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Connecting with the Past. Celebrating the Present. Creating the Future.

From the soaring wooden trusses to the preserved pressed tin ceiling and the colorful stained glass windows, this spacious complex features multiple community spaces full of creative promise. It’s no surprise that this site is on the National Register of Historic Places and has long captured the interest of the neighborhood. 

Built in 1875 by the Third Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, 1009 Hermitage has served as home for several diverse congregations over the years, including the Church of God in Christ in the 1980s, and most recently Iglesia Resurrecion y Vida, who held their last service there in 2015. Consisting of a sanctuary and an attached residential building, Hermitage at Diamond is in need of extensive restoration before it can reach its full potential.

Today the community is working to restore this historic neighborhood church for the creation, performance, display, and teaching of the arts. 

We hope you will get involved with this exciting project. 

Restoration

Restoring a distinguished structure and cultural center in the East Hills Neighborhood 

Art

Creating a home for the expression of creativity

Community

Building a place for neighbors and friends to connect

You don’t have to destroy the past to create the future.

Carol Moore