Harvest of Hope

Harvest of Hope is the ecumenical study, worship, and service mission retreat program of the Society of St. Andrew. The goal of Harvest of Hope is to educate participants concerning the domestic and global hunger problem; encouraging them to make lifelong commitments to being part of the solution.

The Harvest of Hope Experience

Gleaning: Participants at Harvest of Hope glean crops each morning, donating the produce to local food banks and soup kitchens.

Study: Participants learn about domestic and global hunger. Through a variety of educational tools, coupled with the physical labor of gleaning, they begin to see that one person really can make a difference.

Worship: The nondenominational worship helps bring into focus the relationship between faith and service to the poor. Participants from many different faith traditions join together in worship, showing our love by our unity.

Meals: Good nutritious meals provide an introduction to a simple, healthy lifestyle. As part of a healthy lifestyle participants also covenant to abstain from junk food and soda for the entire event.

Commitment: Harvest of Hope is just the beginning! Participants are encouraged to take what they experience back home with them so they might impact their families, communities, and churches. Harvest of Hope challenges people of faith to respond to the call of the gospel to feed the poor, and to make service a lifestyle, rather than a once-a-year event.

Per-participant Costs: Weekend $75 | Spring Break $165 | Week-long $185

2015 Season

(More Events Will Be Added Soon)

 

5-Day Alternative Spring Break for College Students (Sunday-Thursday)

Date Location Details
March 8-12 Groveland Fla. COMPLETED
 

Weeklong / High School (Sunday-Saturday)

Date Location Details
June 14-19 Memphis Tenn.  FILLED
June 21-27 Tappahannock Va. FILLED
July 12-18 Exmore Va. FILLED
July 19-25 Tappahannock Va. AVAILABLE
 

Weekend / Middle School (Friday-Sunday)

Date Location Details
July 10-12 Exmore Va. FILLED
 

Weekend / All Ages (Friday-Sunday)

Date Location Details
October 2-4 New Castle Va. AVAILABLE
October 9-11 Shawsville Va. AVAILABLE
October 16-18 Groveland Fla. AVAILABLE
November 6-8 Dahlonega Ga. FILLED
November 13-15 Scottsboro Ala. AVAILABLE