Harderwyk News

anchor  basketball

The Anchor Basketball team, after a delayed start, is underway.  Come show your support and watch our team at one of our home games on Thursday, February 25 or Thursday, March 4 at 5:00 pm at the Anchor building.

Women's  bible  study

Wednesday, March 3

6:00-7:30pm

RBB Council Room

Book: Rahab: Don't Judge Me; God says I'm Qualified

We will meet in person, appropriately socially distanced.  Childcare will be available, please RSVP if you will need to use it so we can plan.  More information available by following this LINK.  Sign up HERE if you want to attend, so we can order the correct number of books.

monday  morning  men:  breakfast  &  study

Monday, March 8 & 22

7:00 am

Russ' Northside  

We will look back to the daily readings of Mockingbird Devotional. It's a great time together.  Open to anyone.  Facilitated by Pastor Bill.  Meets the 2nd & 4th Monday each month.

Treats  for  Teachers  at  lakeshore  elementary

We would love to show our appreciation for the teachers and staff at our Kids Hope partnering school at Lakeshore. We are looking for individual, prepackaged goodies, such as granola and energy bars, bags of popcorn, chocolates, beverages, cookies, etc. Donations may be placed in the Neighbors Plus bins throughout campus, or in the main church office entryway by Sunday, March 14. Thank you for making the teachers feel appreciated during this difficult year.

neighbors  plus  market

Throughout covid, the Neighbors Plus Market has continued serving the needs of those in our community and our stock is getting low. We would greatly appreciate donations of the following items: laundry detergent, toilet paper, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, and pasta sauce. Donations may be left in the entryway of either building. Thank you so much for your help as we continue serving others.

women's  kickboxing  class

This class is for women and is FREE!

Thursday evenings - 7:00-8:00pm

Grab your yoga mat and a friend and join Carrie Postma for a kickboxing class that is for all activity levels. This class traditionally meets each week in the Great Room of the red brick building. There is always room for more. Come check it out! For more details about classes, check out our Facebook page at Harderwyk Cardio Kickboxing.

great escape day camp hiring for summer 2021

Great Escape Day Camp is now accepting applications for Camp Counselors and Assistant Camp Counselors, for summer 2021! Great Escape is located on the Harderwyk Ministries Campus, in Holland. Camp staff plan and lead activities for elementary and middle school age campers. Candidates should be outgoing and have experience mentoring or leading children. M-F daytime shifts only, no nights or weekends! This is an excellent opportunity for college or high school students interested in pursuing careers working with children or youth. Job descriptions and applications may be found at www.neighborsplus.org. Click on the Community Programs Icon and follow the links for Great Escape. Questions?: Email us at greatescape@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325.

paper  gator

Did you know that our church participates in a paper-recycling program called PaperGator? Recycle all of your newspapers, catalogs/magazines, junk mail, phone books, office/school paper, and hard and soft cover books and earn funds for our Long Term Mission Support fund. Drop offs can be made anytime right here in our PaperGator bin in front of Lakeshore Little Peoples Place.  By recycling paper, not only do you save the environment and reduce waste in landfills, but our church earns money for every pound of paper you help us collect.  Thank you for your continued support of this important fundraising effort. 

  • Please do not include plastic, metal, trash, glass, cardboard, or paperboard (grocery item boxes).

Gateway Center Donations

Did you know that the excess items in your house can not only be a tool to bring life change to individuals at Holland Rescue Mission, but also provide for us at Harderwyk Ministries? Because we are a Corners of Your Field partner with Holland Rescue Mission, every time you donate your gently used items to the Gateway Center, 5% of the value to your items comes back to us at Harderwyk to be used to help those within our own church family or Neighbors Plus families. The Gateway Center is open Monday through Saturday 9am to 8pm. When you drop your items off, make sure you let those helping you know you are from Harderwyk Church and Holland Rescue takes care of the rest. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Terpstra at Holland Rescue (616 928-3416).

Great Escape Day Camp is Now Hiring for Summer 2021!

Great Escape Day Camp is now accepting applications for Camp Counselors and Assistant Camp Counselors, for summer 2021! Great Escape is located on the Harderwyk Ministries Campus, in Holland. Camp staff plan and lead activities for elementary and middle school age campers. Candidates should be outgoing and have experience mentoring or leading children. M-F daytime shifts only, no nights or weekends! This is an excellent opportunity for college or high school students interested in pursuing careers working with children or youth. Job descriptions and applications may be found at www.neighborsplus.org. Click on the Community Programs Icon and follow the links for Great Escape. Questions?: Email us at greatescape@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325.

Requested Announcements

GROUNDWORK: A NEW FAMILY - In his second word from the cross Jesus shows deep compassion for his mother. Join our Groundwork conversation on John 19:23-27 to discover what Jesus’ great concern for his family shows us about his humanity and uncover the profound theological implications that arise from this earthly concern. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.


GIVE WITH A WILLING HEART - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. As a kid, you don’t have a job that pays you loads of cash. So, how can you give? Once you begin looking for ways to give, you will find many opportunities! Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for all the new content.


Lent Creation Care Challenge - This Lent, we’re inviting you to join us in a journey of Creation Care. We want to live out our faith by investing in the flourishing of God’s creation. Each week, we’ll share practical challenges and Scriptural reflections on how we can be faithful stewards during this season of worship. Get the full details here: justice.crcna.org/lent-2021


Focus on the Cross - Lenten Devotions - Lent is a season to focus on the hope of Jesus Christ. Receive a free Today devotional email series to help you refresh, refocus, and renew your faith during Lent. Or download the ebook! Subscribe at todaydevotional.com/lent.


FAMILY FIRE - FAMILY FIRE is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.


World Renew:  Join Us for DRS Sunday 2021 - Next week, consider joining our church to give a gift to the work of World Renew in responding to disasters like Hurricane Harvey. Thanks to World Renew, communities impacted by such storms have the support required to respond to needs after the storm, create a plan of repair, and rebuild together. When we give to this work, we remind beloved children of God that they never walk alone.