Harvester is located at 7800 Rolling Road in Springfield, 2.5 miles south of Old Keene Mill Road and 1 mile south of the 286/289 interchange. Please click HERE for more detailed directions along with a map.
Where do I park?
Harvester's parking lot is on the back side of the church, away from Rolling Road. There are a number of spaces reserved for first time visitors. There are also six handicapped-accessible parking spaces next to the Narthex entrance. The Narthex entrance has a wheelchair ramp. The office entrance does not have a wheelchair ramp.
Where do I go?
Harvester is excited that you are considering visiting with us in person. We would like to personally greet you and help you and your family find your way on your first visit. You will find greeters in the Narthex who can help direct you.
Where do my kids go?
When you know your children are in a loving and safe environment you can relax, allowing you to focus on worship and Bible study. We offer an Infant and Toddler Nursery during the 10:00 A.M. worship service and have a full Sunday School program for all ages at 11:45 A.M. This includes an Infant Nursery, Toddler Nursery, a class for 4s and 5s, classes for Elementary-age children and then mixed- age classes for Youth and Adults.
What are worship services like?
Our worship services blend traditional worship and contemporary worship service through both instrumental and vocal music. Different praise bands lead the congregation in worship through song. A variety of worship singers, soloists, and small groups bring special selections as offerings of praise to our Lord. Members of Harvester Presbyterian Church also worship by giving, and through prayer and the study of God's Word.
Can I get an audio copy of the sermons?
You can view of list of past sermons and other teachings -- and listen to them -- by clicking HERE. Then LEFT click on the sermon title you want and choose "save as" and pick a place on your computer to save it. You might also want to rename the sermon as our default file name is a date time and not the sermon title.
What do I Need to Bring?
Many members and guests find that it's easier to follow the sermon when they have their own copy of the Bible with them during worship so that they can underline or highlight particular verses for later study. To facilitate following the pastor's thought during the sermon, a copy of the sermon text is printed in the bulletin and space is available to take notes. You may also prefer to bring a notepad and pen or pencil for taking notes.
What do I wear?
No matter what your personal style, you'll be comfortable at Harvester Presbyterian Church. If you prefer dressy, business, or casual attire, chances are there will be others dressed much like you no matter when you visit. Sunday mornings are a time when many prefer to dress up a bit, but even if jeans are more your style, you'll be right at home with us. Our Youth usually dress more casually on Sunday evenings because there may be games and other activities.
What else happens on Sunday?
The community around the Harvester include people from all cultures and languages. Many do not yet speak English. The Harvester offers an English for Speakers of Other Languages program (ESOL) on Sunday mornings at 8:30 A.M. We have classes for beginning through advanced students.
The Harvester has cooperatively and closely worked with a local Chinese congregation for many years. The Chinese congregation meets in the Harvester building on Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M. and the Chinese children attend the Harvester's Sunday School classes.
The Harvester has started a Hispanic congregation that meets at 10:00 A.M. on Sunday mornings to serve the many Spanish-speaking families in our community. There is also a mid-week Bible study.
Sunday Evening programs are running for the Youth group and for the Elementary-age children (along with their parents). Meetings begin at 6:30 P.M.
What happens on other days?
Care Groups are a special part of the Harvester's ministry. This is where much of the life and growth of the church body occurs. The groups meet in the evenings during the week at people's homes. You can find out more about care groups by clicking HERE.
We have several different Women's Bible studies which meet during the week. Please contact the church office for more information.
Harvester Teaching Services is a ministry of the Harvester to provide practical assistance to parents who desire to train their children to live Biblically in an increasingly anti-Christian world. This assistance is extended to parents whose children are in public school, private or Christian school or who home school. You can see more information at www.htslink.org.
Can I meet the Pastor?
The pastor would love to meet you! One of the pastors is available in the Narthex after worship every Sunday morning to personally greet our guests and they ask that you take a moment to stop and say hello. If you would like a more in-depth visit with the pastor, please call the church office to set up a time for a personal visit or phone call. The church office is available Monday - Fridays from 9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at 703-455-7800.
How do I become a member?
You may become a member in one of the following ways:
- Profession of Faith - a testimony that you have received Christ as Savior and Lord.
- Transfer of Church Membership - from another PCA church.
- Reaffirmation of Faith in Christ - when coming from another denomination/church.
You may express your desire to become a church member by:
- Speaking to one of the church elders.
- Scheduling an appointment to meet with one of our pastors.
What about my children? When a child of a church member is ready to make a commitment to Christ, the parents should speak to one of the elders or pastors. They will arrange a time to meet with your child, with you present, to hear your child's profession of faith.
The church office is available Monday - Fridays from 9:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at 703-455-7800, or at email@example.com.