Hanley Christian Reformed Church


Each year, a Scripture passage is selected and a theme is developed around that Scripture to make the passage come alive for the girls. Bible studies, service projects, crafts, games, and other fun activities are created to teach the truth of God’s Word that is found in the theme.

God loves you. It ‘s who He is. It’s what He does. He is love and the Source of all love. His love fills the earth from east to west, from the heights of Heaven to the oceans deep. It overflows!

This is the beat of His heart: May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and everyone else, just as ours does for you (1 Thessalonians 3:12).

And when we accept His love and absorb its width, length, height, and depth, it radically changes the way we love. Knowing and seeing God’s love is the key to loving Him, each other, and everyone else. From the overflow of His love, we love.

There are additional resources that will help you walk alongside of your girls in learning this season’s theme.



Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior

GEMS is for girls in 1st through 8th grade. GEMS was formed to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and nurture friendships between girls and their leaders.


When and where we meet:

  • The 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., September through May
  • In the Fellowship Room on the lower level of our church


 What do we do at our meetings?

  • Read and discuss age-appropriate Bible lessons written specifically for GEMS girls
  • Enjoy singing and games
  • Develop life skills through earning merit badges
  • Make creative crafts for ourselves and others


Other things we do together:

  • Participate in GEMS Sunday
  • Go on fun outings


All girls in this age group are welcome to join us regardless of church background. Come check us out!


You can learn more about GEMS at http://www.gemsgc.org/