Finding your place

Looking to take the next step beyond worship? You are in the right place! To help you know what to expect, we divvy up our adult opportunities into two experiences: Core Small Groups and Seasonal Classes. Our Core Groups open twice a year (January and September) for new participants. Want to know the differences between Core Groups and Seasonal Classes? Click here. Check out the open opportunities below and if you need help, please give Rev. Tania Dozeman a call at 616-422-4316 or send her a message. email

Opportunities for you to join!

  • Seasonal Class


    Sundays 9:30-10:30am SEPTEMBER 25-DECEMBER 11

    In the book Resilient, New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge notes that the human soul has a built-in yearning for joy and beauty and all good things. But that craving for life has taken a real beating in recent years and we are now facing a shortage of peace, happiness, and strength. In Resilient, Eldredge provides skills and tools and reveals a path toward genuine recovery and resilience provided by Jesus himself. Resilient will guides us to…

    • begin recovering from the trauma of the pandemic
    • tap into “graces” like the river of life that God promises his people
    • learn to be patient with ourselves—genuine recovery from spiritual and emotional trauma takes time and intentionality
    • create a plan, because resilience and victory aren’t going to come with a swipe on your home screen
    • discover deep wells of freedom and strength through Christ who lives within us. 
    This class will be offered three different ways this fall!  To sign up for Sunday morning session, click here.
  • SEasonal class

    Get The message

    Sundays at 9:45am October 2-December 18

    Grab a cup of coffee and join Rev. Brad for this drop-in class to informally discuss the current sermon series. Got questions? Want to share a particular insight? This is the place for you. This group will meet in the Lounge and, weather permitting, in the courtyard. Click here to join this opportunity!

  • Seasonal Class

    Current Events and Our Faith

    Sundays at 9:30 September 15-April 30

    Want to know how to interpret current events with your faith life? Join us for a lively discussion based on the weekly The Wired Word publication. This short publication covers current events and timely topics from a Christian perspective. Currently, the group meets in person and on Zoom (attend whichever way you feel more comfortable). The discussion is facilitated by a different member each week. We'd love to have you join us! Click here to sign up and to receive the discussion topics. 

  • Seasonal Experience

    Church of the wild at the outdoor discovery  Center

    Sundays 2-3 pm Every Third Sunday of the month October-May

    Love nature? We do too!  We are a small group of contemplative souls who desire to worship God in God's most beautiful cathedral: Creation. We see God revealing God's self in nature and care deeply about the natural world. 

    Sound good? Click here for the nitty-gritty details and to register. 

  • SEasonal Class


    Mondays 5-6pm September 26-December 5 online

    Click here to sign up for the Monday online version of the class!

  • Seasonal Class


    Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am September 27-December 13

    Click here to sign up for the Tuesday morning version of this class! 

  • Seasonal Class

    Holy Yoga

    Tuedays at 5:30-6:30pm September 27-November 22

    Need something good for your spirit and your body? Join Holy Yoga instructor Rebecca Bishop every Tuesday night, September 27-November 22, from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Worship Center. New and experienced yogis are welcome! By signing up and paying the $72 you will be signed up for all of the classes (9 sessions) but can attend if and when it works for you. (All of the fees go to cover the cost of our instructor, who will be there regardless). If you would benefit from a scholarship for this opportunity, please reach out to Pastor Tania at
    We can't wait to see you and your yoga mat there! Click here to register. 

  • Core Group

    Team Monday

    Every other Monday 7-8:30pm October 3-December 19

    This Core group is designed for women needing a team! Join us for Team Monday as we support one another, discuss the prior Sunday's message and discussion questions, and pray for each other. If you need a place to belong and to explore your faith in a safe community, this is the place for you! To sign up, click here!

  • Seasonal Experience

    God is A Black Woman Book Study

    Tuesdays 7-8:30pm October 11-November 1 online

    Author Christine Cleveland takes us with her on a spiritual and intellectual journey of thoughtful and personal exploration.  Although a Christian theologian who spent time calling for racial reconciliation, Cleveland came to the conclusion that the "god" she had been taught to trust did not affirm Black women like her.  So she set off on a pilgrimage to the ancient shrines of Black Madonna's in central France seeking a new understanding of the Holy and of herself.  In the book God Is A Black Woman, Cleveland invites us to explore the idea of a false god she calls: whitemalegod, and to encounter the Sacred Black Feminine- a healing connection to God and an honoring of the sacredness of all Black people. To register, click here. 

  • Core Group

    Core over Coffee

    Thursdays 9:30-10:45 AM October 13-November 17

    Join Rev. LuAnne and this group of women for a cup of coffee and conversation centered in the prior Sunday's scripture and message. Come ready to discuss, share life, pray for one another, and to enjoy fellowship centered in faith. Click here to sign up!

  • Seasonal Experience

    Pub Theology

    Every other Thursday at 7 pm September 29-December 15

    Got Questions? Trying to figure out how to be a Christian in this complex world? Join Rev. Brad and a few other folks for a beverage and real talk about your very real life! Rev. Brad will let you know what establishment to meet him at via email. To register, click here.

  • Seasonal experince

    Second Sundays Social

    Every 2nd sunday afternoon of the month

    Parenting is an adventure and is better navigated together with a dose of fun and supportive people. Join this group of parents out and about engaging in activities together in the community with their families every 2nd Sunday of the month. To learn more and get updates on where the activities are happening click here!

  • United Methodist Women Circles

    Seeking a community of women striving to know God, developing a creative and supportive fellowship, and participate in mission through the global ministries of the UMC? We invite you to join one of our circles! Our three groups meet monthly. Hope (meets at noon), Joy (afternoon) and Faith (evening) look forward to meeting you! For more information please contact Nelda McCrocklin at or 616-994-6381.

  • seasonal experience

    Winter Fun at Lake Louise

    February 10-12, 2023

    Bring your favorite people: family, friends, or loved ones for a weekend of all things winter fun at and around Lake Louise. The days are on your own and in the evenings we will gather for some fun and low-key programming fireside. Think youth group kind of experience with a wide array of ages! Sound good? Click here to register and to learn more about this experience!

  • Seasonal Experience

    Anti-Racism Pilgrimage to Detroit

    May 5-7, 2023

    Did you know that 5 Detroit Civil Rights Sites are listed in the National Register of Historic Places?  And guess what!  We will visit 3.  A Road Trip is in the works!  The Anti-Racism Committee invites you on a Pilgrimage to visit the Birwood Wall, the New Bethel Baptist Church, the Shrine of the Black Madonna, the Charles H. Wright Museum of Afro-American History, and the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery on May 5-7, 2023. You can pick how much or how little of this pilgrimage you would like to do! Have a 1/2 day? Great, jump in on Saturday! Have the whole weekend? Great, join us for the whole thing! 
    Be sure to save the date and sign up for this learning and contemplative adventure for all ages.  You will be responsible for transportation (carpooling may be available), housing, and food costs. Options and cost savings will be available in January and sent to you when you sign up here.