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In the early 1950's a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands formed an association to help attract more of their countrymen to Prince Edward Island. Attracted to the rich land many became farmers, while others set up small businesses or worked in various industry. At first, many of the immigrants preferred to join an existing Island Church, but were encouraged by Islanders to form their own church, as the Scots and British had done before them. Even though they came from a wide variety of backgrounds, they decided to form a single congregation, giving witness to the unifying spirit of the church. This congregation became the Charlottetown Christian Reformed Church.
The beginnings were humble with families meeting for worship in various homes until they rented the Heartz Hall in East Royalty as the first meeting place, for one dollar a week. Many old cars and even a tractor were parked at the Hall on Sundays, and many of them needed a boost to get them going for the drive home. Members who lived farther away brought lunches along and stayed at the Hall for the 2 pm service.
The present property at 153 Mt. Edward Road was purchased in the mid 1960's and the church building was dedicated on February 6, 1966. As the church continued to grow and attract new members, the building was expanded twice, once in the early 1980's and once in 1994.
Over the years the church has been blessed with a vibrant community that is dedicated to one another and to our neighbours, assisting in the formation of the Happy Day Christian Kindergarten and Immanuel Christian School. There is rarely a quiet night at the church with many clubs and groups using the building. We are proud to have all ages well represented from newborns to seniors.
As followers of Jesus Christ,
living in this world—
which some seek to control,
and others view with despair—
we declare with joy and trust:
Our world belongs to God!
From the beginning,
through all the crises of our times,
until the kingdom fully comes,
God keeps covenant forever:
Our world belongs to God!
God is King:
Let the earth be glad!
Christ is victor:
his rule has begun!
The Spirit is at work:
creation is renewed!
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
Still, despair and rebellious pride fill the earth:
some, crushed by failure
or broken by pain,
give up on life and hope and God;
but still hoping for human triumph,
work feverishly to realize their dreams.
As believers in God,
we also struggle with the spirits of this age,
resisting them in the power of the Spirit,
testing them by God’s sure Word.
Our world, fallen into sin,
has lost its first goodness,
but God has not abandoned the work of his hands:
our Maker preserves this world,
sending seasons, sun, and rain,
upholding all creatures,
renewing the earth,
promising a Savior,
guiding all things to their purpose.
God holds this world
with fierce love.
Keeping his promise,
he sends Jesus into the world,
pours out the Holy Spirit,
and announces the good news:
sinners who repent and believe in Jesus
live anew as members of the family of God—
the first-fruits of a new creation.
We rejoice in the goodness of God,
renounce the works of darkness,
and dedicate ourselves to holy living.
As covenant partners,
set free for joyful obedience,
we offer our hearts and lives
to do God’s work in the world.
With tempered impatience,
eager to see injustice ended,
we expect the Day of the Lord.
We are confident
that the light
which shines in the present darkness
will fill the earth
when Christ appears.
Come, Lord Jesus.
Our world belongs to you.
From Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony, © 2008, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Grand Rapids MI. www.crcna.org. Reprinted with permission.
Our church is a part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. You can find out more about us here.