Weekly Announcements
February 25, 2018

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.  

Do you crochet?  We are looking for folks to crochet floor mats, using Plarn (yarn made from plastic bags, by women from the Warm Friend).  The finished mats will be delivered to the Talitah Cumi girls home by the Honduras mission team in June.   Please contact Dee Stahl or Gayla Hoekwater  (616.796.3580) to inquire.

Harderwyk Pinewood Derby, on Wednesday, March 7 during Community Night.  Registration 5:00-5:45 pm, Best of Show 5:45 pm, Welcome and start of race 6:00 pm.  No Rules 6th grade-adult race immediately following kids races.   

Our Annual Beast Feast supporting Cadets and GEMS programming, will be on Friday, March 16 at 6:00 pm.  Speaker: Jimmy Gretzinger, television host of the Michigan Out-of Doors show.  Limited Seating will be available, and you must RSVP by March 12 by emailing:   nstrabbing@gmail.com .  When you RSVP, you will receive a free raffle ticket in your name at the door.

Women’s Ministry Soul Spa Retreat, March 17, 9 am – 3:30 pm.  Harderwyk Great Room. $25 per person, includes a special lunch surprise that is sure to delight. Featured speaker: Jolene DeHeer, will bring us a message of "Women of Worth".  Informational/Registration brochures are available at the Information Centers.  Website registration is available by following this LINK.

Feed My Starving Children  event, March 2 and 3, 2018 is full. The response has been tremendous and all of our Packing Shifts are full.  There ARE still several spots available on the Clean Up Crew from 2-4 pm on Saturday, that involve packing up equipment, pulling tape from floors, vacuuming, sweeping floors, resetting Children's Checking in room, etc.  Follow this Link, to sign up to be a part of this important crew, or to donate to our fundraising efforts. We only have about $3,900 more to raise to reach our goal of $23,950, and when you donate $50 or more, you will be entered to win an overnight stay in downtown Holland!

Secret Sisters is a Connection Ministry where we pair up "sisters" within our church communities. Through weekly/monthly contact (via personal notes, cards, or small gifts) our hope is that through praying and caring for each other, each sister is drawn into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Please email Alyssa Leys at alyssanoele.08@gmail.com for more details or to get signed up for 2018!

Mug and a Muffin, Saturday, February 24, 9 – 11 am., Anchor Bldg.  This is a great opportunity for women of all ages, from all three worshipping communities, to gather together (come and go as you like) for an informal time of getting to know each other.  

Great Escape Day Camp Now Hiring Camp Counselors & Assistant Camp Counselors for summer 2018!  Looking for a way to earn money and gain positive, meaningful, experience working with and leading children?  Look no further!  Great Escape is now accepting applications for camp counselors and assistant camp counselors for summer, 2018!  Counselors plan and lead activities at the 2018 Great Escape Summer Day Camp in Holland, serving children 5-12 years old.  Candidates should be outgoing and have experience mentoring or leading children.  College students perusing careers working with children and/or adolescents preferred.  Assistant counselor positions available to high school Seniors or 2018 graduates.  Counselors shifts vary between 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting June 11.  Job descriptions and applications at www.neighborsplus.org.


Community Night Schedule:                                                                                                       Dinner 5:00-6:15 pm     Children/Youth Classes   6:15-7:45 pm     Adult Classes  6:15-7:30 pm

February 28 Menu: Beef & Chicken Burritos, Mexican Rice prepared by La Mission


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 & responses from the Bible.

¨ Track your quest, journaling along the way.

   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:  February 25-Watershed                   February 25-RBB


This Week @ The Anchor

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

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

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

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


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 $17,758
    YTD Budgeted Need  $219,111
    YTD Actual Giving $146,031
    Income - Expense -$86,235
    Operating Cash Balance $200,465



Employment Opportunities: Lakeshore Little People's Place, a Christian childcare, is seeking Assistant Teachers for the Providence and Hamilton South locations.   Part time and full time positions are available working with Infant/Toddler and Preschool Children.  Full time positions include benefits.  Must be at least 18 years old and have a passion for working with children in a Christian environment.  A background in early childhood education with experience in a licensed facility is preferred.  Email resume to llpp.office@gmail.com or stop in at a site location for an application (locations listed on the website at llpp.org).

 All School OPEN HOUSE and Early Childhood Enrollment on Tuesday, February 27 from      6-7:30pm at SOUTH OLIVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.  From 6-7pm you will meet the staff, tour the school and enjoy the Marketing Fair.  (Products available for purchase.)  From 7-7:30pm we will have a student vs. parent basketball game.  This is sure to be an exciting night at South Olive Christian School, 6230 120th Ave., Holland.  We welcome all three-school through 8th grade students and their families to join us for all the fun!  South Olive Christian is "affordable for all" and a Project-based Learning/STEM school.