The New 600 Seat Worship Center
Harvest Church’s Executive Pastor, Fred Neal announces some exciting news with you and our community. Harvest Church located at 143 Reed Road Kittanning Pa is hosting a Grand Opening of our new 600 seat Worship Center. Our Grand Opening will be held on Friday, September 10th and Sunday, September 12th. This weekend coincides with our Annual Fall Launch of Ministry Opportunities at each campus.
Harvest Petrolia Campus is having a Block Party and Community Worship Service in conjunction with our Grand Opening weekend at the Fairview Ball Field on Sunday September 12th starting at 10 am.
Harvest Kittanning will also host a ministry fair during this kick-off weekend when visitors as well as church members will be able to visit table displays representing many of the church ministry opportunities and obtain more information that they can use in the weeks to come. Additionally, we have scheduled gigantic community fireworks display for Friday Sept 10th at 9pm.
Also planned for September 10th is a very special service in connection with the 20th anniversary of the horrific terror attack on the US. This service will be held as a separate Friday service beginning at 4pm on Sept 10 with free food for all first responders/military personnel & families as they arrive. Then at 5pm, we will have a time of remembrance of the 9/11 event and then highlight the extreme sacrifices that followed. A special focus will be placed on appreciating those that serve our communities in a variety of ways. This service will include a bagpiper from the Pittsburgh police community as well as military honor guard and the local American Legion rifle team.
The new worship center is the first phase of a three-part construction effort that started last fall (2020). The new auditorium area is approximately 11,000 sq ft addition that will ultimately increase the Kittanning facility to a total of 40,000 sq ft when completed in the spring of 2022by General Contractor W.K. Thomas of Butler, Pa.
This new auditorium includes a state-of-the-art video production studio that includes a large 30’x12’ LED video wall flanked by two additional 12’x7’ supporting LED video walls. There are 4 HD broadcast quality cameras that can support video in the room or broadcast live streams/recordings online. We also added a new sound system with acoustic treatments. (More details of the construction project are available upon request) All in all, this will be a great environment for many applications.
Harvest Church, formally known as Harvest Community Church was founded in 1998 and built their first worship center in 2000 and then adding classrooms and multi-use space in 2002 at that same location. Over the years, Harvest bloomed to 4 separate locations that function as one church.
Those locations are:
• Kittanning Campus started in 1998 at 143 Reed Road, East Franklin Twp., Kittanning (Armstrong County).
· Petroleum Valley started in 2009 at 118 Fairview Main St, Fairview Twp, Petrolia (Butler County)
· Indiana Campus started in 2013 at 699 Philadelphia St, 3rd Floor, Indiana (Indiana County)
· Allegheny North Campus started in 2015 in Freeport and moved to 1333 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights in 2021 (Allegheny County)
Harvest is a very active community church that not only strives to be an integral part of our local communities but also engages in global missions in many countries.
We look forward to the additional opportunities that this new facility will bring to our communities in the years to come. One such event is currently being schedule where Harvest will host a Christmas Concert by Guy Penrod in mid-December. Penrod was a popular lead singer for the Gaither Gospel Homecoming concerts that have had international appeal.
We invite further questions regarding details of the facility and vision for our community engagement by contacting our Executive Pastor, Fred Neal by email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him on his cell at 724-664-9962. The church's website is www.harvestpa.org andthe church's office is available Mon-Fri 9 am to 3 pm at 724-548-5643.