What to Expect
Visiting any church for the first time can be a challenging, unnerving experience. The question running through your mind is possibly, "What should I expect when I visit?" At Harvest you can expect to be welcomed and greeted with a smile, no matter your background. In the end, we're all imperfect people living in perfect grace through Christ. We love people, and we want them all to know and experience the life-transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you're not sure where to go when you attend our services, our greeters will be glad to assist you. Some common questions we receive can be found below. If you have more, please feel free to contact us!
what's available for my children?
During each Sunday service, we have a well-staffed nursery where you may sign-in your child to stay while you can focus on hearing God's Word. We also have Sunday School classes for all ages where your child will learn, create crafts, and have fun all in a protected environment with kids of like age. During our 10 AM worship service, children from ages 4 years old through the sixth grade get to enjoy our Junior Church hour where they get to sing, laugh, and learn valuable life lessons from God's Word.
What's the morning schedule?
Our Sunday School classes are first at 9 AM with a short break at 9:50, followed by our main Morning Worship Service starting at 10 AM. Expect to be done around 11 AM.
What should i expect in the morning worship service?
Our services generally begin with our song service where we invite you to join us in praising our God through timeless hymns accompanied by piano, organ, and our orchestra. You will also hear inspiring songs sung by our choir, groups, and soloists. Following the music portion of our services, expect to hear practical, biblical, challenging preaching from Pastor Meksch. We invite you to join us at 9 AM for Sunday School for our small group setting where you will be able to fellowship and learn how to live out God's Word daily with people of a similar life stage. If you want to be fully immersed at Harvest, this is how we recommend you do so.
What should I wear?
Staff, greeters and other workers may be in their "Sunday Best," but our goal is to make you feel comfortable and welcome for your visit here.
Do you have other service times?
Yes! We also have our Sunday Evening Worship (distinct from our Morning service) where you again will hear special music and practical preaching from God's Word. We also invite you to join us for our midweek service every Wednesday night at 7 PM. We have a special service (Kids Club) for children ages 4 through the sixth grade, our weekly Youth Group for teens 7th grade through the 12th grade that takes place in our Family Life Center, and our adult Bible study in our auditorium.
If we've missed something, or you have more questions, please feel free to contact us through phone, email, or facebook. We would love to do all that we can to ease your mind about your first visit here. Most of all, we want people to experience the same thing that many of us already have, the life-changing power that can be found in Jesus. So, whether this is the first church you've ever visited, you're looking for a new church to call "home," or it has been a long time since going to church, we encourage you to visit us at Harvest where we know you will feel welcome and loved.