Bible Verse of the Week

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1 Peter 4:10


Quote of the Week

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Socrates


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!

 Harvest House serves people in the Buffalo area through two locations:

  • Harvest House Main Office/Retreat Center, 1782 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210

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

Harvest House invites you choose the ministry you wish to read about by using the color tabs at the top of this home page, or by using the following links. Please choose the appropriate telephone number below.

For class information, contact New Hope Education Center (716) 855-0654.

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



      An evening filled with good food and good fellowship

      Chinese/Silent Auction and 50/50 Split Drawing

      Thursday, October 1 at Lucarelli's Banquet Center

      6:00 p.m. Cocktails - 7:30 p.m. Family Style Dinner

      Tickets:  $60.00/person

      RSVP by September 15, 2015.......716-825-0929


      When you support Harvest House, you help make it possible for our ministries to serve our community both physically and spiritually:

      †  The Baby & Children's Ministry offers free clothing, toys and basic necessities for 5,800 children each year. Families are referred by over 200 community agencies.

      †  Good Neighbors Health Care serves 3,000+ uninsured patients every year. Services are free and include primary care, vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, counseling, chiropractic and dental care. All personnel are volunteers.

      †  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.

      †  Our Retreat Center offers a comfortable place where organizations, churches, schools, and thousands of young people are able to attend spiritual retreats and gatherings. Groups from out of state have a place to stay while doing local community service.

      All of us at Harvest House, and the people we serve, thank you for your support!

      (Please scroll down to read The Harvest House Story)


      The story aired on Channel 2 on May 1, 2015 & may be watched here:

      The latest newsletter --
      Harvest House Happenings
      June 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 Joanne or Linda at 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)


      LARGE SIZE -- Bottles for Babies

      Contact Us for a LARGE Baby Bottle for your Business Counter or Meeting Place

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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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