FellowshipFellowship is essential to building community among our members. Relationships matter here, and this can be witnessed through dozens of groups and activities. Some of the groups are formal, some informal, some are based on spiritual and personal growth and others focus on social and relational encounters. All opportunities help us to grow as individuals while strengthening families and friendships. We strongly encourage all members to consider participating in a small group for community, discipleship, and caring.
Some examples of groups and activities that are available at First include:
Families Of Christ United In Spirit (FOCUS)
for all ages, 5:15 - 8:00 p.m.
This Wednesday evening program is intended to develop relationships and friendships. The casual atmosphere begins with an optional family meal together, followed by classes and choirs for children and adults. Classes focus on Biblical truths and developing a Christian life-style through a rotating curriculum based on The Great Commission.
Social events open to adults at First Reformed Church ages 50 - 100. Couples, singles, retired or getting there. Great activities, friendships,
and lots of fun. Watch for upcoming events (like great road trips, music programs, and luncheons) in the bulletin. Contact Bob Verburg,
538-6863, for more information.
Women in the Word
This Bible Study for women, invites all women of our church, community and friends to join us. All women of the church as well as friends and neighbors are welcome. We meet Wednesday mornings from 9:00am to 11:00am. We are doing a nine week Beth Moore study, "Esther". We will begin on September 22. Call Kathy Thompson for more information, or if you will need nursery care.
Two Women's Bible Study Circles meet devoting time to Bible Study, prayer, fellowship and developing friendships.
- Esther: 9:30 - 11:00am - Fellowship Room
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month
- Anna: 9:30 - 11:00am - Room 300
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month - with nursery
A women's book discussion that meets every month. It will resume again in the Winter.
Food for Thought
An evening women's Bible study that will pamper your taste buds and nourish your soul. This group will meet for food, fun, fellowship, and God's Word the last Tuesday of the month, from 7:00-8:30pm, beginning in September. Each meeting will feature a decadent dessert from a local eatery, followed by discussion of a lesson from the Bible. It is our hope that through this group we will develop a deeper relationship with Christ and together create a sense of community.
MomBreak is about celebrating motherhood, making connections with other moms, providing support and affirmation and experiencing God's love through relationships and resources. Meetings will be held at First Church the 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Click here to learn more.
Mega Men's Bible Study
All men are invited to come for coffee, fellowship and a time of Bible Study. We meet every Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. in the Lighthouse.
Men's Bible Study
Studying "Christ in the Psalms" by Rev. David Bast the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month from 9:00am to 11:00am beginning September 9.