Bauer CRC has a passionate desire to make disciples and see people GROW in Christ. We do this by GATHERING in Christ for times of corporate worship, study and fellowship. We GO in Christ by proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed in our community and around the world.
Sunday School & Catechism take place on Sundays after the morning worship service from September through May
5 years old – 4th grade During the school year, Sunday School meets immediately after the morning service. Children begin their learning together in the sanctuary where they study the truth about God and how each story in the Bible connects to Christ. They follow-up with small group time to hear more about the Good News of Jesus and review the Bible story with age appropriate activities.
5th & 6th Grade students explore the basics of the Christian faith and how it relates to their lives.
7th & 8th Grade students use the Heidelberg Catechism as a tool to understand the Reformed Faith
9th & 10th Grade students explore Scripture as they walk through the Gospel of John and Romans
11th & 12th Grade students will be joining the adults to study various topics like spiritual disciplines, attributes of God, and the Cannons of Dordt
Children’s Worship is provided for children aged 3 and 4 years old. This meaningful, age appropriate worship is available every Sunday in room 103. During Children’s worship, trained leaders teach the truths of the Bible through stories, songs, and sensory play. The children begin the worship service in the sanctuary with their parents and leave midway through the service. Children’s Worship ends at the end of the worship service. They are assisted by helpers and hall monitors who aid them in getting to the correct room.
Kid’s Hope is a mentoring program in the Allendale Elementary School District in which a mentor is paired with an at-risk student for the school year. The mentor meets with their student for one hour, one day a week to help with academics, support their needs, play games, and build friendships. During the program year, we schedule various activities here at Bauer CRC to incorporate teaching about Christ’s love for them into the program.
Some of our members meet every Tuesday night (6:00-7:15pm) at Presidential Estates in Hudsonville throughout the school year. We meet with children from kindergarten through middle school for games, snacks, Bible stories and Bible truths, singing and small groups. During the summer we spend time with the kids on some Thursday afternoons.
Our Cadet group helps boys in 2nd-8th grade grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical and social). Cadets meet every other Wednesday night for Bible study and badge work, and take periodic weekend camping trips throughout the school year. Click here to view the Cadet calendar of events.
Our GEMS group (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) provides a similar experience for girls in 2nd-7th grade twice a month on Wednesday evenings. The girls share in Bible study, badge work, crafts, and special outings.
Our Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8) meets twice a month from 6-8:30 for a time of fellowship, dinner, Bible study, and games. We also do special fun outings once a month. Students are welcome to come as they are and have fun as they grow closer together and to Jesus Christ.
Our High School Youth Group (grades 9-12) meets two Sundays a month from 6-8:30 for a time of fellowship, dinner, Bible study, and games. We also do special fun outings once a month as well as an annual mission trip. Students are welcome to come as they are and have fun as they grow closer together and to Jesus Christ.
Small groups are a Biblical way for believers to grow in faith and encourage one another. Consisting of 6-8 people, small groups typically meet regularly for Bible study and prayer. Click here to view current small group reading plans & study questions.
Our church loves to serve others through work projects at local schools, ministries, and individual homes. Projects happen throughout the year as needs arise, and workers of all ages are welcome to serve. If you have a need or desire to serve, please contact Pastor Brian at Brian@bauercrc.org.
Folks gather every Wednesday at 10:00am in church foyer for coffee and fellowship. This informal gathering is open to anyone to come and enjoy some Christian fellowship.
Temporarily Paused due to Covid
Our retirees group meets for breakfast on the last Tuesday morning of each month at a local restaurant. All people in their retirement years are invited to attend. The group plans other events for fun and fellowship.
Temporarily Paused due to Covid
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of women who meet weekly to knit shawls that are given to people who are in crisis situations due to medical, emotional or other circumstances. The shawl is knitted with prayer for the recipient and is prayed over before it is given. It is intended to be a physical expression of the love of Jesus and the love we have for one another. The shawls are given to individuals or organizations as needed. Anyone with the ability to knit and a heart for the hurting are welcome to join us.