ALL-IN Sundays: June 4, September 17 and November 12
We set aside three Sundays, each year, to invite every member to be sure not to miss worship (that means no vacations or driving up north to the cabin). We also encourage everyone to invite friends to come. We always follow worship with a pot-luck meal. Are you all-in? Would YOU come?
Easter Egg Hunt: APRIL 15, 2017 Noon – 2 p.m.
This will be a time for elementary-aged children and
younger to do crafts, eat treats, and of course, hunt for Easter Eggs. Parents are encouraged to stay during this fund time for their children.
Easter Breakfast and Worship: APRIL 16
Come join us for a hot breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10:00 a.m.
Vacation Bible School: June 26-30, 2017 5:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Every summer, we take a week of evenings to do a Vacation Bible School for children (though 5th grade). It includes dinner, music, crafts, outdoor exercise, and a Bible lesson. The kids would love it if VBS ran all summer, but the adults would collapse from exhaustion. This is a true labor of love. And loads of fun.
Chicken BBQ June 17, 2017 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Since 1966, Hardy Church has had a Chicken Barbeque to support the ministries at Hardy. The meal starts with one half chicken, using a basting sauce recipe that was received from Michigan State University in 1965. We also serve two sides, rolls, beverages, and a slice of home-made pie. It is organized by the Men’s and Women’s Groups, but everyone helps.
Hardy Road Rally date to be determined
You missed the 2016 Road Rally, but look for another one in the future. It began at the church building, at 11:00 a.m. on a Saturday, and ended at an area restaurant (you needed to solve the puzzles to find out where), some time later, for an early supper.
Fall Family Fun Festival Saturday, September 23, 2017
This is a family event! There will be petting zoo,
a pony ride (a horse for the bigger kids), face paints, balloon animals, three-legged race, sack race, and more. Hot dogs and chips will be available for this who are hungry. Come enjoy a break from electronic media (leave the phone in the car?) and have some olde tyme fun.
Trunk-or-Treat Saturday, October 28, 2017
This is a family event! On a Saturday before Halloween, the evening begins around 6:00 p.m. with a hot dog dinner, hayrides, and crafts for the kids. Later on, we walk out to our ornately decorated car trunks (it’s up to the car owner to figure out how they want to decorate), and pass out candy to the costumed children. It’s a lot of fun for everyone. NEW: We are accepting mittens for area elementary school kids. if you can, bring a pair or two or more.
Live Nativity Saturday, December 9, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
In early December, we put up stage flats, set up lights, dress up as angels, shepherds, and the Holy Family… so that we can tell the story of Jesus’ birth. It is done outdoors, next to the barn, and includes live animals. It runs about 20 minutes, starting every half hour.
After each run-through, all are invited to pet the animals, talk to the actors… then walk over to the church building for refreshments. This event has run annually since 1960. There is no cost for this event, however donations are accepted. Merry Christmas!!!