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Generally speaking, our service begins with worship, led by a band. Most people stand during this time, however, there is complete freedom to be seated if you prefer. The words of all of the songs are projected onto a screen at the front of the sanctuary. Our hope is that you'll hear songs you know or can relate to, even if you haven't been to church in years.
Like most churches we take an offering in our service. If you are a guest, please do not feel obligated to participate in the offering. This is intended for those who consider Harvest their church home.
As our guest, we only ask that you take a few moments to complete our Friendship Register which is found at the end of each row. The Friendship Register is used to help us get to know you a bit. It is a place where you can request information, ask for prayer, let us know your thoughts, or just indicate your presence with us. In any case, we use it to pray for you during the week. You won’t be asked to stand or raise your hand (or anything else embarrassing) just because you’re new. Nor will you have to recite anything or kneel at certain times during the service.
Harvest provides practical Bible messages that help you deal with real life issues. Pastor Paul preaches from the English Standard Version, but please bring whatever version of the Bible you use. We'll even give you a handy outline with the main points and Bible verses in the bulletin. What you learn on the weekend, you'll be able to use during the week.
After the service
Be sure to stop at the information table, and pick up material on any aspects of Harvest in which you may be interested. Don't feel that you have to hurry out the door. Give our friendly church family a chance to meet you. And don't forget to pick up your children from Higher Ground before you leave!
What should I wear?
At Harvest Bible Chapel, we focus on the heart more than the outward appearance. When you come to one of our weekend services, you will find people dressed in a wide variety of styles from as casual as jeans or shorts, to as formal as suits and dresses. However, most people find themselves somewhere in the middle--most often wearing business casual.
We do ask that people wear clothing that does not draw attention to themselves. We think that what you wear to church should not detract from the worship experience of others around you. We want all of the attention to go to Jesus Christ.