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2021-2022 Walk Groups Guide

The apostle Paul was always talking about Jesus. Since Jesus had graciously turned Paul into one of his disciples, Paul made it his aim to speak about Jesus with everyone he met—those who followed Jesus and those who did not—so that he might see people trust in Christ and grow mature in Him (Colossians 1:28).  

This is our desire! At Harvest, we want to make disciples of Christ and see them grow to be more like Jesus in their character, convictions, and ministry to other people by the power of the Holy Spirit. Small groups are an important part of how we expect God to do this work.  

Small Groups at Harvest are about Christians committing to one another to help each other grow in Christ through studying God’s Word, praying for God’s help, and encouraging each other through intentional relationships.

To serve our goal to help people grow in Christ, we desire that our small groups will be welcoming communities where people are learning, cared for, and helping others to know Christ and his love more deeply.

 

SMALL GROUPS

BLAIR-ZYLSTRA SMALL GROUP 
Time: Wednesday | 7-8:30pm 
Location:
 Blair's home in Grand Rapids
Contact: Tony & Marge Blair

This group welcomes singles and couples, both young and old, and to study Scripture. This year they will be looking at 1 Kings. We meet for the study and a time of dessert together from October - May. 

THIS GROUP IS FULL. 

 

DERUISCHER SMALL GROUP
Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays evenings (5th Tuesday - Fellowship Meal) | year-round
Location:
DeRuischer's home in Grand Rapids
Contact: Chris or Amy

This new year-long group will be meeting to study Matthew together using Matthew: Making Disciples For the Nations.

THIS GROUP IS FULL. 

PRAYING TOGETHER SMALL GROUP
Time: Thursday (for 13 weeks)  | 5-8pm
Location:
The Campbell's home in Grand Rapids
Contact: Ben or Joelle

This new small group for singles, running from September 30 - December 16, meets weekly at the home of Ben and Joelle Campbell. Meetings include fellowship and dinner, a study using the book Developing a Healthy Prayer Life, and a time of prayer in gender-specific groups to allow for more personal prayer requests. (The study will start at 6:00 PM so please consider joining us even if you can't make it as early as 5:00 PM.) 

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GENT SMALL GROUP
Time: Every Other Friday |  6-8 PM
Location:
The Gent's home in Grand Rapids
Contact: Andrew or Katie

This year-long small group meets twice a month to enjoy a meal, study Genesis, and pray together. Exact weeks will be according to the schedules of the members of the group. No homework or prep work needed; just come with your Bible! We hope our group provides a great opportunity to know and love our God and one another more and more. We also hope to get you excited about the Old Testament and God's unfolding revelation in Scripture about Himself and His plan of redemption for us. All, including kids of all ages, are welcome! 

THIS GROUP IS FULL. 

HULL-VEENSTRA SMALL GROUP
Time: 2nd & 4th Saturday (5th Saturdays - Social Event) | 4:45-7:30 PM
Location:
 The Veenstra's home in Wyoming
Contact: Pastor Wayne or Suzanne

This year-long small group meets to enjoy a meal, fellowship, and study Scripture (Romans 1-7) together. Kids are welcome. 

THIS GROUP IS FULL. 

 

VANDERMOLEN SMALL GROUP
Time: 1st Saturday & 3rd Sunday | 5:30pm & after church
Location:
 Rita Kubinski's home in Byron Center and various
Contact: Ken Vandermolen

This small group meets on a rotation at each member's home to enjoy a potluck meal, fellowship, and to study Tactics by Greg Koukl. 

THIS GROUP IS FULL. 

HARPS
Time: 2nd Tuesday | 10am-noon | starting October 13
Location:
 Harvest
Contact: Tony Blair 

HARPs (Harvest Association of Retired Presbyterians) exists to provide fellowship, Bible study, and prayer opportunities for the senior (sixty-ish and older) saints at Harvest OPC. We will be studying the book A Good Old Age. We love to have new people join us!

