Marriage

A Love Story

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: E-102
Leader: Shawn and Mary Yost
Leader Email: syost@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800 ex:240
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 share and laugh together. For married couples in their mid-20s to early 30s.

Register

Couples of Promise

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: L-41
Leader: Jeff & Julia Schumacher and Jason & Molly Yost
Leader Phone: 330-494-1058
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
This Winter we will study Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel. Too much of today's Christian parenting is based on fear of the world, fear of America's liberal culture, fear of other parents' and church's opinions. GraceBased Parenting relies on God's love, replicates his forgiveness and commitment to His children, and displays fear as a motivator for our behavior while providing a blueprint for building confident, courageous, loving, well-rounded children.

Register

Extreme Grandparenting

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/17/2018
Location: L-42
Leader: Jan Ross and Dan & Barb Shell
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Extreme Grandparenting Study Guide ($8)
You have a significant chance to impact a child's life for eternity. Tim Kimmel's Extreme Grandparenting is a second chance for all the "should haves" and "ought tos" that the busyness and demands of parenthood kept you from doing. This 8-session video study shows you how to be the best grandparent you can be and leave a legacy of faith that lasts for eternity. For grandparents with grandchildren under age 18.

Register

Farr Out Marrieds

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: L-42
Leader: Ryan and Rachel Farr
Leader Email: rfarr@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-550-3913
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
The goal of our group is to provide an environment where young couples can foster relationship and connection by studying God's word and engaging in discussion together. Our hope is to cultivate conversation that prompts young couples to ask the question,  "How can we honor and serve God in our 24/7 life?" Our studies for winter will be the following:
  1. "Galatians" by Kyle Idleman (1/7 - 2/25)
  2. "The Crazy Cycle" by Emerson Eggerichs (3/4 - 3/25)
For Married couples with children through 5th grade. 

Register

Honeymooners

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: E-112
Leader: Phil & Mandi Johnson
Leader Email: phil.johnson@gmail.com
Leader Phone: 330-232-1410
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
This group is for couples in their first few years of marriage, with or without children, and who desire to grow stronger in their faith journey, learn more about biblical intimacy, and develop skills for overcoming adversity in marriage. Join us Winter semester for Grace Filled Marriage by Tim Kimmel. In this video study we will learn how a marriage built on grace results in loving, fulfilling, happy marriages that truly make a difference.

Register

It Starts at Home

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/17/2018
Location: E-102
Leader: Shawn & Mary Yost
Leader Email: syost@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, It Starts at Home
In this 6-session video study by Matt Chandler we will examine biblical and tangible ways that parents can build a legacy of faith in their children that follows them to college and into adulthood. For couples, single parents, and blended families with children in the home.

Register

Monday Night Couples Bible Study

Day: Every other Monday
Time of Day: 06:30 PM
Start Date: 01/15/2018
Location: E-102
Leader: Ben and Emily Croston
Leader Email: bcroston@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-417-4902
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
This group is for married couples of all ages and in any stage of life. We meet every other Monday evening and rotate between marriage-focused study and deeper Biblical study. We hope to challenge and encourage all couples in their marriages no matter what obstacles with which they are struggling. We also include food and fellowship at all our gatherings, we hope you can join us.

Register

P.R.A.Y. Scripture for Parents

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/17/2018
Location: L-3
Leader: Stan & Betsy Hinshaw
Leader Email: shinshaw@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
Learning to hear God speak to us in Scripture is a skill that takes practice. Teaching our children and grandchildren how to read the Bible and expect God’s Spirit to give us His words, thoughts, and impressions is vital for the next generation. Join Pastor Stan and Betsy as they lead parents in the practice of listening prayer through P.R.A.Y. Scripture, and how to pass this skill on to their children. For Parents of elementary and middle school aged children.

Register