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:  The Real Jesus


Leader: Dave Egner || Location: Room 220 || Topic: To Be Decided


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.

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 | Matt Meyer

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

Wednesday Nights


6:30 - 8:00 PM

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

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

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 the office at 616.453.6346 or email

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.     

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.
  • Join the FirstCovYA adult leadership team.

Contact Josh Hinken (616.295.0772 or with questions and more information.

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.

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 the office at