Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In memory of Elmo Cannon

Mr. Elmo Cannon's memorial service will be  held at the church on January 9,2009 at 3:30pm. 

Monday, December 22, 2008

Alberta McClawhorn

Alberta McClawhorn's funeral will be at 10 am, Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at Friendship Bible Church. 

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Special Christmas Offering/Great Commission Fund

Envelopes for this special offering will be in the bulletin this week. We'll collect through out the month and final collection will be December 28th. Pray and see what the Lord would have you give to our missionaries around the world. 

Children's choir

Children participating in our Christmas choir need to meet Dec 7 in the sanctuary at 5:15pm. The children will be singing in the morning service on Dec 14th. They will also be singing in the Christmas choir Dec 21. Dress for this program can be any combination of black and white. We will be having a full rehearsal on Dec 20th at 7pm. 

Candlelight service

There will be a candlelight service on Sunday, December 21, at 6:00pm. 

Christmas Tea

Just a reminder the girl's Christmas tea party is December 13th at 10:30am-12:00pm. The time on the invitation is in correct. Tea sets are needed to use at the party, if you can help please contact Alicia Parramore. The tea party is for all girls ages 3 to 6th grade. 

Sunday, November 30, 2008

You're Invited!

to attend
Friendship Bible Church's
Christmas Cantata
December 21, 2008
at 10:30am

Friday, November 21, 2008

Widow/Widower Dinner

The Alliance men, invite all widows and widowers to enjoy a special Christmas dinner on Sunday Decemeber 7th, at 4pm in the fellowship hall. If you would like to attend please sign up the sheet in the foyer.

Thank you

Thank you to all  who so generously donated pill organizers for the Ukrainian AIDS outreach. They will be very useful for the patients and will also remind them that people care about them. 

Christmas Choir

The FBC choir will be presenting their Christmas program on December 21, at 10:30am. Why not invite your friends and family to join us for this special program.

Christmas Celebration

The FBC family is invited to celebrate a Christmas meal together, following the morning service on Sunday, December 14th. You are asked to bring a covered dish and share lunch together in the fellowship hall. 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

LAM Food Drive

We will continue to collect non perishable food items for LAM. Pleasedrop off your items and paper bags on the table provided in the foyer. We have collected 206 items for the month of November. Thanks to everyone for their generosity. Lam expressed much appreciation for the food dropped off so far. 

Music and Social Night

Next Sunday evening, Nov. 23rd, will be a special night of Friendship Bible's own talent. There will be quartets, solos, and instramentalists. We will conclude the evening with a social hour in the fellowship hall. You are asked to bring your favorite soup to share. 

Thank You

The family of Kathleen Joan Kuntz would like to express their tremendous gratitude Pastor Paul and Lynn Coleman and the entire Friendship Bible Church Family. The passing of a loved one is at times unbearable, but with the lovingkindness and care the church provided to our family during this difficult time made all the difference in the world. We cannot thank you enough, and we know in our hearts she thanks you all too. ...Will, Colleen, Lori and our family...

Friday, November 7, 2008


Park of the Palms is offerin a pre-holiday sale in the Gifts and Collectible shop at 217 Maranatha Street. Handmade craft items from India are among the popular choices at extremely reasonable prices. The retail shop is a delight for those looking for antiques and bargains. You are invited to take advantage of this sale , Nov 20th, from 10am-2pm

Christmas Tea Party at Friendship Bible Church

All girls ages 3 through 6th grade are invited to attend a Christmas tea party on Saturday, Dec. 13th. at 10:30am. Volunteers are needed to help with this party. We also need to borrow tea sets. If you can help in anyway, please contact Alicia Parramore. 

Food Drive deadline

We are extending the Lake Area Ministries Food  Drive through Christmas. Please brin what you can and leave items on the table provided in the foyer. Also there is always a need for paper bags at LAM. We appreciate your help in this. 

OCC Shoeboxes

Sunday, Nov 23, will be the dedication of the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. There are empty shoeboxes in the foyer if you need one to fill. 

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

Just a friendly reminder to bring your operation Christmas child shoeboxes into the church on or before Nov 17. For a complete list of items please see the flyers in the foyer. 

Prayers and Sympathy

Our prayers and sympathy go out to Wilbur Kuntz, and daughters, Coleen and Lori, in the passing of their wife and mother, Kathleen. Memorial services were held at Friendship on Thursday, Oct. 30. 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ministry Opportunity

Pill containers needed...Jim and Liz Baker are working with people who are infected with the aids virus in the Ukraine. They need the large pill size containers for these patients. Bob & Joyce Baker will be traveling to the Ukraine in November and will deliver the boxes. If you can help, please see Bob or Joyce Baker. 
Thank you.

It's a baby girl!

Congratulations to Joe and Judy Knapp on the birth of their granddaughter born October 16th. Her parents are David and Pamela Knapp, missionaries serving in Costa Rica. 

