Weekly Announcements
August 20, 2017

Volunteer Training Sunday:  If you are a volunteer in any of our Children’s Ministry programs, then this training is for you.  Cadets and GEMS leaders – this training is for you too.  Nursery and Sunday School – this training is for you.  We are offering 2 different training times.   We will share with you all you need to know for our upcoming year for all Sunday and Wednesday night programs.  Trainings times and locations (please attend one):      Sunday, August 20; Anchor, 10:15 in room 22 (upstairs)                                                                  Sunday, August 20; Red Brick Building, 11:45 in room 21

Women’s Ministry Bible Studies to begin again soon!  Two opportunities:  Monday mornings, beginning 9/11, 9:30 – 11:00 am, and Wednesday evenings, beginning 9/20, 6:15 – 7:45 pm.  A detailed brochure will be available next Sunday (the 27th) with all the upcoming 2017-2018 WM opportunities.   

Cadet Open House: Wednesday, September 6, 6:30-8:00 in the Cadet Room at the Anchor.  Meet the Cadet Leaders, see the meeting space, talk about the Cadet program and ask questions, get the upcoming Cadet schedule.

Community Night resumes in just a few weeks, and we are looking for volunteers to help with the dinner portion of the evening.  The commitment level can be as much or little as you are able to give, and would involve either helping with preparation or serving of dinner, and/or helping with clean up and dishes following the dinner.  If you are able to give us one Wednesday, or every Wednesday, we would love to serve with you!  Please contact Norlyn (ncompaan@harderwyk.com) or Kelvin DeKraker (kdk800@hotmail.com) for more information, or to sign up for a shift. 

The Alpha Course is coming to Harderwyk!  Join us beginning Sunday, September 24 from 5:00-7:30 pm (Please note change of date) for 11 weeks, as we gather together for a meal, a video, and then a chance to ask some of the more basic questions regarding Christianity:  “Who is Jesus and Why did He have to die?, How can I have Faith?, Does God still Heal Today?.  Go to our  Alpha Course Sign Up to register.

Women of Harderwyk, would you consider using your gifts and experience in our GEMS mentoring ministry for girls in 1st through 5th grades on Wednesdays? To find out  more, please visit our GEMS page or contact Karen Champassak at gems@harderwyk.com.

With the Fusion Worship Service going to two services, beginning September 10,  we are seeking people to serve in the following areas (once a month):

  • 9 am: Greeters (need 3), collection (need 8), kitchen help (need 3)
  •        10 am: Greeters (need 2), collection (need 8), kitchen help (need 2)

  For more information, please contact Pastor Mary, maryd@harderwyk.com.  

Watershed Volunteers: With the ministry year fast approaching, we are working on volunteer schedules for Watershed, and would love to have a few more people to add to the rotations, making the commitment level at once every 6 weeks.  If you might like to serve in one of the areas below, please contact Dee Stahl (dee@harderwyk.com).  2 teams of 2 people in kitchen, 1 grocery shopper, 1 person to pick up donuts, 1 person for mug clean up.   


September 13    Kick Off Carnival 

September 20   Community Night resumes 

Have a great summer!


  • Men’s Ministry Prayer/Study Group       Russ’ Northside 

    [2nd and 4th Monday of the Month 6:45 am]
    Ever find the sermon troubling (in a good way)? Join us on the second and fourth Monday mornings each month at 6:45am Russ’s on the Northside to discuss the sermon, following Christ and prayer. Leader: Rev. Darwin Glassford


  • Sunday School updates:

  • Summer Sunday School classes are as follows:

  • Watershed..... Preschool only

  • Celebration/ Fusion....3-year-olds through second graders

  • *Sunday School for kids through 5th grade resumes on Sunday, September 10.

  • Celebration & Fusion Children's Ministry Coordinator:
    Carrie Steenwyk (carrie@harderwyk.com)
    Watershed Children's Ministry Coordinator:
    Lori Baumann (lori@harderwyk.com)


This Week @ The Anchor

Tuesday, August 22         Noon - 5:00 pm      Open Anchor

Wednesday, August 23   Noon - 5:00 pm      Open Anchor

Thursday, August 24       Noon - 5:00 pm      Open Anchor 


Up Coming Mission Fundraiser Events:

Sunday, October 29                          Ripple Effect Dinner Concert                

Saturday, November 4                     Mom 2 Mom Sale   (in cooperation w/Child. Min.)

Saturday, November 11                   Be Merry Craft Sale                          

Craft Sale, November 11, 2017: This year we will be building on our Second Hand Market and we are asking for your donations of gently used home good items and holiday items.  Please bring all donations to the church office.  Feel free to bring it in at any time!  Accepting craft sale applications for our sale as well.  You can find the application under sign ups on our website or email: christinemac@harderwyk.com to get one.


