Opportunities to put

your love for God into action


"...we are God's accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives." 

Ephesians 2:10 (Common English Bible)


  • refresh is open Tuesdays and fridays 8-11 for showers and sack meals "to go"

    Please drop off items for donation on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8-11am at Entrance A.  For questions or to volunteer, please contact Rev. LuAnne.  Thank you!  Scroll down to see more about Refresh.


    Current Needs Are:    (starred items are most urgent)

                                         

    *Bottled water                                                                           NOT Needed right now:   

    *Winter gloves, all adult sizes                                                         travel-size shampoo, etc

    Insulated/long underwear, tops (S-L), bottoms (all sizes)                sewing kits   

    *Variety packs of instant oatmeal                                                    bar soap holders

    *Toilet paper                                                                                    short sleeve T-shirts

    *Tuna salad kits                                                                                 (save for next year!)

    *Granola bars                                                                                  razors

    *Cheese cracker packs

    Men's jeans, sizes 32-36

    Men's shoes and boots (not dress shoes), sizes 9 - 13

    Women's underwear, sizes 5 and 6 especially

  • Kids Hope

    Spend an hour a week at lunchtime during the school year building a life-changing relationship with a child in a local school or be a prayer partner for a mentoring pair. For information on Kid's Hope USA, click here. For information on volunteering through First, contact Rev. LuAnneemail

  • COMMUNITY KITCHEN and holiday party

    Help prepare a meal at the Community Kitchen at Western Seminary, and participate in the Holiday Party here at First in December for patrons of this daily meal. For more information, contact Rev. LuAnne

  • lake louise work camps

    Help with upkeep at one of the beautiful United Methodist-based camps in Michigan, and experience nature's beauty and Christian fellowship while doing it! Work weeks in spring and fall; no experience necessary. For more information, contact Gene Wong.

  • Refresh: Hygiene and Hope

    Welcome and host people who are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity as they receive the gift of a hot shower, a meal and connection to services in our church building. The program runs on Tuesday and Friday mornings throughout the year. For more information about this program, proudly co-sponsored with Community Action House, contact Rev. LuAnne Stanley Hook email or click here for a video that shows how we are serving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Impact Holland

    Be the hands and feet of Christ in our local community by joining in a variety of hands- on repair projects, both short-term and ongoing, to help those in need. For more information, contact Rev. LuAnne Stanley Hookemail

  • serving our neighbors (SON)- antiviral edition

    SON looked different this summer, but we still served our neighbors around town, near our own homes, and our church community as the body of Christ during SON: Antiviral Edition. 


    For ideas on how you can continue serving the neighbors God has given you, click here.


    Check out this link to see how our church served during this year's SON: AntiViral Edition.

  • Mobility worldwide west michigan

    Retired, but not tired? Join other retirees in West Michigan in building carts for people in developing countries who do not have the use of their legs. For more information or to volunteer, contact them here

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    This ministry provides persons in need of comfort with a warm, hand-crafted shawl created while praying for them, to literally cover themselves with prayer. New knitters, crocheters or quilters are always welcome to join. For more information, contact Jane Smith

  • CIRCLES

    First is proud to partner with Good Samaritan Ministries to sponsor Circles- Ottawa County, a relational network of support for people moving out of poverty. For questions about the many ways to get involved in Circles, contact them here.