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!!
Eagle Scout Project:
In service for his Eagle Scout Project through the Boy Scouts of America, Jesse Parker is looking to make a brick walkway leading to the Meditation Tree in the back of Friendship Church. If you wish to purchase a brick In Memory of or In Honor of, please see the forms located in the lobby of the FLC or the Narthex of the Sanctuary.
Updated June 1, 2013
Our New Intern:
Allison has arrived into our her new church home for the next few months and we are excited to know that she will be delivering the message on Sunday, June 2nd at both of our Worship Services. Please be sure you say “hello” and introduce yourself and your family to her. Also, if you would like to schedule a meal, outing or fellowship time with her, you may do so by calling her direct on her cell phone at 919-268-7134. You may also email her at email@example.com.
Updated June 1, 2013
Saturday June 9th:
The Pastor Parish Relations Committee in partnership with the United Methodist Women invite you to a Recognition/Farewell Reception for Pastor Brad and his family on Sunday, June 9th at 2pm as they prepare for their next chapter in Durham.
All are invited to celebrate with us as we share in 8 years of Fellowship under Pastor Brad’s leadership through the Holy Spirit and our time together as a family.
Updated June 1, 2013
Sermon Series & Scripture:
June 2– Feed My Sheep: A Faith Journey
Welcome our Duke Intern, Allison DeLargy
Exodus 3 & 4 and John 21: 15-17
June 9-Our Kingdom Rocks
Fath, Hope & Love
Esther, Nehemiah, Luke & 1 Corinthians
Kingdom Rock VBS SUNDAY
June 16-Father’s Day
Pastor Brad’s last Sunday in the Pulpit
A Faith Full Parting
Acts 20: 17—38
June 23-United Methodist Men Sunday
Our UMM will present at the Message at both services
June 30-Led By Jesus
1 Thessalonians 1: 1—8
We welcome Rev. Diana Killian
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 Pastor's Heart
For the New Pastor
Here are some thoughts from a Pastor about how you can be a blessing to Rev. David Hamlyn, his wife Leia, and their children, Emma and Luke:
- Pray for the family by name until they move here, and then keep on praying.
- Importantly, introduce yourself to all of them every time you meet them. With over 200 in worship and over 600 folks that come and go, name repetition is helpful. After eight years, and working at it, I still get confused.
- If asked or willing, help do some extra cleaning in the parsonage in preparation for their arrival. Contact Shirley Sherrill at 464-2097 if you are able.
- Make the whole family feel welcome by accepting them, and not comparing them to other Pastors and their families.
- Buy a gift card for a restaurant so that they can eat out for a change during the busyness of the moving season.
- Let them know you are praying for them and by all means, send them a note at:
3803 Mt. Olive Church Road
Newton, NC 28658
- Be in worship this summer, every Sunday unless sick or on vacation. Nothing is more encouraging to a Pastor than to know you take God's claim on your life seriously.
- Stop by and visit after July 2nd. Introduce yourself, don't stay long though unless asked. They will be busy trying to get settled.
- After they have some time to get oriented, invite them to your house for a meal, or out for a meal.
- Finally, as your current Pastor, just treat them like you have treated me and my family for the past precious 8 years. They will know they are loved, appreciated, and blessed.
God be with you,
Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School
You and your friends are invited to our Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School during the week of June 2nd-6th. You will meet; Truman, Duke, Sir Valiant, Swift and Victoria as they teach you to STAND STRONG. We hope you will join us nightly for dinner at 6pm with Worship and our Epic Adventure.
3rd Annual Cruisin' for Christ Car/Truck/Show
Our 3rd Annual Cruisin’ For Christ Car Show is coming up on Saturday, June 1st and we need your help! 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 sold ice cream. Help is also needed helping pass out flyers to personal invites, the managing 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 or you can reach him at his business Richies Rides at 828-464-6767.
This community event promises to be a great time of fellowship, ministry and most of all, OUTREACH!
~We hope you can help~
Thanks for the great gift of serving you for the past eight years. Your faith, prayers, and heart to serve Jesus has allowed us to fulfill our mission of "Making disciples for Jesus Christ."
As Debbie, Lauren, Doug, Jacob and I have experienced, you are a Church that lives up to her name, Friendship. As a parting request, I simply ask for your prayers as we move into this next season of mission and ministry, as well as prayers for Rev. Hamlyn and his family. Your love for us will be carried with us for the rest of our lives.
I look forward to seeing you during worship in June. Our last Sunday will be Sunday, June 16th. If I don't get to see you between now and then, I thank you for your love and prayers, and I look forward to spending eternity with you.
It has been a pleasure to serve you.
Rev. Brad Thie
I would just like to say THANK YOU to Friendship for all the hard work and support that has gone into making the CoNexTions service a real blessing!! Friendship took a great leap of faith by starting this service and in return we have averaged a little over 50 people every Wednesday night since January of this year. The vision was to reach out to the community and that vision has been accomplished several times. In addition CoNexTions has been able to offer an additional service to those that are unable to make Sunday services, that are seeking a time of fellowship with other Christians, and that may work unconventional schedules.
CoNexTions will be taking a summer break, with the last service being held on the evening of May 8th. Guest Pastor for this service will be Rev. Lucy Robbins, a former Duke Intern, now Pastor of Caroleen UMC. I look forward to her message as well as seeing each and all of you there on May 8th.
CoNexTions is scheduled to resume services in September. We are in need of people to help greet, cook food, help clean up, or set up and take down chairs. If you have a desire to help out in any capacity please let me or Judy Robinson know. We all have different gifts that we can offer and we can also offer these gifts up seasonally. In addition we are in need of everyone at Friendship to help pray for this service. Our desire is to reach out to the community as well as minister to our own church family. In order to do this successfully we need to be in prayer for God's Will to be done.
Thank you again for your support of the CoNexTions service.
In His Service,
Upper Room Daily Devotional
"A church committed to making disciples for Jesus Christ."