Harderwyk News

Hope christmas Store - Gift donations needed

Hope Christmas Store...Giving Hope, Spreading Joy and Showing His Love to Our Neighbors.

Our Christmas Store is in the 15th year serving our Neighbors Plus Community on Saturday, December 3. Every year we invite families in need to shop our own Great Room decked with more than 200 toys! Once again, you can help stock the Store by donating toys valued at $25.00. Simply choose an ornament off one of the Hope Trees around campus or visit our Amazon Wish/Idea List. Return gifts before November 30th. 

Kids Hope Mentors Needed

Mentoring only one hour a week makes a huge difference in the life of a child. At this time, we have more students than mentors. Will you please consider becoming a Kids Hope mentor? Contact Dawn Houskamp for more information or call 616-399-9190 ext. 310.


Wednesday at 4:45 pm
November 30, December 7, 14, and 21

Red Brick Building - Room 21

As we prepare for the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ it is easy to get caught up in the phrenic demands of the holiday season. Each week during Advent you are invited to gather in the Council Room for a time of corporate prayer, reflecting on God’s Word, and partaking of the Lord’s Supper.  Please contact Pastor Darwin if you have any questions.

Songs and Scriptures of Christmas

December 4, 2022 - 5:30 pm
Love to Sing Christmas Carols? This Is Your Golden Opportunity!

Join us for a simple service of 11 Christmas carols and scripture readings, followed by some milk and cookies. Stay focused on the Good News! 

Pigs in the Blanket

Pigs in the blankets will be available frozen through the holidays for $15.00 pkg (contain ½ dozen), just stop on by the church office. Each pig is approximately 1/4 pound and is gently wrapped in a French Puff Pastry. The meat is freshly ground Boston butt pork steak with egg and seasoning. No Preservatives and no fillers. They are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Proceeds supporting Harderwyk Missions.


Dialogue – discerning together how to live as faithful Christ-followers

Living in community involves praying together, learning together, engaging challenging topics together, sharing stories, and discern together how to live as faithful Christ-followers.

On Wednesday evenings following the community night dinner, you are invited to gather in the Music Room to pray, discuss challenging topics, and share stories together. Darwin Glassford, Harderwyk’s Executive Pastor, will host a discussion using Paul Tripp’s “Do You Believe?”.

November 30: Chapter 2 - God in Everyday Life

December 7: Chapter 3 - The Doctrine of the Holiness of God

December 14: GEMS Christmas Event

Women's Bible study - a New 9 Week study

Wednesdays beginning on December 7

6:00-7:30 pm

Room 21

Jen Wilkin's 1 Peter - A Living Hope In Christ  (9 week study)

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.

Womens Ministry - December events

Bunco Game Night

Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm

Room 21

Join us for a FUN and easy dice game that anyone can play. Mark your calendars and bring some friends. More details coming. Sign up to let us know you are coming. 

PIckleBall at the Anchor

Mondays from 1 to 3 pm

Join us for indoor pickleball at the Anchor. All playing levels are encouraged to come! If you don't know how to play, we are looking forward to teaching the sport to those that need instruction.  See you there!

Men's pick up basketball

Wednesdays at 8 pm

January 4 - March 22, 2023
Anchor Gym

Start gathering your friends and plan to join us for 2023 pick up a basketball games in the Anchor gym this winter. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome. 

2023 Giving Envelopes

If you requested a booklet of 2023 Giving Envelopes, they are now available near the entrances of all worship spaces. Contact Kendra if you are having trouble finding your booklet. 

Anchor Basketball

Open Gym for High School Boys on Monday, November 28 from 4:30 to 6 pm

Neighbors Plus Is Hiring a part time teacher assistant

Neighbors Plus is currently hiring a part-time teacher assistant to help in all facets of the Alternative Suspension Program (ASP) for middle school students, including one-on-one and small group tutoring, developing behavior plans, and coordinating community service and career exploration outings. For more information, please visit our www.neighborsplus.org -  Middle School Ministries Program Coordinator.  

Neighbors plus Volunteer Van Driver Needed

We are also looking for volunteer drivers to pick up our elementary students at Lakeshore Elementary (3765 168th Ave.) and bring them back to the Anchor. Drivers will use a church van and will need (or be willing to obtain) a chauffer's license (cost can be reimbursed). Time is approximately 3:10 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., with a commitment of 2-3 times per month. Contact Jennifer (616-399-9190 x303) if you can help us serve the children and families in our community. 

Aldea Coffee

December 18

Representatives from Aldea Coffee will be visiting Harderwyk on Sunday, December 18 with several coffee roasts to purchase for holiday gatherings or gifts. Aldea is part of a 13 year relationship of Harderwyk supporting the farmers in La Union Honduras.

Christmas Cookie Decorating FAMILY EVENT

Wednesday, December 21 from 6 to 7:30 pm
Great Room

Join us in the Great Room for fun, fellowship, a family movie, and cookie decorating. All are invited! 

Community Night

November 30 Menu: Peppino's Pizza and Salad Bar
Buffet Dinner is served from 5:15 to 6 pm. Stay for Discovery Kids, GEMS, Cadets, Undertow, Grief Share, and Women's Bible Study from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Don't forget to fill out the waivers if your children are staying for activities.

If you would like to volunteer in the kitchen with prep, serving or clean up, please contact Kelvin DeKraker for more information or to be added to the schedule.

Requested Announcements

Advent: Our Great Hope

Check out the kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. We know God always loves us and is kind to us and that he sent his Son, Jesus, to save us from our sins and give us eternal life. This is our great hope! Listen now at kidscorner.net and check out all the new content.

Groundwork: The Magi
A Reminder that Jesus Came for All Nations - The Magi may not be present at Christ’s birth like most nativity sets would suggest, but the inclusion of the Magi in the gospel of Matthew is strategic and intentional. Join Groundwork as we study Matthew 2:1-12 to hear the gospel writer’s message and prepare our hearts to once again celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Share the Light of Advent
As we begin the Advent season, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of the world. Will you share God’s light of hope with those who live in poverty by adding an item from World Renew’s Gift Catalog to your Christmas list? Give at worldrenew.net/gifts or call 800-552-7972.