Weekly Announcements
October 22, 2017

Watershed Sunday School volunteers needed for the 9 am & 10:30 am service. Please consider volunteering, and build fun and exciting relationships with our kids! We have husband/wife combos, and parent/child combos, it's an awesome way to build memories of service within your own family! Please get in contact with Lori Baumann  via email (lori@harderwyk.com) or call/text (616-886-6036) or Facebook Messenger. Thank you in advance! We are already off to an awesome ministry year!!!

The Celebration Ringers will begin their weekly rehearsals on Sunday morning, October 15 at 10:30 in the Music Room in the Red Brick Building. If you'd like to give ringing a try, join us! Beginning ringer instruction is available.

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP...We still have a couple spots left on our Dominican Republic Mission Team: We are sending a mission team to the D.R. from January 13-20.  If you would be interested in being a part of this team that will serve on a building project in Batey Fao , please contact Dee Stahl (dee@harderwyk.com) ASAP.  Trip sign up closes on Sunday, October 22. 

Christopher MacDonald, from The Insurance Group in Holland, will be the guest speaker at Beacon Tree Senior’s Ministry, Wed, Oct 25, from 3:45 – 5:15 pm. He will answer general questions regarding health insurance under the  Affordable Care Act, aging into Medicare and more...covering the basics during this afternoon of learning.

Join Pastor Darwin for dinner at Southside Inn (35th and Washington) at 5:15 pm, Thursday, October 26, and those interested can attend Q-Commons at Holland Christian afterwards if you like. 

Ripple Effect Dinner/Concert, October 29, 5:30 pm.   Join us for a delicious dinner and a variety-filled concert, all with the goal of raising $9000 for Harderwyk Missions!  Deadline for song requests is Friday, Oct 20.  Dinner RSVP deadline is Wednesday, October 25.  Sign up online, or at the Information Centers.  

Baptism and Profession of Faith Sunday: on November 5 we are offering another opportunity to be baptized or make profession of faith. If you are ready to take this next step in your faith, please contact pastor Dominic (dominic@harderwyk.com) or pastor John (johnb@harderwyk.com).

Red Cross Blood Drive: Monday, November 6, from noon-5:45 pm, in the Great Room Your life saving donations will be greatly appreciated.  

Craft Sale and Second Hand Market, November 11, 9am-3pm.  Still looking for your gently used home and holiday items for our Second Hand Market at the craft sale.  Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, November 8. 

GRIEF SHARE, Surviving the Holidays, VIDEO/LUNCHEON EVENT, Sunday, November 19, noon – 2:00 pm.  The holidays can feel unbearable after heart-rending loss, join us as we walk through this together. More details soon.  

Beacon Tree Senior’s Ministry has reserved two tables (20 people) for the Christmas Dinner/Concert with Pianist Tim  Noble.  This highly-regarded holiday event is Friday, December 1, 6 PM, Christian Reformed Conference Grounds.  Cost is $8 per person, or $15 per couple. Contact Pastor Mary to reserve your spot!

Crossroads Prison Ministry: A clearly marked box for Christmas Cards has been placed in the Red Brick building at the Information Center.  Please place UNSEALED cards for prison inmates in it by the end of October. The cards cannot have any silver or gold leaf or sparkles and should have a meaningful message  Please no Santas.  You can write a brief message and sign your first name.  Any questions, contact Shirley Waterway.

AmeriCorps position open with Neighbors Plus in the Alternative Suspension program. Please contact Angela Stegenga (angela@harderwyk.com) or Jennifer Roudebush (jennifer@harderwyk.com) if you are interested.

Zach and Christy Yoder (our supported missionaries to Nigeria) will be available for a Meet and Greet on Sunday, November 5, immediately following the 9:00 am and 10:30 am services, in room 21, lower level of red brick building.  We invite you to come and join us for refreshments and a chance to hear more about their Kingdom work among the Nigerian people. 


Dinner 5:15-6:15 pm     Children/Youth Classes   6:15-7:45 pm      Adult Classes  6:15-7:30 pm Menu- October 25: Pizza and Salad Bar       

The Fall Semester Brochure is now available!  The brochure can be viewed here or it is available at the information centers.  


The Quest, by Beth Moore                                                                                                        Monday mornings, 9:00 – 10:30 am.  November 6 – December 11.

During this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best.

¨ Learn to pray to promote intimacy with God.

¨ Explore questions and responses from the Bible.

¨ Track your quest by journaling along the way.

¨ Learn to read and respond to Scripture.

Sign up on-line.  For more information, contact either Kristine Kane, (hurrikanes@charter.net) , or Brooke VanTil, (btvantil@gmail.com)

Finding I Am, by Lisa TerKeurst                                                                                          Wednesday evenings, 6:15 – 7:45 pm. November 1 – December 13.

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Lisa will lead us as we explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this six-week, interactive, in-depth study, we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is, like never before.  

Sign up on-line.   For more information, contact Pastor Mary, (maryd@harderwyk.com).

