a  note  from  the  executive  pastor

August 6, 2020

The lot is cast into the lap,
    but its every decision is from the Lord

Proverbs 16:33


Anxiety is in the air everyone breathes. The uncertainty that is an overwhelming part of everyday life makes planning feel impossible. Parents and children are wondering what the school year will be like. Adults wonder whether they will be working at home or not. Everyone is uncertain what the impact will be if they, and for those around them, test positive for COVID-19. The list of factors fueling the anxiety being experienced feels endless.


King David’s situation was different when Psalm 70 was penned. Although, the situation is not clear; it is clear that David was feeling intense anxiety about his situation. His anxiety flowed from the tension he felt between what he believed with his whole heart to be true and what his circumstances communicated. He believed with his whole heart that God was in control, his circumstances told him otherwise. Does this sound familiar?


In spite of his circumstances, David writes:

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;

May those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”

Bust as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God.

You are my help and my deliver; Lord, do not delay.


As a community how can we, encourage, support and build each other up in a manner that fosters a spirit of certainty, hope and contentment in Christ rather than anxiety?


As a community how can we invite others who do not know Christ to consider the certainty, hope and contentment that is available to them in the gospel?


Questions worth pondering.



Darwin K. Glassford
Executive Pastor

Spiritual Practices

Join us!


Fusion Potlucks


Last year, Fusion came together for monthly potlucks where we built community and fostered relationships. This year, we are continuing to build connections in many ways,  one way is through our potlucks. Each one of you are invited!  If you are new to Fusion or you have been here for some time, you are invited!  Mark your calendars with the dates above.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

"...so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."

Romans 12:5


Small gRoup Sunday


April 19

Sunday, 5:00-7:00p

On the 2nd Sunday evening of each month (see dates below - there are some exceptions due to special events) we offer an opportunity for small groups to meet.  The night begins with a potluck supper at 5:00 and is followed by small groups breaking outs.  

This year we are offering an opportunity for new small groups to form.  If you have been looking for a small group opportunity this might be a good fit for you to meet with others also looking for a small group.  The following studies will be offered:

The Resolving Everyday Conflict small group Bible study is an eight-week DVD and discussion study with workbook and 30 minutes of preparation/reflection time between sessions that unpacks the amazing things the Bible has to say about conflict and relationships in a fun and non-threatening way. Facilitated by Pastor Bill Lindner and limited to 10 participants in this group. Would consider starting additional small groups at different times as well.   Here is a video link with more information.  

Engage is a new kind of small group Bible study for Christians of all shapes, states and sizes that combines a provocative Bible study, group interaction and spiritual formation. After an intro session, there will be 6 study/interactions on different encounters with Jesus in the Gospels. Material was Developed by Bill Senyard - developer of the Forgiving Path - and will be led by Pastor Darwin Glassford.   For questions on this small group study, please contact Pastor Darwin.

Dates are as follows:

February 9

March 8

April 19

May 17

Support Group For Moms


Thursday's 9:30-10:30a

through May 28

Support, relationship, education, and mental health tips.  

This group is offered by the Postpartum Support Center Of Holland and is led by

therapist Remi Schloff, LMSW.  

This is held at Harderwyk Ministries in the lower level of the red brick building.  For questions, please contact the Postpartum Support Center of Holland, 616-617-1188.

women's ministry


Bible Study

Mondays, 9:30-11:00a

Daniel by Beth Moore

A 12-Session Study

The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures—to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.

This class meets Monday in the lower level of the red brick building, room 1.  

All women are welcome to join!  Childcare is provided.

Lets Grow Together As Women in the Word Goes Virtual!

Sunday, April 12, 6:30p

Join us through Zoom!

In-depth Bible study starts with our own individual study. We need time with God studying His Word. Learn some tools to dig into personal Bible study, find ways to read the Bible and come away with doctrinal truths and real life applications.

Please join us through zoom, a free website for remote conferencing. You will need to create a log in here on Zoom and then you will be sent the information for the meeting the day of the event. Please RSVP to April Kiekintveld or on the Harderwyk's women's ministry facebook page so we know to send you the meeting information. Please contact April Kiekintveld with any questions!

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Great Escape Day Camp Registration Now Open!

Camp is open to children going into K-7th grade, for the 2020-2021 school year.  Come for a day, a week, or the whole summer!  Campers enjoy outings, games, crafts, fun with friends and more, all in a Christian setting.  Head to the Neighbors Plus Website or call 616.399.9190 ext. 303 for registration information.

Harderwyk ministries update...

Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

March 13, 2020

In response to growing concerns about COVID-19 we want to assure you that Harderwyk Ministries is committed to the physical and spiritual health of those who enter our doors.

