Marriage And Family

A Love Story

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/20/2019
Location: E-102
For: Married couples aged mid-20s to early 30s
Leader: Shawn and Mary Yost
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
Join other young married couples as we grow our marriages based on a healthy biblical foundation. We will discuss topics related to marriage and also incorporate Bible studies that strengthen our faith. This is a great opportunity to connect with other couples as we share and laugh together.

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Before You Say I Do

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 08:00 AM
Start Date: 01/13/2019
Location: E-102
For: Engaged and seriously dating couples
Leader: Shawn Yost
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
This is a 4-session class for engaged and seriously dating couples to prepare for marriage at First Friends Church. This class is required for anyone who wants to be married through FFC. Registration is required.

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Couples of Promise

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/20/2019
Location: L-41
For: Married couples of all ages
Leader: Jeff & Julia Schumacher and Jason & Molly Yost
Leader Phone: 330-494-1058
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
This Winter join married couples of all ages and in any stage of life for Cherish study beginning January 20. In this 6-session, video study by Gary Thomas, learn simple practices that can reverse old habits of “going through the motions” and bring hope and life into your marriage as you learn what it means to cherish your spouse.

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Monday Night Couples Bible Study

Day: Every other Monday
Time of Day: 06:30 PM
Start Date: 01/21/2019
Location: E-102
For: Married couples of all ages
Leader: Ben and Emily Croston
Leader Phone: 330-714-1122
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, Opposites Attack: Turning Your Differences Into Opportunities book by Carole Mayhall
This every other Monday night marriage group is meant for any marriage that needs some Christian fellowship, accountability, snacking, and encouragement in this season of life. This semester we will be wrapping up Pressure Points, then studying the beauty and tensions of opposites in marriage using Jack and Carole Mayhall’s book Opposites Attack: Turning Your Differences Into Opportunities. This is an older book but can be found on Amazon. If you have a hard time finding it, we can help you out. We hope to see you there.

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P.R.A.Y. Scripture- Family Game Night

Day: One Sunday a Month
Time of Day: 04:00 PM
Start Date: 01/20/2019
Location: Croston's Home, call for location
For: Families and friends of all ages
Leader: Ben & Emily Croston
Leader Phone: 330-714-1122
Childcare: No
Requirements: Bible
We will be meeting once a month in our home to fellowship, play, and be encouraged with some PRAY Scripture. Bring a snack to share. Dates are January 20, February 10, March 10, and April 14 . Hope to see you there!

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Parents of Teens

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/06/2019
Location: L-6
For: Parents of teens
Leader: Mark & Christy McGuire
Leader Phone: 330-904-7800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
This group for parents of middle school and high school aged children studies topics relevant to today’s culture as well as issues faced by today’s parents and teens and how to handle them in a godly, biblically informed manner. This winter we will study Tough Guys and Drama Queens by Mark Gregston.

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Practical Guide to Culture

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 01/20/2019
Location: L-43
For: Parents and Grandparents
Leader: Ralph Elmerick, Scott Calhoun, Shawn Yost, Ben Croston, and Dan La Haie
Leader Phone:  330-354-1365
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World by John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle ($15)
Cultural pressure is increasing, especially on our children and grandchildren. What was unacceptable and unthinkable ten years ago is now normal. Using the book Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World, we will learn how to bridge the generation gap to have intelligent, informed communication about the weighty issues of our times with our children. We will discover how to guide our children in a loving, biblical, Christ-centered way that enables them to find their identity in Jesus and influence the culture rather than the culture changing them.

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Tuckered Out Marrieds

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/06/2019
Location: L-42
For: Married couples with children through elementary school
Leader: Tory & Jen Tucker
Leader Phone: 330-284-6849
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
Tuckered Out Marrieds is a group of married couples with younger children who are striving to transform ourselves, marriages, and families into Christ-likeness. Please join us for discussion about the ups and downs of marriage, raising children, and managing our professional lives!

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