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					 Hope Christian
Reformed Church
  1407 6th St., Hull, IA 51239

Pastor Todd Zuidema
    1421 6th St., Hull, IA 51239

        October 29, 2006
   Hope CRC was organized in 1961
                 Rev. J. D. De Jong        1961
                 Rev. J. J. Matheis        1961-1966
                 Rev. D. J. Klompien       1966-1970
                 Rev. A. Dykstra           1970-1973
                 Rev. J. Cooper            1973-1980
                 Rev. B. Van Ee            1980-1983
                 Rev. W. Van Dyken         1983-1987
                 Rev. A. Kuiper            1988-1999
                 Rev. M. Koetje            2000-2004
                 Rev. T. Zuidema           2005-

        WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
SPECIAL SERVICES:         Thanksgiving        November 23, 2006
                          Evening of Praise December 3, 2006
                          Christmas Program December 17, 2006
                          Christmas Eve       December 24, 2006
                          Christmas Day       December 25, 2006
                          New Year‟s Service January 1, 2007
                          Prayer Day          March 7, 2007
                          Maundy Thursday April 5, 2007
                          Easter Sunday       April 8, 2007
                          Ascension Day       May 17, 2007
                          Praise in the Parking Lot July 8, 2007
 (Times for these occasions are announced a week or two in advance.)

                MISSION SUPPORT
                       Jan & Darlene Van Ee
                          Calle 14, No. 176
                         Jardines Miraflores
                     Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Sam & Karen Keyzer                Kelly & April Crull
1730 Meadowlark Circle            San Bernardino 4,5 3
Lincoln, NE 68521                 28015 Madrid, Spain

THE LORD’S SUPPER will be celebrated on:              October 29, 2006
                                                      January 1, 2007
                                                      February 25, 2007
                                                      April 5, 2007 (Maundy Thursday)
                                                      June 24, 2007
                                                      August 26, 2007

                       Visitors desiring to participate in the Lord‟s Supper
                     should make this request to an elder prior to the service.

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM is administered as scheduled with the Pastor.

PROFESSIONS OF FAITH occur at public worship services after individuals have
shared their faith with the church Council or elders. Persons desiring to do so are
encouraged to visit with the Pastor or an elder.

MEMBERSHIP with a church is encouraged. Visitors to Hope Church who would like
to discuss membership are invited to visit with the Pastor or an elder.

A NURSERY is provided for young children at each worship service.

A WEEKLY BULLETIN is distributed at the worship services. Items that should be in
the bulletin must be in the hands of the bulletin secretary, Bev Altena, by Thursday at
6:00 P.M.

SPECIAL BANNERS are displayed in the front of the sanctuary. If you desire a
particular banner for a special occasion such as baptism, wedding, etc. please contact the
Worship Committee.

CHURCH USE for occasions other than regularly scheduled Hope Church meetings
must be arranged with the Building and Grounds Chairman, Kevin Keizer . Those
using the church at any time must comply with the “Church Use Rules” printed in this
booklet. A schedule of fees is also listed there for your information.

PRAYER REQUESTS should be made known to Pastor Todd, Dennis Van Maanen,
( President of the Council), or any elder when special needs arrive. These special
needs for prayer from the congregation will be made known through the Hearts and

CANCELLATION of services due to weather will be announced on KDCR (88.5 FM)
KSOU (93.5 FM), KSOU (1090 AM) and via Hearts & Hands.
                   CHURCH             COUNCIL

                PRESIDENT: Dennis Van Maanen „07
ELDERS:                           DEACONS:
Aldie Altena „07                  Kevin Keizer            „07
Dennis Van Maanen „07             Keith Van Voorst        ‟07 - Treasurer
Dan Bosma „08                     Brad Driesen            ‟08 - Secretary
John Kooiker ‟08 – Clerk          Martin Nielsen          ‟08 - President
Jim Burggraaf`‟09 – Records Clerk Benji Vande Griend      ‟09 - Vicar
Jim Eekhoff ‟09 – Vice President Sou Baccam               ‟09 - Assistant
Dave Pluim ‟09 – Vicar                                         Treasurer

                   EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    Martin Nielsen     Dave Pluim         Benji Vande Griend
          Dennis Van Maanen       Pastor Todd Zuidema

           Council Meeting:        1st Wednesday of the month
           Elder‟s Meeting:        4th Wednesday of the month
           Deacon‟s Meeting:       4th Wednesday of the month

            Council members serve as committee chairman.
           Committee members normally serve a 3-year term.