Saturday, October 18, 2008

American Heritage Girls

We had our 3rd American Heritage Girls meeting at Friendship Bible Church this past Thursday. We meet every Thursday at 6:15pm. 

We started our meetings as usual with the AHG pledge, the pledge alligence to the United States of America flag, song and prayer. The girls have already learned their American Heritage Girls pledge after only 3 meetings. 
Miss Linda and the older girls made clay model volcanos. To go along with our series on geology. The hands on activities keep the girls interested. 

It's Rachel Crawford's turn to stir the pot, while Kristen Conger waits for her turn. The girls took turns stirring the homemade clay made with baking soda and some other ingredients. 
Miss Linda taught the girls about about the 3 kinds of volcanos. She also brought a jar of real volcano ash in a jar for the girls to pass around and see. 

Please join us and bring your daughter next Thursday at Friendship Bible Church (473-2713) at 6:15pm. Our meetings end approximately at 8:00pm. 

Thursday, October 16, 2008

An Alliance Men Reminder

The men's retreat at Lake Swan Camp will be the weekend of October 31-November 2. For more information, check out the brochures in the lobby. Or Contact Lake Swan Camp, 475-2828, or for reservations. 


Thank you to you church family for your many thoughts and prayers during the illness and home going of our father, Ed Lugo. All memorial gifts are to be given to the Great Commission Fund in memory of Mr. Ed Lugo. We appreciate all of you at Friendship Bible... 
Ray & Sandy Lugo and Family

Food Drive

Our church will be collecting non-perishable foods to be distributed to needy families through Lake Area Ministries. There is an enormous need for food at this time. The shelves at LAM are very low. If you would like to help, please bring items and leave them on or under the table provided in the foyer. Also, remember to ask for paper bags when you purchase groceries and please bring those to LAM for distribution. Thank you. 


If you want to grow in your spiritual journey and stay informed about the progress of Christ's church in our neighborhoods and our nations, you are strongly urged to Subscribe to Alliance Life magazine. If you have any questions please call the church office. Order forms are on the gift table. 

Just a reminder...Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to make a meal for the youth once a month on Wednesday nights from Nov. to June. A simple meal such as spaghetti, pizza, tacos, etc...Please see Jeff Kirtley if you can help with these meals. 

Reformation Day

On Friday, October 31st, at 7:00pm,  the church will be having a Reformation Day party! It will be in the sanctuary and fellowship hall. All are welcome. Please bring light refreshments to share. 

Bible Verse of the Day

Now you can get a daily Bible verse of the day right here. We also have a new Bible study tools feature. 

Friday, October 3, 2008

Just a reminder...

Alliance Men's retreat at Lake Swan Camp...The weekend begins October 31, Friday and ends Sunday November 1.   For more information check out the borchures in the lobby. To contact Lake Swan Camp, 352-473-2828, or for reservations. 


Volunteers are needed in several different areas of Lake Area Minitries. The areas are coordinators, phone volunteers, day workers and volunteers drivers. Please read the letter that is posted on the bulletin board for more information. 

Operation Christmas Child

This Christmas you can share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with a needy child in a country like Uganda or El Salvador by using a simple shoe box. Operation Christmas child is an easy missions project that every member and family can participate in by bringing a gift filled shoe box to the church in the next few weeks. Complete details are outlined in the Operation Christmas child brochure. Please bring your packed shoe boxes to the church on or before November 17th. Thank you. 

Homeschool Playdate

On the third Thursday of each month our homeschooling families will meet @ 11am - 1pm. This is an opportunity for them to gather together, let the children play, fellowship with one another and use our facilities. Please bring a brown bag lunch for everyone in your family. 

New Office Hours at the church

Starting Friday October 10th the church office will be closed on Fridays. This change reflects a change in Pastor Coleman's days off. Instead of being Thursday and Saturday, the new days are Friday and Saturday. Also note that all announcements for the bulletin should be the office by Thursday morning. 
Congratulations to Kevin and Lisa Bell on the birth of their son, Aiden Thomas Bell. He was born October 1st, and weighs 6 lbs. 15 oz, 21 inches long. 

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lake Swan Work Day

Oct 3-4, Friday and Saturday. For more information please see Tim Huggins. 


AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS meetings will be starting Oct 2, see Jacqui Coleman with questions. 

Volunteers Needed...

to make a meal for youth once a month on Wednesday nights for November thru June. A simple meal such as spaghetti, tacos, pizza, etc. Please see Jeff Kirtley if you can help with these meals. Thank you. 

Friday, September 19, 2008


The ladies retreat has been rescheduled for the weekend of Oct 2-4. If you are interested in going please contact  Cathy Burkhardt. 

It's a girl...

Congratulations to Jack and Wanda Blank on the birth of their granddaughter, Sylvia Maetopa Bald, born September 16th, in Brookline, NY. 

