Fair Haven Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
616.662.2100
Sundays 10am

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  • For I Know the Plans I Have For You

    May 22, 2017

    “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11 This verse is very well known. It’s the typical graduation open house verse. Everyone loves it and it makes us feel good to read that we […]

  • Beautiful Art

    May 16, 2017

    Imagine the world without music, poetry, dance, film, photography, architecture, painting, stories, theater or sculpture. Such a world would be bland. Art brings vibrancy and beauty to our lives. Can you believe that we serve the most creative being? He lives in us, and because of that, we have been empowered and have been given […]

  • Why is Youth Week Important?

    May 9, 2017

    If you’ve been around Fair Haven and Harbor Churches, you’ve probably heard about this thing called Youth Week. In a nutshell, Youth Week is the glorious collision of summer camp and local mission trip. This year somewhere between 250-300 middle and high students will live at Fair Haven, serve during the day, play in the afternoon, […]

  • Small Dreams Kill

    May 2, 2017

    Nothing kills a church quite like a generic vision. Small dreams kill. A church will die a slow death if the vision of the church is reduced to something as small as being friendly, having a good worship service, or providing good enough programming. Nothing will kill a church quite like reducing its life energy […]

  • On The Move

    April 25, 2017

    “They say Aslan is on the move—perhaps he has already landed,” [said Beaver]. And now a very curious thing happened. None of the children knew who Aslan was any more than you do, but the moment the Beaver had spoken these words everyone felt quite different…. At the name of Aslan, each one of the children […]

  • He Is Risen!

    April 17, 2017

    This past Sunday, we gathered together to celebrate that Jesus Christ has risen. The tomb could not contain Him. Death itself could not contain Him. He is risen! I love Easter. I love it for everything it signifies. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:17, if Christ has not been raised, your faith if futile; you are […]

  • Vision, Hope, and Resurrection

    April 7, 2017

    Living without hope is a terrible thing. I have witnessed it in some of the poorest places on earth. I have read about it in books. Most of us have experienced it if only in a very small way. It’s that feeling we get when we think we will never get another chance or never […]

  • Open Up The Sky

    April 5, 2017

    Over the last couple of days, we have had some gloomy weather, along with some rainy days. And as I listened to the rain drops, I had this song stuck in my head. The song is called, Open Up The Sky, and the chorus of the song says: “Open up the sky, fall down like […]

  • Stop Being Anxious

    March 28, 2017

    “Stop being anxious.” “Don’t worry about it.” “Anxiety makes you stupid.” “Stop being afraid.” “Everything is going to be fine.” “Just quit thinking about it.” Have you ever had someone say phrases like that to you? It’s usually well intended, but not what you want to hear. Right? The more I see anxiety haunt young people, […]

  • Not Home Yet

    March 21, 2017

    On March 4, a team of seven from Fair Haven boarded a plane for Uganda, East Africa. Uganda was hot, dry, and dusty. The sun was so intense it would start to cook our skin within ten minutes of exposure. The smells were foreign. The language was foreign. The customs were foreign. We ate something […]