Weekly Announcements
March 18, 2018



Facilities Expansion Affirmation This Sunday, March 18, Council will be seeking your support for Harderwyk’s future. Four year financial faith commitments will be sought as we seek to raise the remaining $750,000 of the proposed $2.1 million needed. This project focuses on hospitality and aims to refresh, enhance and orientate our buildings so Harderwyk can effectively pursue our desire to reach the Lakeshore and beyond with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Please be in prayer as we move through this process and important next step in the outreach of Harderwyk Minsitries.

Council Nominations: Harderwyk Council is seeking nominations for 3 open Elder and Deacon positions upcoming in May. These are three year terms. Please consider the Biblical qualifications for Elders (I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9) and Deacons (I Timothy 3:8-10) and submit qualified nominations of individuals (self or others) to Harderwyk Council Clerk Kyle Dannenberg kdannenb@oaisd.org before March 19.   

The Book Club meets Monday, March 19 at 4 pm in the Library/Lounge of the Red Brick Building. Debbie Whitbeck will lead the discussion on the book "After Disaters" by Viet Dinh.

Great Escape Day Camp Registration Now Open, visit:  www.neighborsplus.org! to register your child.

Mika's Lunch - Shop at Eagle's Nest Resale (985 Butternut Drive in the Family Fare Plaza) on Friday, March 23.  All proceeds from sales that day will go to Mika's Lunch.  Food, Prizes, Store Specials. Come join us.

Feed My Starving Children Update: The 118,368 packed meals (to serve 324 children one meal per day for the next year) have been shipped to Batey 106 in the Dominican Republic.  Congratulations to Steve and Ashley Krommendyk, who were the winners of the Downtown Holland Overnight Stay!


A Note from the Executive Pastor

Today’s problems are based on yesterday’s successes. This is an interesting way to look at life’s challenges. The Proposed Facilities Expansion Plan is due to Harderwyk Ministries faithfully pursuing its mission – to sow the seeds of faith, grow the seeds that have taken root, and go wherever Christ leads us to be ambassadors of His kingdom; and its vision to reach the lakeshore and beyond with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faithfully pursuing this vision has increased the use of our facilities and number of people who use them.  

The Proposed Facilities Expansion Project’s aim is to enhance accessibility to our ministries, increase hospitality, and refresh and expand our facilities, consistent with our ministry strategy. 

The people of Harderwyk are known for their generosity. You thankfully support the ministry with your finances and time. You graciously support Harderwyk’s mission outreach, Neighbors Plus, Feed My Starving Children, and a variety of other projects throughout the year. I would like to thank you in advance for your generous support of the Proposed Facilities Expansion Project this Sunday.  


Darwin K. Glassford
Executive Pastor


Community Night Schedule:    

Dinner 5:15-6:15 pm     Children/Youth Classes: 6:15-7:45 pm     Adult Classes: 6:15-7:30 pm  

March 21 Menu: Lasagna


Women’s Ministry Bible Study  - The Quest, by Beth Moore,                                       Wednesday evenings, 6:15 – 7:45 pm. March 14-May 2.    

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, promoting intimacy with God, explore questions from the Bible, track your quest through journaling, learn to read and respond to Scripture.  Sign up on-line.   For more information, contact Pastor Mary, (maryd@harderwyk.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:  March 18


This Week @ The Anchor

Monday, March 19                            6:30-8:00 pm       High Tide

Tuesday, March 20                           3:00-8:00 pm       Open Anchor

Wednesday, March 21                     6:16-7:45 pm        Undertow 

Thursday, March 22                         3:00-8:00 pm        Open Anchor

Friday, March 23                               7:00-10:00 pm     7th/8th Gr. Function


Harderwyk currently has several people who are abroad doing short term missions or intense Bible studying 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: Facebook-Aubrey MacDonald OR international mail

Aubrey MacDonald: SBS


PO Box 5633


Maroonchydore BC


QLD 4558




Save the Date!  Please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 19, and join us at the Midtown Center for the Neighbors Plus Springtime in Paris auction.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to have fun and support the ministries of Neighbors Plus!


  • 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 $31,301
    Actual Giving Last Week $23,794
    YTD Budgeted Need  $313,016
    YTD Actual Giving $244,538
    Income - Expense -$93,489
    Operating Cash Balance $193,210



ATLAS Ministries (City On A Hill) Benefit Concert: Faith Church (220 W Central Ave, Zeeland) invites you to a Make an Impact Concert on Sunday, March 18, 4:00 p.m. featuring Lake Effect - The Choir, Ah Men! Quartet, and local guitarist, Dave Purnell! Come and enjoy uplifting music and support ATLAS Ministries. Serving over 1,900 people in our community each year, ATLAS is dedicated to walking with people through difficult times; including financial hardships, relationship issues, addictions, emotional and mental health concerns.  Life skills coaches build relationships with them, using their resources and experience to help bring resolution to their struggles, while also helping them navigate a path of life change.  An offering will be taken to support the work and ministry of ATLAS. We hope to see you there!

 The King’s Choraliers’ Spring Concert – March 25, 7:30 PM at Ridgewood CRC in Jenison.  This past Christmas, we shared in song the wonder of Emmanuel-God with us.  Since this Spring Concert is on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, our hope is that in the music we share, there will be something that will help you through this passion week as you reflect on the cost of being redeemed as child of God.  The creator and master of the universe has chosen and redeemed us as his own!  What wondrous love is this!  Please come and join us as we celebrate in a time of worship through music.  

“The West Michigan Community Chorale invites you to its annual Spring Concert being performed at the Hudsonville Fine Arts Center, 3370 Allen St. Hudsonville, MI (in the Freshman Campus), on Sunday, March 25th at 3PM.  Themed “The Road Home”, will feature music representing Americana, Spiritual, and Broadway genres.  Ticket prices are $12/adult, $5/children, $5/senior citizens.  There is also special family ticket pricing.  Tickets are available in advance on line @ www.westmichcc.org or at the box office the day of the concert.”