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: Paul's most personal letters: 1 & 2 Thessalonians and 1 & 2 Timothy 


Leader: Dave Egner

Location: Room 220

Topic: An in-depth study of 2 Samuel and associated Psalms


Leader: Ken Dudley

Location: Room 107

Topic: Evidence-based Faith


Nexus (Multigenerational)

This friendly and interactive multigenerational class focuses on discussion and application of the Sunday morning message.  

Leader: Jim Strobridge

Location:  Room 109

Topic: Discussion on the Sermon of the Day

Young Adults (18-25)

Leader:  Jeremy and Lindsay Hoekstra, Meryl Herr

Location:  Room 224 (The Overflow Room)

Topic: To Be Decided

Parents of Youth

Leader:  Curtis Hagberg

Location:  Room 116 (FLC Kitchen Area)

Topic: To Be Decided

Journey (20s/30s)

Leader:  Dave Hill

Location:  Room 107

Topic: To Be Decided

Wednesday Nights


6:30 - 8:00 PM

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

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.

Join our Facebook group to learn more.


Whitecaps Game
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (7:00 PM)
$10 per person (money due on July 9)
Check out the Facebook Event Page

Summer Bible Study
Monday Nights from 7:30 - 9:00 PM (not meeting July 3)
Roots Brew Shop (600 7th St NW)


JOY (Just Older Youth)

A newer ministry at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 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:


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.

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 Thursday of every month, 9:30-11:30am. 

For more information, contact Meghan Gutierrez