We believe that it is through small groups that Christians can both enrich their faith journey and have a lot of fun. We offer a wide variety of small groups. Here are some of our on-going small groups:
Providing meals to families in crisis is the primary service of Cater Care. Meetings are rare as arrangements are made by phone.
~~Contact persons: Sebia Crum, 330-499-5713
Divorced? Separated? You don’t have to go through it alone. You can discover hope and experience healing during the 13 weekly sessions of DivorceCare. The next DivorceCare series will begin at the Church of the Lakes on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The series will run though November 10th. There will also be a Saturday session on November 10th. The Wednesday night sessions will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Lakes, 5944 Fulton Road in Canton. There is a $20.00 registration fee that includes the workbook. Scholarships are available to cover the fee. Child care will be available if you let us know of your needs ahead of time. For more information or to register, please call church office at 330-499-8972. You or someone you know can benefit from DivorceCare! Call to reserve your spot in DivorceCare today.
Emmaus Fourth Day Community
The Fourth Day Community is open to anyone who has made an Emmaus Walk, a Chrysalis Flight, a Journey, Tres Dias, Cursillo, or any other Three Day Walk. We meet for fellowship, to form Reunion groups, to prepare materials for future Walks, sponsor new Pilgrims, support new Fourth Day, uplift each other and pray for one another.
~~Contact persons; Bob Jaggers, 330-494-6454, Jaggers419@aol.com
Playing cards and chatting/2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 7 PM ~~Contact persons: Sarah Mansfield, 330-492-2241
Planning events that involve the entire family, this group meets the needs of both our traditional family and other family units in our church. ~~Contact persons: Nancy Pierson, 330-833-8680
Providing emergency assistance to local community.
Providing food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas for families in need.
~~Contact person: Nancy Pierson, 330-833-8680.
GriefShare is a 13-session program to promote healing after the death of someone in your life. It is a Biblically based program that delivers hope and support for those going through the grief process. GriefShare will be led by Cathy Matthews. The next GriefShare series will begin on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. The series will run for 13 weeks. The Wednesday night sessions will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is a $20.00 registration fee that includes the workbook. Scholarships are available to cover the fee, if necessary. All sessions will be held at Church of the Lakes, 5944 Fulton Drive (corner of Brunnerdale Rd.) Canton, Ohio 44718. Child care is available with advanced notice. For more information or to register, please call the church office at 330-499-8972.
Harbour Lights Song and dance ministry Monday Evenings rehearsals. ~~Contact person: Clint Reusser, 330-493-1764
Assist people who find themselves needing to change of their current jobs.
~~Contact Persons: John Williamson 330-477-9712 or Ken Krummrich 330-497-5219
Men’s Morning Prayer
Prayer/Study Group/Thursdays 6:30 AM
~~Contact person: Bob Fairless 330-494-0518
Men of the church meet the first Sunday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the small Fellowship Hall for breakfast, fellowship and prayer. We try to arrange a speaker to bring a relevant message.
~~Contact persons: Andy Jacobs, 330-837-2609 or Russ Miller, 330-832-3558
Promoting missions work through fellowship within the congregation. We discuss potential ways to help the needy.
~~Contact person: Coral Pennetti, 330-499-8962
Health Concerns/2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30 PM ~~Contact person: Jean Loughry, 330-494-4642
~~Contact persons: (days) Jean Gunn, 330-499-7146, (evenings) Sebia Crum, 330-499-5713
Prayer Shawl Ministry
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month/1 PM and 7 PM
Making prayer shawls and praying over them – to be given to those who are going through trials in life
This group provides fellowship for those over the age of 50. We meet at various places; church, homes, parks, theatres, etc., wherever our activities take us. We schedule our activities for the 2nd. Saturday of each month.
~~Contact persons: Bill & Norma Raymont, 330-305-1916
1st and 3rd Thursdays 9-11 AM; work on those projects you’ve been putting off. We encourage each other, share a devotion and prayer. ~~Contact person: Amy George 330-305-0633
Quilting Circle (UWM) The Quilting Circle is always in need of quilters; young, old, experienced or eager to learn. Come and gather around the quilting frame any Monday for quilting and fellowship. The money earned from the quilts is used for mission projects. The Quilting Circle meets every Monday at 10:00 a.m. Contact person: Doris Ford, 330-649-9795 Serendipity Women’s Study Group/Mondays 9:30-11 AM. ~~Contact person: Sebia Crum, 330-499-5713
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women provides programs for all ladies of the church and their friends. You don't have to be a member to attend. Come and make new friends! 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. The UMW meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the church parlor. Contact person: Debbie Porter (President), 330-499-3579 Women’s Book Club 3rd Wednesday of the month. ~~Contact person: Nancy Pierson 330-833-8680 ~~Women's Exchange Contact person: Linda Norton, 330-497-2771
*** If you have an interest in joining or starting a group that is not listed here, please contact the church office at 330-499-8972.