Adult Ministry Opportunities
The Adult Education Program of First Reformed Church is developed to Listen to the Spirit, Follow the Son, and Exalt the Father.
Adult Discipleship Hour
Adult Discipleship classes are held from 11-11:45 AM Sunday Morning after coffee hour. Adult Education classes typically follow a two-semester format, with new classes beginning in September and January and all classes concluding in May. Topics for classes vary each semester depending on the topics chosen by the adult facilitators of each class.
We will begin our new discipleship hour classes in September!
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
MOPS is a group of mothers of preschoolers and their children. MOPS is coordinated by the participating mothers, offering a Christian atmosphere where specific and significant needs of today's preschool mothers are met. The mother meet in small groups where women interact, encourage and learn from one another. It also provides a comfortable setting to become personally aquatinted with Jesus Christ.
The first Tuesday of every month a group of adults worship with men who are housed in the Mike Durfee State Prison and attend The Living Stone Prison Church. The all-male congregation is led in worship by Pastor Jason Wiersma. We leave from church at 4:15 PM, returning by 11:00 PM. In order to attend worship, two forms (Prison Waiver Form; Access Approval Form) need to be filled out and returned to the church office for processing. The dates for worship are published in the Focus.
Care Quilters are women who enjoy quilt making who get together every Monday during the school year at 1:00 PM in the Fireside Room. They set up tables for stretching and tying the quilts, while other women sew the cut pieces together and hem the quilts that have been tied. They enjoy the sewing time, as well as a coffee break with homemade goodies! Quilts have been donated to the Sioux Center Community Hospital, the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls; a mission in Cary, Mississippi; union Gospel Mission in Sioux City; Lighthouse Church in Des Moines, the Red Cross and many other places around the country. The ladies say they seldom see any of the quilts once they leave the church, but their joy in making them and sending them out to warm and bless others.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry gives comfort and hope to hurting people through the gift of a hand knit or crocheted prayer shawl. As the shawl is stitched, the person making the shawl prays for the intended recipient. After completion the shawl is lovingly presented to someone in need, along with a note expressing love and concern and explaining that they are being lifted up in prayer. You may participate in this ministry by: knitting or crocheting a shawl, donating yarn and other materials, delivering materials to crafters or completed shawls to recipients or praying for the recipients.
Daily Office Lectionary
Looking for a way to get into the word each day? Follow along with others by using this Daily Office Lectionary website, which offers a list of daily readings from many different Bible passages.