First CRC Weekly

February 21 - February 27

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

From the Administrator

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. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

Please continue to lift all those in our church family in prayer as we continue to navigate the COVID pandemic both together and apart. We pray that each of you finds peace in the midst of turmoil, hope in the midst of fear and doubt, and love for one another in the midst of this unprecedented time of uncertainty. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

"...for the Lord did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-control." 2 Timothy 1:7

In Christ,

Nancy - Church Office Administrator

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INDOOR WORSHIP SUNDAY, February 21 - 9:30am

This Sunday text: - B.A.S.I.C. TRAINING #6 - Do Not Worry - Matthew 6:25-34

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

"In church services" this Sunday with the following plans in place:

  • Worship Service 9:30 am
  • Windows and Doors will be open to allow for proper air circulation as per COVID guidelines
  • No child-care or Children's Worship
  • Seating in every other pew to maintain social distancing guidelines
  • No offering bags going down the rows, boxes available to drop your offering into
  • No mutual greetings
  • No refreshments offered after the service
  • We urge the wearing of masks - If you need one we can provide one for you
  • Bring your own Bibles
  • No Library
  • Children's Bulletins on the table in the foyer

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

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.


Common Ground is made of co-ed youth in grades nine through twelve. Please contact Shonie Holt at (559-936-3360) for more information.

Middle School Ministry is made of co-ed youth in grades seven and eight.

Cadets is a program for boys in third through sixth grade. Please contact Dave Danielson at (559-582-6504) for more information

GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a program for girls in third through sixth grade. Please contact Martha Valdez at (619-471-4014) for more information.



  • New City Catechism of the Week: What is sin?
  • Common Ground Taco Dinner in the loft at 6pm



Today: Theo deHaan, Richard & Eneke Vandersteen (45th)

Monday: Christine deJong

Tuesday: Daniella Dunn, Janice Hofmans, Charlise Mendes, Johnathan Thomas

Wednesday: Bert Duyst

Friday: EJ deJong

Saturday: Susie Martin

Next Sunday: Stewart deJong, Colin Mackey, Corey & Kristen Reenders


Special Offerings:

This week: Christian Education

Next week: Faith Promise

General Fund Report of Offerings and gifts:

Approved budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 - $881,400

($73,450 needed per month to make budget)

General fund offerings through January 31, 2021 - $405,539.09 (we reached 46% of our 2020/21 budget)

General Fund expenses through January 31, 2020 - $238,199.99 (we spent 27% of our 2020/21 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 7:30 AM–3:00 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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Fabric face masks: Facemasks are available in both children and adults sizes in the church office Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm. A minimum $5 donation is asked to benefit Crossroads Pregnancy Center.

"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: What is sin? (week 16) 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 Nancy at the office. 559-582-4423 or



Richard Lemos - bone cancer; hospice care


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:

Joan Audrain, Bob Carvalho, Norm Galloway, Richard Lemos, Richard & Marilyn Maccagno, Helen Schilder, Dan & Janet Slootweg (living in their own home)

Martha Chandler (Alice Manor in Fowler)

Janet Henshaw (Lemoore Elderly Apts)

John & Marge Duyst, Helen Noland (The Remington)

Jeanette Stout, Corrie Vennema (Valley Christian Home)

Linda Reenders (Palm Village in Reedley)


Verda Bruxvoort (Tony Bekedam's Grandmother) hospice care.

Jim Stryd (brother of Bert & Janette Duyst) remains hospitalized with COVID in critical condition but is off the respirator.

Jill Smith (Janice Hofmans sister) undergoing hormone chemotherapy


Cal & Jamie Hofland and Roger & Sue Scheenstra


Stewart & Christine deJong


Jason Vryhof, Matt Morgan

Want to get in touch with our staff?

Lambert Sikkema -

Vince Godfrey, Pastor of Worship and Liturgy -

Martin Sisneroz, Pastor of Assimilation and Discipleship -

Heather Thomas, Director of Communications and Life Groups -

Shonie Holt, High School Youth Director -

Tim Thomas, Director of Technical Services -

Nancy Azevedo, Church office administrator -

About Us

Please join us for our Indoor Sunday worship service at 9:30am. You can find Children's Bulletins on the table in the foyer. Locked boxes will be available for your tithes and offerings.