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)
We Are The Church
08/05/2018 - 08/26/2018
During the month of August we are finishing up our sermon series on the Book of Ephesians. The Apostle Paul spends the first three chapters teaching us about our new individual identities as sons and daughters of the Father when we receive His gift of salvation. In chapters 4-6 he expands this to how we now are called to live as spiritual “family” members in the Church. We now can live as “Children of Light” with the constant filling of the Holy Spirit to glorify Jesus in our church, our families, our work, our friendships, our sexuality, our finances, and every area of life.
Click HERE for the P.R.A.Y. Scripture Reading Plan
“P. – Pray” inviting God to speak to you through His Word
“R. – Read” Scripture slowly 2-3 times, in different translations if possible
“A. – Ask” questions about the passage including who, what, why, when & how. Be quiet for a few minutes and allow God to speak to you through your thoughts and feelings.
“Y. – Yield” Write a prayer of response to God and surrender to His word for you