Weekly Announcements
September 16, 2018

Harderwyk's Book Club will begin a new season on Monday, September 17, 4 pm in the Library/Lounge of the Red Brick Building.  We will be discussing "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan.  New members are always welcome.

Women's Ministry Fall Bible Studies are offered on Monday mornings 9:00-11:00 am and Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:15 pm, during Community Night.  Join us to enrich your love and understanding of the scriptures during the week!  More information is available below in the Adult Spiritual Formation section.  

Volunteer.  Be a part of something.  Form the next generation.  Build the kingdom of God.

Fusion's Sunday School:  We would love more volunteers for the 4th-5th grade class and helpers for Preschool and K-1.  Helpers can be 6th graders and older!  If you would be willing to volunteer every month or every 6 weeks please contact April Kiekintveld at april@harderwyk.com.  

GEMS Leaders: join a team of women who mentor young girls. Contact: gems@harderwyk.com

Cadet Leaders: Equip young boys to grow into men of God.  Contact: tjdiekema@gmail.com

Community Night Volunteers: set up, serve, and take down of our weekly meal.  Contact: kdk800@hotmail.com  

Park2Park Volunteers Needed!  We’re only one week away from the Park2Park race and we still have a few open spots where we badly need volunteers!  Can you please spare a couple hours of your time on Saturday, September 22 to help us?  The Park2Park is the largest fundraiser for Neighbors Plus – we so appreciate your support!  If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Roudebush at jennifer@harderwyk.com.  Thank you! 

Kids Hope Mentors: One Child, One Hour is the heart of Kids Hope!  One caring adult can make a huge impact in the life of a child at Lakeshore Elementary School. For more information on Kids Hope or how to become a mentor, please contact Dawn Houskamp at dawn@harderwyk.com or 399-9190 ext. 310.  

Small Group Sundays: Second Sunday of each month, 5-7:30 pm in room 1 of the Red Brick Building.  Making it easier for your small Group to meet!  Potluck meal (main dish provided), childcare available.  RSVP for your group or questions to christinemac@harderwyk.com


A Note from the Executive Pastor

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (I Thessalonians 5:18)

These word from the Apostle Paul to the church in Thessalonica summon the Christians to live lives of gratitude. How would your life be different if you paused and identified what you were thankful for before engaging in a conversation, sharing a compliment, concern or idea? How would your life be different if thankfulness was the primary focus? How would a focus on thankfulness impact your relationships with others? How would a focus on thankfulness inform your perspective on material possessions?

This passage invites us into a spiritual practice that is only truly possible for Christians. As God’s adopted children, we should be eternally grateful for all that God has done for us in Christ which transforms us into grateful people. I invite you to pause throughout your day and before you offer a compliment share a concern, engage in conversations or share an idea, express your gratitude to God, and perhaps those present, for the opportunity God has provided.

Thankful to be serving with you,

Darwin K. Glassford
Executive Pastor


Community Night starts on Wednesday, September 19

Dinner served from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Anchor Gym                                                        September 19 Menu: Peppino's Pizza

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


Women's Bible StudyMonday Sessions     9-11am    Room 21 (council room),                                                                                                        Red Brick Building Lower Level                                    Isaiah: Part 2    by Kay Arthur                                                                                                         Sept. 17-Nov. 12                                                                                                                              Even as Isaiah warned about the awful consequences of sin, he also delivered God's message of consolation.  Study how the Holy God will ultimately humiliate sin and exalt justice and righteousness.  Explore the hope of the coming Messiah, His universal kingdom, justice and restoration!  Questions? Contacthurricanes@charter.net  

No Other Gods       by Kelly Minter                                                                                                       8 weeks: Dates TBD                                                                                                                          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                       James: Mercy Triumphs     by Beth Moore                                                                                    September 19-November 14                                                                                                            James, Jesus own brother, started out as a skeptic.  See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple.  Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.   Questions? Contact: april@harderwyk.com  

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.                                                    Questions? Contact: april@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

"Moms Matter" 

Moms Matter is a social support group for any interested mother, 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! 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.   Remember, you kids will move to the next grade on September 9.  

  •  *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.  All kids will move up to the next grade level class on this date.

