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What to expect at First CRC

We are an multi-generational family of believers that is focused on God, immersed in the community, and connected to one another in faith.

Our Church Family

Our church family is made up of all ages, yet we’re all children of God our Father. Being a family means that we’re committed to caring for one another, and making space for everyone as we worship together. Our family tree has roots that go back to the dutch immigrant people who came here from Holland in the late 1940s and 1950’s, yet over the decades has grown to include many different ethnic groups and multiple generations, with each generation having wisdom to pass along to the next. Our church belongs to a denomination known as Christian Reformed Church of North America.

Our Worship Service

We gather together for worship at 9:30am every Sunday. Whatever your musical taste or worship preference, we hope that you encounter our almighty God when you worship with us.

Music Style – Our congregation is blessed with many talented musicians who specialize in piano, flute, violin, organ, drums, guitar, and singing. To make the most of these gifts, we feature a blended worship style, with a mix of contemporary worship songs and traditional music from the CRC Psalter Hymnal.

What to wear – You’ll find people dressed in a wide variety of styles: casual clothing, jeans, shorts, suits, and dresses. We want to focus on our relationships with God and each other so feel free to just wear something comfortable, and come as you are.

Please bring your whole family! We offer a fully equipped and supervised nursery for babies and toddlers, and a fun, educational ministry for young children during the service. Please join us following the service for some refreshments and an opportunity to fellowship together.


You don’t have to be a member to worship with us, everyone is welcome! – However, if you’re interested in a deeper relationship with God and your connection to our family, please contact one of our Pastors, who will help you get better acquainted to the life of being a Christian and the church.


Office Hours

The church office is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-3:00pm. Our offices are located at the church. 33 Shirley Avenue, Barrie, ON

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