Monthly meetings include relevant club business as well as an hour program on a wide range of topics. Light refreshments are served. After the meeting, an informal lunch at an area restaurant is arranged for those who wish to participate. No previous reservation is required. If Forest Hills Public Schools are closed on a meeting day, the meeting will be canceled. 

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month starting in September of each year at Thornapple Covenant Church, 6595 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Our December meeting is our annual Holiday Luncheon and our year concludes in May with our Spring Luncheon. Newcomers is not affiliated with any church; we are a non-profit social group. 


​Next Meeting: April 9, 2018 

Social Time 10:00 am; Meeting 10:30 am

   Our next meeting will feature Mary Jane Dockeray, PhD, geologist, naturalist and founder of the Blanford Nature Center.  Mary Jane started her career in 1949 working with school children, introducing them to the natural world first through slide programs, then eventually through the outdoors. Please join us for a fascinating lecture on the history of our natural surroundings!