About Us

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

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The Church of Firsts. Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.

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A Church of Extravagant Welcome - ​Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.

We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.


Our Team

Michael Porter

Pastor Michael has been with us for 12 years and counting! He is a prayer warrior as well as an avid golfer. He has a heart for serving others, and reaching the lost.

Sam Huntsworth

Sam is our Women's Ministry Leader for the past 2 years. She has a passion for serving God and engaging in fellowship with others.

Karan Wright

Karan is our awesome secretary who has been with us for 3 years now. She loves a good pen and has a smile that will light up the room.  

Michelle Brown

Michelle has been working with our Youth Ministry for 5 years now. She has a passion for seeing the youth of today grow to know Jesus and have a relationship with him. 

Kara Singer

Kara has been with us for 2 years now. She is currently serving in the college aged ministry. She loves engaging in tough topics and has a huge heart for Jesus.

Keegan Bradford

Keegan is our Men's Ministry Leader for the past 6 years. He has a passion for serving God and engaging in fellowship with others. 


New Here?

Service Times

Sundays

​8:00AM-9:30AM

10:00AM- 11:30AM

6:00PM-7:00PM

Location

Drop in and see us:

Tue-Fri 9:00AM-2:00PM

625 Kenmoor Ave. S.E. Suite 301

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Ministries

We offer multiple ministries so that you can find one that you feel most comfortable in. Please check out the groups below and feel free to come join us!

Contact Us

269-795-6861

625 Kenmoor Ave. S.E. Suite 301

Grand Rapids, MI 49546



Children's Ministry

Kids are welcome to join in! We have a ton of fun stuff going on here. We get to learn about the life of Jesus and the Bible while often digging into some games and arts and crafts. We want this experience to be as fun as possible for your children, but also as safe as possible. When checking in your child please make sure to visit the front desk to sign your child in and out of group. 

College Ministry

Our College Ministry is an exciting one! This is a new ministry that has just opened up and we are hoping to see everyone in there 20's to 30's join us. We will tackle hard topics and grow stronger in Christ. Bring a friend every Saturday at 10:00AM. We will have food and refreshments available for everyone that joins. We look forward to seeing you there!

Men's Ministry

Men's Ministry is a ministry dedicated for the fellowship of men. We truly believe that iron sharpens iron. We would love for you to visit our ministry and see what it is all about.  After each meeting you are welcome to enjoy the refreshments at the cafe. We will have free coffee and cookies for everyone who joins us.