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Apr 19, 2021

April 19, 2021 Elder Update

Harvest Family, Continuing our commitment to transparency, here is an update on the arbitration settlement with Dr. James MacDonald. As we communicated to you in the Elder Update on October 14, 2020, we reached a settlement in the arbitration between James and HBC begun May 2019. Here’s a quote from that update from point one of […]

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Apr 9, 2021

April 9, 2021 Elder Update

Harvest Family, Rejoicing with you for all God did through our church and in all of our lives through Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. We want to ask for your participation and provide an update. Calling the Church to a Day of Fasting and Prayer Inviting you to participate, we are calling us to […]

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Mar 19, 2021

March 19, 2021 Elder Update

Harvest Family, Following our meeting earlier this week, we wanted to provide two important updates and invite you to join us in prayer. Lead Teaching Pastor Search Update Grateful for the thorough work by the search team, we narrowed the field to two candidates for Lead Teaching Pastor and continue the interview process. We are praying […]

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Mar 5, 2021

March 5, 2021 Elder Update

Harvest Family, Following our meeting on March 2, we wanted to provide two reasons for rejoicing and one item for continued prayer. First, Happy Anniversary to CityLine Bible Church, the former Niles Campus of Harvest Bible Chapel. They stepped out in faith to launch as an independent church in the fall of 2019 and became officially […]

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Feb 12, 2021

February 12, 2021 Elder Update

Harvest Family, We continue to be amazed by the ways the Lord continues to lead and provide for His church. We met together as an elder board this past Tuesday and wanted to update you on three important items. Lead Teaching Pastor Search Very thankful for the partnership with Vanderbloemen who brought us six candidates […]

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Jan 29, 2021

January 29, 2021 Elder Update

We thank God for His continued provision for His church through you—your prayers, your engagement, and your giving. We have three items we want to update you on this week. 2020 Giving First, many of you know that we announced in our services on January 10, 2021, that our December 2020 giving came in just […]

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Jan 8, 2021

January 8, 2021 Elder Update

Harvest Family, We are so thankful for your prayers as we seek the Lord in our search for our Lead Teaching Pastor (LTP). Here’s a quick update so that you can join us in praying more specifically in the upcoming days. First, the updated LTP Search Team includes the following people: Brian Laird (Elder Board Chairman, Elgin […]

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Dec 18, 2020

December 18, 2020 Elder Update

Merry Christmas! As we prepare the celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in our next two Sunday services and on Christmas Eve, we wanted to update you on a few key items. Harvest Staff As 2020 comes to a close, the elder board is so grateful for our precious staff as they have faithfully served […]

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Dec 4, 2020

December 4, 2020 Elder Update

Harvest Family, We thank God for what He’s doing in our church, even in 2020. We appreciate all of the volunteers who served those in need in our church and surrounding communities by providing food and meals at Thanksgiving. We wanted to give you a few updates. Lead Teaching Pastor Search Update Our search team […]

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Nov 20, 2020

November 20, 2020 Elder Update

Dear beloved Harvest Family, Please know that you are loved and that we have been praying for you, our church family.  At this time, we would like to communicate with you around the following three areas: Moving Forward Philippians 3:14  I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God […]

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Nov 6, 2020

November 6, 2020 Elder Update

In our renewed commitment to communicate more and more often, here’s our latest update. New Elders We are really excited to add John Smith and Jeff Thompson as Campus Pastor Elders. They will be filling the roles previously held by Pastor Ed Ollie and Dr. Mike Vanlaningham, who has stepped back from being the North Shore […]

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Oct 23, 2020

October 23, 2020 Elder Update

Dear Harvest Family, We serve a mighty God and are grateful for the ways in which He continues to show favor to our church. The elder team is thankful to our staff who diligently put their hand to the plow to shepherd and guide this congregation. From serving the needs in our communities to safely […]

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Oct 14, 2020

October 14, 2020 Elder Update

Dear Harvest Family,As you may be aware, last year former Harvest senior pastor Dr. James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) submitted their disagreements to Christian arbitration through the Institute Christian Conciliation.  The elders wish to communicate about the progress and outcome in the arbitration process.There was an agreed-upon period of time beginning August 14, […]

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