 The Journey: Small Groups (a.k.a   Sensible Shoes Groups)

These intergenerational groups of 4-6 women meet regularly, to pray and experience spiritual disciplines together, sharing authentic life    experiences, guided by the Sensible Shoesbook collection. Each group determines the day, time, and place where they wish to meet, according to what works best for the entire group. When you sign up, we ask for a 12-session commitment.

New groups are forming soon, so find out how you can get involved by contacting Pastor Mary, maryd@harderwyk.com, or Pam Howard, howardp145@gmail.com

 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 for all kids 3 years old through 5th grade is available to all three worship communities and at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times.  Come join the fun!                     *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be                           dismissed at the appropriate time.

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

  • Celebration & Fusion Nursery Coordinator:                                                                              Kaleigh Johnson (Kaleigh@harderwyk.com)

  • Watershed Children's Ministry Coordinator:
    Lori Baumann (lori@harderwyk.com)

  • Watershed Nursery Coordinator:                                                                                              Samantha Baumann (samantha@harderwyk.com)

   Parent Note:  October 22


This Week @ The Anchor

Monday, October 23                   6:30-8:00 pm      High Tide

Tuesday,  October 24                3:00-8:00 pm      Open Anchor

Wednesday, October 25           6:15-7:45 pm      Undertow/Riptide

Thursday, October 26               3:00-8:00 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                

Harderwyk currently has 2 young people, and one family who are off doing short term missions for this year.  You can follow their adventures or stay in touch at: 

Bekah Monroe: http://rebekahmonroe.theworldrace.org 

The Joyce Family: https://themostofthese.com 

Aubrey MacDonald: 749 Welcome Bay Rd.,                                                                                                                             Welcome Bay, Turanga    3175                                                                                                               New Zeeland

Be Merry Craft Sale, Saturday, 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.  Excepting all donations at the church office anytime during our office hours until Nov. 8. 


Do you like to bake cookies?  Please consider donating one or two dozen cookies to be sold at the Harderwyk craft sale on November 11.  Cookie sales will benefit Neighbors Plus.  Cookie sign-up sheets will be available at all services this Sunday.  Please contact Jennifer Roudebush at jennifer@harderwyk.com if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Kids Hope Mentors needed: We have 3 students waiting at Lakeshore Elementary for someone to give them encouragement, lend a smile, and to simply listen. Please consider becoming a mentor to one of these students.  If you are interested or would like more information on becoming a Kids Hope Mentor, please contact Dawn Houskamp at dawn@harderwyk.com or call 399-9190 ext. 310

Save the Date!  The Neighbors Plus Springtime in Paris auction will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Midtown Center!  As our committee begins preparing for the auction, we would love to learn if members of our church family have items or services they would like to donate (cottage rentals, housekeeping, lawn services, season tickets for sporting and fine arts events, house painting, boat rides, photography, etc.).  Please contact Jennifer Roudebush at jennifer@harderwyk.comThank you! 


  • 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 $21,585
    YTD Budgeted Need  $1,240,513
    YTD Actual Giving $1,102,312
    Income - Expense -$106,509
    Operating Cash Balance $103,912



Help World Renew Respond: - World Renew DRS is expanding their hurricane response to include Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Internationally, efforts are underway to alleviate the suffering of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Your prayers and financial support are greatly needed for these and other disaster response efforts in the US, the Caribbean, and around the world. Learn more and give at worldrenew.net or call 800-730-3490 in Canada or 800-552-7972 in the U.S.

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity presents Faith in Action with Clive Rainey, a free event on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 pm, Central Wesleyan Church, 446 W. 40th St.  Holland, MI  49423.  Come and be inspierd by internationally renowned speaker and Habitat for Humanity advocate, Clive Rainey, as he teaches us how to encourage community engagement and how Faith in Action can transform people, congregations, and communities. Questions? Contact Travis at volunteer@lakeshorehabitat.org , or call 616-393-8001 ext. 103.  RSVP encouraged but not required.

Q Commons Holland: Thursday, October 26, 7:00-9:00 pm.  We live in a world that feels overwhelming and chaotic. How do we live with hope in the middle of a situation that oftentimes feels hopeless? This is a time our friends, neighbors, colleagues and family are looking for leadership, clarity, insight and new solutions to big problems. This is the Church's opportunity to lead the way toward a place of unity and healing. 

On October 26th, we will come together and gather in local contexts across the world, hearing from global leaders and those in the places we live, asking the question: How can we heal our divided nation?  You are part of the solution. Your city needs your voice. Reserve your seat at: http://qcommons.com/holland.

Beloved You Are Mine: A Retreat for Women. “Deeper into the Heart of God: Spiritual Practices for the Beloved”  The Beloved Womens Retreat is November 10-12, 2017 in Norton Shores, Michigan at the beautiful Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference on Lake Michigan. Speaker: Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the Sensible Shoes Series.  For more information, please visit https://ivanrest.org/event/womens-retreat-beloved-you-are-mine/

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.