Classic Family Christmas... Peace

12/02/2018 - 12/30/2018

Luke 2:13-14 “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth PEACE to those on whom his favor rests.’”

What’s missing inside our hearts, homes and our world? Peace with God and others! This is exactly what Jesus came to bring. So why don’t we experience more of Jesus’ peace?

This Christmas season my sermon messages, our prayers as a congregation, and our daily scripture meditations will all be focused on how Jesus, the Prince of Peace calls us to His mission of peace. If ever there was a time our world needs peacemakers it is now! Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. (St. Francis of Assisi)

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Stories of Faith

11/04/2018 - 11/25/2018

Each one of us has stories in our faith journey. Stories inspire and give us real examples of what it means to truly trust God. Faith involves sacrificial obedience, preparation for a future we can’t see, wrestling with God over outcomes, and the promise of His personal presence transforming us.

Join us Sundays in November for lessons in radical faith as we look briefly into the lives of Abraham, Noah, Jacob (Israel), and Moses.

Go and Tell: Project 52 Missions Offering

10/28/2018 - 10/28/2018

We are celebrating our mission partnership with Grace and Peace ministry in the Dominican Republic and Legacy Project middle school mentoring program of Stark County. Bill Rumple from Grace and Peace will be sharing the message.

Our entire General offering will go to the outreach ministries of Grace and Peace, Legacy Project, and our First Friends 2019 Community Fun Day. Specifically this offering will help us share the Good News of Jesus with people in Stark County and the Dominican Republic. We call this faith offering “Project 51” because we have based our 2018 budget on 51 Sunday offerings instead of 52.

Please join us in the celebration of giving!

Hebrews: Experiencing Faith as Trust in Jesus

09/09/2018 - 10/21/2018

The biblical concept of faith is closer to our concept of trust. Faith is God’s gift to us as He reveals himself. We build our faith in God as an experience of relational trust by HEARING Him speak, SEEING Him act, THINKING deeply on His truth, FEELING and experiencing his presence, and ACTING on God’s instructions in obedience.

Join us on Sunday mornings as we accept God’s invitation to deepen our faith-filled expectation in life with Jesus through our study of Hebrews. Click HERE to follow our P.R.A.Y. Scripture reading plan for Hebrews.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (RSV)