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Friday, August 10, 2018

Ball Game Time!

Just a quick reminder for those who purchased tickets to tonight's Rubber Ducks baseball game. The game starts at 7:05. If you want to ride up with others, or caravan up together, meet at the church at 5:00. See you at the ball park!

Friday, July 27, 2018


Join us on Friday, August 10, as we travel to Akron to watch the Akron RubberDucks take on the Portland Sea Dogs. A portion of the $8.00 cost per person benefits one of our favorite mission organizations - the Haven of Rest. Make sure you get your name(s) on the sign up sheet this weekend, so our brother Don Richards can get the proper number of tickets ordered!

Wow Whatta Weekend!

Are you ready for this big weekend at FBC?

It all starts Saturday:

First, at 3:00, Operation Christmas Child guest speaker Mariya Snizhko will speak to us about how receiving a shoe box changed her and hers forever. Refreshments will be served.

Then there's the first Campfire Fellowship at the Harrod / Salisbury homes. Great food and great fun will be had by all who join us there starting at 5:00. Bring a lawn chair to sit on and a dish to pass, and enjoy this wonderful time with brothers and sisters in Christ.

The fun continues on Sunday:

After our wonderful worship service concludes, those who wish will convene at the Suffield Springs Golf course at 12:30 for the second round of the Pastor's Masters. Cost is only $15.00 with a cart, or $9.00 if walking. Can't play golf, you say? Join us anyway. We always play a scramble, which means no matter your familiarity with the game, you are guaranteed to have fun.

Oh, and I almost forgot one other little item for Sunday. Since it's the last Sunday in July, the kids will be taking up their Noisy Offering during the service. Bring your spare change to help support Operation Christmas Child.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

National Day Of Prayer for Unity

Friendship Bible Church will be open from 5-9PM this evening if you wish to come by and pray. Church family, let's keep prayers before the throne nonstop this evening!

"Prayerlessness is the fundamental sin of the busy Christian." (R. Kent Hughes)

"Prayer can never be in excess." (Charles H. Spurgeon)

"If you think God is answering fewer prayers these days, maybe it's just that fewer people are praying." (Unknown)

"A little prayer to our big God can have a huge impact." (Unknown)

"Much prayer, much power. Little prayer, little power. No prayer, no power." (Unknown)

"Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees." (William Cowper)

"Prayer is an acknowledgment that our need of God's help is not partial but total." (Alistair Begg)

"Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one ever bothered to ask!" (Billy Graham)

"Pray and let God worry." (Martin Luther)

My Favorite Once a Year Post!

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (I Timothy 1:15 NKJV)

I've published this same blog posting for the last few years. Each year it gets more precious. Praise the Lord.

It was May 3, 1970. In just 24 hours one of this area's most well-known historical events would occur - the shootings at Kent State University. But on May 3, something happened that didn't make the news, and is unknown to all but a select few now. On that day, a twelve year old boy experienced the most important event in his personal history. That boy was me, and on May 3, 1970, I trusted Christ as my Savior. I am, spiritually, 48 years old today. And so it is a special day as I look back over the journey Christ has led me on so far - a journey that has included both ups and downs, successes and failures, victories and defeats. But one thing is certain. I am more sure today of His love for me than I have ever been. He promised, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5) I can testify after 48 years of walking with Him, that He never has, and He never will.

“Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” (John Newton)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Son Rise

The palm branches have been swept away. The bloody cross has done its deed. The tomb was full and the stone was rolled into place.

But then...

Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. (Mark 16:2 NKJV)

The sun rose! And so did the Son! Worship Him with us this Easter. Music and fellowship and friendship will abound as we rejoice in the Son rise!

10:30, Easter Sunday morning.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Good Friday YES, Prayer Meeting NO

Due to our special Good Friday service this week, there will be no prayer meeting on Wednesday evening. Please join us Friday at 6:30!

How Can It Be? Crucified for Me?
How Can It Be? Buried was He?
How Can It Be! RISEN IS HE!!

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV)