First Reformed Church members reach out, care for, and pray for those in the community. 

Church members are focused on reaching out with the practical and life-changing love of Jesus Christ to people in the greater Grandville and Grand Rapids area. We reach out to those that are struggling with social, physical, emotional, economic, and spiritual needs — First Reformed Church cares for, prays for, and looks for ways to serve others.

We regularly visit members who are confined to their homes. In addition, our Hospitality Council ensures that people, especially new members and visitors, feel welcome and become an active and integral part of the church.

Mid-Week Connect

On Wednesday evenings, during the school year, we have a special program, called Mid-Week Connect, designed to develop relationships and friendships, as well as enjoy a meal together.

The casual atmosphere begins with an optional family meal together (5:30 – 6:15 pm) in the Activity Center, followed by classes and choirs/practice for children and adults. Classes focus on Biblical truths and developing a Christian lifestyle and rotate through various curriculums throughout the year. Always well attended, Wednesday night is a wonderful time to connect with community at First Church.

United Church Outreach Mission

First Reformed Church partners with United Church Outreach Mission to stock one of the largest food pantries in the area. Our volunteers store, assemble, and deliver food to Grandville and Wyoming families in need who have limited mobility or lack of transportation. A program well supported at First Reformed Church we are pleased to partner with the community!

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Food Pantry—Domestic Crisis Center

Each Thanksgiving, the congregation at First Reformed Church gathers hundred of items of food and/or household goods at our Thanksgiving Day Service for the Domestic Crisis Center (DSS) — a safe-haven for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Donations requested include: non-perishable food items, cleaning and paper products, diapers & wipes, over-the-counter adult cold medicines, personal care items, notebooks & pencils, and even gloves & mittens are needed!
We meet at church Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving, to load the church van and deliver the items to the DCC. This is a fabulous family community project and a blessing for all involved!

 

Hand2hand

Hand2hand is delivering food weekly to kids at Century Park Learning Center so they will have food to eat for the weekend. We are receiving non-breakable, non-expired, non-perishable food donations. A list of items can be found in your mailslot. These items need to be in individual packets. Financial gifts are also welcome. Please place donations in the hand2hand box in the Narthex.  

 

 

 

Disability/Special Needs Ministry

Angie Walker is currently the RCA advocate from our church for disabilities/special needs and she would like to form a team to develop this ministry further at our church. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry team, please contact Casey Dutmer at 616-450-6429 or call the church office at 616-534-5465.

Matthew’s House

There is a donation box, located under the mail slots at church, as Matthew’s House is in need of men’s underwear, men’s jeans, and women’s and men’s warm coats. Questions? Contact Joyce Bolthouse at 616-643-8223.

Family At Home

A ministry designed to stay in touch with members of our congregation who have difficulty getting out and would enjoy visits once a month, cards, phone calls. It is our Mission to keep the FAH members connected to their church family and to share Christ’ love. New FAH members are always welcome. If you would like to find out more you can contact Harold Ludema at 531-9236 or email hnsludema@comcast.net.