Sunday Mornings
Wednesday Nights
Small Groups
Young Adults
Friendship Ministry
Sunday Mornings


We invite you to check out one of our adult communities. An adaptation of the traditional Sunday School, our Adult Bible Fellowships exist to encourage the experience of fellowship, support, and an enjoyable environment in which to learn from God’s Word, grow in our life in Christ and in our life together.



Leader: Dianne Portfleet

Location:  Fellowship Hall Extension, room 207

Topic:  Jonah


Leader: Dave Egner

Location: Room 220

Topic: To Be Decided


Journey (30's)

Topic:  Romans 

Leader: Dave Hill

Location:  Room 107

GPS - Parents of Youth

Leader:  Curtis Hagberg

Location:  Room 116 (FLC Kitchen Area)

Topic: To Be Decided


Leader:  Ken Dudley

Location:  Room 109

Topic:  Evidence-based Faith (one semester)

Crossing Cultures (six weeks)

Leader:  Dale Dalman

Location:  Office conference room



Wednesday Nights


6:30 - 8:00 PM

Supper is served from 5:45 - 6:30 PM.  $2.00 per person

The Grove - Old Testament Survey (6:30 - 8:00pm)

Leader:  Pastor Neal Herr

This is a new class that invites us to step into the story of the Old Testament.  It is a two semester class that is open to anyone at any stage in their faith journey.

Bible Study with Pastor Craig (6:30 - 7:40)

Leader: Pastor Craig Swanson

Location: Fellowship Hall Extension (Room 207)

Prayer Meeting

Leaders: Julie Strobridge

Location:  Prayer Room (Room 210)

Chancel Choir Rehearsal

The choir sings every Sunday in the 10:30 am worship gathering.

New voices are always welcome!

Leader: Jack & Paula Winn

Location:  Sanctuary

Small Groups


What is a small group?

A small group is a group of 6-12 people who regularly meet to encourage each other in their life in Christ.

What kinds of small groups are there?

There are groups made up of married couples, groups mixed with couples and singles, groups formed around stages of life, multi-generational groups.

Where and when do groups meet?

Groups meet at least twice per month normally in the home of one of the members of the group. Meetings generally last from 1½ to 2 hours, depending on the group.

What happens at a small group meeting?

We want to see every small group member growing in their intimacy with God, love for one another, and influence with outsiders (love God, love each other, love the world).  Every group has a study component of some kind, often studying the bible together.  Every group spends time praying together and getting to know one another.  And most groups also do activities outside of the group time, like social outings and service projects.

Interested in joining a small group?

Call Pastor Neal Herr at 616.453.6346 or email him

Young Adults


Young adults (18 - late 20s) are invited to our group that meets in room 224 from 10:30 - 11:45am. Join us as we seek to know and make Jesus known in our lives and in the lives of others around us.

Bible+Breakfast | January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, & March 3. Where? The Herr’s Place!  Join us as we read through the first five books of the Old Testament. We'll read a set amount of pages each week and then discuss what we read over breakfast in a book club format. Books are $10 and can be purchased at church. Food is free!


Join our Facebook group to learn more.


JOY (Just Older Youth)

We are a community of adults 60 and up in age. We like to get together to make new friends and catch up with old friends. We offer opportunities to learn, recreate, and enjoy fun times together.

We are currently developing opportunities for individuals to be involved in service projects through our church, in our community, and in partnership with firstcovGR ministry and mission partners.

Upcoming Events:

JOY Valentine Lunch

 Thursday, February 15th at 11:45am

Uccello’s in Standale (private dining room)

$15 per person (includes tip & tax)

All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet . . . Salad Bar, Pasta Choices, Pizza, Chicken, fish, Dessert Tray. Coffee & Soft Drinks Included

Please sign up & buy your ticket starting on Sunday, January 21st. Deadline for sign-up is Sunday, February 4th.

Friendship Ministry

Friendship Ministry is our Adult Bible Fellowship that ministers to our adults with special needs.  We eat together, play games, sing, talk about God and have a great time together.  We meet at 10:30am following the 9:00am service in the Fellowship Hall Ext. (rms. 207-209)

For more information about Friendship Ministry contact Neal Herr at


MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kids from birth through kindergarten.  MOPS is an international organization that seeks to connect moms all over the world to a community of women in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood.  MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity in journeying alongside one another.  We meet the second and fourth Monday of every month, 9:00-11:15am starting on September 11.

For more information, contact Meghan Gutierrez