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Welcoming All People

Our biblical convictions and congregational commitments call us to welcome all people to our community of faith. We are a church where all people are loved and invited to share in our life together, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Parking

In addtion to street parking, there are four areas set aside for your use when attending events and worship. You may use all the lots within sight of the church for events here.

Office

Our office is open from 8 am to 4 pm weekdays all year long. The library, the sanctuary, and church facilities are open for your use during these times. Community groups and individuals may book space at the church by contacting the church office.

Membership

Membership in the First Reformed Church is open to all. Classes are held on a regular basis to help orient people to the building, the leadership, and the programs of the church. Call 377-2201 for more info.

Education

Childcare  

is provided through our Kinderwyk program staffed by professionals and members located on the first floor of the house next to the church at 10 North Church Street. Care is offered from 9:50am to noon every Sunday morning.

Church School

Children through Junior High are invited to leave worship after the children’s message and go to church school until 11:20 on Sundays of the school year. From 11:15 to noon, activities are offered so that parents might attend the Sunday Forum.

Confirmation

These classes prepare youth for entry into adulthood and membership in the church.

Adult Education

Offerings include Sunday morning studies, Kerygma Bible study Wednesday mornings, and the Adult Forum that meets after worship most Sundays.

Worship

Our worship is open to all.

Sunday Morning Worship

We worship every Sunday morning at 10am, but you may wish to come a few minutes early for our inspiring organ prelude that begins at 9:40.

Jazz Vespers

Every Sunday at 5pm you are welcome to a reflective service of mostly jazz music featuring professional musicians and some readings. 

Wednesday Evening Worship

Wednesday evenings at 7pm during the school year we gather for a reflective liturgical service in the Poling Chapel.

Weddings and Funerals

Members and non-members are welcome to have their religious ceremonies in our worship spaces.

Denomination

The First Reformed Church is a member of the Reformed Church in America. We are an historic protestant denomination that traces its roots to the Netherlands. Our denomination is similar to a representative democracy, with elected church leaders making decisions with clergy at every level. In the broadest possible terms, our denomination believes that a benevolent God is in charge. This God is revealed in Jesus Christ. This revelation rescues us.