During this season, we want to continue to connect in creative ways as we love people to life in Jesus Christ. 
Groups and Classes
  • Growth Groups are a powerful way to get to know people from the church and to grow together in your walk with Jesus. These groups (up to 10 people each) meet weekly at homes, at the church or online to discuss Sunday’s sermon or engage in a Bible study. For more information, contact Pastor David.
  • A weekly online study on the classic Christian allegory “Pilgrim’s Progress” is hosted by Nancy Virden each Monday at 7 pm on For more information, contact Nancy Virden.
  • Wednesday morning studies are meeting over Zoom at 9:15 and in person at the church at 10:30. For more information, contact Pastor Rich.
  • Our weekly men’s breakfasts are meeting virtually over Zoom and in person in the church conference room each Saturday at 8 am. For more information, contact Pastor David.
  • Women’s ministry is meeting periodically in small gatherings, including a Wednesday evening Bible study at the church. Contact Gina Glazer for more information.


Three prayer groups are open for your easy access.
  • Sundays 6-7 pm: Online. Prayer focus is mostly on the spiritual concerns of the world and America. Urgent personal prayer needs may be addressed at approximately 6:45-7:00.
  • Tuesdays 6:30-7:45 pm: Online. A strong prayer altar focuses on inviting God’s presence into the U.S.A., Cleveland area, neighborhoods, families, and institutions. Any additional personal prayer needs are welcome afterward at 7:45-8:00.
To call in to online groups for audio access only, dial 605-313-5981 and use access code 286081. For video access, go to and follow the instructions.
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 am: In-person in the church conference room. This time is specifically for NOEFC prayer requests. Everyone from NOEFC is welcome to join as we pray for the needs of our church.
RightNow Media
Featuring a library of Bible studies, devotionals, kids’ shows and more, this video site is free to all regular NOEFC attendees. To register, use the form below or contact Pastor David.


Discipleship is the process of learning and growing in our relationship with Jesus so that we become more like Him, for the sake of others and God’s kingdom. We don’t do this alone—the change happens through the work of the Holy Spirit while we are in a community of other followers of Jesus.
At Friends Church, we provide a number of adult discipleship opportunities throughout each week, including Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. In addition, home growth groups meet at various times and places throughout the week, providing fellowship, study and growth in Jesus.

Click on one of the ministries below and discover the discipleship opportunities going on now. It is never too late to join.

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For more information, contact Pastor David Hoovler at or 440.779.9484.