"When men worship Jesus Christ, they do not fall at his feet in broken submission, but in wondering love. A man does not say, 'I cannot resist a might like that.' He says, 'Love so amazing, so divine, demands my life, my soul, my all.' A man does not say, 'I am battered into surrender.' He says, 'I am lost in wonder, love, and praise.'" - William Barclay

Our philosophy of worship

Worship is our response to who God is and all that He has done. Therefore, weekly worship gatherings are a special time of celebration where our focus is on honoring and glorifying God. Despite what some may think, worship is not defined by a style, whether traditional or contemporary. True worship is centered on the sacrificial death and miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ on our behalf. This kind of worship transcends time, culture, and personal preferences.

At First Reformed Church, we desire to worship in a way that connects us with the best of our historic past, as well as with the fresh ways in which the Spirit continues to move today, constantly retelling the Gospel story in ways that we hope are meaningful and relevant. We aim for the weekly messages to be firmly rooted in Scripture, clearly presented, and challenging, while offering practical wisdom and encouragement for daily living.


* In-person worship services are Sundays at 9:30am.

* We are located at 301 Washington Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417

* Plenty of downtown parking is always available.

* Don't worry about what to wear. We have people who dress very casually, those who prefer to wear a coat and tie, and everything in between. Come just as you are and wear what's comfortable for you.

* Children are encouraged to attend and participate in our worship service. Nursery care (through Kindergarten) is available for those who need it.

* Unable to join us in person? Online worship is offered with a live chat feature Sundays at 9:30am EDT (chatroom opens at 9am). Click here to access the live broadcast. You can also watch the online service anytime on demand without the chat feature. Click here to access the on demand service.

* You can find previous messages by clicking here, or on our First Reformed Church mobile app which can be downloaded by clicking here.

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