January 16, 2022

Welcome to Worship

We’re so glad you’re here. Whether you are joining us in-person or online we are excited to spend the morning with you.

Today’s Message from Pastor Nathanael

Jesus Speaks to His Church: Revelation 2:1-7

To the Church in Ephesus
“To the angel[a] of the church in Ephesus write:
These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

Featured Events & Church News


H.O.T. Banks
Banks are available for collecting your change to help the Homeless Outreach Team. Return the banks by April 24. Learn more about H.O.T. here: www.homelessoutreachteam.com

New Guest Luncheon
If you are new to our church family we invite you to join us Sunday, February 13 at noon in L-1, 2 for a luncheon. RSVP online or at the Welcome Center by Thursday, February 10.

Marriage Retreat
Save the date for our Marriage Retreat February 25-27 held at the Twinsburg Garden Inn. Click HERE to Register

Hospitals & Rehab
Linda Shroades

Our Love and Sympathy to the Families of
Paul & Linda Johnson and Phil & Mandy Johnson in the death of Linda’s father, Phil’s grandfather Howard Moore; Cari and Stephen Lewis in the death of Cari’s mother Marilyn Mapuana VanHouten.

Connect Groups


2022 Connect Groups registrations are now open. Pick up a directory in the hallways, at the Welcome Center, or CLICK HERE

Women


Rahab Meals
We are looking for women who are willing to make 2 Freezer meals a month for Rahab ministries. You will be given a recipe and some ingredients. Please contact Theresa Maxin at tmaxin@ firstfriends.org or 330.966.2800 ext 241 for more information.

Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Join us Wednesdays from 9:15-11:30 in L-42. We are studying the book of Galatians focusing on our freedom and acceptance in Christ offering us authority, assignment, adoption and restoration. Register online now for this group!

Missions


Honduras Missions Trip Training Meeting
January 18, 6:30-8pm in room E-101, join Pastor Scott and Jerry Ledgerwood in their second training meeting for the March 21-28 Honduras Missions Trip, RSVP to scalhoun@firstfriends.org

Love Your City
Join us on January 22, 9am- 3pm to install an aluminum wheelchair ramp for a local Canton shut-in. Please email pastor Scott for more information on the project and the homeowners’ location at scalhoun@firstfriends.org

Sports


Accepting Registrations Now!
Drawing 2 Class: Age 9-15
U7 Soccer: Age 4-6, April 16- June 10
U10 Soccer: Age 7-9, April 2- June 10
U12 Soccer: Age 10-11, April 2- June 10
U15 Soccer: Age 12-15, April 2- June 10

Register online at: www.firstfriendssports.com

Youth


MS: February 11-13, Snow Camp $100, more info outside Middle School Room

Regular Programing (MS in E-101/ HS in E-111)
Sunday Morning Bible Studies: 9:00am
Sunday Nights: 6-8pm (HS only)
Wednesday Nights: 6:30-8:30pm

Children


Wednesday Programing
Join us Wednesday evenings from 7-8:15pm for our regular weekly programing!