Aldie Altena Chairman                       Jim Eekhoff    Chairman
Dave Pluim     Vice Chairman                Dennis Van Maanen
Cal Van Der Zwaag „07                       Diana Dykstra       „07
Nancy Driesen        „08                    Nathan Vis          „07
Dar Fenchel          „08                    Shelly Van Otterloo „08
Mindy Baccam         „09                    Marion Van Soelen „08
Bev Altena – S.S. Superintendent            Mike Broek          „09
                                            Viv Covey           „09

      Aldie Altena ‟07               Wanda Talsma     „08
      Scott Eekhoff ‟07              Keith Van Voorst „08
      Laura Pluim ‟07                Deb Verhoef      „09
                        Mike Broek „09
Kevin Keizer        Chairman       Dave Eekhoff     „08
Benji Vande Griend                 Scott Grevengoed „08
Tami Zevenbergen „06
Paula Oostenink     „07
Kevin Fykstra       „07
                         Kitchen Committee
         Lisa Van Otterloo – Chairman Audrey Van Maanen

                      Decorating Committee
  Angie Broek, Sharla Fykstra, Sara Grevengoed, Paula Oostenink,

                   EVANGELISM COMMITTEE
Dan Bosma        Chairman    Jean Calkhoven     „09
Jim Burggraaf Vice Chair.    Hope Highlights Committee
Martin Nielsen       „07     Jackie Covey       ‟07
Laura Heitritter     „08     Sarah Fykstra      ‟08
Tim Lammers          „08     Teresa Verhoef     „09

   Mike Covey – ‟07 Jerry Verhoef – ‟08 Craig Stiemsma – „09

        Laura Van Voorst – ‟07 Lavonne Boer – „08
       Audrey Van Maanen – ‟08 Wanda Talsma – „09
                 Shelly Van Otterloo – „09

              Angie Broek & Sara Grevengoed – „06
          Mindy Vande Griend & Shelly Van Otterloo – „07

     YOUTH LEADERS:                  GEMS LEADERS:
     Matt & Mel Vande Hoef ‟07       Lavonne Boer
     Jon & Nicole Van Berkum „08     Kim Heynen
     Kyle & Cindy LeLoux     „09     Julie Horstman
     Jamie & Gwen Van Voorst „09     Vicki Lammers
                                     Brooke Van Der Zwaag
                                     Lora Vis

     Bev Altena                      Doug Bonestroo
     Lavonne Boer                    Doug De Groot
     April Kooi                      Marty Kiers
     Kristi Stiemsma                 Cal Van Der Zwaag
     Wanda Talsma                    Craig Verhoef
     Audrey Van Maanen               Nathan Vis
     Shelly Van Otterloo
     Jan Van Soelen
     Tami Zevenbergen

PRAYER COORDINATORS: Joyce Burggraaf & John Kooiker

                       HOPE STAFF:
JANITORS:                   Brad & Nancy Driesen

ASSISTANT JANITORS:           Jim & Joyce Burggraaf

HEAD USHER:                   Scott Eekhoff

NURSERY SUPERVISORS:          Chanda Bakker

SOUND SYSTEM:                 Dwight Bakker, Jared Bonestroo
                              Ben Christoffels, Jim Eekhoff,
                              Scott Eekhoff, Drew Heynen
                              Marty Kiers, Craig Verhoef,
                              Jerry Verhoef, Kent Zevenbergen
ACCOMPANISTS:                        Melissa Boer, Diana Dykstra,
                                     Laura Kramer, ,Linda Vande Kerk,
                                     Cindy Vander Stoep, Leah Zuidema

BULLETIN SECRETARY:                  Bev Altena

                 HOPE          REPRESENTATIVES
DVBS Coordinators:                 Julie Horstman, Shelly Van Otterloo

Back To God Hour:                    Elaine Wassink

Lenten Breakfast                     Eileen Boon

Love, INC:                           Wes Dykstra

Meals on Wheels:                     Bev Altena & Betty Van Schepen

The Bible League:                    Nella Driesen & Evelyn Dykstra

National Day of Prayer:              Marlys Hofman & Wanda Talsma

Western Christian High Board:        Le Talsma

Hull Christian School Board:         Jerry Boer, Secretary
                                     Dave Eekhoff
                                     Steve Haveman, President
                                     Bruce Heynen, Vice President

