Providence Church is a member of the federation of Canadian Reformed Churches. We are a young congregation, our first worship service took place June 24, 2007.
As a Protestant church, our roots are in the Great Reformation that took place almost 500 years ago. God raised up men such as Martin Luther in Germany, John Calvin in France and Switzerland, and John Knox in Britain to return the Church to obedience to the Word of God. That Reformation spread throughout Europe, including the Netherlands, where the Reformed faith thrived, resulting in many Reformed churches.
After World War II, there was a large increase in people from the Netherlands who immigrated to Canada and the USA. The Canadian Reformed Churches came into being with these immigrants. The first Canadian Reformed congregation was instituted on April 16, 1950 in Coaldale, Alberta. Today, our federation includes over 50 congregations and some 15,000 members. As some may consider us a “Dutch” church, it might be good to mention that while a majority of the members are descended from these Dutch immigrants, we are thoroughly Canadian and have members from diverse cultural backgrounds.