Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
E-newsletter, March 2019
71st Church Anniversary Scheduled

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church – Cody Rd. will celebrate its  71 st Church Anniversary on Sunday, March 24 at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Duran K. Odoms, pastor, Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

This year’s theme, “The Best Is Yet to Come” and the focus scriptures Proverbs 3:5-6 reflects the optimism for God’s continued blessings for Friendship.  The public is invited to participate in the following events: 
  • Saturday, March 23 - Family Fun Day
  • Sunday, March 24 - 71st Anniversary Celebration,10 a.m.

“We look forward to the community celebrating with us," states Dr. Corey D. Brown, pastor. “A lot can happen in 71 years. We’re thankful that Friendship has been a constant in this community. Since 1948, Friendship has been committed to spreading God’s word and serving citizens in the Hillsdale, Mobile Terrace and surrounding areas. "
Pastor Installation Service scheduled

A week of preaching, teaching and celebration is planned as Friendshippians celebrate the Pastoral Installation of Dr. Corey D. Brown. Friendshippians and the public are invited to celebrate this momentous occasion. The week will begin with the following activities:

  • Wednesday, April 3
Pastor Reginald G. Reid, Sr.; Polly Chapel Baptist Church, Texarkana, TX.
  • Thursday, April 4
Pastor Frank Harris, Jr.; Second Canaan Baptist Church,  Detroit, MI. 

  • Friday, April 5
Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr.; Tabernacle Baptist Church, Augusta, GA. 

  • Saturday, April 6
Installation Banquet - "Meet the Browns". Please contact your Deacon regarding tickets. Limited seating available.

  • Sunday, April 7
Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr.; Calvary Baptist Church, Fairfield, CA.
8 a.m. Worship Service • 11 a.m. Installation Service.
Christian Education Conference Held

The Christian Education Department held a leadership development workshop on Saturday, February 23. Pastor Brown was the speaker and he urged attendees to mirror this year’s theme- “Reaching Higher.” The focus scripture for the workshop was Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, do work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

Ministry leaders and prospective ministry leaders were challenged to work as a team and be one accord, F.O.C.U.S.E.D. (Faithful, Obedient, Christ-like, Unified, Servants, Excellence, Disciples) for the cause of Christ. To have the abundance of blessings that God has planned for us, it will require leaders that are intentionally  F aithful to their assignment; O bedient to the Word and will of God;  C hrist-like in their conduct;  U nified with the remaining body of Christ;  S ervants that are willing to work without hesitation;  E xcellence in all our presentations as leaders; and  D isciples of Christ whom others can model in their own personal walk with the Lord.

Furthermore, Pastor Brown also stated potential leaders must be F.A.T. (faithful, available and trainable).  F aithful leaders must be committed to the cause in which the leader serves.
A vailable leaders can’t be too busy for the accepted task. 
T rainable leaders must always seek out new ways to enhance the ministry and not shy away from spiritual advice and teachings.

In addition to discussing the requirements of leadership, Brown shared the benefits of being a financially strong church, the importance of strategic planning and the importance of preparation for Biblical Interpretation and delivery of the word as well as tips for revitalizing the Christian Educator.

FMBC Healthcare Ministry here to serve
FMBC’s Healthcare Ministry is here to serve you! This ministry includes healthcare professionals - doctors, nurses, medical assistants, nursing instructors, and retired medical professionals who provide emergency care and help to members who become ill or injured on  FMBC’s Campus.
The Healthcare Ministry presents programs, provides free blood pressure checks and shares information on health issues affecting the community. To learn more, visit the healthcare office on the north hall.
FMBC Healthcare Ministry. Caption: From Left to right, first row: Sis. Leslie Walker, Sis. Carolyn Williams, Dr.Katrina Trammel, Sis. Joan Hendrix, Phd; Sis. Mary Grimes, Sis. Joyce Porter; Second row, from left to right: Sis. Phyllis Hosey; Deaconess Ellen Nettles, Sis. Olivia Hawthorne, Sis. Pam Taylor and Sis. Frances Jones.

Officers: President, Sis.Carolyn Williams, MSN, RN; Vice-President, Sis.Olivia D. Hawthorne, MSN, RN; Assistant Secretary, Sis.Alice Fails, BSN, RN; Secretary; Sis.Phyllis Hosey, MSN,RN.
Sunday School Corner
Mark Your Calendar

Church Office Hour s
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m.
Noon –8 p.m.

Noon Day Bible Study
6:30 p.m.
Praise and Worship
7:00 p.m.
Bible Study

Community Events

March 30
FAMU Spring
Preview Day 

Cost $45
for bus tickets
with limited seating 
Junior and Senior
students and parents 
encouraged to attend 
To register visit 
click here
or contact
Charlotte Merritt

April 15-19
Mobile County
Public School
Spring Break

April 11
Veterans Job Fair
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fort Whiting Armory

Mark Your Calendar

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
GED Classes
to register
call 251.206.7498

Tutoring Available

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
For more information
Contact JoAnn Stone

March 30
Marriage Ministry
Dinner Social
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
FLC Multipurpose Room
$20 donation per couple

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