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the_UPDATE – August 27, 2017

Welcome to the_UPDATE, your weekly source of information on everything happening at First Baptist Church Harvester!  Here’s what you need to know for the week of Sunday, August 27.


Pastor George Pordea preaches from 2 Kings 7:3-11 as we look at how our church is involved in local and global missions.

You can download the notes here and watch the message below.


We are hiring a new Media Manager. The person in this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of all graphic and video elements for all communication channels and venues at Harvester. If you are interested in the position, please send a resume, a graphic design portfolio, and a videography portfolio to Joey Wright.


If you would like to help supply children at Fairmount Elementary and in Haiti with basic school supplies, please stop by the Information Center to pick up a list of needed items. There will be collection bins placed in the Atrium beginning next Sunday to receive your donations. Thank you for your participation in this missions initiative!


If you are the mother with newborns, toddlers, or preschoolers, you are invited to connect with other mothers in our MOPS/MOMSnext ministry. Beginning September 14, MOPS will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 9:30–11:30 AM to help mothers connect with each other and learn together. Childcare is provided for children birth to kindergarten. For more information, please contact Karen Thoma or Amy Weber. We hope to see you there!


If you are interested in learning more about Harvester or are interested in becoming a member, please plan to attend the next five sessions of the Discover Harvester Membership Class starting Sunday, September 24 at 10:45 AM in the Chapel. Please RSVP to Kim by September 21.


Parents: if you would like to dedicate your family, please consider signing up for our upcoming Family Dedication on September 17. A parent orientation meeting is being held on September 10 at 10:45 AM in the Chapel. Please email Jenny by September 3 to register. This will be a sweet time of fellowship and worship for your entire family!


If you are currently serving or have decided to SAY YES to serving in Preschool, Elementary, Student Ministry, or Special Focus, don’t miss our Generations Team Kick-Off Training this Wednesday, August 30 from 6:00–8:00 PM in the Worship Center! Join us for celebration, inspiration, and training as we kick off the new ministry season together! Childcare is provided for birth to 5th grade with an RSVP to Jenny.


College students: please join us for our College Life Group Kick-Off BBQ this Monday, August 28 from 6:00–8:00 PM at Legacy Park in Cottleville (Pavilion B). Please RSVP to Bryan this week. Bring a lawn chair and invite a friend.


Our Resource Center has over 150 titles hand-selected by our staff, ranging from Discipleship to Marriage & Parenting. Stop by and browse on Sunday mornings before and after worship services.


Online giving is available! There are two ways to give online. If you would like to make a one-time payment on a Sunday morning, you can use the Online Giving Kiosk at the Information Center. If you would like to set up recurring payments or make one-time payments anytime from home, please visit, click on the “Give” tab at the top, and follow the prompts to create a new account.


Are you familiar with the RightNow Media? Our church offers free access to this library with thousands of faith- based videos that you can access on your phone, iPad, computer, or TV. To sign up for an account, please stop by the Information Center this Sunday, or email Ryan.


Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are facing a crisis or going through tough times. Stephen Ministers give high quality, one-on-one, confidential care for anyone experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other difficulties. Talk to a pastor, a Stephen Minister, or call the Harvester Stephen Ministry hotline at 636-928-9757 to learn how you can receive care.



Life groups are a great way for you to grow in your faith. We strive to build a dynamic community of believers that is constantly sharing life together by seeking life-changing relationships with Jesus Christ as well as intimate fellowship with other believers. We do this in environments conducive to life change by lovingly accepting one another where we are, and challenging one another to take the next step of living out our faith. If you’re interested in getting plugged in to a life group, fill out a connection card at the Information Center or email Mag Somheil and we’ll get you connected.

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