Weekly Announcements
June 25, 2017

Our Honduras team arrived in Yamaranguila on Saturday, June 17 after smooth travels. We've had excessive amounts of rain, but despite that, we've already accomplished alot at Talitha Cumi and Abundant Life Christian School.  We've been blessed with good health and continue to build amazing relationships.  We would love your continued prayers as we complete our time here and travel home on Sunday, June 25.

There will be combined services on Sunday, July 2nd at 10 am in the Red Brick building and the Anchor.

DeVos PICU is accepting new stuffed animals in Carter Brink’s honor. If you would like to donate a stuffed animal you can drop it off by Friday, June 30 to the church office and we will deliver them.

Harderwyk is hosting 140 particpants from MI, IL and IN for Summer Service week. Volunteers are needed for Kitchen Help and Baked Goods donations. Click here to sign up.

Beach Baptism and BBQ: Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 9 for our Beach Baptism and BBQ. We will be gathering at Camp Geneva following our 10:30 services. If you are interested in being baptized, making profession of faith, or reaffirming your faith please contact Pastor Dominic (dominic@harderwyk.com) or Pastor John (johnb@harderwyk.com).   

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 greatescape@neighborsplus.org

The Fusion Community is looking for additional volunteers to serve as part of our Welcome Team, Collection Team, and Kitchen Team.  The commitment level ranges from once a month to once every 6 weeks.  For more information, contact Pastor Mary, maryd@harderwyk.com.

Cadet Summer Outing. On Saturday, July 15th from 8 am to 5 pm, we will be taking the Harderwyk vans to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. This is a sign up event with lunch provided. Please sign up by July 2nd at a sign up sheet at the information stands or contact Tim Diekema at 616-690-0022 or tjdiekema@gmail.com. The cost for cadets is taken care of and the cost for guardian is $10.

The 13th annual Student Ministries Summer Service Week is fast approaching, July 23 – 28! This year the numbers are almost doubled, so we have a lot of mouths to feed! Contact Pastor Mary for food/kitchen volunteer opportunities (maryd@harderwyk.com); contact Nate Dewitt for worksite and general info (nate@harderwyk.com).

Don’t forget to register online for the Park2Park, held on Saturday, September 23rd. This is our biggest fundraiser for Neighbors Plus, so please consider joining us. Harderwyk Members get $8 off the half, and $5 off the 5K. For the lowest price sign up now before the price increase goes up on July 7th. Email me at traci@harderwyk.com for your discount code!! Happy Training! Website: www.park2parkrace.com or www.runsignup.com

A Colorful Conversation:  Do you love to color?  Are you looking for a way to meet more people?  Join us the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings of the summer months, 9:30 – 11:00 am, in the Council Room, as we gather to color and create cards etc. for those within our congregations … or you may bring along your own projects/creations.  Coffee and goodies will be provided.  For more info, contact Pastor Mary.

Looking for ways to get more connected?   Pick up the Connections Catalog located at the Information Centers around campus.  In it you will find everything from Bible studies, to mission trips, to prayer ministries, to social gatherings, to children and youth ministries, something for people of all ages!  For more information, contact Pastor Mary at maryd@harderwyk.com. 


Kick Off Carnival September 13th

Community Night resumes September 20th

Have a great summer!


  • 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


  • Sunday School updates: Beginning May 28 and continuing through the summer, Watershed will have preschool Sunday school only.  RBB services will have Sunday school for 3-year-olds through second graders.

  • Celebration & Fusion Children's Ministry Director:
    Carrie Steenwyk (carrie@harderwyk.com)
    Watershed Children's Ministry Director:
    Lori Baumann (lori@harderwyk.com)


This Week @ The Anchor

Tuesday 6/26.............Open Anchor Noon - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 6/27.......Open Anchor Noon - 5:00 pm

Thursday 6/29...........Open Anchor Noon - 5:00 pm


Craft Sale, November 11, 2017: The fall craft sale will now be hosted by Harderwyk Missions.  This year we will be building on our second hand market and we are asking for your donations of gently used home and holiday items.  Please bring all donations to the church office.  Feel free to bring it in at any time! We are now accepting craft sale application for our sale as well.  You can find the application under sign ups on our website or email: christinemac@harderwyk.com to get one.


We need you one hour a day for one week!  Come volunteer with our Meet Up & Eat Up crew at Leisure Estates. From June 12 – August 25, we’ll be at the Leisure Estates mobile home park each weekday (11:30-1:00). We are looking for volunteers to commit to one week to spend time with great kids! Parents, you are more than welcome to bring your own kids and have them join in the fun.  Lunch is served at noon, and the remainder of the time is spent playing games/athletic activities, reading, or simply just being there with and for the kiddos.  Email Dawn at dawn@harderwyk to sign up.


  • 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 $29,536
    Actual Giving Last Week $43,616
    YTD Budgeted Need  $738,401
    YTD Actual Giving $641,851
    Income - Expense -$83,654
    Operating Cash Balance $133,343



CRCNA Position Opening - World Renew, an agency of the CRCNA, has a full-time 40 hrs/wk opening for an Donor Records Specialist in their Grand Rapids, Michigan offices. This position will maintain accurate donor and member records and process gifts according to established procedures. Visit www.crcna.org/jobs for a complete position description. For consideration, complete an on-line application, attaching a current cover letter and resume by June 21, 2017.

 Participants are needed to help us understand what contributes to a flourishing life!  In the Hope College psychology department, Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren and his colleagues are studying flourishing and well-being among community members. Your opinion is needed! Participants will come to Hope College's Psychology Department to complete a study (takes about one hour). All materials are in English, and you will earn $20 for your participation. All inquiries must be made via email to researchstudy@hope.edu for more information or to schedule a time to take the study. (Please do not contact the psychology department; please use our designated email.)

If you are interested in helping foster children find forever, loving homes before they age out of the system, please review the Grant Me Hope website, http://grantmehope.org/.