First Christian Reformed Church

Chatham, Ontario

Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to take some time to explore and get to know our family here at First Church.
Here at First Church we are more that just a group of believers who come together for worship. We are a family, bound together in Jesus Christ.
We invite you to participate in our ministries and programs, all of which strive to bring us together in true fellowship, strengthen our faith, further the Kingdom, and give glory to God.

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From the Pastoral
                            Search Committee:

The committee has been continuously at work for over a year now, looking and listening for the Lords direction for a Pastor to our congregation. To that end they have invited Pastor Nathaniel (Nate) Van Denend of the Woodbridge CRC to lead us in worship on Sunday the 27th of November in our morning service. Pastor Nate has served as pastor for the past six years at Woodbridge since he graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2010. We look forward to Pastor Nate and his wife to visit us, and lead us in worship.


If you are interested in listening to
Pastor Nate Van Denend’s sermons please click below.


Black Friday,… have we heard enough about it this last week? All the advertising that comes with the Christmas celebration. It’s hard to keep all the “noise” away when we see it in our papers/flyers television, and hear it on the radio. Our Saviour took time out to find a quiet and out of the way place to be alone with his Heavenly Father when he was tired and busy with the crowds. May we too, in the middle of our busy preparations for Christmas, or our reflections of busy times in the past, take time and prayerfully connect with our Heavenly Father, and once again be astounded on the beauty and grace of that first Christmas gift to the world.

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We call ourself:

Christian because we belong to Jesus Christ and want to be his followers.
We recognize as fellow-Christians all people who accept the teachings of the Bible as summarized in the Apostle’s Creed.
Reformed because we're part of that historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of 16th-century reformer John Calvin, who struggled to return Christianity to its biblical roots.
Church because God has called us to be a fellowship of his people in the world.
We often call ourselves "the First CRC of Chatham" for short.


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    Family Worship        SUNDAYS
Two services:
10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The 5:00 p.m. service is combined with the Grace Christian Reformed Church at First CRC.

Join us or use our
Telephone Link:

Call 5 minutes before the service.

Childcare provided during
both services.
Children ages 3-9 attend
Church School.

10:00 a.m. WORSHIP

TODAY: Pastor Dan Tigchelaar will lead us in worship.
NEXT WEEK: Pastor Darrell Edgar will lead us in worship.

5:00 p.m.


TODAY: Pastor Louis Bosma will lead us in worship.
NEXT WEEK: Pastor Peter Hogeterp will lead us in worship.  
LORD’S SUPPER: we look forward to celebrating on December 11th.

Above information is for Sunday, December 4, 2016