The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. ~ Psalm 126:3
In 1964, hard-working, humble men and women followed God’s leading and started Messiah Christian Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan.
A time of growth in Hudsonville meant the town could sustain the three current Christian Reformed churches plus a new congregation approved by Classis Zeeland. The congregation was given a piece of land on Springdale Street in the Northeast corner of Hudsonville.
On January 15, 1964, Messiah CRC started with 55 families. A church building was constructed soon after and was dedicated in 1966.
Top – Charter members at the formation meeting at Immanuel CRC in Hudsonville, January 20, 1964
Bottom Left – Groundbreaking for the church building
Bottom Right – Original construction
The number of children and youth at Messiah continued to grow, and by 1976 an Educational Building was built to help accommodate the various classes.
As the church kept growing, a new addition was planned and constructed in 1998. This included new offices, a meeting room, a new entrance, and a portico.
Our 50th Celebration Dinner was filled with reminders of God’s faithfulness to our Congregation. We celebrated through sharing a meal, singing, games, and trivia, telling stories, hearing about a little of our ‘family history’ from a local CRC historian, and reliving some of the most memorable and significant moments in the lives of four of our pastors.
In 2020 a major construction project was approved by the congregation. The plans included adding a gym, kitchen, workshop area, storage areas, classroom, and a new south entrance.
The sanctuary, narthex, existing kitchen, and classrooms were also remodeled or refreshed.
Much of the work was done while the church was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The building was dedicated on October 11, 2020, and the new spaces have been a blessing to both the people of Messiah and the community.