Back Mountain Harvest Assembly kicks off Revival 2016 Aug. 14 in Trucksville


By Eileen Godin - [email protected]



Back Mountain Harvest Assembly music director Sarah Makarewicz plays the piano with the congregation’s worship band during rehearsal for Revival 2016.


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Members of the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly’s Worship Band rehearse for the upcoming Revival 2016 scheduled from Aug. 14 to 17 at the church.


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LuAnn Letoski of Trucksville is one of 38 musicians who participate in the worship band at the Back Mountain Havest Assembly.


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The Back Mountain Harvest Assembly worship band creates a vibrant energy to services that was captured on a CD which will be sold at Revival 2016. Trumpeter Steve Zannetti of Forty Fort practices for the Revival.


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Bethany M. Huh of Wilkes-Barre raises her voice in song with the worship band.


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Back Mountain Harvest Assembly music director Sarah Makarewicz holds ‘Heaven’s Sound,’ the first live recording of the congregation’s worship band, which will be sold for $5 at Revival 2016.


Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post


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    Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Revival 2016

    340 Carverton Road, Trucksville

    Sunday, Aug. 14

    • 10 a.m. service and event kick-off

    • 7 p.m. service led by Clarks Green Assembly of God with Dr. Mike Brown to follow.

    Monday, Aug. 15

    • 7 p.m. service led by Bethany Huh, Dr. Mike Brown to follow

    Tuesday, Aug. 16

    • 7 p.m. service led by BMHA youth worship group, Dr. Mike Brown to follow.

    Wednesday, Aug. 17

    • 7 p.m. worship service, Dr. Mike Brown to follow.

    KINGSTON TWP. — Back Mountain Harvest Assembly invites everyone to come and renew their spirit at Revival 2016.

    The event provides a break in the daily hustle of life to give guests an opportunity to refresh their perspectives and reconnect with God through music, dance and inspirational messages, said Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Pastor Ray Petts.

    Revival 2016 will feature different worship leaders, the church’s worship band and guest speaker, Dr. Mike Brown, from Aug. 14 to 17 at the site of The Gift above the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, located at 340 Carverton Road in Trucksville.

    “Dr. Brown is a world known evangelical speaker,” said Mark Malacavage, technical director for the congregation. “We try to have him here once a year.”

    The four-day event will kick-off with a 10 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 14. Brown will share an inspirational message after.

    A second Sunday service will be held at 7 p.m. Guests from Clarks Green Assembly of God will lead the evening. Brown is scheduled to follow.

    From Monday, Aug. 15 to Wednesday, Aug. 17, services will be held at 7 p.m. with a different congregation group leading worship. Brown will offer a different message every night.

    During each event, the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly worship band will perform a different selection of songs, Sarah Makarewicz, the congregation’s music director said.

    The worship band is comprised of 38 church members who rotate to share their talents and aid in praising God. The band and its musical ability have become widely known, Makarewicz said.

    “People from all over say there is something really special about the band and the music,” she said.

    Malacavage said the band creates a powerful experience during worship.

    “In the live recording we tried to capture that sound and emotion,” he said.

    To share the experience with others, Malacavage and Makarewicz worked together to record the band live. The recording created a CD of nine songs, which will be sold for $5 at the Revival. Proceeds from CD sales will cover recording costs and royalty fees on the songs, Malacavage said.

    Some of the vocalists on the CD are the same people who sing in The Gift, Malacavage said.

    Malacavage and Makarewicz hope the CD will uplift people if they were having a tough day or just recall the energy and inspiration from a service.

    Back Mountain Harvest Assembly music director Sarah Makarewicz plays the piano with the congregation’s worship band during rehearsal for Revival 2016.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TDP081416HarvestRevival_1.jpgBack Mountain Harvest Assembly music director Sarah Makarewicz plays the piano with the congregation’s worship band during rehearsal for Revival 2016. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    Members of the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly’s Worship Band rehearse for the upcoming Revival 2016 scheduled from Aug. 14 to 17 at the church.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TDP081416HarvestRevival_2.jpgMembers of the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly’s Worship Band rehearse for the upcoming Revival 2016 scheduled from Aug. 14 to 17 at the church. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    LuAnn Letoski of Trucksville is one of 38 musicians who participate in the worship band at the Back Mountain Havest Assembly.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TDP081416HarvestRevival_3.jpgLuAnn Letoski of Trucksville is one of 38 musicians who participate in the worship band at the Back Mountain Havest Assembly. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    The Back Mountain Harvest Assembly worship band creates a vibrant energy to services that was captured on a CD which will be sold at Revival 2016. Trumpeter Steve Zannetti of Forty Fort practices for the Revival.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TDP081416HarvestRevival_4.jpgThe Back Mountain Harvest Assembly worship band creates a vibrant energy to services that was captured on a CD which will be sold at Revival 2016. Trumpeter Steve Zannetti of Forty Fort practices for the Revival. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    Bethany M. Huh of Wilkes-Barre raises her voice in song with the worship band.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TDP081416HarvestRevival_5.jpgBethany M. Huh of Wilkes-Barre raises her voice in song with the worship band. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    Back Mountain Harvest Assembly music director Sarah Makarewicz holds ‘Heaven’s Sound,’ the first live recording of the congregation’s worship band, which will be sold for $5 at Revival 2016.
    http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TDP081416HarvestRevival_6.jpgBack Mountain Harvest Assembly music director Sarah Makarewicz holds ‘Heaven’s Sound,’ the first live recording of the congregation’s worship band, which will be sold for $5 at Revival 2016. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    By Eileen Godin

    [email protected]

    Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Revival 2016

    340 Carverton Road, Trucksville

    Sunday, Aug. 14

    • 10 a.m. service and event kick-off

    • 7 p.m. service led by Clarks Green Assembly of God with Dr. Mike Brown to follow.

    Monday, Aug. 15

    • 7 p.m. service led by Bethany Huh, Dr. Mike Brown to follow

    Tuesday, Aug. 16

    • 7 p.m. service led by BMHA youth worship group, Dr. Mike Brown to follow.

    Wednesday, Aug. 17

    • 7 p.m. worship service, Dr. Mike Brown to follow.

    Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

    Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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