On behalf of the Church Family here at East Richland Evangelical Friends Church, we want to WELCOME YOU to our web site. If you have any questions about our ministries, feel free to call us at 740-695-0971. I maintain an open door policy. If you would like to stop in at my office, I would love to meet you and pray for you. We invite you to join us and be a part of our body of believers. Our greatest desire is for every man, woman, and child to come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to grow in their spiritual walk.
Pastor Jerry Wenger
8:15am, 9:30am, & 11:00am – Please join us.
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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. — Ephesians 2:8-9
Who are We? Start Here
East Richland Evangelical Friends Church has ministries encompassing something for everyone. Our mission statement is: Redeem the Lost, Train the Redeemed, and Exalt Christ in all we do. At Friends Church we are really interested in helping people come to know Jesus in a personal way. We would love nothing more than to help you do that.
At Friends Church being friendly is more than just a name. We would love to have you stop in and join us for one of our Morning Worship services at 8:15, 9:30, or 11:00 a.m. When you join us for the first time, please stop by the Information Center (located in the church foyer before entering the sanctuary) and receive a nice gift and a packet of information that will tell you about the many ministries that we offer.
Sunday Mornings are focused on one of our pastors “rightly dividing the word of truth.” The same message is preached in all three services. However there is a different flavor in each of our three services.
8:15am is our Traditional services. There the music is lead by a song leader and the music consists mainly of hymns and more traditional choruses. There is also special music each week consisting of the choir, an ensemble, or a soloist.
9:30am is our Contemporary service. The music is lead by one of our worship teams. The music focuses on a little more modern worship music. It is common for people to join in with clapping or raising hands in this service.
11:00 a.m. is our Blended service. The music is lead by one of our worship teams. The music focuses on gaither-style music.
Nursery is provided during all three services. Children’s Ministries are available during the 8:15, 9:30, and 11am services. Youth Ministries has their morning service time in the Friend Center at 11am. Young Adults/College Age (DOXA) Ministries has a Bible Study and fellowship time at 11am in Room #1. For more information on our nursery, children’s, youth, or young adults/college age ministries, please go to the appropriate link under the ministries tab.
Sunday Morning Connect Groups meet during the 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 hours offering a variety of topics, types of groups or teachers. We encourage everyone to get connected. Check out the Connect Group link under the ministries tab.
Again we encourage you to check out all our ministries. There are a variety of ministries striving to reach out to a variety of people. There are ministries for ages birth to Primetimers (our vibrant seniors ministry). Check out the Bible Studies and Connect Groups for Men, Women, and Singles. Other ministries are Marriage Enrichment Seminar for our engaged couples, Membership Classes for anyone wishing to learn more about Friends Church and becoming a member, and GriefShare Support Group Ministry that helps people through one of life’s greatest struggles.
We would like to thank you for visiting our website. We hope to see you Sunday Morning or anytime through the week. If you have any questions about our ministries or our beliefs, please contact us at 740-695-0971 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to assist you in a timely fashion.