First CRC Weekly

January 14 - January 20

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

From the Office

Hi everyone!

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

In Christ,

Becky - Church Office Administrator

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SUNDAY, January 16, 2022

This Sunday text: Love is...

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

Hanford CRC Podcast!

Did you know that now you can listen to our latest sermons through your favorite Podcasting services?

Why Podcast? Podcasts give you the ability to listen anywhere without having to worry about your internet connection, or using too much data. Listen in the car, at the gym, or while you're out working on the farm, ranch, or dairy. Simply put, podcasts are easily accessible and portable so you have the freedom to tune in anytime from anywhere. Pretty cool, huh?

Find our Hanford CRC Channel on Spotify, Apple Podcast, or Online direct from your favorite mobile device.

Profession of Faith & Baptism

This Sunday we are privileged to hear the profession of faith of Christine de Jong and then witness the baptism of their son Levi James. The elders interviewed her this past week and recommend her for confessing member status in the church.

Church Clean-Up & Clean-Out

The office staff is about to undertake a thorough review and assessment of all the supplies, resources, equipment, furnishings etc. stored throughout our buildings and sheds. Over the years there has been a continuous build-up of "stuff" that we used to use or need but no longer seem to be in need of anymore. We will compile a complete inventory of these things and determine appropriate disposition of such things. Some things will be kept, repaired and made available for continued use. Other things will likely be sold, some donated and the rest will be discarded. Priority for donations will be to the membership of the congregation, and then institutions connected to our ministry and community. This process is going to take a while to complete so bear with us. If you'd like to assist us in this regard please let the office staff know. Thanks.

2022 Directory

We are striving to produce a new picture directory. We have asked for each member/family to submit photos from existing albums and/or portfolios. In the event you don't have a suitable photo that you would like to include we have taken steps to provide a photographer this Sunday morning. She will be available to anyone beginning at 9:00AM. She will also be available for informal photos following the worship service

Front Lawn Renovation

Virtually all the planning and design work is now complete. Our next step is to apply for permits and get a schedule put together. If anything changes we will let you know.

Open Door Community Church Update

Our ministry efforts in Stockton continue to expand. Our "recovery" program continues to grow. We are in the process of adding a second "sober-living" facility to our operations. We have qualified as an Alternative to Incarceration" facility. This means that the courts will now be able send "recovery" clients to our "Active Change" program. If you would like to support this program in a special way, we're looking for "sponsors" to cover the "per-bed" expenses incurred in this program. it costs approximately $600.00 per bed per month to provide our services. This includes food and transportation expenses per person.

Women's Bible Study

Tuesday morning Women's Bible study will begin on February 1st @ 9:30 in the church council room. We will be studying I Peter by Jen Wilkin. (9 lessons) A workbook is provided & we will watch a video. All ladies are invited..... no childcare. For questions or more information, contact

Gayle Zonneveld 269-7600

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New City Catechism of the Week: (week 3)

How many persons are there in God?


COFFEE BREAK ~ Wednesday, January 19th @ 10am

GEMS ~ Wednesday, January 19th @ 6pm

CADETS ~ Wednesday, January 19th @ 6pm

MSM & COMMON GROUND ~ Sunday, January 16th @ 6pm


Friday 1/14: Marisa Atsma

Saturday 1/15:

Sunday 1/16: Dorene Vryhof, Kaylee Hicke

Monday 1/17:

Tuesday 1/18: Lael Dunn

Wednesday 1/19: Greta Souza

Thursday 1/20:


Common Ground is made of co-ed youth in grades nine through twelve. Meetings are held Sundays @ 6pm in the loft. Please contact Andy Hanson for more information.

Middle School Ministry is made of co-ed youth in grades seventh and eighth. Please contact Andy Hanson for more information.

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

GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a program for girls in third through eighth grade. Please contact Shonie Holt at (559-936-3360) for more information.


Special Offerings:

This week: Christian Education

Next week: Faith Promise

General Fund Report of Offerings and gifts:

Approved budget for fiscal year 2021/2022 - $873,000

($72,750 needed per month to make budget)

General fund offerings through December 31, 2021 - $367,978.65 (we reached 42.2% of our 2021/22 budget)

General Fund expenses through December 31, 2021 - $331,146.39 (we spent 32.7% of our 2021/22 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 normal office hours only (M-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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Polly Plekker - Hospitalized for observations


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 that 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, Norm & Audrey Galloway, Richard & Marilyn Maccagno, Helen Schilder

Martha Chandler (Alice Manor in Fowler)

Janet Henshaw (Lemoore Elderly Apts)

Helen Noland (The Remington)

Jeanette Stout, Corrie Vennema (Valley Christian Home)

Linda Reenders (Palm Village in Reedley)


Theresa Lemos (Anita Lemos daughter-in-law) slowly recovering at home from Covid


Cal & Jamie Hofland and Roger & Sue Scheenstra


Stewart & Christine de Jong


"In House" New City Catechism - All parents with at least one child between the ages of 3 and 6th grade are invited to take part in New City Catechism! Download the app (search "New City Catechism APP") on your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices. The lesson this week will be: How many persons are there in God? (week 3) Join the ‘City Catechism Discussion with First CRC’ Group on Facebook!

Did you know that 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: Kelly Bekedam, Will Bekedam

Children's Worship: Storyteller: (Lamb) Sheri Tos, Ashlyn Walker

(Lions) Bob Beede, Kendall Mouw


Nursery: Maegen de Jong, Moira Mackey

Children's Worship: Storyteller: (Lambs) Cheryl Zonneveld, Brigit de Jong

(Lions): Liz de Jong. Candi Koelewyn

Want to get in touch with our staff?

Lambert Sikkema, Pastor -

Andy Hanson, Associate Pastor -

Vince Godfrey, Pastor of Worship and Liturgy -

Tony Winterwoud, Pastor of Visitation - 559-260-8370

Becky Villalobos, Church Office Administrator -

Shonie Holt, High School Youth Director -

Elizabeth de Jong, Children's Ministry Director -

Adam Danielson, Custodian - 559-410-0443

About Us

Please join us for our Sunday worship service at 9:30am. Locked boxes will be available for your tithes and offerings.