Sunday Morning

Sunday morning Connect Groups are designed to complement corporate worship by building relationships and furthering your growth as a disciple of Jesus in a small group setting. By joining one of our year round Sunday morning Connect Groups you will have the opportunity to not only become refreshed, but also to become connected to God and His people.

A Love Story

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
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 discuss topics related to marriage and also incorporate Bible studies that strengthen our faith. We will be going through a series by John and Lisa Bevere called “The Story of Marriage”. This series will focus on how God created marriage to express a much bigger story. His relentless, loving commitment to bring out the best in us. We will also go through a parenting series by Andy Stanley called “Parental Guidance Required”. In this series, Andy talks about how to enhance, advance and influence your children’s relationships.

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Altitude

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: E-106
For: Adults ages 18-29
Leader: Jeff & Julie Goff
Leader Phone: 330-284-7092
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible

All young adults that are post high school, including college and graduate students, are welcome to join us this Winter as we study two men (David and Solomon) who found themselves thrust into leadership positions and then compromised their God-honoring leadership when they became successful, comfortable and prideful. Along the way we will examine the book of Ecclesiastes and what its principles reveal about how to have a truly successful life.


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Between Friends

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Location: L-3
For: Anyone
Leader: Chuck & Paula Engelhardt
Leader Phone: 330-699-5624
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible

Between Friends is a devoted group of people with years of life experiences who meet Sunday mornings for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. We practice sharing joys and concerns and applying Scripture to daily living. The study topics change from time to time, but are always Biblically focused as we seek to apply God’s Word to our lives. We welcome anyone interested in joining our discussion about what the Lord is showing us through His Word and His actions in our lives.


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Beyond Sunday

Day: Sundays
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 01/12/2020
Location: L-43
For: Anyone
Leader: Scott Calhoun, Mike Sopczak, & Greg Linville
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements:  Bible, 17:18 Series Journal
Adults of all ages are invited to join this new Connect Group with the mission of centering our lives around the study of God’s Word and commands. As we discover His will for our lives, we will seek to live out our faith individually and corporately in our everyday lives “beyond Sunday.” We will use The 17:18 Series starting in the book of Philippians. We hope you will join us in 2020 as we go with Jesus into His Word and His world. We pray this will become a great opportunity for you to experience a renewal of your faith in Jesus Christ.

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Celebrate Life

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Location: L-42
For: Adults of all ages
Leader: Sandy Stark, Fred Merritt, and Randy Beck
Leader Phone: 330-715-0905
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible

In the Gospel of John, Jesus said “I AM” seven times. I AM the bread…the light…the door, etc. When He spoke these words He was declaring His divinity and assuring us that He is the promised Messiah. This Winter we will examine the I AMs of Jesus that show us Jesus, and only Jesus, meets our most basic needs and fulfills our hearts’ deepest desires. All are welcome for Bible study, discussion, prayer, and fellowship.


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Couples of Promise

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: L-41
For: Married couples with school-aged children
Leader: Jeff & Julia Schumacher and Jason & Molly Yost
Leader Phone: 330-417-0095
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible

We are a group of married couples with school-aged children. You are invited to join us this semester as we look at Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving, Gospel-Centered Marriage by Beth and Jeff McCord. The Enneagram is a way of categorizing the human psyche into 9 different personality types. Becoming Us pulls back the curtain on marriage and weaves the Enneagram through the lens of the Gospel to reveal why you and your spouse behave in different ways. Becoming Us will transform your marriage into the powerful relationship that God intended.


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Firm Foundation

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Location: E-102
For: For adults of all ages
Leader: Ron Crock
Leader Phone: 330-284-5866
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible

The southern kingdom of Judah was carried off to Babylon starting in 605 BC. Jeremiah had prophesied a 70-year time of exile before the Jewish people would return. In 540 BC the Persian king began making sweeping changes to the Babylonian way of ruling. However, it took almost 100 years until the Jewish people returned to Jerusalem, rebuilt the temple, and rebuilt the city itself. Ezra and Nehemiah are the books of the Old Testament that best document this return. Join us as we continue our study of this very important time in the history of God’s chosen people and how they dealt with adversity, despair, and finally, triumph. God’s chosen are always blessed, but not always in the way they think is best.


