Weekly Announcements
January 20, 2019

Discovery Class: Sunday, January 20 at 12:00-1:30 pm in room 21 of the Red Brick Building.  Have you wondered how Harderwyk works?  What we believe? How to be involved?  What membership looks like?  We would love for you to join us, and chat about all these things.  Child care provided.  Questions or to RSVP, contact dee@harderwyk.com, please include number of children needing care.  

Book Club meets on Monday, January 21 at 4:00 pm in the church library.  Sherri Brower will lead the discussion on "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.

Interior Renovations Start on Red Brick Building: On Monday, January 28, we will lose use of our main floor bathrooms for about 4 weeks. The staff bathroom in the main floor offices will be available for those with limited mobility. The basement bathrooms are elevator accessible at the north entrance as well, when demolition begins. All of the hall, library, south sanctuary narthex, and north entry flooring will also be removed that week so painters can get started on woodwork.  Thanks for your continued patience while we navigate this phase of construction.

3rd Annual Feed My Starving Children Event. On March 8 and 9, four churches (The Foundry, Community Reformed, Holland Heights CRC, and Harderwyk) will come together and pack 139,968 manna-rice pack meals on Harderwyk’s campus. 

Sunday each one of our children were given an M and M’s candy tube. Over the next several weeks, we are encouraging them to refill with quarters.  Each filled tube will contain $14.00, which in turn will provide meals for 63 children (cost of $0.22 per meal).  Should each child return their tube, we would raise approximately $2,450.00 through this fundraiser, working towards our overall goal of $16,000.  If you have any questions, contact Craig Beghtel or Pastor Mary Dewitt.  Thank you in advance for your support!

No Regrets Men’s Conference: Saturday, Feb 2, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Simulcast from Elmwood Church in Brookfield, WI.  Local gathering: Community Reformed Church 10376 Felch St, Zeeland, Michigan 49464.  No Regrets Men's Ministries is committed to equipping local church leaders to disciple men who disciple men – empowering the next generation to multiply themselves by becoming servant leaders at home, in church, on the job and out in the world. Find out more at www.menwithnoregrets.org  Several men from Celebration will be attending.  Contact Pastor Bill (bill@harderwyk.com) or Terry Dehaan  (tjdehaan44@gmail.com) for more information.

Community Night Dinner Volunteers Needed:  includes meal prep, serving, and some clean up.  Please contact Kelvin DeKraker  (kdk800@hotmail.com), our Food Service Coordinator, if you have some time to serve in this capacity.  

Pop Can Drive: Eric & Sara Zerba (Watershed) are in the adoption process and to assist in the expenses of that process, the Zerba family is doing a pop can drive.  On behalf of the GIFT Adoption Team, we would love to rally around this family and support them where we are able.  If you would like to donate pop cans, you can drop them in the provided container starting Friday at the Anchor entrance or you can arrange pickup by calling or texting Sara at 616.990.5546.  

Women's Minsitry: We are looking for women to join the women's ministry team!  If you like planning events and brainstorming about how to improve the women's ministry program, please contact April Kiekintveld (april@harderwyk.com).

Fusion T Shirts for sale! Have you noticed the greeters wearing grey Fusion T Shirts and wondered how you could get one? Now is the time! If you are interested, You can find an order form in the back of the sanctuary. Please fill out a form and place it in the basket in the back of the sanctuary. All orders must be turned in by January 27th. Shirts are $10 each. The shirts come in men's and women's sizes and have a round neck for both men and women. They are 60% cotton and 40% polyester and come in sizes XS-4XL for men and XS-3XL for women. Contact April Kiekintveld at: april@harderwyk.com with questions. 

Thank you to everyone who stepped up to volunteer for Fusion's Children's Ministry Program! All of you are very much appreciated and we could still use more help.  If you are still interested in volunteering, please email April Kiekintveld at april@harderwyk.com

Watershed set up and Hospitality needs: We are looking for a few new individuals to serve at Watershed on the weekends.  Set up people: need to be available on Saturday for approximately one hour, on a 6 week rotation.  It's a great opportunity for community service hours for kids and a fun family time.  Donut/Coffee room set up:  2 people to join our current 4 week rotation, to stretch it out to 5 weeks. Available from 8:00-11:30 am.   Donut pick up: available to pick up donuts by 8:00 am on Sunday morning from Family Fare.  4 week rotation. Contact dee@harderwyk.com to join our team!


Dinner served from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Anchor Gym 

January 23 menu: Pizza & Salad  

Children & Youth classes from 6:00-7:30 pm

Harderwyk Kids! & Harderwyk Big Kids: ages 3-Kindergarten

GEMS & Cadets: 1st-5th grade

Undertow (Student Ministries): 6th-8th grade

 Adult classes from 6:15-7:15 pm

Community Night:  PDF version of the Winter Brochure.


Calvin January Series – Tuesday, Jan 22 @ 12:30 – 1:30 pm – Christ Memorial Church   Speaker: Rachael Denhollander

Rachel Denhollander was the first woman to file a police report of sexual abuse by Dr. Larry Nasser.  She now brings her experience, seminary training and lawyer credentials to addressing justice and forgiveness.  Rachael has clearly and graciously challenged Christian institutions to live more faithfully as communities resistant to abuse and safe for survivors.

We encourage everyone to participate in the simulcast at Christ Memorial Church on Tuesday, Jan 22, and then come join an open time of discussion and reflection on Wednesday, Jan 23 as part of Harderwyk Community Night.  That session will be moderated by Pastor Bill.  Contact him for details: call or text: 540-656-8181.  Click Here for more information.  http://harderwyk.com/celebration/pastor-bills-blog

 Spiritual Practices: Taking Your Faith Deeper                                                                            Music Room, Red Brick Building, 6:05-7:20 pm 

Starts January 9.  “How can ancient approaches to faith help my relationship with God today?” In this class, we will be studying and practicing ancient spiritual practices to deepen our faith now. We will be studying: Silence, Solitude, Fasting, as well as other practices, via the book “The Sacred Way” by Tony Jones. Come with an open spirit and a willingness to get out of your spiritual comfort zone.   Facilitator: Zach Backstrom, zach@harderwyk.com

Women's Bible StudyMonday Sessions     

9-11am    Room 1,  Red brick lower level             

No Other Gods       by Kelly Minter     starts January 7, 2019  

Often, idols are obvious-money, power, fame.  But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of sweet loved ones, Instagramable interiors, and busy seasons of ministry.  Learn to identify the functional gods you are serving daily and the lies they tell.  Learn to dethrone modern-day idols and pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus.    Questions? Contact: hurricanes@charter.net                                

Women's Bible Study: Wednesday Sessions     

6:05-7:20pm     Room 21 (council room)            Red Brick Building Lower Level                       

Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings by Jessica LeGrone   November 28-January 16   Examine the holy habits of the prophets and kings who were set apart by their close walk with God.  Each of these characters was trying to follow God while carrying out his calling on earth.  As we consider their example, we will discover that even prophets and kings struggled and grew in their faith through spiritual proactices, and we will learn how to follow God's unique purposes for us in His Kingdom.                                                      

Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More by Melissa Spoelstra                          January 23-February 27                                                                                                                Something in us aches for more-more hope, more joy, more freedom.  All around us people are dancing to the steps of bigger, better, and faster, and we can easily join in without even realizing it.  Before long complaining and comparing accompany our desire for more, yet we're not any closer to filling the ache inside.  God offers us another way.

Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break by Kelly Minter                                                                  March 13-April 24                                                                                                                            Examine the holy habits of the prophets and kings who were set apart by their close walk with God.  Each of these characters was trying to follow God while carrying out his calling on earth.  As we consider their example, we will discover that even prophets and kings struggled and grew in their faith through spiritual practices, and we will learn how to follow God's unique purposes for us in HIs Kingdom.  

Questions? Contact: april@harderwyk.com


Men’s Ministry Prayer/Study Group 

Monday Morning Men: Come as you can!  This gathering of men meets 6:45 am at Russ’s Northside on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.  For 2019, we will be reading “God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs by Tim & Kathy Keller, each day (as we can) and then picking a favorite to reflect on.  Books available at gathering. 


"Moms Matter" Support Group

Moms Matter is a social support group for any interested mothers, including perinatal (pregnant), postpartum, and post-adoption moms. We meet on Harderwyk's campus and are led by a licensed therapist from The Postpartum Support Center of Holland. Meetings occur weekly during the school year and monthly during summer months.  We would love to see you at our next meeting! You can find us in room 21 on the lower level of the Red Brick Building at 9:30 am on Thursday mornings. For more information visit:  supportmom.org 


  • Celebration & Fusion Sunday School for kids 3 years old through 5th grade is available  at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times.  

  •  *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be               dismissed at the appropriate time.

  • Watershed Sunday School for kids 3 years old through 5th grade is available at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times starting September 9.  

   *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be dismissed        at the appropriate time.  

 Parent Note:   January 20    

*The Parent Note is a weekly tool for parents that gives you the "Big Idea" behind that days lesson and great suggestions for family devotions through the week!  Make sure you check it out each week during our ministry year.


