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 nine 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: Listening in Lent

    Wednesdays at 7:15 pm via zoom February 24-March 31

    Hungry for time with God? Need help in creating that space?  Join us every Wednesday this Lent at 7:15 for 15 minutes as we slow down and listen to God using the ancient practice of Lectio Divina. With music, the scripture text for the week, and contemplative prompts, we will create a prayer-filled holy and sacred space for you to just be still and know the Holy One. To sign up click here

  • SEasonal Class: The Enneagram: A Path to Finding More of God In Finding More Of Your True Self

    Saturdays 10-11:30 am March 6, 13, and 20

    Wanting to grow as a person and grow closer to God? The Enneagram workshop is an ancient way of learning about our humanness and a pathway to growing closer to God. Understanding the Enneagram opens the door for psychological and spiritual growth. The format of the workshop will include learning, individual reflection time, and interaction with others. To find out more and to sign up click here. 

  • 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: Faithlinks

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

    Join this discussion based class that uses the Faithlink publication from Cokesbury that covers current events and timely topics from a Christian and a United Methodist perspective. The discussion is facilitate by a different member each week. New members are always welcome. 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.