The second week of July 2018 was an exciting and special time for the congregation of Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI. On Tuesday July 10, Trinity held a dedication program for their new 11,100 sq. ft. sanctuary and narthex. The cornerstone was set and a program was held, consisting of special numbers from the Sunday School children and the choir, as well as a demonstration of the new organ, all of which set the tone of a joyful evening. The following Sunday, July 15, Trinity conducted her first worship service in the new sanctuary and, for the first time in many years, all of the members of Trinity could worship together—in one place in their own sanctuary.
For those not as familiar with Trinity PRC, the following is a brief history. Trinity began as a daughter church from Hudsonville PRC in 2001 with 45 families and 180 souls. In God’s good providence, our current facility became available when Hudsonville Reformed Church moved. The old sanctuary served Trinity well over the beginning years but, with the Lord’s blessing, Trinity grew both internally and externally, so that in 2012, a Long-Range Planning Committee was formed to look into larger facility options. With 118 families and 456 souls, Trinity’s congregation filled the
main sanctuary and balcony, and in 2014 started a scheduled rotation of members sitting in the basement and watching on closed circuit video feed. You can imagine the joy of not having to sit in the basement any
In August of 2015, after reaching a monetary milestone, the LRP/Expansion Committee was re-established. One year later the Council brought a proposal to the congregation to build an addition on the north side of the existing building. The proposed addition consisted of a new sanctuary, narthex, restrooms, and included an elevator to allow handicap access to all levels of the addition and existing building.
On May 1, 2017 the congregation gave approval to proceed with the construction project. The project began in June with the demolition of two detached buildings, and thirteen months later an occupancy permit was received. The dedication program was held the very next day.
The cornerstone of the new addition that was set during the dedication program has engraved the text from Psalm 119:90, “Thy faithfulness is unto all generations.” It is the hope and prayer of the Trinity PRC congregation that the Lord will continue to bless them with the faithful preaching of His Word and the ability to freely worship and praise Him in the new sanctuary for generations to come.
To all the readers of the SB, if you have the opportunity, Trinity now has the space and invites you to visit and join in a worship service, held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Trinity Expansion Committee
Mr. Doug Pastoor