Community Harvest Home Program

Join us in the Nyce Barn for a special fall program, featuring Nate Stucky, Director of the Farminary Project at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ speaking on “Do God, farming, and ministry really go together?” The program will include singing traditional harvest hymns.

Harvest Home services were a regular part of the church calendar for area churches in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The services were an expression of gratitude to God after the months of hard work planting and cultivating the region’s soils had given way to harvest time. Pennsylvania Germans of the 19th century typically observed the ingathering of crops with harvest services more than they celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. Our current Thanksgiving holiday stems from the harvest celebration held at the Plymouth colony in New England in 1621. President Lincoln officially established the national holiday of Thanksgiving in 1863.

No registration is needed for the Community Harvest Home program. All are welcome! The barn is not heated so please dress accordingly. Admission is a non-perishable food item which will be given to Keystone Opportunity Center, Souderton. Please see the list below for needed food items.

Recommendations for nonperishable food donations to Keystone Opportunity Center are:
• Cereal & Oatmeal
• Pancake Mix (complete)
• Pancake Syrup
• Meals in a Can: spaghettios w/meatballs, ravioli, beefaroni
• Baked Beans
• Canned meats: tuna, chicken, ham, salmon
• Spaghetti Sauce
• Canned Fruit in juice
• Condiments: ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, and oil
• Sugar (1 or 5 lb. bags)
• *Laundry Soap
• *Paper Towels
• *Toilet Paper
*These are items that cannot be purchased with SNAP (food stamps)
• Gluten Free, Sugar Free and Low/No Sodium Products (for families with special dietary needs)