May 29, 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

The Call of the Church: Community in Disciple-Making

The Call of the Church: Community in Disciple-Making
Mark 3:13-15

Sometimes there is a word or phrase that we hear often – and that we may even use ourselves from time to time – but are not entirely sure what it means. I think “disciple” and “discipleship” are words that fit this description. The great call of Christ to His Church is to make disciples who make disciples – but what does this mean and how do we “make” them? Over the coming weeks we will be seeking to answer these questions (and others like them) so that we can begin to assess how effectively we as a church are fulfilling the call God has given us.  Join us as we seek to magnify the glory of God by joining Him in His disciple-making mission.

Featured Events & Church News


Vacation Bible School: June 20-24
Register your child/children for VBS! Age 4–going into 6th grade. Online registration opens today and closes June 12. Registrations must be done online.
Click HERE for CHILD Registration
Click HERE for Volunteer Sign Ups

Hospital, Procedures, Rehab
Fred Merritt, Linda Gamble

Our Love and Sympathy
to the family of Daisy Beddell.

Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day!
Our church offices will be closed.

Baptism
Baptism Service, July 10 (both services). A one-time class is required and held on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30pm. Call or email Nancy to register at npetroff@firstfriends.org.

Alive Music Festival
July 14-17 at Atwood Lake Park. Use promo code “Firstfriends” for 10% off all tickets now thru 6/28.

Youth Car Wash Fundraiser
Next Sunday, June 5, after second service; from 12–2pm in our parking lot. Swing through to get your car washed by our youth to raise money for their summer mission trips.

Men


Guy’s Night Out
Monday, June 27, 6–8pm at the Pavilion. Join us rain or shine for Old Carolina BBQ, lawn games including Cornhole, Hillbilly Golf & Can-Jam, and a word of encouragement from Pastor Shawn.

Men’s Bible Study
Tuesday mornings 7–8:00am in the church café. Any questions, contact Shawn at syost@firstfriends.org

Missions


Dominican Republic Missions Team
Our DR mission team is being commissioned today. They will be serving at Grace & Peace Missionary Fellowship from June 4- 11. Please pray for safety as they travel and serve–working construction, in the widow ministry, and street evangelism.

Sports


Accepting Registrations Now!
Register online at: www.firstfriendssports.com

Women’s Volleyball: Age 18+, May 24–July 26

Shuffleboard: Ages 5–Adult, Tuesdays, May 17– June 28 at Weiss Park. Free for families and friends to learn the game and have fellowship and fun. Register online and come and play!

Youth Pickleball: Age 11–17, April 27–July 27, 3–5pm. Must register with Leurene Hildenbrand, 330- 607-4335 prior to attending.

Youth


MS/HS: Mission Trip Training June 15, 6–8:30pm, E-111 and E-101. Parents are asked to attend.

Outdoor Bathroom Campaign


Please fill out your Plunge Card and drop it in the offering boxes in the back. CLICK HERE to learn more and give towards the campaign.

Funds Raised to Date:
$105,710