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Friday, February 27, 2015

Let Us Give Thanks!

God has blessed Friendship Bible Church with a beautiful building. He has done it without us needing to go into debt. He has done it while maintaining peace and harmony among us throughout the project. He has done it! And we praise and thank Him for doing it.

This Lord's Day - March 1, we will dedicate the new building to the glory of God. Special speaker, Dr. Charles Whitfield, from Birmingham, Michigan, will be with us in both the Sunday School and Worship hours. Dr. Whitfield was the founder and pastor of the Grace Baptist Church of Birmingham, from which he recently retired after serving for over 57 years. He also founded the Birmingham Bible Institute. He has led multiple tours to the Holy Land, 3 of which Bill and Beth were privileged to join. He is a pastor, a preacher, a scholar, a Bible college professor, a mentor, and a friend.

Join us at 9:30 for Sunday School. All adults are welcome to gather in the auditorium for a lesson from Dr. Whitfield.

Then at 10:30 we will hold our worship service. The elders will be presenting some information about the building project, as well as recognizing those who played a role in its completion. We will mostly be thanking God for what He has done. And Dr. Whitfield will preach.

Immediately following the worship service, there will be light refreshments, and an opportunity to tour the new facilities.

Please join us!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Heard This On The Radio This Morning...

... and it blessed my soul.

Feels like it's been miles and miles
Feels like it's an uphill climb
Sometimes I get weary on the way,
But when I look back at where I've been
When I look back, I'm sure of it
I was right there in Your arms and I can say -

Every moment of my life
God, You never left my side
Every valley, every storm
You were there, You were there.
I don't need to know what's next
You'll be with me every step.
Through it all, through it all
I can see You carry me.

There are days I wonder if
You can fix the mess I'm in
Times when nothing seems
To go the way it should
But then I look back on every season
I can find there's ten thousand reasons
To trust that You can work all things for good.

Through the wind and waves
Through my worst mistakes
Through the times I thought I walked alone
You were holding me
You were whispering
I will never leave you on your own.

(Moriah Peters)

I especially loved that line, "I don't need to know what's next, You'll be with me every step."  Great reminder!

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Don't let a little snow keep you away from the bowling party today!

Join us from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Kent Lanes, on Rt. 43 in Kent.

Pizza and Pop included!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Is God Angry?

God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day. (Psalms 7:11 NKJV)

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men... (Romans 1:18 NKJV)

Join us this Sunday for the next installment in Romans. We'll examine Paul's explanation of this very question - Is God Angry? Why?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What - FBC Bowling Party 
When - Saturday, February 21, 3:00-5:00 PM
Where - Kent Lanes, on Rt. 43 in Kent.
Pizza and Pop included!

What does this look like?

Does it look like a lot of paper?

A lot of stamps and labels and stickum? Is that what you see?

Actually, it's gold and silver and precious stones! (1 Corinthians 3)

Thank the Lord for the good group who joined us in our mass mailing effort tonight. Pray for Kingdom increase now as we mail invitations to Dedication Sunday out to 2500 neighbors.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wonderful Wednesdays

Two great opportunities are happening tonight at Friendship Bible Church: Prayer Meeting at 6:30, and Mailing Party at 7:30.

Come pray with us first, and then help stamp and label the invitations for the dedication service. Many hands make these mailing efforts go quick. And we want all of our neighbors to have an invitation to the celebration.

Join us?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Calling all FBC kids in 1st through 6th grade! On February 28, we will travel to the Tallmadge Rec Center for a day of games, bowling, and gospel activities. Lunch is included! Cost is $14.

We will meet at FBC that morning at 8:45am (departing at 9am sharp). The program ends at 3pm so we should be back at the church by 4pm. We are taking our new church bus! All participants will need a signed release form in order to ride the bus. (more details when you sign up)

The window to register is closing quickly! Contact Joshua Johnson (330-651-3275) no later than Thursday (2/19) before noon to get signed other words ASAP!!!! Join us as we have a blast with our FBC friends!

Friday, February 13, 2015


Sunday School - 9:30!
Worship - 10:30!
Fellowship and Food - 12:00!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Ready To Go!

Now it’s time to put things back together!

If you’d like to help us reset the Sunday School rooms and storage areas downstairs, join us at 6:00 on Tuesday evening.

No tools required, and food will be supplied. .