The Revival Season is upon us once again!! We are thankful to be in the number to fellowship with our sister churches. The FMBC Vocal Choir will “kick off” their season by worshiping with Second Wilson Baptist on Thursday, July 7th at 7:00pm.
The 2016 Vocal Choir Revival Schedule (shown below) lists — visiting churches — dates — times –uniform — for this season. The FMBC Vocal Choir solicit your prayers and support during this revival season. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Brenda Bradley (Secretary) at 803-371-7433 and/or Mrs. Bessie Dixon (Asst. Secretary/Choir Marshall) at 803-377-3661.
FMBC Youth Day will be observed on Sunday, August 14, 2016 immediately following Church in Study/Sunday School. All youth are asked to please be present for Church In Study/Sunday School (9:00am). For more information, please contact Sis. Sandy Evans (Youth Director).
The FMBC Youth Department will be sponsoring a *Back-To-School* Celebration on Monday, August 8th at 6:00pm located at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sandy Evans (Youth Director). Thank you.
The Youth Department is asking each ministry to donate school supplies for the youth. The Youth Council is asked to bring their supplies on Sunday (August 7) or Monday (August 8).
Students must be present to receive supplies. FMBC students not present will receive supplies following Sunday.SideNote: ♥2012 *Back-To-School* Bash held on Monday, August 1st at 6:00pm with Mr. Cedric Tidwell (Principal of Chester Middle School) as the guest speaker. ♥2013 *Back-To-School* Bash held on Saturday, August 3rd at 6:00pm with Rev. Willie E. Page (Pastor of FMBC) as the guest speaker. ♥2014 *Back-To-School* Bash held on Saturday, August 11th at 6:00pm with Sis. Tameka Sanders (Whitmire teacher) as the guest speaker. ♥2015 *Back-To-School* Bash held on Saturday, August 14th at 6:00pm .
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” I Corinthians 11:26
Holy Communion will be observed on Sunday, August 21, 2016 immediately following Morning Worship Service. All saved–baptized believers are asked to remain after service in observance.
Communion Duty for the Month of August: N/A
The 2016 Free Lunch Program starts on June 6th thru August 12th between the hours of 11:00a – 1:00p at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. If you have any questions, please contact Sis. Alberta McDaniel for further details.
What can be said? Our hearts are heavy and our minds are unclear. One thing is for certain, God has called our Shepherd home to join his growing army.
Rev. Page faithfully shepherded the congregation of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for 28 years according to the direct will of God until he was called home. His work on earth was of eternal value and, because of that, he will have eternal reward. We know that Rev. Page has already met people in heaven who have thanked him for leading them to the Lord. We have no doubt that others in the future will meet him in heaven expressing their gratitude for him having led them to the Lord as well.
Rev. Page’s race ended earlier than we anticipated, but we still have our own race to run, and he wouldn’t have it any other way than knowing we are giving our very best for the Kingdom of God.
Rest assured Rev. Page…this will not be the end of your story because the memory of your life and your influence will remain with us for an eternity. We will forever miss our friend and our beloved Pastor, but we rejoice in knowing he is with our Savior, Jesus. And in honor of His gained soldier, we say…
Ring out the welcome.
Swing wide the gates.
Choirs of angels stand and sing, “Amazing Grace.”
There’s one more soldier of the King.
Whose trials are past.
Ring out the welcome loud and clear –
He’s home at last.
Ending this tribute with his infamous words…”NOW RUN AND TELL THAT!” Rev. Page: May you Rest in Peace while in Heaven, Rev. Page. We will miss you dearly!!
♥ Loving You Always and Forever ♥
The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Family
FMBC would like to thank everyone of you for your attendance and financial support during this year’s GOD’S STOREHOUSE PLAN: “THE TITHE IS THE LORDS.” “Upon the first day of the week, let every one of you lay him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gathering when I come.” (1 Corinthians 16:2)
The following is a list of ways you can contribute:
Tithes, Missions, Building Fund Pledge, Building Fund, Transportation Fund, and Cemetery Fund.
Please write or indicate on the offering envelope your selection you wish to give to and the amount. Thank you.