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.

2016 Summer Activities

July 3
Dr. Peter Lillback

Westminster Theological Seminary
Music by Carlos Seise

July 10
Dr. Mary Hulst

Chaplain, Calvin College
Music by Kennifer Kuipers

July 17
Rev. David Bast

Words of Hope
Music by Audrey Edewaard

July 24
Rev. Mike Pitsenberger

Carmel Reformed Church, Iowa
Music by Jeff Huisman

July 31
Dr. Neal Plantinga

Senior Research Fellow, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Music by Dan Jonker

August 7
Dr. Stan Mast

Adjunct Professor of Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary
Music by Renee Rietberg

August 14
Rev. Jonathan Brown

Pillar Church
Music by Jayne Gort

August 21
Dr. Thomas R. DeVries

General Secretary, Reformed Church in America
Music by Bill VanEe

August 28
Rev. Steven Vander Molen

Western Theological Seminary
Music by Laurie & Sara Dekker
Annual Meeting following morning service.

September 4
Dr. Tim Brown

President, Western Theological Seminary
Music by Kathryn Becksvoort

— 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."

For over 110 years Central Park Chapel has provided vacationers and area residents with meaningful summer worship services affirming the doctrines and creeds of both the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church of America.

Board of Directors

  • Carol Van Andel, President
  • Mike Smeenge, Vice President
  • Scott Spoelhof, Treasurer
  • Janice Vogelzang, Secretary
  • Carol Danhof
  • Dan Goris
  • Tim Howell
  • Andrew Huizenga
  • Leesa Schram
  • Drew Wierda

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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