Fruitland Christian Reformed Church

Upcoming Concerts & Events

UPCOMING CONCERTS OF CHORUS OF PRAISE MALE CHOIR: December 4 - Holland Christian Homes @ 7:30 pm, December 7 - Guelph Emmanuel Canadian Reformed Church @ 7:30 pm, December 21 - With Voice of Praise Mixed Choir, Smithville Can Ref Church @ 7:30 pm


HELPING THAT HELPS (at Christmas and beyond) - During Advent, helping people in need is on our minds as church families. Helping that Helps (at Christmas and beyond) is a 1-hour webinar that explores alleviating poverty while helping, rather than unknowingly harming, people who struggle financially. Learn practical strategies to overcome local and global poverty and injustice. Join Wendy Hammond (World Renew) and Andrew Ryskamp (Diaconal Ministry Initiative) on Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, at 1 pm EST. To register, go to


CHRISTMAS CONCERT Join us in celebrating this Advent season with singing. On December 7, the Redeemer concert choir will perform seasonal music from the lessons and carols service and Bach's moving Cantata 140. For details, visit:


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  Performing Arts @ Mountainview invites you the join us for our Annual Christmas Concert on Saturday December 8th at 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Hosanna Choir with Director: Herman den Hollander, Organist: Andre Knevel, Organist: Ryan VanderBerg, Pianist: Naomi Van Manen, and Soprano: Suzanne Schaafsma. The concert will take place here at Mountainview Church 290 Main Street East, Grimsby. Tickets are $15 per person or $35.00 per family (w/children 15 & under). Tickets will be available at the Dutch Shop in Grimsby or at the door on the evening of the concert. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.


PERFORMING ARTS @ MOUNTAINVIEW CHURCH invites you to CHRISTMAS AT THE NOON HOUR: Join us for a quiet moment of reflection, peace and joy on December 12th with organist Ernie Termorshuizen and December 19th with organist Peter Ravensbergen, as they present the inspiring music of the Christmas season.  The busy bustle of life and the commercialism of Christmas often leaves little time for reflection, to consider what the season is really all about. We invite you to do so by taking some time during your noon hour break. Come and hear the inspiring music of the Christmas season. Go back to work relaxed and refreshed, ready to celebrating the true meaning of the season. Free - no admission fee. 290 Main Street East, Grimsby •


THE AMBASSADORS CHRISTMAS ADVENT CONCERT. You are invited to bring family and friends to attend the Ambassadors Christmas Advent Concert with guest soloist Soprano Isabella Giuliano at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 14 at Kingdom Worship Center1411 Upper Wellington St and Stone Church Rd Hamilton, ON (former location of Mnt Hamilton CRC)  as we present an inspiring heart-warming concert “With a Heart of Faith”. Come join us as we prepare our heart and mind to celebrate the birth of the King of Kings! Tickets available from your favorite Ambassador or at the door.


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.

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.


TOUR THE BIBLICAL LANDS OF ISRAEL - March 11-22, 2019. Experience a renewal of your faith and a deeper understanding of the Bible as you tour biblical lands with Pastor Peter Tuininga and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See Jerusalem, Galilee, Jericho, and other biblical places that will help the Bible come alive for you. For information go to or contact Peter Tuininga at 1-289-877-8433 or Register by December 15, 2018.


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


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


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.