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About Us

Christian Church, Local Community Groups, Adult & Youth Ministry, Weddings & More

Cascade Christian Church in Grand Rapids, MI has been open for over 150 years since it was founded in 1864. We are a community of real people, learning about a real God and we welcome you to come check us out!

As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world. In Christ's name and by his grace we accept our mission of witness and service to all people. We rejoice in God, maker of heaven and earth, and in God's covenant of love which binds us to God and to one another. Through baptism into Christ we enter into newness of life and are made one with the whole people of God. In the communion of the Holy Spirit we are joined together in discipleship and in obedience to Christ. At the Table of the Lord we celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and presence of Christ. Within the universal church we receive the gift of ministry and the light of scripture. In the bonds of Christian faith we yield ourselves to God that we may serve the One whose kingdom has no end. Blessing, glory, and honor be to God forever. Amen.

Jill Forton Leading A Service At Cascade Christian Church

Vision Statement

Open doors, open hearts, and open minds for Christ, Communion, and Community.

What are our beliefs?

  • Bible Studies
    Bible studies are a great way to grow in faith while in the fellowship of other Christians. Our current studies include: Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study - open to all women. This class meets in the church coffee house from 9:00-10:30AM. Wednesday Night Bible Study - open to all men and women. This class meets on the second floor of the Education Building on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00PM. Contact Pastor Jill at for current study topics.
  • Soul Warmers
    Soul Warmers meets twice a month on the second and fourth Monday from 2:00-4:00PM for a a little knitting and some fellowship. Beginners and experienced knitters are both invited to attend.
  • Men's Ministries
    Guys Lunch is held on the fourth Thursday of every month. There is no cost, just bring your Bible and a friend. All ages are welcome. Lunch is provided. Please note: this group is currently not meeting. The men of the church are invited to Good Old Boys, a morning coffee time for retired men Mondays at 10:00 or so. Enjoy coffee and cookies in room 111 of the Education Building with host Mel Behm, our Minister of Maintenance. The men of the church are also invited to a Friday morning Open Talk Group with Pastor Armand Aronson at 7:30AM in the church coffee house. We also encourage men to attend the annual Men's Retreat at Camp Crystal over September 18-20, 2022.
  • Adult Wednesday Night Classes
    Wednesday nights 6:30-8:30PM. Join us for an 8 week session watching the acclaimed series "The Chosen". This amazing series has grasped people's hearts and attention as they see Jesus through the eyes of those who met Him. This series covers the early life of Jesus, his first miracles, and the recruitment of the twelve disciples. This is a fresh look at how Jesus embarks to change the world. Join us in the adult classroom on the second floor of the Education Building. Bring a Bible as we will look at the book of Luke each night to read and study the passages from the movie. Infant and toddler care are available upon request, and children and youth programs are provided. To join contact Pastor Jill at
  • Adult Game Night
    Join a group of fun adults for an evening of board games and conversation in our newly renovated Chapel basement on the fourth Friday of every month at 7:00pm.
  • Family Ministry
    The church hosts many family activities throughout the year, including tail gating parties, a chili cook-off, pools parties, Trunk or Treat, and Parents Night Out (free babysitting and childcare on select Friday nights during the school year). Amber and Andy Elliott and the Christian Education Ministry help coordinate these events, and for more information contact the church office. We also encourage families to attend Family Camp at Camp Crystal, July 17-23, 2022. Grandparents and/or parents who would like to attend Camp Crystal with their child are encouraged to attend Day Camp (with overnight option) July 6-9, 2022.
  • Women's Ministry
    Every other month there is a get-together just for women - a play at the Civic, road trips, breakfasts out, movies, and much more! Every other month there is a get-together just for women - a play at the Civic, road trips, breakfasts out, movies, and much more! We also encourage women to attend the annual Women's Retreat at Camp Crystal, which will be held over August 19-21. Our Women's Ministry Coordinators are Barb Dykhuizen and Diane VanLeeuwen. Contact the church office for the most current events.
  • Soup & Sandwich Lunch
    Soup & Sandwich Lunches meet once a month at noon, usually the third Thursday of each month during the school year. Lunches consist of delicious soup, sandwich, dessert, fellowship and even some entertainment!
  • Grief Share®
    Anyone who has experienced loss is invited to join us weekly on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. To register contact Pastor Jill at
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