Wednesday Nights @ Canton 1st

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We have an exciting update! We are restarting our midweek activities on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30. Our rhythm this Fall will be a little different. For 4 weeks, from September 13 to October 4, we will have our regular age-based activities and small groups. On Wednesday, October 11, we will come together for a family worship time. We will repeat that cycle from October 18 to November 8. On Wednesday, November 15 we come together once again for a family worship time. There will be no midweek activities on November 22. We will resume on Wednesday, November 29 and run through December 20.

We will have kids activities for the following age groups: PreK-4th Grade, 5th-8th Grade, and High School. There will also be 2 adult groups that will begin on September 13 with more to come. You can find more info on these groups below. If you have any questions or would like more info, please contact the church by phone (309-647, 2397) or email (


The Prayer Course
Led by Martha Danielson

The Prayer Course is for anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God.
It is an 8-week course set around “The Lord’s Prayer”, where we’ll go through several interesting topics:

The importance of prayer
How can we enjoy God’s presence in praise and worship
The significance of asking God in prayer
The power and importance of praying on behalf of others
The challenges and realities when our prayers aren’t answered
How spending time with God in silence can enrich our relationship with Him
Practical ways we can tune into hearing God’s voice

This course is created by Pete Greig and 24-7 Prayer.


 Spiritual Gifts Study
Led by Pastor Matt

God created you to be fruitful by discovering your God-given design and the role he created for you. What You Do Best equips you to identify and express your unique contribution to this world as an integral part of your relationships, life, and ministry. The biblical principles in this book can free you to pursue your life’s calling with enthusiasm and confidence as you gain a better understanding of who God made you to be. Bruce Bugbee provides proven tools and a conversational approach that will guide you with confidence and competence toward a greater fulfillment of God’s will for your life.

Discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving in the body of Christ. Network, the leading course for discovering spiritual gifts and empowering people for ministry has been revised and updated. This material, helps guide people to the place of ministry that best reflects who they are and discover the spiritual gifts God has given them. They will have a better understanding of God’s will for their lives because of gaining a better understanding of who God created them to be.



Joy of Every Longing Heart
Led by Pastor Matt

Advent is an emptying, quieting, anticipating space that God disrupts by meeting us at our most vulnerable. Join Dan Boone this Advent season in exploring the transformative movement of a God who only has to speak to change the world. In a creative departure from the norm, Joy of Every Longing Heart spotlights the Psalms across the four weeks of Advent, examining themes of light, love, joy, and peace. Quiet your heart and invite the Holy Spirit to guide you as you watch and wait and long for the movement of God in the world and in your life.

This study will follow the sermon series and daily devotional we will be using during this Advent season. Books will be available in November.