Weekly Announcements
October 21, 2018

Budget Roundtables: The Council, at its October 2018 meeting, preliminarily approved the Proposed 2019 Budget. The 2019 Proposed Budget represents a 3.95% increase over the 2018 operating budget. 

The Budget Roundtables provide a time for you to learn more about the budgeting process and the Proposed 2019 Budget as well as ask questions about budgeted amounts and allocations. Copies of the Proposed 2019 Budget are available in the church office or by emailing the executive pastor, darwin@harderwyk.com. 

Budget Roundtables will be held on the following dates, times and locations.

  • Sunday, 28 October 2018 @ 10:45 and 11:45 am in the Wave Room (Anchor)
  • Monday, 29 October 2018 @ 11:15 am and 4 pm in the Council Room (Red Brick Building)
  • Wednesday, 31 October 2018 @ 4 pm in the Library (Red Brick Building)
  • Sunday, 4 November 2018 @ 10:00 and 11:45 am in the Council Room (Red Brick Building)
  • Wednesday, 7 November 2018 @ 6:15 pm in the Library (Red Brick Building)

Bulletin Insert: 2018 3rd Quarter Financial Update

Fusion Lunch for New People, Sunday, October 21: New to Fusion? Join us for lunch! We have so much to tell you. Meet our team, learn more about the vision of Fusion and Harderwyk Ministries, hear about our reach into the local community and the world! This is a great time to ask your questions and meet other Fusion newcomers. Find us in the library area (Red Brick Building, main level) after our 10:30am service. RSVP to April: april@harderwyk.com. See you there!

Discovery Membership Class: Wednesday, October 24, 6:05 pm-7:20 pm in the Lounge at the Red Brick Building.  Been hanging around for a while, and wondering what membership looks like? Join us to learn about Harderwyk Ministries, how we operate, what it means to partner with us in membership, and get to know some of our staff a little better.  Please RSVP to dee@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 with questions.

Relish Cooking Class, Saturday, November 3, 10-12 pm, Red Brick Kitchen.  Join Relish for a fall-inspired appetizer cooking class! Chef Rachel will teach how to make three appetizers that you could use for any fall, football, or holiday gathering. There is a $10 fee; sign up on the website at Harderwyk.com/signup. There is a 12 person maximum. 

Crossroads Prison Ministry is collecting Christmas cards for prisoners.  The collection box is in the red brick building at the information center or the cards can be dropped off in the office.  Please note: no silver or gold foil, glitter, sprinkles or stickers.  Sign the card with your first name only and DO NOT seal the envelope.  

Calling all trunk owners! We're hosting a Trunk or Treat at Harderwyk on October 31! Dress up your trunk with family friendly decorations and pass out candy! Our Harderwyk and Holland/Zeeland community kids are going to have a blast at this event with dinner, games, and fun activities! Time commitment: 5:45-7:40 pm. Trunkers should plan on bringing 300 pieces of candy and can RSVP to christinemac@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190.  Come enjoy the night with us!



Dinner served from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Anchor Gym   

October 24 Menu: Pulled Pork                                                     

Children & Youth classes from 6:00-7:30 pm

Harderwyk Kids! & Harderwyk Big Kids: ages 3-Kindergarten

GEMS & Cadets: 1st-5th grade

Undertow (Student Ministries): 6th-8th grade

 Adult classes from 6:15-7:15 pm


Women's Bible StudyMonday Sessions     

9-11am    Room 1,  Red brick lower level             

Isaiah: Part 2    by Kay Arthur        Sept. 17-Nov. 12           

Even as Isaiah warned about the awful consequences of sin, he also delivered God's message of consolation.  Study how the Holy God will ultimately humiliate sin and exalt justice and righteousness.  Explore the hope of the coming Messiah, His universal kingdom, justice and restoration!  Questions? Contacthurricanes@charter.net  

No Other Gods       by Kelly Minter     8 weeks: Dates TBD 

Often, idols are obvious-money, power, fame.  But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of sweet loved ones, Instagramable interiors, and busy seasons of ministry.  Learn to identify the functional gods you are serving daily and the lies they tell.  Learn to dethrone modern-day idols and pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus.    Questions? Contact: hurricanes@charter.net  


Women's Bible Study: Wednesday Sessions     

6:05-7:20pm     Room 21 (council room)            Red Brick Building Lower Level                       

James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore     September 19-November 14                                         James, Jesus own brother, started out as a skeptic.  See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple.  Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.   Questions? Contact: april@harderwyk.com  

Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings by Jessica LeGrone   November 28-January 16   Examine the holy habits of the prophets and kings who were set apart by their close walk with God.  Each of these characters was trying to follow God while carrying out his calling on earth.  As we consider their example, we will discover that even prophets and kings struggled and grew in their faith through spiritual proactices, and we will learn how to follow God's unique purposes for us in His Kingdom.                                                    Questions? Contact: april@harderwyk.com  

Men’s Ministry Prayer/Study Group       Russ’ Northside 

[2nd and 4th Monday of the Month 6:45 am]
Ever find the sermon troubling (in a good way)? Join us on the second and fourth Monday mornings each month at 6:45am Russ’s on the Northside to discuss the sermon, following Christ and prayer. Leader: Rev. Darwin Glassford

"Moms Matter" 

Moms Matter is a social support group for any interested mothers, including perinatal (pregnant), postpartum, and post-adoption moms. We meet on Harderwyk's campus and are led by a licensed therapist from The Postpartum Support Center of Holland. Meetings occur weekly during the school year and monthly during summer months.  We would love to see you at our next meeting! You can find us in the office area of the Red Brick Building. For more information visit:  supportmom.org 


  • Celebration & Fusion Sunday School for kids 3 years old through 5th grade is available  at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times.  

