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First Reformed Church
About Our Church
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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, inclusive of all sexual orientations or gender identities. 

Parking

In addition 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. New Member Class is on the first Sunday of the month at 3pm and meet in the church office.  Call 377-2201 for more info.

Education

Childcare  

is provided through our Kinderwyk program staffed by professionals and members located in Friendship Hall down stairs from the main sanctuary.  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. From 10:15 to noon, activities are offered so that parents might attend the Sunday Forum.

J-Walkers Youth Group

Youth from 6th to 12th grade are welcome to participate in our J-Walkers Youth group.  Currently we meet 2-3 Sundays a month from 12-2.  Check out our newsletter for upcoming events.  We are open and affirming of all races, genders, orientations and abilities.

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 Good Earth Café Worship

Each Wednesday of the month at 7pm we gather for a meal of soup, bagels and gifts of the earth while enjoying an interactive worship experience.  Our focus rotates from youth culture, to contemplative, to music, to visual arts.

Weddings and Funerals

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

Denomination

The Reformed Church in America grew out of the Protestant Reformation and is the oldest Protestant denomination in what we call the United States. We are always reforming as we listen to the Bible and how God is alive within our world. We work closely with Presbyterians, Uniting Church of Christ, Lutherans and Christian Reformed denominations.  But we also believe that we are united with a full spectrum of Christians from around the world in following Jesus Christ and living out God’s love for all creation. Because we see ourselves as united with all Christians, everyone is invited to celebrate communion with us so we can reflect our unity and diversity around the table.  

We understand that the Spirit in the past helped to shape creeds (such as the Apostles Creed) and statements of faith (such as the Heidelberg Catechism).  We want to honor and learn from these.  But we also understand that the Spirit is at work in  the present thru other people and other traditions, and we want to respect and learn from these also.  This is why we are always reforming according to what the Word of God seems to be saying to us.