Open To All

Single With Purpose

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Location: E-113
Leader: Cheryl Phillips; Mike Miller
Childcare: Yes
We are a group of singles (age 40+) who come together in the study of God's word and in prayer. We focus on Christ and on caring for one another. While our status in life may change, we take comfort in Paul's words that as singles we are better able to focus on how we can please Christ.

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Matt and Cindy Sutter Connect Group

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/18/2017
Location: L-06
Leader: Matt and Cindy Sutter
Childcare: Yes
Beginning January 18, we will study Guardrails by Andy Stanley. We will learn how to set personal guardrails that keep us from drifting into trouble in our relationships, finances, and morals. We also will explore how to steer our children and grandchildren away from trouble.

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House to House

Day: Tuesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/17/2017
Location: Home of Herb and Norma Sutter
Leader: Herb & Norma Sutter; Dave & Elaine Griswold
Leader Email: herbandnorma@att.net
Childcare: No
Group members will actively encourage and support each other through Bible study, prayer and fellowship. The goal is to build strong individuals in Christ and to grow in our relationships as men and women of God as we share our homes, insights, lives, food and fun. Call for more information, group location and directions.

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Glenn Zimmerman's Connect Group

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/18/2017
Location: E-108
Leader: Glenn Zimmerman
Leader Email: bernardzimmerman@yahoo.com
Childcare: Yes
Join others who long to connect to God, one another, and the Church through in-depth Bible study, prayer, and encouragement to one another. All are welcome to attend this group as we study Right Now Media's "Romans: The Letter That Changed the World." The book of Romans will be used alongside this video series.

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Spiritual Parenting

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/18/2017
Location: E-102
Leader: Shawn Yost
Leader Email: syost@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? Spiritual Parenting is a six-part DVD series that empowers parents to be the primary nurturers of their children's faith and teaches them how to create a home environment God can use to work in their children's lives. Families will be transformed as they learn how to create space for God-encounters in everyday life.

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Jim and Adelle Yost's Connect Group

Day: Monday
Time of Day: 10:00 AM
Start Date: 01/09/2017
Location: L-41
Leader: Jim and Adelle Yost
Childcare: No
We are a group of senior adults who meet to study the Word of God and encourage and pray for one another. We will continue to study the book of Ephesians into the first of the year and follow it with studying the book of Malachi until April.

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Citizens of Eternity

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/18/2017
Location: L-43
Leader: Beth Shelton
Leader Email: bethshelton511@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes
Have you ever thought about what happens when you die? "Location, location, location" has never mattered more when choosing eternity. This class will address eternal security, the overcomer, matters of inheritance, and what happens in heaven and hell. The choices and decisions we make during our short life on earth will determine how we live as Citizens of Eternity.

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Growing Disciples

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Location: L-06
Leader: Greg Roth
Leader Email: groth@neo.rr.com
Childcare: Yes
Growing Disciples is an adult Sunday school class made up of couples and single adults. We are open to everyone interested in studying God's Word using our denominational adult Bible study series. Starting the first Sunday in December we will be studying the Gospel of Mark.

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50-60 and Beyond

Day: Saturday-once per month
Time of Day: 06:00 PM
Location: Ross Home
Leader: Pete & Joyce Ross
Leader Email: prossjr6512@att.net
Childcare: No
This group is for anyone in this age group, singles and couples, who want to feel connected to the church, but also want to relate to people in their own age group that are in the same season of life. We are a social group with a variety of activities that we do in our home. Join our "family" for laughter and a great time with people who love the Lord. Meets one Saturday per month. 6PM if meal; 7PM if no meal.

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For Christ

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: L-43
Leader: Bill & Sherry Patrie
Leader Email: wppatrie@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes
Join us as we explore the book of Exodus and various bible studies. Men and women of all ages are welcome as we seek to learn and encourage one another in the Lord.

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How We Got the Bible

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/18/2017
Location: L-41
Leader: Bill Patrie
Leader Email: wppatrie@gmail.com
Childcare: No
Ever wonder how the 66 books in the Bible came to be? Why the president swears into office on a different Bible? What about the time between the Old and New Testaments? Why do we have so many versions? Join us as we delve into how God's Word, the Bible, became what it is today.

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Connect

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 08:30 PM
Start Date: 01/11/2017
Location: L-43
Leader: Yuvonne Millican; Jerry Ledgerwood
Childcare: No
We are a group of career young adults who meet on Wednesday evenings for food, fellowship, discussion oriented Bible study and prayer. We apply Jesus' teaching to our everyday lives out of Acts 2:42: "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."

