Enroll them in one of our youth-centered programs

Get Your Children More Involved in the Church

Are you looking to enroll your child in a wholesome and spiritual after-school activity? Ideal Park Christian Reformed Church offers youth-centered programs for boys and girls in Wyoming, MI. Our programs will provide your children with the opportunity to make new friends, learn about God and learn how to play music.

We also have an activity center where we host community-based events and parties, such as wedding receptions, movie nights and bake sales. Contact us today to learn more about our youth programs.

Current youth programs

Throughout the year, we have different youth programs you can enroll your kids in, such as:

  • Wednesday piano lessons-one of our church members will teach your children how to play the piano and the organ. Your kids will have the opportunity to showcase their new musical talents during our church services.
  • Cadet program-our cadet program is for boys between the ages of 6 and 14. This program includes Bible study, crafts, recreational time and food. Cadets meet every other Wednesday.
  • GEMS program-this program is for girls between the ages of 6 and 14 where they meet every other Wednesday, alternating with our cadet program schedule. GEMS will participate in Bible study, crafts and recreational time. Food is also included.
Call us at 616-532-2204 to enroll your child in one of our youth programs.

GEMS

GEMS stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. This program is for 2nd to 8th grade girls. We meet in the Church basement on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A typical meeting consists of singing, Bible lessons, crafts, snacks and games. We will be starting the 2019-2020 season on the 2nd Wednesday of October (October 9) with a kick-off pizza party and games from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

If you know someone who might be interested in participating in GEMS, the first meeting is a great one to attend to see what it's all about! If you have any questions, you can call the church office-we would be happy to speak with you.

Cadets

The Calvinist Cadet Corps is an international church-sponsored boys club organization that's designed to bring boys, from ages 9 to 14, into a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

We meet in the Ideal Park CRC Activity Building on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month (October through April) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A typical meeting involves reciting our Landmarks (Cadet Motto, Verse and Code, along with the Pledge of Allegiance), Bible Study, crafts and games.

We wrap up the year with the Cadet-O-Rama (displaying our crafts and projects and racing our Pinewood Derby Cars) and the Cadet Camp-O-Ree with other Grand Rapids Cadet clubs out in Dorr, Michigan We encourage the boys to bring friends and brothers along.

Community programs

Our church is community-focused, which means we plan events throughout the year to give everyone in the community an opportunity to meet new people and experience new things. Our program calendar includes:

  • Food truck sponsorship with Feeding America, which occurs on the 1st Wednesday of every month
  • Prayer group, which meets every Monday for prayer at 4 p.m.
  • Group golf nights, which meets every Wednesday
  • Alternate pickle ball group, which meets during the winter instead of group golfing
Our activity center is also available to rent for parties, gatherings and events of all kinds.

Food pantry

Ideal Park has a mobile food pantry the first Wednesday of every month. Setup starts about 3:15 p.m., and distribution begins at 4 p.m. Anyone who needs food of any kind is welcome to come. Volunteers to help set up and break down are always appreciated. We also have a small food pantry for anyone in need in between meals.