Fruitland Christian Reformed Church

Upcoming Concerts & Events

2019 JANUARY SERIES - the award winning free liberal arts education delivered in 15 weekly, lunchtime lectures. This year the series begins on January 3 and continues weekdays through January 23 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST with topics such as technology and faith, the church and disabilities, restorative justice, cancer research, the #metoo movement, and so much more, by top experts in their fields. Thousands in west Michigan will join us on Calvin College’s campus; others will watch the live feed at more than 50 remote webcast sites, while others listen online. For information about speakers, topics, remote sites, and listening options, go to


EMERGING PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL: Dr. Heath Carter, a historian who specializes in the church's role in addressing inequality in America, has been named Redeemer's 2018 Emerging Public Intellectual! On January 23rd, join Dr. Carter at Redeemer as he receives his award and offers the prestigious World And Our Calling lecture. Learn more:


CALVIN SYMPOSIUM ON WORSHIP - You are invited to register and attend the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, January 24-26, 2019, at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The three-day conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers. There are excellent rates for students and groups from churches. All worship services are free and open to the public. See for complete information and the registration link.


YOUNG ADULTS! - Join other wonderful folks aged 18-30ish from across Ontario for the 2019 Young Adult Winter Retreat on January 25-27, at Maranatha CRC in Woodstock! This year the theme is “Something more Profound: Standing in Awe of God” and we will look at the balance of intellect and emotion in our faith and how this can influence our feelings of awe. We look forward to what Rev. Darren Roorda has to teach us, and as always we can’t wait to see what God has in store! It will be a weekend full of spiritual encouragement, faith-based discussions, service, workshops, worship, fellowship, and funtivities! Be sure to register by January 10th to receive the Early Bird rate of just $60 for the entire weekend (after that it goes up to $70). For more info and to register, visit our Facebook page “Young Adult Winter Retreat” or email We hope to see you there!

THE DROWSY CHAPERONERedeemer's mainstage musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be running from January 30th to February 2nd. With show-stopping songs and dance, this musical within a comedy tells the hilarious tale of a glamorous stage actress and her impending wedding to a tap-dancing groom. With ruffians posing as pastry chefs, will the Jazz Age wedding go off without a hitch?


REDEEMER READSIn the 2018-19 academic year, Redeemer is bringing a number of authors to our campus to celebrate the work of local writers. On January 31st come out to hear a reading by author John Terpstra. Everyone is welcome to attend!


JOIN THE GLOBAL PRAYER SAFARI! - In Swahili the word "safari" means "journey." Join a team of North Americans who appreciate the power of prayer as you journey hand-in-hand with teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. You'll learn about prayer from other Christian traditions as you visit schools, hospitals, jails, government buildings, markets, and more. Dates: January 31 - February 11, 2019. For more information, visit


COME FOR A VISIT!This winter, Redeemer is hosting a Parent Dinner on Feb. 7th for parents of current and future applicants to discover what Redeemer is all about, followed by a Campus Visit Day on the 8th.


BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR TO ITALY (March 28-April 9, 2019) - Visit the Vatican with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral; the impressive monuments of ancient Rome; Hadrian’s Villa; Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius; Paestum; Assisi; Florence; Ravenna; and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational tour. Contact Dr. Weima at or 616-328-3110.


JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT - Join Resonate Global Mission on an Egypt Vision Tour. History comes alive as you learn how scripture is connected to ancient Egyptian monuments. Dates: April 2-10, 2019. For information visit






CONFERENCE: THE PRODIGAL LOVE OF GOD - Join us April 4-6, 2019, at Dordt College for The Prodigal Love of God Conference: Reencountering Dort at 400 and Beyond. Through invited plenaries and panel discussions, this conference will feature conversations about the historical legacy and the future of Protestantism as well as the opportunities facing the global church in the decades ahead. Confirmed speakers include Marilynne Robinson, Richard Mouw, James K.A. Smith, Timothy George, Paul Lim, Suzanne McDonald, Jemar Tisby, and Tish Harrison Warren. For info go to Register at


INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE hosted by Coffee Break and Women's Ministry. Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT at The Meeting House, 2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6E1. An inspirational day for women, including contemporary worship, great teaching, amazing food, and fellowship! Speaker and other details will be announced soon! Pull away from the busyness of life, and spend a day with other women, growing in your walk with Jesus. All women welcome!


WALKING ALONGSIDE: YOUTH AND MENTAL HEALTH - Join us Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:15 am to 3:30 pm, at Westdale Reformed Church in Hamilton, Ontario for a training event on youth and mental health, open to youth and youth leaders, pastors, parents, teachers, disability advocates, service providers, coaches, and other community volunteers. Keynote speaker: Stephen Doucet Campbell, a registered psychotherapist at Shalem Mental Health Network, with experience serving youth with depression, anxiety, and addiction.


CALVIN SEMINARY'S DIG PROGRAM - Dig is a summer program hosted at Calvin Seminary that helps youth uncover their future by exploring their callings while enriching and deepening their faith. By the end of the program, each student will leave with a clearer sense of their gifts and skills and an understanding of how God can use them to meet the needs of the world. This summer's program takes place July 8-27, 2019. To nominate a student or to apply yourself, visit


INSPIRE 2019 will once again bring together people from across the denomination for a time of inspiration, connection, and encouragement. Join us August 1-3, 2019 in Windsor, Ontario! Designed for ministry volunteers and leaders from across our denomination, Inspire 2019 is a chance to discover new resources, connect with people in similar types of ministry, share your stories, and learn from others. Get the details at


ISRAEL & JORDAN STUDY TOUR (Oct 10-22, 2019) - Travel to sites connected with Jesus’ life and the early church: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more. This tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra. Contact Dr. Jeff Weima at or 616-328-3110.


WALK THE PATHS OF THE EXODUS - Step back into ancient times and walk the paths of the Exodus from Egypt to Israel in Resonate's Exodus Vision Tour. You will see historical Biblical sites, learn the history of some of the oldest churches in the world, and gain understanding of how to live under persecution living as a minority faith. The Exodus Vision Tour is scheduled for March 15 - April 1, 2020. Learn more at