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Join your FirstCov Family in THRIVE…Community Building with a Purpose, a six-week small group experience designed to draw people closer to God and each other. We have hosts and facilitators ready to welcome you to an agreed upon location – a backyard, or driveway, or park.

Thrive is for everyone! If you currently participate in a small group, you will be able to take the Thrive materials and implement them into your existing structure. We will also be forming new groups and, if desired, virtual groups.

Please click on the link below to register today. We hope to launch the week of June 14 and you will be hearing from your assigned host prior to that time. Our window is quite narrow, so we encourage you to sign up for Thrive today!

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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.


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


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.


6:30 - 8:00 PM: Supper is served from 5:45 - 6:30 PM.  $2.00 per person

Alpha Experience (6:00 - 8:00): 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)



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