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Sunday School

Adult Sunday School runs from September - May. This second hour education time meets in the Sanctuary from 11:00-11:45 AM. Classes will be taught by a variety of individuals. See the schedule below for more details.


September 17 - Updates from General Synod 2023.


September 23 - Rev. Greg Brower, Great Lakes City Classis Leader and member of the R.C.A. Transition Team, will explain the proposed changes we should expect in denominational structures and how we move into our future as a denomination.


October 1 - JP Sundararajan, Director of Global Missions with the RCA will provide insight into Global Missions. He will also be preaching for us this Sunday during worship.


October 8, 15 & 29 - "The Priestly Work of Jesus." This study led by Dr. Madison Pierce from Western Theological Seminary will explore on the priestly work of Jesus in Hebrews. Each week we will focus primarily on Hebrews 4–10 and answer a question or two related to Christ’s work as both priest and sacrifice: Who? (Oct 8); where and when? (Oct 15); and why? (Oct 29).

October 22 - Congregational Forum. A time to explain and discuss the budget for 2024. Nothing will be voted on at this meeting. It will be live-streamed on Youtube Live and available for viewing after the meeting concludes.


November 5 - Consecration Sunday – No Sunday School


November 12 & 19 - Dr. Michael Brinks returns to continue his course on the early Christian Church.

November 26 - Intergenerational Church Decorating


December 3, 10 & 17 - Advent Series.


Adults and youth are invited to participate in the Choir and Praise Band​.

Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. The choir meets weekly from September-May, and several times during the summer.

The Praise Band meets Thursdays at 7 PM in the Sanctuary on weeks prior to leading worship. 

For more information, contact Catharina Matthews (Choir Director) or

Michelle VanGeest (Director of Music).

Women's Bible Study

The Women's Bible Study will be gathering this fall to study the book "When You Pray Set: A Study of Six Prayers in the Bible." Join this great study authored by seven renown women’s Bible study leaders, including their video lectures!

The group meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Some reading outside of the gathering time will be necessary. This is open to everyone, so whether you attend Thornapple on a weekly basis or not, we would love to have you! 


If you plan to participate this fall, please sign-up in the narthex or by calling the church office by August 27. The cost of the book is $21. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in contact with Marilyn Van Laan or Lynn Vander Laan.


Ongoing Activities

Thornapple offers a variety of groups, clubs and events throughout the year. For more information, you can check our Events Calendar, or get in touch with Pastor Tim.​

  • Women's Bible Study

  • God Winks Gathering

  • Pastors Lunch Bunch

  • Men’s Breakfast Gatherings

  • Threads of Love

  • Book Club 

  • Volunteer Teams

  • Dinner Groups

  • Servant's Picnics

  • Adult Choir

  • Praise Band

  • Wednesday Noon Prayers

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