First CRC Weekly

July 19 - July 25

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.

I wanted to clear up some confusion that you may have regarding my email. You have received emails from Shonta Villalobos, yes that is me. Shonta is my legal name so any official correspondence will be under Shonta. It's very confusing and I apologize for that.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

In Christ,

Becky - Church Office Administrator

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SUNDAY, July 18 - 9:30am

This Sunday text: Matthew 10:40-42

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.

Out of Office

Pastor Lambert is out of the office July 14th - July 21. He will be back in office on Thursday July 22nd.



Mark your calendars: our next Hymn Sing is tentatively schedule for August 29th at 5:00pm in the Sanctuary.

Associate Pastor Search

The vote to extend a call to Rev. Andy Hanson is scheduled for the 18th of July.

Children's Worship

At the meeting we had last month we agreed to meet again in a month. However, that date has now been booked for our interview with Pastor Andy and our process of calling our associate pastor. Next week pastor Lambert is on vacation. Since he wants to be personally available to meet, the next meeting will be on the 25th of July. We're looking forward to seeing all the parents and volunteers together to keep abreast of how this program is progressing.

Front Lawn Renovation Project

Final drawings and bids are still being worked up for the process of securing permits. We had a couple of contractors and engineers reviewing the site and the preliminary plans this week. They are eager to participate in this beautiful project. We are so grateful for Dave Roach's expertise and generosity in managing this project.

Summer Events

Taco Night will be a "drive thru" due to the heat. This event will be held on Saturday, July 24th @ 6pm. Dinner plates consist of 2 tacos (1 Asada, 1 Chicken) Rice & Beans.

We will end our Family Summer Extravaganza with a Indoor Movie on Friday, August 20th. More information will be available at the beginning of August.

Back-Pack Project for Monroe

We need several volunteers to help us sort and fill the back packs we have acquired for Monroe Elementary School. The backpacks have arrived. The contents have also arrived. We just need to put the one into the other a few hundred times! If we have enough volunteers we could accomplish this in a day. We're looking at either the last Saturday of July and/or the first Saturday of August. We promised the backpacks to the school on Monday the 9th of August.

Men's Softball

Our men's softball team is off to a great season. The games are held at Centennial Sports Complex and they would love to see fans in the stands.

July 19th @ 8:30pm - Field 5

July 26th @ 8:30pm - Field 5



New City Catechism of the Week: 36

What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?

Cake will be served this Sunday as a farewell & retirement for Margaret DeVelois. She has been involved at church for 44 years as well as teaching at Hanford Christian School. We pray as she moves to Washington this new transition in her life will be full of new blessings.

A 'Harvest Table' has been set up in the foyer for fresh garden produce. If you enjoy gardening and have an abundance, please feel free to bring and share with our Church Family on Sunday mornings:)


  • Taco Night (July 24th)
  • Movie Night (August 20th)


Monday: John Jr & Teri Zonneveld, Esther Scheeringa

Tuesday: Fred & Sondra Koelewyn, Kathy Pacheco, Steve Fukano

Wednesday: Dennis & Cheryl Rietema, Chester Stevens, Ingrid deJong, Joan Audrain

Thursday: Rhys & Erika Clark, Betty Stewart

Friday: Jessica Lemos, Katherine DeBoer

Saturday: Fred Holt, Joanne DeBoer

Next Sunday: Avery Tos, Denise Tarlton


Common Ground is made of co-ed youth in grades nine through twelve. Meetings are held Sundays @ 6pm in the loft. 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 (559-381-6215) 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.


Special Offerings:

This week: Christian Ed.

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 June 30, 2021 - $689,225.02 (we reached 78.2% of our 2020/21 budget)

General Fund expenses through June 30, 2021 - $505,144.05 (we spent 57.3% 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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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, Johanna Hakker, Norm & Audrey Galloway, Richard & Marilyn Maccagno, Helen Schilder, Janet Slootweg (living in her own home)

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)

Kathy Mackey - Eye Surgery on July 15th

Pastor Gabe - Kidney surgery on July 16th

Dick Hofmans - impending Bypass surgery


Cal & Jamie Hofland and Roger & Sue Scheenstra


Stewart & Christine deJong


GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is in need of volunteers. If you would like to help out with this need, please contact Martha Valdez at 619-471-4014.

HCS Employment Opportunities

HCS is currently looking for a part-tine (13 hours a week) Band/Choir Director. Please call 584-9207 if you or someone you know is interested.

"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 do we believe about the Holy Spirit? (week 36) 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

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serving schedules


Nursery: Maegen de Jong, Joyce VandeBeek, Moira Mackey

Children's Worship: Storyteller: (Big) Stevi Zonneveld, Heather Zonneveld

(Little) Tiffany Mackey, Cheryl Zonneveld


Nursery: Jeanne de Haan, Thea Bergman

Children's Worship: Storyteller: (Big) Jennifer Butts, Cheryl Zonneveld

(Little) Liz de Jong, Shonie Holt

Want to get in touch with our staff?

Lambert Sikkema, Pastor -

Vince Godfrey, Pastor of Worship and Liturgy -

Martin Sisneroz, Pastor of Assimilation and Discipleship -

Shonie Holt, High School Youth Director -

Tim Thomas, Director of Technical Services -

Becky Villalobos, Church Office administrator -

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.