Open To All

Parents of Teens

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 09/10/2017
Location: L-43
Leader: Mark & Christy McGuire and Bob & Amy Smith
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, Love and Respect in the Family by Dr. Emerson Eggrichs
This NEW group for parents of middle school and high school aged children, will study Love and Respect in the Family by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child.  This dynamic gives birth to the FAMILY CRAZY CYCLE. So how is one to break out of this cycle? In the Bible, God has spoken specifically to parents on how to parent. Building on a foundation of strong biblical principles, you will learn entirely new and practical ways to approach the family dynamic.

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Biblical Grandparenting

Day: Tuesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 09/19/2017
Location: Ledgerwood's Home
Leader: Jerry & Tammy Ledgerwood
Childcare: No
Requirements: Bible, Biblical Grandparenting by Josh Mulvihill $17
What kind of grandparent are you? Are you supportive? Playful and fun? Hands-off? In this 8-week study of the book Biblical Grandparenting by Josh Mulvihill we will explore God’s design for grandparents and learn practical ways to help fulfill that design. In addition to reading selected chapters of the book, expect to have homework. Join us for teaching, discussion, and fellowship all centered on the wonderful world of Christian grandparenting. Limited to 15 people.

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Grace Based Parenting

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 09/13/2017
Location: E-102
Leader: Shawn and Mary Yost
Leader Email: syost@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel $12, Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right by Tim Kimmel $10
Too much of today's Christian parenting is based on fear: fear of the world... fear of America's liberal culture... fear of other parents' and the church's opinions. Grace based parenting, on the other hand, relies on God's love, replicates His forgiveness and commitment to His children, and displaces fear as a motivator for every behavior. Tim Kimmel’s Grace Based Parenting will provide a blueprint for building confident, courageous, cooperative, well- rounded and loving kids.

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House to House

Day: Tuesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 09/12/2017
Location: Leader Homes
Leader: Herb & Norma Sutter; Dave & Elaine Griswold
Leader Email: herbandnorma@aol.com
Leader Phone: 330-244-1770 or 330-494-8449
Childcare: No
Requirements: Bible
We are a group of senior adults who actively encourage and support each other through Bible study, prayer and fellowship for the purpose of building strong individuals in Christ and to grow in our relationships as men and women of God. We meet weekly in our homes to share insights, our lives, food and fun. Call for group location and directions.

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Glenn Zimmerman's Connect Group

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 09/13/2017
Location: E-108
Leader: Glenn Zimmerman
Leader Email: bernardzimmerman@yahoo.com
Leader Phone: 330-407-1790
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
This group is open to anyone who desires an in-depth, expository study the Bible in community with other believers. This fall, we will be studying the Gospel of Matthew.

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Senior Adults Connect Group

Day: Monday
Time of Day: 10:00 AM
Start Date: 09/11/2017
Location: L-41
Leader: Jim and Adelle Yost
Childcare: No
Requirements: Bible
We are a group of senior adults who meet to study the Word of God and encourage and pray for one another. This fall we will study the book of Colossians.

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50-60 and Beyond

Day: Saturday-once per month
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Location: Ross' Home
Leader: Pete & Joyce Ross
Leader Email: prossjr6512@att.net
Leader Phone: 330-497-0117
Childcare: No
Requirements: Bible
This group is for anyone in their 50s and 60s, singles and couples, who want to feel connected to the church, but also want to relate to people in their own age group and season of life. We are a social group with a variety of activities that meets in our home. Fall dates are September 23, October 28, and December 2. Please join our "family" for laughter and a great time with people who love the Lord.

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CONNECT

Day: Wednesday
Time of Day: 08:30 PM
Start Date: 09/13/2017
Location: L-6
Leader: Yuvonne Millican; Jerry Ledgerwood
Childcare: No
Requirements: Bible
CONNECT is for college-age and young adults desiring an in-depth, interactive study on the life of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Luke. Our primary concern as we look at the scriptures is to invite the Spirit to reveal new truth to our hearts for the purpose of transformation. We consistently challenge and inspire each other to reach our potential in Christ. We are also a group who care deeply for each other in prayer and enjoy hanging out together. Please join us! Your generation needs you to be strong and courageous!

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PRAY

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: M-120
Leader: Jerry & Tammy Ledgerwood
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
The PRAY Sunday morning group is for anyone desiring an in-depth, interactive Bible study. This Fall we will continue our study of the life of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel 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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Pause for Prayer

Day: Monday
Time of Day: 07:00 PM
Start Date: 09/11/2017
Location: E-104
Leader: Dave and Elaine Griswold
Leader Email: dave.griz@hotmail.com
Leader Phone: 330-494-8449
Childcare: No
Join other adults as we direct our prayers to God’s throne in an atmosphere of sharing, worship and prayer where we bring heaven to earth and God gives us prayers of His heart to pray, including prayers for our church, our leadership, and His Church at large.

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Belong- Membership Class

Day: Saturday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 10/28/2017
Location: E-102
Leader: Stan Hinshaw
Leader Email: shinshaw@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: No
Requirements: Bible
If you are interested in becoming a member of First Friends Church, this class is a requirement. In this half-day class being offered, Saturday, October 28, 9AM-Noon, we will explore what it means to be part of First Friends Church and the body of Christ.

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Celebrate Life

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 09/10/2017
Location: L-41
Leader: Herb Sutter
Leader Email: hsutter@firstfriends.org
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
Join us as we study God’s Word, apply it to life, and encourage each other in our walk with Christ. 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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