Bible Verse of the Week

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 

Isaiah 53:5-6 NIV

Quote of the Week

The Cross is where sin and love meet.


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 21 Years!

 Two locations, serving people in the Buffalo area:

  • Harvest House Retreat Center, 1782 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
  • Harvest House Ministry Center, 175 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14210
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.

When calling, please choose the appropriate telephone number below:

  • 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 and the Harvest House Ministry Center, you help make it possible for our ministries to serve our community:

†  The Baby & Children's Ministry offers free basic necessities for 5,800 children each year.

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

†  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 is a comfortable place where organizations, churches, schools, and thousands of young people are able to attend spiritual retreats and gatherings.

We thank you for your support!


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




Volunteers are needed in the Baby & Children's Ministry. Call Lupe at 824-7818.

(Adults...a good way for your teenager to fulfill community service work for school!)

Volunteer opportunities are also available at Good Neighbors Health Care and New Hope Education Center.

Help is needed at 1782 Seneca Street with our quarterly time will be (tentative date) Tuesday, June 2, beginning at 9 a.m. through the afternoon...the amount of time you stay is up to you! Easy work - No typing.  Great fellowship!!!  If you can help, please call 825-0929 or email




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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"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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