First Christian Reformed Church

Chatham, Ontario

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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 Church Council

As we await a decision from Pastor Nate to our call to become our Pastor, please encourage him in this decision and keep him and his family in prayer. You are encouraged to send messages of support to Pastor Nate via internet at:

We hope and pray that this call may be in keeping with the Lords direction for our congregation., and pray for clarity and peace for pastor Nate and his family as they consider this call and Gods direction in their lives.

On behalf of Church Council,

George Flikweert  


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Pastor Nate Van Denend’s sermons please click below.


January 18, 2017

We mourn and stand with Harriet Bierling and her family with the passing of her husband, Dick.  The Lord took him to his Heavenly home, prepared for him, last Tuesday evening.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at 11:00 AM at First Church with Pastor Fred Heslinga officiating. May the Lord show comfort and peace to Harriet and all those who mourn the passing of loved ones.    


As a congregation we have suffered the loss recently of three long time members.  Joanna Weilhouwer, Wilhelmina Blokker and this week Dick Bierling.  These members are now in the presence of God, praising and worshipping Him, free of pain and the sin that entangles here on earth.  As we hold in prayer and continue to comfort and support family of those left behind, may we be reminded again that earth is our temporary home and that one day we too will be with our Father in heaven.  Continue to stand firm and grow in our faith and in Him, and know that God comforts, loves and protects his children.

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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: Mr. Walter Miedema will be leading us in worship. NEXT WEEK: Mr. Martin Bosveld will be leading us in worship.
                5:00 p.m.


TODAY: Pastor Steve Dozeman will be leading us in worship.
LORD’S SUPPER: we look forward to celebrating on February 19th.


Above information is for Sunday, January 22, 2017