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.