Harderwyk News


all Harderwyk campus activities cancelled

through April 13

March 29



Quarantine: If you are self Isolating, we can help!  How can we pray for you, how can we best support you or encourage you? Please let us know of ANY specific needs you have by following this LINK and completing the "card".  Someone will be in contact very soon!   If you have a pastoral emergency, please call 616-239-6340

The Easter Ham Sale has been cancelled due to delivery restrictions implemented by the vendor. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we understand. 

Preparing for Easter - Dwelling In The Word Daily Bible Study: The Harderwyk Ministries staff invites you to read through the Gospel of John with us during these unstable times as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. You can follow this LINK to download a reading plan in the form of a bookmark and watch a video on the S.O.A.P.S. (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer, and Share) method for reading and applying Scripture to life. Thank you for joining us on this journey through John’s Gospel in preparation for Easter.

Council Nominations: Nominations are currently being sought for 5 open positions on the Harderwyk Council starting in June: Deacon for Social Justice, Secretary, Fusion Elder, Celebration Elder and Council Chair. This is typically a 3 year commitment to serve. If there is someone you would like to nominate for any of these roles, please email the Harderwyk Administrator, Norlyn Compaan, ncompaan@harderwyk.com . A document outlining complete council responsibilities and specific elder / deacon roles are available in the Administrators office or by emailing Norlyn as well. 

Neighbors PlusThis is an unprecedented time, and we want to do all we can to continue supporting the families we walk alongside in our Neighbors Plus ministries. While it may seem a bit overwhelming at times, we are not without hope, and we delight in knowing He will continue to provide as we care for those in our community.  In order to help families that may need it, we are asking for gift card donations to local grocery stores,  Visa & MasterCard gift cards are also welcome, in case certain grocery stores are limited in their supply*.

  • If you would rather not visit stores at this time, you may drop off cash (designated for Neighbors Plus gift cards) and we are happy to go purchase gift cards.

Gift cards or cash may be dropped off in the drop box located just outside the East entrance of Harderwyk – peek behind the brick pillar before you enter the glass doors to find it.   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jennifer Roudebush at jennifer@harderwyk.com.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus.


For the next few weeks, Harderwyk Student Ministries will be functioning exclusively in the digital world. We'll be primarily utilizing Instagram, Facebook, and emails to keep everyone connect and to keep this ministry train rollin'! Here's a simple calendar of what to look for from us:

  • "Motivational Mondays"
  • "Trivia Tuesdays"
  • "Worship Wednesdays"
  • "Thoughtful Thursdays"
  • "Fun Fact Fridays"

We'll be reaching out using these themes to continue to minister to our students, through videos, scripture, challenges, prizes, and a whole lot more.  Follow the links above to find us!

Community Garden Coordinator: The Harderwyk Community Gardens are in need of someone to provide a small amount of leadership and oversight. This person will assign plots, collect annual fees, and coordinate a couple of scheduled work days for cleanup, rototilling and maintenance. All equipment is provided. Please contact Norlyn Compaan, Administrator at 399-9190 Ext. 306 or ncompaan@harderwyk.com if you can help out. 

Meal Ministry: Watershed would love to have a list of people who are willing to bring meals to those in need from the Watershed community. Please email Trina Moomey at smoomey@chartermi.net if you are able to serve in this manner! 

Cadet Camporee: The 2020 Cadet International Camporee will take place July 22-29 near Rudyard in the Upper Peninsula. Cadets born in 2009 or earlier along with former Cadets who are in the 6th-8th grade are eligible to attend. See www.calvinistcadets.org for registration information and the promotional video. Contact Chris Essenburg for further information about Camporee certification.

Now Hiring:  Great Escape Day Camp! Interested?  Head to www.neighborsplus.org! Click on the Community Programs Icon and follow the links for Great Escape. Questions?  Email us at greatescape@neighborsplus.org or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325. 


April 5, Sunday - CANCELLED

Women's Ministry: Let's Grow Together as Women in the Word!  

2:00 pm

Room 20 - lower level of red brick building

In-depth Bible study starts with our own individual study. We need time with God studying His Word. Learn some tools to dig into personal Bible study, find ways to read the Bible and come away with doctrinal truths and real life applications.  

April 15, Wednesday

Honduras Sub Sale Pick Up

Rescheduled (originally March 25)

4:30-6:30 pm

Details to follow as they become available.


April 25, Saturday

Mom2Mom Sale

9:30 am-1:30 pm

Everyone Welcome! Children's clothing up to size 14, toys and baby items. $1 entry fee at the door. Strollers Welcome. Kids are FREE!  All proceeds benefit Harderwyk Missions and Breakfast with Baby.  For information on being part of the sale, go to the website Sign Up page.  

May 17, Sunday

Discovery Membership Class


If you are interested in learning more about Harderwyk or becoming a member of Harderwyk, we invite you to join us. Please contact Dee or visit our website/ signup to sign up. 

Requested Announcements

From Faith Formation Ministries

Lent At-home Faith Formation Tip - As Holy Week nears, create a worship space—a table or corner of a room where you can be intentional about spending time with God this week. For now, decorate it with purple or black cloth, a cross, and other symbols. Then on Easter morning, decorate this space with flowers, butterflies, white and gold cloth, etc. Talk with kids about what these symbols mean. This space can continue as a worship area even after Easter is finished. (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)

A Lenten Devotional Series from Today - 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. 

The King’s Choraliers’ Spring Concert – March 29, 7:30 PM at Ridgewood CRC in Jenison. We are saddened to announce that this concert has been CANCELLED, as well as their spring tour to Canada. We encourage each of you to “Sing to God with Gladness” in your hearts, at all times, and in all places!

Crop Hunger Walk: Ending Hunger One Step At A Time, Saturday, April 25 at Holland Christian High School.  Registreation takes place from 8:00-9:00 am OR Sunday, April 26 at Beechwood Reformed Church.  Registration is from 1:30-2:30 pm.  Please bring food items for local partners.   crophungerwalk.org/hollandmi