Our mission at First Church is to continue preaching the truth of God’s redemptive plan, instructing and encouraging His people to live lives in service to God and their fellow men.  We recognize that South Holland is a diverse community with people from many backgrounds.  We also know that God has called people from all races and nations.  

It is our desire to bring together, in lives of service to God and each other, all those willing to call Christ Lord and who subscribe to the doctrines of the reformed Christian faith.


We do this through community, missions, and service.

A community that learns and grows together.


First Church has many ministries and programs designed to provide opportunities for encouragement, growth and spiritual enrichment. 



Cadets | Youth ministry for young men combined with Cottage Grove CRC Church. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from September through April.

Young People's Group | Program for high school age students.

Calvinettes/Gems | Youth ministry for girls combined with Cottage Grove CRC Church. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from September through April.


Catechism | A study of the Heidelberg Catechism for students ages 5th through 12th grade. Meets after the Sunday morning service from September through April.

Choir | Directed by William De Young, the Chancel Choir rehearses on Sunday afternoons from September through May and participates in numerous morning and evening worship services during that period.  

Ruth Society | Women's Bible Study meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for study and fellowship.

Sunday School | Children's ministry combined with Cottage Grove CRC. Sunday School meets after the morning service from September through April.

We rely on the faithfulness of volunteers to create an environment where people can connect with others, worship our Savior, and hear the Word of God.


 There are many places to serve! The below list is a sampling of the ways to get involved at First Church. Contact us at firstchurchsh@sbcglobal.net if you would like more information on how to get plugged in.

Library Committee
Meal Makers
Mission Fund Committee
Witness Committee
Worship Committee

Audio/Video Committee
Bell Committee
Building & Grounds Committee
Communion Preparation Committee
Education Committee
Fellowship Committee