About Us

Our Future – Strategic Planning

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and our rule for faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16) We are committed to the creeds and confessions of the Christian Reformed Church and organized for ministry according to the principles and regulations of its church order. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21) We believe …

Our History & Our Future

In the year 1855, five years before Mr. Lincoln became President of the United States, four Dutch immigrant families living in Grand Haven began to gather in each other’s homes to worship their Lord and Savior. They named themselves the Independent True Dutch Reformed Church of Grand Haven. By “Independent” they indicated that they did …

Our Staff

All staff can be reached at 616-842-6370 or firstcrcofgrandhaven@gmail.com Pastor……………………………………………..Cory Nederveld Director of Discipleship…………………Sara Tysman Director of  Youth…………………………..Eric VanHouten Director of Children’s Ministries……Mary Hamstra Worship Coordinator…………………….Allie Van Oss Bookkeeper……………………………………Bonnie Schippers Secretary……………………………………….Wendy Lonergan Custodians……………………………………..Mike & Sue Poel        

Our Worship

First Church believes that worshipping our Lord is the primary way that we express our relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each week we gather for a morning service. Our services engage us in song, prayer, offering, celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, teaching soundly rooted in the Bible, …

Mission & Logo

Pursuing God’s Mission is our purpose statement.  We are reminded that the mission is not our mission, it’s God’s mission and we are called to be participants in that mission.  God’s mission is big enough that it can embrace all of our desired programs, ministries and activities. Another virtue of this purpose statement is that …

New Communion Table

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is First CRC family? Approximately 150 people attend our worship services regularly. What do you offer for children on Sunday morning? During the worship service we offer Childcare for children ages 0-3 in our nursery area. A Kids Corner: Quiet activities for younger children to bring with them to the sanctuary including a …

Severe Weather

If weather requires cancellation of worship services or other events, announcements  will be made through the local radio and television stations.  Please check those outlets if you wonder about the cancellation of services or events. Please note:  WGHN does not take announcements on Sunday afternoon, so if an evening event is cancelled, it will not be announced on the …