Harderwyk News

Grief Share

Wednesdays February 16 – May 11, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 pm
RBB Music Room

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. We invite you to join GriefShare, a friendly caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. In this 12 -week class, we listen to others (video experts and testimonies); we listen to each other (sharing in small groups about how we can GROW forward); and we listen to God (guided by scriptures/workbook). Let us walk together through grief toward healing and hope for the future.

Optional:  A light supper (at no additional cost) will be provided at 5:30 pm in the Great Room.      
Cost $15 (workbook).  Contact Pastor Mary to pre-register or complete the sign up form.

Feed My Starving children - save the date!

Our 4th Annual Feed My Starving Children Lakeshore Mobile Pack Event is coming up March 11-12. Harderwyk, along with our partnering churches, The Foundry, Community Reformed, and Holland Heights, will join forces as together we seek to provide for and pack 101,088 meals, which will then be distributed to impoverished children around the world. To accomplish this feat, Harderwyk herself needs to raise $5,000. We invite you to join in this endeavor, either by way of volunteering or through financial and/or prayer support. 

Financial Support Opportunities: 

  • The little churches, located in both buildings, will joyfully accept your cash or check donation. For check donations, please make the check out to Harderwyk Ministries and include FMSC 2203-170SC in the memo line
  • Donate online by visiting https://give.fmsc.org/harderwyk.  

Volunteer Sign Ups begin January 23 for the following shifts:

  • Friday Set Up Shift
  • Friday Evening Packing Shift
  • Saturday Morning Packing Shift
  • Saturday Afternoon Packing Shift
  • Saturday Tear Down Shift

For more information, contact Pastor Mary, Dee, or Christine

Neighbors Plus is Hiring

We are looking for a childcare worker to assist with childcare needs during our ESL classes. Hours are Tuesday & Thursday, 5:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Classes are held at Harbor Lights Middle School and we follow the West Ottawa calendar. For more information, please contact Jennifer Roudebush

Anchor Basketball Game

Come out and support the Anchor Basketball team on January 20 at 5:00 pm.

Book Club

Monday, January 17
4:00 pm

Harderwyk Library

We will discuss "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. We will look at some of these
discussion questions during our time together.

Third Sunday Potlucks

Sunday, January 16

11:15 am to 1:00 pm


Join us for a potluck in Anchor following Watershed worship every third Sunday of the month. Bring a dish to share and we will take care of the rest. 

Lunch Time Potluck & Bingo

Tuesday, February 15 at 11:30am

RBB Great Room

All ages are welcome to enjoy a lunch time potluck and a few rounds of BINGO with friends and prizes. Bring your favorite dish to share. 

Neighbors plus Market

The Neighbors Plus Market is open year-round to help those that may need a few extra grocery and household items. We are in need of:

  • pasta sauce
  • pasta boxed dinners
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • shampoo
  • body wash

Donations may be left in the Neighbors Plus cubbies at both buildings. Thank you for helping us serve those in our community!

scandalous grace

parables discussion group


6:00 - 7:30 pm

RBB Room 20

Each week in Sunday worship, we will consider a different parable. On Wednesday Nights during Community Night we will gather for some open discussion on the parable from Sunday. This will be a chance for us to join Pastor JB and ask additional questions and dig deeper into the context but also we will consider how this story Jesus tells intersects and informs our own lives. All our welcome to drop in and contribute or just listen in. 

Women's Bible STudy options - Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 am starting January 11
The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer.

Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 pm starting January 12

Twelve Women of the Bible by Lysa TerKeurst, Elisa Morgan, Amena Brown, Jonalyn Grace Fincher, Jeanne Stevens, Naomi Zacharias, Sherry Harney

Questions about these Bible Studies or Women's Ministries can be directed to April Kiekintveld.

monday  morning  men:  breakfast  &  study

January 24
7:00 am

Russ' Northside


Join Pastor Bill every 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at Russ'. This year we will be reading and reflecting on "Do You Believe?" by Paul David Tripp. Available for $20 in the church office.    

Women's Prayer Group

January 26

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 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.   Contact Pastor Mary, 616-566-3718, for more information.  

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

Menu: Pulled Pork

Buffet meal served in the Great Room from 5:15 to 6:00pm.

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

Requested Announcements

Kids Corner
Word Power: MLK Day - Check out the new kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Did you know words have power? Your words. Your neighbor’s words. Everybody’s! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that. He used his word power to help people see each other as equals, no matter their skin color. Listen now at kidscorner.net and check out all the new content.

You Belong. Be Rooted in Christ’s Love - Keeping up faith can be hard when life’s circumstances are difficult. Join Groundwork as we study Ephesians 3 to hear the Apostle Paul’s assurance that we belong in God’s family, that his promises are, indeed, for us, and be blessed by his prayer for the Holy Spirit to root us in Christ’s love. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Paul’s Missionary Journeys in Turkey & the Seven Churches of Revelation 
May 23 – June 4, 2022
Visit ancient sites connected with Paul’s First, Second, and Third Missionary Journeys as well as the seven churches to whom John wrote the Book of Revelation. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational biblical tour. Contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110 or weimje@calvinseminary.edu.

January Series 2022
Coming this January for the 35th year, Calvin University presents the January Series 2022 – the award winning free liberal arts education delivered in 15 weekly, lunchtime lectures. This year the series begins on January 10 and continues weekdays through January 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Viewing options include attending the live presentations on Calvin’s campus, attending simulcast presentations at over 50 remote sites across the continent, or watching digitally on demand each day until midnight on your own device. For all the details visit www.calvin.edu/january