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  August 2016  
This Week's Events


Young Adults Connections (18-20 something), 6:30pm
Meeting each Sunday at the home of Mike & Terri Jones, Sykesville
Adult Connections Group 6:30pm
Fulton, Westminster, 410 259-0553
Christian Life And Service Seminar 301
Discovering My Ministry 4 consecutive Sundays


Adult Connections Group 7pm
Vic & Ruth Brunner, Sykesville (410 795-3079)
Adult Connections Group 7pm
Sykesville home Vic & Ruth Brunner
Men's Connections Group
7:00 PM
Meets Off Campus
Contact Ken Simms 410 549-2231
Adult Connections Group
7:30 PM
Hargests, Sykesville, 410 795-0955


Adult Connections Group, 7pm
Miles, Marriottsville, 410 549-1087


Mid-week @ Friendship
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Classes & Activities for the Family

Contact Church Office 410-442-5506



Adult Connections Group, 7:30pm
Stinchcomb, Thursdays, Sykesville, 410 552-3516


Prayer Ministry Hosts Intercessory Prayer
Each Friday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm @ church
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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
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

John and Sandy Kendrick will be leading this ministry to the elderly residents at Angel's Touch, W. Friendship.  It's a wonderful family outreach opportunity.  Meet at Angel's Touch.  Upcoming Sundays 2-3:00pm:  Sept. 18 . . . Oct. 16 . . . Nov. 20.   

PROMOTION SUNDAY, PK 4-Grade 12, Aug. 28, 9:45am
AWANA CLUBS BEGIN Wed., Sept. 7, 6:45-8:00pm

Another fun-filled, spiritual adventure each Wed. during the school yearfor PK 3-5 (Cubbies); 2nd Grade (Sparks); 3rd & 4th Grades (Ultimate Adventure); and, 5th Grade Ultimate Challenge.  Pickup a brochure at the Welcome Desk.  NEW this year...ON-LINE REGISTRATION is available!  You're already on the web page so click the "Event Registration" tab and proceed to register each child.  Commander Tracy Kent is returning to lead the Clubs.

EXPERIENCE & TASTE Our Free Sundays!

Plan to Stop By and Visit on Sunday, Sept. 11.  After you experience and taste a worship service (8:30 or 11:00) you will have the opportunity to experience and taste FREE SweetFrog sundaes.  SweetFrog will be serving their delicios sundaes from 9:30-10:00 a.m. and again from 12:00-12:30pm.  DON'T LEAVE OUT FAMILY & FRIENDS on this Sunday.  Let's shoot for high attendance at our worship services; sweet!

WOMEN'S RETREAT - Fri 9/30 & Sat 10/1

Ladies, check out all the details about this overnight, local excusion.   "Lavendar Springs Spa" for ladies 18 yrs old and up at the Circle D Farm on Carrs Mill Rd., Woodbine.  Early Bird registration is Sun. 8/14 and 8/21, cost $60.  Final Registration 8/28 and 9/4, cost $65 per person.   Details in the Sunday bulletins.


"Discovering My Ministry" a study of how God has equipped you to serve others in His Kingdom.  Led by Pastor John Hevey.  Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, August 21 - September 11.  Questions? Call the 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.


While we are seeking a new Student Ministry Pastor, please contact the office with your questions.

United Year Kickoff Cookout and Water Games!  All youth families 6-12th including upcoming 6th graders are invited to kickoff Friday Night Fellowship on August 26, 7:00 - 9:30pm @ church.  Wear clothes to get wet and dirty (dark t-shirt, shorts).  Bring a full change of clothes and a towel. Also bring any fun water toys you may have (ie. squirt or soaker guns, balloons, bubble fun kits, etc.).  RSVP to Connie Blair by Wed., 8/24.


POWER KIDZ KAMP Wed., 6:45 - 8:00pm

POWER KIDZ KAMP for age 3 - grade 5 kids!  Register your child on Wed. night.  Questions? Call the church office and speak with Laura Gulley, Office Assistant.


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 Prayer Ministry Leader, Connie Blair, or the church office.

MONTHLY PRAYER WALKING:  Meet at church 10am on the 1st Saturday each month until September.  Questions? Call the church office.  Coordinator: Carol Reed.


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 SUMMER topics:

The Gospel Project: The Promised Land

Explore the Bible:  1 Samuel

Bible Studies for Life: My Life in God's Kingdom & Re-Finance: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Money Mgmt.

The Tabernacle

The Battle Plan for Prayer

The Mind of Christ

Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel

NEW Topics for FALL Semester begin Sunday, Sept. 18.

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: Does God Exist?  Combined adult and student class (gr 6-12)

Men's Group:  A Man and His Story (workbook donation $12)

Children:  PromiseLand Nursery for infants through age 2

Power Kidz Kamp (PKK) for age 3 - gr. 5

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