Palm Sunday Reflection

Palm Sunday Reflection written by Pastor Dann Stouten    In his book Leadership Is an Art, Max De Pree, the former CEO of Herman Miller, said that “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.” For three years Jesus tried to do that with his disciples. He said things like “blessed are the poor, and the hungry, and the …

TAIZÉ PRAYER for Holy Week

HOLY WEEK COMMUNITY-WIDE TAIZÉ PRAYER:  The Holland area group, Christians Uniting in Song and Prayer (CUSP), is sponsoring a Taizé Prayer tomorrow, Monday, April 3, 7:30pm, at St. Francis de Sales Church, 13th Street and Maple Ave. We will be offering prayers and songs originating from the Community of Taizé in France whose captivating music and contemplative form of prayer …

Easter Lilies

 If you’d like to purchase an Easter lily in honor or memory of a loved one, please sign up at the Info Desk and pay the attendant $6.00. You may take your lily home after the Easter worship service. 

EarthKeepers Event!

Join CMC’s Earthkeepers Group in a creation care event.  They will be doing their annual spring highway trash pick-up on Saturday, April 22 (8:30am-Noon).  Volunteers are needed to help with this. Postcards with more information and a sign up sheet are at the Info Desk.  Or contact Jen VerHelst at or Al VerSchure at

P.A.U.L. Ministries Fundraiser

P.AU.L. MINISTRIES FUNDRAISER: Families and friends of P.A.U.L Ministries , come and support this wonderful ministry for prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families on  Monday, April 24, from 5:45-8:15pm at BAM Entertainment Center at 478 E 16th St. Please call Ana @ 616-212-6572 with any questions


PALM SUNDAY:   Sunday, April 2, 9:30am GOOD FRIDAY: join us for a combined service of reflection, including communion, on Friday, April 7, at 7pm in the sanctuary. EASTER SUNDAY, April 9, invite your family and friends to join us in celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus at 9:30am in the sanctuary and chapel. A note about COMMUNION: The Care …

Kids Hope – Donations Needed

Holland West, our Kids Hope partner school, is in desperate need of extra clothing items. Currently needed: new or gently used pull-on pants for both boys and girls, sizes small (6-8) and medium (10-12). Please leave all donations in the Kids Hope basket behind the information kiosk in the mixing area. Thank you!

Pat Barrett coming to CMC April 21

Join us Friday, April 21 for a live concert from Christian artist Pat Barrett. Tickets are now available for purchase online and here at Christ Memorial! We have General Admission Tickets ($20 each) for sale at the Info Desk on Sunday morning and at the Church Office during office hours. VIP and Early Entrance tickets are available online, visit …

Pauses for Pentecost

PAUSES FOR PENTECOST DEVOTIONALS are now available for purchase on Sundays at the Info Center or during the week in the church office. For use between Easter and Pentecost, the daily reflections and spiritual practices will help you encounter the joy and the power of the Holy Spirit in fresh ways. Supply is limited – one per family please.  Cost:  …

Wednesday Morning Spring WOW (Women of the Word)

Help is Here Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11am April 19 – May 17 Now more than ever, we’re all weary from the loads we carry and the challenges we face. We have questions we cannot answer and problems we cannot solve. We’d hoped that life would be an invigorating adventure or an inspiring journey. We never expected to grow so tired so …