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


PARENT NOTE:  September 16

*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:                                                                          Kaleigh Johnson (Kaleigh@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, September 17                       6:30 pm-8:00 pm          High Tide

Tuesday, September 18                       3:00 pm-8:00 pm         Open Anchor 

Wednesday, September 19                5:00 pm-7:30 pm          Community Night           

Thursday, September 20                     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 Family: https://themostofthese.com 

Rehoboth Christian School (New Mexico): Pray for Rehoboth with the use of the prayer calendar: www.rcsnm.org/prayercalendar.cfm or learn more about Student Sponsorship at www.rcsnm.org/sponsorship.cfm

Catch up with Zach & Christy:  Among Us: The Yoders in Nigeria:  What's been moving in our lives as we stand on the Solid Rock?  


Open AmeriCorps Positions at Neighbors PlusApplicants needed for Educational Assistants at the Neighbors Plus Alternative Suspension Program, via AmeriCorps.  Positions are for assistant leadership staff in tutoring and mentoring middle school students who have been suspended from school.  Candidates should have a heart for kids and families needing encouragement and guidance.  

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

Complete Job Description and AmeriCorps Information:  Contact Yah-Hanna Jenkins-Leys at yjenkinsleys@goodsamministries.com  


  •  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 $31,301
    Actual Giving Last Week $17,468
    YTD Budgeted Need  $1,126,856
    YTD Actual Giving $924,137
    Income - Expense -$182,883
    Operating Cash Balance $110,175



Christians Uniting in Song and Prayer (formerly RefoHolland) invites attendance at the community hymn sing at the Civic Center Place rededication at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 30.  An ice cream social follows.

Support Hurricane Florence Survivors - World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is responding to Hurricane Florence as the storm hits the U.S. East Coast this week. DRS regional managers are working with local officials and organizations in the Carolinas and Virginia to start initial planning to send early assessment and rapid response volunteers. The fall start-up of a reconstruction site in Tarboro, NC, in response to Hurricane Matthew (2016) has been delayed by Florence. Please pray for those in the storm's path, for World Renew, and for others helping the survivors. You can donate to Hurricane Florence response at worldrenew.net/donate, by calling 800-552-7972, or mailing your check, made out to World Renew, with "DRS Hurricane Florence" in the memo line, to: World Renew, 1700 28th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.

A Jumbled Justice Journey - with Jared Brock - How are a documentary on pornography and a devotional on beards related? Why did our Jared and his wife move into a trailer and throw away their cell phones? Join us to find out on Friday, September 21, 7-9pm, at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids. This is an inspiring, rollicking journey from real estate agent and car salesman toward living a life of justice and meaning - and it's free and open to the public! Find out more at goo.gl/sj7AR8 

Calvin + Community Worship Service - Calvin College welcomes its neighbors to participate in a community worship service on Sunday, September 30 at 10 a.m. The service will be held in the Covenant Fine Arts Center on Calvin’s campus and seeks to unite those both with and without ties to Calvin through our common identity in Christ. Please join us as we worship together as neighbors and friends!

Volunteers In Service is once again offering Deacon Orientation Training for all deacons or leaders who are working in the area of benevolence, justice and mercy. There are two date options, Monday, September 24 at Friendship Christian Reformed Church or Thursday, October 4 at Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church. Training is from 7-9pm. There is no cost but to reserve your spot please email Bernita Tuinenga at btuinenga@visgr.org.

Ride for Roseland, October 6, 2018: to benefit Roseland Christian Ministries Women & Children's Shelter.  $45 to register. More information available at www.roselandchristianministries.org.   

Restorative Justice and Practice in a Fragmented World Conference, 9:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018; Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Dr., Palos Heights, IL.  In our world, we experience social division, mistrust, and violence. One of the best new approaches to successfully counter these maladies in classrooms, juvenile justice courtrooms, and many other settings is called restorative justice.  Trinity Christian College and Andrew Elliott Rusticus Foundation host our second conference on this faith-based perspective. We open with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s experiential keynote and close with an inspirational talk by school transformer Robert Spicer.  Between them, we have a five-person panel and eight workshops from which to choose. They feature a judge, lawyers, crime victims, police officers, educators, and expert practitioners all attempting to change attitudes and systems. 

Pastors, principals, teachers, police officers, counselors, and anyone interested in social harmony  join us!  Registration fee, with lunch, is $25 through September 8; $30 after. Full-time students are free. There is also a waiver at online registration for those unable to pay. Brochures and poster are in …. [specify location]  Register at: tccrestorativejusticeconference.eventbrite.com. For details, contact brad.breems@trnty.edu