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Life Groups

Life Groups

Life groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together.

We believe God created us to live in relationship with others. This is how we live life to the fullest . . . the way He intended. Though we are designed to share life with others, meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why life groups exist—to make “community” easy and new friendships accessible to you.

Life Groups Fall 2017

September 24 to December 2

Life Group sign-ups: September 16 & 17 – September 23 & 24

View the groups or take the questionnaire to get help finding the group that's right for you.

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Young Adults: Couples and Singles

Ryan & Keisha Lennon

Sunday at 6:00pm near Portage RD. and Wales RD.
Study: God is Good by Bill Johnson
Cost: No
Childcare: Yes

Hello, we are Ryan and Keisha Lennon. We have been married for 14 years and have two incredible children. Our passions include discipleship, missions, teaching and journeying with others in their pursuit of Christ. We enjoy traveling, reading, and having life-giving conversation over a good cup of coffee. We would love for you to join us at our life group as we go through the study God is Good by Bill Johnson.

Men's Group

John Johnson

Sunday at 5:00pm at Woodlawn Church
Study: Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Cost: No
Childcare: No

Hello everyone, I am John Johnson from Canton, Ohio. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 47 years. I have been attending Woodlawn Church for a little over 2 years. God has given me a passion in helping develop men for the work of the Kingdom. I look forward to you joining the group as we go through the study Wild at Heart by John Eldredge.

Financial Peace University (Everyone Welcome)

Paul & Linda Shanor

Monday at 6:30pm at Woodlawn Church Cafe
Study: Financial Peace by David Ramsey
Cost: There is a cost for curriculum materials
Childcare: No

We are Paul and Linda Shanor, we were born and raised in Massillon (of course we are Massillon Tigers!). We were high school sweethearts and have been married for 47 years. Paul retired as a postmaster and Linda retired as a registered nurse. We are passionate about getting people on track with their finances and become debt-free. Then you will have "Financial Peace".

Everyone (age 40+)

Patch Geyer

Monday at 6:00pm near the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Study: Fresh Air by Chris Hodges
Cost: $6.99
Childcare: No

Hello everyone, I am Patch. I grew up in the Canton area and have attended Woodlawn Church since I was a child. I have a heart and passion for singles and would love for you to join my group as we go through the study Fresh Air by Chris Hodges.

Adults of All Ages

Brian & Terry Millard

Tuesday at 6:30pm near Washington Square
Study: Practical Powerful Prayer
Cost: No
Childcare: No

Hello everyone! We are Brian and Terry Millard. We just celebrated 30 years of marriage last October. We are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter, all in their twenties. We have lived in Canal Fulton for 21 years. We hope to use our life experiences in ministry, marriage and our faith journey to help others grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. We look forward to you joining our group!

Young Adults: Couples and Singles

Pastor Matt & Christy Coutcher

Tuesday at 6:30pm near Lake Cable
Study: From This Day Forward by Craig & Amy Groeschel
Cost: No
Childcare: Yes

We absolutely love Life Groups and believe that God uses groups of friends to meet the needs of every individual! Please consider gathering some friends and starting a Life Group! Sharing your life with others in a smaller setting is the most enjoyable way to walk with God! Love, Pastor Matt and Christy

Live-Laugh-Love (Women’s Group age 50+)

Roxanne Collins

2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:00pm near Rezzy Park in Massillon
Study: Joyce Meyers
Cost: No
Childcare: No

My name is Roxanne and I am semi-retired from the craft industry. I started my journey with Christ at the age of 23 and have loved studying God’s word and the bible has guided me through life. I would like to invite all women over 50 to join my group as we discover what the bible says about leading a victorious, joy filled life so we can live, laugh and love together. I will also include some crafts and other fun things as we do life together.

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Young Adults: Couples and Singles

Zac & Emily Howard

Tuesday at 7:00pm near Amherst Elementary School
Study: Love Does by Bob Goff
Cost: No
Childcare: Yes

Hello everyone, we are Zac and Emily Howard, we have been married for over 8 years and have 3 little girls. We are the worship pastors at Woodlawn Church and are also involved in production at Woodlawn. We hope to use our life experiences in ministry, marriage and parenting to help others grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. We have a passion for ministry and want to see people thrive in their relationships with God. We would love for you to join our group as we go through the study Love Does by Bob Goff.

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Single Women (20’s to 30’s)

Brittany Casto

Wednesday at 7:00pm near Canton South High School
Study: Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst
Cost: $12.99
Childcare: No

Hey Everyone! My name is Brittany Casto. I have been attending Woodlawn for over 13 years. I wanted to invite you to join my group. Being a single woman who just turned 30, I have a huge heart for singles and I understand the struggle and blessing that singleness is.

