Young adults

Who counts as a “young adult”?  We are pretty forgiving here: anyone 18 – 40ish, single or married, with or without kids.  After all, the intent of Christ Memorial’s “young adult” groups is not age-segregation but rather a purposeful invitation for engagement.  Young adults are certainly welcome and encouraged to participate in any “adult” classes or groups offered elsewhere in this booklet, but the following options are included specifically to make room for this age segment at Christ Memorial too.  Still more, all young adults are not only welcomed but encouraged to join the serving teams throughout the church as passion and gifts align, and finding friendship in those serving team.


For more information or to sign up, contact Lori

at 616.796.3361 or


Looking for a community of people to do life with as you

grow in thinking, loving, serving, and living like Jesus?

Contact our Connections Coordinator Lynn White

at or 616.796.3362.

The Colossian Way: Christian Practices for Polarized Times

Sunday evenings (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Meets September 15 - November 17

Facilitators: Elissa Lappenga & Jen Prince

Topic: Human Sexuality


The Colossian Way is a small-group experience built on hope. Our hope is in Jesus Christ who holds all things together (Colossians 1:17). And our hope is that as His people we actually can learn to behave like Him even while engaging and discussing together “hot topic” issues. We do this in the hope that, when done in faithful ways, we will witness the body of Christ built up. This experience is not intended to “solve” a specific issue once and for all, but rather to build a capacity for working on important questions in a way that reflects faithful obedience to Christ. This is a ten-week commitment to a group of about 10 - 12 people eager to learn and grow together guided by God’s Word and  God’s Spirit. We have trained leaders, excellent materials, and engaging videos. For more information visit:


for Women

Apples of Gold

Thursday evenings (6:00 - 9:00 PM)

Meets October 3 - November 7

Contact:  Mary Deur

Meets off-site


Apples of Gold is more than a cooking class and more than a women’s Bible study. As we meet weekly, women mentor younger women through:


1. Cooking demonstrations and the sharing of a meal


2. Encouragement to be the woman God                

    created you to be


3. Topical Bible studies based on Titus 2:3-5


Join other women in the Apples of Gold experience and you’ll be blessed as you grow together in your love for  God, your family, and others.


For more information, email Mary at To sign up contact Lori at or 616.796.3361. Registration deadline is September 26. 

Limit 12 participants.


Next Kick-Off is Sunday, October 20 (1:30 - 3:30 PM)

Mentoring pairs meet for six months

Coordinators: Kathy Moerland & Sue Smith

Discover the joy and power of sharing your life with another woman in a one-on-one special kind of friendship.  Tandem Ministry matches women who have walked with the Lord for a long time with women who sense the need for a more experienced Christian woman to encourage them.


If you have followed Jesus for a number of years and have learned how to trust Him, please consider becoming a Tandem mentor.  If you have been a believer in Christ a short time, are in a difficult season of your life, or simply desire a more mature Christian woman to walk along side of you, join Tandem as a mentee.


Tandem twosomes meet weekly or bi-weekly for six months. They might do a Bible study, read a book together, meet for coffee, go to lunch or walk and talk.  These meetings, always confidential, can be flexible as best meets the needs of the mentee.


Be blessed by experiencing first-hand what God can do through mentoring, sign up by contacting Lori at 616.796.3361 or

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