from around the southeast United States for a time of worship and fellowship. Synod is from July 4-7 but we will leave on July 3 after Omega Service. Registration is now open online here. Post high-schoolers who want to serve as small group leaders or volunteers can talk to P.Josiah.
The theme is, “No Place Like Home” and Rev. Sam Kim from Virginia will be preaching.
Retreat Dates: July 3 - 7, 2022
Location: Ridge Crest Retreat Center || 1 Ridgecrest Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Speaker: Pastor Sam Kim from Christ Central Presbyterian Church in Virginia as our guest speaker.
Theme: No Place Like Home
Final Registration: $140 (By Sunday, June 5, 2022)
Cancellation fee - $100 per registrant. In the case of a student contracting COVID near retreat dates, there will be a partial refund.
Please register AND provide payment to P. Josiah by 11:59 PM of each Sunday deadline.
Sibling Discount: Siblings are offered at a $5 discount per sibling, cumulating.