Here you will find information concerning Friendship church and its ministries.
We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church 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:
Jesus is Wonderful,
Mark Massey, Senior Pastor
Always a fun experience with GREAT food prepared by the Friendship Fellowship Team. Appetizers at 6:30 followed by Dinner, a program, and singing. Seats still available, call the office. Maximum seating is 250.
Services: 5 & 7 pm on December 24 ... Church office closed Christmas Day and 12/26
If you or if you are a parent, your child, have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior and haven't been baptized, we hope you'll plan to participate. Speak with one of the Pastors to be part of this church ordinance.
A LOVE LOUD EVENT for the community:
This FREE fun-filled event is for you and your family to enjoy: Saturday, December 6, 12:00 - 4:00 pm at South Branch Park, off Main Street, Sykesville. Featuring: A Puppet Musical, Hot chocolate, Christmas caroling, Face Painting, Pony rides & Petting Zoo, Moon bounce, Games, and MORE!! Gift Drawings and Food!
The winter Mexico mission trip is January 31 - February 7, 2015. The trip will focus on church building construction in partnership with Hananeel Baptist church of Puebla, Mexico. Translators will be provided. You will need a passport and a heart to serve others. The sign up deadline is Sunday, Dec. 14. The cost is $900 per person for FBC family, and $1200 for others. Questions? Call Pastor John Hevey at the church office.
2014 FOREIGN MISSIONS EMPHASIS: Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 "One Sacred Effort...Find Your Place in God's Story" join a multitude of Southern Baptist churches across our great nation for THE WEEK OF PRAYER for all SBC missionaries serving God on foreign soils.
And then, during December, GIVE above your tithe or offerings to the LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING. One hundred percent of the monies collected are sent to the missionaries. Friendship's Goal: $7,000.
The Finance Team has scheduled two presentations of the 2015 proposed budget:
Wed., Nov. 19, 8pm and Wed., Dec. 3, 7 pm in conjunction with the Business Session (no adult groups will meet...AWANA will be meeting).
Church members will vote Sunday, Dec. 21 at both worship services.
CLASS 201 "Discovering Spiritual Maturity" for CLASS 101 graduates, Nov. 23, 30, Dec 7 & 14. Led by Pastor John Hevey.
AWANA Clubs for children age 3 - Grade 6 and
AWANA TREK for students grades 7-12
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. December 21, 2:30 pm, meeting will have an optional fun craft--all suppies provided. Ladies, bring whatever you are working on and fellowship. Questions? Call the church office.
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.
Learning is for everyone! Every 13-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 Winter Semester.
The Gospel Project: The God Who Saves
Explore the Bible: The Books of Esther, Ezra and Nehemiah
The Old Testament Book of Isaiah
Young Adults (18-20 Something): When Life is Hard
Bible Studies for Life: Storm Shelters: Psalms of God's Embrace and Ready: Ministering to Those in Crisis
The Gospel According to Jonah
Experiencing God (a 26-week study)
Hope Again; when Life Hurts and Dreams Fade
The Daniel Plan (learn biblical principles for living a fuller, healthier life)
Questions? Contact Pastor Mark Klimovitz at the church office
Looking for a community Bible study? Look no further. There will be 7 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:
Mike & Terri Jones (Eldersburg - 410 292-2104) For 18-20 Somethings
Ed & Debbie Fulton (Westminster - 410 259-0553)
Bill & Sharon Hargest (Sykesville - 410 795-0955)
Ken Simms Men's Group (Marriottsville - 410 549-2231)
Vic & Ruth Brunner (Sykesville - 410 795-3079)
Nelson & Barbara Miles (Marriottsville 410 549-1087)
Dan & Eloise Stinchcomb (Sykesville - 410 552-3516)
Friendship Connectionsl Groups purpose to reach people and help them become fully devoted followers of Jesus through community relationships. In a small group setting, no one stands alone.
GROUPS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY: Wednesday, 6:45- 8:00 PM
Adults: "The Gospel Project" with Pastor Mark Klimovitz
Ladies Group: "Follow Me"
Children: PromiseLand Nursery for infants through age 4
AWANA Clubs for children PS 3 - Grade 6
AWANA TREK for students Grade 6 12
Yes, My Kid support for parents of teens with addictions 6:45-8:00 pm
ALTERED WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE IN DECEMBER:
12/3 Business Session & Final discussion of proposed 2015 budget ... No adult groups ... AWANA will meet
12/10 Christmas Dinner at church (no program of activities)
12/17 Regular program of activities during Mid-Week @ Friendship, 6:45 - 8:00 pm
12/24 Christmas Eve Services, 5 & 7 pm and the Lord's Supper (no program of activities)
12/31 New Year's Eve: No program of activities