Sunday 10 November a theater play by ‘Simon en Zo’

On Sunday 10 November, Simon en Zo will be performing another theater piece with us! It is a play for the whole family and invite friends to come along! This time they will play the show “Finally at home” spoken in dutch. The show will start at 14:00. Lemonade, tea and coffee is ready for you from 13:30. Everybody is welcome!

Below an introductory text for the theater piece “Finally home” that Simon and Zo will perform.

Once upon a time there was a father who had a son and a daughter. He loved them very much. One day the son said to his father, “Father, may I have my share of the inheritance, because I want to make a journey to a distant city, to the city of the lights”. His father gave him his share and he left. When he got there, he lived carefree and enjoyed every day, until he ran out of money. And if you have no money in the city of the lights, then all the lights go out. There was a famine and there was no food left. The son fled to the desert. There he found a job with a pig herdsman. He sent him into the field to feed the pigs. The son was so hungry that he started eating the pigs’ food. More and more often he thought of home. One day he decided to go back. Back to his father. Back home. And he went, but not only …

If you already want a taste, click on this link for one of the songs that goes with the show.


Confirmation service Maarten Blom 8 September

Maarten Blom will officially start with us as pastor after the summer vacation. The confirmation service is scheduled for 8 September. Maarten will introduce himself in the next Newsletter. We are grateful to God for Maarten and his family and we look forward to having a good time together.

Everyone is welcome from 13:30. The service will start at 14:00. See you then!

Say goodbye to Betty Langeler


Have a blessed Christmas

Christingle service

On sunday December 23th we celebrate christmas together. The children workers have prepared a special service. A beautifull version of Christingle, wich is a old tradition from the United Kingdom. In this service the central topic is the Light. True symbols, story’s, songs and prayers we celebrate the coming of the Christ as a child. […]

25 November – Children’s theatre Simon en Zo

Finally! On the 25th November it’s time for the annual children’s performance in the ICF Gouda.

This year Simon en Zo will be performing. The parable of the seed and the sower will be played together with the children.

Admission free, offertory during the service.

Service starts, as usually, at 14:00.

Picnic Reeuwijkse Plassen

On Saturday 1 September, the praise & worship team organizes a picnic for the entire ICF. Friends and family are also welcome.
You are welcome from 16.00 on the lawn next to the surf school. Address for TomTom: Reeuwijksehoutwal 4, Reeuwijk.

We do it pot luck style: we share what everyone takes with them.
Take a rug or chair to sit on and something to eat and drink to share.
For example, if you have a frisbee or badminton set or a guitar, take it with you.


Harvest market

On 15 September the ICF (International Christian Fellowship) organizes a harvest market in the ‘Ontmoetingskerk’ (Dunantsingel 314).  Apples and pears from Dutch soil are offered for a reasonable price. There are also tasty tomatoes, onions, pumpkins and cucumbers to obtain. With the proceeds, the ICF wants to support a fruit-growing project in Central Asia. Two of our congregation members work with local people on ‘Together for Fruit’.

During this small-scale and cozy market (11.00-15.00) there is also a varied program with international character. You will find a gift booth, a coffee shop lunch corner, activities for young and old, music and a beauty corner.

Pilgrimage Oosterwei

On Sunday, April 29th, we will be going on a pilgrimage through the neighborhood.


We gather at 14.00 and then we leave at 14.15. The route will take about 45 minutes. During the pilgrimage we will sing and pray. Children can also join the walk. Please wear proper shoes for walking.


For people who prefer not to walk, the church remains open for fellowship. Around 15.00 the ‘pilgrims’ will return to church and there will be singing together.