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

    current Events and Our Faith

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

    Join this group 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

    The Good and Beautiful god

    Every other wednesday evening 7-8:30 January 19-June 1

    We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how God works in our lives. Join this Core Group as we read The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in love with the God Jesus knows by James Bryan Smith and explore if your ideas match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Together we will read one chapter and do one spiritual practice over 2 weeks. We will discover the narratives Jesus lived by and grow in knowledge of our good and beautiful God by  supporting and encouraging one another as we share our growth. Click here to join us!

  • Core Group

    Being That

    Sunday Mornings 9:40-10:30 January 9-May 22

    "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.

  • 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

    Women's Retreat at Lake Louise

    September 16-18, 2022

    Ready to embrace the rest and renewal that can be found in God's beautiful creation this fall? Join a group of wonderful women up at Lake Louise for a time intentionally focused on supporting and encouraging one another as we take a set-aside sabbath together. Click here to learn more and to register. 

  • 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!