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
At Friendship on May 5:
Breakfast: 8 - 9:00 ... Catered from Bob Evans ... FREE ... Register here, on our web site, for breakfast. Click the above tab "Event Registration". (And, while there, enroll for Vacation Bible Week!)
9am - Noon ... Special Live Feed of the National Day of Prayer Service from the Capital (speakers, special music, testimonies)
Noon - 1pm ... Praise Concert led by Julie Snyder, Music & Worship Leader, with special guest Leah Hargest.
Don't miss this annual corporate time of reflection and prayer for our Nation. Let's seek God's guidance and strength as we endeavor to bring His protection & favor upon our Nation.
All 2016 graduates are invited (high school, tech school, advanced degree) to participate. Pastor TJ needs 5 photos of you by Sunday, May 8. Questions? Contact him at 410 303-5190.
Mom & dad of infants thru first grade (siblings welcome) register to attend this fun day at South Branch Park, Sykesville. Peppermint Pony and a face painting artist will be our special guests. Lunch and fun 12:30 - 3:00pm. Register at PromiseLand. Questions? Speak with Laura Gulley, Director.
The church will be in use for a Wedding Rehearsal, 4-6pm on FrI., May 20. And, the preparations & Ceremony, 10am - 3pm on Sat., May 21. If you have questions, please contact Paula, church office.
Check out the details on the foyer bulletin board. Go to this web site and click on the link in the center of the Welcome page. Questions? Call the office.
Bring your smile and a warm touch and lend your voice to praising God with the residents of Angel's Touch (Rt. 144, W. Friendship). Meeting: May 15 from 2-3pm. Then a summer break; beginninging again in the Fall. Call the church office for details.
Details forcoming in the Sunday bulletins but save Saturday, June 4, 1-4pm at Harry & Cindy Pressman's "Morning Breeze Farm" in Sykesville (rain date June 18). Cost $5 for mom and son...$1 each additional boy. Spend the afternoon with your son, grandson, or nephew ages 3 - Grade 5. Take-home goodie bas, games, pony rides, and tour of the farm, plus a "Good Horse Sense...Caring and Encouraging" group presentation. Lots of fun!
Beginning Wednesday January 20, 2016, 6:45-8:00pm:
Join Pastor Mark Klimovitz in this intriquing look at prayer as explored and discussed by the authors, the Kendrick brothers, creators of the War Room. Discussions will include types of prayer, hindrances to prayer, keys to effective prayer, praying stategically for the lost and for believers, alike. Church history and personal sharing about real life encounters with God will peak your interest, too. Mark your calendar for Jan. 20. Donation of $7 for study guide.
Men, join Carter Stinchcomb for a 13-week DVD led study, "A Man and HIs Story". Insightful teaching, inspiring testimonies, expert interviews and multiple creative features will help you look at your manhood and model it after Jesus Christ. Contact Pastor Mark Klimovitz for more information.
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: ; Laser Tag, 2/26--Student Silent Auction @ EW Becks, Sykesville, 3/7--Area Student event, 4/29-30--M-Fuge Trip 6/27-7/2 (registration deadline 2/28). For details, call the office and speak with Pastor TJ.
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. AWANA GRAND PRIX RACE scheduled Friday, March 18. Buy your racer on Wed night!
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.
Coming Up: National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 5, 8am-1pm @ Friendship: breakfast (provided by Bob Evans restaurant), Live streaming of the Prayer Service from the Capital, and a Prayer Concert. Won't you join us for this very special day sponsored by the Prayer Ministry of FBC. Questions? Call 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 SPRING topics:
The Gospel Project: The Promised Land
Explore the Bible: The Book of Acts, chapters 1-12
Bible Studies for Life: More Than Enough: How Jesus Meets Your Deepest Needs" & "Beauty from Ashes: Redeeming Your Broken Moments"
The Tabernacle (donation of $5/student guide)
The Gospel of Luke
The Mind of Christ (donation of $7/student guide)
The Battle Plan for Prayer
"God, Are You There?" (why believe in the existenance of God)
Questions? Contact Pastor Mark Klimovitz at the church office
GROUPS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY: Wednesday, 6:45- 8:00 PM
Adults: The Battle Plan for Prayer (workbook donation $7)
Ladies Group: 1 Samuel
Men's Group: A Man and His Story (workbook donation $12)
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:
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.