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Here you will find information concerning Friendship church and its ministries.
We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our Senior Pastor, Mark Masseychurch is a warm and loving congregation, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us when you have a question or a need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering relocating to our area, or you are looking for a new church home, we would be honored to have you worship with us. 

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring/welcoming congregation;
  • Bible-centered proclamation and teaching;
  • Ministries to meet the needs of people like you;
  • A community of believers excited about Jesus Christ. 

Jesus is Wonderful,
Mark Massey, Senior Pastor

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Contact Us  
Friendship Baptist Church
1391 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, Maryland 21784
Telephone: 410-442-5506
Fax: 410-489-5117
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Regular Schedule  
  • Sunday Worship Services
    8:30 AM
  • Sunday Worship Services
    11:00 AM
  • Youth Worship Service
    11:00 AM
  • Children's Worship Service
    11:00 AM
  • Small Group Bible Study (all ages)
    9:45 AM
  • Mid-Week @ Friendship
    6:45 PM
  • Band/Choir/Praise Team Rehearsals
    7:00 PM
  • Youth Fellowship
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
AWANA Clubs Begin Anew Wed., 9/3, 6:45-8:00 pm

Need more information about AWANA Clubs for children age 3 - Grade 6?  Call the office for a brochure.


Donations of specific lunch items will be collected at church on Sunday, 9/7.  Sign up on the preceding Sundays using the bulletin insert.  Then 72 bagged lunches will be made to be distributed to those in need.  This is a combined effort by several local churches.  Questions?  Contact Beth Kay or the church office.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY Begins Again 9/14, 2:30pm

Meeting at Devra Rivera's Sykesville home to construct blankets, shawl's, etc. to be prayed over and given to a person experiencing an extended illness, or loss, or hospitalization.  Questions?  Call the church office.


LOVE ... JOY ... PEACE ... Have them?  Then you have the SON (Jesus Christ)!  Sign up for a wonderful afternoon on Sunday, Sept. 21, 12:30 - 3:30, at church.  Lunch and a Program will cost only $5.  Sign up and Payment at the Welcome Desk in the foyer on 9/7 & 14.  Questions? Call the church office.

POWER KIDZ KAMP, Weds., 5/28-8/27, 6:45-8:00pm

Summer fun for kids K-Grade 5!  No charge...Just register your child by calling the office.  Each child is eligible to earn a $5 Dairy Queen Gift Card by memorizing 11 Bible verses by the close of summer camp on 8/27.  And, each child will receive a free DQ cone coupon!


February 7     Family Night

March 22:      Paintball

May 16:        Family Night

August:          White Water Rafting (mid-wk during 8/18-22)

Sept 19:         Laser Tag

Nov 7:           TBA

Twice a year, boys and girls separate events in local homes: Volunteer for April 4 or October 3

Questions? Contact TJ, Student Minister


The Prayer Ministry is coordinating this new outreach event.  Meet at the church the first Saturday each month, 10am.  Teams will be formed to walk through local communities and school lots.  Sign up at the church to participate.  Participate as your schedule allows.  Questions? Contact Cindy Pressman.



The Prayer Ministry invites the fellowship and community to jointhem for intercessory prayer.  Meet at church each Friday afternoon, 12:00 - 1:00.  Pray for our nation, communities, churches, family & friends; wherever God leads you.  Questions? Contact the church office.

PROMISELAND (for infants thru age 4)

VOLUNTEERS . . . Consider joining a rotating team. There are several volunteers who will be taking breaks in their service.  PromiseLand is looking for helping hands.  Contact Laura Gulley for details 410 442-5506.

PromiseLand Family Event:  May 3 Piney Run Park & Nature Center...Registration required...Picnic lunch provided by church, playground/hiking trails, & Nature Center Tour...Pavillion open for you and your friends until 7pm if you'd like to "linger". 


Learning is for everyone!  Every 12-weeks, new adult topical studies are introduced, affording people the opportunity to meet new people and explore a topic of interest.  Studies are designed so you can join the group at any time during the semester.


Love Beyond Reason

Explore the Bible - Ezekiel, Daniel: Faith Under Fire

Bible Studies for Life: Beyond Belief: Exploring the Character of God" & Resilient Faith: Standing Strong in the Midst of Suffering"

Radical: What did Jesus say about being His disciple, and the ability to obey what you have heard.

The Gospel Project: God's Way: A Journey Through the 10 Commandments

Explore the Old Testament book of Isaiah

Questions? Contact Pastor Mark Klimovitz


Looking for a community Bible study?  Look no further.  There will be 6 groups meeting not only for interesting topical studies & dicussions, but to make friends and cultivate new relationships.  Contact one of the Group Organizers for details:

Gathering SUNDAYS:

Mike & Terri Jones (Eldersburg - 410 292-2104) For 18-20 Somethings

Ed & Debbie Fulton (Westminster - 410 259-0553)

Gathering MONDAYS:

Bill & Sharon Hargest (Sykesville - 410 795-0955)

Ken Simms Men's Group (Marriottsville - 410 549-2231)

Gathering TUESDAYS:

Nelson & Barbara Miles (Marriottsville 410 549-1087)


Dan & Eloise Stinchcomb (Sykesville - 410 552-3516)

Friendship Small Groups purpose to reach people and help them become fully devoted followers of Jesus through community relationships. In a Small Group, no one stands alone.


GROUPS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY: Wednesday, 6:45- 8:00 PM

Adults: "The Gospel Project" with Pastor John Hevey

Children:  PromiseLand Nursery for infants through age 4

Student Ministry contemporary topics for Grades 6-12

Power Kidz Kamp - K--Grade 5

Yes, My Kid support for parents of teens with addictions 6:45-8:00 pm





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