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2011 Spring Small Groups: Beginning March 1st

If you are not currently part of a family group, sign up on February 27

after Worship Service.
You may also register at, call the church office at
330.726.8141 or sign up at the Information table in the Connection Center.

Ephesians 4:15-16 (NLT) Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and
more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together
perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole
body is healthy and growing and full of love.

Have a heart for hospitality and

willing to host a FAMILY GROUP?
We have trained facilitators who are looking for a
home where they can build a caring atmosphere in
which a family group can grow!

Please contact Kandy Bennett if interested.

Interested in being a small group facilitator?
Contact Kandy at
or at
or at 330.726.8141

Next training sessions begin on Sundays, starting March 6

at 6 pm in Pastor David’s study!

What is a Family Group?

Family Groups are the main expression for carrying out the “Love People” part Rather than looking
of Bridge of Hope’s discipleship process. We want to live out the Gospel
at a subject and change
message with other believers as we journey with Jesus. We find a group that we feel
comfortable with in sharing a deeper, personal relationship. Then we stay with that classes, we want you to
group for at least 1 year or more. We try to not have more than 12 people in a group
“ join in with a group
so that everyone can feel free to share.
of believers and
As we begin to grow spiritually, socially, and emotionally and learn to “do life
together,” we literally begin to take on the characteristics of a healthy family. Rather
change subjects….
than looking at a subject and change classes, we want you to join in with a group of
believers and change subjects throughout the year. Pray together. Help meet one ”
another’s needs. Support and encourage one another. Serve together in the church
and outside of the church walls. Really get to know one another and love each other
as Jesus has called us to do.
With this in mind, we are no longer advertising what subject each Family Group is currently studying, because we want
you to focus on your relationship with Jesus and with other believers at Bridge of Hope. We will learn together, and we
will cover over a multitude of sins with our love for one another! Let’s grow together! Jesus intended the church to
function as the human body. He is the head, and we are all the other parts doing what God has created us to do. How
exciting to find a place where you belong!!
Family Groups and their Facilitators

 Joanne Baltes
Contact Info: 330.533.4139
Meet: Sundays at 9:15 am
Location: Room 104

 Ramona Davis
Contact info: 330.755.2920
Meet: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Location: Room 106

 John & Gail Esker

Contact info: 330.921.9332
Meet: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Location: Chuck Draa’s Home, 3746 Indian Run, #6, Canfield

 Patti Freeze: Women Only

Contact info: or 330.727.7426
Meet: Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Location: Room104

 Step Two: iValue

Facilitators: Joe James
Contact info: or Facebook
Meet: Sundays at 9:15 am
Location: Room 112
This DVD-based study will explore more about the 4 core values in the Bible:
Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing and the Return of Christ. These lessons include
personal testimonies from people just like you! If you are interested in these topics or are new to our
church, you are welcome to join with us on this journey of discovery.
Bridge of Hope Training Opportunities:

 Financial Peace University: Feb. 27-June 5

Facilitators: Jeff & Dee Acord
Contact: 330.726.8141 or
Meet: Sundays at 5 pm
Location: Room 112
Fee: $99
FPU is offering one class free (session 1 on Feb. 27). If you like it, then sign up and pay the fee. This
can be spread out over a few weeks. You will get material, books and CD”s, plus the advantage of
facilitators who have already gone through the course and can help get you on track to financial peace
and freedom!

 Step One: Getting Started with Jesus

Facilitators: Ramona Davis & Chris Figueroa
Contact info: 330.755.2920
Meet: Sundays at 9:15 am
Location: Room 106
This 9 week course is designed for those who just made the best decision of their
lives in following Jesus, and it is also great for those returning to Jesus who need to
get themselves back into a good pattern of Christian living.

 Melissa Kennedy
Contact info: 330.792.8271 or Facebook
Meet: TBA
Location: Melissa’s home: 263 Matta, Austintown

 David Mitchell: Jesus Art Klub

Contact Info: 330.758.1977
Meet: Every other Thursday at 6-8:00 pm
Location: Room 110

 Tinisha Murray: Women Only

Contact info: 330.787.7965 or T1OFAKIND@hotmailcom
Meet: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Location: Room 112

 Jason & Frances Raynes: 20 Somethings

Contact info: 330.726.8141 or
Meet: Saturdays at 5 pm
Location: The Bridge Center
Family Groups and their Facilitators continued

 Jason & Frances Raynes: Graduates and College Age

Contact: 330.726.8141 or

 John Vrabel: Men Only

Contact info: 330.240.5429 or
Meet: Sundays at 7 pm
Location: Dunkin’ Donuts on Rt. 46 in Howland

Other Ministry Groups:

 Fusion Small Groups: Ages 12-High School Graduation

Contact info: 330.726.8141 or
Meet: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Location: The Bridge Center
The first 3 Wednesdays of every month are Small Groups (Critical Mass), and the 4th Wednesday we
use a different venue.

 Bridge Kids Small Groups: Ages 4-11

Contact info: 330.726.8141 or
Meet: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 9:15 am
Location: Lower level of the Bridge Center
We want to partner with you as parents in helping guide your children in authentic
relationship with Jesus. We want to support parents as you teach your children about the
love and character of God. There is also children’s church on Sundays at 10:30 am,
following right after the Sunday am Small Groups.