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  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!


  • 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

    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

    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

    Walk. Share. pray

    Thursdays 9:30-10:30am September 29-November 18

    This 8-week core group will commit to walking around the church neighborhood while discussing the week's scripture and sermon-based questions. We will focus on the needs of our community while enjoying the outdoors and deepening our faith together. Good shoes and a readiness to walk for about 2 miles is what is needed. Severe weather will cancel the walking part and have us move into the church. Click here to register.

  • 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.    

  • SEasonal Class

    An Invitation to a Journey: A road Map for spiritual formation

    Sunday Mornings 9:30-10:20 am October 3-December 12

    Are you ready for a class that helps you to understand your spiritual journey and how to form yourself more into the likeness of Christ? Does the quote, "Spiritual formation is process of being formed in the image of Christ for the sake of others" grab your attention and put a desire in your heart to know more? Yes? Awesome! Come join us for a clear road map for your own spiritual formation. Click here to register.

  • Seasonal class

    Paradigm Shift

    Sunday Mornings 9:30-10:20 September 26-October 31

    Do you have a lot of questions? Questions about the future of Christianity? Want to take a birds eye view of the changes happening in our world? Join this class to explore the impact of fundamental shifts in our culture, the impact of the pandemic, and how the future of the United Methodist Church intersects with the future of Christianity. Click here to find out more. 

  • SEasonal Class

    Eyes of the HEart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative PRactice

    Sundays at 3-4 pm September 27-November 14

    Do you want to learn the difference between taking photographs and receiving them? Are you desiring an interactive way of growing your faith while in creation? Want to explore some of the Holland areas beautiful parks? Grab a copy of Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice and join the team of Tom Pier-Fitzgerald (contemplative guide) and Bob Conradi (photography guide) to explore, learn and to see with the eyes of the heart. The best part is you only need a cell phone camera to participate! Click here to register and to find out  more.

  • Seasonal Class

    Words of Life: Jesus And the Ten Commandments

    Monday evenings at 7 pm September 20-December 13

    This mixed group of men and women, ages 30's through 80's would love to have you join them! This fall they will be studying Adam Hamilton's book, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today. To join them click here. 

  • Seasonal Class (online)

    Invitaiton to a Journey: A road map for Spiritual formation

    Tuesdays 4-5 October 5-December 14 via Zoom

    Join this class from wherever in the world you happen to be via Zoom! Are you ready for a class that helps you to understand your spiritual journey and how to form yourself more into the likeness of Christ? Does the quote, "Spiritual formation is process of being formed in the image of Christ for the sake of others" grab your attention and put a desire in your heart to know more? Yes? Awesome! Come join us for a clear road map for your own spiritual formation and click here.

  • 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.