Weekly Announcements
March 25, 2018



Affirmation and Commitment Sunday Update

The Council of Harderwyk Ministries is very pleased to announce the results of the March 18 Facilities Expansion Affirmation and Commitment Sunday. The affirmation portion had very high support, with 94.3% affirming the Facilities Expansion as proposed by Harderwyk Council.

In addition, 167 Commitments were made on Sunday alone, which totaled $750,000. When coupled with the $1,550,000 which had already been pledged and Expansion Fund cash on hand, $2,300,000 has been committed! This exceeds the original project goal of $2,100,000 and will allow Harderwyk to also add the future classroom to finish off the new north wing on the back of the Anchor. Additional commitments will continue to be accepted in the coming weeks to offset future facilities needs.

At the Council meeting Monday evening March 19, the Harderwyk Council unanimously approved moving forward with Facilities Expansion as proposed. Council also approved seeking a short term loan to bridge the 4 year span of commitments that have been made.  

On behalf of the Council and Staff of Harderwyk Ministries, I would like to say a very sincere thank you for everyone’s vital support of this important next step in the life of Harderwyk Ministries. Construction timelines will be shared as soon as they are available.

In deep appreciation, Rhonda Faber - Harderwyk Council Chair           

Council Nominations: Harderwyk Council is seeking nominations for 3 open Elder and Deacon positions upcoming in May. These are three year terms. Please consider the Biblical qualifications for Elders (I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9) and Deacons (I Timothy 3:8-10) and submit qualified nominations of individuals (self or others) to Harderwyk Council Clerk Kyle Dannenberg kdannenb@oaisd.org by this Sunday.  Nomination forms are available in your Sunday bulletin.   

Maundy Thursday Service:  7:00pm in the Great Room

Easter Services:

Celebration 9:00am in the Sanctuary

Fusion 9:00am & 10:30pm in the Great Room

Watershed 9:00am & 10:30am in the Anchor Building Gym

Great Escape Day Camp Registration Now Open, visit:  www.neighborsplus.org! to register your child.

Do you have a student graduating from high school or college this year?  We would love to recognize then in our bulletin and announcements.  Please send us the students name and the name of the school they will be graduating from and we will be sure to congratulate them.  Send to dee@harderwyk.com

Thank you to all who attended the Beast Feast.  We raised almost 6k!  The money will be used to purchase power tools for the new shop that is used by both our GEMS and Cadets programs here at Harderwyk.



Community Night Schedule:    

NO Community Night March 28 and April 4, Happy Spring Break!

Wednesday night activities will resume on April 11. 

Last community night is April 25.

Dinner 5:15-6:15 pm     Children/Youth Classes: 6:15-7:45 pm     Adult Classes: 6:15-7:30 pm  


Women’s Ministry Bible Study  - The Quest, by Beth Moore,                                       Wednesday evenings, 6:15 – 7:45 pm. March 14-May 2.    

During this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to pray, promoting intimacy with God, explore questions from the Bible, track your quest through journaling, learn to read and respond to Scripture.  Sign up on-line.   For more information, contact Pastor Mary, (maryd@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


  • Sunday School for all kids 3 years old through 5th grade is available to all three worship communities and at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am service times.  Come join the fun!                     *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)

  Parent Note:  March 25


This Week @ The Anchor

Tuesday, March 27                        3:00-8:00 pm       Open Anchor

Wednesday, March 28                     NO Community Night Activities 

Thursday, March 29                         3:00-8:00 pm        Open Anchor


Harderwyk currently has several people who are abroad doing short term missions or intense Bible studying for this year.  You can follow their adventures or stay in touch at: 

Bekah Monroe: http://rebekahmonroe.theworldrace.org 

The Joyce Family: https://themostofthese.com 

Aubrey MacDonald: Facebook-Aubrey MacDonald OR international mail

Aubrey MacDonald: SBS


PO Box 5633


Maroonchydore BC


QLD 4558




Save the Date!  Please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 19, and join us at the Midtown Center for the Neighbors Plus Springtime in Paris auction.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to have fun and support the ministries of Neighbors Plus!


  • 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 $20,482
    YTD Budgeted Need  $344,317
    YTD Actual Giving $265,020
    Income - Expense -$91,388
    Operating Cash Balance $195,311



 The King’s Choraliers’ Spring Concert – March 25, 7:30 PM at Ridgewood CRC in Jenison.  This past Christmas, we shared in song the wonder of Emmanuel-God with us.  Since this Spring Concert is on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, our hope is that in the music we share, there will be something that will help you through this passion week as you reflect on the cost of being redeemed as child of God.  The creator and master of the universe has chosen and redeemed us as his own!  What wondrous love is this!  Please come and join us as we celebrate in a time of worship through music.  

The West Michigan Community Chorale invites you to its annual Spring Concert being performed at the Hudsonville Fine Arts Center, 3370 Allen St. Hudsonville, MI (in the Freshman Campus), on Sunday, March 25th at 3PM.  Themed “The Road Home”, will feature music representing Americana, Spiritual, and Broadway genres.  Ticket prices are $12/adult, $5/children, $5/senior citizens.  There is also special family ticket pricing.  Tickets are available in advance on line @ www.westmichcc.org or at the box office the day of the concert.”

CALL course at Calvin College - Sharon Garlough Brown will lead an in-depth study of the spiritual formation themes in her book "An Extra Mile", the fourth and final installment in her bestselling Sensible Shoes series.  Using the characters as mirrors for exploring longings and struggles, Brown will offer spiritual practices that help participants pay attention to the presence of God in the midst of life's challenges.  Tuesday's, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 1:30-2:45.

 Fruitland Special Needs SERVE - Special Needs SERVE is an opportunity for youth/young adult with a disability to be a part of a SERVE experience. These youth/young adults will walk along side of a peer mentor for this 5-day event that includes worship, small groups, volunteering at worksites, and community building events. It is a week for youth working together to serve God, and grow and develop in their faith. Special Needs SERVE is run through Youth Unlimited, and will be hosted in Fruitland with support from area churches. This year we are hosting at Fruitland CRC the week of July 20-26, 2018 and we will be on a journey together learning to Love God, Love the World! Interested and want to know more? Check out our FaceBook page Fruitland Special Needs SERVE, ask for the info flyer that was also sent to your church OR  contact Amber Vanderhout amvanderhout@hotmail.com OR Erica Howard ehoward1009@gmail.com.

Royal Atrium Inn Assisted Living in Zeeland is accepting applications for part time nurse (RN/LPN) for our care office. As a Christian organization our mission is that, we are “called to enhance the lives of those we serve in the name of Jesus Christ.” If you would be interested in joining us, please call 616-772-2935 to discuss further.