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Thursday, April 18, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Join us to serve dinner and clean up at Supper House!  It is fun and a blessing to be part of the Northlawn team!  Women of Northlawn Circle donate $250 to help with food cost.  Call the church or use the Contact us form for  more information. 

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday Communion Service

Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm. Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples. Most notably, that Passover meal was when Jesus washed the feet of His disciples in an extraordinary display of humility. He then commanded them to do the same for each other. Join us as we remember Jesus’ Last Supper.

Good Friday - Community Service

Second Congregational United Church of Christ is having a Good Friday service at noon on April 19th.  The address is 525 Cheshire Dr., Grand Rapids 49505

Easter Sunday Schedule

  • Sunrise Service        8:00 am
  • Easter Breakfast *    8:30 - 9:30 am
  • Traditional Service   9:45 am
*Help  us celebrate and welcome worshipers on Easter Sunday morning!  Bring a breakfast item to share, bring friends & family, or just bring yourself to our annual Easter Sunday Breakfast. It’s an informal buffet in the front lobby immediately following the Sunrise service and before the Traditional service. Tables & chairs will be available in 1st floor classrooms.   Please have items at church by 8:30 am.

Meet Pastor Craig L. Adams!!!  We have a wonderful Pastor, Rev. Craig L. Adams.  Craig is a godly Bible based preacher and teacher. The roots of  his faith are evangelical, revivalistic and rooted in the holiness streams of the Wesleyan tradition.  You can find out more aout him on our staff page. Pastor Craig will be available on Mondays at Lucy's Cafe on Plainfield Ave. He will be doing sermon planning and preparation but invites anyone who wants to stop by and get acquainted, to do so. He will be there from 7:30 am ‘til approximately 10:30/11:00 am.. And,we would love for you to join us for worship on Sunday morning!!!

  • Sermon Video - A video of each worship service is now available on Northlawn UMC Facebook page. 

  • Mens Bible Study  Lead by Rev. Craig L. Adams.  Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. The Gospel of Mark. 

  • Women's Bible Study - Tuesday mornings at 10 am. We are starting a new study entitled Questions God Asks.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us!!! 

  • Bell Choir - Starts September 19 at 6 pm. No experience necessary.  We'll teach you how to play!   Stop by to join. 

  • Silver Senior's Monthly Lunch -  The first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 am.   May 1 we will meet at Cheshire Grill at 11:00 am. Sign up using the contact us for so we're sure to save a space for you!  Everyone is welcome!  We love new faces. Questions: Contact Us.    
  • Native American Elders Program- The Native American Elders Program supports and empowers Native American Elders in the Greater Grand Rapids area is seeking teams of three volunteers each to help with lunch preparation, serving, and clean up. Volunteer teams once each month on Tuesday or Thursday. Volunteers are needed from 9am to 1:30pm at Northlawn UMC in GR. Questions, need more info? Please contact Holly Downer 616.552.3392 or                 
  • AND .... see our newsletter and  events calendar here.