11/21/2021 - 11/21/2021
11/07/2021 - 11/07/2021
Today is Mission Sunday! There is a special mission offering envelope in your bulletin today to give towards EFM’s five year goal called the Luke 10 Initiative. Checks should be made out to First Friends Church with Luke 10 in the memo line. You can also give online from today-November 12, just be sure to choose the fund “Luke 10 Initiative” This offering is above and beyond regular tithes and offerings. Thank you for your generosity!
09/19/2021 - 10/24/2021
Over the past year and a half the energy and attention of the entire world has been co-opted by covid 19. It has consumed politics, healthcare, travel, and relationships, engendering profound fear and isolation on an unprecedented scale. But I believe that God is calling His Church up and out of our covid hangover. He is drawing us out of self-focus and back to His mission and His vision for His people and His kingdom.
We are beginning a six part series called “Church Arise” through which we will listen for God’s call to us, First Friends Church, to re-focus on Him and His work. May we each hear His voice, inviting us to arise as His body, to expand the boundaries of His kingdom and to make disciples of all nations.
Every Nation Every Neighbor
08/15/2021 - 08/29/2021
Rusty serves as Ministry Director of Multiplication for Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region (EFC-ER). He also serves as the Board Chair for Evangelical Friends Mission (EFM). In his work with EFC-ER, Rusty’s ministry is focused primarily on church planting, international partnerships, and cross-cultural ministry in North America. As board chair for EFM, Rusty provides leadership and oversight for the collective global ministry initiatives supported by the six yearly meetings that comprise Evangelical Friends Church-North America (EFC-NA). Before joining the EFC-ER staff, Rusty served in pastoral ministry within the local church for 18 years. Rusty is a graduate of Malone University, Barclay College, and Ashland Theological Seminary. Rusty and his wife, Kara, have four young children and make their home in Damascus, Ohio.