Adult Discipleship Every season offers unique opportunities for people to grow and expand their knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ. We encourage you to find a place to connect with a group in your season of life. Below are our core discipleship opportunities. Pastor Jared can help you find the right programs for you and your family.
Small Groups & Classes Our instructor-led classes to foster growth, knowledge and your relationship with Christ run periodically as need arises. Our connected, small groups which meet on a regular basis for extended periods of time cover material that is topical and based on the desires of the group. Groups meet at both the homes and the church and vary in times.
Healing Ministries Our specific classes to foster healing through crisis and loss. Most of these classes run in conjunction with the school calendar. These classes typically include support material for special life situations such divorce, grief, and cancer.
Retreats We offer opportunities for people to remove themselves from the stresses of everyday life and get together for spiritual growth. Some yearly retreats include the Women’s Retreat, Walk to Emmaus and the Marriage Retreat.
Social Small Groups Ongoing opportunities to connect with people of similar interests. These are a great way to experience fellowship and connection with other followers of Jesus Christ. For more information about a certain group, please see the contact information following the group’s description. If you are interested in starting a small social group that is not currently represented please contact Pastor Jared.
Euchre Plays cards every Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Contact Al & Carol Messenger, 330-833-2967.
Men’s Breakfast Men of the church meet the 1st Sunday of each month at 7:30 am in the small Fellowship Hall for breakfast, fellowship and prayer. Most often, have a short speaker to share a message in the midst of our fellowship. Contact Andy Jacobs, 330-837-2609.
Golden Girls A group of retired ladies of our church meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (March – December). Includes lunch and a guest speaker, for $5 per person. Contact Laurel Brevoort, 330-575-5127.
Socialites Provides fellowship for those over the age of 50. Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at various places – church, homes, parks, theaters, etc. – wherever our activities take us. Contact Bill & Norma Raymont, 330-490-2364.
Women’s Exchange An all-inclusive community group for women to provide friendship and fellowship and allow an arena for sharing concerns and exploring current issues. Offers speakers, discussions, special programs and outings/field trips. Meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 9:30 – 11:30 am in room 206. Contact Kay Krochta, or visit our website.
Ministry Small Groups Ongoing opportunities to serve the community while utilizing your skills and talents. For more information about a certain group, please see the contact information following the group’s description. If you are interested in starting a small ministry group that is not currently represented please contact Pastor Jared.
Prayer Shawl Ministry A group meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:30 pm in room 203. Makes prayer shawls and prays over them, providing comfort with the shawls to those who are going through trials in life both inside and outside our church. All skill levels are welcome, can even teach you to knit or crochet and have supplies that you can use. Contact Susan Kirkland, 330-806-7953.
Baby Bundles Plus A group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in room 108. Makes baby quilts and Scent dolls for NICU patients at Aultman hospital, Pregnancy Choices, Canton Calvary Mission, and for children being baptized at our church. Also working on new projects: stuffed animals for foster children for SAFY, Specializing Alternatives for Family & Youth, “Pretty Pocket” a discrete way to hide drain ports for breast cancer patients, dresses for girls in Africa,” Dress a Girl Around the World”, a campaign of Hope for Women Around the World International. Need non-sewers to cut fabric and stuff the animal toys. No experience needed, and all supplies are provided. Contact Lucy Woods 330-417-0282.