Weekly Announcements
June 24, 2018

Fusion Community Brunch, this Sunday, June 24: Join us between the services (10 am) in the Great Room for food and fellowship with our Fusion community.  Questions? Contact april@harderwyk.com.  See you there!

Great Escape is accepting applications for Junior Counselors.  Candidates must be at least 14 years old.  This is a fun way to volunteer, contribute, and gain experience working with children and camp staff.  Interested?  Contact greatescate@neighborsplus.org

Dealing Faithfully With Dementia, August 7, 11:30a (Council Room).  Join us for a potluck lunch followed by a presentation from Rev. Dr. Suzanne McDonald, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Western Theological Seminary.   

The thought of having to deal with dementia bewilders and frightens many of us. Dementia challenges our usual ways of thinking about how God relates to us and how we relate to God, and tests the faith, hope, and love of all of us. In this presentation, we will explore how a neglected day in the Easter Season - Holy Saturday - can become a scriptural 'space' for the experience of dementia. We will also reflect on scriptural approaches to personhood in relation to people with dementia, and how dementia can help all of us to learn what it means to say that our lives are hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:3). Along the way, we will consider some good care practices, and ways to give encouragement in Christ to those who suffer from dementia, and those who love and care for them.  

We are continuing to collect water for the upcoming Park2Park Race in September.  The earlier we have the water the better - there is alot of planning that needs to happen.  So far, we have about 30 cases of water (we need another 20) and one gallon jugs of water (we need another 40)! 

Facilities Expansion Update: The Planning Commission approved the site plans and things are moving forward rapidly.  Subcontractor bidding will be opening soon. Known contractors inside Harderwyk have already been contacted, or will be contacted soon for bidding purposes. Tentative bid dates are June 22 to July 6 for the Anchor / Sanctuary. If you know of companies interested in bidding, or you wish to confirm your company is on the bid list please contact Norlyn Compaan ncompaan@harderwyk.com or Ross Kruithof RKruithof@gdkconstruction.com.


Thanks for a great year!

Community Night will resume again in September.  See you then! 


"Moms Matter"

Summer schedule:  

  • July 18 (room 21 in the lower level of the red brick building), 6:30-7:30 pm
  • August 1(picnic shelter outside by the anchor building), 6:30-7:30 pm 

Moms Matter is a social support group for any interested mother, 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! For more information visit supportmom.org

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


  • Cadet Open Anchor:  July 18 Next Event Date:  During the summer, Cadets will have opportunities to attend Open Anchor every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 pm, May through August.  This will be a time for Cadets and families to come together and enjoy outdoor time with other Cadets, Cadet families and Cadet Leaders.  These events are open to all incoming 1st graders through outgoing 5th grade Cadet boys, their families and friends.  Each event will include an outdoor activity (indoor if weather is bad), a snack and a time to socialize.  Questions? contact Tim Diekema, 616-690-0022.


  • Sunday School:
  • 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 through the summer.          

  •  *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 1st grade is available at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times through the summer.  Our full Sunday school schedule will begin in September.
  • *Children should come for worship with their family in the service and will be dismissed at the appropriate time. 
  • Celebration & Fusion Children's Ministry Coordinator:  
    Carrie Steenwyk (carrie@harderwyk.com)

  • Celebration & Fusion 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, June 25                     11:30-4:00 pm            Anchor Road Trip-Paint Ball 

Tuesday, June 26                    12:00-5:00 pm            Open Anchor

Wednesday, June 27              12:00-5:00 pm            Open Anchor

Thursday, June 28                  12:00-5:00 pm            Open Anchor

Friday, June 29                         12:00-3:00 pm           Anchor Beach Lunch

For more information about our Student Ministries or how you can get involved, contact Nate, email or call.  399-9190


**The Joyce family is home for the summer.  Look for them around Watershed to get updates on their adventures in Gracias, Honduras!

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 


 The Neighbors Plus Market is in need of the following items: shampoo, body wash/soap, laundry detergent, dish soap, and trash bags.  Donations can be placed at the Neighbors Plus cubbies in both buildings.  Thank you for your donations as we continue to serve families throughout Holland! 

The Park2Park Half-Marathon & 5k Race is just a few months away, and we’d like to collect as much water as possible before the race … can you please help? We need 20 cases of water and 40 gallon jugs.  The sooner we collect all the water, the better.  Donations of water bottles can be left at the Neighbors Plus cubbies in either building.  Please contact  Jennifer Roudebush if you have any questions.  Thank you!  

