Hancock Christian Reformed Church

  • Hancock Christian Reformed Church
  • Hancock Christian Reformed Church
  • Hancock Christian Reformed Church
  • Hancock Christian Reformed Church
  • Hancock Christian Reformed Church
  • Hancock Christian Reformed Church

Who We Are

Christian, Biblical, Reformed Presence in Western Minnesota

Similar churches often offer music styles like contemporary, traditional hymns, and hillsong-style. Programs like children's ministry, youth group, choir, missions, and nursery are also typical. by FaithStreet

Our Services

What to Expect

What are services like?
We use a blend of traditional hymns, biblical songs, and contemporary music. We use piano, organ, guitar, keyboard in the accompaniment. We begin the service by emphasizing God's presence with us and praising him for his holiness. We transition to a recognition of our need for his grace and mercy in our lives as we examine our sin in light of God's commands. We thank him for his salvation. We pray for our church family and the universal church. We hear a biblical sermon. We end the service with offerings for the cause of Christ in our local community or in missions. After the service we have coffee. During this time special music is being prepared by choirs and the children are in Sunday school.

What is the community like?
We have an active church education program. The children have Sunday school. Kid Connection happens on Wednesday evenings at the same time as junior and senior high catechism and youth groups. Adult education classes happen on other days of the week.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You will be challenged to claim the promises of the gospel as your own. You will be taught about your broken relationship with God because of your sin. You will be taught that only the blood of Jesus Christ can rescue you from the anger of God. You will be encouraged to change your life from being self-seeking to seeking God. God's people will pray for you, admonish you, teach you, and encourage you.


Harrison Newhouse

Prior to becoming pastor at Hancock Christian Reformed Church, Pastor Newhouse was senior pastor at churches in Michigan, Ontario, and Alberta. He was raised in Holland, Michigan. He is an alum of Holland Christian School, Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College), Calvin College, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, and Calvin Seminary. He and his wife are the parents of six children and have two grandchildren.

What Members Say

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  • Debra
    Hancock Christian Reformed Church is smaller than some churches. The preaching is biblical The congregation loves Pastor Newhouse, and we know that he loves us. The worship service tends to be more traditional in its liturgy. The congregation is like a big family, and you can tell that they love and care for each other. It is a friendly congregation. You can expect people to talk to you. You can expect that you will receive invitations to use the nursery if you wish, or take your young children with you to the service. Your children will be invited to Sunday school if they wish. The children are younger elementary aged and pre-school. Older elementary, junior, and senior high students attend classes on Wednesday.
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