Faces of Friendship: Kathy Waters – An Unlikely but Willing Servant

Dec 05, 2018, News and Updates

Kathy Waters’s operatic soprano voice sends a hush over the congregation when she approaches the podium to sing. She bathes her song choices in prayer, saying “He knows” what people need when they are ministered to in song. “I don’t like to perform,” Kathy explained. “But to minister is a different thing altogether.” In addition to […]

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Leaving a Mark

Nov 27, 2018, News and Updates

Okay, I’ll admit it, this is by far one of my favorite times of the year. Football games that start to really matter, basketball season begins, cool weather blows in, Thanksgiving with family, Christmas music starts, and just the whole thing – except cider – I can’t stand cider, but one of my favorite parts […]

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Hey, What’s Your Story?

Nov 15, 2018, News and Updates

Recently, our church enjoyed a day with Jeff Diedrich. Jeff is a pastor in Pennsylvania. One of his main ministry responsibilities for his church is discipleship coordination and over-sight. It was a great day of being challenged and reminded about God’s task for us, making disciples. As a theme for our “Grow Day,” this was […]

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The Work of the Holy Spirit upon Unbelievers

Oct 31, 2018, News and Updates

Some of the most misunderstood and misapplied verses in the Bible are Jesus’ words to His disciples recorded in John 16:7-11. This passage contains an amazing promise about the future ministry of the Holy Spirit upon unbelievers (the “world”). These words must be understood in light of what Jesus had just said in 14:17. “Even […]

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Disciple Making…It Helps to Know Where You’re Going!

Oct 23, 2018, News and Updates

I love Google Maps. You simply take your phone, type in where you want to go, and the app guides you step by step in how to get there! The only requirement for it to work…is that you must know where you are going. At Friendship Baptist Church over the last year, we have prayerfully […]

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FBC Ladies – Regional Cookie Exchange

Oct 17, 2018, News and Updates

The FBC Ladies Regional Cookie Exchange is coming up, but some are still wondering, “What is a Cookie Exchange?” If you search the internet, you will find many variations for cookie exchange parties.  I like Martha Stewart’s definition the best:   “Invite a (small) group of friends, and have each person make enough of one kind of cookie […]

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How Uber Has Shown Me Christ

Oct 02, 2018, News and Updates

“Did you see the latest school shooting? My grandson just started middle-school and it scares me to death. How do we stop this stuff? What’s the answer?” This was the conversation a retired army veteran and proud grandfather wanted to have with me after hearing that I was a part-time teacher. It only took about […]

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Dropping a Rock in the Shoe of a Jehovah’s Witness

Sep 25, 2018, News and Updates

It was a Saturday morning this past summer. I had just put on my running gear for a three and a half mile run and stepped out the front door, when I saw them – a grown man, a middle school-ish aged young man, and a young girl. They were all dressed nicely, and they […]

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The Missing Ingredient – Love

Sep 18, 2018, News and Updates

What if someone told you that in evaluating your life, the missing ingredient was love? Would that be tough to hear? Would it be tough to admit? Would it be tough to wrestle with? Well, the words of Scripture, in this case, would offer you little comfort, as a succinct paraphrase of I Corinthians 13:1-3 […]

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When Men Study God’s Word Together

Sep 11, 2018, News and Updates

Something happens when men study God’s Word together!  That was the thought that gripped my heart when I saw more than 50 men gather at Friendship last Monday night. They were present for an informational meeting about the first-ever weeknight men’s Bible study in our church. We know that there is power in united prayer. […]

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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.