WE ARE DELIGHTED TO SERVE YOU IN THE FOLLOWING MINISTRIES:
Pastoral Care - for baptisms,communion, funerals, home and hospital visitation by trained persons, and weddings. If you are getting married, you need to begin the process at the church at least 40 days before the wedding date.
Lay Ministries - a host of serving opportunities are available according to your interests and abilities. Our unique computer system helps match individual's interests with opportunities and needs.
ADOPTION FUND - Alliance Friends Church partners with Lifesong for Orphans to help families with funding to make a child part of their "forever" family. For more details about this ministry log on to www.lifesongfororphans.org.
BIBLE STUDIES - Several Bible Studies for men and women meet different days of the week. See the online calendar for current times and locations.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets every Thursday night. Preschool childcare is provided.
Come with a friend or come alone and make new friends. We are all working on getting "recovered" from life's hurts, habits and hang-ups. The life issues addressed are: anger, forgiveness, courage, substance abuse, physical, mental, sexual, financial abuse, codependency, addictions (drug, sex, food, shopping, gambling). There is a group for newcomers and there are always new small groups starting based on need and available leaders. Click here "Celebrate Recovery" for more details about the weekly schedule.
COUPLES - We have a Sunday School class offered specifically for couples. Each year we have a Marriage Retreat in the spring. Couples counseling is also available. Click here "Marriage Retreat" for more details about this year's retreat
Marriage Mentoring– A lay counseling program offered by Jerry Hart (821-4559). You can also google Songi Gregory in Canton, Head of a marriage ministry called Marriage Works or call her at 756- 2344.
This 6-week class will discuss the foundations of the Christian faith and is offered periodically. If you are a new believer, recently recommitted believer, or just want to make sure you understand the basics, please feel free to join us! Contact Terry Wahl at 330-823-4210 for more details.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUPS - See the online calendar for current times and locations.
Sunday Morning - Men's Intercessory Prayer Meeting/Breakfast
Wednesday Evening - Intercessory Prayer & Praise for everyone
Friday Morning - Ladies Intercessory Prayer
LIBRARY - A variety of Christian books, video & audio cassette tapes are available for spiritual growth.
LOVE-IN-ACTION - provides financial assistance to regular attendees of Alliance Friends Church (Regular Attendee: attends at least two times per month as recorded on attendance slips collected in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings). Needs may include (but not limited to): utilities, food, emergencies, etc. Once a month, the committee meets with applicants to review their need/s. Love-in-Action gives the opportunity to either "Pay-it-Forward" by working at the church in various capacities OR "Re-pay" the amount back to the program when the applicant can afford to do so. Pick up an application at the church office Monday-Friday during office hours.
MEN'S MINISTRIES - local and national work projects to aid disaster victims through the Friends Disaster Service, sharing groups in nearby restaurants and Bible studies for outreach and discipleship just for men, plus men's Sunday morning Prayer Breakfast, Men in Missions retreats, Promise Keepers, and Car Care Ministry.
MUSIC - Adult & children's choir, small ensembles and cantatas
RECONCILIATION MINISTRIES - When people experience conflict, the results are painful. We, at Alliance Friends Church, want to embrace a culture of peace, where Christians live out the Gospel in their relationships and where the blessing of peace follow. Through this ministry, trained conciliators assist people in conflict, individuals or groups, with reconciliation and resolution through confidential coaching, mediation, and/or arbitration according to Biblical principles vs going to court or using secular mediation (see I Corinthians 6). Click here for testimonies. If you would like to attend a training session, email Connie Bancroft at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is information about the upcoming Peacemaker Conference:
To request an initial conversation with a conciliator, contact Connie Bancroft or Jerry Hart either by email or by calling the church office at 330-823-4210. They will thoroughly explain the process and assist through confidential dialogue.
When appropriate, overseers will be involved according to Faith & Practice #523. "Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification." Romans 14:19 (NIV)
"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification." Romans 14:19 (NIV)
SIXTY PLUS OR MINUS - is a spiritual and social club for our older adults that meets in the 2nd Wednesday morning of the month. They have lunch together and enjoy a different featured speaker each month. See the online calendar for current times and locations.
SOCIAL ACTION - provides financial assistance to applicants who are directly associated with Alliance Friends Church through our local outreach programs such as: F.R.O.G., Sports Ministries, Homeless Shelter, and the Inner-City Ministries. Pick up an application at the church office Monday-Friday during office hours.
WOMENS MINISTRIES - retreats, ladies' Bible studies, women's luncheons, Car Care Ministry for the single women of our church and WIM (Women in Ministry) for all ladies.
Women's Car-Care - provides basic car maintenance to single ladies who are regular attendees of Alliance Friends Church. An appointment is necessary and Car Care takes place on the third Saturday of every month except for February, August, and December. Watch the bulletin for dates and number to call for an appointment. Extensive car repairs MUST be requested by completing a Love-In-Action application. Pick up an application at the church office Monday-Friday during office hours.
Women In Ministry - Click here "Women In Ministry" for details about the many events coming up this year.
WORLD MISSION - Alliance Missions Fellowship (for men and women), October is Mission's Month. Approximately one-fourth to one-third of our income goes toward supporting outreach in over 30 countries and at home.