Weekly Announcements
May 20, 2018

Council Affirmation Vote:  On Sunday, May 20, in all services, the Council of Harderwyk Ministries will be seeking the affirmation of the following individuals to serve on a three year Council term.  Kreg Sills as the Council Vice Chair (Kreg is ending a 3 year term as the Watershed Elder, and at Council’s request has agreed to move onto the Executive Team of Council) and Chanel Beghtel as the Watershed Elder. In addition, David DeMaagd has agreed to extend his term as the Deacon of Finance for one year during the facilities construction and loan process beginning soon.

A Mug & A Muffin: Saturday, May 19 from 9-11am , Red Brick Building, Council Room (downstairs, room 21).  Are you looking to meet more women at Harderwyk?  Come join us for A Mug and a Muffin on May 19 anytime between 9-11am!  This is a casual get-together for us all to make new friends in the church over coffee and conversation with one another.   Let's foster community and build relationships with each other! Contact Alyssa Leys for more information.

Facilities Expansion Update: Construction plans are moving forward rapidly, and subcontractor bidding will be opening soon. Known contractors inside Harderwyk have already been contacted, or will be contacted soon for bidding purposes. Bid dates are May 21 to June 8 for the Great Room, and June 18 to July 6 for the Anchor / Sanctuary. If you know of companies interested in bidding, or you wish to confirm your company is on the bid list please contact Norlyn Compaan ncompaan@harderwyk.com or Ross Kruithof RKruithof@gdkconstruction.com

Book Club will meet for the last session of the season Monday, May 21, 4 pm in the Library/Lounge of the Red Brick Building. Grace Veldheer will lead the discussion on J.D. Vance's memoir/autobiography, "The Hillbilly Elegy."  We will also be choosing books for next season from a list that can be found in printed form on the library table.

Summer housing: Luke and Stephanie Joyce (Watershed) will be returning to Holland for the summer after a year of teaching at Abundant Life Christian School in Gracias, Honduras.  They have made the commitment to return to Honduras for a second year in the fall, but will be in need of inexpensive housing for their family of 4, from June 19-August 7.  Please contact dee@harderwyk.com if you have or know of someone who might have something available.

NP Grocery Bag Ministry: Please grab a grocery bag from your seat, or a seat nearby, and help us stock up for the summer months.  We’re collecting items for the Neighbors Plus Market, Young Lives, Great Escape, and Meet Up & Eat Up.  Thanks for your help as we prepare for our summer ministries!  Donations may be dropped off at the Neighbors Plus cubbies in either building.  Thank you!


Join us in celebrating our 2018 graduates.  Congratulations Grads!


Tyler MacDonald (Celebration)-U.S. Navy-Bootcamp  


Nick Bulthuis (Watershed)-Loyola University


Rachel Kloosterman (Watershed)-Toronto Film School


Carly Palmatier (Watershed)-Calvin College


Alyssa J. Pinkham (Watershed)-Hope College


Courtney Stahl (Watershed)-Hope College


Danielle Villa (Watershed)-Hope College


Elaine Whitbeck (Watershed)-Eastern Michigan University  

High School 

Dana Bulthuis (Watershed)-Holland Christian High School


James Chamberlain (Watershed)– West Ottawa High School


Kailey Dokter (Watershed)-Holland Christian High School


Annika Leys (Fusion)-Holland Christian High School


Abby Panse (Watershed)-West Ottawa High School


Nate VanSlooten (Fusion)-Holland Christian High School


Gerrit Wiegerink (Watershed)-Holland Christian High School


Children’s Ministry Park Play Date, Thursday, June 21, at Kollen Park from 10:00-11:30.  Popsicles provided.  A fun time for kids to play with their church friends and caregivers to come out and meet/talk with some church friends. This is not a drop your child off event…parents need to stay with their kids.  Come join the fun!

Lunch 'n Learn Beacon Tree Senior Ministry:  We are exploring putting together a 3 week Lunch 'n Learn series this summer.  We are seeking your help in identifying possible topics.  Please indicate whether any of the topics on the Proposed Topic Form are of interest to you or suggest a possible topic or two.  Please place the completed form in the offering plate or drop off at the church office.  Please contact Christine MacDonald if you have any questions.  

Vacation Bible School:  Due to construction we have made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend Vacation Bible School until 2019.  Our 2019 dates will be June 24-27.  We look forward to next summer with all our VBS kids!  

Harderwyk Ministries has partnered with The Postpartum Support Center of Holland to provide a support group called, "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. Moms Matter summer schedule: May 30 (room 21 in the lower level of the red brick building) , June 13 (picnic shelter outside by the anchor building), July 18 (room 21 in the lower level of the red brick building), August 1(picnic shelter outside by the anchor building), 6:30-7:30pm on Harderwyk's campus. We would love to see you at our next meeting! For more information visit supportmom.org

The Shelter, Harderwyk's new picnic area, is open for reservations.  Please contact Nate Dewitt at 616-928-0312 or Nate Dewitt to schedule your event.

Are you interested in Music or Tech? Zach is looking to fill a few spots on the music team and the tech crew at Watershed. The greatest need is for bass players and Powerpoint operators. If you are interested please get in touch with Zach.

