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Programs & Groups

Whether you participate a group every year, or this is your first time ever, EVERYONE is welcome! We believe that being part of a connect group is SO MUCH MORE than attending a meeting. It is an opportunity to KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE. Adult Connect Groups provide a way to live UNITED and to pray for each other. It is a group to do life with, ask the hard questions, and SHARPEN OUR FAITH. It is worth the investment! Scroll below to learn more about current Adult group offerings happening at Faith United.

Get Connected this winter! Listed below are the current Adult Groups that are beginning in January. Groups will be meeting via Zoom or outdoors. Please note that outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 persons. Visit Realm, then under Groups look for Find Groups for more detailed information and to join the group you are interested in! Contact the group facilitator or Kathy Schmucker, Director of Spiritual Formation, at 330-224-6138 or kschmucker@faithumchurch.org for more information.

Adult Groups continue to be added. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact Kathy Schmucker. Maybe you have an idea for a new group!

 

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The WalkThe Walk: Five Essential Practices for Christian Living

January 10, 2021

We will begin the new year exploring essential practices for our daily walk with Christ that are also an essential part of growing together in the church. Get connected in Faith United’s church-wide worship and study series beginning the week of January 10. Contact Kathy Schmucker, Spiritual Formation Director, at kschmucker@faithumchurch.org for more information and to find a group that best fits your schedule. More information can be found here.

Current Groups:

  • Sundays at 9:45 am, via Zoom beginning January 10. Facilitator: Kim Reynolds
  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am, via Zoom. Facilitators: Pam Wig, Judy McLaughlin, and Kathy Schmucker
  • Tuesday Women’s Group at 6:30 pm, via Zoom beginning January 12. Facilitators: Sue Bell and Sue Schillings
  • Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, alternating weeks via Zoom beginning January 13. Facilitator: Kathy Schmucker
  • Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, via Zoom. Facilitator: Pastor Steve
  • Thursdays at 6:30 pm, via Zoom beginning January 14. Facilitator: Pastor Jake

 

IncarnationWednesday Morning Women’s  Study

Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas

Beginning January 6

9:00 am via Zoom

Facilitator: Linda Reynolds

Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas. His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and the angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh. In Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, best-selling author Adam Hamilton examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth. Join us we come together in the new year to remember what’s important. In the face of uncertainty and conflict, Christians reclaim the Christ child who brings us together, heals our hearts, and calls us to bring light into the darkness.

 

Mondays

Book of Hebrews

Beginning January 6

6:30 pm via Zoom

Facilitator: Ron Luikart

Men’s Life Study   

Coming Soon!

Sewing for Missions

Check back soon for updates!

God has called us to use our sewing abilities to help many people and be a bright spot in someone's dark day. Join us on Wednesday nights to help sew the various projects we complete. We are always looking for ways that God is calling us to bless people through our sewing.

 

Thursday Afternoon Group

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Check back soon for updates about group gatherings.

Coordinator: Mike Flechtner

Prayer Shawls are the most heartfelt of gifts. They wrap, enfold, comfort, mother, hug, cover, shelter, beautify and give solace to our recipients. Our knitters and crocheters laugh, cry, love, and pray over the shawls while we make them. The official Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting is from 1-3 on the first Thursday of the month. Because we have so much fun, we meet the other three Thursdays to knit, crochet, and have fellowship. Please join us. We provide the hooks, needles, patterns and yarn. The Prayer Shawl Group will be meeting outdoors at the church and will be limited to 10 people.

Friday Afternoon Study

Theology for the Times

Fridays at 3:00 pm by Zoom.

Contact Tom Strauch and Kathy Schmucker.

Theology for the Times"...with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other." This is how a 20th century theologian calls for followers of Jesus to discern and empower faithful living. Join this effort by engaging in a 'Theology for our Times' conversation to inform faithful living.

Book discussion groupBook Discussion Group

Our next book discussion, on January 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., will take us back to 1965 and the Vietnam War. We will be reviewing, “Two Souls Indivisible,” by James S. Hirsch. This book gives a riveting account of how 2 POW’s, Second Lieutenant Fred Cherry and Ensign Porter Halyburton, were able to forge a strong bond and friendship despite their racial differences and horrific living conditions. Please plan to join us for a Zoom discussion about this powerful and true story.

Contact Jan Baker or Bonnie Reynolds for more information.

United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ: to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Circle of Faith, Circle of Love and Lydia Circle welcome new members!

Quilts to Share

Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am.

We meet each Tuesday morning from 9-11:30 am. We make flannel baby quilts for the NICU at Aultman hospital and quilts for nursing homes. This is not your mothers quilt group. If you know how to sew a seam or tie a knot we welcome you!

 

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Sundays at 9:00 am

A weekly virtual gathering! Grab your coffee and donuts (or whatever morning treats you prefer) and join us for conversation and fellowship via Zoom on Sunday mornings!

What is the Emmaus Ministry?  

Learn about Emmaus Spiritual Renewal Weekends and accountability groups.

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Music Groups

Faith United offers a wide variety of music groups for all ages to use their gifts and passion for vocal or instrumental music in worship.

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Fun Over 50

This is a fellowship group for anyone over the age of 50 who is single. The purpose of the group is to give singles the opportunity to enjoy meals out, movies, concerts, plays, etc., with others who have similar interests. We do not meet on any set day or at any set time. We take advantage of activities as the opportunity arises. Some things we have done in the past are Canton Symphony Orchestra concerts, Players Guild of Canton productions, VOCI concerts, Academy Award nominated movies at the Palace Theater, Concerts at Blossom Music Center, productions at Porthouse Theater, brunch at Arrowhead, and local high school plays just to name a few. Our members are always open to ideas for activities, and we always welcome new members.

Faith and the Environment

“Faith and the Environment” Ministryis an expression of our congregations' need to put into action the gratitude we feel for this magnificent earth. The divine nature of our Creator bestows on all that is created as a sacred legacy. Collectively we commit ourselves to the task of under-standing and preserving this legacy."

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Second Wind

Various speakers and programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

 

Men’s Prayer Group

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Library and Media Center

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Women’s Prayer Breakfast

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Meditation Group
  

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