Our first building in 1995 was approximately 4,000 square feet. The stonework that is behind the cross was used to build the fireplace in the Fireside Room.
Completed in the Fall of 2000, this space was used for over a decade for our worship services. We outgrew it and for the last several years in this space, Harvest had 4 Sunday morning services – We were tight! An interesting note: While under construction, we met on Sundays at the old Traughber Junior High (now the Senior Center/YMCA) in Oswego for about 8 months. This space is now completely used by our Youth Ministries on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights and many other times throughout the week!
The Children’s Ministry Wing was occupied in the Summer of 2006. The construction of this building was an exciting event as we were still able to meet onsite and view the progress from week to week.
Before occupying both of these buildings, special prayer services were held that included everyone writing their prayers on the floor for God’s blessing on the ministries, and more importantly, the lives saved and changed here through Jesus Christ. These prayers are under the carpeting in various locations in these buildings.
The Lord has always provided through the sacrificial giving of His people for the needs at Harvest. The original building’s 7-year loan was paid off in 4 years. The old sanctuary 7-year loan was fulfilled in 4.5 years. The children’s ministry wing was paid off in May 2010, keeping the trend going.
An additional 19 acres was given to Harvest by a family in the church. This $1 million + gift brings us to a total of 31 acres! Not only this family, but others have caught the vision and are giving sacrificially! Be encouraged with God’s goodness to us, and commit to being obedient with the Lord’s resources. All praise and glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
NEW WORSHIP CENTER Opened in June 2014!
This new space seats 1200 and has a large, welcoming foyer with Don & June’s Cafe.
This space is used by many on Sunday morning to connect, taking time to build and strengthen relationships with each other (as well as, drink quality coffee, lattes, etc… at very reasonable prices).
The new Worship Center space is multi-functional and will be used in many different capacities. Each Sunday, many gather to be strengthened in their walk with the Lord or to receive God’s free gift of salvation!
We are thankful for God’s blessing with such great space for ministry in our communities and know that “to whom much is given” there is great responsibility to use it for the advancement of the kingdom of God. May it be so!