We set aside two or 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: 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 fun time for their children.
Easter Breakfast and Worship:
Easter breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. followed by worship at 10 a.m. No reservations are needed.
Vacation Bible School: dates to be determined, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
There will be no VBS in 2022.
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 date to be determined, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
There will be no Chicken BBQ in 2022.
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.
Trunk-or-Treat on a Saturday in late October
This is a family event! On a Saturday before Halloween, the evening begins around 6:00 p.m. with a hot dog dinner (and usually pizza, mac & cheese, and other goodies, plus cookies and cupcakes and… lots of food), 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.
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!!!