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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!

Our Identity in Christ: Preparation for Annual “State of the Church” Sermons

Feb 07, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Pastor Bob Vradenburgh You have probably heard the old adage: “the best way to detect counterfeit currency is to be thoroughly familiar with that which is genuine.” How true this is spiritually! In my next two Sunday sermons at Friendship, I will be issuing a major warning about several fashionable lies of Satan […]

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Testimonies of God’s “Sustaining Joy” Highlight Ladies Brunch

Jan 27, 2020, Church EventsGodly Living

More than 130 ladies gathered on January 18 for the “Joy in the Morning”-themed brunch to hear testimonies on how to tap into God’s boundless joy while waiting for morning to come. They swapped stories of God’s faithfulness over scones with clotted cream, fresh fruit, tea sandwiches, and twinkle lights. During the brunch, ladies heard […]

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Thanking God for America and a Timely Reminder about Socialism

Jan 23, 2020, News and Updates

Guest Post by Missionary Edgar Feghaly (used with permission) America is by far the greatest country on earth today. The freedom found in America is so unique that the whole world envies this country. If the United States opened its borders, the whole world would merge, including the Europeans, Russians, and Chinese. On my mission […]

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The Top Ten Books I Read in 2019

Jan 08, 2020, News and Updates

Written by Bob DeAngelo, Pastor of Youth and Outreach My love for reading (and more than that, for learning) took me through 55 books in 2019. I try to read a diversity of books – books on subjects such as theology, counseling practice, marriage, technology, and spiritual growth…but also books on history, politics, productivity, fiction, […]

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FBC Ladies to Gather Around the Table for “Joy in the Morning”

Jan 07, 2020, News and Updates

As we settle into new winter rhythms, the ladies’ ministry of Friendship Baptist Church is offering a time of fellowship and refreshment on January 18. “Sundays often don’t give us enough time to build deeper relationships with those we see every week,” said Ladies’ Ministry Director Heather Jones. “We hope this gives an opportunity for […]

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The Light at Christmas

Dec 20, 2019, News and Updates

Written by David McClain, Student Life Director of Friendship Christian School Light.  It is a key element of the Christmas season.  Candles in windows, bulbs on a tree, multi-colored, white, off-white, blinking, steady and shining; light is integral to Christmas.  In John 3:19, we read, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, […]

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The True Meaning of Christmas: A Friendship Kids Review

Dec 12, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Kris Wilder, Children’s Ministry Director A Friendship Kids Review It’s that time of year again! The big day is quickly approaching while the stress to be prepared is beginning to mount. Some are spending the weekends making sure they don’t forget anything, while others are procrastinating until the very last minute. Some will […]

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Handel’s Messiah

Dec 03, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Brent Brondyke, Music Pastor On December 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm the choir and orchestra of Friendship Baptist church will present George Frideric Handel’s choral masterwork, Messiah. Several notable aspects make the work itself and the undertaking remarkable and unique. Handel was born in Gemany in 1685, but moved to London in 1712 […]

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Contemplative Prayer: a Critique (Part One)

Sep 27, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Pastor Bob Vradenburgh, Senior Pastor If Satan cannot keep us from getting earnest about prayer, he will try to get us off on “rabbit trails” – or worse – spurious prayer! That’s what “contemplative prayer” (hereafter referred to as “c.p.”) is.  It sounds so spiritual!  Shouldn’t we contemplate God when we pray?  Yes! […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship Christian School

Sep 18, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Ric Nelson, Friendship Christian Head of School On Sunday September 8, 2019, Friendship Baptist Church celebrated her 54th anniversary. If you have never heard about the history of FBC, it is worth a read. We certainly do appreciate the faith and commitment of the charter members. This year was special for FBC. Its […]

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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.