Children’s Ministries
Teen Ministries
Music Ministries
Family Ministries
Adult Ministries
Women’s Ministries

The Adult Education Program of First Reformed Church is developed to build servants of Jesus Christ.  It is based on the truth that God is working in the lives of all people to refine and complete their spiritual growth.  At no time in a person’s life have they “arrived” at spiritual maturity.  Living for God and becoming a servant of Christ is a daily commitment to live moment by moment for God’s glory.  In order to accomplish this life-long goal, all adults are encouraged to continue learning about and experiencing Christ through Adult Education classes held in our church.

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday School classes are held after coffee fellowship following morning worship services.  The time for these classes is from 11-11:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Adult Education classes typically follow a two-semester format, with new classes beginning in September and January. All adult classes conclude in May.  A Bible Study based on the Sunday School Guide is an ongoing class that is held from September to May every year.  Topics for other classes vary each semester depending on the topics chosen by the adult facilitators of each class.  All classes are based on the truths of the Bible and seek to build servants of Jesus Christ in all areas of a person’s life.  Information about upcoming classes is available in the church newsletter and bulletin several weeks before the classes begin.

Adult education

Adult Education is offered on Wednesday nights from 7- 8 p.m. during the Family Night activities and Sunday mornings for adults of all ages.

Small group ministry

Small Group Ministry and Bible Studies are a great way to help you feel at home in a large church.  Small groups offer the opportunity to get to know others, develop friendships and become a small community where people fellowship together in the study of God’s word and support one another in life’s journey. These opportunities are published in The Focus.

Suppers 8

Suppers Eight is an opportunity offered in January of each year.  All who sign up (couples and/or singles) are put into groups of eight people who get together for meals four times throughout the year at each others homes.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a group for mothers of preschoolers and their children.  MOPS is coordinated by the participating mothers, offering a Christian atmosphere where specific and significant needs of today’s preschool mothers are met.  The mothers meet in small groups where women interact, encourage and learn from one another.  It also provides a comfortable setting to become personally acquainted with Jesus Christ. 

Prison Ministry

The first Tuesday of every other month a group of adults worship with men who are housed in the Mike Durfee State Prison and attend The Living Stone Prison Church.  The all-male congregation is led in worship by Pastor Jason Wiersma.  We leave from church at 4:15 p.m., returning by 11:00 p.m.  In order to attend worship two forms need to be filled out and returned to the church office for processing.  The dates for worship are published in the Focus.  Download the Prison Waiver form and Access Approval form.

Women’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries seeks to encourage the women of our congregation to glorify God by growing spiritually through Bible Study, memorization, and prayer, discovering our spiritual gifts, and utilizing these gifts in service, outreach, fun, and fellowship. We provice service through workgroups (serving funerals, weddings, and anniversaries, mission projects, service projects (local and worldwide), special offerings, nursery volunteers, flower committee, Children in Covenant program, new moms outreach, quilters (every Monday work on quilts for missions) and The Gift of a Meal Program.

For outreach, fun and fellowship, we have retreats every even year, Mother/Daughter Banquets, CARES program (Caring for Elderly Sweethearts) and a Good Friday Morning Breakfast.

Women’s Ministries has circles that meet monthly for Bible study and fellowship.

For a women’s ministries booklet with details about each circle and the women who make up each group, contact a Women’s Ministries team member: Amanda Hulstein, Kayla Van De Berg, Tonia Woudstra,  or Anne Gray.


Care Quilters

Care Quilters

Care Quilters are women who enjoy quilt making who get together every Monday during the school year at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  They set up tables for stretching and tying the quilts, while other women sew the cut blocks together and hem the quilts that have been tied.  They enjoy the sewing time, as well as a coffeebreak with homemade goodies!