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Adult Connections Group, 7:30pm
Stinchcomb, Thursdays, Sykesville, 410 552-3516
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    November 23, 2015, 3:09 AM
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    November 22, 2015, 3:07 AM
  • "Give People a Voice and You May Be Amazed" || 11/21/2015 - eepurl.com/bGWIDH
    November 21, 2015, 3:08 AM
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Our NOVEMBER 2015 Newsletter
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Thank You for Visiting Our Website !

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
Map  •   Directions
Phone 410-442-5506
Fax 410-489-5117
Regular Schedule  
  • Sunday Worship Service
    8:30 AM
  • GROW Groups Bible Study (all ages)
    9:45 AM
  • Sunday Worship Service
    11:00 AM
  • Student Worship Service (gr. 6-12)
    11:00 AM
  • Children's Worship Service
    11:00 AM
  • Mid-Week @ Friendship
    6:45 PM
  • Band/Choir/Praise Team Rehearsals
    7:00 PM
  • Student Fellowship (gr. 6-12)
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Your participation is important.  Plan to participate:  Wed., Nov. 18, 8pm and Wed., Dec. 2, 7pm @ Business Session.


John Kendrick will lead this outreach ministry to the residents.  A family event once a month:  Sept 20, 2-3pm; Oct. 18, 2-3pm; and, Nov.15, 2-3pm. 

CHRISTMAS DINNER, Wed., 12/9,6:30pm

It's that time of year when we gather together to celebrate the incarnate Christ!  Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the Fellowship Team.  Read your Sunday bulletin for details.  Reservations and Payment in the foyer Sundays, 11/15, 22, 29 and 12/6.  Limited seating.  Questions?  Call the office.


If you have a lot of creativity in your personality and need a way to express it, the Drama Ministry is for you.  This new ministry is casting for a short presentation to be performed at the Oasis Ministry's visit to a Baltimore homeless shelter, Sat. Dec. 19.  Michelle Lewis is the Director and will happily answer your questions.  Adults or teens who are interested, please give the office a call.


This Love Loud event will be packed with lots of family fun!  The Planning Team is forming and the first meeting is Nov. 19, 6:30 pm.  Sign up on the foyer bulletin board.  Questions?  Speak with Pastor Mark Klimovitz.


Friday Night Fellowship each week: Come on out 7:00-9:30pm for games, food, discussion.  And, the Student Ministry has some FUN on the calendar:  Camp Out at local farm, October 16-17; Paintball, November 7; and, January 2016 Weekend Winter Retreat, Skycroft.

AWANA Clubs Wednesdays, 6:45 - 8:00pm

Register your child for this wonderful interactive experience each Wed. night during the school year, beginning Sept. 9.  A detailed brochure is available; give the office call, or pick up one from the Welcome Desk.


The Prayer Ministry invites the fellowship and community to join them 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 semester.  A details brochure is available at the Welcome Desk, or by calling the church office.  Here are the FALL topics:

The Gospel Project:  The God Story Begins

Explore the Bible: The Book of Genesis

Bible Studies for Life:  Stand Strong and Game Changer

Enjoying Intimacy with God

Jesus, Continued: Why the Spirit Inside You is Better than Jesus Beside You

The Apostle Paul - The Man & His Writings

The Daniel Plan: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends

Questions? Contact Pastor Mark Klimovitz at the church office


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

Adults: Culture Shock with Pastor Mark Klimovitz 

Ladies Group:   "The Book of James" & "The War Room"

Children:  PromiseLand Nursery for infants through age 2

AWANA Clubs for children PS 3 - Grade 5 and AWANA Trek for Grades 6-12

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







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:

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)

Vic & Ruth Brunner (Sykesville - 410 795-3079)

Gathering TUESDAYS:

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.