Central Park Chapel Builing

A warm welcome to all who are joining us. We hope you will experience God's blessing as you worship with us.

Services at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

2013 Summer Activities

June 30
Pastor Mike Pitsenberger

Faith Church
Music by Jan Gort

July 7
Dr. Stanley Mast

LaGrave Avenue CRC
Music by Bill VanEe

July 14
Rev. Jonathon Brown

Pillar Church
Music by Blake Diephouse

July 21
Rev. James Karsten

Cascade Fellowship CRC
Music by Renee Rietberg

July 28
Dr. Neil Plantinga

Emeritus - Calvin Theological Seminary
Music by Jessica Klooster

August 4
Dr. Trygve Johnson

Dean of Chapel, Hope College
Music by Krista Greendyk

August 11
Dr. Mary S. Hulst

College Chaplin, Calvin College
Music by Aaron Good

August 18
Dr. Jeffrey Weima

Calvin Theological Seminary
Music by Kathryn Becksvoort

August 25
Rev. Steven Vander Molen

Western Theological Seminary
Music by Christina & Ashley Stephenson
Annual Meeting following morning service.
All are encouraged to attend.

September 1
Dr. Tim Brown

President, Western Theological Seminary
Music by Dan Jonker
110 Year Celebration immediately following the morning service.

— Nursery Provided —
Volunteers always needed

The History of Central Park Chapel

Located on rail and interurban lines linking the west Michigan shore with Chicago and Grand Rapids, Holland has long been a tourist destination. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, vacationers erected summer cottages at Central Park on the shores of Black Lake, present-day Lake Macatawa. Many of them, like the permanent residents, were of Dutch descent and had strong religious beliefs. John R. Stryker hosted services on his porch until 1903 when the Central Park Chapel was built to serve interdenominational religious needs. Dr. John A. Otte, a medical missionary, led the construction of the chapel on land donated by Gerrit Zaalmink. Early services were held in Dutch as well as English. Because of the number of clergy who vacationed here, Central Park was known as "Saint's Rest."

Board of Directors

  • Leesa Schram, President
  • Scott Spoelhof, Treasurer
  • Carol Danhof
  • Tim Howell
  • Bill VanEe
  • Carol Van Andel, Vice President
  • Peggy Greydanus, Secretary
  • Penny Diephouse
  • Bill Swets
  • Janice Vogelzang

Our Location

522 Grove Ave. Holland, Michigan 49432


Street Address
552 Grove Avenue
Holland, Michigan 49423

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 341
Macatawa, MI 49434

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