Maple Avenue Ministries

Contents Origins, 1913-1916 Growth and Prosperity, 1916-1980 Crisis and Reconciliation, 1980- Gallery Bibliography by John D. Cox Originally known as Maple Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Maple Avenue Ministries was founded in 1913. Throughout its history, Maple Avenue has played an active role in service both locally and abroad, helping to establish Christian schools in Holland Read More …

Leprosy Federation

Content Establishing the Leprosy Federation Combating Leprosy Federation Fundraising Legacy of the Federation Bibliography By Amanda Palomino Previously published in Joint Archives Quarterly, Volume 21, Issue 04, Winter January 1, 2012. Establishing the Leprosy Federation The conception of the Federation started with Christine Van Raalte Gilmore, a much respected leader among the women of the Read More …

Pillar Church

Content Established, 1847 World War II & the 1950s 1960 to the Present Bibliography By Joshua Briggs In 1847 Holland’s founder Reverend Albertus C. Van Raalte established First Reformed Church. As the congregation grew, the need to construct a new church arose. The building was completed in 1857. In 1997 the institution, now known as Read More …