Harvest collaborates and cultivates relationships with community organizations providing support and sharing God’s love with our neighbors.
Food insecurity has increased significantly during these difficult and uncertain times. The people of Harvest donate non-perishable food items for pantries and with their financial support. This support goes to students and families at Abel Elementary and Samoset Elementary Schools as well as helping provide food to those impacted by the 2022 hurricanes that hit our state.
Habitat for Humanity
Harvest supports Habitat for Humanity by providing work crews during new home builds and financial support. Members of Harvest’s Journeymen small group also help renovate homes for veterans.
Bridge a Life
Bridge a Life provides services and training opportunities to help adoptive and foster parents Harvest supports Bridge a Life's events that take place throughout the year.
Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast
Harvest champions Samaritan Counseling with financial gifts for its fundraisers. In late 2022, Harvest was pleased to be able offer Samaritan's newest counselor, Antonella Portal-Chetwynd, space to conduct counseling sessions. It is our honor to pray for counselors and those seeking the counseling services of Samaritan Counseling on a regular basis.
Men’s and women’s groups from Harvest have supported Turning Points, a non-profit assisting those who are homeless or at risk at becoming homeless in Manatee County. Both groups have provided generous donations for a new roof or provided backpacks for homeless vets.
When disaster occurs locally or globally, Harvest supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, with its gifts and service. Learn more about the UMCOR’s projects at https://umcmission.org/umcor/.
Additionally, Harvest continues to explore new paths to turn love outward by being the hands and feet of the body of Christ in our community and supporting others while sharing the love of God.