Big Fred's Bytes - Updates (June 29, 2018)

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WOW!  God is sooo good.
Allow me to thank each of you that served during our VBS programs so far this summer.  We still have at least one more (Freeport Campus) to go.  And what a summer it has been already.  Harvest teams have led two VBS programs in India, one in Petroleum Valley, Indiana, and then Kittanning.  All together we have connected with hundreds of kids as we shared the love of Christ and the joy of the Gospel.  We have seen many children pursue Christ through these relationship as well as families connecting to the ministries from each area.  God is at work in those children’s hearts and also in the many of our leaders that have had the privilege to serve. 

Another update, our short-term team recently returned from the ‘oven’.  Well, actually India, where they served with our missionary in New Delhi and also with our Harvest 10:16 team.  And it was HOT!  Hotter than a turkey on Thanksgiving.  But not one complaint from those that serve there.  They saw the work of the Holy Spirit in many lives that had never heard of Jesus Christ.  Thank you for helping them go!

We have over 60 people (mostly teens) in Newark, New Jersey this week to work, share their faith, and interact with many homeless people there.  Our prayers are that God uses their efforts for His glory as He continues to work in the hearts of our team members.  This trip has people from all four campuses included in the team.  We also have another team of 14 people heading to Paraguay today to help build a living area for incoming missionary candidates.  That gives me the chance to share that we would love to invite you to participate in our short-term mission trips.  You can get more information on our website under the “Missions” tab, checking for announcements in our weekly bulletin or in Harvest Happenings. 

Your Elders are currently working through our process for raising up new Deacons and Elders at Harvest.  We are blessed by the leadership team that we have at Harvest in so many ways.  God has used us as He builds His church and includes HCC in those efforts.  Altogether now you have 20 Elders with 2 currently in training and 35 men and women serving as Deacons in your church.  Things changes, so if you are serving in either of those roles and need a break, please speak to your campus pastor.  If you are interested in training for potential service in those roles, speak to your campus pastor and he will be glad to discuss our process.  If you feel called to this responsibility, we would ask that you prayerfully and humbly approach this discipleship effort.

Your leadership team is busy evaluating and considering many options as we continue to pursue building the health and size of God’s Church.  Our NEXT initiative is moving along well, and we anticipate opportunities that we would not have otherwise been able to consider.  Thank you all for your desire to share the gospel with our communities and around the world.

We currently are receiving applications for a few responsibilities that I would like to share with you.  If you feel you might be a good fit, we would love to consider your application.
 
Administrative Assistant Position
Harvest Community Church is currently accepting applications for a part-time administrative assistant position.  The position will require the use of Microsoft Office software, email, and social media platforms.  The use of other software is required, and online training will be available.  Prior administrative experience would be very valuable.  The ability to interactive effectively with the public in-person, online, and via telephone required.  Previous accounting skills a plus.  The position will require approximately 18 to 25 hours per week and the hours may vary.
An understanding and agreement with the doctrinal position of Harvest Community Church is required.  Applications may be obtained from and submitted to the church office at Harvest Community Church, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning, PA  16201.  Starting hourly rate $9.75 adjustable with experience.

Worship Leader – Freeport Campus
Harvest Community Church is currently accepting applications for the responsibility of Worship Leader at the Freeport Campus. The position will require the use of Microsoft Office software, email, and social media platforms.  The use of Pro Presenter, Church Community Builder, and High Tale software is required, and online training will be available.  The position requires approximately 8-10 hours per week including Sunday Worship Service.  This position maybe filled as a volunteer or part-time paid position at some point.
The position will require the use of Microsoft Office software, email, and social media platforms.  The use of Pro Presenter, Church Community Builder, and High Tale software is required, and online training will be available.  The successful candidate will interact with the Campus Pastor, church members/attenders, and church leadership teams to develop and lead weekly worship services at the Freeport Campus.   More details and applications can be obtained from Campus Pastor Michael Harvey or the church business office at Harvest Community Church, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning, PA  16201.
((BEST WISHES to Nick and Brooke Greiner as they move to South Carolina to pursue other opportunities within their professional careers & thank you for caring for and serving our church in this capacity))

Christian Daycare teachers / care givers
Harvest Community Church is currently accepting applications for positions within our Daycare Team.  In most cases, the positions are part time with variable hours between 6am and 6pm.  Current needs are anticipated for late August 2018.  Child care and teaching experience helpful and training will be conducted. An understanding and agreement with the doctrinal position of Harvest Community Church is required.  Applications may be obtained from and submitted to the business office of Harvest Community Church, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning PA  16201.  Starting hourly pay is $8.00 and adjusts periodically with experience. 
 
In His service,
bigfred