  Children's Ministry Construction Plan (click Picture Link below)


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

  • Fusion Children's Ministry & Nursery Coordinator:                                                                             Beth Diekema (beth@harderwyk.com


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

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


This Week @ The Anchor                              

Monday, January 21                      6:30 pm-8:00 pm          Hightide                                                Tuesday, January 22                      3:00 pm-8:00 pm          Open Anchor                        Wednesday, January 23                6:00 pm-7:30 pm          Undertow                                Thursday, January 24                    3:00 pm-8:00 pm          Open Anchor                                      

For more information about our Student Ministries or how you can get involved, contact NateDewitt at nate@harderwyk.com


Follow Luke and Stephanie Joyce (Watersehd), and their family, while they spend the year in Honduras, where Luke is teaching at Abundant Life Christian School, and Stephanie is volunteering at the Luke Society Clinic in Gracias.

The Joyce Familyhttps://themostofthese.com 

Catch up with Zach & ChristyAmong Us: November Prayer letter


What's Cookin': This past Monday we held What’s Cookin’ and opened The Market to families.  To help restock it for next month, we are in need of the following: large cans of soup, boxed cereal, pasta sauce, pasta, toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, body wash, and brown grocery bags (so our visitors can bag their items).  Donations can be left under the Neighbors Plus bulletin board in either building.  Thank you for your help as we meet the needs of those in our community! 

Meet Up & Eat Up: Summer will be here before we know it, and we are collecting books written in Spanish for Meet Up & Eat Up.  If you have chapter books or picture books in Spanish that you would like to donate, we would love to use them at Meet Up & Eat Up!  Book donations can be left under the Neighbors Plus bulletin board in either building.  Thank you for your help!

Part Time AmeriCorps Position at Neighbors Plus:  Applicants needed for Educational Assistant at the Neighbors Plus Alternative Suspension Program, via AmeriCorps.  The position is for assistant leadership staff in tutoring/mentoring middle school students suspended from school (but trying get back on the right track).  Candidates should have a heart for kids and families needing encouragement and guidance.  Excellent opportunity for those pursuing careers in Education, Youth Ministry, or Social Work!  If this sounds interesting to you, or know someone who might be a good fit, be sure to reach out soon!    This is the last remaining open position for the school year.  Alternative Suspension Program Questions: Email angela@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325.  Complete Job Description and AmeriCorps Information:  Email Yah-Hanna at yjenkinsleys@goodsamministries.com

Alternative Suspension Program Questions: email angela@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325.  


  • You can find the Set Up Instructions for Harderwyk Electronic Giving accounts hereIf you have questions, please contact the office.  616.399.9190.

  • Giving  
    Weekly Budgeted Need $32,538
    Actual Giving Last Week $21,350
    YTD Budgeted Need  $65,077
    YTD Actual Giving $37,283
    Income - Expense -$29,168
    Operating Cash Balance $137,987




Community-Wide Bi-lingual Worship Service.  Everyone is invited to attend a bi-lingual community-wide worship service in observance of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, to be held at 5:00pm on Sunday, January 20 at St. Francis de Sales Church (171 West 13th St., Holland).  The service will feature the Holland Ecumenical Choir, which consists of more than 60 singers from 18 area congregations.  Rev. Ryan Winningham of Zion Lutheran Church will be preaching and Rev. Charles Brown of St. Francis will be presiding.  This service is being organized by Holland Christians Uniting in Song and Prayer (CUSP). Let us pray for the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer "that all may be one" (John 17:21).

Looking for some mid-winter fun?  Bring your family and friends to the CLC Network (previoulsy known as Christian Learning Center) Auction on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Calvary Christian Reformed Church (3500 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI).  Dinner and the silent auction start at 4:30pm, and the live auction begins at 6:00pm.  Bid on merchandise, gift certificates, experiences, and much more!  Your participation helps equip congregations and schools to glorify God through purposeful, innovative inclusion of persons with varied abilities.  Lean more at clcnetwork.org.  

CAMP ROGER'S MAN CAMP 2019 - Join us for an amazing father/son weekend on February 1-3! Develop a deeper relationship with God and each other while participating in challenges, competitions, and outdoor winter activities. More info and registration form at www.CampRoger.org/special-events.

SAVE THE DATE - Inspire 2019 will once again bring together people from across the denomination for a time of inspiration, connection, and encouragement. Join us August 1-3, 2019 in Windsor, Ontario! Designed for ministry volunteers and leaders from across our denomination, Inspire 2019 is a chance to discover new resources, connect with people in similar types of ministry, share your stories, and learn from others. Get the details at www.crcna.org/inspire

Calvin Symposium on Worship - Join us January 24-26, 2019, at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The three-day conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers. Excellent rates for students and groups from churches. All worship services are free and open to the public. See worship.calvin.edu/symposium/ for information and registration.