Harbor Cov Blog (Page 2)
13 Teenagers and 4 Adults went to LA a few weeks ago and learned what it means to “Broadcast” the good news of Jesus. They attended a youth conference called Unite West, a gathering of Covenant Churches up and down the West Coast from San Diego, CA to Scammon Bay, Alaska. To “broadcast” in its original medieval form means “to sow by scattering.” Students and their leaders spent time reading and studying Jesus’ parables and the truths in them. They were challenged to let those seeds take…
JODI MARSHALL One thing that helps me feel more connected to God is Service Sunday. With all the busyness of life, for some reason working elbow to elbow with my church family getting dirty, getting sweaty helps me to hear God’s voice. The act of showing love to others unselfishly, quiets my inner selfish voice and allows me to hear God speaking truth and love and Grace into my heart. The physical act of seeing the results of our labor…
We filmed so much video this year. Not everything went smoothly. Enjoy these mistakes. Thanks for hanging with us online this year.
LIGHTS OF REMEMBRANCE We have suffered an unprecedented amount of loss this year. We’ve said goodbye to those we love because of death. We have seen families fracture along political lines. We have had good friends and neighbors move away. And some of us have lost jobs, homes, and even dreams. How can we still be people of hope in the midst of so much darkness? What ever that process is for you we encourage you at least stop to remember…
Working from home, online shopping, curbside delivery, groceries delivered to your door, online courses, and online church all existed before the pandemic. They aren’t new but definitely more prevalent. The pandemic accelerated many trends that were already happening in our society. Another one of those trends was a decline in church attendance. Adherence to the Christian faith in North America has been on a steady decline for years as well. Some experts estimate that as many as 30% of pre-pandemic church attenders are not going to return and that 1 in 5 churches will close in the next 18 months. Some things will return, like eating out at restaurants, concerts, and travel, but sadly some will not.
We had a great time with our Lil’ Campers learning about How much Jesus loves us! We had 24 preschoolers to kick off our first week of camp this summer. K-3 Kids Camp and the 45 Zone for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are just around the corner.
Watch some of the highlights from a very memorable Easter Sunday celebration!
We’re doing something we’ve never done before – recording a play! The story of Jesus is like a red cloth, threading its way through the stories of 6 female characters in the Bible, from the Old Testament into the New Testament and ending at the Cross
Becky Durant teaches how to make a simple formal arrangement for a gift.
We filmed a lot of video this year. Not all of it went smoothly. Enjoy .