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Team 55+ Senior Adult Life Group

Fred & Sue Wooden

Wednesday at 7:00pm at Woodlawn Church room 104
Study: Bible Study
Cost: No
Childcare: No

Hello, we are Fred and Sue Wooden. Join us for a bible study, social activities, and various outreach and fellowship opportunities.

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Healing & Spirit (Everyone Welcome)

Dick & Ina Swegheimer

Wednesday at 6:30pm at Woodlawn Church Room 103
Study: Power of Your Words by Robert Morris
Cost: $10.00
Childcare: No

We are Dick and Ina Swegheimer. We believe that God wants everyone healed. Please join us for the study Power of Your Words by Robert Morris.

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Faith Filled Fitness (Everyone Welcome)

Kimberly Justice

Every other Wednesday at 7:00pm near Petros Park Perry Township
Study: Daniel Plan
Cost: Yes
Childcare: No

Hi everyone, I’m Kimberly. I am married to my husband Gary and we have a daughter Autumn. We have been attending Woodlawn Church since 2014. Aside from being a wife and a mother, I also work as and RN, paramedic/firefighter. I love being outdoors, being active, uplifting and finding ways God wants to use me. God’s presence has been a foundational part of my life since I was young and I have a passion for wanting to help others. Please join me in a journey as we focus on better health; spiritually, physically and emotionally!

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The MIX Groups – Junior and Senior High Life Groups

Mike & Tara Maxheimer

Thursday at 6:00pm at Woodlawn Church

After a lively worship set, we break out into age and gender-based groups for a more personal growth experience. Young people meet new friends that are their age while growing in Christ.

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Couples and Singles (age 45+)

Kevin & Jane Haun

Thursday at 6:00pm near the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Study: Bible Study (Going over Pastor’s message)
Cost: No
Childcare: No

We are Kevin and Jane Haun. We met while bowling at a church singles group and have been married for 21 years. We have a 26-year-old daughter. Kevin is from the Pittsburgh area and Jane has lived in Stark County all her life. In our groups, we want fellow believers to have fun and fellowship together.

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Ladies of Grace

Barb Elsass

Thursday at 1:00pm in North Canton
Study: Bible Study
Cost: No
Childcare: No

Join us for Bible Study and friendship!

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Mom Fun

Christy Coutcher

Friday
Study: Guest Speakers
Cost: No
Childcare: Yes

Now that I have two little ones, I'm looking to connect with other moms that I can talk to and have fun with! My heart is to join spiritual wisdom together with play dates! Every other week we're going to hear from women who have walked this path before us. On the other weeks, we're going to schedule play dates that will be local and affordable. If you have preschoolers through elementary age kids, then please consider joining us. Childcare is provided, so space is limited. I look forward to meeting you and growing together!

Everyone (age 40+)

Patch Geyer

Friday at 6:00pm at Woodlawn Church
Study: Fresh Air by Chris Hodges
Cost: $6.99
Childcare: No

Hello everyone, I am Patch. I grew up in the Canton area and have attended Woodlawn Church since I was a child. I have a heart and passion for singles and would love for you to join my group as we go through the study Fresh Air by Chris Hodges.

 

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Feeling Lead - Everyone welcome over the age of 21

Kevin & Jane Haun

Every other Friday at 6:30pm near Leppo Rentals in Canton
Cost: Ammunition, Range Fees and Targets
Childcare: No

We are Kevin and Jane Haun, we met while bowling at a church singles group and have been married for 21 years. We have a 26-year-old daughter and an adorable Dalmatian. Kevin is from the Pittsburgh area and Jane has lived in Stark County all her life. In our groups, we want fellow believers to have fun and fellowship together.

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Couples and Singles

Floyd & Brenda Williams

Saturday at 4:00pm in Perry Township
Study: Bible Study
Cost: No
Childcare: No

Hi this is Floyd and Brenda Williams. We have been members of Woodlawn Church for 12 years. We came to Woodlawn church because of the amazing youth ministry and have stayed because of the loving people and the outstanding teaching. We have a heart for the great commission and the focus of our Bible study is to help each member grow to their full stature.

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Ken Keogh

Meets the 1st Saturday of each month at 8:30am at Woodlawn Church
Study: Bible Study and Target Shooting
Supplies: Bow and arrows and targets if you want to
Childcare: No

Hi, my name is Ken Keogh and I LOVE the outdoors - kayaking, rock climbing, biking, hiking and archery! For Christmas my wife, of 20 years, and I bought our 14 year old daughter a compound bow and we have had a blast going outside and shooting at targets. If you have a bow and love archery, I would like to personally invite you to join this group. We will meet the first Saturday of the month at Woodlawn Church for a small bible study and, weather permitting, go outside for some target shooting. You will need to bring your own bow and arrows. Targets will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own as well.


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