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First Love

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: E-104
For: Women of all ages
Leader: Tara Beachy & Judy Piatt
Leader Phone: 614-266-8208
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. January 12–April 5, we will experience the IF:Gathering 2019 through study. What does it look like to live out our faith in our relationships, our jobs, in conflict and suffering, and with our money? This generation is hungry for big faith, a faith marked by wisdom, that is lived out in the practical, mundane things we do and decisions we make every day. Join us as we listen to the IF:Gathering speakers and dive into the book of Proverbs for a look at a different way to live. April 19–May 31, we will study Gifted For Love by Matt Chandler. All spiritual gifts come from the Holy Spirit and are given to serve the body of Christ in love. These gifts are at work today, but most of us have never heard of the gifts or have seen them twisted for a glory other than God’s. In this video study each of us will discover how God has individually gifted, called, and empowered us with gifts for building up His Church.


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Go Getters

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Location: L-2
For: Adults of all ages
Leader: Paul Johnson
Leader Phone: 330-232-2401
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
Adults of all ages and marital status are invited to join us as we navigate chapter-by-chapter through the book of Matthew (continuation from Fall semester).

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Growing Disciples

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 10:30 AM
Start Date: 12/01/2019
Location: L-6
For: Adults of all ages
Leader: Greg Roth
Leader Phone: 330-454-4100
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible, Illuminate: Romans & Galatians

We will start a thirteen-week study of Galatians and Romans on December 1. We’ll engage the Scripture as Friends have been doing for centuries by examining about how our own experience intersects with the Scripture and what that might mean for our local faith community.


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PRAY

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: L-3
For: Anyone desiring a deeper relationship with Christ
Leader: Jerry & Tammy Ledgerwood
Leader Phone: 330-316-4793
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
The P.R.A.Y. Sunday morning group is for anyone desiring an in-depth, interactive Bible study. This Winter we will continue our study in the Book of Acts. Join us in January as we pick up in chapter 13 sailing with Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. We will be examining God’s sovereign hand at work as He spreads the Gospel and launches the Church. We will use God’s Word to examine our own lives and find application for our own mission!

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Parents of Teens

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: L-6
For: Single and married parents of Teens
Leader: Zack & Stacey Gall and Rick & Jen Beck
Leader Phone: 614-266-8208
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible

This group for parents of middle school and high school-aged children studies topics and issues faced by today’s parents and teens and how to handle them in a godly, biblically informed manner. This Winter we will do the following studies: Parenting by Paul Tripp presents a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Grace Based Discipline by Karis Kimmel Murray teaches parents how to positively respond to their kids. Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile uses enneagrams, a personality typing system, to learn why we are the way we are and how it affects relationships.


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Prayer Meetings

Day: Sunday and Wednesdays
Start Date: 01/05/2020
Location: Cafe
For: Adults of all ages
Leader: Ben Croston
Leader Phone: 330-714-1122
Childcare: No
These will be brief and informal meetings, but of great importance. They are open to anyone who would like to participate in intercessory prayer for our church on Sunday mornings before services and Sunday School and on Wednesday evenings before Connect Groups and children’s and youth programs. We believe in the power of prayer! Sundays: 8:15-8:30am Wednesdays: 5:45-6:00pm

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S.H.A.P.E.

Day: Sundays
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Start Date: 03/08/2020
Location: L-1
For: Anyone
Leader: Theresa Maxin
Leader Phone: 330-966-2800
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible and S.H.A.P.E. book by Erik Rees (available in class for $10)
Discover your unique Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences! This study, including a personal assessment, will show you how to unlock your potential, find your spiritual goal, and explore God's plan for your life.

Session 1: March 8-29 or Session 2: May 3-24


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Singles With Purpose

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: E-113
For: Single adults (age 40+)
Leader: Mike Miller and Cheryl Phillips
Leader Phone: 330-479-2068
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible

We are a group of single adults (age 40+), who come together for prayer and for study of God’s Word. Our focus is on Christ and on caring for 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. You are welcome to join us as we seek to follow Christ. We are always open to new participants.


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Tuckered Out Marrieds

Day: Sunday
Time of Day: 09:00 AM
Location: L-42
For: Married couples with children through grade 5
Leader: Tory & Jen Tucker
Leader Phone: 330-284-6849
Childcare: Yes
Requirements: Bible
We are a group of married couples with children through grade 5 that are striving to transform ourselves, our marriages, and our families into Christ’s likeness. This Winter we will take a closer look at Psalm 23 via Matt Chandler’s Right Now Media study. Most of us are familiar with the 23rd Psalm, but that familiarity can cause us to overlook its deeper meanings. Join us as we examine it’s six verses and learn profound truths about our loving and protective God.

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