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 now!


  • Seasonal Class

    Advent Pause

    Wednesday Evenings 7-7:20 pm December 1-December 22

    Seeking a place of refuge in the midst of the cultural frenzy this Christmas season? Join us for Advent Pause! Each experience will offer times of stillness, Scripture readings, music, and prayer through the method of Lectio Divina. What do you need to do? Join the Zoom room, shut off the video and sound, light a candle, and see what God has in store for you!  To register and to obtain the link, click here. 

  • Seasonal Class

    The ARt of Compassion

    Sunday Mornings (in-Person) and tuesday evenings (Online) in January

    Our travel plans may still be on hold, but that does not mean we cannot still expand our horizons! From our shared Christian experience, let's explore the art of compassion together by fusing together Carol A Berry's Book Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh: A Portrait of the Compassionate Life with virtual field trips to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam during the month of January. To register click here for the Tuesday evenings on Zoom session or here to register for the in-person class on Sunday mornings.  

  • Seasonal Class

    Life: The Third Chapter

    Tuesday Mornings 10am-12 pm February 8-March 22 in B106

    Ready to see the third chapter of your life as full of possibilities and joy? Are you in the 60-ish plus crowd? Join Rev. Tom Pier-Fitzgerald in exploring how the third chapter of life poses different kinds of challenges but also can be deeply rewarding. Participants will read the book Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 gateways to Spiritual Growth that explores how the third chapter of life should not be feared, but when "viewed from a Christian perspective, this season of life can be meaningful, endurable … and even joyful, say authors Jane Thibault and Richard Morgan." To find out more and to register, click here.

  • Seasonal Class

    March Read: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

    Tuesday Evenings 7-8:30 pm March 8-29 via zoom

    Join us this Lenten season as we answer the call to all United Methodist Churches to engage in anti-racism work. As an act of learning and repentance, together we will be reading the book Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.
    Wilkerson proposes in her book Caste that, "racism is an insufficient term for the systemic oppression of Black people in America. Instead, she prefers to refer to America as having a "caste" system." Join us from the context of our Christian faith as we wrestle with and seek to learn more about how we can be part of dismantling racism within our personal lives, our church, and our community. To learn more and to register, click here. 

  • Seasonal Class

    current Events and Our Faith

    Sunday Mornings 9:30-10:15 November-May

    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 in B105 and the discussion is facilitated by a different member each week. We'd love to have you join us! Please register here to join us. 

  • Core Group

    Cover over Coffee

    Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am February 3-April 28 @Simpatico Coffee (northside)

    Join Rev. LuAnne for a cup of Holland's finest 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. To register, click here. 

  • Core Group

    Be That. 

    Sunday Mornings 9:40-10:30 Novembr 7-December 19

    "Imagine who you want your kids to become.  Be that."

    Is parenting really as simple and deeply complicated as those few words?  Explore this question Sunday mornings with other parents navigating this ever-evolving season of our lives.  We will join together for a time of sharing, reflect on the prior Sunday's message and lift each other up in prayer.  Led by Daniel and Kirstin Carr in Room E101 of the Education Wing. Come join a group of folks trying to be that. Click here to register.

  • Core Group

    Oasis

    Sunday mornings 9:25-10:40 am September 26-December 19

    This intergenerational Core Group experience will be led by Sandy and Terry Allen. Each gathering will include a time of sharing, use the discussion questions from the priors Sunday's message for a faith formed discussion, and a time of prayer. This fall the group will be meeting in B106 and participants can also join via Zoom depending on their comfort level. This Core group is limited to a total of 12 people and will also support a Risk-Taking Ministry of service. Click here to sign up! 

  • Core Group

    Team Monday

    Every Other MOnday 7-8:30 pm October 4-December 13

    This Core group is designed for women needing a team! Join us for Team Monday as we support one another, discuss the prior Sundays message and discussion questions, and pray for each other. This group will start in person at Rev. Tania's house and then it will be group consensus to move online if the ebb and flow of Covid should prompt us to change. Please register for this group here if you can commit to making to most in not all of the meetings.

  • Core Group

    The Bright Life

    Every other wednesday evening 7-8:30 September 30-December 8

    Are you a woman looking to journey with other women towards habits of wholeness? Are you interested in trying surprising ways to practice kindness toward ourselves and generosity toward loved ones? If so, join this Core Group as they read and explore together the book The Bright Life by Jen Wise. Jen invites women to reclaim their energy through story and scripture. It includes a three-part practice of looking inward, upward, and outward. Learn how we are created to be healthy, strong, vibrant, and rest in the unforced rhythms of grace Jesus so lovingly makes available to us all. Please obtain the book on your own and bring it along to the first gathering.  Click here to register if you are free to attend most if not all meetings.

  • Core Group (online)

    thusrday Vibes

    thursday evenings 5:30-6:30 pm September 30-December 16

    Led by Rev. Brad, join this online Core Group wherever you happen to be! This group will meet for twelve weeks this fall. Centered in a time of prayer, this group will use the prior Sunday's message and discussion questions for conversation and provide time to be in genuine relationship with one another. Click here to register.    

  • 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 neldamcc@aol.com or 616-994-6381.