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CONNECT BIBLE STUDY 
Time: Every Thursday Evening (for five weeks) - 6:30-8:30 PM | starting October 7
Location:
 Intern Marc Scaturro’s residence (next to Harvest)
Contact: Intern Marc Scaturro

Are you looking to meet new families and get connected here at Harvest? Join us for a low-key, low-commitment, five-week study of the book of Colossians. We'll enjoy eating, praying, laughing, and learning together as we delve into this wonderful letter.  

THIS GROUP IS FULL. PLEASE LOOK FOR FUTURE CONNECT STUDIES BEGINNING IN JANUARY.

 

WOMEN

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
OPTION #1 Time: Wednesday | 9:00-10:30am | starting October 6
Location:
Harvest
Contact: Susan Nelson 
OPTION #2: We are currently looking for a leader for the evening study, so we do not yet know if we will be able to offer it. If that time would be your preference, please indicate that on the sign-up form.

Harvest's Women's Bible Study is designed for women to gather weekly (except on prayer meeting weeks) to study, learn, grow, pray, and apply the Word of God through a study on the Psalms. This is a wonderful time of study and prayer with other women from Harvest. Newcomers are welcome at any point during the year! (Children ages 0-7 are invited during our morning sessions for a Bible study designed just for them as part of our Children’s Bible Study.)


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SIDE-BY-SIDE WIVES GROUP
Time: Every other Tuesday | 7:30-9pm | starting October 6
Location:
 Heidi's home in Hudsonville
Contact: Heidi Friend

Side by Side Wives Group is a group for wives whose husbands are battling sexual sin. When sexual unfaithfulness impacts a marriage, both spouses need specific care and help. Our ministry to wives provides encouragement and support for women who need comfort, wisdom, and hope as they face this painful experience. This confidential group provides a safe, grace-filled place to help women move forward in healing. The group utilizes various books for discussion, along with Scripture, all with the aim of learning how to apply the gospel in a woman’s specific marital circumstances. This confidential group meets two times a month at leader Heidi Friend's home. Newcomers are always welcome. Please sign up below or contact Heidi directly with questions. 

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STEWARDS OF GRACE:
Time: Wednesday | 7-8:30pm | year-round
Contact: Susan Vanderwey 
Location: Near Harvest 

Sexual sin often has a weight and pull on one’s heart in which one is left feeling broken and alone - someone longing to be known yet frightened about being found out. A desire for intimacy. Wholeness. Healing. But there is too much at stake. If you are in that struggle, you are not called to carry it alone. The gospel can give you freedom from sin’s pull as you walk in grace toward transformation and newness of life. Although heavy and hidden, there is no sin that is out of reach of grace!

If you are interested in transformation and healing, please contact leader Susan Vanderwey or use the form below to sign up. Newcomers are always welcome. 

 
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A PROFOUND MYSTERY (A Book Club for Married & Engaged Women)
Time: Wednesday | 7-8:30pm | starting October 6
Location:
 Near Harvest
Contact: Amanda Ooms

Inspired by the conviction that God created sexual intimacy in marriage to be joy-filled, life-giving, and mutually fulfilling, this women’s book study group exists to provide a place for women to come together to equip one another to work alongside their husbands to sanctify, enrich, and deepen the sexual intimacy in their marriages. Whether you are feeling clueless at the outset of married life or are afraid that the intimacy in your marriage is stagnating or even on life support, this group is for you. We will begin our time together by reading and discussing Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. Due to the personal nature of this group, all conversations will be confidential. For more information or to sign-up, please contact leader Amanda Ooms or use the form below.

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WONDERFULLY MADE MOM’S FELLOWSHIP
Time: Monthly | various times

Contact: Emily Younker

Moms of special needs children gather together periodically for a time of support, encouragement, fellowship, and prayer. All moms are invited, regardless of special need challenge(s) faced – whether visible or invisible. Please join us at any point during the year! 