Register Online – www.park2parkrace.com  or contact: traci@harderwyk.com for more information. 

 Spring is here!!  Get out those running shoes and start training today!


  • Ways to Support Harderwyk and the Journey to Generosity Brochures are available at the Information Centers or online at harderwyk.com/giving

    Give Electronically  through our mobile app (Elexio My Church App), online at harderwyk.com or at the Elexio Kiosks in both the Anchor and Red Brick Building. 

  • Giving  
    Weekly Budgeted Need $31,301
    Actual Giving Last Week $25,242
    YTD Budgeted Need  $751,237
    YTD Actual Giving $593,217
    Income - Expense -$134,402
    Operating Cash Balance $152,256



Are you looking for a mission opportunity which can be done from the comfort of your own home?  Pannonia Christian Educational Exchange program, is an all-volunteer, non-profit CRC World Mission initiated group.  We are seeking a family who will have a daughter attending Holland Christian High School to host a female student from Hungary for the 2018-2019 school year.  To learn more about the student coming, this ministry or if you have an interest in possibly hosting this student, or others, you may contact Lois Craven -(616) 724-6399, lcraven@crcna.org; Sandy DeVries - 616-366-2141, sdevr10024@gmail.com; Julia (Koscondy) Nagy (616) 455-3139. Attila Simo (616) 634-0597, attilasimo1@gmail.com.   A stipend is available to the hosting family.

Biblical Study Tour to Italy (March 28-April 9, 2019) - Visit the Vatican with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral; the impressive monuments of ancient Rome; Hadrian’s Villa; Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius; Paestum; Assisi; Florence; Ravenna; and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational tour. Contact Dr. Weima at weimje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110. 

Loving Your Neighbor Conference - Join us July 30 - August 1 at Calvin Seminary for this year's Loving Your Neighbor Conference, where we will ask, from a variety of perspectives, “What Does ‘Loving Your Migrant, Immigrant and Refugee Neighbor’ Mean Today?” Hear from Dr. Paul Lin, professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School and this year's keynote, and a variety of other speakers whose ministries focus on migrants, immigrants, and refugees. We invite pastors, ministry leaders, and lay members to attend this conference. Registration is $100 if you sign up before July 1. Register at www.calvinseminary.edu/neighbor.


Herman Miller Marigold Lodge on Lake Macatawa Food Server Job Opportunity:  This position will have varying hours from week to week with not more than 24 hrs in a 2-week period.  The server should be available for breakfast, lunch, dinner or special events normally during Monday - Friday.  Schedules are posted weekly in advance.  This is a non-benefited role and is a non-tipped service.  The dining room has a maximum capacity of 70 people and usually one server per 10 people.  Clientele includes Herman Miller owners, clients and business guests.  The serving atmosphere is not fast-paced nor high turnover; rather it is a professional, relaxing atmosphere in a very beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Macatawa.  Pay starts at $10.40/hr.  Must be at least 18 years of age.  If interested, please apply at hermanmiller.com/careers to Dining Room Food Server - Marigold Lodge (On Call/Part-time) #18064.

Group Volunteer Overseas - Are you a compassionate, respectful, and adaptable person who would like to volunteer overseas with others who have common interests? With World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program, you will get an authentic cultural experience and learn about the deep history and traditions that define the life of an international community. To find out more, email Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.

Calvin College Travel Health and Immunization - services are available to the community (age 13 and above). Whether you are traveling alone or with a group, you are welcome to schedule an appointment to meet all of your travel health needs. We offer a variety of travel vaccines and routine immunizations. We bill most insurances (not Medicaid, Medicare, or TriCare). Verify coverage with your insurance. To schedule an appointment, call 616-526-6187.

Calling all Runners and Walkers - Reconciliation of Life is a non-profit, faith-based ministry that connects incarcerated prisoners in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with family and loved ones back home. Our aim is to help reduce the recidivism rate of law violators and maintain a strong support system for individuals serving time. Join us for our “No Retaliation 5k Run/Walk" fundraiser at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 11 at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids. Early bird registration is $25 per person until June 30 ($30 after June 30). Register or donate at Reconciliationoflife.org. Info: contact Doug Howard (dhoward@calvin.edu).