Small Groups

Small groups at Westminster

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." (Matthew 8:20)

Circles for Women

Ann Rinck Quilters

Contact: Marilynne McCready, marilynnemccready@att.net, (616) 949-7737

Meets every Monday from 1:00 - 3:00p in our church’s Multipurpose Room (on the third floor). We make quilts to give to church members going through difficult times, women and children in shelters, and pantry clients. All skill levels are welcome as we can teach you any necessary skills. Please join us for a time of service, fun, and fellowship. 

Eaton Circle

Contact: Genny Bratschie, gennyb1@msn.com, (616) 676-4191

This group of older adults meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon in the Porter Hills Village Café. Join us for lunch followed by Bible study. All are welcome.

Elisabeth Circle

Contact: Lois Waldecker, loiswaldecker@gmail.com, (616) 784-0900

Meets the third Tuesday of the month, September through May. We meet at the church at 1:00p in the Parlor at church. This year we will study Marcus J. Borg’s Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. We invite everyone to join this group of welcoming women.

Evergreen Circle

Contact: Mary Dirkse, maryfdirks@att.net, (616) 363-1403, or Sharon Slager, slagersharon42@gmail.com, (616) 949-9493

Evergreen Circle meets Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 8:30p in the library. This year we are studying The Friendship of Women: The Hidden Tradition of the Bible by Joan Chittister. Please join us for friendship, fellowship, and study. The coffee pot is on!

G.A.L.S. in Pink

Contact: Judi Stroh, jstroh@fhps.net, (616) 822-7075

G.A.L.S. (Giving Affirming Love and Support) in Pink is a new support group for women who are currently on or have been through the journey of breast cancer. This group also welcomes any women who are giving support and care to a family member or friend with breast cancer. Group will meet every other month at various locations.

Mary Martha Circle

Contact: Sue Tiggleman, sukeyt@aol.com, (616) 363-7714

Mary Martha meets on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:30p. They will meet for two six-week sessions this fall, from October to mid-November. They will also meet for a six-week session between late winter and early spring. New members are always welcome. 

Small Groups

Exploring Faith Book Group

Contact: Chuck Strikwerda, chuckstrikwerda1@yahoo.com, (616) 245-6929

The Exploring Faith Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month September through May from 1:30 - 3:00p in the Parlor. They read contemporary writers who offer new perspectives on faith, and whose audience does not have a formal theological background.

FASD Support Group

Raising awareness and creating a space of welcome, the support group for parents of children and adults with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30p. Contact Sandy Kezenius, (616) 874-9522, or Barb Wybrecht, bmwybrecht@gmail.com, (616) 241-9126. Also, the support group for young adults with an FASD meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30p. Contact Rob or Barb Wybrecht (see above).

Fiction Book Group

Meets the third Sunday of the month at 7:00p in WPC’s youth lounge. Contact: Marcie Beck, beckmarcella7@gmail.com, (616) 676-0864

Do you enjoy reading and discussing interesting books of fiction? You can come to the whole series, or just when a particular books catches your eye.

Saturday Morning Book Group

Contact: Nancy Janisch, nancy@truenorthonline.org, (616)-821-0351

The Saturday Morning Book Group meets at 10:00a at Biggby Coffee on Wealthy St. They are a diverse group from all ages and life experiences who meet to talk about books and faith.

Spiritual Formation II

Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday in the parlor from 9:45-11:15a. Contact: Mary Jane Lamse, mjlamse@gmail.com, (616) 204-1691

This is a group for mutual encouragement & accountability in becoming more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. A variety of spiritual disciplines are explored. 

Circles for Men

Men's Morning Prayer Breakfast

Contact: Dick Rinck, richingr@yahoo.com, (616) 575-0292

Join us for a time of Bible study and prayer using the Bible Reader’s Companion. Meets every Tuesday year-round from 7:00 - 8:00a in the conference room. Continental breakfast is provided. Suggested donation is $1.00.

Tuesday Evening Men's Group

Contact: Rick Spafford, rdspafford@gmail.com, (616) 805-4460

A group for men ages 55+. This group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30p for fellowship and discussion.