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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

Friendship Baptist Church of Forsyth County wishes each of you a very Merry Christmas. May God bless each of you this Christmas. We hope that you were able to attend one of the 4 Live Nativity Christmas Programs that were sponsored by all the Wednesday Evening Youth Groups and the Adult Choir. The High School and College Groups worked very hard on the sets to help us go back to when Baby Jesus was born. What about those two angels up in the sky at the finale! It was beautiful. Please look on our Facebook page for pictures and video clips of the program. The Friendship WMU warmed the bodies with some hot chocolate or coffee and cookies after each program.

We will hold Worship Service on Sunday, December 25, 2016, Christmas Day at 10 a.m. We will not have our Bible LIFE Groups on Christmas morning. Please join us while we celebrate Jesus' birthday on HIS Birthday!

There will be no Wednesday Night activities again until January 11, 2017.

Here are just a few other mission activities that our church has been involved in this late fall. The Pathfinders Class hosted another American Red Cross Blood Drive on November 5 and collected 37 units of blood to help approximately 111 patients. Our youth and their leaders worked at least two evenings at Operation Christmas Child warehouse packing Christmas shoe boxes that will be shipped around the world. They worked hard and received many blessings. Volunteers from our church bought Christmas gifts for about 40 children who had registered at the Hightower Food/Clothing Bank. Friendship is still very involved in working at the Food and Clothing Bank each second Saturday of each month. The Youth carried out about 50 Thanksgiving Baskets this year to help bring a little joy into some homes. Also, the individual groups of the church have enjoyed Christmas dinners also. The Pathfinders Class delivered around 120 fruit baskets to seniors of the church and community on the first weekend of the month. There are so many ways that we can serve our Lord. Friendship is blessed to have willing hearts.

Our Super Seniors meetings have continued to meet in our new Senior Center, beginning at 12 noon. We will be submitting the 2017 proposed Super Senior meetings soon. Next meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017, 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.

All Wednesday night activities began 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. In other words, there is something for all ages on Wednesday nights at Friendship.

A few of our Fall Highlights of 2016. Friendship WMU sponsored a collection of Backpacks for Appalachian Christmas. We were blessed to add our 42 backpacks to the total of 664 backpacks collected at the Annual Hightower Association WMU Meeting that was held on October 17, 2016 at Friendship. The Christian Index has posted that Georgia Baptist Convention is delivering almost 33,000 Backpacks to Kentucky, Tennessee, and other parts of the Appalachian. Some of the Backpacks were delivered to those who had lost homes in the Gatlinburg/Sevier County Tennessee area. We wish to thank all those who helped in this mission. There were nearly 150 ladies and their pastoral families who attended the fall WMU meeting. We were very blessed to have Dr. Brenda Kowalske, missionary in Uganda, as our Missionary speaker for the evening and Sue Smith as our WMU Guest Speaker on October 17, 2016. The Friendship WMU would like to also thank each of you who supported the Lottie Moon Week of Prayer and Offering on December 11. We have collected around $2400 to be sent to Georgia Baptist Convention for foreign missions.

The Hightower Association held October Harvest Community Revival at Concord Baptist Church on October 9-12, 2016. Many blessings were received with great preaching and heavenly singing.

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 janicetallant@yahoo.com or Rev. Ricky Byrd at pastor.rbyrd@icloud.com for more information.