Church Family,

We have a few updates and announcements we want to share with you this week.

Family Meeting Nights
In an effort to communicate through multiple avenues in this season and to care for our church well, there will be a “Family Meeting” at all of our campuses in the month of May. Church Leadership Team members and campus leaders will lead each of these meetings to bring deeper communication on various topics in our church and share updates and answers to questions that have been submitted to the Church Leadership Team. At the end of the meetings, we also want to be available for any questions you might have. We would love for you to be a part of these meetings and have the opportunity to meet more of you in person. Below are the meeting dates for each campus:

Elgin – Occurred on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM
Crystal Lake – Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 PM
Aurora – Monday, May 13 at 7:00 PM
Deerfield Road – Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 AM
Chicago Cathedral – Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 PM
Rolling Meadows – Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 PM
Niles – to be determined

New Elder Board
As previously communicated, our Elders are charged with overseeing the doctrine, direction, and discipline of our church. Last Tuesday, April 30, the new Elders, former Elders, Church Leadership Team, and Campus Pastors all met together to officially hand-off the role of leadership to our new Elder board.

The first portion of the meeting was spent with all of these leaders to hand off the responsibilities to the new Elders, including a time of prayer for both the new and old Elders (see pics below).

The next portion of the meeting was spent with the new Elders, Church Leadership Team, and Campus Pastors, and the last portion of the meeting was spent with just the new Elders. As you can imagine, our new Elder board spent a lot of time learning the details and functions of our church as they will be providing oversight and making decisions moving forward. These nine men are eager and prayerfully devoted to serve the Lord through this great calling. Please be in prayer as they continue to be assimilated into their new roles this month.

Bios of each of the Elders can be found here.

Updated FAQs
Lastly, we have added new FAQs to the Harvest website regarding the DCFS incident with Paxton Singer and information about Walk in the Word.

You can find these FAQs here.

Thank you,
Church Leadership Team