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Updates & Articles News & Blog: FBC

Welcome to the Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) blog! Here, you will find up-to-date posts on our latest church news, interesting articles related to the Christian faith, explanations of common key doctrinal questions, and more. Be sure to check back with us regularly to see our very latest posts!

Ambassadors for Christ

Feb 02, 2021, News and Updates

Written by Thomas Bluemling What is it that drives Christians to spend themselves completely for the sake of Christ?  What is it that provokes missionaries to exchange their lives of relative comfort for the hardships and dangers of foreign lands?  What is it that compels us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Christ?  The answer […]

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The Top 15 Books I Read in 2020

Jan 26, 2021, News and Updates

Written by Pastor DeAngelo In 2020, I read 65 books (finishing the 65th book on December 31st!). I am a pastor (and now also a student pursuing his Doctor of Ministry), so I will read theology, but I work to read a variety of content. This year, that variety included history, health, sports, biography, psychology, […]

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What is God trying to tell us right now?

Jan 08, 2021, News and Updates

written by Pastor Bob Vradenburgh I would like to encourage you in the face of all the discouraging news with which we are being bombarded in our country right now.  Courage and honesty in high places are in short supply.  A Marxist revolution is unfolding before our eyes.  Freedom of the press is a myth. […]

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Reflecting the Son’s Light!

Dec 22, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Dr. Ric Nelson, FCS Head of School Every morning before the sun comes up, Milo (our 10lb Shorkie) takes me for a walk in the neighborhood. He pulls me along on a leash sniffing everything like he is noticing this same sidewalk for the first time. Almost without fail as I walk I […]

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Christmas Gift Guide: Books for Kids

Dec 17, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Kris Wilder, Student Ministries Director Christmas lights, Christmas trees, Christmas music, and Christmas presents… As a young child, these Christmas traditions made the month of December a most glorious time of year. Now as an adult, though I still enjoy the nostalgia that surrounds many of these traditions, I have found that our […]

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Friendship Ladies Gather to Focus on Gratitude

Dec 15, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Erica Baldwin “Gratitude unleashes the freedom to live content in the moment, rather than being anxious about the future or regretting the past,” Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth writes in her book Choosing Gratitude. In a year when toilet paper supplies are low, gratitude was overflowing for the ladies of Friendship who gathered last […]

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Christmas at Friendship

Dec 09, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Brent Brondyke, Music Pastor “Christmas at Friendship” is the title of our choir and orchestra Christmas program presented this Sunday, December 13, at 11:00 am and 6:30 pm. It will be a wonderful celebration of the incarnation of our Savior. The program includes singing, playing, Scripture, and a message from our Pastor. All […]

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Summer Camp Lessons for Everyday Life

Aug 19, 2020, Godly Living

Written by Kris Wilder, Children’s Ministry Director The summer camp week is over. Your heart is full. God feels near. Temptation lacks its usual power. You want this to last forever. Life at home returns. Your heart is confused. God feels distant. Temptation’s power is strong. The spiritual momentum lasted a few short weeks. Though […]

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Hopeful Thoughts in an Unprecedented Time

Jul 27, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Thomas Bluemling, FBC Church Member As I look at the things which are going on in the world, I am tempted, like many Christians, to focus my attention on worrying.  I am tempted to engage my mind to be completely preoccupied with what is happening and what might happen.  So I would like to stir […]

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Love Your City

Written by Brent Brondyke, Music Pastor If you have attended or watched any of our services over the last few months, you have heard about the “Love Your City” project with which we have been involved since early April. In partnership with the Raleigh Dream Center, we have distributed around 7100 school lunches. Pastor Jan […]

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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.