Integrating Worship and Education for the Fall of 2018. One main scripture passage for Sunday morning worship and education so that all generations share the same biblical story. Based on Seasons of the Spirit.
Children ages 4 through 2nd grade participate in the start of the sanctuary worship service, then leave to experience worship at their own level. The program offers singing, Bible study, response to God's word, and prayer in a way that makes God's word accessible. The program is offered on Sunday mornings throughout the year.
During the school year: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning. Begins Sunday, September 16
Young Levites meet the Second and Fourth Sunday of the month for children in grades third through and eighth grade during 11:00 AM worship.
Education classes at 9:45 a.m. for all ages each Sunday morning.
Nursery: Offered for infants through age 3 during Sunday morning worship services and classes. Staffed by Andy and Jane Zoerman and Kara Green along with caring volunteers.
During the school year, join us Wednesday night for supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by Life in Faith Together (LIFT) children's programming at 6:15 p.m. and youth and adults programming at 6:30 p.m. begins Wednesday, September 19. Special children/youth Fun Night event on September 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
LIFT is a multi-generational, mid-week offering of educational, musical, and spiritual development. Children's programming and Middle School youth group, and Choir, and more are available. High School Youth Group is on Sunday nights.
To know Christ and to make Christ known… With Heart, Head, and Hands
Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)
We need committed Christians who have passionate hearts, think perceptively, and reach out their hands with the love of Jesus Christ. The historical purpose statement of the church, “to know Christ and to make Christ known,” continues to guide our life and mission in the twenty-first century, reinforcing Third Reformed Church’s strong tradition of worshiping God with our minds.
We want to continue to be deep disciples while also offering our hearts in praise to God and our hands in practical deeds of service. We believe that many in our community and the world are searching not for a simplistic or easy faith, but a faith that engages the whole self before God. We seek to create not just members of the church, but disciples of Jesus who are passionate, thoughtful, and reflective, and put faith into action in the community and the world.