Our 17th annual Summer Service Week was a huge success once again. We gratefully thank all of you for your tremendous support…whether financially, volunteering, donating items, baking goodies, and faithfully keeping us all covered in prayer. Our church community and the greater Holland/Zeeland Community were blessed in countless ways, as we joyfully served in the name of Christ. A more detailed update will be coming soon, but for now…let’s pause and give God the glory for the great things He has done through our students, families, leaders, non-profit organizations, and local businesses! Amen!
This might be hard to read, but school is just around the corner … and that means Neighbors Plus is planning their annual Back-to-School scavenger hunt! There are two back-to-school events planned for this summer: August 18 for our Kids Hope & After School Recess (ASR) students, and August 26 for the students we reach at Meet Up & Eat Up (Leisure Estates & Pine Creek). Needed items include: backpacks, 24-count crayons, glue sticks, scissors, Kleenex, highlighters, disinfectant wipes, 8-count markers, #2 pencils, dry-erase markers, socks (various sizes), and colored pencils.
Please drop off your donations at the Neighbors Plus cubbies, located in both the Red Brick Building and the Anchor by August 13. Thank you so much for your donations and helping so many kids as they prepare for the upcoming school year!
Saturday, August 27
1:00 to 5:00 pm
Northland Lanes (308 N River Ave)
Join us for this family fun event. All money raised at this event goes towards the Zerba Family Adoption Fund.
Wednesday, August 11
Save the date for a fun outdoor family movie night on the Anchor Lawn. Bring something to sit on and your own drinks. Popcorn provided. More details coming next week!
Subscribe to the new Fear & Trembling podcast of Harderwyk Ministries, where pastors and guests gather around the microphone following the Apostle Paul's wisdom to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
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We love having families back on Sunday morning. We want to be able to continue to provide a nursery at Fusion but need more volunteers. If you have a week or two to volunteer, please talk with April Kiekintveld (firstname.lastname@example.org) about being added to a schedule.
Monday, August 9 & 23
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.
4pm or later
Harderwyk Parking Lot and Pavilion
We had so much fun in June, we want to do this again in July and August! Fire up the RV, hookup your camper or throw a tent in your car and join us for a campout at Harderwyk Ministries. We will set-up near the pavilion and enjoy each other’s company throughout the evening around the campfire eating dinner, snacking on s’mores and telling stories. Don’t like camping, join us Saturday evening around the fire after 7pm for S’mores and storytelling.
RBB Great Room
This class is for women and is FREE! Grab your yoga mat and a friend and join Carrie Postma for a kickboxing class that is for all activity levels. There is always room for more. Come check it out! For more details about classes, check out our Facebook page at Harderwyk Cardio Kickboxing.
DISCOVER GOD’S WISDOM - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. What do you think of when you hear the word “wise"? Maybe you think of a grandparent, a teacher, or even an owl. Did you know that the wisest people are the ones that come to God with questions? Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for all the new content.
GOD ALWAYS CARES AND NEVER LEAVES - What’s one thing we can be sure of in life? That it will change. Whether change is expected or not, it can still be unsettling. Join Groundwork as we study James 1:16-17, Malachi 3:6, Lamentations 3:22-23, Mark 4:35-41, and Jeremiah 29:11 to remind us of God’s constant nature for encouragement in the midst of life’s inevitable changes. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.
GENEVA Camp & Retreat Center on the shores of Lake Michigan in Holland is looking to hire part-time year round housekeepers (15 – 20 hours per week)! If you or someone you know are interested in joining our team, more information can be found at www.campgeneva.org/join-our-team/year-round-staff/ or by contacting our offices at (616) 399-3150.
Travel with Calvin University - Join Calvin University experts on unique trips designed to give an up-close look at these destinations: Hawaii with Volcanoes National Park (February 2022), the geology and culture of the Netherlands “off the beaten path” (April 2022), a Danube River cruise (May 2022), and Montreal + Quebec City (May 2022). See calvin.edu/go/travel for details.
ATTENTION ALL SPORTSMEN: The Calvinist Cadet Corps is hosting the seventh annual Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit the Cadet ministry. The event will be held on Saturday, August 21 at the Blendon Pines Gun Club in Zeeland, Michigan. For more information, call the Corps office at 616-241-5616 ext 4, or check out the Cadet website under the “events” tab. Everyone is welcome! Registration forms are available from our website: www.calvinistcadets.org. Lunch will be served at 11:30am. Join us for a fun filled day! If you can’t make it out for the event but still want to be involved, we are looking for people willing to sponsor stations or make a pledge for a participating shooter. For more information on these giving opportunities, contact Kim at the Corps office at the number listed above.
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