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Tuesday Live Fall Semester 2016

September 13th, 2016

$5

Thank you for preregistering for the Fall 2016 Semester of Tuesday Live.

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Harvesters September Tour at the Van Wezel

September 28th, 2016

$5

Harvesters Go On Tour at The Van Wezel in September

This tour is closed. Please see the afternoon tour option!

Have you ever wanted to know just how all that stage scenery get to where it belongs at just the right time? Well on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Harvesters will have the opportunity to find out as you participate in a Backstage and Art Tour at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. The hour-long (approx.) tour will include the art collection of the Fine Arts Society which is on permanent exhibit at the Van Wezel. Tour guides will walk the Harvesters through the gallery of paintings and sculptures of Florida's most renowned artists.

The guided tour also offers the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Van Wezel for a look at the workings backstage. View the myriad of ropes, pulleys and flys for creating scenery and special effects, the movable orchestra pit, dressing rooms, hydraulic lifts, rehearsal rooms and the Green Room where performers relax between shows.

Comfortable low-heeled shoes and sweaters are suggested for the tour.

The tour will begin at 10:00 AM at The Van Wezel. Cost for the tour is $5.00/person. The cost of the tour is non-refundable. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 21st.

Following the tour the Harvesters have 11:45 AM lunch reservations at Der Dutchman restaurant on Bahia Vista in Sarasota. The Harvesters have a reserved room and you will be enjoying the daily luncheon buffet. Cost of the buffet lunch will be $16.75 per person which includes beverage, tax, gratuity and even a piece of pie.

To register please go to welcometoharvest.org/harvesters and click on the link for the September gathering. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Bob and Mary Stark at (231) 564-0677.

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Harvesters September Afternoon Tour of the Van Wezel

September 28th, 2016

$5

Harvesters Schedule at The Van Wezel in September

Due to the large demand the morning tour of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, September 28th has been sold out. Not to worry, however, because an additional tour of the Van Wezel has been scheduled for the same day in the afternoon. Read on for the details.

Have you ever wanted to know just how all that stage scenery gets to where it belongs at just the right time? Well on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Harvesters will have the opportunity to find out as you participate in a Backstage and Art Tour at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. The hour-long (approx.) tour will include the art collection of the Fine Arts Society which is on permanent exhibit at the Van Wezel. Tour guides will walk the Harvesters through the gallery of paintings and sculptures of Florida's most renowned artists.

The guided tour also offers the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Van Wezel for a look at the workings backstage. View the myriad of ropes, pulleys and flys for creating scenery and special effects, the movable orchestra pit, dressing rooms, hydraulic lifts, rehearsal rooms and the Green Room where performers relax between shows.

Comfortable low-heeled shoes and sweaters are suggested for the tour. The tour will begin at 1:30 PM at The Van Wezel. Cost for the tour is $5.00/person. The cost of the tour is non-refundable. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 21st.

Prior to the 1:30 PM tour the Harvesters have 11:45 AM lunch reservations at Der Dutchman restaurant on Bahia Vista in Sarasota. The Harvesters have a reserved room and you will be enjoying the daily luncheon buffet. Cost of the buffet lunch will be $16.75 per person which includes beverage, tax, gratuity and even a piece of pie. Both morning and afternoon tour participants will be eating lunch together.

To register please go to welcometoharvest.org/harvesters and click on the link for the September gathering. Be sure to check the restaurant add-on if you want to participate in the meal. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Bob and Mary Stark at (231) 564-0677.

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Confirmation 2016

September 30th - October 1st, 2016

$110

Confirmation is an important milestone in a young person's life. The confirmation class will spend time together exploring the fundamentals of our faith during Sunday morning classes, on an overnight retreat, and through a service project. On Confirmation Sunday (November 6) students will have the opportunity to claim full church membership through a profession of faith.

This is an exciting opportunity and also a significant commitment. Students are expected to be prepared and participate fully in the retreat and in each of the classes listed below. Confirmation will be offered each school year to any students 7th grade or older.

This registration covers the entire confirmation experience (retreat, journal, personalized Bible, etc.). If the cost is a barrier to participation please contact Brad Baten at bbaten@welcometoharvest.org or 941.725.1362

*Parents meeting: This short, mandatory orientation will take place between worship services (10 AM) on Sunday, September 18.

*Confirmation classes: every Sunday morning from 9-10 AM at the Harvest Lakewood Ranch Campus on September 25 and October. 9, 16, 23, & 30

*2016 Confirmation Retreat: September 30- October 1 at Warren W. Willis Camp in Leesburg, FL. The cost for the retreat is $90 per youth, which includes transportation, meals, lodging and all materials for the retreat.

*Community Service: The confirmation class will participate in a community service project together on Nov. 5

*Confirmation Sunday: November 6 at the 9:00 or 10:30 AM worship service.

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Harvest Kids Lock-In

September 30th - October 1st, 2016

$12 - $30

All kids grades 1st -5th see if you can survive....the lock-in!! Here is your first challenge! The tribes will meet at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 30 until 8:00 am Oct. 1st. Activities will include: supper, survival skill training, obstacle courses and a fun family movie. We will have fun learning about team work and have an opportunity for a mission project. Survivors should come prepared by bringing: a sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, pajamas and a change of clothes, any medication (with written instructions and parent signature). Please label all supplies! The cost is $12 per child or for families with 3 or more children, $30 per family. We can't wait to see you!

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Harvesters October "Spirit Voices From Old Manatee" by the Manatee County Historical Society

October 15th, 2016

$20

Harvesters Will Hear “Spirit Voices From Old Manatee” in October

OK! So this is way early to be sending out publicity about the Harvesters October gathering. Read on and you will find out why.

Plans are being made for the Harvesters to attend the yearly production of the “Spirit Voices From Old Manatee” presented by the Manatee County Historical Commission. This is the sixth season for the production which is an outdoor living history production and cemetery tour featuring performances by costumed actors portraying early settlers interred in the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds. Through the characters you will hear riveting stories of early Manatee county that have evolved from archives, descendants, diaries, military logs, books and legends. The Harvesters will learn about the development of the area from 1840 to the turn of the century as the experience unfolds at the Old Settler’s House with a Victorian wake and continues by torch-light “on the other side” as the sun sets.

You will take a walk back in time as you join the Harvesters on the evening of Saturday, October 15th, for this entertaining history lesson at the Burying Grounds located at the Manatee Village Historical Park on SR 64 in Bradenton. Gates open at 6:30 PM with the show starting at 7:00 PM. Please note that this is an outdoor event which will require walking over tree roots and around headstones. Due to the outdoor/interactive nature of the performance, guests will need to sign a waiver before participating in the production. Cost for the tour is $20/person.

Here’s the deal for the early information. Demand for the tickets is great. The Commission will not do early sales (we checked!). All ticket sales are final and are sold on a first come, first serve basis so we have to be ready with a reservation number when ticket sales begin. Reservations are limited to 40 people.

If you would like to join the Harvesters on this gathering, please register early. We need your pre-paid non-refundable registration by Sept. 1st. While we will do our best to secure 40 reservations for Oct. 15th, tickets will be distributed to the Harvesters based on the date you registered.

Dinner reservations will be made prior to the performance at a restaurant in the area of the production. More information will follow at a later date.

To register please go to welcometoharvest.org/harvesters. IF you have any questions, please contact Bob and Mary Stark at (231) 564-0677. Hope you will join the Harvesters on this adventure.