Hull Christian Finance Committee: Heath Oostenink
                                  Matt Vande Hoef
               HEARTS              AND         HANDS
         HEARTS AND HANDS Groups care for one another within each
group and also serve the church as a whole on assigned Sundays and for a
few special functions. The Service Groups which had existed for many
years have been discontinued. The Pleasant Acres services and the other
infrequent requests to serve food, will be assigned to Hearts and Hands
groups in turn. We hope you will find this method easier with just one
group number to remember.
         One couple has consented to be the Care Leader in each group
for one year. Their task will be:
      to arrange for greeters at the four doors of church for the morning
          and evening services when it‟s their groups‟ turn
      to assign someone to make coffee for the morning fellowship
          (Each group‟s turn comes up 4x‟s per year (every 13 weeks.)
      to encourage their groups to visit our shut-ins that week
      Once per year the A & B group combined will be asked to
          provide a worship service at Pleasant Acres.
      When providing cookies or serving food for special functions, one
          group or the A & B groups together will be asked to serve as
         One elder is assigned to each A group and a deacon to each B
group. They should be notified of spiritual concerns and economic
concerns respectively within the two groups. They provide overarching
care and we provide prayer support to one another. Care leaders should be
notified if there are prayer concerns, food or physical comfort needs and
also if there are special celebrations within the Hearts & Hands group.
The Care Leaders will organize the response. It‟s a beautiful means then
to follow Christ‟s command to “love one another”.
         The groups are encouraged to get together as they desire for
social times to get to know one another better. This invitation can
come from any group member to gather at a home, yard, park, gym or
restaurant, to eat, play, or work! Be creative and have fun interacting with
all the different ages in your group. If you want a larger number of
people, invite your A or B counterpart group.
         The Evangelism Committee thanks those who served as Care
Leaders for the past three years!! We’ve promised to make it a one-
year commitment from now on. Thanks to those who consented so
willingly this year! The Evangelism Committee: Dan Bosma, Chairman
                                                   (Bev & Elaine organizers)
       CHURCH                    USE POLICY
       The janitor shall be responsible for cleaning the kitchen and
kitchen equipment and shall keep the kitchen sink supplied with soap or
detergent for dishwashing and light cleaning. The janitor will also clean
the towels and cloths.

       No tables or chairs or church equipment will be allowed to be
taken out of the church.

        Each society or user of the kitchen shall be responsible for
cleaning cabinets, stove, refrigerator, sinks and floor, immediately after
each use. Any left over food or drink shall be removed from the kitchen
after each use.

FEES AND RULES for church-related gatherings such as Baptism
lunches, Profession of Faith lunches and Open House Anniversaries
or Open House Birthdays, to which the congregation is invited:
      1. There will be no fee for the use of church and no janitor‟s fee,
          provided the church is left as found prior to the event.
      2. No help will be available for setting up or taking down.
      3. Put chairs and tables back to appropriate places.
      4. Empty all church trash baskets and garbage cans into dumpster
          and leave no trash in the janitor‟s room.
      5. Vacuum and sweep where necessary.
      6. Clean kitchen and check restrooms for cleanliness.

MEMBER FEES: Weddings - $125.00 ($75.00/ janitor; $50.00/sound system)
             Funerals - No Charge

NON-MEMBER FEES: Weddings - $300.00                Funerals - $300.00

GATHERINGS: Individual Parties and Graduations:
     1. These gatherings are for members of Hope CRC only.
     2. Single Family (Members)          - $50.00
     3. 2 or More Families (Members) - $100.00
     4. All rules (1-6 above) are the same as for Church Related
     1. Only members of Hope CRC are allowed to rent the facility.
     2. Kitchen Fee - $50.00 Fellowship Room: $50.00
     3. No rental of facility is allowed when the holiday falls on a
     4. There will be no help in setting up or taking down tables and
     5. There will be no janitor‟s fee, provided the facility is left as
        found prior to the event.
     6. Tables and chairs will be put back to their appropriate places.
     7. All church trash baskets and garbage cans will be emptied into
        the dumpster. Do not leave trash in the janitor‟s room.
     8. Vacuum and sweep wherever necessary.
     9. Clean kitchen and check restrooms for cleanliness.


   1. Reservations for the facilities shall be made with the Building &
      Grounds Chairman, Kevin Keizer.

   2. No weddings, anniversaries, etc., will be scheduled after 1:00 P.M.
      on Saturdays. You are to try to be out by 4:30 P.M.

