Lindsay's Law Parent Informational Video

Parents of all participants must (1) watch the video below and (2) review the Informational Handout below before signing the Lindsay's Law Form.

Lindsay's Law Parent Video


Parent Informational Handout

Lindsay's Law Signature Form (Must be signed and turned in)

Arts Academy Parent Welcome Letter

Please click on the link to view the Fall 2019 Arts Academy Parent Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

Please click on the tab “Important Information” to see more details.

Classes will be held Thursdays at 6:50-7:50pm.

This class will include swing flag guard technique and performance. Students will learn to use Praise Flags for the Arts Academy Performance. This will include dance movement. Flag 1 is a Praise Flag class. Praise flags use a 35″ dowel with a standard sized flag. It is ideal for smaller girls between the ages of 10-17. There is no height requirement for this level. Students will be paying for their dowel and their practice flag. 

In communicating a proper Christian ethic, we seek to improve the overall physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of each participant. We seek to encourage each participant who does not know Christ to establish a personal relationship with Him. For those who already do know, we hope to help deepen their walk with Christ in fellowship with others.

Classes will be held Thursdays at 6:50-7:50pm.


Registration Register online with debit/credit card or complete a paper registration form and submit to Sports Office with check/cash. Paper registration forms with payment accepted at the church Welcome Desk Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm.
Fees $50.00 plus cost of flag $10, if you don't have one from previous session/or, in poor condition. (minimum $5 fee retained if refund requested, see refund policy below.) Fee includes Praise Flag dowel and practice flag.
For Spring Session Only: Spring Festival Costume Hair Bow Fee
Refund Policy: No refund will be given to any participant who withdraws after the second week of class. An exception may be granted at the discretion of the staff due to medical reasons only. Further, no refund will be given to any participant removed from the class during the course of the season for disciplinary reasons. Refund will be determined according to return of equipment and condition of equipment. (dowel and flag)
Duration September 12, 2019 to November 14, 2019
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714


This class is for students age 10-17.  Requirements:    Students will be responsible with the transportation of Praise Flags between classes. Instructor will be available to meet with you at the Parent Meeting on Thursday Sept.  5 at 6pm at First Friends Church.    Contact Sports Ministry at or Deanna Schmucker at if not able to attend the Parent Meeting.    Returning students have the option of not purchasing a new Praise Flag, if they still have one from previous class and is in good shape.

Classes will be held Thursdays at 6:50-7:50pm.

Parents Meeting:    Thursday, Sept 5 at 6pm at First Friends Church.  Contact the Sports office at with questions.

What do students wear to flag class?
Comfortable clothes and sneakers that follow these guidelines:

Solid Black on bottom (shorts, fingertip length or longer, or yoga pants)
No words/illustrations on the derriere
Students with long hair must pull the hair back.
Tennis shoes or other comfortable dance shoes
T-shirt or other shirt that covers shoulders (no tank tops) and bellies.

Fall Dance Festival:  Saturday, Nov 16 at 6pm in First Friends Church gym.  Please have your child in the gym by 5:45pm to use the restroom and find their seats.  Family and Friends are invited to view your child’s performance.  There is no cost for admission.
Fall Dance Festival Rehearsal:  Friday, Sept 15   Please check with your instructor for time.

Instructors:  Erica Fill and Deanna Schmucker

Questions?  Contact First Friends Sports and Recreation Ministry at Ph #330-966-6868, email


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5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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