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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

Covid Guidelines: Please follow the local health department’s recommended guidelines at this time. If you feel sick, we recommend that you stay home.

Rev. Laurie Crelly and the East Church Council

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 seek to find shared beliefs that unite us in covenant and celebrate a wide variety of faith traditions.

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 provides shelter for homeless families, 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.

Check out what’s going on at East Church!

Check out the latest goings on at East Church!

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

    Sally Scutt

    Social Media/ Office Assistant

    Primary Communities Served

    Grand Rapids

    East Grand Rapids

    Ottawa Hills

    East Town