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Stinchcomb, Thursdays, Sykesville, 410 552-3516


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Meeting every Friday night @ church; games, fun, food!
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Our MARCH 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
Phone: 410-442-5506
Fax: 410-489-5117
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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

Spring is bursting forth at Friendship!  Take a look at what is on the schedule...Better yet, get involved!

NO AWANA or Mid-Week @ Friendship groups on Wed., 4/1.

Good Friday Service & The Lord's Supper, 4/3, 7pm and Easter Sunday Services, 4/5, @ 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m.  Groups for Infants thru PK 4, only, at 9:30 a.m.

Sat., 4/4, Join Blair Radney at the Westminster Agricultural Center to share information about Friendship and the Gospel.  If you enjoyed serving thru the Howard County Fair Booth Ministry (not scheduled event this year), you'll enjoy this time with Blair.  Give the office a call.

Thurs, 4/9, 7pm, NYC Mission Trip Information Meeting.  No commitment necessary, just informational.  Questions? Call Pastor John Hevey.

Love Loud "Springtime in Sykesville" Sun., 4/19, Cooper Park, 3-6pm.  Lots to do ... Join the team ... Or, join the Power Puppet Ministry skit.  Rehearsals each Monday.  Call Pastor Mark Klimovitz for details.

Men's Ministry Hosting Breakfast, Sat., 4/25, 8am.  Lots of food, great conversation, and exploration of the Scripture.  Coordinators:  Damon Boyle, Dan Stinchcomb, Ken Simms.  Questions? Call the office.



Go to www.redcrossblood.org to make your appoint.  Your donation of one unit will help 3 people.  Our goal:  33-38 units.  Call the office with your questions, or to make your appointment. 

LADIES TEA, Sun., 3/29, 12:30pm

"Lighten Up" at the LADIES TEA, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  Guest Speaker: Melody Knox, Baptist Convention of MD/DL Women's Missionary Specialist.  Sign up in the foyer: Sundays, 3/15 & 22.  Cost for program and food $8 payable at the registration table.  Co-Directors Barbara Miles and Claudia Purkey.  Questions? Call the church office.


Join the group who visit Angel's Touch Assisted Living, W. Friendship.  They will be lifting the spirits and having fellowship with the residents from 2-3 pm on:  Sunday, April 26 and May 17.  John Kendrick is the leader.  Call the office with your questions.



Here are a couple events for the men at Friendship, and your friends:  February 15 Men's Chili / Cornbread Cookoff; March 6-7 Men's Retreat; April 25 & Sept 19  Men's Breakfast @ church; June 20 Kyaking; August Frederick Keys Picnic and Ballgame (TBA); and another CornHole Tournament October 24.  Men, there's a place for you in 2015, give the office a call for more information about the Friendship Men's Ministry.


Friday Night Fellowship is a blast; so, on February 6 blast your way through Laser Tag!  Then, March 27 students will go to a Toby Mac Concert.  Details from Pastor TJ, or on the Student Ministry bulletin board.  Also, parents, look for the information and registration documents for this year's "M-FUGE" summer trip, June 22-27.


The Ministry will prepare lunch for 250 men, women & children in a Baltimore shelter on the 3rd Saturday each month January 17, Februay 21 and March 21.  Help provide baked goodies to be taken, or join a team to take the meal.  Questions? Call the church office, or speak with Pastor John Hevey. 


Meeting at Devra Rivera's Sykesville home the 3rd Sunday each month to construct blankets, shawl's, etc. to be prayed over and given to a person experiencing an extended illness, or loss, or hospitalization.  Ladies, bring whatever you are working on and fellowship.  NEXT MEETING: April 12, 2:30-4:30pm.  At the April meeting, participants will be making neck pillows for those in cancer treatment or Hospice care.  Bring a bag of Poly Fill with you (stuffing for the next pillow).  If you don't plan to attend the Prayer Shawl meeting, know you can help by donating Poly Fill; just drop it in the office 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 SPRING 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 God Who Sends

Explore the Bible: The Minor Prophets of the Old Testament

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Young Adults (18-20 Something):  Jesus>Religion (DVD Study)

Bible Studies for Life:  "Like No Other: The Life of Christ" and "Like Glue: Making Relationships Stick"

Christianity, Cults & Religions (DVD Study)

Old Testament Survey

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:

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.


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

Adults: "Christian History Made Easy" with Pastor Mark Klimovitz 

Ladies Group:   "A woman Jesus Can Teach"

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