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Friendship Church 2012

Friendship Baptist Church

of Forsyth County, Inc.

Established in 1840

Cumming, GA

Friendship Is Reaching Out

Pastor: Rev. Ricky Byrd

Bible LIFE Groups each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Worship Service each Sunday at 11 a.m. There are classes for all ages.

Glory Bound Bus Ministry goes on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Join us in Bible LIFE Groups (Sunday School) and for Worship Services. There are groups for all ages. You will be blessed.

Friendship has a Facebook page to keep everyone updated about events happening at Friendship. You also can see pictures of different events that are happening at Friendship. You will find videos of special singing on most Sundays as well. Even if you are not a Facebook member, you should be able to see this page at Friendship Face Book

All Wednesday night activities will begin again on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, beginning with a meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by youth choir practice and adult Bible study taught by our Pastor Ricky Byrd at 6:30. Beginning at 7:15 p.m. the Youth divide up into their age groups for Bible Study and activities. There are Mission Friends for the little ones, GAs and RAs for the elementary age children, middle age, high school age, and college age groups. Meanwhile, there is a Bible Study for adults taught by Rev. Scott Wilbanks and Adult Choir practice led by our Choir Director Michelle Pirkle. All groups meet together around 8:15 for prayer and dismissal. In other words, there is something for all ages on Wednesday nights at Friendship.

Our Annual "Singing under the Stars" is planned for Saturday evening, August 27, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Joymasters and Liberty will be our guest singers. Please join us for a wonderful evening of praising our Lord in song.

Fall Ladies Bible Study will begin on Tuesday evening, September 6, led by Wanda Harris and on Wednesday, September 7, led by Sharon Purcell. We will be doing the "Entrusted" study by Beth Moore. For more information to order your study books, please see Wanda or Sharon. These studies are very special to the ladies who attend. Please join us for these studies.

Our annual Georgia Baptist Children's Homes Truck Loading project is in progress right now. Please bring your donations to Friendship by Sunday, September 25. They will be carried to the Hightower Association Meeting at Oak Grove Baptist Church on September 28. What is needed by Hightower churches to carry? Scalloped & Augratin Potatoes, Peanut Butter, Ramen Noodles, Canned Fruit- pineapple & peaches, and Cleaning Products and Gift Cards.

Friendship WMU will once again sponsor a collection for Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia this fall. More details will follow.

Friendship will hold its annual Pastor Appreciation Day on Sunday, October 9, 2016, which is also our Sunday to hold Communion services. There will be a lunch with our pastor following the 11 a.m. Worship Service and Communion.

The Hightower Association will hold October Harvest Community Revival at Concord Baptist Church on October 9-12, 2016, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. There will be a Mass Choir singing on Sunday Evening and Tuesday Evening, Liberty will sing on Monday Evening, and Youth Services will be on Wednesday evening. All churches in our area are asked to come together for this revival. Please especially invite your friends who do not know Jesus as their Savior.

Friendship has been asked to host the Annual Hightower Association WMU Meeting on Monday evening, October 17. More detail will follow about this.

Upcoming Super Seniors meetings will be on Tuesday, September 13 and October 4, and on Thursday, November 17, and Tuesday, December 13, in the new Senior Center, beginning at 12 noon. All Seniors in our communities and church are invited to attend. See our new link on left for pictures from last sessions.

Summer 2016 Highlights at Friendship Baptist Church!!! Our God is Awesome! What a wonderful summer that we have had at Friendship since May. Souls were saved on last evening of Youth Services, at Vacation Bible School, and at our Summer Revival. Dr. Eddy Martin was our guest preacher during our revival. Friendship WMU had a Ladies Tea, made about 1700 Bags of Love to feed youth this summer, and held our annual Ladies Night Out meeting with Nikki Shaw as our guest speaker and Michelle Pirkle and Olivia Anderson providing our music. The Youth participated in the July 4th Parade inviting people to attend our summer revival and held our first elementary age youth rally. An even more exciting event happened in June when about 30 Friendship Youth and Adults including our Pastor went on a Mission Trip with World Changers to Ft. Pierce, FL. Every one who attended this event were changed. Another big event of the summer was the start of a "Super Senior Group" at Friendship. Seniors of all ages have met twice in our new Senior Center which was the old fellowship hall at Friendship. We can't wait to see what all God is going to do through this group of Seniors. In August, our Pastor, Rev Ricky Byrd, and Dr. Scott Gilbert went on an international mission trip to El Salvador to teach classes and preach. This was another life changing time for our pastor. Church Family Retreat was once again held at Georgia Baptist Assembly in Toccoa, GA, in July with 50 people attending and we had a wonderful time. Our Brotherhood sponsored our annual "Run for the Son Car Show" which has become a charity event to help families in need of financial help as well as this year two church groups. We had around 90 cars entered on this beautiful August day.

Friendship is located at 2250 Friendship Circle just west of Sawnee Elementary School and off Canton Highway (GA Hwy 20). Mailing address is: P O Box 3180, Cumming, GA 30028 and phone number is 770-887-8844

Contact Janice Tallant at or Rev. Ricky Byrd at for more information.