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 three times a year (January, May and June) for new participants. Currently there are ten Core Groups at First. 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 616-681-3524 or send her a message. email

Opportunities for you to join now!

  • Seasonal Class

    First's First Spring Read: The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism

    Teusdays at 7 pm via zoom April 13, 20, and 27

    Join us for First's Spring Read, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism by Jamar Tilsby. Together we will discuss how the church has been and is complicit in racism and what it is that we can do about it. “Tisby reveals the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip to bring about racial progress." We will meet via Zoom for a time of discussion. The questions and chapters to be discussed will be sent out to you on Sundays. The Color of Compromise is available for free as an ebook or audiobook through Herrick Public Library and the app Hoopla. Click here to sign up!   

  • SEasonal Class

    SEeking Aliveness

    1ST AND 3RD Mondays at 7pm via Zoom  starting february 1

    This mixed group of men and women, ages 30's through 80's would love to have you join them! This winter they will be studying Brian McLaren's book Seeking Aliveness. If you are interested grab a copy of the book and join them on Zoom. (This book is available for free as an eBook through the Herrick Public library's app Hoopla). To register sign up here.  

  • Seasonal Class

    Current Events and our Faith

    (Formerly Faithlinks)

    every Sunday during the school year at 9:45am via Zoom

    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 on Zoom and the discussion is facilitated by a different member each week. We'd love to have you join us! Interested? Click here to sign up.  

  • 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.