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.

2015 Summer Activities

June 28
Dr. Mary Hulst

Chaplain, Calvin College
Music by Renee Rietberg

July 5
Dr. Peter Lillback

Westminster, Theological Seminary
Music by Eric Edewaard

July 12
Rev. David Bast

Words of Hope
Music by Dan Jonker

July 19
Dr. Stan Mast

Adjunct Professor of Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary
Music by Jayne Gort

July 26
Dr. Tryg Johnson

Dean of Chapel, Hope College
Music by Pierce Velderman

August 2
Rev. James Karsten

Cascade Fellowship CRC
Music by Krista Greendyke

August 9
Dr. Neal Plantinga

Senior Research Fellow, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Music by Laurie and Sarah Dekker

August 16
Rev. Jon Brown

Pillar Church
Music by Jeff Huisman

August 23
Dr. Thomas R. DeVries

General Secretary, Reformed Church in America
Music by Jennifer Kuipers
Annual Meeting following morning service.
All are encouraged to attend.

August 30
Rev. Steven Vander Molen

Western Theological Seminary
Music by Bill VanEe

September 6
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

Get Directions »

Contact Us

* Required Fields
Please contact me via: