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GEMS stands for “Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior”.  This is a program for girls in grades 1st-6th.  Our mission is to share the deep love of Jesus with our girls, lead them to know Jesus as their personal savior, and help them understand their special role in God’s Kingdom.

They (like Bold Boys) meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM throughout the school year.

What to Expect

Girls check in upstairs through the double doors at the front of the church. We meet as a full group in the Caraway Street theater to begin: singing songs, hearing announcements, etc.

Every other meeting, the girls spend the remainder of the night in their grade-level small groups. Groups have a special lesson together, Bible memory, snack, and a craft or game depending on the teacher. On alternating meetings, we stay as a whole group in the Caraway Street theater, hearing a lesson together and enjoying some sort of game/craft/activity and snack.  In this way, we hope to create a unified club with space to build meaningful relationships in and across grade levels, as well as with our dedicated leaders.

Parents are expected to pick up their children inside the church. Check out our calendar at the bottom of the page for details on specific nights, including pick-up locations.

We have so many fun events planned for this year. Already, the girls have undergone a massive treasure hunt in and around the church building, cut denim for Sole Hope missions, played blanket volleyball, and much, much more! The group events will remain a mystery, that way you feel compelled to just keep coming back. But really, we have many fun things in store. Come and join us!

Special Events

Creekside Growers Fundraiser

GEMS are currently taking orders for our annual Creekside Growers fundraiser!

Ten dollar gift certificates can be purchased for use at Creekside Growers in Middleville, MI. With each certificate purchased, Creekside Growers will donate $3 to the Peace Church GEMS club. This money helps us with our various events throughout the year. If you are interested, please contact a GEM you know or their GEMS coordinator, Emily Deckinga (; 630.863.2753). The fundraiser will be running until March 1. Thank you for your support!

Disney on Ice

Ticket orders for our annual fellowship event (Disney on Ice!) are due Wednesday, February 15.

“Dare to Dream” will play at 7 PM on March 3 at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.  A parent or guardian is expected to accompany their child to this event. Once all ticket orders are received, transportation information will be communicated.  We’re looking forward to a fun night!

($15/ticket; Check made payable to: Peace Church and can be given to the church office or Emily Deckinga’s church mail slot)


2017 Calendar