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

our 2021 Winter are ready for you to join now!

  • Core Group: tuesday Evenings

    Every tuesday at 7pm via Zoom January 26-april 27

    Looking for a group to commit to and call home for 12 weeks this winter? Join a group of fellow travelers on the journey of faith as we reflect on the Sunday message and its real world application to our lives and society.  This is the place for you! We will meet virtually via Zoom and over time if the group comes to a consensus and the COVID situation improves, if everyone is in agreement we will meet in personClick here to sign up.

  • Core Group: Choir

    Every Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom

    Knowing that a huge part of being a part of the Choir was being in community and caring for one another, Director Julia is offering a Choir Core Group. Join her for a time of checking-in and care, discussion regarding Sunday's sermon and the accompanying questions, and prayer. Please click here to register. 

  • Core Group: Men's Prayer group

    Every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 am via Zoom

    This group of dedicated men would love to have you join them for fellowship and prayer. Bring your favorite cup of coffee and start your day off right! Click here to sign up!

  • Seasonal Class: Building Understanding

    Sundays in February 9:15-10:30 am via Zoom

    Join us as through the lens of our faith we build an understanding of the affordable housing crisis in Holland. And, most importantly, contemplate, dream, converse about what it is that we can do about it as a faith community! This discussion class will be offered via Zoom and include speakers to help us learn about this topic and how we can make a difference. Sign up here.

  • SEason Class: Movies To help build a conversation about race and racism

    Tuesdays at 7pm via zoom February 2-23

    Join us this February in viewing movies to help build conversations about race and racism. After watching the movies (the venue of your choice), each week we will gather via Zoom to have a conversation. Together from a faith perspective, we will share our insights, and do what is our work to do at chipping away at systemic racism as we stretch and grow together. To find out more 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: Lectio Divina in Lent

    Wednesdays at 7pm via zoom February 24-March 31

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

  • Seasonal Class: Dear church: A Love Letter from a black preacher to the whitest denomination in the us

    Tuesdays 7pm via zoom March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

    In the words of Nadia Bolz-Weber, we "dare you to read this book" along with us. Lenny Duncan, author of Dear Church: A Love Letter From A Black Preacher To The Whitest Denomination In The U.S. challenges his denomination, one a lot like ours, to see that its lack of vitality is due to its lack of diversity. Together, with our faith fueling us, we will wrestle with systemic racism in the church and what we can do about it. Sign up 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: 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.