May 24, 2019 


Hello NEW six graders and parents!


Ben Croston here.  I am the Director of Student Ministry at Canton First Friends Church.  Welcome you into the GreenHouse 242 - Middle School Ministries.  I am excited about this new stage of life for you and your family.  God has a lot of adventures, wisdom, joy, and love to show you throughout these upcoming years.  We want to partner with God and you to serve your family. The GreenHouse represents a desire to have an environment for you and your family to grow into more mature followers of Jesus.  242 represents Acts 2:42.  “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking bread and to prayer.”  

I believe that growing in devotion in these areas will help you and your family grow as followers of the Resurrected Jesus. Your time in Middle School will involve being educated, equipped, and encouraged int here areas.   Our goal is for you to enjoy God and the abundant life that He has for you, to grow in love, and to worship Who God is.


Here are a few details I would like to bring to your attention:


  • Keep informed about FFC Middle School events, access forms, and find pictures of your child enjoying activities inside E-101 through the website, and on Facebook @ GreenHouse 242. The Information Hub outside E-101 holds latest event flyers. Take two!  Once for your family & another to invite friends, neighbors, or cousins to join us!


  • Sundays, June 2, July 14 and August 18 from 9 - 10:15 am is Invitation Sunday for MIDDLE SCHOOLERS at FCC. New six graders are invited in to see what Middle School is all about and experience the rhythms of the GreenHouse 242 - fellowship, prayer circle, games, small groups, bible lessons, and worship during Sunday school. FFC Promotion Day Sunday for all grades is August 18th. 


  • 6th Grade Family Welcome Luncheon - Sunday, August 25th - after 2nd service (Noon - 1:15 pm). This will be a time to enjoy lunch, communicate some vision for the Fall, meet our Middle School leaders, fellowship and ask questions. Please RSVP for with with the number of family members attending.


Many of you I already know.  For those I do not know yet, I look forward to meeting you.  My contact information is 330-966-2800, or I would love to  hear from you. Please be in prayer for this upcoming school year.  


In Christ, 


Ben Croston, Director of Student Ministry                                                              

5455 Market Avenue N., Canton, OH 44714