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
Join us as we worship the King of Kings:
GOOD FRIDAY, 4/14, 7 P.M. and the Lord's Supper will be observed.
EASTER SUNDAY, 4/16, 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 A.M. Child Care for Infants thru Age 4. NO Sunday Groups meeting.
Please note: The Wed. Night Supper has been rescheduled to the first Wed., 4/5. Reservations will be made on Sunday, 4/2, using your bulletin insert, as usual.
The Comfort Dog Ministry is a "howling" success! If you are interested in having your "best friend" certified as a Therapy Dog and the 2 of you become part of this unique ministry, contact Lori Colson (FBCComfortdogs@aol.com). Registration deadline for the April 23 Sunday afternoon training sessions is April 9.
Students grades 6-12 will want to stay alert for more details on the following activities:
Student Hiking April 8 ... Student Service Project during Spring Break 4/13 ... Graduate Recognition 5/21 ... Midnight Breakfast 6/2
Several ministries would love to have you join them:
Children's Ministry: PromiseLand (both services) and Children's Worship at 11am are shorthanded b/c of growing numbers...Contact Laura Gulley, Children's Coordinator
Worship Arts Ministry is shouting out to the Lord of Hosts each week, & they'd love to add you to a platform team or behind the scenes...Give it a try by being a participant in the Easter Choir! Rehearsals each Wed., 7-8pm...Contact Julie Snyder, Worship Leader
Friendship Fellowship Team serves everyone a scrumptious meal once a month; the 2nd Wed. Lots of different roles to be filled in preparation for the hungry crowd...Contact Debbie Pickett
If you'd like to call the office for a short synopsis of each of the above, or for information on any number of the many ministry opportunites afforded at Friendship, give us a call @ 410 442-5506.
BREAKFAST: Never disappointing! A great time of fellowship, hot breakfast, and good conversation...Sat., March 25, 8a.m.
RETREAT: Another opportunity to enjoy the company of other men at the Skycroft Conference Center Friday, April 28-29. A program and meals/lodging. Sign Up and Payment of $90 for lodging, food, program, & paintball at the Welcome Desk in the foyer on Sundays in March.
Details, signup and payment in the foyer on Sundays April 2 & 9. Cost $8 per person: Tea & Scones, Sandwiches & accompaniment goodies, beverages & desserts, and program. Leaders: Barbara Miles & Claudia Purkey
The CLASS schedule of seminars 9:45-10:45am on Sundays, follows:
CLASS 101 "Discovering God's Family" for visitors and regular attendees...All about Friendship Church...If you're interested in membership this seminar is a must...Next 101 is March 19, 26 & April 2.
CLASS 201 "Discovering Spiritual Maturity" explores 5 healthy spiritual habits to cultivate throughout your life...Next 201 is April 9, 23, 30 & May 7.
CLASS 301 "Discovering My Ministry" explores how God has uniquely designed you for service in His Kingdom...Next 301 is May 14, 21, 28 & June 4.
Questions? Contact any pastor.
The ladies will be gathering at Claudia Purkey's home to prepare chocolate treats for the Spring Break in Sykesville Love Loud event. Call the office with questions.
Bring your family and friends for this free event at Cooper Park! Lots of music, food, puppet show, petting zoo, and new this year Corn Hole Tournament!
Join us for a morning of reflection, prayer & praise beginning with breakfast, followed by viewing the live stream of the National Prayer Service in Washington, D.C. . We will conclude our time together with a Concert of Praise. Questions? Contact Pastor Mark Klimovitz.
Parents, as part of the Friendship family of God you are invited to dedicate to rearing your child in the ways of the Lord. The service is for infants through age 4. Details will be in the Sunday bulletins.
YOU DID IT ! Parents & family & friends want to recognize your accomplishment so set aside this special Sunday. Details soon.
There will be 50+ folk will be the hands of Jesus while sharing His Gospel in many different ways this summer! Look for these special services:
X-FUGE Camp...Students on mission in Philadelphia, PA...Service Sunday, June 11, 11am
2 Commissioning Services on Sunday, July 9, 11am:
Volunteers to the San Francisco area...Assisting retired missionaries Andrew & Connie Flagg with their new Hispanic church; The Refuge...AND, Volunteers headed to Jamaica to work with the Northeastern Missionary Conference to conduct residential summer camps for children.
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 leading the Clubs. Questions? Contact the 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 and speak with Laura Gulley or Cheryl Clymer (Tues & Thurs).
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: Meeting the 1st Saturday each month April - 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. Donations are requested, but not required, to help offset work book costs. A detailed brochure is available at the Welcome Desk, or by calling the church office. Here are the SPRING topics:
The Gospel Project: The Rescue Begins
Explore the Bible: Matthew 14-28
What on Earth did Jesus Say? Observing His Interaction with Others
Bible Studies for Life: (1) Victory and (2) Identity: My Life of Faith
Disciples Path--The Journey Semester 2
Echoes of the Reformation: Five Truths that shape the Christian Life
House or Home: God's Blueprint for Biblical Parenting by Chip Ingram
Questions? Contact Pastor Mark Klimovitz at the church office
GROUPS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY: Wednesday, 6:45- 8:00 PM
Adults: Read the Bible for Life (donation $9)
Ladies Group: Entrusted, A Study of 2 Timothy (donation $9)
Men's Group: Various Topics
Children: PromiseLand Nursery for infants through age 2
AWANA Clubs for age 3 - gr. 5
Students (gr. 6-12) The Red Sea Rules
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 are 7 groups meeting not only for interesting topical studies & dicussions, but to make friends and cultivate new relationships. This FALL all groups will be discussing "The Battle Plan for Prayer". 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.