Finding your place

We know that it can be overwhelming to figure out a way to get plugged into a faith community. We want you to know that wherever you are in your faith life: taking your first steps, knee deep, or completely immersed, we are here to help you find your way! Sound good?  Check out the ways to get started below. If you need help, please give Rev. Tania Dozeman a call at 616-396-5205 or send her a message. 

Current Groups at First

At First our small group ministry operates on a four semester basis: January term, Winter term(February-April), Summer term (June-August), and Fall term (September-November).  

  • Winter Term (February-April) Adult small group Opportunities

    Ready to start exploring the variety of different ways you can grow in your life in faith? Check out the opportunities. And, don't worry if a class has already started, let us know  and we will help you get connected as most groups love to welcome new people! 

  • United Methodist Women

    United Methodist Women is an organization that provides an opportunity for women of all ages to come together for friendship, fellowship and mission work. For more information contact Nelda McCrocklin at 616-994-6381 or

  • Peace with Justice

    Through education, community out-reach, service and advocacy, we focus on race, religion, national origin, sexual identity, and gender orientation. We welcome all to join us! For more information contact George Ward at 616-786-4761 or