Bible Verse of the Week

God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble.

Psalm 46:1

Quote of the Week

"I'm not interested in whether you've stood with the great.

I'm interested in whether you've sat with the broken."


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!

 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
When calling, please choose the appropriate telephone number below in the colored links.
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.

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 enable our ministries to serve our community both physically and spiritually:

      †  The Baby & Children's Ministry offers free basic necessities for 5,800 children each year. Families are referred by over 200 community agencies. Please visit the Baby & Children's Ministry page to see how you can help.

      †  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. 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 is 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 1st & may be watched here:

      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.

      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

      Great fellowship!!!  Help is needed 4 times per year in the Retreat Center at 1782 Seneca Street with our newsletter bulk mailing. Next 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. We need you!  

      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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      "Harvest House has been a place of warmth and welcome for the Youth Department and many teenagers in the Diocese of Buffalo."
      Father Gary Bagley
      Former Director, Youth Department

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