Harderwyk News

Celebration of kids hope

Tueday, May 25

1:00 pm

RBB Great Room
Join us for a Kids Hope virtual event celebrating 25 years of Kids Hope USA. All past and present Kids Hope mentors and prayers partners are welcome as well as anyone wanting to learn more about Kids Hope mentoring at Harderwyk. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by May 21 to dawn@harderwyk.com to join in the celebration. Here is the link should you wish to celebrate at your home or office: https://kidshopeusa.org/.

Neighbors Plus Auction

May 16 and May 23

8:30 am - 11:00 am

RBB Library
We are hosting a small in-person auction where you can buy a line for a chance to win some very special items! Neighbors Plus is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has a goal to raise $25,000 by the end of 2021…our 25 for 25! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for your help in getting us to 25!

Give S'More to Missions!

Wednesday, May 26


Everyone is invited to join us in the parking lot around a bonfire for a night of s’mores and supporting our own mission programs. GEMS and Cadets will also gather for games and fun.

Here’s how you can offer support:

• Arrive with a container of laundry soap and body soap to help fill our Neighbors Plus closet.

• Shop our Baked Goods Sale in support of a classroom building project at Abundant Life Christian School in Honduras. All sales by donation. Who knows, you may find some Monster Cookies or Courtney’s Wedding Chocolate Chip Cookies?!

All activities will be outside in the parking lot by the Anchor, so dress accordingly. Hope you can join us! S’more supplies will be provided.

Missions Bake Sale

Do you love to bake?? During the Family Night activities on Wednesday, May 26 we will be hosting a Baked Goods Sale in support of the classroom building project at Abundant Life Christian School in Honduras. We are looking for “bakers” who would be willing to donate an item or two for the sale that evening. If that person is you, please contact dee@harderwyk.com for details!  

2021 Graduates

Are you or your family member graduating from high school or college this year? Please email Kendra with the following information: Graduate's Name, School, and Future Plans (if known). We look forward to honoring our 2021 Graduates this Spring. 

prayer shawl ministry

Do you knit or crochet? We have a high need for more prayer shawls. Contact Marga Hoort or Jeanne Waterway if you can participate in this important ministry. 

Fusion needs nursery volunteers

We love having families back at Fusion and kids back in Children's Ministry! We want to be able to continue to provide nursery at Fusion but need more volunteers moving forward to make that happen. Please let April Kiekintveld know if you are able to help out.

Harderwyk Student Ministries

Harderwyk has many great Summer activities planned for current 6th through 12th graders. Download the Harderwyk Student Ministries App for information, sign up forms, many more resources for students and parents. Questions? Contact Nate Dewitt.

community garden

Self-Serve Community Garden Plot signups are now available on the bulletin board at the entrance area to the gardens. Please add your name to the garden map plan plot(s) you are reserving on the board. Your $20.00 per plot payment due can be placed in the drop box at the east entrance of the main church building. Please note your plot number(s) on your payment. The roto-tiller will be available at the gardens 9am-3pm on May 15 and May 22. Questions? contact Norlyn at ncompaan@harderwyk.com.

women's prayer gathering

Monday, May 24

RBB Room 21

All women are invited to join in a time of fellowship, study, prayer, and lunch, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, at 11:00 am. This session we will be using materials from The Circle Maker book and study. For more information, contact Pastor Mary at maryd@harderwyk.com.     

monday  morning  men:  breakfast  &  study

Monday, May 24


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  kickboxing  class



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.

Requested Announcements

Cadet Fishing Tournament

June 5, 2021
Yankee Springs State Park

Help raise funds for the Calvinist Cadet Corps, a ministry that helps boys learn what it means to Live for Jesus! The fishing tournament includes a half-day of fishing followed by a delicious lunch. Prizes will be awarded for the largest game fish, the most fish caught, and other categories. Register at www.calvinistcadets.org

Global GEMS Day Virtual 5K Walk/Run

June 1-10, 2021

GEMS Girls’ Clubs is inviting you to participate in their Global GEMS Day Virtual 5K Walk/Run. For 63 years GEMS leaders have helped girls act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Now, we can literally walk (or run, skate, stroll, or roll) to showcase how GEMS is impacting girls and communities around the world through amazing clubs and leaders like yours! Join us from June 1 - 10 on a virtual walk/run—you can join us from anywhere and walk/run at any time! All participants will receive a race packet with a t-shirt and race bib.

Register for the race at https://raceroster.com/events/2021/47146/global-gems-day-virtual-5k-walkrun

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate the work that God is doing through GEMS Clubs around the world to help raise up girls who are strong, secure, and confident in Christ.


BE A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST - Many Christians have questions about following Jesus. Join Groundwork as we study 1 Timothy 4:7-8, 1 Peter 2:2-5, and 1 Timothy 2:1-3 to help us define discipleship, understand what this means for the lives of his disciples today, and discover the importance of community on our journey. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Kids Corner

GOD CREATED ME - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. God deliberately designed each one of us. This means we fit together in God’s story like pieces in a giant puzzle. Being part of a huge family means we will always have someone we can help or someone who can teach us. Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s weekly emails for all the new content.