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Prayer circles. Coffee shops. Conversations. Late nights. Worship music. Altar times. Changed lives.
I feel like I’m living the book of Acts each summer of ministry. It’s awesome to be connected to people in kingdom ministry. It’s amazing to spend so much time in worship, study, prayer and serving. And I love seeing the church in action on so many fronts.
Summer camp is one great vehicle for ministry to students. And I’m grateful for the opportunity to invest time each summer serving through Harvest Ministry.
Here’s a recap of some of the work from the last few weeks:
We’ve spent a couple weeks leading camps at Beulah. The number of students has been amazing. I think the first week, during Beulah Bible Camp there were approximately 160 people on the grounds and there were about 25 kids who walked on to register that day. The Jr. High Camp at Beulah more than doubled in attendance this year. The speakers for the events were all great! Thanks to Steven, Tim, Luan, and Anita for sharing during the camps. We praise the Lord for and continue to pray for the students who gave their lives to Christ and are continually growing in faith.
Also a huge thanks to the directors and leaders for the weeks at Beulah! Great leadership, programming and organization. Thanks for your work.
You can’t cram spiritual maturity and camp is one way to invest a chunk of time each of a student’s growing up years in building into their faith journeys and relationship with Christ! Pastors and Parents: Church camp needs to be a priority.
Emily Gray, Leanne Willis, Stephen De Jong, James Deming, and Blake Stahlhut. A special welcome to Stephen who joined us for this month! Stephen is from Alma, MI and we are glad to have him serving with Harvest.
The Summer Family Adventure Camp was awesome. Though the Harvest group doesn’t attend this event with me, I always enjoy taking our family and leading music for this event. We have been up there about seven years and this year was awesome! Thanks to Sandra and the team for leading. And thanks for the invitation to serve in ministry with you.
Here are some of the songs we have been singing this summer:
Deep Cries Out, Oh Our Lord, All The People Said Amen, Holy Spirit, Good Good Father, Spirit Of The Living God, Meet With Me, Ever Be, Fierce,
Some of the kids songs have been: Pharaoh Pharaoh, Higha Higha, Walk With You, Word, Happy Day, Bananas United, Kumalata, Whose Side, Cross Clap, and others.
Giving God Glory for the first week of the summer ministry!
Harvest served at Quest Camp, Fig/Twigs, Midwest Mission Distribution Center and in Freeburg, IL.
For 2016, several team members will be participating in ministry at camps and churches. These were the teams and a synopsis of each event for the first week:
Quest Camp is the kids camp for Troy United Methodist Church. Quest is hosted at Lake Sallateeska in Nashville, IL for three days. It was a great group of children and adults (attendance doubled from last year), incredible weather and a great event. Harvest led music, speaking and small groups. The team for the event was Emily Gray, Leanne Willis, Trenton Gonzalez and Tim Price. A big thanks to Natalie Carlson, Troy UMC Director of Children’s Ministry for her leadership. See Quest Pictures
FIGS / TWIGS:
We had the opportunity to lead music for the FIGS program in Granite City, IL. Some people may know of TWIGS which is a summer lunch program for kids. FIGS happens on a regular basis and reaches out to seniors. It was a full house, a great lunch and we enjoyed sharing music afterwards. The team was Blake Stahlhut, Leanne Willis and Tim Price. [picture of team]
Friday and Saturday of last week were invested serving along side the middle school students and leaders from Troy UMC at Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL. In the evening, Harvest led worship, devotions and games. During the days, we helped unload 3000 pounds of school supplies and health kids, sorted them, worked with bikes, sewing machines and more! Thanks to Kurt Stone and his leadership in student ministry. The Harvest Team was Leanne Willis, Clint Benesh and Tim Price. [see pictures from MMDC]
On Sunday night, we were invited to share music in Freeburg, Illinois Concerts in the Park. For this particular evening, it was me (Tim Price) and my daughters Ruby and Macy. It also happened to be my birthday that day – so it was really fun to spend an evening singing a bunch of music with my family and it seemed everyone in attendance had a great time. Thanks to Betty and The Sanctuary Church for inviting us to sing!
STAY IN TOUCH THIS SUMMER…
Harvest has a mission to be a resource to the local church. Here is a brief summary of some of the current resources we hope you find helpful in children’s ministry, student ministry, worship ministry and church leadership:
What a great weekend of ministry – April 9-12, 2016. This blog post is to document the ministry, the people involved and to give God glory.
Friday – April 7 – We set up for the Beautiful U Girls Conference at Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, IL. One new aspect was the number of women from the church who decorated a table for the girls. 16 tables were decorated by the ladies and the girls loved them! [see pictures]
Saturday, April 8 – There were 100 girls in attendance for this year’s Beautiful U Girls event. It was a great day! The Harvest Band and Team included Emily Gray, Ryan Kennett, Drew Allsman, Jackson Price and Tim Price. Jim Hall, Daniel Perry and Mark Fresen were the sound and tech crew. Blaire Paubel helped with computer graphics. Suzanne Price and Christine Fuesz designed the event and pulled all the details together. Tim Price spoke during the first session, Megan Tyler spoke during the lunch time devotion, and a panel of women, including Tracy Smith, Emily Gray, Karen Paubel and Marilyn spoke during the closing session. Other speakers and leaders during the day were Linda Stone, Elizabeth Grant, Dawn Averso, and Layne Paubel, Katie Haas, Abbie Aymer, Carol Sisson, Gail Joiner, Shelby Riddle, Mary Kennett, Jessica Price, Heidi Jackson, Jessie George, Malissa Lorton and all their helpers. There were approximately 30 churches represented during the event.
And this event, along with Fire-Up are probably the places the most Harvest People are connected – there were 9-10 Harvest team members from past and present teams serving in ministry.
We’re praying for the lives of teenage girls – that they would understand God’s great love for them and for their worth as His children.
April 10 – Following the service, one Harvest Team headed out to Jacksonville, IL to lead worship for a family ministry event. The team for this service was Hailee Anglin, Sadie Murbarger, Daniel Tatjenhorst, Kyle, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price. Thanks to Rachael and Rachel from the church for inviting us!
Another Harvest Team also headed out on Sunday afternoon to kick off worship for a revival in Lawrenceville, IL. Nathan Peel led worship and was joined by Gabe Smith and Jessica Przybylski.
[On a side note, Sunday morning was also fun as Jackson Price joined in helping to lead worship at Troy UMC].
April 11-12 – Tim Price drove over to Lawrenceville to serve in worship leadership for the remainder of the revival, joined by both Kim Przybylski and Jessica Przybylski. Awesome preaching, awesome congregation and a great men’s prayer breakfast on Tuesday morning. Thanks to Pastor Gary Pearce for his leadership and hospitality.