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Welcome! Please let us know you were visiting by using the online “Connect Card.” When you join us in person, please stop by our Welcome Center located in the Atrium to find out how you can get further connected in ministry at Friends.
Barb Berndsen, John Kinkus, Krucek Family, Jessica Laursen, Nancy Rote, Sindelar/Fenimore Families, Fred Stevens, Linda Wiant
Praise Him Forever
God Of Wonders
Good Good Father
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General Budget YTD
$ 672,611.78

General Offering YTD
$ 565,735.38

$ 27,675.00
MEN’S MINISTRY //Join other men this fall as we share, grow, and serve together.  For more information, contact Pastor David,
Saturday Breakfast – Beginning Sept. 11 @ 8 am, Conference Room – Enjoy a light breakfast with a time of study and discussion. 
Fall Cookout – Friday, Sept. 25 @ 5-8 pm, Loftis home- Share food, fellowship, and conversation about future opportunities for our men’s ministry.  Food will be provided- RSVP by clicking HERE
BLOOD DRIVE // Sept. 26 @ 10 am-2pm // Help your neighbors by giving the gift of blood! To sign up, click the Spotlight at!
L.I.F.T & BRIDGE STREET OUTREACH CLAMBAKE & GOLF OUTING // Oct. 9 // Support outreach to the homeless in greater Cleveland, seeking to love individuals toward transformation.  For more information or to sign up visit their website or contact Pastor Rich,
HYMN SING // Oct. 17 @ 4pm // You are invited to spend the afternoon singing some of the great hymns of our faith accompanied by organ or piano.  Free and open to the public.  Dessert reception follows. 
FAMILY MISSION & BAPTISM SUNDAY // Oct. 24 // Join us as a family for worship as we celebrate baptisms during our services (no classes will meet for kids through adults).  The Youth Group will also provide breakfast from 10-11am in the FLC.  If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Pastor David,
BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS MARRIAGE RETREAT // Oct. 9-10 // Strengthen your marriage through this NOEFC-hosted retreat discussing how to respond well to the emotions and hurts in marriage, as well as how to build intimacy with your spouse. Registration fee of $150/couple includes a night’s stay at the Doubletree Westlake as well as Sunday breakfast and lunch (Saturday dinner date is on your own), or $50/couple without the hotel stay. Click HERE to sign up. 
HEALING CARE //We offer many opportunities to support one another in struggles with grief, caregiving, depression, anxiety, addiction, and more.  To learn more, stop by the table in the Atrium, visit, or contact Pastor Rich at
WELL WOMEN WALKING //Mondays 6 pm, Wednesdays 11 am, Thursdays 6:30 pm // Walk in fellowship and nature in the Rocky River Metropark.  For more information contact Debbie Freed or call the church office.
Invest in your relationship with God and others by joining a class this month!  For more information, stop by the table in the Atrium, visit, or contact Pastor David,
Soul Care: God’s Concern for Mental Health / 9:15 am Sundays starting Sept. 26, Conference Room / Facilitated by Marsha Snavely – Explore the Biblical foundations of God’s concern for our mental and emotional wholeness.
Rachel & Leah (Women’s Study) / 11 am Sundays starting Sept. 19, Conference Room / Facilitated by Mary Reed – Reflect on these two sisters and what their story says about combating comparison in our relationships. Book ($20)
The Story / 11 am Sundays starting Sept. 19, Classroom 1 / Facilitated by Pastor David – Learn how the Bible tells one unified story of love, loss, failure, redemption, and victory. Book ($10)
Grief to Joy / 7pm starting Sept. 14, Conference Room / David Marella / Find an open hand to those moving through grief of any kind.  Experience the deep healing power in a community that can grieve together. 
Moms in Prayer /7pm, Classroom 1 / Join other moms in Adult Classroom 1 as we pray for our kids, families, schools, and communities. 
Lessons from the Desert / 9:15 and 10:30 am Wednesdays, Zoom (9:15), Family Life Center (10:30) / Facilitated by Pastor Rich – God provided for the Israelites in many ways in the desert. What lessons can we learn from their journey?
Living Grace / 6:30 pm, Conference Room B / Nancy Virden / Learn resiliency skills for facing difficulties such as depression or anxiety with Biblical truths and science in a supportive setting. 
Parenting Teens / 6:30 pm Wednesdays starting Sept. 15, Classroom 1 / Facilitated by Gina Glazer
Find Biblical and practical ways to help teenagers navigate their world while holding onto your sanity. Book ($15)
We Will Not Be Silenced / 6:30 pm Wednesdays starting Sept. 15, Family Life Center / Facilitated by Pastor Geoff – Wrestle with how to respond in courage and love to a culture increasingly opposed to Christianity. Book ($15)
Adults caring for Adults / 6:30 pm third Wednesday of the month starting Sept. 15, Conference Room A / Paula Clark & Doreen Madere / Caregivers of adults will find encouragement through Scripture, Christian Fellowship, and caregiving resources. 
Pure Victory / 7pm, Classroom 2 / Harry Deal & Jeff Roach (Men) / Seek freedom from “everything that hingers and the sin that so easily entangles” in this confidential support group based on a 12-step approach.