First CRC Weekly

May 21- May 27

Our Mission: To Glorify God by making More and Better Disciples

From the Office

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this week's CRC newsletter! You will find time-sensitive announcements, events, service schedules, offering schedules, and prayer lists here. I will send these out at the end of each week.

I do not know when I will be in or out of the office, so if you need anything, please email me, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

In Christ,

Becky - Church Office Administrator

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SUNDAY, May 21, 2023

This Sunday's text: Use Your Brain: Protect Your Head

(1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)

LiveStream options are available on Facebook, our Church Website, or via Boxcast (Roku/Apple TV) and Podcast.

Christian Education - Tuition Assistance

Any active member of First Christian Reformed Church of Hanford who requires tuition assistance for K-8th at Hanford Christian School or 9th-12th at Central Valley Christian High School should contact Case Zonneveld at 559-647-3115 or NO LATER THAN JUNE 1ST. All school financial aid forms must be completed no later than JUNE 15th.

If you currently use the Tuition Assistance program and continue to need assistance, your contact will also be Case.

Honoring our Graduates

We want to honor our Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Graduates. If you have a graduate, please email Becky. We will honor these individuals on June 17th during our Sunday service, followed by a luncheon.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky.

New Member Class

Who’s it for? People who are not members of First CRC, but would like to become members.
When is it? April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 6-8 PM in the loft.
How do I sign up? Use the QR code and sign up online, or sign up at the Hospitality Desk.
Anything else I need to know? Bring your questions and your appetite. We will serve dinner for the class.
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Profession of Faith Class

Who’s it for? People who have not been baptized or made a profession of faith.
When is it? May 24, May 31, and June 7 from 6-7:30 PM in the loft.
How do I sign up? Use the QR code and sign up online, or sign up at the Hospitality Desk.
Anything else I need to know? Bring your questions and your appetite. We will serve dinner for the class.
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In case you didn't know: Pastor Vince is quite the experienced choir & vocal ensemble director. We hear echoes around the church that some, who like to sing, would be interested in a choir or vocal ensemble. If this is something you would like to be a part of, please let Pastor Vince know through the sign up at the Welcome Center or email ( with you name, contact info, singing range (low, medium, and/or high), and singing experience. We'll see what we have to assemble and go from there.

VBS Donation Board

Please help us make VBS a great success this summer. Check out the bulletin board in the foyer and grab a “shield” of an item to donate. Thanks for your help!


We still need help to make VBS a success this summer, if you would like to volunteer please sign up on the church website or speak to Elizabeth de Jong. We will be having a Volunteer meeting June 4th following the morning service.

Volunteer Registration Form:

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There is still time to sign up your kids today for VBS this summer

Children Registration form:

hanford christian School

Hanford Christian School is currently accepting applications for the following teaching positions:


  • Spanish

If you or someone you know is interested, please visit our website, or call the office at (559) 584-9207.

Dear HCS Supporters,

I hope this email finds you well! I am writing to ask for your help in creating a cookbook to commemorate Hanford Christian School’s 80th anniversary. We would love to include your favorite recipe(s) in our book.

We are looking for recipes that are easy to follow and can be enjoyed by people of all skill levels. We welcome any type of recipe, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between.

If you would like to contribute your recipe(s), please send them to us by May 15th at Please include the recipe(s), your name, your graduation year (if applicable), your connection to HCS (if not an alumn), and any fond memories or stories from your time at HCS.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to receiving your delicious recipes!

Central Valley Christian Schools

Central Valley Christian Schools is accepting applications for the following positions for the 2023-24 school year:

Preschool Teacher (Hourly FT)

Elementary Resource Teacher (FT or PT)

Possible upper elementary teacher (FT if needed)

5-8 Art Teacher (PT)

MS Science/Math teacher (FT)

HS Ag Mechanics Teacher (FT)

HS Principal (FT)

HS Office Administrative Assistant/Secretary (Hourly FT)

Director of Facilities/Maintenance (FT)

Applicants can contact Darryl De Ruiter, Superintendent at or apply online at

Crossroads Pregnancy Center - Annual baby bottle fundraiser

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Common Ground comprises co-ed youth in grades ninth through twelve. Please get in touch with Andy Hanson (559-998-9402) for more information.

Middle School Ministry comprises co-ed youth in grades seventh through eighth grade. Please get in touch with Becky Villalobos (559-303-7406) for more information.

Cadets is a program for boys in third through eighth grade. Please get in touch with Dave Danielson at (559-381-6215) for more information.

GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a program for girls in third through sixth grade. Please contact Shelaine Goebel at (559-779-2136) for more information.

