Our Story


"Living the Story of God"

We are a community of Christ-followers of all ages that God has sent into the neighborhoods of Whitinsville, Uxbridge, Northbridge, surrounding areas, and beyond, to embody and share the love of Christ. We are a local expression of the Church of Jesus Christ and are part of the denomination called Christian Reformed --often called "CRC" for short.

The CRC is a denomination that has about 275,000 members in approximately 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada.


Christian because we belong to Jesus Christ and want to be his followers. We recognize as fellow-Christians all people who accept the teachings of the Bible as summarized in the Apostle’s Creed.

Reformed because we’re part of that historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of 16th-century reformer John Calvin, who struggled to return Christianity to its biblical roots.

Church because God has called us to be a fellowship of his people in the world.


“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10


Our Story


Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church was “born” on January 27, 1895 when a number of Dutch immigrants, who recently settled in the Whitinsville area, met to discuss the idea of starting a new church. Worship services began in February and the church was officially “organized” on October 20, 1896 (link to our 100th Anniversary book - 8MB).

Since then till today, we strive to live life to the fullest by passionately worshipping God with our whole lives, intentionally connecting in life-giving relationships with others in our community, and striving to be agents of grace and truth in the spheres of influence we find ourselves.

We trust that you will find Pleasant Street to be...

  • a place of hospitality and community...
  • a place where you can grow in your faith and contribute with the strengths God has given you...
  • a place to belong and be needed...
  • a place to worship and be discipled.

 Come be a part of our story!