The ministry of Thornapple depends on our gifts of time, talent, and resources throughout the year. 

Consider making the act of giving a regular practice of generosity towards God. There are a number of different methods that you can choose to give donations to Thornapple:

  • Online Giving. We recognize the request for a simple way for people to give electronically via bank account, debit card, or credit card. We are in the process of transitioning our online giving system and online giving is on hold during that transition period (Aug. 15 throug Oct. 1). Please see explanation note at the bottom of this page.
  • Bill Pay. Through your financial institution's bill pay program, you may make Thornapple Covenant Church a payee, just as you would for a utility provider. The financial institution will generate a check and mail it to Thornapple, usually arriving within a week's time.

  • Offering Plate. Each Sunday in worship, an offering is collected from those who have brought their gifts with them.

  • Mail. You may mail your check to our Staff Accountant, Taren Durham's, attention at Thornapple Covenant Church, 6595 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of Thornapple Covenant Church.

If you have questions, contact Associate Pastor Andrew Vanover at or the Staff Accountant Taren Durham at Please remember that all donations to Thornapple are kept confidential.

For questions related to the Building Fund/Capital Campaign giving, please go here.

Suspension of online giving effective Aug. 15 to Oct. 1

Dear members and friends of Thornapple Covenant Church,

I hope this note finds you well and that you are enjoying another glorious Michigan summer!  

The ministries of Thornapple Covenant Church have continued throughout the summer months with activities such as Vacation Bible School for elementary children and the Adventure Trip, which the high school students took to Maine.  I am happy to report that my son Micah had a wonderful time enjoying the wonders of God's creation and growing closer to his friends and God in Maine.  Many thanks to the many adult volunteers and staff who made this trip a reality!

I am writing to inform you of a significant change to our online giving system.  After 20 years, the time is past due for an upgrade to our church management software.  In order to avoid any errors during this transitional time, the final day of our existing online giving system will be August 15th.  All recurring gifts will be deactivated as of August 16th. The current plan is to begin using the new online giving system on October 1st.  

In the meantime, please feel free to give via:
-   The collection plate passed on Sunday mornings in worship via check or cash (in a marked envelope to properly credit your account)
-   Envelopes mailed to the church office at 6595 Cascade Rd Grand Rapids, MI 49546
-   Your bank or credit union's electronic bill-pay system

If you have any questions, please contact Taren Durham, Staff Accountant, at or 616-818-0523.

On behalf of the Finance Committee, Elder Board and Church Staff, I thank you for your continued faithfulness demonstrated through your generous gifts to our shared work as Thornapple Covenant Church!

In Christ,

David Hoekstra
Financial Secretary