   3. No red or purple juices or punches will be allowed in the
      fellowship hall or adjoining rooms.

   4. No bird seed, rice, etc. is allowed.

   5.   Trash must be put in containers and brought to the dumpster. Do
        not leave trash in the janitor‟s room.

   6. You are encouraged to help the janitor stack tables and chairs
      when done.

   7. You are asked to help the janitor with the removal and replacement
      of pulpit and other items in the sanctuary.
  8. Items taken off walls, bulletin boards, etc. should be put back in their
     proper place.

 9. Only drip less candles or candles in casings to prevent spills on carpet,
    may be used. If you do not have these types of candles, rugs must be
    placed underneath the candelabra.

10. No benches or “fixed” items are to be removed for wedding or other

11. No nails, tacks, or thumb tacks may be used to fasten decorations of any
    kind to the pews, platform, or any other church furnishings.

12. No smoking or drinking will be allowed at any time in the church.

13. Those using the church must be responsible for the proper conduct of
    those gathered at both the wedding and the reception, and all other

14. The blue stack chairs are to be used for sanctuary seating and
    funeral/family night only. No food is to be served on stacked chairs.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – adults of all ages, single or couples -
every Sunday morning that Sunday School meets -from 11:00-11:30 – in
the south part of the nursery.

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP – any interested adults – 1st & 3rd Sunday of each
month - after the evening worship service – at church.

CIRCLE OF HOPE – all ladies of Hope – 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each
month at 7:00 p.m. This year we are meeting at the New Homestead – in
their “cozy” meeting room.

COFFEE BREAK – all ladies of Hope and the community – every
Wednesday morning from 9:45-11:00 – at Hope church. There is a Story
Hour for 2 yr. olds – 5 yr. olds – and a Nursery for babies & toddlers.

FAMILY FOUNDATIONS – couples in their 20‟s & 30‟s – meet the
second Sunday of the month after the evening service at church..

FAMILIES OF THE FUTURE – for young married couples – the 2nd
Sunday of the month - at church after the evening worship service

Y.A.H.C.L. – any interested adults – meet the 1st & 3rd Sunday after the
evening worship service – in our homes.

VIEWPOINTS – is for anyone in their upper 20‟s – mid-40‟s – and we
meet every third Sunday after the evening worship service

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets three times a year for a 6-8 week
Bible Study on Tuesday evening for one hour. All ladies of Hope are
invited to attend.
               2006 – 2007 Committees
      Core Committee: Mike Covey – ‟07 Jerry Verhoef – ‟08
                      Craig Stiemsma – „09

APPLE PIES:                     WEDDINGS:
Tim & Vicki Lammers, Chair      Doug & Lee De Groot, Chair
Stewart & Cindy Vander Stoep    Randy & Julie Horstman
Steve & Laura Heitritter        Doug & Judy Bonestroo
Mike & Angie Broek              Bob & Beth Marks
Carol Kiers                     Dave & Lisa Van Otterloo
Jerry & Lavonne Boer            Jamie & Gwen Van Voorst
Heath & Paula Oostenink         Kent & Tami Zevenbergen
Bruce & Kim Heynen              Brad & Nancy Driesen
Pastor Todd & Leah Zuidema
Dave & Laura Pluim
Keith & Laura Van Voorst

CONCESSIONS:                    AUCTION:
Mike & Jackie Covey, Chair      Mike & Maradeth V.O., Chair
Mark & Dar Fenchel              Martin & Sandy Nielsen, Assistant
Dar & Em Boer                   Mel & Kathy Te Slaa
Arlyn & Twila Boon              Craig & Kristi Stiemsma
Kevin & Lynda Keizer            Marty Kiers
Keith & Denise Keizer           Matt & Melanie Vande Hoef
Paul & Lora Vis                 Dave & Melinda Eekhoff
Todd & April Kooi               Cal & Kathy Van Der Zwaag

Dan & Ann Barkel, Chair
Steve & Kim Haveman
Brad & Lynne Van Grootheest
Glen & Lisa Kooker
Kevin & Sharla Fykstra

Hope Church Family ................................. p. 2–10

Hope CRC Statistics ...................................... p. 11

General Information ............................... p. 12–13

Committees ............................................... p. 14-15

Leaders, Staff, Representatives ............... p. 16-17

Hearts & Hands ........................................ p. 18-20

Christian Education Committees ................. p. 21

Church Education Students .................... p. 22-23

Opportunities for Bible Study ...................... p. 24

Church Use Policy .................................... p. 25-27