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Memorial Day Worship

Memorial Day Remembrance Worship
May 27, 9:00 a.m.

On May 28th, we honor all those men and women who served their country in the military, who risked and lost their lives. As we remember the people who participated in war and those who gave the greatest sacrifice — their lives, we should also remember that war is not something that happens to other people in other places, it affects us all, all over the world. Memorial Day should be a reminder to us all to help promote peaceful resolutions to conflicts before they turn into war.

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Join us May 27 at 9:00 a.m. as we remember those who gave their all for us and the God who will raise them in the final days.

Camp Fire Worship

Worship Around the Campfire! June 8, 5 p.m.

We invite you to a night of eating hotdogs, snacks and potluck as well as, most importantly, spending quality time in fellowship with other believers. We will have time to worship around a campfire on Saturday night, June 8th at 5 pm.

This will be a special time for us to gather together praising our God through passionate singing, playing of instruments (more musicians welcome), scripture reading, and other personal expressions of worship in a casual, comfortable environment. Join us! Bring a dish to share, something to drink and lawn chairs!

Motorcycle Ride

Motorcycle Blessing and Ride - Joyful Harvest Riders Brunch Run!
June 19, 11:00 a.m.!

It's soon to be spring. The trees are in bloom. And God's creation is filled with the chirping of sleepy Vespas and the roaring of Harley Davidsons waking up from their winter hibernation.

Tis the season for the annual motorcycle and rider blessing at Joyful Harvest. Each year the two-wheeled gather, receive blessings and ride! Crazy? Not really. There is a long history of bikers in the bible. Who could forget Elijah: "a hairy man, with a girdle of leather." (2 Kings 1:8)

Join us Sunday, June 19, at 11:00 in the morning for the blessing and a leisurely ride to get some chow! See you then!

Vacation Bible School

Where's the Sears Tower? - Vacation Bible School!
July 15-19, 9-Noon!
at Joyful Harvest Church!

Where Is the Sears Tower? is the story of Peter, a pigeon who travels to Chicago to visit his grandfather who lives at the Willis Tower (formerly named the Sears Tower), guided by his inner compass.

At VBS this year, kids will experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth — which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! It's an incredible Bible-learning experience where kids will see, hear, and encounter the truth about how Christ is our guiding compass! Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and active Bible adventures are just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes, safe shoes, and maybe with a towel since we will play some fun water games!)

Your kids will also participate in an outreach project, called Operation Christmas Child, that will let the kids in our community shine God's light to hurting kids around the world.

Limited openings are available! Sign up now by downloading the registration form (Click Here!) and returning it by June 9, along with payment to:

Tijuana Mission Trip

Tijuana Mission Trip!

Joyful Harvest is changing people's lives again
by building houses for the homeless!

Ray Pratscher and Theresa Anconca will lead our 2019 mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico this summer to build houses for the homeless from June 22-29. We will be building houses for families who are living in basically 4 wooden pallets and a tarp. You can be part of changing lives, both theirs and your own! Our next planning meeting is Sunday, March 10 at noon. And if you can’t get away to be part of the trip, perhaps you might help out with prayers or financial support!

Have questions? Want more information about how you can get involved? Contact the church office at (847) 497-4569 or email and we'll help you help others!


It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare.

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Come and find the support and help you need. Call the church office for more information - (847) 497-4569.

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