The H.B. Sampson, Sr. Scholarship Pledge to Excellence ” started Sunday, March 8, payments were due on or before Sunday, July 5 . If you have not honored your pledge it's not too late. Thank you for supporting the youth of Friendship.


FMBC Youth Ministry on the move
Attention Youth and Parents:
Please join us for our Youth Ministry Monday night virtual meetings on the following dates:
July 20, 2020
All meetings will begin at 7:00 pm via Zoom. The director and counselors are excited and preparing lessons, games, and fun with you in mind. If you have any questions, call Sis. Marjorye Robinson at 361-857-3933 for more information. 
President Tolbert has decided to offer e-Congress classes for free this year! That's right, there is no cost to attend; however, you do need to register to get the link to join the class.  By registering for free, it gives you access to one morning and afternoon class. Please click on the appropriate link below to register for your morning and afternoon classes. Once you register, please check your email for registration confirmation and link to join on July 14-16, 2020.

Classes will be held on Zoom, which is an online video platform. Participants have the option to join from their computer or smartphone. For those wishing to join via telephone, on your registration confirmation will be a dial in phone number. 

If you choose to purchase books for your classes, they can be purchased on Amazon.com or Christianbook.com.
Walter M. Burton of Richmond (Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton and Waller counties) served in the 15th (1876), 16th (1879), and 17th (1881-82) legislatures.


Burton was one of four African Americans to win a seat in the Senate in the 19th century. He was said to be Texas's best-dressed state senator and was the owner of a sizable plantation in Fort Bend County. His personal fortune was an estimated $50,000. One of the better-known African-American legislators, his white colleagues in the Senate once presented Burton with a gold-headed ebony cane as a token of respect.
During the 15th legislative session, Senator Burton opposed the expansion of the county convict law that allowed "all commissioners' courts to employ for public work any convict guilty of a misdemeanor of petty offense." Some felt that this law was similar to slavery. Burton also presented a petition from Fort Bend citizens who protested against employment of convicts in their county.
When the enrollment dwindled at Alta Vista Agricultural College in late 1878, Senator Burton, with support from Representative Holland, worked to save it. Burton realized that "many blacks who had grown up on the farm would not be interested in any kind of agriculture, scientific or otherwise" so he introduced a bill "to establish a normal and manual school for colored youths." Alta Vista was converted into a training school for African-American teachers and renamed Prairie View Normal School. It eventually became Prairie View A & M University.
Primary Run Off Election: July 14, 2020

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Let us remember our Sick and Shut-In Members and Bereaved Families in prayer. Join us Wednesday night at 7:00pm for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study via Conference Line.The number is 346-248-7799. Meeting ID 837 6216 6181.