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

SUNDAY MORNINGS (SEPT - MAY)

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.

9:00am

Multigenerational

Leader: Dianne Portfleet

Location:  Fellowship Hall Extension, room 207

Topic:  The Real Jesus

Multigenerational

Leader: Dave Egner

Location: Room 220

Topic: To Be Decided

10:30am

The Whole Sex Talk | Room 109 | Pregnancy Resource Center

A Biblically-based six-session multimedia program that empowers parents to have healthy, ongoing conversations with their kids about love, sex, and relationships.The cost is $5.

Church Between Borders | Room 107 | Dale Dahlman

Church Between Borders.  A look at the Hispanic culture, immigration, community and ways to extend justice to our neighbors.  Please join us as we learn from our brothers and sisters in Christ and seek to love our neighbor.

 The Watering Hole| Room 208 | Jim Strobridge

This group meets every week to discuss the sermon.

 Friendship Ministry | Room 207 | Brooke Johnston

This is a class for adults with special needs.  We play games, sing songs, learn together, and pray for one another.

Wednesday Nights

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (OCT - MAY)

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.

Alpha Experience (6:00 - 8:00)

Alpha at First Covenant Church

We believe everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. 

Location: 1933 Tremont Blvd. Grand Rapids

Wednesdays, Starting 1/16/19

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

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

FirstCov Young Adults

Who are we?

FirstCov Young Adults is a group of men and women age 18-29 who come together to learn what it means to be living evidence of a loving God. We help one another grow as disciples of Jesus so that we can invite others to become disciples of Jesus.     

FirstCovYA meets on Thursday evening at Hinken's place (6890 36th Ave.) at 7:30p starting in February.  We also have community and service events throughout the year. Join us as we go to Passion in Atlanta, GA from December 30 - January 2, 2020.  And be sure to like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date about our events.

Your 20s are full of transitions and decisions.  In the midst of all that change, we want you to let Jesus be your constant and let First Cov be a vital part of your community. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re in college, out of college, in your career, single, married, dating or engaged. FirstCovYA is for all young adults

Get Connected: Facebook (Firstcovgr Young Adults) & Instagram (Firstcovgr_ya)!

Not a young adult?  Here’s how you can be a part of this important ministry to our young adults:

  • Get to know five people who are younger than you.
  • Provide a snack for Sunday morning.
  • Sign up and be a prayer partner and get connect with a young adult.
  • Sponsor someone to go to Passion 2020.
  • Join the FirstCovYA adult leadership team.

Contact Josh Hinken (616.295.0772 or jhinken@firstcovgr.org) with questions and more information.

Join our Facebook group to learn more.

JOY

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 nherr@firstcovgr.org