After reviewing the current State Of Michigan guidelines, Holland Classis recommendations, and a variety of other resources, we have made the very difficult decision to close our campus to all ministry opportunities effective immediately.  In following internal protocol and the State of Michigan’s closing of all school systems, our campus will be closed for all services, meetings, The Function, and any other previously scheduled events through Wednesday April 1. Community Night activities that were scheduled to end April 1 are also suspended completely. Leadership will be assessing the overall status of this situation on an ongoing basis, and adapting timing where possible. 

Why are we doing this?

  • To honor the authority and expertise of the leaders of our state, trusting they would not issue these recommendations without good reason.
  • This is an act of love for those in our church and neighborhood who are most vulnerable due to compromised health. Social distancing early on in other countries has born very proven results, allowing hospitals to care for more manageable numbers of the critically ill.

The leadership of Harderwyk Ministries will be meeting at 9am Monday morning to formulate plans to effectively care for and minister to our congregations in a variety of ways in the coming weeks. Please be on the lookout for further communications regarding our ministry life in a challenging time.

Yet in the midst of this season that has disrupted our lives, stirred our fears, with each day bringing new challenges, we join our voices with the Psalmist (46): We will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. For God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.


Our “ever-present” God has been and will be with us always. It is in our triune God that we trust, hope and find an all surpassing peace. And as bearers of that peace we have an opportunity in this season of pandemic and panic to be a fragrance of God’s peace in the lives of each other and in the community around us.


Blessings from the Staff and Council of Harderwyk Ministries

Sunday represents

One Church, Three Unique Worshiping Communities

Sunday Service Times:

All Services & Events Cancelled

Thru April 1

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Sermons available online

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Finding your place

United In Mission    Diverse In Expression

....a place for Sunday and more.

Monday, March 16

Holland Area Newcomers Dutch Costume Resale

CANCELLED for 2020.

From the Executive Pastor

It is early in the morning and the crowds are looking for Jesus as are the disciples. Jesus has slipped out of the house to pray, and the disciples are frantically looking for him. Eventually Peter and the disciples find him and implore him to return and minister to the growing crowd. Jesus responded, which I am confident shocked them because it was so radically different than what they expected, “Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so I can preach there also. That is why I have come” (Mark 1:35-39). Central to Jesus’ ministry was proclaiming the kingdom of God had arrived (Mark 1:15).

Central to Harderwyk Ministries is its commitment to proclaiming the life transforming message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is this commitment empowered by the Holy Spirit that transforms, fosters community, compels us to testify to our neighbors and friends about the gospel and invite them to join us in worship and as partners in ministry.

This commitment and the ministries of Harderwyk that proclaim and equip people to live it are made possible by your financial support and gifts of time. As partners in ministry, we should be thanking each other for the gifts that support our ministry, facilities and staff.

As we close the financial books on 2019, through your generosity we were able to replenish the Reserve Fund, fulfill our Ministry Share commitment, and begin the new year with a good operating cash balance.

Thank you. As partners in ministry your gifts of time and financial resources is what allows us to share the life-giving message of the gospel.

With a deep sense of gratitude,

Darwin K. Glassford

Executive Pastor

January 19, sunday

Fusion Potluck

following the 10:30 Fusion Service

These Family Dinners are potlucks provided once-a-month immediately following Fusion's 10:30 am service, in the Great Room. Together we will share Sunday Dinner with the people we worship with. The meat is provided and, if you are able, we invite you to bring a side dish, or just bring yourself. Regardless, ALL are invited...Come and be part of our family at Fusion! 

Women's Ministry

Sensible Shoes is starting up again!

Please contact April Kiekintveld if you want to spend some time developing closer community with other women desiring to "grow closer to the heart of God" through this study.  The book price is $10, there is no charge for the class.  

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Red Brick Building, Room 2

For girls 1st through 5th grade.

This group meets during community night. Community night starts with dinner served between 5:00-6:00p. Kids classes follow. Are you looking for the GEMS schedule for the upcoming year, we will have this available once GEMS begins. If you are already a part of our GEMS program or if you plan on attending this year, we do require a Waiver form to be completed all GEMS. We will have this form available in the fall.

Cadets will resume in the fall


Anchor, Room 3

For boys 1st through 5th grade.

This group meets during community night. Community night starts with dinner served between 5:00-6:00p. Kids classes follow. Are you looking for the Cadets schedule for the upcoming year, this will be available in once Cadets begins. If you are already a part of Cadets or plan on attending, we require a Waiver Form to be completed for all Cadets. This form will be available in the fall.