Tuesday, December 24, 2013
The Annual Members Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 @ 6:00 PM. This meeting will be important for members to attend to elect church officers and be informed about church budget. Please grab an Annual Report notebook to look over before the meeting tonight, one per family. Annual Reports are located at the back of the sanctuary, with a bright orange cover.
This “We Are the Light” offering will enable workers with Alliance relief to expand efforts and to establish faith in some of the world’s darkest places. Please prayerfully consider what you will give. Thank you for your support.
The Quigley House Office is partnering with Champion’s Heart Ministries. Quigley House is now providing domestic violence counseling and advocacy services to the Keystone Heights community. They will be in the Champion’s Heart office on the first and third Wednesday of the every month. Call 904-284-0340 ext. 319 to schedule an appointment. Location: 160 Nightingale Street, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. All services are free and confidential.
Friday, December 20, 2013
The Christmas Cantata will be during the morning service Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 10:30 AM. Our annual Christmas party will take place that same evening, at 6:00 PM in our church Fellowship Hall. Both are family events. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors. The church will be providing the meat for our party; we will need sides, desserts, & bread. There will be a sign up sheet in the foyer starting Dec.1st.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Deaconesses have Christmas ornaments labeled on the tree in the foyer. Please pick an ornament with card attached, return your ornament with card and purchased gift card (of your choice) to the church office by December 19th, 2PM. The gift card will go to bless an individual or family in our church or community. Any questions, just call the church office. Thank you.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
There is a picture of a Thanksgiving turkey on the glass in the foyer. Feathers represent a gift card amount for designated individuals, couples, families of our church and Champion’s Heart. We need your help to make this a success in giving. Please choose a feather with gift card amount and turn in your purchased gift card to the church office or Christi Smoak by Thursday, November 21, by 2 PM. Thank for your support.
Friday, October 25, 2013
All men are invited to the Alliance Men’s Retreat at Lake Swan Camp , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 1st-3rd. Registration is $25.00 + room fee. It includes all meals, T-shirt, and activities. Register online at www.SedAllianceMen.org.
On behalf of the LAM Board of Directors and all our volunteers and clients, we wish to thank you for making LAM a priority mission to help feed the hungry within our community who are most in need. Because of your congregation’s support, LAM has been able to serve over 11,000 individuals thus far this year. Again, many thanks for your support.
Monday, October 21, 2013
If you elected to have your Lifetouch complimentary 8x10 sent back to the church for pick up, the portraits are now located in the church office. Please stop by to pick up and sign for your portrait. If your portrait is not in the current shipment, it means it will be coming in a future shipment and we will notify you of when that occurs. Thank you.
Please remember to bring your donations for LAM. Your donations of canned food, prepackaged food, paper goods and baby items are all needed. They can also use your grocery bags (paper or plastic). Thank you for your support of this ministry.
Monday, September 9, 2013
We need Sunday School Teachers for Preschool thru Kindergarten and 1st & 2nd grade. Our Sunday School is growing and it is important that we offer classes that are age appropriate where children can understand and participate in the lesson each week. Currently, we have too broad of a range of ages in one class. The younger ones cannot read and follow along in the lesson and if you try to simplify it, the older ones aren’t challenged and don’t come. PLEASE prayerfully consider where you can help in this very important ministry in our church so none of our children are left out. Contact Brian York 352-274-4616. Thank you!
Since this ministry began in 1971, more than a half million dollars has been raised for missions. Your used stamps matter! Please take a bundle of envelopes from the box in the foyer and cut the stamps. See the Friendship Connection for details.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Everyone, Please Note: The sanctuary will be under construction, being refitted with a new A/C system, from August 1 through the 16th. Worship services during that 2 week period will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Worship will resume in the sanctuary on August 18th. Sunday School will resume as always. Let's make this a time of celebration as we experience God's faithfulness and provision unfold before our very eyes.
Thank the Lord for the $50,000 gift toward the replacement of our sanctuary A/C system. We are setting a goal to raise the final $6,000 for the project by Sunday, August 25th. A special offering for that purpose will be taken. There will also be an A/C Appreciation Dinner (Pot Luck) that Sunday following the AM service for Jim Bertie and the crew at Bertie HVAC, Inc. to celebrate God's provision. Thank you all for helping with this significant project.
Let’s not forget that the Deaconess have established a Food Pantry for those in need in our church family. Donations can be labeled and left on the kitchen counter in the Fellowship Hall. This is a year round project. Thank you for your donations.
The first Sunday of each month is designated as “Benevolent Sunday” as we partner with LAM to collect food items for needy families in our area. Please bring your donations and place them in the box located in the foyer. All donations will be taken to LAM for distribution. Thank you for your support.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Everyone is invited to attend the AWANA Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30PM. Please come and show support for our youth. Also, thank you to everyone who has donated cookies to AWANA! You can imagine how much the clubbers enjoyed them!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Be sure and mark your calendar for Sunday, June 2nd. It is our 40th church anniversary. Be sure and invite family, friends, and neighbors to this exciting event!! The church will provide meat, dessert and drinks for the meal. Please bring a side dish to share.
For our church’s anniversary, the deaconess committee is making a “1970’s” display table and they are asking for your help. If you have any items from the 1970’s that could be used for this display, please bring it as soon as possible. We need all items by June 2. For more information please see Christi Smoak.
A memorial service for Faith Smith will be held here at Friendship on Thursday, June 6th at 6:00PM, with a light reception following in the Fellowship Hall. We do need volunteers to bring finger foods for the reception. Any questions see Christi Smoak or any of the Deaconesses.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
All ladies are invited to attend this new class (being held in the choir room) on Sunday mornings at 9:15AM. This will be a 6-8 week class; the topic is “Fulfilling Your Ministry” by Beth Moore. For more information, please see Jodi Geiger.
A member of our American Heritage Girls troop is looking to set up a small lending library of DVDs and other materials here at Friendship. We would need someone to oversee the library once it is up and running. If this sounds like a ministry you would like to be involved in, please speak with Pastor Coleman ASAP.