Bible Verse of the Week

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 61:2


 Quote of the Week

“Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties.”  ~  C.S. Lewis


FROM:  God

TO:       You

I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. 

Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Holding onto it will delay the resolution of your problem. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

Because I do not sleep or slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest, my child. If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away.

Author Unknown

Welcome to Harvest House

How May We Help You? 

Celebrating 23 Years!

We humbly thank all of the individuals and organizations who generously gave gifts this year, making it possible for us to continue offering our services. Harvest House wishes you a healthy and happy New Year.

Thank you to the individuals and organizations who donated Christmas gifts for the children at the Baby & Children's Ministry! We wish you could have seen their faces light up. Thank you for bringing joy to the children and their parents.

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Harvest House serves 20,000 Western New Yorkers, regardless of race, religion or culture. We provide four service ministries within two locations:

  • Harvest House, 1782 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
Retreat Center & Admin. Office

  • Harvest House Ministry Center, 175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210
Baby & Children's Ministry
Good Neighbors Health Care
New Hope Education Center

We invite you to read about a specific ministry by using the colored tabs at the top of this home page, or by using the following colored links.

Baby & Children's Ministry (716) 824-7818
Good Neighbors Health Care (716) 856-2400
    New Hope Education Center (716) 855-0654
      Retreat & Spirituality Center (716) 825-0929
      When you support Harvest House, you help make it possible for our ministries to serve the local community both physically and spiritually:

      †  The Baby & Children's Ministry offers free clothing, toys, books, and basic necessities for 5,800 children each year. Families are referred by over 200 agencies. We always have a need for donations.

      †  Good Neighbors Health Care serves 3,000+ uninsured adults every year. Services are free and include primary care, vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, counseling, chiropractic and dental care. For info, call 856-2400.

      †  New Hope Education Center offers training for adults who need to make a living wage. We partner with Erie 2 CC BOCES, Buffalo Adult Education, Erie Community College and Allwel. Approximately 2,500 students attend classes annually. For a list of classes offered, click on the New Hope Education tab. For info, call 855-0654.

      †  Our Retreat Center offers a comfortable place where organizations, churches, schools, and thousands of young people are able to attend spiritual retreats. Out-of-state groups have a place to stay while doing local community service. For info, call (716) 825-0929. Pictures of the retreat center are on this site.

      Please scroll down to read The Harvest House Story



      Over 200 friends enjoyed an evening filled with good food and good fellowship

      Thank you to all who helped organize and contributed to the event.

      Photos and Honorees.


      The latest newsletter --
      Harvest House Happenings
      December 2015
      -- can be viewed NOW from the box on the upper right corner




      Volunteers are needed in the Baby & Children's Ministry.  Adults - a great way for your teen to fulfill community service for school!  Call Lupé Peña at 824-7818

      Volunteer opportunities are also available at: 

      Good Neighbors Health Care 

      New Hope Education Center

      Help is needed 4 times per year in the Retreat Center at 1782 Seneca Street with our newsletter bulk mailing...the amount of time you stay is up to you! Easy work - No typing. Great fellowship!   We need you!  If you can help, please call 825-0929.




      The seed was planted when Gary Tatu saw a picture of the church in a real estate listing book. A few days later the seed was cultivated at a John Michael Talbot concert where all night the messages of, "Sell all you have, give to the poor and follow Me," and "Peter, do you love Me? Feed My sheep" seemed directed specifically at them. Gary and his wife Linda left the concert and drove by the church. After months of research, prayer, and seeing God's loving hand directing them, they sold their home in the suburbs and, on April 12, 1993, purchased the derelict city church which is now Harvest House.

      What is Harvest House?

      Physically, Harvest House is the former South Presbyterian Church and Sunday School building. It is a 22,000 square foot red brick building with high white columns holding up a large overhanging roof. A 2,100 square foot addition...(read more)

      What goes on and who uses Harvest House?

      Harvest House provides retreat space to over 120 teenage, adult and family groups per year. Sleeping is in carpeted rooms on one of the many couches or on the floor. Groups prepare their own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The second floor chapel provides...(read more)


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      The "Good Search" button above allows you to do a search online while making a donation to Harvest House.  For every search conducted on Good Search, a donation is made to whom you choose: NOT out of your pocket.   


      "In 1993 the Volunteer Lawyers Project called asking me to handle securing tax exemption for a couple selling their home in the suburbs to buy an old church in South Buffalo."
      John P. Hains
      Attorney at Law

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