Welcome to Worship

August 1, 2021

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 Randy Heckert

Life At It’s Best

2 Peter 1:3-8

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Featured Events

Pavilion & Picnic Sunday
Join us next Sunday, August 8 for two events:

  1.  Pavilion Worship Service: 9am and 10:30am. Children’s Church and Nursery will be available. No Connect Groups will be meeting.
  2. Church Picnic: Stick around after second service (or come back) for our all church picnic at Noon. Food and drinks will be provided, as well as kickball, corn hole, Gaga ball, and more!

Family Camp
Join us September 3-5 for Family Camp at Camp Gideon! Registrations are available at the Welcome Center. $25/person or $100/family.

Church News & Updates

Hospitals & Rehab:
Pete Notturno, Dawn Willliams

Just a Reminder – The Coffee Cafe` is open
to serve you coffee, hot chocolate, cappuccino or a cold beverage on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:00 and 10:00 – 10:30. Donuts are served from 10:00-10:30. Stop in!

Sunday Morning Experience Team
We need ushers, greeters, and welcome desk volunteers for the 10:30 am Sunday morning service. Please contact Theresa Maxin for information.

Visitation Team
If you are interested in being part of the visitation team; nursing homes, shut-ins, and seniors, please contact Linda Linder at 330.904.9511


Fall Classes
Sunday School at 9am & Children’s Church at 10:30am will be resuming September 5th. We need teachers and assistants for this to happen. Would you be willing to serve in Children’s Ministry?

Weekday Child Care Workers
Paid positions are available for Child Care Worker for weekday Bible Studies on Tuesday am, Wednesday am & pm.

For the above opportunities, contact Tammy at tforsythe@firstfriends.org


Solo Sister’s Lunch
Sunday, August 29 at noon for all single, divorced, and widowed women 55+. Lunch from Grinders Above and Beyond for $5. See the table in the hallway for registration fliers.

WMF Retreat
October 8-10 at the Carlisle Inn. Registration forms at the Main Welcome Center.


Over The Edge- Lighthouse Ministries
We’re sending Pastor Scott and a few others rappeling down the side of the Bliss Lofts in downtown Canton to support Lighthouse Ministries. All funds raised will go towards Christ-centered academic support, mentoring programs, and funding scholarships. The goal for our church is to raise $5,000 to send our FFC Team Over The Edge. Go HERE to donate.


MS/HS: August 6-7 – Tent Camping at FFC

MS/HS: August 15- Progressive Porch Worship


Fall Leagues Are Open!
Soccer (Ages 4-15), Basketball (4th grade- adults), and Drawing (Ages 6-15) are all open for registrations! To register for one of these leagues visit www.firstfriendssports.com Any questions, call 330-966-6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.