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Adults

First Church is committed to continued Christian growth and seeks to provide varied opportunities for education and fellowship. Please contact Pastor Tish Bowman at 451.2879 or tishb@grandrapidsfumc.org if you have questions. Click here to register for adult opportunities Online.

Adult Education Opportunities We believe that adult church school is a place to learn about our faith and how it affects our lives. We also believe that we can learn from each other. A wide variety of topics are covered. The classes provide information to stimulate thinking, discussion and new ideas while getting to know the people in the class.

ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES: Click Here to Register for Classes Online.

Not A Silent Night

//Three class options available:

  • Beginning Sunday, November 16 from 9:30-10:30 am led by Rev. Dick Youells and Mr. George Bob in room 3107
  • Beginning Sunday, November 16 from 5:00-6:30 pm led by Rev. Letisha Bowman in room 3109
  • Beginning Wednesday, November 19 from 10:00-11:00 am in the game room at Clark Retirement Community. Led by Rev. Dick Youells and Mr. George Bob
//Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view—proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more. In this class, Adam Hamilton begins at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; travels back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry; and ends at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable, Mary’s beautiful baby. This year, experience Advent and Christmas with Mary. Sign up online.

Ongoing Adult Opportunities

  • Book Club — Meets second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm in area restaurants to discuss current books. Contact Marlys Davis, 735.3339.
  • Fixin' 'n' Fellowship — Meets year round every other Thursday morning at 9:00 am in room 105. We start the day with fellowship over coffee and baked goods, and then tackle minor repairs needed throughout the church buildings.
  • Moms’ Group — This is a wonderful opportunity for moms of young children to meet and support each other. Kids and dads are welcome too!  Click here to see when our next event is.

Older Adult Opportunities

Join our many activities and ministry programs planned especially for adults who are 60 or more years of age!

  • 60's +  Luncheon — A catered lunch and short program. Meets the third Monday of the month at noon in Wesley Hall. Does not meet Januray, February, July, and August.
  • Retiree Bible Study — Meets at 11:00 am on Monday mornings at First Place. Using the daily and weekly devotions from Christian Linving in the Mature Years, this group offers lively discussion and wonderful fellowship. New members are always welcome.