About Us

 
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do."
- Ephesians 2:10
 
What we Believe: 

·  Salvation is by grace alone [Eph 2:10]

·  Our faith in Christ governs our lives

·  The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the guide we follow as disciples of Jesus Christ

·  Family is important, both biological and spiritual

·  All Christians are God’s servants in this world 

·  Denominational connection -  Christian Reformed Church of North America 

·  We profess these documents as accurate doctrinal interpretations of Biblical truth

o   The Apostles’ Creed

o   The Nicene Creed

o   The Athanasian Creed

o   The Heidelberg Catechism

o   The Belgic Confession

o   The Canons of Dort

o   Our World Belongs to God

 

Worship Services: 

GCRC meets on Sundays at 10 am to worship the living God in thankfulness and praise and to be together as the body of Christ. Our services are structured thematically around God’s Holy Word, and GCRC strives to teach what God instructs through his Word and by the power of the Holy Spirit.  

 

GCRC aims to provide a safe worship environment for all – the building is accessible to the physically handicapped, there are wireless hearing aids available, the Lord’s Supper includes gluten-free bread, the nursery is well-equipped and supervised, and GCRC adheres to a denominationally approved Safe Church Policy.

All are welcome to worship with us and experience the warmth of a Christ-centered community.

 

Our Church: 

GCRC's purpose is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ through preaching and teaching the Biblical truths without compromise in such a way that people will, by the power of the Holy Spirit, serve Jesus as Saviour and Lord of their lives.

 

Management of the church is under an elected council of elders and deacons.

 

GCRC has a variety of ministries to serve children and adults. In addition, GCRC supports Christian education, elementary, high school, and university/college.  

Our History: 

Up to 1956, the majority of the Christian Reformed people in the Georgetown area attended Immanuel CRC in Brampton. Since Immanuel CRC was growing rapidly in numbers, a group from Georgetown/Glen Williams area met with Immanuel’s consistory to discuss establishing a new congregation in Georgetown. A building on 55 Main Street S. in Georgetown, which had formerly been a railroad station, a dairy building, and a bargain barn, was acquired by the Immanuel CRC and was converted into a meeting place. In January 1957, GCRC had its first Sunday service on its own as a congregation. While renovations were being done to the building, the first services were held in Stewarttown. When the renovations to the building were completed a dedication service was held in the new building in July 1957. 

 

Since the congregation continued to grow, planning began in 1961 to find a more suitable location. The present site of GCRC was bought from the Halton Hills Christian School and the church was built in 1966-67. The first addition to the church was completed in 1987 and another major addition was completed in 2006.

 

Reverend John VanHarmelen (1957-58)  served as the first pastor of GCRC while also continuing as pastor of Immanuel CRC. 

The first full-time pastor of GCRC was Reverend Dick Los (1959-62) 

Rev James Joosse (1963-67)

Rev Al VandenPol (1967-73)

Rev William Postman (1973-77)

Rev John De Jong (1978-88)

Rev William Suk (1980-81)

Rev Bert Slofstra (1984-90) 

Rev Paul Stadt (1989-97) 

Rev Mark Verbruggen (1995-2005)

Rev Ted Bootsma (2004-2009) 

Rev Gary van Leeuwen (2006-2013)

Rev Tom van Milligen (2013-2020) 

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