Love with Boots On: Missions Trip to Brooklyn

During Spring Break, thirteen people headed up to Brooklyn, New York to help at Bay Ridge Baptist Church.

You may ask, “Why would someone want to spend almost a week away from their family, use up a whole week of vacation, and be in Brooklyn—a city that you wouldn’t necessarily consider to be the safest place to be?”

Well, the short answer is that we love the Lord!

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My Brother’s Keeper: The Call to Missions Beyond Familiar Faces

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Every man for himself!”

I’ve said this jokingly after disturbing a bee’s nest and many other times when self preservation quickly became my top priority.

Since the beginning of time, man has been tempted to look out for himself at the neglect of others. In Genesis 4, God asks Cain, “Where is Abel thy brother?” to which Cain replies, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Perhaps surprising to Cain, the answer is and continues to be a resounding “yes!”

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Coming Home to Bethlehem: A Christmas Musical

What if the story of the prodigal son and the Christmas story got together? Our 2023 Christmas musical, “Coming Home to Bethlehem” provides at least a possible answer to that question.

An original drama set in Bethlehem, PA is matched with sparkling music presented by the choirs and orchestra of Friendship Baptist Church to tell a story of rebellion, hurt, longing, waiting, and redemption.

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We Need the Word—Together

The culmination event of our FBC Ladies’ Anchored in the Word series began on a blustery Friday evening a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a sneak-peek at some of the incredible truths from God’s Word that Kelly Collier so kindly shared with us (these are just the highlights—we learned so much in just 2 days)…

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Are Beautiful, Ornate Cathedrals Detrimental to the Gospel?

As tourists travel to a destination, they often plan to visit specific sites in that region or city. It’s common for these travelers to explore one of the magnificent cathedrals in that city. 

But do those cathedrals point people to the powerful and loving God, or do they muffle and confuse people when it comes to how they see God?

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Five Ways to Pray for the New School Year

Cultivating a Christ-centered life begins at home, and Friendship Christian School comes alongside families to help our kids learn about Christ, love like Christ, and serve like Christ all for His glory. As the first day of school approaches, use this guide for five ways to pray for the new school year.

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Prayer, Unity, and Fellowship: ARCH Fellowship Highlights

How would I describe the ARCH young adults fellowship? Familiar faces mingled with new. Warm greetings and introductions. Genuine love. This fellowship has quickly become one of the highlights of my summer…

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Planting Seeds and Building Bridges: Vacation Bible School

When I was little—and even now—I looked forward to the summer. The school year was officially over. It was time for vacations and a time to forget about school. I was anxious to play outside with my neighbors, to head out on a special trip with my family, or to finally get a chance to spend the night at my cousin’s or my grandparents’ house. It was a time of relaxation from schedules—a time to decompress….

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Anchored in the Word of God

What are some words that come to mind when you hear the word anchored? I’ve thought of some synonyms: steadfast, stable, grounded, steady, secure, firm, unwavering, and sure. And I can’t think of a better place to find those things for life than in God’s Word.

Intentionally or not, you are a theologian. But what do we mean by that?

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A Recap from Our Week with the Coffey Ministry Team

We were privileged to have the Coffey Ministry Team with us Sunday through Wednesday. We worshiped. We heard powerful truth from Scripture. We were convicted. We prayed. And we were reminded of God’s grace time and time again.

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About Friendship Baptist Church

Our purpose is to make much of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel through the preaching of His Word and the making of disciples. At Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) we teach the Bible in order to facilitate spiritual growth in all of God’s people and to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship. God has graciously used Friendship to further His work both locally and across the globe since 1965.