Bible Verse of the Week

"Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice."  Isaiah 41:10

Quote of the Week

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."― Martin Luther King Jr.


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


"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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Celebrating 21 Years!

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The latest newsletter --
Harvest House Happenings
December 2014
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2013 marked the 20th anniversary of Harvest House with many big events.  In March, the  newly expanded New Hope Education Center opened and continued to grow with more new classes during the year.  Also, the expanded Baby and Children's ministry moved to its larger space on Jefferson Avenue on April 1st!   Yes, 2013 was an exciting year!  We are committed to serving our clients with the help of our supporters in 2014.

On October 4, 2013 we celebrated our 20 Year Anniversary with 250 friends at a gala event.  

October 2, 2014 was our big celebration this year!!!

THANK YOU to all our supporters who helped organize and contribute to our celebration!

See our 2014 celebration photos by clicking here!

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

Volunteers are needed on Saturday mornings, 9 am - Noon, in the Baby & Children's Ministry!

Help is needed at 1782 Seneca Street to help assemble our quarterly newsletter mailing. Easy work and pleasant fellowship! Any amount of time you can help between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. would be very much appreciated.

To be placed on our volunteer list, 

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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