MONTH AT A GLANCE
September 18th, Friday
10am-11am--Please note the new time!
Huizenga Park - 350 Royal Park Dr, Zeeland, MI 49464
Please RSVP for this playgroup: contact April Kiekintveld if you'll be attending!
In Person Services
September 20, Sunday
Daniel Series: God Is Here Too
- Celebration 9:00 am
- Watershed 9:45 am
- Fusion 10:30 am
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to worship at Celebration, Fusion and Watershed this weekend! We ask that you please take a moment to review our COVID-19 protocols before attending so you know what to expect when arriving. You are encouraged to wear a mask, and make responsible and appropriate decisions about attendance according to your individual comfort and circumstance. If you choose to continue to worship from home for now, all of our services will be available by Livestream on our website.
Women’s Prayer Group
September 21, Monday
Council Room/rm. 21
Beginning Monday, September 21, join us on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month (Through December) for a time of conversation and prayer, centered around Jim Cymbala’s Life Changing Prayer video/book study. A light brunch will be provided. Contact Pastor Mary to sign up. Cost is $8 for the study guide.
Harderwyk Book Club
September 21, Monday
4pm, RBB Library
We are reading and will discuss the book "Clock Dance" by Anne Taylor.
Grief Share Support Group
October 6, Tuesday
This 13-week class will provide you with testimonies, encouragement, and tools to equip you as you journey through grief. The Biblically-based videos, workbook, and small group discussion are guided by professionals and also those who have personally gone through a season of grieving the loss of someone they loved. A light supper will be provided. Cost is $13.00, and we will meet in the Council Room. Contact Pastor Mary for more information and/or to sign up. Watch Promo Video here.
7pm, Great Room
This class is FREE! Grab your yoga mat and a friend and join Carrie Postma for a kickboxing class that is for all activity levels. Come check it out! For more details about classes, check out our Facebook page at Harderwyk Cardio Kickboxing.
Anchor Custodial Position Opening: Harderwyk has an immediate cleaning position opening at our Anchor Youth Center. This is a 12-15 hour per week cleaning position with quite flexible hours, and salary is commensurate with experience. Please contact Norlyn Compaan, Harderwyk Administrator at email@example.com for full job description or to apply. Job descriptions are also available for pickup in the church office.
Children's Ministry Programming: We are excited to announce that we are planning to begin Sunday Children's Ministry programming in October. We will be offering nursery, preschool and children's classes through 3rd grade. If you have a 4th or 5th grader, they are invited to serve as a Jr. volunteer in our younger kids classes. We ask those who are planning to attend Sunday school to sign up here; if you have a child interested in the Jr. volunteer position - sign up also. We will be holding smaller classes and working to social distance as much as possible and we will use the sign up forms as a tool to plan accordingly. Masks are encouraged.
If you are uncomfortable with your kids attending Sunday School Classes, we invite you to our Sunday service with your children to worship as a family. There will be activity bags available each Sunday for your kids and when the service is over your kids may take the bags home with them. We encourage you to bring them back each week, if you forget - we will have one available for your kids when you get there! These bags will be available each Sunday. We are looking forward to seeing you here!
Cadets: Last year our Cadets worked really hard on badges, projects and learning to be more Christ like in all areas of life. Unfortunately, our year had to be cut short and did not allow us to finish out with a pinewood derby race, project pick up, cadet store and plaque acknowledgement.
As we work through some of the changes that will be made for 2020/2021 year, we want to make sure that last year’s accomplishments are acknowledged by having a time for cadets to use their points and pick up any of their projects that they were not able to take home yet. So, on Sunday, September 27 we will be hosting an open house in the van garage (behind the Anchor building) from 10:00am – 12:00 for these activities.
In the next couple of weeks, we will have more information about this year’s activities. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.
Harderwyk Cadets Head Leader
GEMS & GEMS parents: We had a lot of fun building our derby cars, but unfortunately we won't have an opportunity to race them in 2020. GEMS derby cars will be available for pick-up Sunday, Sept. 27th from 10am to 12:30pm at the pavilion (rain date is October 4th). If you have a derby car at home with GEMS weights, please return the weights! We will need them for future races (hopefully in 2021)!
Meanwhile, GEMS leadership is working with Cadets leadership to provide learning opportunities throughout this year, and we will keep you posted regarding any changes to the program. Thank you!
Aldea Coffee: Fall has arrived, and so has coffee season! A fresh shipment of whole bean Aldea Coffee is available on the display stands in the main hallway of Red Brick, and the south entrance area of the Anchor. Please consider helping the farmers of La Union Honduras who have been deeply impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
Secondhand Market & Cookie Sale: This year’s craft sale is on hold. In its place we will have a social distanced sale of donated new & gently used items and cookie sale. This fundraiser is so important to our Missions and Neighbors Plus Programs. Here’s how you can help:
- Donate all of your gently used home and holiday items. (No clothing please)
- If you are a crafter, consider making something new and donating it to our sale.
- If you are a baker, make up some deliciousness and donate to our cookie sale.
- SHOP...SHOP...SHOP! Put this date on your calendar and plan to come and shop!
We will begin accepting secondhand market donations starting September 28. We thank you for your support of these ministries.
A Conversation on Preaching with four of the Harderwyk Pastors
In August 2020, CEP Director Scott Hoezee held a conversation with four members of a preaching team in Holland, Michigan, on the challenges of preaching during this time of quarantine and pandemic. They address the challenges, the surprises, the disappointments, and the strategies being used by pastors everywhere to meet this challenging ministry moment. You are invited to listen in on the conversation!
Check out the conversation at https://cep.calvinseminary.edu/covid-19/