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Friday, May 29, 2015

RESCHEDULE - Mens' Prayer Breakfast

Due to the flooding of the church basement this week, the prayer breakfast must be rescheduled.  Join us NEXT Saturday (June 6) at 8:00 for your monthly intake of food, fellowship, Bible study, and prayer.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Attention all VBS actors and Drama Team!

Don't forget about our upcoming drama rehearsal and video shoot Sunday May 31st starting at 3pm at the Salisbury's. Several costume items have been ordered and should be here this week but some of you already volunteered costume items so please be sure to bring those with you. 

Hope you've been reading and practicing those lines!! It will be a fun afternoon. You're not gonna want to miss it!  

If you have any questions about your parts, costumes or anything else related to the drama...please get in touch with Amy J. as soon as possible.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Howdy Y'all!

Willie's Redneck Rodeo is comin' to town!

Come on down to Friendship Bible Church for three evenings of rough and rowdy Vacation Bible School fun! 

We will be "lasso"ing three of Jesus' parables and enjoying games, crafts, music, and down home cookin'.

Ages: 4-12
Cost: Free!
Dates: June 18-20 
Check In Time: 5:45pm (Rodeo starts at 6pm SHARP!)
Check Out Time: 8:30pm

Registration can be done online at or by calling the church directly at 330-325-7836

Hope to see y'all there!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

When we pray...

Do we ask or tell?  Do we seek what God wants, or tell Him what we want?  Join us tonight for prayer at 6:30.  We will explore these questions and more from the Scriptures. 

Midweek prayer meeting is vital.  Will you set aside 45 minutes and participate in this important ministry this evening?  Remember the Word of the Lord - Men ought always to pray!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

As the National Day of Prayer winds down...

Will you pray as Charles Spurgeon prayed:

We ask Thee, O God, at this time to revive religion in our land. Oh, that Thou wouldst be pleased to speak by the Holy Ghost that the gospel’s power may be known; there be many that run away from the truth; Lord, hold us fast to it, bind us to it. May there be a people found in this place, and throughout this land, that will abide by the doctrines of the gospel, come what may. May we not be ashamed to be old fashioned, and to be thought fanatical. May we not wish to be thought cultured, nor aim to keep abreast of the times. May we be side by side with Thee, O bleeding Saviour; and be content to be rejected, be willing to take up unpopular truth, and to hold fast despised teachings of sacred writ even to the end. Oh, make us faithful–faithful unto death. -- C.H. Spurgeon

Let Us Plant!

A whole bunch of plants and shrubs will be arriving at the church at 8:00 Saturday morning and we will gather then to get them in the ground and work on the landscaping around the new addition.  If you would like to join us, we could use the help - 8:00 Saturday morning.  If several help, it won't take long!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Regular Wednesday Prayer Meeting Cancelled

We will cancel the regular prayer meeting on Wednesday, as it is superceded this week by the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, from 5-9 PM.  See you there!

Lord Hear!

Join us this Thursday from 5-9 PM as we open the church for prayer.  There is no program, just opportunity - opportunity to come and pray for America... either by yourself or with others.  Prayer guides will be provided,  and you are encouraged to come anytime between 5-9 PM. Stay for as long as you want.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Birthday Praise

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, 45 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 45 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)