January 2023 
COVID-19 Update

Looking back over 2022, even though we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have had a blessed year despite its continual presence and impact in the community.

We have had some church members contract COVID-19 and one member who did die due to COVID – 19.  However, we continue to be blessed without a COVID-19 outbreak at Friendship since reopening church service in August 2021.  Our current recommendations have proved effective and as a result, we have not had to make any reports to the Department of Public Health.

For indoor events like our church services, and meetings, the Federal Center for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health all continue to strongly recommend vaccinations and boosters, masks, hand washing, and social distancing when inside in a crowd.

The Community Level for San Bernardino County is Medium and our current recommendations are appropriate and will remain in place until further notice from the appropriate agencies.

  1. If you feel sick, any sickness, please stay at home.
  2. Notify the church office via email or phone if you or someone in your household tests COVID positive, even if they have no symptoms.
  3. Continue attendance monitoring for Sunday services and as necessary
  4. Wear masks and wash hands often or use hand sanitizer
  5. Minimize microphone use between individuals

As another year comes to an end, we enter 2023 with prayers for a healthy and blessed New Year.


Friendship Missionary Baptist Church COVID-19 Liaison Team   

Lisa R. Dixon, RN * Carmen Nichols-Mitchell, LVN * Carol A. Thomas, RN

Rev. Larry A. Thomas, Pastor

Keep The Faith
God has continued to bless us all in so many ways. We thank each of you for prayers, phone calls, and your faithful gift contributions to the ministry. 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. 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