Sunday, January 24,  2021
Worship Service Update
January 24, 2021 Worship Service Update
Praise The Lord Friendship Family and Friends,
Blessings upon you all.  As we look forward to God utilizing us all in doing a new thing for the year 2021, let us keep The Faith and be blessed. Encourage somebody along the way and help those in need. 
Words of encouragement: 
As anxiety may surface in our everyday lives, support and build up one another with encouraging and inspirational words from the Lord.
Covid-19 Impact
The Covid-19 virus has not let up at a level that we would like to see.  Please remember to embrace safe practices and try to avoid large gatherings of any kind. It is of the utmost importance that we protect one another during these trying times. Many of you are essential workers and are more susceptible to contracting the virus. Therefore, guard yourselves daily with every preventitive measure possible so that you do not unknowingly affect the health of your loved ones at home.  If you have tested positive for Covid-19 or know that you have been in the immediate company of someone who has contracted the virus (positive diagnosis), please quarantine yourself and do not come to the church for any reason. 
Please see the Covid-19 Quarantine calculator below
It is in our best interest to comply, to the best of our abilities, with the CDC guidelines and fellowship the best we can without compromising our physical health.   
The Coronavirus has invaded our ranks, and we are super-vigilant in protecting our essential workers at Friendship. Please keep these members and their families in your prayers.
Bereavement Corner
Keep these families in prayer
Sister Marilyn Williams (Services Pending)   
Sister Lucille Spears  
Bro. Arthur Johnson (Father of Sis. Carmen Nichols)
Current Events/Activities and Acknowledgements of the same
Theme:  John’s Epistles-Living with Assurance.
  Tuesdays at noon 
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Interested in attending via Zoom?
 Links are available via email
Pastor Larry A. Thomas, Tuesday Noon Teacher
 First Lady Carol A. Thomas, Wednesday Night Teacher
End of Year Newsletter 
The promised End of Year Newsletter has arrived…..
I would like to thank our editor, First Lady Carol Thomas and Graphics and Layout designer, Chenee McCarter for working diligently to assemble our newsletter. We are also grateful to all contributors to this newsletter. 
If you make regular visits to the church to submit your offering or to contribute in our service recording, you may pick up your copy on Saturday or Sunday during our hours of 10 AM to 12 Noon.
If you do not visit the church on  semi-regular basis, your newsletter has been mailed to you
If you are not sure of your category, please call the church for clarification.
We pray that you will all enjoy the reading and keep our ministry in prayer.
February is our traditional Black History month. We will be unable to celebrate with our traditional Fourth Sunday potluck dinner, but we can show our appreciation for the historical contributions of  the black man/woman in this world. We are soliciting contributors for each Sunday in acknowledgment of Black History month. If you would like to present a short talk, song or short biography for any of those Sundays, please submit your plan to the church via email. 
Prayer Line
Prayer meeting time is 6:00 PM
Please Note: Prayer Meeting is via Phone only and is not at the Church
Our prayer  team is scheduled to meet each Wednesday Night at 6:00 PM and will continue to do so unless otherwise noted. Although our focus is on prayer, we will also reach out to all who call in to share praise reports and/or concerns. Advance prayer request can be submitted before our scheduled meeting time.  
 Please plan to join us as we pray for our ministry, our families, our nation and our leaders.
Prayer Meeting  
6:00 PM
Dial in to the number below to gain access and enter Participant code shown:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dial-in number: (712) 770-5311
                                                                                                                                                                                             Participant Code: 651845
 Support for the Church (Gift of tithe/offering)
Via Text – text “Give” to (909) 403-7793, you will receive a text with the necessary link to complete your transaction.
Via Mail – you may mail your gift to the church via a secure plain envelope.
Drop off at the Church – church staff will be available to receive your gift on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Special arrangements can be made to pick up your gift.  Please leave a message on the church’s voicemail or email: fmbc.1023@verizon.net
2020 Financial Contribution Statements
2020 Statements are being prepared and are being mailed.
Some statements may be delayed if updated address changes have not been submitted.
Upon receipt of your statement, please contact the church if you perceive that there are discrepancies.
Holy Communion
For 1st Sundays – Communion elements are available for pickup at the church on any given Saturday or Sunday. We hope that you will plan to join us immediately following our First Sunday Services. 
Links for Friendship MBC Recorded Services and Sermons
Links will continue to remain the same until further notice.
Sunday, January 24, 2021 Worship Service
From the Pastor’s Desk
2020 was a trying year for our church and for our families. However, we will remain faithful to our calling. God has blessed us in so many ways. We thank each of you for prayers, phone calls, and your faithful gift contributions. A special thank you to the angels who have gone out of your way to contact and encourage those who do not have physical and/or social support.  Please continue to wear your face coverings and practice social distancing. And lastly, let us continue to be vigilant in prayer for one another and for those suffering around us.  Let us continue to “Give God the Glory.”
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Larry A. Thomas, Pastor/CEO


See these links for  a prerecorded services & sermons:
(Links will continue to be the same until further notice)
April 5, 2020 Sermon  
March 29, 2020 Sermon  
These links can also be found on our Audio and Video Links page
Coming Soon – Tuesday & Wednesday Night Bible Study