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)


  • the refresh program is open during the pandemic and in need of donations

    Needed items are:

    Multi-packs of packaged single-serve snack and breakfast items, such as muffins (large or mini), granola bars or other breakfast/protein/energy bars, chips, cookies, trail mix, etc.

    Tuna and chicken salad lunch or snack kits (in the tuna aisle)

    Peel-able fruit, such as bananas and clementines

    Single serve bottles of juice, re-closeable if possible

    Zip-lock sandwich bags and paper lunch bags

    Plastic forks, spoons and knives     

             Please bring items to Entrance A on Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:00am-11:00am

  • 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. Sign up for Serving Our Neighbors (SON) 2020 here! For more information, contact Rev. LuAnne Stanley Hook

  • CIRCLES

    First is proud to partner with Good Samaritan Ministries to host the Thursday evening Central City meeting of 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.

  • COMMUNITY KITCHEN and holiday party

    Help serve a meal at the Community Kitchen once a month or more often, and participate in the Holiday Party here at First in December for patrons of this daily meal. For more information, contact Rev. LuAnne Stanley Hook

  • 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. For information on Kid's Hope USA, click here. For information on volunteering through First, contact Kathy Lindstrom, Kid's Hope Coordinator. 


  • 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 May and October; no experience necessary. For more information, contact Gene Wong.

  • 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. Meets in M102 on the second and fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Jane Smith

  • 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

  • Serve at First

    Want to make a difference by using your time and talents at First? We would love to talk to you! Please fill out this form and someone will be in touch with you soon!

  • serve with kids

    We believe helping our children grow in the love and grace of Jesus is extremely important! Opportunities to serve are periodically available, pending appropriate background checks. Contact Colleen Bajema, Director of Children's Ministries, for more information, or mark your interest on this form.