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P.R.A.Y.

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: E-108
Leader: Jerry & Tammy Ledgerwood
Childcare: Yes
The P.R.A.Y. connect group is for anyone desiring an in-depth, interactive study on the life of Jesus as recorded in the book of Luke. We are not as concerned about getting through the gospel of Luke as we are the gospel of Luke getting through us. We are always looking for ways to challenge our understanding of Jesus and how to best apply new revelation to our current walk with Him. We are also a group who care deeply for each other in prayer. Most of us are sandwiched between concerns for aging parents and the joys and challenges of young grandchildren.

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Go Getters

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/08/2017
Location: L-02
Leader: Paul Johnson
Leader Email: phil.johnson@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes
Many people say that the symbolism and visions concerning the "End of the Age" are too complicated and difficult to understand. Therefore, why try? It is important to understand what God is communicating in His Word. It is written for a purpose and the purpose is not to be ignored because it seems too complicated. Come join us this winter as we begin to achieve some clarity to what is written about the future. It will be a fun and informative time in the Word as we gain new insights and discover the scriptures in a new way.

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Pause for Prayer

Day: Monday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/18/2017
Location: E-104
Leader: Dave and Elaine Griswold
Childcare: No
With the Lord's leading we are facilitators who direct our prayers to His throne. Come to a place where sharing, worship, and prayer bring heaven to earth and God gives us the prayers of His heart to pray. Join other men and women each Monday evening as we pray for our church and His church at large and are encouraged and transformed by His presence.

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Encountering Jesus

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: L-01
Leader: Roger & Laura Foote; Greg & Theresa Maxin
Childcare: Yes
The Encountering Jesus connect group focuses on how we can personally encounter Jesus Christ in real, practical and transformative ways. The goal of this group is to inspire us to become more intimate with Christ and His Word. Come join us as we study the book of Romans, which clearly and systematically outlines vital Christian doctrine essential to victorious Christian living. Romans clearly explains God's grace and justification by faith through the completed work of Christ on the Cross and teaches us to be led by the Holy Spirit. In studying and searching these scriptures, we will surely find and experience more of Him whom we love!

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Between Friends

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: L-03
Leader: Chuck & Paula Engelhardt
Leader Email: ceengelhardt1@gmail.com
Childcare: Yes
Between Friends is a Sunday morning Connect Group with the expressed purpose of coming together for mutual support, encouragement, and the study of God's Word. In the light of Christ's call to make disciples (Matthew 29:19) and our vision to be transformed through the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2), our studies focus on the application of scripture to our lives that we would follow Him more closely every day and encourage others to do the same.

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Firm Foundation

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: E-102
Leader: Ron Crock
Childcare: Yes
We are a group of people who love First Friends Church. We are of all ages and faith backgrounds and love to delve into current topics of interest. We have fellowship together as we learn more about the love of God and how we are called to be light in a dark world. Come with an open mind and heart as we seek the Holy Spirit to fill us to overflowing.

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Foundations "Rooted and Grounded"

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 01/25/2017
Location: L-6
Leader: Roger and Laura Foote
Leader Email: rfoote@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
This class is designed to give you biblical Christ-centered foundations to build upon. This eight-week course will focus on the basic tenets and doctrines of the Christian Faith. If you are new in your faith or recently returned to church after being away for awhile, this is the class for you.

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Financial Peace University

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 06:45 PM
Start Date: 01/18/2017
Leader: Dave Williams
Leader Email: dwilliams@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by the First Friends Stewardship Ministry team will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

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Belong

Day: Friday and Saturday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 03/17/2017
Location: E-1022
Leader: Stan Hinshaw
Leader Email: shinshaw@firstfriends.org
Childcare: No
If you are interested in belonging to First Friends Church, this class is a requirement. We will meet for a two-day weekend and explore what it means to be part of First Friends Church and the body of Christ. Schedule: Friday, March 17, 7-9pm and Saturday, March 18, 9am-12pm.

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Celebrate Life

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:30 AM
Start Date: 01/15/2017
Location: L-42
Leader: Herb Sutter
Leader Email: hsutter@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
Join other couples as we study God's Word and share insights along with biblically based practical application. God has a wonderful and fulfilling vision for your life. Together we will focus on areas to consider in discerning God's will and how our response can make all the difference.

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