An invitation to visit

Friendship is a church that lives up to her name – when you come to visit you will be warmly greeted in the love of Christ. We have two services each Sunday and an all ages Sunday School with nursery provided.  Our worship services are a blend of Traditional and contemporary music, and the preaching is biblically-centered, relational, and applicable to your daily life. We hope that you will join us and be transformed by the love of Jesus, and the love of His people.  Come and visit!! 

Now Playing - Veteran's Night!


We are pleased to offer tickets to Veterans' night at the Crawdad stadium in Hickory on Friday, May 23rd. Fireworks will follow the game. For your tickets, please RSVP to Frank or Dianne at 464-8662 by May 5th.

Veterans, you deserve this night out,
let us treat you to it. The ‘Dads will take on the Charleston Riverdogs and if you haven’t been out to the newly renovated stadium, this is a great opportunity to do so.


Updated May 2, 2014

Hospice Volunteers Needed


Catawba Regional Hospice is currently in need of patient support volunteers to provide companionship, support and friendship to patients and families in our area.
Training will be Saturday, May 17th 8am-5pm continuing on Sunday, May 18th, 12:30-5pm. Call Sara Waugh to register at 828-466-0466 ext. 2141


Updated May 2, 2014

Fellowship with a Purpose

fellowship dinner

Come out and enjoy an All You Can Eat Southern Fried Chicken meal with all the Fixin’s, fellowship with friends and help improve our
Family Life Center Kitchen.
On the menu

 Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Slaw and Bread


$15 Adult

$5 Child

at the door

Nursery provided


Saturday, May 3rd



Friendship UMC Family Life Center

2900 NC Highway 16 South

Proceeds from this event will benefit our Family Life Center Kitchen Improvements

Updated May 2, 2014


May Reading Plan:

May 4-10
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
1 Peter 1:17-23
Luke 24:13-35

May 11-17
Acts 2:42-47
Psalm 23
1 Peter 2:19-25
John 10:1-10

May 18-24
Acts 7:55-60
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
1 Peter 2:2-10
John 14:1-14

May 25—31
Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:8-20
1 Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21

Regular Events:

See you there...

Sunday Services - 8:30 & 11:00am
Sunday School / Small Groups - 9:45am

Nursery is provied during both worship services.

Youth 6th - 12th grades meet Sunday's 6-8pm

United Methodist Women meet 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30pm

United Methodist Men meet 3rd Sunday of each month for Devotionals & Breakfast at 7:30am

Choir - Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Praise Team - Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Charles Beck Memorial Prayer Group - Wednesdays at 6:30am

Adult Handbell - Tuesdays at 6pm



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Contact Webmaster: Sherry Street

Sermon Archives Updated 3/1/14

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Habitat for Humanity 2013

"Women Build" Program...

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Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley is sponsoring a "Women Build" this year. Habitat invites participation from all women who have a heart to help eliminate poverty housing and serve the Lord by serving "the least of these". You can help through involvement in the construction of this new home, through fund-raising, and through advocacy work of the Habitat for Humanity program.  The women of Friendship United Methodist Church can be involved by becoming aware of and involved with Habitat's program, by helping to raise funds for the 2014 "Women Build" in Catawba County, by sponsoring a day build with our church women this summer, as well as volunteering in on-site construction any time throughout the project.  Skills are not necessary, just a willing heart and a cheerful attitude to work with the team!  You can hear more at the May United Methodist Women's meeting.

Cost for the 2014 "Women Build" home is $80,000 and donations are needed now!  One unique way to help financially is through purchasing "Women Build" Mothers' Day cards which are available now. In exchange for a donation, you can purchase these cards to honor special women in your life this Mothers' DayI plan to use these for the special women in my life and hope the women AND men from our church will, also.   To obtain Mothers' Day cards, you can call 828-328-4663 Ext. 309 or email Anne Beach at

To learn more about ways you can help, contact Mimi Michael at (828) 465-0335 or at  Donations can be made online at or mailed to: Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, P. O. Box 9475, Hickory, NC 28603.  

We hope you will want to be a part of supporting and participating in the building of our very first Catawba Valley Habitat "Women Build" home! 

Serving in the name of Christ,
Katie Cloninger
(828) 994-4018



Meet our new Intern...

James Kim

james kimHello everyone!

My name is James Kim. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the States when I was 10 years old. I stayed around North Carolina ever since then. I attended UNC Chapel Hill for my undergraduate.

I am proud to say that I will always be a Tar Heel (no matter which school I am attending now). I am currently finishing up my second year at Duke Divinity School. I am excited that I will be your Duke intern for the summer.

Even though I was born in Korea, I have been well adjusted to the South, especially the food. Moreover, I love playing outdoor sports. I tend to be more confident playing sports that does not involve sticks.

In all, I enjoy having a good time and bonding. I have heard great things of you all and I am excited to meet you all! seoul

In Christ,
James Kim








Coming Soon!

Annual Car Show

The UM Men are looking for your Small Group or Ministry to help in making this year’s show even more successful than last year’s. If you would like to  raise money for your Missions Cause, please see Richard Dixon or Terry Donaldson to get your group on the event plan. Last year, the Methodist Women had a bake sale and the youth worked the new KIDS ZONE. Help is also needed helping pass out flyers to personal invites, the managing of details prior to the event and also there will be lots to do the day of. If you can give us your greatest gift of time, please call Terry Donaldson at 828-461-5741, Richard Dixon at 828-461-0634. This community event promises to be a great time of fellowship, ministry and most of all, OUTREACH! jumpy things

We will also have inflatables for the kids from:

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connecting peopleJoin us for our last CoNexTions Worship of 2013 on Wednesday, December 18th with Pastor Rich Tuttle of Catawba UMC delivering the message. A special dinner of Turkey and all the trimmings is planned! We hope you and your family will come celebrate Christmas with us during this time of fellowship and worship.




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The United Methodist Church

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