Sunday Morning Connect Group

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.

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Altitude

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: E-106
Leader: Melissa Millican
Leader Email: mmillican@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
Join young adults this winter and spring as we continue The Foundations: 260 Day Bible Plan for Busy Believers by Robby and Kandi Gallaty. With Foundations, you can read through the key, foundational passages of the bible in one year, wile still having the flexibility of reading 5 days per week. By using the HEAR journal method, you will be guided through Highlighting, Explaining, Applying, and Responding to passages, allowing for practical application through the year-long plan. For ages 18-29 both career and college.

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Between Friends

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 01/07/2018
Location: L-3
Leader: Chuck & Paula Engelhardt
Leader Email: ceengelhardt1@gmail.com
Leader Phone: 330-699-5624
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
Between Friends is a Sunday morning Connect Group that is open to anyone and that is together for the long term to build relationships. Our times together promote a personal relationship with Jesus through Bible teaching focused on changing hearts. It is our goal to be transformed by the Holy Spirit from the inside out and to be equipped to live out and share the Good News that can transform the home and world. This winter we will follow along with Pastor Stan's series from the Gospel of Luke. Gospel means good news, and Jesus offered good news to everyone throughout His ministry. To the sick, he offered healing; to the hurting, comfort; to the outcast, acceptance; and to the sinner, forgiveness and salvation.

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Celebrate Life

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: L-42
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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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.

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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. 

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Firm Foundation

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: E-102
Leader: Ron Crock
Leader Phone: 330-284-5866
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
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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First Love

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/07/2018
Location: E-104
Leader: Tara Beachy & Judy Piatt
Leader Phone: 330-704-1985
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
This class is for women of all ages and all stages of life with a hunger for the Word of God. First Love gets its name from Revelation chapter 2 as a charge to always remember Jesus as our first love. Our schedule for Winter is as follows: Jan 7: Welcome Back Study Jan 14- Feb 4: Living Life Together by Shauna Niequist Feb 11- April 22: Psalm 119 by Matt Chandler ** Both studies have participant handouts available for printing at no charge on Right Now Media.

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For Christ

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: L-43
Leader: Bill & Sherry Patrie and Mark & Liz Baker
Leader Email: wppatrie@gmail.com
Leader Phone: 330-494-5242
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
From school to work to friends and social media sources, the claims of Christ followers are under direct attack. Are you prepared to take on these challenges? Just as importunity, are your children equipped with proper tools and information to effectively answer the tough questions that come their way? Keeping Your Kids on God's Side by Natasa Crain will replace doubts with confidence and will provide Christians of all ages with the information necessary to respond to challenges to their faith.

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Go Getters

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 01/07/2018
Location: L-2
Leader: Paul Johnson and Steve Robinson
Leader Email: pjohnson@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
Transformation should be the goal of every true disciple of Jesus Christ.  Transformation comes at a cost and an important aspect of transformation is the Word of God.  The Word of God does several very important things for us:
  • It reveals the Holy nature and character of God
  • It gives us instructions for Godly living
  • It reveals God's master plan for the world
  • It tells us what is coming in the future
  • It tells us what is in store for every true disciple
Please join us as we are navigating through the Bible and seeking the revelation of what God has for us.  We are currently going through the books of 1st and 2nd Samuel.

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Growing Disciples

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 12/03/2017
Location: L-6
Leader: Greg Roth
Leader Email: groth@neo.rr.com
Leader Phone: 330-418-6099
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, Illuminate Study Giude
Our group will continue to study the Gospel of Matthew with comparative studies from the Old Testament and New Testament using First Friends denominational Illuminate study series. What does Jesus want from us, and what do we do to answer Him? We are open to all adults.

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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.

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It's Personal

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: L-1
Leader: Roger and Laura Foote
Leader Email: rfoote@firstfriends.org
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, Gospel in life: Grace Changes Everything by Timothy Keller
Gospel in Life by Timothy Keller is an intensive 8-week session on the gospel and how it is lived out in life-first in your heart, then in your community, and then in the world.

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PRAY

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: M-121
Leader: Jerry & Tammy Ledgerwood
Leader Phone: 330-605-2273
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
The PRAY Sunday morning group is for anyone desiring an in-depth, interactive Bible study. This Winter 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 as we look for ways to challenge our understanding of Jesus and how to best apply new revelation to our current walk with Him.

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P.R.A.Y. Scripture- Open to All

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: L-2
Leader: Randy and Susan Morgan
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, Journal
We will be studying the book of Luke using P.R.A.Y. Scripture.

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P.R.A.Y. Scripture- College and Career Age

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 11:30 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: E-104
Leader: Peter & Paula Guiler
Childcare: Yes
Beginning January 14th, we will be studying the book of Luke using P.R.A.Y. Scripture. Open to young adults ages 18-23.

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Parents of Teens

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: L-6
Leader: Mark & Christy McGuire and Bob & Amy Smith
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
We will dive into Chip Ingram's study, Effective Parenting in a Defective World. In this Right Now Media video study we will learn biblical principles for successful parenting in a defective world that seems to contradict every godly principle we try to instill in our children.

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Singles With Purpose

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: E-113
Leader: Mike Miller and Cheryl Phillips
Leader Phone: 330-647-3174
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
We are group of single adults (age 40+) who come together for prayer and the study of God’s Word. Our focus is on Christ and caring for and encouraging one another in good and bad times. We take comfort in Paul’s words that as singles we are better able to focus on how we can serve Christ. Whether content with singleness or not, you are welcome to join us as we seek to follow Christ. We are always open to new participants.

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Women of Faith

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 01/14/2018
Location: E-108
Leader: Jeanne Newmeyer
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, From one Widow to Another by Miriam Neff ($8)
Widows of all ages can benefit from the insight of Miriam Neff in her book, From One Widow to Another. As a new woman with a new mission, this 10-week study helps others to embrace a new future of caring, tenderness, and opportunity, all born of a new power. It's called faith! The book of Ruth, a story filled with hope, will also be studied as P.R.A.Y. Scripture for this group.

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