Friday, August 22, 2008

BIG Announcement

We Hear, We See, We Care, We Act...

It has been over 8 months since we launched Catalyst, our High School ministry. One amazing thing we've seen happen is that a lot of students who have no connection with any church are starting to show up. But we've also found two hurdles for our own New Harvest Church families: 1) the time is inconvenient for a good portion of our families and 2) it has become too difficult of a step for the majority of our new freshman to make the transition from Turnpike to Catalyst. Some parents have voiced their concerns over this very issue and we have the same concerns.

So what's the action, you ask? We're moving Catalyst. Here's how a typical Sunday will be in student ministry.

  • 9-10:15am - First Adult Service
    (Jr. High is encouraged to serve)
  • 10:45am-12pm - Second Adult Service / Turnpike
    (High Schoolers are encouraged to serve)
  • 12:15pm-1pm - Lunch is served
    (For Students and Student Ministry Volunteers - in
    Cafe New Harvest)
  • 1pm-2:30pm - Catalyst

We're moving Catalyst and we're providing a "lunch and fellowship" time between Turnpike and Catalyst. We're hoping this time will attract new students, becuase they like free food, and create a greater sense of community within Student Ministry.

We are looking for some families to step up and adopt a lunch once a month. If you'd like to support Student Ministries in this way, please email Greg Zuffelato about that service opportunity.

The first Sunday for our new Catalyst time will be September 14.

In Him,
Micah J. Foster
Director of Student Ministries

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