Friday, September 12, 2008

New Ladies Sunday school class

Beginning Sunday, Sept 21st. Jodi Geiger will be leading a 6 week, Beth Moore study. All ladies are invited. This promises to be an exciting study. Please see Jodi with any questions. 

Christmas is coming...

Regular choir starts at 4:15pm Sunday. Christmas choir at 5:00pm. If you would like to be apart of the FBC Christmas choir please join us this Sunday. Practice CD's and book are available. 

Opportunity for you...

In the month of November we want to sing your favorites hymns and choruses in our Sunday worship services. Please take a moment and fill out a form and drop it in the basket in the foyer. We will do our best to sing as many of your favorites as possible. 

Bridal Shower

Ladies of all ages are invited to the bridal shower of Alicia Rodriquez. The shower will be held inthe fellowship hall on Sat. Sept. 20th. Alicia & Will are registered at Walmart. Please speak to Amanda Rodriquez or Jacqui Coleman if you are able to bring a snack to share. 

American Heritage Girls

AHG will be holding an information and registration night this Thursday the 18th of September, at 6:30pm. Meetings will begin October 2nd. Please contact Jacqui Coleman with an questions 473-5760.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Marriage Small Group

The Marriage Oikos begins this Sunday evening at 5pm at the church. This special small group is being hosted by Glen & Christi Smoak. Please pray for them as they begin this new ministry. 


Will Parramore and Alicia Rodriquez exrend an invitation to the church family to join them for their wedding & reception. Saturday, October 4th, at 1:30pm. Please RSVP 352-235-4989 by September 15th. 


This has been a record year for Lake Area Ministries. Since January,LAM has served 5900 people with July being the highest month since LAM began. Thank you to all who contributed. Please continue to give as you are able. 

Ladies retreat

The Alliance Ladies retreat has been rescheduled for the weekend of Oct-2-4. All ladies interested in attending this event please call Kathy Burkhardt. 


Alliance Men, Alliance Women, and AK4M (Alliance Kids for Missions) will be meeting on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 6pm, starting Sept 21st. 


Our Awana is in need of toys for our Awana store, which was completely sold out last year. The store is used to encourage the children to memorize their verses. Donations can be given to Arthur Smith. Thank you. 


All senior high students are invited to attend our youth meetings on Wednesdays from 6:15p-8:15p. 

Friday, August 22, 2008

Lake Swan Camp Work DAY

A work day will be held on Friday & Saturday, August 22&23 beginning at 8:00am. Meals and lodging provided as needed. For more information see Tim Huggins.

Alliance Women AREA RALLY

Location:Lake Swan Camp
Date:Sat. Septmeber 6th
Registration begins: 9:30am
Meeting: begins at 10:00am
The speaker is Amy Roedding, missionary to Equador
The cost for lunch is $8.00
they will also be taking up a love offering.
Please contact Cathy Burkhart if you are interested in attending.

Alliance Men's Retreat

Alliance Men's Retreat at Lake Swan Camp. Weekend begins, Friday, October 31st and ends on Sunday November 2nd. For more information, check out the brochures in the lobby.
Contact Lake Swan Camp at 475-2828 or for reservations.

Annual Family Camp has been....


Alliance Men's BBQ

5:00PM @ the Recreation Field, followed by a softball game at 6:30pm.

Saturday, September 20th. Come and enjoy this time of fun and fellowship!

Boys and men ages 12 and up.


Our AWANA program will begin on Wednesday August 27th@ 6:30pm. All children ages 3 thru 6th grade are invited to attend. For more information see Aurthur Smith, AWANA Commander.


Danny & Chris Sinacori

August 31st @ 6:00pm



August 29th


Open to anyone 6-8 grade.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Homeschool 101

Considering homeschool. Visit this link for more information on where to begin.

Alliance Women's retreat



OIKOS GROUP MEETINGS Please be in prayer for the leaders of our Oikos ministries: Jonathan & Jacqui Coleman, David & Jodi Geiger, Mike & Cathy Milligan and Glen & Christi Smoak. Check the weekly schedule for times and dates. If you are interested in attending any of these groups please contact the leaders for information on location.


ATTENTION YOUTH The youth group will meet at the home of Jeff & Angela Kirtley on Wednesday, July 30 from 6-9 p.m. for a "pool party".
Water Park Day Aug 13th 8 am – 9 pm
Oasis Kick Off Aug 20th 6:15-8:15 pm
Discipleship Night Aug. 20th 6:15 - 8:15pm


ANNUAL FAMILY CAMP Family camp will be held on Friday, August 29-Monday, Sept 1. Sunday evening, August 31, Friendship Bible Church congregation will be attending the services. For more information, please contact Lake Swan Camp at 352-475-2828 or

Saturday, July 12, 2008

American Heritage Girls

Our church is starting an American Heritage Girls Troop soon. We will begin meeting September 18th. For more information please contact Jacqui Coleman. To learn more about what this ministry has to offer women and girls visit their main site at