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!!
Coming Soon to
· Not sure how to introduce your family member or friend to Jesus?
· Want to make a great
family movie night?
· Need a conversation starter with your teen?
Updated April 1, 2014
Celebrate with Children
Make plans to join the children for an Easter Celebration on April 19. The activities will begin at 2:00 and end at 4:00. We will be celebrating Jesus overcoming death. There will be stories, games, craft, an egg hunt and of course cupcakes. Please invite a friend or two and come celebrate with us!!
Updated April 1, 2014
Palm Sunday April 13, 2014
In addition to our Palm Sunday Services at 8:30/11am, a Community Worship Service at the Old Post Office Playhouse is scheduled at 7pm.
Maundy Thursday April 17, 2014
We are pleased to announce that our congregations of Friendship and St. Paul will observe this service together at St. Paul UMC at 7pm.
Good Friday April 18, 2014
Saturday, April 19th-Easter Celebration Party & Egg Hunt for Children 2-4pm see information contained in this newsletter.
Easter Sunday April 20, 2014
Sunrise Service 6:30am, UMM Hosted Breakfast 7:00am, 8:30am Contemporary Easter Worship, Sunday School/Small Groups, 11:00am Traditional Easter Worship.
Updated April 1, 2014
April Reading Plan:
Liturgy of the Palms
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Liturgy of the Passion
Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday of Holy Week
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Wednesday of Holy Week
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31-35
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
1 Peter 4:1-8
Matthew 27: 57-66 or John 19: 38-42
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Resurrection of the Lord
Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10
April 27-May 3
Acts 2:14, 22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9
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
From the Heart of Your Pastor
The Season of Lent...
Easter is a blessed time. We focus on Jesus' victory over sin and death, Hebrews 2:14. Without the Resurrection there is no Christianity. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, John 1:29. Every Easter we celebrate what God has done for us in Jesus the Christ. His grace has saved us that we may live new lives in Him and so live into the Kingdom of God, here, now and forever.
As we move towards Easter this year we will observe a Holy Thursday service on April 17th at 7pm. We will join with our partner church St. Paul in their sanctuary. This service will also have elements of Good Friday.
There will be a Community Holy Week service on Palm Sunday evening, April 13th at 7pm in the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton. I will be participating in this service.
Our Easter sunrise service will begin at 6:30 am in the Sanctuary of Friendship UMC
and then move out into the cemetery as the Sun rises.
Our United Methodist Men will be serving breakfast at 7 am. Our regular services
will be at 8:30 and 11. Following the 8:30 we will Flower the cross in the courtyard between the buildings.
Please bring plenty of flowers to "bloom" the cross as a sign of God's victory over death. As you come in for Sunday School and the 11am service you are invited to add your flowers to the cross. Thank you.
I look forward to celebrating the Resurrection with all of you this year.
Grace and Peace,
This month, we feature our Children’s Discipleship Leader and Safe Sanctuary Coordinator, Mrs. Nancy Fulbright.
Favorite scripture: Proverbs 3: 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. This reminds her to trust God on all things and not some of the things…
Favorite small group: All of the Beth Moore classes. Because they keep her focused, energized and challenged. Nancy was asked, “What's one thing people would be surprised to know about you?” Her response: “Believe it or not, years ago I never would have found myself to be a speaker. I was timid, and following my Walk to Emmaus, found my voice." She did say that before she speaks in front of people she prays God's acceptance and asks to be placed behind the cross, in order to effectively speak.
Where do you or have you seen God: I see God in the children. Not only at Friendship, yet at school. They are very trusting and honest with a thirst to know more.
Nancy has been married to her husband Glenn since 1971 and they have 2 sons (Chris and Chopper) and 4 grandchildren. With 2 grandsons (Austin and Champ (Champyon)and 2 granddaughters (Meredith and Baylee), life gets pretty interesting in the Fulbright Circle!
Her Motto or Words to live by: “It'll be alright” & “Bless their hearts”
Take a moment to say “Hi” to Nancy. You can find her every Sunday in the Children’s Area or in Worship.
Join 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.
Upper Room Daily Devotional
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