We had a great time at Harvestfest this year! I had the wonderful privilege of putting the team together to lead worship. The band was composed from 3 different churches. Our worship team and tech team did a wonderful job leading the thousands gathered. David Sons brought a great message and we had some wonderful food. The night was capped off with a great fireworks show as well.
- Open Up the Heavens – Meredith Andrews
- Nothing But the Blood – Citizens
- This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham
- No Longer Slaves – I Am They
- In Christ Alone – Passion
- Christ Is Risen – Matt Maher
- Jesus Paid It All – North Side Worship
- How Deep the Father’s Love for Us – Liberty Campus Band
- When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – North Side Worship
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The Lakelands Baptist Association, in partnership with about 25 other churches, celebrated the 10th Annual Connie Maxwell Harvest Festival on Saturday.
The event, which included music from the North Side Baptist Church band, fireworks, preaching from David Sons, and food prepared and served by the participating churches, drew between 3,000 and 4,000 people, according to David Little, the association’s missionary for the Lakelands Baptist Association.
“It’s a community outreach event to share the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Little said. “Everybody comes out, and they have a great time and we have a worship event.”
A diverse group of denominations are represented by the churches that participate in the event, which Little said is important.
“This event is sponsored by the Lakelands Baptist Association but it is open. We have people from all faith backgrounds, from different counties. It is open to anybody,” Little said. “We want people from different denominations. We want people who don’t go to church anywhere.”
“This is an outreach event. We want them to hear the gospel, and hopefully and prayerfully they’ll make a decision to follow Christ, but there are no limitations on who can come. It is designed to attract anybody from our area to come and participate,” he said.
The fireworks display at the event was put on to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary. The festival’s official anniversary would have been last year, but the event was canceled because of flooding in the area.