  •  *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be               dismissed at the appropriate time.

  • Watershed Sunday School for kids 3 years old through 5th grade is available at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times starting September 9.  

   *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be dismissed        at the appropriate time.  

 Parent Note: October 21

*The Parent Note is a weekly tool for parents that gives you the "Big Idea" behind that days lesson and great suggestions for family devotions through the week!  Make sure you check it out each week during our ministry year.


  Children's Ministry Construction Plan (click Picture Link below)


  • Celebration Children's Ministry & Nursery Coordinator:  
    Carrie Steenwyk (carrie@harderwyk.com)

  • Fusion Children's Ministry & Nursery Coordinator:                                                                          Kaleigh Johnson (Kaleigh@harderwyk.com)

  • Watershed Children's Ministry Coordinator:
    Lori Baumann (lori@harderwyk.com)

  • Watershed Nursery Coordinator:                                                                                            Samantha Baumann (samantha@harderwyk.com)


This Week @ The Anchor                              

Monday, October 22                         6:30 pm-8:00 pm          High Tide

Tuesday, October 23                         3:00 pm-8:00 pm         Open Anchor 

Wednesday, October 24                  5:00 pm-7:30 pm          Community Night           

Thursday, October 25                       3:00 pm-8:00 pm         Open Anchor

Friday, October 26                            7:00-10:00 pm               7th & 8th grade Function

For more information about our Student Ministries or how you can get involved, contact NateDewitt at nate@harderwyk.com


Follow Luke and Stephanie Joyce (Watersehd), and their family, while they spend the year in Honduras, where Luke is teaching at Abundant Life Christian School, and Stephanie is volunteering at the Luke Society Clinic in Gracias.

The Joyce Family: https://themostofthese.com 

Rehoboth Christian School (New Mexico): Pray for Rehoboth with the use of the prayer calendar: www.rcsnm.org/prayercalendar.cfm or learn more about Student Sponsorship at www.rcsnm.org/sponsorship.cfm

Catch up with Zach & ChristyAmong Us: September Prayer letter


Part Time AmeriCorps Position at Neighbors Plus:  Applicants needed for Educational Assistant at the Neighbors Plus Alternative Suspension Program, via AmeriCorps.  The position is for assistant leadership staff in tutoring/mentoring middle school students suspended from school (but trying get back on the right track).  Candidates should have a heart for kids and families needing encouragement and guidance.  Excellent opportunity for those pursuing careers in Education, Youth Ministry, or Social Work!  If this sounds interesting to you, or know someone who might be a good fit, be sure to reach out soon!    This is the last remaining open position for the school year.  Alternative Suspension Program Questions: Email angela@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325.  Complete Job Description and AmeriCorps Information:  Email Yah-Hanna at yjenkinsleys@goodsamministries.com

Do you enjoy working with children, we could use your help?  We are looking for childcare help during our ESL classes.  This is a paid position, working Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 at Harbor Lights Middle School.  Please contact Jennifer (jennifer@harderwyk.com) if you are interested or would like to learn more! 

Alternative Suspension Program Questions: email angela@harderwyk.com or call 616.399.9190 ext. 325.  


  •  You can find the Set Up Instructions for Harderwyk Electronic Giving accounts hereIf you have questions, please contact the office.  616.399.9190.

  • Giving  
    Weekly Budgeted Need $31,301
    Actual Giving Last Week $29,050
    YTD Budgeted Need  $
    YTD Actual Giving $1,060,446
    Income - Expense -$209,239
    Operating Cash Balance $85,418



GARY AND MARTHA MATTHEWS IN CONCERT - YOU’RE INVITED to a free concert of fun, joy, and worship with Gary and Martha Matthews on Sunday, October 21, at 5pm, at Christ Memorial Church. Gary and Martha will feature a variety of instruments including trumpets, flute, piano, handbells, and voice. Invite family and friends to this time of rejuvenation! Christ Memorial Church is located at 595 Graafschap Road, Holland, 49423 – www.cmcholland.org

Reformation Day 400th Anniversary of the Synod of Dordt, Wednesday, October 31, 7:30p.  14th Street Church (14 West 14th street).  Don Sinnema will present (in costume) the history and significance of this gathering and the Canons that endure.  Re. Chad Steenwyk will respond with contemporary use of the Canons in our churches.

Short-Term Volunteers: - Are you 18 to 24 years old and interested in embarking on a short-term volunteer opportunity with life-long impact? World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program provides opportunities to live, work, eat, and play in an international community while exploring how God wants to use your talents and skills for His purpose. For more information, contact Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net. 

Help with Hurricane Florence Clean Up- Can you help clean up homes after massive flooding left by Hurricane Florence a few weeks ago? If you can volunteer for one or two weeks between October 12 and the end of November 2018, please contact Chris Gibson at World Renew Disaster Response Services at 800-848-5818 or cgibson@worldrenew.net.

Indonesia Earthquake Response - World Renew is expanding its current earthquake response in Lombok, Indonesia, to include last week's earthquake, tsunami, and volcanic eruption on nearby Sulawesi. The destruction and loss of life involved in these disasters is devastating. Your prayerful intercession and financial support are needed. Please give generously in your church's offering, at worldrenew.net/sulawesi, or call 800-552-7972. Checks made out to World Renew, with Indonesia Earthquakes 2018 in the memo line, can be mailed to World Renew, 1700 28th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.