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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!


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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A Book I Think You Should Read – Gods at War by Kyle Idleman

Jun 18, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Bob DeAngelo, Pastor of Youth and Outreach I live in North Carolina’s capital city, the beautiful city of Raleigh.  When I moved here around 19 years ago, Kelly and I had fun learning and getting familiar with our new city and a part of the country that was brand new to us.  Like […]

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Friendship Kids at Home: The Story Continues

May 28, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Kris Wilder, Children’s Ministry Director “Your church will not be able to meet for over two months…” If you would have said this to me at the beginning of the year, I would have called you crazy. Though these past few months have been much different than anything we’ve experienced before, I am […]

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What Is a Virtual Choir?

May 03, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Brent Brondyke, Music Pastor Several weeks ago (whew, that sounds weird to say!) someone suggested that I consider doing a “virtual choir” with the FBC Choir. I was very familiar with the concept, not just because the internet is exploding with these “let’s be together while we’re apart” projects. Nine years ago I […]

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When Women Pray Together

Apr 23, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Bev Jepson and Anita Cheung, FBC Church Members Psalm 34:3 “O Magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.” April 27th marks the first anniversary of our Saturday morning Ladies Prayer Meetings! It hardly seems possible that a whole year has gone by. For those of you that have […]

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Lockdown Tips: 34 Ideas…That You CAN Do in a Weird World

Apr 06, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Bob DeAngelo, Pastor of Youth and Outreach Have you ever had the wind knocked out of you? What a HORRIBLE feeling! You have absorbed a blow to the stomach, and you feel as if you can’t breathe. You are going to be okay, but you need to take a few minutes to allow […]

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Winter in Spring

Apr 02, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Brent Brondyke, Music Pastor I like the outdoors, generally. Having grown up in the country, and also having become involved in endurance sports in middle age, I find many enjoyable experiences and also many memories while observing God’s creation first-hand. Quite often a sight, sound, or smell will trigger strong emotions caused by […]

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Praying Through a Pandemic

Mar 21, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Pastor Bob Vradenburgh Never perhaps since Sept. 11, 2001, has there been such a keen sense of need for prayer as at the present.  The COVID-19 pandemic crisis keeps escalating daily.  People are scared.  The lives of many are put on hold. School is out.  Businesses are being shuttered and employees furloughed.  Grocery […]

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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.