2014 Events

Gospel Family Picnic Flier


Gospel Family Stewardship Flier 1

Genesis 2:15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

Presented By:  David Schmechel
Guest Speakers: Ben and Monica Harrington
Sponsored By: GOSPEL FAMILY FORUM (www.gospelfamilyforum.com)

Where:             Greenfield Meeting House, 776 Forest Rd (Jct. Rt. 31 and Rt. 136), Greenfield, NH
When:              April 5, 2014  (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Cost:                 Free of Charge

Mission: Presenting a journey from “The Back Forty” to the Bible and applying it to Practical Farming


David’s testimony will reveal his Biblical journey seeking God’s Plan through Creation and Stewardship with respect to farming. He will share the Biblical Truths he discovered, that have been placed on his heart, which not only has changed his perspective on farming but on all aspects of his life.

The Lord has provided him and his family, with the stewardardship of Bittersweet Farm, a 160 acre family farm in Lyndeborough, NH. On Bittersweet Farm the Schmechels raise registered Belted Galloway beef cattle and registered Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs. They also have Dutch Belted Dairy heifers, produce and sell feeder piglets, grass fed beef, pork, pasture raised broiler chickens, natural honey, fresh eggs, farm grown hay and maintain an apple, pear and peach orchard.

Ben and Monica live on a 3.8 acre farm in Francestown, NH.  They started farming 4 years ago with no prior experience.  Now they are raising chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep, goats and a calf.  They are planning on improving their 22 raised bed garden this year and making another pasture.  Just a few books, advice from friends and much prayer and they are on their way.  Come hear them share their vision and how they are trying to simplify their efforts with good planning so that they can maximize their time with the family.

The morning session will build upon the Biblical Stewardship foundation, encouraging an open Forum discussion. During the afternoon session David, Ben and Monica will share their practical farming experience while applying these Biblical principles and demonstrating to families how to produce naturally raised food for themselves. They will discuss topics such as raising and processing pastured chickens, keeping layer hens, keeping bees, raising pork and grass fed beef, pruning and keeping fruit trees, animal housing, fencing and raised bed vegetable gardening.

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

Some of the Topics to Be Presented:

 God’s Plan for the Earth and All Living Creatures Through His Creation

    • Biblical Stewardship
    • Sustainability as Intended by God
    • Everyone can Farm. Raising homegrown products in your backyard or on your “back forty”.

                   Joshua 24:15 …..But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.


For more Information or to register email info@gospelfamilyforum.com. Seating may be Limited.



 Merrimack Valley Baptist Church
517 Boston Post Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
Friday, Sept 19:  7pm-9pm
Sat, Sept 20: 9am – 4pm
To register, send an email to haschade@gmail.com or call 603-674-0730.