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MEN

MEN'S BOOK STUDY #1
Time: Tuesday | 7-8pm | year-round
Location:
Harvest
Contact: Todd Huizinga

This men’s group meets weekly on Tuesdays (except on first Tuesdays) to study and discuss The Power of Knowing God by Tony Evans. Men of all ages are welcome. 


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MEN'S BOOK STUDY #2
Time: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays | 7-8:30pm
Location:
Harvest
Contact: Don McCrory 

This men’s group will meet on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays to study and discuss the book Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund. Men of all ages are welcome. 


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 YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

ANCHORED YOUTH GROUP (GRADE 9-12)
Time: 2 Sundays each month | 7:15-9:30pm | September - May
Contact: Intern Marc Scaturro

Harvest's Anchored Youth Group is for all 9th-12th grade students and meets two Sunday evenings a month for Christ-centered fellowship as a community of young people seeking to know and proclaim who Christ is and what He is doing in our lives. We desire to encourage and support one another in our walk of faith as each one of us is in a different spot. During our time together on Sunday evenings we will eat, sing, fellowship and study together. We also enjoy in other regular activities to grow together. 

If you have not already signed up, please contact pastoral intern Marc Scaturro for more information.
 

HIGH SCHOOL THEOLOGY CLASS
Time: Wednesday | 7-8:30pm | October - May
Contact: Pastor Dale Van Dyke 

Harvest's High School Theology Class is for all 9th-12th grade students and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM (except for prayer meeting weeks). This class, taught by Pastor Dale, aims to instruct students in sound doctrine, prepare them to respond to opposition to the Christian faith, and to challenge students to gladly embrace the Reformed faith and to worship God as he has revealed himself in the Scriptures.


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GIRLS OF GRACE
Time: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays | 7-8:30pm | October - May

Location: Harvest
Contact: Suzanne Winter & Rita Kubinski

Girls of Grace is for 4th-8th grade girls and meets on 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM. Our young ladies are taught to know and believe that the promises of God are for them, and that youth is no barrier to knowing Christ and serving Him and His people. Girls experience the joy and fellowship of the body of Christ through regular Bible study and cross-generational interactions with women of the church. We will be studying Psalms this year in parallel with the women's ministry Bible studies.


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CADETS
Time: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays | 7-8:30pm | October - May

Location: Harvest
Contact:  Henry Hoekstra

Cadets is for 4th-8th grade boys and meets on 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM. Cadets teaches boys how to become Christian men. We teach Scripture through the Bible study lessons while striving to instill Godly values such as respect for authority, patience, kindness, and self-control. Other important character development and life skills are encouraged through activities that involve teamwork and leadership.  

 

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CHILDREN'S BIBLE STUDY
Time: Wednesdays | 9-10:30am | October - May

Location: Harvest  Contact: Suzanne Veenstra

This program is designed for the children of Women's Bible Study participants and is for youth age 0-7. It runs on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 AM. While moms study, children sing songs, do crafts, and learn about God.


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COLLEGE & CAREER GROUP
Time: 1st & 3rd Sundays | 7:15-9:30pm | year-round

Location: Harvest
Contact: Pastor Wayne Veenstra 

Harvest's College and Career group is for young adults age 18-25 who are seeking to grow in their faith in God and knowledge of the church. We meet on 1st & 3rd Sunday evenings to fellowship, enjoy a meal together, and study. Our hope is that through this group young adults will have a place for community while also growing their desire to serve in the church. 

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 OTHER MINISTRIES

COLLABORATION IN MUSIC GROUP
Time: Various
Contact: Jim Noorman

Instrumentalists, singers, writers, composers, and those who enjoy reading or speaking publicly are invited to meet monthly before the evening worship service to explore ways to use these gifts together in God's service through choirs, solos, small groups of singers, collaborating on new music, and more. Musicians of all ages and levels of experience are welcome as we encourage the development and use of musical gifts. New members are welcome at any time.

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For questions about any of these ministries, please contact Nikki Veurink, our Congregational Life Coordinator, at nikki.veurink@harvestopc.org.

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