Harderwyk News

Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. A time set aside each year to honor and give thanks to our pastors who give, care, and serve us and our communities in remarkable ways. During the month of October, we are inviting you to write a personal note of encouragement and appreciation to the pastors of Harderwyk Ministries. Here are a few ways you can express your gratitude:

  • Postcards and Children's Coloring Sheets are available to be picked up from the church office and at all worship services on Sunday morning.
  • Text the word Thanks to 616-202-1210 to fill out a form on our website that will be forwarded to the pastor whom you choose to send a message.
  • Fill out the Pastor Appreciation Form on our website or the mobile app to send a message of appreciation to any of the pastors.
  • Create your own or purchase a card to deliver to the pastors.

There are several ways to deliver your message to any of the pastors:

  • Hand Deliver to them on Sunday morning following worship.
  • Drop-in any offering plate or offering box.
  • Drop off at the church office.
  • Mail through USPS

Thank you for showering all our pastors with love, understanding, and support every day of the year.

Also, please join us on Sunday morning for a special time of refreshments surrounding Sunday morning worship in celebration of Pastors Darwin, Bill, JB, Aaron, Nate, and Sarah.

Home and Holiday Items Needed

We are now accepting gently used home and holiday items to sell at the 2021 Craft Sale. All proceeds from the sale of these items support Short-Term Mission Trips.  It's a perfect weekend to declutter and drop off items at church next week.  Call the church office when you are ready to drop off your items so we can meet you over at the barn.

Mission Trip -- Dominican Republic

The Great Commission Jesus gives is…”go and make disciples of all nations…”.  We are excited to be recruiting for a Dominican Republic Mission Trip, February 5-12, 2022.  This trip will be a building project at batey Mojarra, working on a classroom addition to the school in a community where Mika’s Lunch is involved with feeding kids.  If you’re interested in exploring this mission journey, please contact Dee Stahl (616-928-0309) for more information.  You must have a current passport that will be valid 6 months after trip date to participate.  Applications with deposit are required to hold a spot on the team and are due by Thursday, November 4. Limited spaces available.

Hope Christmas Store

Our Annual Hope Christmas Store

Giving Hope, Spreading Joy and Showing His Love to Others

Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ Harderwyk Ministries

You Can Help Stock the Christmas Store Now

Purchase a toy on-line from our Amazon wish list. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/34OZWLDLLDPWE

Donations may be shipped directly to Harderwyk (1627 W. Lakewood Blvd. Holland, MI 49424).

Surviving the HOlidays: A Grief Share Event

The holidays can feel unbearable after a heart-rending loss.  Join us on Sunday, November 21, at 12:30 p.m. as we gather for a light lunch in the Red Brick Building Great Room.  This will be followed by a 40-minute video, and a time of commentary/discussion.  Each participant will receive a Surviving the Holidays Survival Guidewhich addresses questions like:

  • What do I do with my Holiday emotions?
  • How will I make it through that Holiday event

We all need each other as we face these holiday moments filled with tender memories and emotions.  As we hear from others, let us walk this journey together…providing you with the tools and encouraging support to help guide you through.  RSVP to Pastor Mary Dewitt, 616-566-3718.  Cost is $5 (guidebook).  

monday  morning  men:  breakfast  &  study

Monday, October 25
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.

Women's Prayer Group

October 27

4:00-5:15 pm

RBB Room 20

All women are invited to join us as we gather, using a prayer study guide, and spending time in prayer, for our church, our families, our community, for our world.  Please join us!!   Contact Pastor Mary, 616-566-3718, for more information.  

Do You Enjoy Baking? NEighbors Plus Needs Your Help!

To help Neighbors Plus raise funds in the cookie room during the Harderwyk Craft Sale on November 13, we are looking for bakers! We've had some incredible help in the past with your donations of cookies and bars, and we would love to have your help again this year.

If you are interested in baking 3-4 dozen goodies, please email Jennifer Roudebush.
THANK YOU for helping us as we serve those in our community. 

Seeking vendors and Crafters

We still have room for crafters! Ask your friends and neighbors if they want to sell their handmade items in our 2021 Craft Sale. Do you have a favorite direct sales company or vendor? Share with them that they should set up a space at our sale. Contact Christine for a crafter application or with any questions.

Today Devotional

The November/December 2021 Today Devotion Booklet is available near the entrances of all worship spaces. 

Fusion Volunteers Needed

Serving at the Children's Ministry Check-In Kiosk is a wonderful opportunity to greet our families as they are entering worship. A volunteer shift doesn't take a lot of time on Sunday morning, just arrive a few minutes early, and the kiosk is very user friendly. Contact April Kiekintveld if you'd like to be added to a schedule to serve once a month or on specific dates you have available. 

women's  kickboxing  class


7:00-8:00 pm

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.

wednesday community night

Dinner is served in the Great Room from 5:15 to 6:00 pm

Classes and Activities from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Join us for Pizza in the Great Room and stay for GEMS (Elementary Girls), Cadets (Elementary Boys), UNDERTOW (Middle School), or  Women's Bible Study

We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help in the kitchen, if you have a few nights to spare to help serve or clean up dinner, it would be much appreciated. Talk with Kelvin or Christine to be added to the schedule. 

Requested Announcements

Reformation Day 2021
Sunday, October 31 from 6 to 7:30 pm
14th Street CRC

Dr. Jim Skillen will present 'Creation Care in a Time of Deep Foreboding' followed by a time for questions and discussion.  Dr. Skillen is a Calvin University geology professor and the author of "God's Sabbath with Creation" and "The Good of Politics". 

Volunteers for the Meals on Wheels Program Needed
The Meals on Wheels program delivers Holland area routes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and you can choose the days you are available to drive. If you would like additional outreach materials, have questions or would like to apply to be a volunteer, please contact Jessica Shagonaby, Volunteer Coordinator, at jessica@agewellservice.org or (231) 559-0476.

Groundwork: Your Questions about Discipleship, the Holy Spirit, and Death

We all ask questions to help us better understand the Bible and live as disciples of Jesus Christ. Join Groundwork as we study 1 Samuel 3, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 19:1-7, 1 Corinthians 12:27-31, Philippians 1:20-26, and Luke 23:39-43 to answer some of the questions listeners like you have asked Groundwork this year. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Kids' Corner: The ACTS Prayer
Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. There are lots of different ways to pray. One of them is called an ACTS Prayer. Each letter stands for a different section of the prayer. Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for all the new content.