First CRC Weekly

January 10 - January 16

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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This Sunday text: Matthew 4:23-5:1 - B.A.S.I.C. TRAINING - "Introduction to Sermon on the Mount" - Martin Sisneroz

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

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

  • Worship Service 8:30 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
  • You can find Children's Bulletins on the table in the foyer. Locked boxes will be available for your tithes and offerings.

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Life Groups!

Life Groups are back! Online registration for Spring Life Groups is open. Have questions or need help signing up? Contact Heather Thomas at (559) 816-1924 or to answer questions or provide assistance.
Life Group Announcement


I hope your Gingerbread House is going well. The FlipGrid videos will need to be turned in by Wednesday, January 13th and awards will be given out on on the 17th of January. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sarah Zonneveld


Our January/February Today devotionals are lost in the mail somewhere between Michigan and California. The Back to God Hour office has been contacted and they state that the devotionals were shipped at their regular time. They have been receiving many calls from other congregations with the same issue. So...with that being said we just have to wait for the United States Postal service to find our devotionals and get them to us. In the meantime, you can log onto the TODAY Back to God Hour website and find the daily devotionals at Sorry for the inconvenience. The office will let you know as soon as the devotionals arrive.

our next hymn sing

Our next Hymn Sing will be Sunday, January 31st at 5pm. If you have hymns you'd like to request for the Hymn Sing or for any worship service, please email them or hand them to Vince, our Pastor of Worship & Ministry (


Common Ground (9th - 12th grade) Sunday at 6 PM

Middle School Ministry (7th & 8th grade) will meet on Zoom Wednesday at 6:30pm

Cadets (5th-6th) will meet on Wednesday at 6pm

(3rd & 4th) will meet on Thursday at 6pm

GEMS (3rd - 6th grade) will meet on Wednesday at 6:30pm



  • New City Catechism of the Week: What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?
  • Common Ground Sunday at 6 PM

  • Ministering Elders Monday at 7pm in the church office

  • Middle School Ministry (7th & 8th Grade) will meet on Zoom Wednesday at 6:30pm

  • GEMS will meet on Wednesday at 6:30pm

  • Cadets (in person with Zoom option) 5th & 6th grade will meet Wednesday at 6pm

  • Cadets (in person with Zoom option) 3rd & 4th grade will meet Thursday at 6pm


  • Hymn Sing - January 31


Today: Brian Bergman, Wilha Dunn

Tuesday: Fred & Shoni Holt

Saturday: Kaylee Hicke, Dorene Vryhof


Special Offerings:

This week: Kings Gospel Mission

Next week: Christian Education

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 December 31, 2020 - $357,336.763 (we reached 40.5% of our 2020/21 budget)

General Fund expenses through December 31, 2020 - $199,414.86 (we spent 22.6% of our 2020/21 budget)

The Deacons would like to thank you all for your generous giving to close out the year 2020. May God bless each of you in the New Year!

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

2020 Year End Donation Statement

Your 2020 donation year end statement was sent to you via email. Please click on the link within the email to retrieve your statement. If you have further questions, please contact Deacon Chairman Johnny Zonneveld

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 does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments? (week 10) 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



Claudine VanGroningen - hospitalized

Richard Lemos - bone cancer; hospice care

Fred Koelewyn - chemotherapy completed


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, Claudine Van Groningen (living in their own home)

Martha Chandler (Alice Manor in Fowler)

Janet Henshaw (Lemoore Elderly Apts)

John & Marge Duyst, Helen Noland (The Remington)

Bram Stout (Alzheimer Care Home in Fresno)

Jeanette Stout, Corrie Vennema (Valley Christian Home)

Linda Reenders (Palm Village in Reedley)


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 -


Governing Council -

  • Chairman: Bill Tos
  • Vice Chairman: Robert Butts
  • Clerk: Scott Schmidt
  • Treasurer: Leland Kootstra

Ministering Deacons -

  • Chairman: Johnny Zonneveld
  • Comptroller: Piet Zonneveld

About Us

Please join us for our Indoor Sunday worship service at 8:30am. You can find Children's Bulletins on the table in the foyer. Locked boxes will be available for your tithes and offerings.