Catechism classes, for 5th-12th graders, meet from 11:00, after the morning worship
service, to 11:45. These classes teach the basics of the Christian faith from a
Reformed perspective. Catechism classerooms are on the upper level of the building.
(contact: Bob Van Wieren)
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a Christian girls club for grades 4th-8th.
Meetings include a time of praise and worship, prayer, age-appropriate Bible studies,
and crafts. This years theme is Get Wisdom. Girls also participate in fun activities
throughout the year - late nighter retreats, mother- and/or father-daughter events,
winter fun nights, biking, baking, badge work, etc.. Friends and neighbors are welcome.
Meeting time: Typically the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month (Sept-April).
(contact: Sheri Groelsema or Paula Elenbaas)
Cadets is a Christ-centered club for boys in 4th-8th grades. We have many
Christian men who donate time to teach boys crafts and skills, but, more
importantly, it is done in a Christian atmosphere. These men are called
counselors and we typically have two counselors per class, trying to maintain
at least a 3-to1 ratio of cadets to counselors. We are very involved in council
activities. These activities usually occur on Saturdays and take place at various
locations with as many as 21 other area churches. We do many activities as a
club, such as swimming, gym night, Berlin races, weekend campouts, canoe trips,
laser tag, etc. Meetings begin with a Bible lesson and then go into activities, projects
or fun time. We close each meeting sining Living for Jesus and with prayer.
Meeting time: Cadets typically meet three Mondays of each month (Sept-April) from
7-9pm in the church basement. (contact: Gerrit Sterk)
Middle School Live
Middle School Live (MSL) offers 3-4 social activities for middle school students
(grades 6th-8th) throughout the year. (contact: Dale and Dana Veldhouse or
Pastor Tom and Sheri Groelsema)
Youth Group (C.R.E.W.)
High school students make new friends, enjoy fun-filled activities, participate
in service opportunities, and learn how the Bible applies to life. Meetings are held
at church on the 2nd and 4th Sundays after evening worship. (contact: Laurie Reitsma)