Thank you to everyone who helped with VBS! We had a great week of sharing God’s promises with a delightful bunch of kids! Thank you to all our workers who put so much time, work, and planning into making VBS a success.
Jun 22 2021
Jun 21 2021
Jun 14 2021
Jun 14 2021
Welcome to VBS at Haran! We’re looking forward to four exciting days of learning about God’s faithfulness and His gift of eternal life. Each day of VBS will include a Bible lesson, a craft project, games and a snack, work on our mission project, and music and worship together.
God keeps His promises! Through Bible stories and memory verses, kids will learn:
• God Is with Us
• God Is Faithful
• God Gives Hope
• Jesus Is Our Savior
Our mission project this year will be packing shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child. These boxes are sent to children all over the world through Samaritan’s Purse. Over the past several years, boxes from Haran have gone to children in Colombia, Peru, Ghana, Togo, Angola, Zambia, and Burundi!
We invite families to be a part of this project by bringing small items to go in the shoeboxes: small toys, stuffed animals, school supplies, and accessories. (We cannot pack liquids, toothpaste, candy or food, or breakable items.) We will be collecting these items on Tuesday of VBS week.
On Wednesday, the last night of VBS, parents and family members are invited to join us in the fellowship hall at 7:40 p.m. for our closing worship rally where we’ll watch a video of our week and the kids will share what they’ve learned.
We can’t wait to see you! Please drop your children off in the fellowship hall at 6:00 p.m. each night and pick them up in the fellowship hall at 8:00 p.m.
Note: registration is required so we know how many students to expect. Click here to register.
Jun 07 2021
May 31 2021
May 24 2021
May 18 2021
The church library renovation is complete! Stop by to browse our collection, or stay to read for a while. The library is self-service and is open whenever the church is open. We offer a wide assortment of fiction and non-fiction books, Bible study materials, children’s books, and DVDs for the whole family.
May 17 2021
May 14 2021
In Hebrews 11, the “By Faith” chapter, we see story after story of Old Testament men and women who lived lives of faith. By faith Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Rahab, even in hardships, danger, sorrow, and persecution, trusted in the assurance of God’s promises.
Having seen the promises afar off they were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them (Hebrews 11:13-16).
What an example to us! As the next chapter begins, the writer sums up all these stories of faith: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (12:1-2).
We’re writing our own “By Faith” chapter here at Haran. We have so many of our own examples of those living lives of faith and assurance…and we have our own great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us. As we remember their examples of faithfulness, we can see their influences in our own lives and in our congregation as we continue to run with endurance.
This Sunday, our music is a tribute to our cloud of witnesses. The praise band wants to dedicate our music to those who have gone before–our church members and other loved ones who over the past year have reached the end of their journeys, finished the race, and seen their faith perfected. This week’s songs tell of God’s promise: though we are strangers in this world, longing for home, someday we’ll be reunited with each other and with Him in the Promised Land.
Come join us this Sunday to hold fast to the promises! Praise God for those who have gone before us to lead the way, and praise Him for our family of believers strengthening and encouraging one another as we travel this journey together. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).
See you Sunday,