California Church Celebrates 100 Years


The The River Christian Reformed Church celebrated 100 years of CRC presence in Redlands, Calif., in May.

Members of The River CRC pose for a birthday picture.

Mark Leonard

First CRC of Redlands was formed in 1911, followed by Highland Avenue CRC in 1949 and Bethel CRC in 1961. Two different mergers brought about The River CRC. With nearly 800 members, The River is larger than any of its predecessors.

The church celebrated with a special worship service that included a video recounting the history of the congregations, and former pastors brought greetings.

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