During the school year, Neighbors Plus offers English as a Second Language classes to those wishing to learn English.  Classes are offered Tuesday & Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Harbor Lights Middle School (we follow the West Ottawa school calendar).  We are hiring for a childcare worker to watch a few kids each Tuesday & Thursday evening, allowing the parents to focus on bettering their English language skills.  This is a paid position, and you are welcome to bring your own children with you.  If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Jennifer Roudebush at 399.9190 ext. 303 or jennifer@harderwyk.com.

AmeriCorps position open with Neighbors Plus in the Alternative Suspension program. Please contact Angela@ Harderwyk.com or Jennifer@harderwyk.com  if you are interested.

Don’t forget to register online for the Park2Park, held on Saturday, September 23rd. This is our biggest fundraiser for Neighbors Plus, so please consider joining us. Harderwyk Members get $8 off the half, and $5 off the 5K.  Email me at traci@harderwyk.com for your discount code!! Happy Training! Website: www.park2parkrace.com or www.runsignup.com


  • Ways to Support Harderwyk and the Journey to Generosity Brochures are available at the Information Centers or online at harderwyk.com/giving

    Give Electronically  through our mobile app (Elexio My Church App), online at harderwyk.com or at the Elexio Kiosks in both the Anchor and Red Brick Building. 

  • Giving  
    Weekly Budgeted Need $29,536
    Actual Giving Last Week $18,630
    YTD Budgeted Need  $974,689
    YTD Actual Giving $824,732
    Income - Expense -$120,277
    Operating Cash Balance $96,720



Sunday, August 20, Worship On the Waterfront 2017 welcomes Citizen Way to the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Citizen Way’s songs sport pop-rock influences, infectious lyrics and create ambitious new sound from the trio composed of Ben and Josh Calhoun and David Blascoe. Some of their top hits are “Bulletproof”, and “I Will.”  There is no cost, nor any tickets needed to attend W.O.W. A free will offering will be taken.  Check out our web site at www.worshiponthewaterfront.org. Any questions?  Call: (616) 842-6600.

ATTENTION ALL SPORTSMEN:  The Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting it’s third annual Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit the 2020 International Camporee in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (specifically for the riflery and archery ranges). This benefit will also help offset the overall cost for Cadets to attend the camporee. The event will be held on Saturday, August 26 at the Blendon Pines Gun Club in Zeeland, Michigan. For more information, call the Corps office at 616-241-5616 ext 4, or check out the Cadet website under the “Events” tab. Everyone is welcome! Registration forms are available from your Cadet club’s head counselor, or you can register at our website: www.CalvinistCadets.org. Lunch will be served at noon. Join us for a fun filled day!  If you can’t make it out for the event, but still want to be involved, we are looking for people willing to sponsor stations or to make a pledge for a participating shooter. For more information on these giving opportunities, contact Kim at the Corps office at the number listed above.

Benjamin’s Hope invites you to join us for our annual fundraising event, Firelight. Firelight is an evening of inspiration with Emily Colson, daughter of Chuck Colson and author of Dancing with Max. Her book features her inspiring journey parenting a child with autism. Emily Colson will be at Benjamin’s Hope on Tuesday, September 7. Join us at 6:30pm for her talk followed by a desert reception to meet and greet the author. Tickets are free but must be reserved via the Ben’s Hope Website at www.benjaminshope.net Call Sara Hogan with questions 616-399-6293.

A Life After Breath Experience:  A Widow's Calling: October 20-22, 2017.  Starlight Ministries and once-widowed author/speaker Susan VandePol invite you to attend a special weekend designed specifically to minister to your unique needs as a widow. You’ll laugh and cry, and you’ll be surprised too. We’ll love you, teach you, gird you up, equip you, and prepare you to step into your sacred and set-apart calling, but we’ll never tell you: “You just need to get over it,” “You just need to move on,” or “Have more faith.” “A Life After Breath Experience” is the first-of-its-kind and is set, just for you, beside beautiful Lake Michigan.  For  more information on the event, click the link:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeaxyet2cc3b592c&llr=5xxs7srab.  If you prefer Conference only-no over night stay (Friday PM, Saturday, Sunday AM) the cost is $140 .   

Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel - February 12 – 23, 2018. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host, Pastor Peter Tuininga, and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea, Jericho and more), and gain spiritual and historical insights which will make the Bible come alive for you. For complete information, cost, and registration, go to website: toursofisrael.wordpress.com or call Peter Tuininga: 1 289 877-8433 or e-mail: peter.tuininga@gmail.com.  

Fall Mission Trip Opportunity: - This fall, plan a mission trip to help repair flooded homes in Manning, South Carolina, with World Renew Disaster Response Services. Housing and meals are provided, and World Renew facilitators are on-site during this engaging, fulfilling experience. See Manning, South Carolina, at worldrenew.net/volunteer to learn more.


Position Opening in Honduras - Are you a bilingual (English and Spanish) skilled leader with a gift for developing cross-cultural ministry strategies and policies? Do you have experience in providing oversight and direction to staff and partners on community development projects? World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time opening for a Country Consultant based in Honduras. For information, or to apply, please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers. Application deadline is September 3, 2017.