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Thursday, June 26, 2014

FBC Weekend

Big Stuff this weekend at FBC!

Saturday, Sunday and Monday - Remember your professional photography session at the Community Center in Randolph.  If you've forgotten your appointment time, or have any other questions related to this, please call or email Sue Goodyear.  And if you are scheduled, please try and be prompt for your appointment!  More information is available on the FBC website.

Sunday morning - we will be back in the Randolph Town Hall for our 10:30 worship service this Lord's Day.  No Sunday School hour due to the Phase 2 construction project.

Sunday evening, 5:00-8:00 - Combined Teen Meeting and church-wide Campfire Fellowship at JohnsonAcres.  Bring a lawn chair, yard games, fishing poles, and join us for a fun evening with your FBC brothers and sisters.  We'll provide the meat and drinks.  If you choose, you can help by bringing a dish to pass.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Prayer Meeting Tonight

“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” (John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress)

Join us for midweek prayer meeting this evening, 6:30 PM, at the Turner home.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Last Day

Tunneling along the Temple Mount

Walking on the very street Jesus walked

Seeing the Dead Sea scrolls

Herod's temple

The David stone

The Pilate stone

Herod's sarcophagus

The Caipphas ossuary

Heading home in the morning with full hearts and filled minds. What an incredible place is this Holy Land.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Penultimate Day

New friends made in the Holy Land. Sad to say goodbye to them tonight, the last day of their tour.

Plums growing next to the wall of Jerusalem.

The Church of All Nations, and the Garden of Gethsemane, viewed from the eastern wall of Jerusalem.

Walking the wall around Jerusalem.

Gordon's Calvary, viewed from atop the wall of Jerusalem.

Tomorrow we see a few more sights in Jerusalem, then it's time to pack and head home.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jericho and Massada and the Dead Sea

Camel riding

Triumphal end of the Massada snake path

Jericho dates

Jericho, the oldest and the lowest city on earth. Also one of the largest oases on earth.

Tomorrow, the way of the cross and the empty tomb!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Jerusalem - the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock.

Jerusalem is such a beautiful city.


The Eastern Gate

We are ahead of the Church of the Nativity. They are only on Phase 1!

The tomb of Jerome, who spent his life translating the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament into the Latin Vulgate.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Israel Update

Olive tree at Nazareth

Nazareth Village

Three weeks old

Jezreel valley - Valley of Armageddon

Mediterranean Sea

Jerusalem and Bethlehem next.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Glimpse of the Holy Land -

Sailing the Sea of Galilee

Searching the Scriptures

Capernaum - Jesus' home town - His synagogue

Bethshean - spectacular ruins

Tel Dan - where Jeroboam set up the golden calf. Walking the street leading into the city.

On to Jerusalem tomorrow!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Progress Report

Sometimes ya gotta tear down before you can build up.

Remember - services tomorrow at 10:30 at the Randolph Town Hall.

Jack's Dad - Services

The service information for Jack Coontz's father are as follows:

Calling hours – Sunday from 2 to 5 PM
Funeral – Monday at 11 AM.

Both services are at the Uniontown Chapel of Faith, 13141 Church St., Uniontown.

Friday, June 6, 2014


Please remember, no Sunday school hour until further notice. Worship service starts at 10:30.

We will meet in the RANDOLPH TOWN HALL this weekend, starting at 10:30. The church building is currently inaccessible.



WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING at 6:30 at Jim and Cindy Moore's home

Parking is limited at the Town Hall, so if you are physically able, you may want to park at the church and walk to the Town Hall.  

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Demolition Squad Needed!

God is working!  Now it's time for us to join in.  The shoring contractor has rearranged his schedule to expedite our job. He will be onsite Friday morning to begin shoring up the church.  Prior to that, we need to complete the removal of the false wall along the south basement foundation wall.

Anybody able / willing to help with a bit of demolition, please join us at the church at 5:00 on Thursday (6/5). Yes, I know that's tomorrow!  But if we don't move now, we will lose the shoring contractor until quite a ways down the road.

Can you... will you help?  We figure we can complete the task in one evening if we have about 8 men.  Bring sledge hammers, sawzalls, crow bars, pry bars, gloves, masks, eye protection, and anything else you can think of that might help in the removal of the wall.

And I thank you in advance for your help on this project!

Looking for a Trailer

Friendship Bible Church is in need of an enclosed trailer for a few weeks. It needs to be something that we can lock up.  We need to use this to haul chairs and other "stuff" to our temporary meeting place at the town hall each morning.

Does anybody know of one we could borrow for a few weeks?


Our new church directory will be beautiful, but it won't be the same if you're not in it!  If you click on the link below you can sign up for a free time slot to have your picture and / or your family's picture taken.  You will receive a free professionally produced 8x10 as a result, and a copy of the directory.

Slots are filling up, and we want to ensure that you are included.  So - Sign up today for one of the remaining slots!

If you don't want to sign up online, you can stop by the table after services on Sunday, or call the church office and Sue will help you get scheduled.

Prayer Meeting

Our location for tonight's prayer meeting is unchanged. We will meet at FBC at 6:30. Join us?