Youth Groups has concluded for the year, they will resume in the Fall.



Profession of Faith (5/21) - Hannah Bos

Honoring our Graduates - June 17th


Sunday 5/21: Kim Spicer (70), Rachel Schroeder

Monday 5/22: Polly Plekker

Tuesday 5//23: Case & Hannah Zonneveld

Saturday 5/27: Larry & Cynthia Sizelove, Presley Zonneveld


Special Offerings:

This week: Christian Ed.

Next week: Faith Promise

General Fund Report of Offerings and Gifts:

The approved budget for the fiscal year 2022/2023 - is $856,030.00 ($71,335.84 is needed per month to make the budget)

General fund offerings through April 30, 2023 - $410,380.40(we reached 47.9% of our 2022/23 budget)

General Fund expenses through April 30, 2023 - $409,164.62 (we spent 47.7% of our 2022/23 budget)

Giving is available online 24/7 at Video and Written Instruction links will be provided for your convenience.

  • Feel free to mail your donations to the church office (2175 Leoni Drive, Hanford, CA 93230)
  • Cash donations will be accepted during regular office hours only (M 8:30 AM -1 PM & T-TH 8:30 AM–2:30 PM)

If you are writing a check to the church, the bank has requested that all checks be made payable to the First Christian Reformed Church of Hanford. If the checks are made payable to another name, they may be rejected.

Want to save time and hassle? Check out our Online Giving program at or ask a Deacon for assistance. Thank you for your continued support.


Click here to go to our online donation portal

Our Church Family

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Bill Tos -Please continue to pray for Bill Tos and his family. The results of the PET scan were not as hoped and prayed for. The size and number of lesions(metastasis) on the bone have increased since the previous PET scan. Bill is still in quite a bit of pain. More tests are to follow to determine the next and best course of treatment. Many more options are available with several doctors at the USF Clovis Cancer Institute consulting. The first of these treatments will involve radiation. Please pray for the new treatment plan to be successful, for pain relief, healing, and for God's comfort and peace. Thank you for your prayers.

Frank Villalobos - chemo has restarted. He has been placed on TPN (Nutrients through IV) to regain strength.


Romans 12:10 says, "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." It can be easy to forget about those we don't see each week. We hope that you take some time to visit, send cards, and pray for these members of our family:

Bob Carvalho, Johanna Hakker, Richard & Marilyn Maccagno, Helen Schilder

Martha Chandler (Alice Manor in Fowler)

Janet Henshaw (Lemoore Elderly Apts)

Helen Noland (The Remington)

Jeanette Stout (Valley Christian Home)

Linda Reenders (Palm Village in Reedley)

Audrey Galloway (Casa Grande - Visalia)


Rodolfo Butts (Robert & Jennifer Butts son)

Jill Smith (Janice Hofman's sister) Jill's condition remains stable. Please pray for grave and wisdom for Dick and Janice Hofmans as they care for her.


Cal & Jamie Hofland and Roger & Sue Scheenstra


"In House" New City Catechism - All parents with at least one child between the ages of 3 and 6th grade are invited to participate in New City Catechism! Download the app (search "New City Catechism APP") on your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices. This week's lesson will be Week 20 - Who is the Redeemer?

Join the ‘City Catechism Discussion with First CRC’ Group on Facebook!

Did you know you can access our congregation's Business Meeting minutes directly from our website? That's right! All approved meeting minutes from the past year for Governing Council, Ministering Elders, Ministering Deacons, and our Annual Congregational Meeting Minutes are available online. Want access? Inquire with Becky at the office. 559-582-4423 or

serving schedules



Nursery: Elana Godfrey, Hannah Zonneveld, Aiden Villalobos

Children's Worship:

(Lambs) Ashlyn Walker, Rachel Schroeder

(Lions) Bob Beede, Liz de Jong

Next Sunday:

Nursery: Elizabeth de Jong, Marisa Atsma, Alana Villalobos, Casey Goebel

Children's Worship:

(Lambs) Liz de Jong, Lauren Zonneveld

(Lions) Reanna Bergman, Ella Goebel

Want to get in touch with our staff?

Rev. Lambert Sikkema, Lead Pastor - *on Sabbatical

Rev. Andy Hanson, Pastor of Discipleship -

Rev. Dr. Vince Godfrey, Pastor of Worship and Liturgy -

Rev. Dr. Tony Winterowd, Pastor of Visitation - 559-260-8370

Becky Villalobos, Church Office Administrator -

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Children's Ministry -

Adam Danielson, Custodian - 559-410-0443