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We celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and affirm that each person has special worth as a unique creation in God’s image. All are welcome to worship here and to come into relationship with the church’s life and work. We thank God for the blessing, the challenge, and the joy that we experience in both our unity and our diversity.
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Local Church Grand Rapids MI

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We have a YouTube channel for our church services to support our remote worshippers. Click the link below to check it out.  

WE Believe

We at East, believe in the triune God, the Resurrected Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We believe as Christians that we should continually seek after God – creating an authentic relationship with God, engendering love, strengthening our faith, dissolving our guilt, and giving our life purpose and direction. All are welcome to join us on this journey, and be a part of our faith family where they can find a strong sense of being valued and loved.

Every Sunday


Rev. Laurie Crelly

1005 Giddings Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

A place to belong

At East Church we’re life-long friends, new friends, family, neighborhood-close, suburb-far, young, old, single, married, kids, retired, Open and Affirming, traditional, open-minded… well, you get the idea.

Our Mission

“Empowering God’s community to grow in faith through worship, service, and learning at every age.”


East Church staffs a neighborhood food pantry and runs a community resale shop.  More on community service at East Church.

We are located in the Ottawa Hills neighborhood and participate in many nearby community events like the annual Fourth of July Hollyhock Parade and Garden Tour.

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Take a seat every Sunday to hear grace and truth!

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    MEet Our Staff

    We journey together, leading our community of faith with a spirit of unity.

    Rev. Laurie Crelly



    curtis prussner



    Petra Woods

    Church Secretary

    Jameson Thompson

    Director of music & arts

    Primary Communities Served

    Grand Rapids

    East Grand Rapids

    Ottawa Hills

    East Town