Harderwyk News

July 5, 2020


The church office and library are now open with limited hours. Doors will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:00 pm.  Use of masks are encouraged when entering the building.  Please sanitize hands at station in library prior to use of the library area.  

NEEDED - Sanitization Volunteers: As we prepare to open services across campus on July 19, Harderwyk is seeking 6-8 volunteers per service, to spend 10-15 minutes after the services assisting the Facilities Team with sanitizing seating and other high contact areas prior to the next service. This will be a critical step to keep our campus safe for all, and your help is needed to complete this step in a timely manner. If you can assist in this way, please contact the Church Office at 616-399-9190, or email Dee – dee@harderwyk.com or Norlyn – ncompaan@harderwyk.com

We got the all clear and are excited for our 16th Annual Student Ministries Summer Service Week – July 26-31. We invite you to partner with us by donating various items (see detailed list), and/or volunteering (watch for those specific opportunities coming soon).  

Summer of Psalms Daily Reading Calendar:  In our sermon series we are studying the book of Psalms. To go along with this series we want to invite you to read a Psalm a day with us, making these prayers, poems, and songs of the Psalms a part of your daily lives and worship.  You can find the daily reading calendar here that began our readings on June 1 and corresponds to the Psalms we will be focused on each Sunday.  We hope this series and these readings will be an encouragement to you and deepen your relationship with the LORD.  

Summertime Ministry Offerings: Our Pastors and staff have been working hard to navigate and facilitate opportunity for safe gatherings among our people. We invite you to browse the many offerings that will be available during the summer for you to learn, study, pray and connect!  Current Ministry Offering List.  Please check back occasionally for updates or changes that may be made to offerings. Updated 6/24/20


Memorial Service and Funerals in time of social distancing: As we navigate changing directives and circumstances related to COVID-19, we've investigated developing options and guidelines related to funerals and memorial services. Information and brochure available HERE. Be assured your Pastoral Staff will continue to reach out and find ways to navigate whatever your family, neighbors or our community may face.

neighbors  plus

uPDATED  07/02/2020

Great Escape Summer Day Camp is open and we’d love your help! We are looking for donations of spray disinfectant (such as Lysol), Clorox wipes, Kleenex, and hand sanitizer. Donations can be dropped off outside the east office entrance doors at the red brick building - look for the plastic tub marked ‘Neighbors Plus Donations.‘ Thank you for helping us prepare for summer!

Contact jennifer@harderwyk.com with any questions.

Neighbors Plus is searching for a new Treasurer to sit on our Board of Directors (sadly, our current Treasurer must step down due to increased responsibilities at home and work). This person will oversee and report on the financial position of Neighbors Plus - giving input in the development of yearly goals and budget, monitoring financial statements and financial needs, providing vision for Neighbors Plus future financial needs, developing appropriate financial policies and practices, and assuring the organization’s financial stability. To learn more about Neighbors Plus and this position, please contact Jennifer Roudebush, Executive Director, at jennifer@harderwyk.com.

Requested Announcements

GROUNDWORK: CHOOSING HOPE IN SUFFERING - When we have every right to lament and despair, what is the source for our continued hope? Join Groundwork as we listen to Job’s laments in chapters 13-21 and find out what he declares is the source of his continued hope at a time when it seems all hope is lost. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Wilderness Club - Check out our children’s programs at www.kidscorner.net. In this week’s episode, “Wilderness Club,” on a camping trip, Liz and the gang must learn to work together to survive in the wilderness and to rescue a friend! Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for future episodes. Download the KC Sketchbook and draw and color all your favorite Kids Corner characters. https://kidscorner.net/activities