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. 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

Fall Opportunities


  • Seasonal Class: Partners in Ministry Class

    sunday Mornings at 9:4 October 25-November 8

    Interested in knowing more about the ministries of First? Desiring to take the next step beyond worship? We welcome you to learn about how to become a Partner in Ministry with us in this informal and discussion based class. Bring your cup of coffee your questions and your dreams! Interested? Click here to register?

  • Seasonal Class: So You Want To Talk About Race

    Tuesday Nights at 7 via Zoom

    Is your answer, yes? In her book, So You Want To Talk About Race, author Ijeoma Oluo, invites us to think deeply about "race, racism, and racial oppression in our society." Illustrated by her experience as a woman of color, we invite you to engage with us in conversations centered in Oluo's book, our Christian faith, and one another. 

    What do you need? an open mind and spirit, a copy of the book you obtain, and a willingness to join in a conversation of honest self-reflection. Sound good? Register here.

  • Seasonal Class: The Universal Christ

    Monday afternoons at 4 via zoom

    Using New York Times bestseller, The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr, we will explore Rohr's idea of how Jesus Christ is a portrait of God's unfolding work in the world. When we do so Rohr proposes "faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God and more about learning to recognize the Creator's presence all around us and in everyone we meet." Curious and want to know more? Click here. 

  • Seasonal Class: What's So amazing about Grace?

    1st and 3rd MOnday Evenings of the Month at 7 in M106 (the lounge)

    This group of 10 or so people including men and women ranging in age from 30-80 would love to have you join them! This fall this group will be looking at Phillip Yancey's popular book What's So Amazing About Grace? Please click here to register.

  • Seasonal Class: Faithlinks

    every Sunday 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.