Fair Haven Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Sundays 10am


  • Youth Week 2017

    June 23, 2017

    Youth Week 2017 has taken a combined 4,288 human hours to plan. During Youth Week, adults served 7,170 hours and students served at least a combined 5,400 hours. Altogether, I estimate that Youth Week amounts to about 16,858 human work hours. That’s a crazy statistic. And with all of the people’s time given to a single thing, […]

  • Cut to the Heart

    June 13, 2017

    We first hear this phrase in Acts 2, when we learn about the Pentecost. The word Pentecost derives from a Greek word meaning 50. The first Pentecost happened 50 days after Easter. The Bible tells the story of a gathering in Jerusalem, where 120 people, including Jesus’ Apostles, his brothers, and his mother, were gathered […]

  • 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer

    January 26, 2017

    There’s this great story in John 3 where Jesus was having a conversation with Nicodemus, a Pharisee, one of the religious leaders of his time. The story begins with Nicodemus approaching Jesus… Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at […]

  • FH Staff Blog: Desiring More Fruit

    January 19, 2017

    It’s been a tradition over many years for my parents to give us one of those ginormous, decorated popcorn cans on our way out from our family Christmas party. You know the kind; delicious caramel, messy cheddar and the plain that gets eaten last! Well, this year they switched it up on us big time. […]

  • FH Staff Blog: Divine Conversations

    August 11, 2016

    The culture in this world is ever changing. It’s becoming more and more challenging to get through even a week without hearing of some sort of tragedy, suffering or injustice. While dining at family restaurants such as Culver’s or Applebee’s, children are exposed to the world’s happenings on the TV screens, not to mention in their own […]

  • FH Staff Blog: Going to Dangerous Places

    August 5, 2016

    Most of us are risk averse. Safety matters to us. We don’t want our children playing in the middle of the street and we don’t want to move into the neighborhoods with the highest incidence of crime. We want our children to grow more independent but we are not real excited to give them the […]

  • Baptism Multi-Tasking

    July 28, 2016

    As St. Patrick was baptizing King Angus in Ireland in the middle of the 5th century, he inadvertently placed the pointed end of his staff on Angus’ foot. When Patrick then leaned on the staff, the king proceeded to bleed profusely, though suffering in silence. At the end of the ceremony, Patrick saw the king’s […]

  • VBS 2016

    July 22, 2016

    We had a huge number of children pre-register. There were another 150 who signed up at the door. We had seven children with special needs mixed in the crowd with their one-on-one mentors. Somebody asked me how many children were present. I looked at a sea of children seated in our worship center and I […]

  • FH Staff Blog: Youth Week – this is the Church.

    June 30, 2016

    Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one one mind. – Philippians 2:2. This passage was our goal for Youth Week. We read and meditated on it several times in our leader meetings and with the entire body of students. With 235 students, 120 volunteers, […]

  • Following Jesus

    June 24, 2016

    What does it mean to follow Jesus? It may be overstating the obvious, but sometimes that’s necessary: Followers of Jesus follow His example. By reading the gospels, we watch what Jesus says and does, and we seek to live the same way. And while that is true in a whole variety of ways, it is […]