Fair Haven Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
616.662.2100
Sundays 10am

Blog

  • A Memorial Day Prayer

    May 22, 2018

    My memories of Memorial Day as a young child are tied to a ‘bonus’ day off from school, a cheery parade with hundreds of people on Baldwin Street and a pool party with my closest cousins. Over the years, I’ve become more sentimental about this American holiday that honors men and women who died while […]

  • What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Interesting

    May 15, 2018

    One of my favorite authors, Peter Rollins, often says that we are all haunted houses, full of ghosts. What he means it that we each have experiences, relationships, people, and failures that haunt us. You can probably very quickly think of one of your own ghosts; someone you’ve lost, someone who wronged you, a venture […]

  • The Story from Word to Way

    May 8, 2018

    I have the great privilege of serving the community of Walker, with a central focus on reminding people that their story matters. Your story matters. Because our stories are a tangible gift of the Divine. Our stories are dynamic, not static, which is to say they are endlessly unfolding. What we believe is found less […]

  • Uganda: Our Siblings Across the World

    May 2, 2018

    If you’ve ever gone on a global mission trip, you’ve probably learned what I have many times….I go with the intent to serve, but am more blessed and enriched by those in the country that I travelled to. I actually love that this happens, for many different reasons. One of the reasons is that I […]

  • Beauty All Around Us

    April 24, 2018

    I have been thinking about beauty lately. I notice it in people. Grace is spoken.  Forgiveness is offered. Healing and restoration dance with one another. It’s the phone call I took last night from a husband and wife. One year ago it looked like their marriage wasn’t going to make it. Deep humility and hard […]

  • In humility, regard others as better than yourself

    April 19, 2018

    It’s April 16.  I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Petoskey, MI.  Welcome to winter in mid-April!  A “winter” storm had churches all over West, MI canceling this week and our church was empty as empty as I have ever seen it.  Yet, all who came entered with a huge sense of accomplishment.  I loved […]

  • Yeah, but how?

    April 10, 2018

    You probably know this by now, but the mission statement of our church is to help people find their way back to God.  I love it. It’s what unifies us, energizes us, and with a focus “for the other,” we are seeing God bring people back and closer to himself. But when you’ve heard our […]

  • One Rough Week

    April 3, 2018

    This isn’t what I had planned when I was asked to write the blog but I feel this is a story worth sharing. Maybe an introduction first. My name is Jerry Hoving and I am the Care Coordinator here at Fair Haven. I also help run and lead Divorce Care here on Monday Nights. This […]

  • “Good” Friday?

    March 28, 2018

    Today is known as Good Friday, the day that we as Christians remember the crucifixion of the son of God. The day Jesus was abandoned. Again. First, in the garden when his friends ran from the scene as a scandalous arrest was made. Again in the courts, as Jesus was unjustly tried, with no support, all […]

  • Youth Week | Empowering and Unleashing Students

    March 20, 2018

    Well, the Youth Week planning teams are off to the races! There are currently at least 20 volunteers and 8 staff people giving significant time to set the stage for God to do some amazing things. We’ve contacted over 70 partner organizations to begin the conversations, rented 30 vans to send students out. We’ve begun […]