Who We Are
The mission of Joyful Harvest is to be a light in a dark world by providing worship services, learning opportunities, outreach, support to the community at large, and efficient management of our resources in order that God’s light may shine within and beyond our geographic community.
We Are Forgiven and Reconciled
The growing community of Joyful Harvest is brought together by faith and united by the belief that we are chosen by God as God’s own people, his children through Baptism. We are united through Jesus Christ to be one body under Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit to be of one spirit. We are loved, blessed, gifted and forgiven people who are saved by the grace and glory of God.
We Are Commissioned to Serve
Through our faith in Jesus Christ as risen Savior, we are committed to His teachings, called by God to serve, commissioned to use our talents for the Kingdom of God, and reconciled by Christ. We are not so clearly defined that you have to find a place where you fit in. We believe that God calls people into a congregation, and your presence here is a gift to us. Your ideas and needs are valued and important. People who become part of Joyful Harvest quickly influence our ministry. We want to hear your ideas! Join us in worship!
As Disciples of Jesus Christ, we value:
F - Family Worship
R - Relying on Prayer
U - United in Christ
I - Instruction in the Word
T - Telling Others
S - Service to God's Community
A Place for You
Joyful Harvest Church welcomes you! We welcome you if you are single, married, divorced, gay, wealthy, poor, black, brown, yellow or white. We welcome crying newborns, squirming children and frazzled Moms and Dads. You are welcome if you sing like an opera star or can’t carry a tune in a bucket, like some of us. We don’t care if you’re more Lutheran than Martin Luther, haven’t been in church since little Joey’s baptism, or if you're "just browsing".
We welcome you if you are over 60, even if you haven’t grown up yet, or if you are a teenager and growing up too fast. We welcome starving artists, latte-sippers, vegetarians and junk food junkies. You are welcome if you are in recovery or still struggling with your addiction. We welcome you if you have been having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you just don’t like "organized religion". We’ve been there too.
If you are left-wing, right-wing or no wing at all, you are welcome here. If you are visiting Grandma and Grandpa and they made you come to church, welcome! You are welcome if you are vacationers, year-rounders, snow-birds, seekers, doubters, or if you are inked, pierced, in flip flops or a three piece suit.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now. We welcome you to Joyful Harvest because we are a place of saints and sinners of all kinds, who are here by the grace of God.