Watershed Kitchen crew: we would love to add another pair of volunteers to our kitchen rotation on Sunday mornings.  Duties include prepping coffee and donuts, and helping with clean up of these hospitality items.  Please contact Dee if you'd be interested in more information or joining this fun team.  

Cadet Open Anchor:  May 16, 6:00-8:00pm During the summer Cadets will have opportunities to attend Open Anchor every 3rd Wednesday of the month May through August.  This will be a time for Cadets and families to come together and enjoy outdoor time with other Cadets, Cadet families and Cadet Leaders.  These events are open to all incoming 1 grader through outgoing 5th grader Cadet boys, their families and friends.  Each event will include an outdoor activity (indoor if weather is bad), a snack and a time to socialize.  Questions? contact Tim Diekema, 616-690-0022.

Harderwyk Community Garden plots still available! 5' x 14' plots.  Tools, water, & topsoil provided.  $20 per plot.  We are also looking for season-long volunteers to help with upkeep around the gardens: mulch, mow, weed-whack etc. Approximately a bi-weekly commitment. Contact Anthony Paola for more info about reserving a plot, or volunteering with upkeep. 


Thanks for a great year!

Community Night will resume again in September.  See you then! 


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 through May 20                    *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be                           dismissed at the appropriate time.

  • Watershed Sunday Services:  Beginning May 27 children's ministry will offering classes for kids through first grade through the summer months.  Our full Sunday school schedule will begin in September.
  • Fusion and Celebration Sunday Services:  Children's classes through 5th grade will be offered throughout the summer in the Red Brick Building.
  • 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:  May 20, 2018


This Week @ The Anchor

Tuesday, May 22                       3:00-8:00 pm           Open Anchor

Thursday, May 24                     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




 The Neighbors Plus Market is in need of the following items: shampoo, body wash/soap, laundry detergent, dish soap, and trash bags.  Donations can be placed at the Neighbors Plus cubbies in both buildings.  Thank you for your donations as we continue to serve families throughout Holland! 

Looking for a fun way to volunteer this summer? Come spend lunch time with us at both Leisure Estates Mobile Home Park and, new for this year,  Pine Creek Elementary School. We are looking for volunteers to spend time playing games, reading or just hanging out with some great kids. The dates are weekdays from June 11-August 10 during the lunch hour.  Interested in signing up or learning more?  Contact Dawn Houskamp, Kids Hope Director call 399-9190 ext. 310 

 Lunch Volunteers Needed for Great Escape Christian Day Camp:  Looking for a way to contribute?  Have 45 minutes to an hour?  We sure could use your help as a lunch volunteer at Great Escape!  Volunteers typically help prepare simple sandwiches, cut fruit, etc.  That’s it!  No serving food, no cleaning up dirty tables (our awesome camp counselors take care of that J)!  Volunteers may request as many as 3 mornings per week during the summer or simply pick a handful of dates that would work for them.  Camp runs 6/11-8/10.  Email greatescape@neigborsplus.org or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325 if you are interested. 

The Park2Park Half-Marathon & 5k Race is just a few months away, and we’d like to collect as much water as possible before the race … can you please help? Donations of water bottles can be left at the Neighbors Plus cubbies in either building.  Please contact  Jennifer Roudebush if you have any questions.  Thank you!  

Register Online – www.park2parkrace.com  or contact: traci@harderwyk.com for more information. 

 Spring is here!!  Get out those running shoes and start training today!


  • 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 $24,304
    YTD Budgeted Need  $594,730
    YTD Actual Giving $462,324
    Income - Expense -$123,203
    Operating Cash Balance $167,956



'TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME'.  Transportation and tickets are available for a Thursday afternoon ball game,  June 14 at 1;10pm,  with the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins.  Seats are between 1st and 3rd and around home plate  in the lower deck reserved section.  There will be coffee, bottled water and sweet rolls furnished at the rest area where we will stop on the way .  Your lunch and dinner on the way back home will be on your own.    This a fundraiser for the Holland/Zeeland CROP Walk.  The cost is $95.00, call Darla Smith at 616-772-6825 to reserve tickets.  Checks should be made out to TRC Holland Hunger Coalition and sent to Third Reformed Church, 111 West 13th Street, Holland, Michigan  49423.

 Join the VIS Team!  Volunteers In Service is seeking a part-time development/marketing director to join our team. Hours and days are flexible. For a detailed job description check the VIS website www.visgr.org. If you have questions please contact Bernita Tuinenga at btuinenga@visgr.org or 459-7500 ext. 15. 

The Family Research Council is accepting applications.  It  is a nonprofit, nonpartisan religious organization operating under the provision of Section 501c-3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  It was originally founded in 1983, merged with Focus on the Family from 1988-1992, then reorganized as a separate 501c-3 and incorporated as such in the District of Columbia in October 1992.  FRC is supported by voluntary donations and grants.  The bulk of its contributions are received from individuals.  Donations to FRC are tax-deductible.  The Family Research Council exists to reaffirm and promote nationally, and particularly in Washington, DC, the traditional family unit and the Judeo-Christian value system upon which it is built.  Please visit us at www.frc.org for additional information.