120 S. State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307   —   Phone: (231) 796-7124   —   Email: Secretary@unitedchurchbr.org   —   Office open from 9 am to 2 pm

The United Church of Big Rapids

Upcoming Events

Sanctuary Undecorating Day - Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Winter Fest

January 5

February 8-10


January Series

The January Series cultivates deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God’s world. The 2019 series will take place weekdays from January 3 - 23 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. You can attend on the Calvin College campus or by attending the live stream at the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 407 Perry Avenue.


This event is free and

open to the public.


Click here for more information.

The January Series is coming to Calvin College from January 3-23. Big Rapids' remote site is Fellowship Christian Reformed Church. Between 12:30 and 1:30 pm each weekday, you can watch the lectures free of charge. A few of the notable presenters in the 2019 lineup include Nicholas Kristoff, award-winning New York Times journalist and co-author of Half the Sky, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and champion for climate justice, former astronaut Leland Melvin and William Powers, whose topic is "Sustainability, Happiness and the 'Slow' Movement."  The experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics, from race in America, to costume design, to young people in the church and good news about cancer, among many others.