WALK WITH JESUS

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

 

THE PARABLES OF JESUS

Six week Bible Study begins Tuesday, September 10th, led by Bruce Chapman. 
Meet in the Fellowship Hall - Light meal at 6:00pm , study begins at 6:30pm.
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Know Christ, Grow in Christ, Go with Christ

Friendship United Methodist Church is more than a church – we are a family!
Friendship  is a loving, friendly group of people striving to be a beacon in our community.
We are Christians growing in faith who seek to lead others into a relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
We are friends, family and neighbors reaching out in ministry to those around us.  We are willing to cry together and laugh together.
At  Friendship, you will find people who are committed to God and willing to serve Him and follow wherever He leads.

 GET INVOLVED AT FRIENDSHIP UMC

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OUTREACH MINISTRY
 
House of Agape
Prepare and serve meals
Offer encouragement
Lead in devotions
 
Bethel Warming Center
Provide supplies
Prepare and serve meals
 
Knitwits
 
Project Hope
Hope House assists more than 30 families each day.  They provide help with food, medical and utility expenses.  How can we help?
Gather supplies
Volunteer
 
 
 
sundayschool
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Meets at 9:45
Classes available for:
Children
Youth
Adults:
Fellowship Class
Genesis Class
Discovery Class – 9:30 in Fellowship Hall
 
 
MUSIC MINISTRY
 
Choir Practice
Wednesday evening 7:00PM
Begins again August 28th 
Choir Loft
 
Praise Team
Wednesday evening 8:00PM
Begins again August 21st
Sanctuary
 
email Pam @ pamelabth@live.com
with any questions regarding this ministry
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BIBLE STUDY
 
Deeper Still
First & Third Tuesday @ 10:30AM
Fellowship Hall
 
The Parables of Jesus
Beginning in September
Tuesday PM 
Fellowship Hall
Light Meal 6:00
Study 6:30
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 LETTER FROM PASTOR KAREN

Take a preacher with a brilliant plan and approximately 6 children. Well . . . if you were there this past Sunday morning (August 25th) you witnessed the children’s sermon. If you weren’t there you’ve probably heard about it by now. One thing you need to know is that I create my own children’s sermons, and I try to base them on the main point of my sermon, thus allowing for continuity in our worship service. So, how do you convey the concept of “the touch of Christ turning God loose in our lives?” Apparently the toy section of Walmart was not the place to start! It seemed perfect at the time – pop pops. These little round discs filled with slime and small toy animals. When you popped them, they freed the small toy animals, thus, turning them loose.
Okay, everybody, go ahead and laugh at me now. No, I’ve never been a parent, and no, I do not have any grandchildren. What could go wrong I thought? How was I to know that slime is exciting and a really big deal? By the time all was said and done, slime was released with much enthusiasm and joy, and I am convinced the small toy animals were thrilled to be set loose so they could escape! But, I believe something else was set loose that morning at Friendship. Amidst the laughter, a spirit of joy, excitement, and anticipation – the “I can’t wait to see what God does next” feeling that makes you want to be a part of church and God’s family. That’s what I want happening at Friendship UMC. I want us to turn God loose in our lives, our church, and our community. So, get ready, my friends, things are going to start popping!
 
In Christ’s Love,
Karen
 

 EVENTS

BIBLE STUDY

The Parables of Jesus – Begins September 10th

Tuesday Evenings 6:00 Light Supper – 6:30 study begins – Fellowship Hall

CLANG BUCKETS

The children are collecting loose change and dollar bills after the children’s sermon.
The Clang Buckets collection is for Epworth Children’s Home,
next collection – October 20th.
 

CORN MAZE AT MCCLEOD’S FARM

Sunday, October 20, we are planning a trip to McCleod’s Farm after church.
We will have lunch on the way down and then go through the Corn Maze there at the farm. Please let Joyce Newman know if you are interested.
 

150 YEAR CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP UMC

This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of Friendship United Methodist Church.
A huge celebration is planned for November 2nd. Please put this on your calendar and make plans to attend. Here is how you can help make this a success. We are asking you to send us a memory or picture(s) so we can add to a memory wall we hope to create.
How has Friendship helped shape your Christian faith?
What memories do you have of Friendship that you can share with us?
Either mail your memories to the church or email them to fumcrh+FUMC150@gmail.com

HONORING OUR VETERANS

Sunday, November 10, after church service,
we will have a covered dish lunch honoring our Veterans.
The meat will be provided. 
If you have memorabilia or artifacts of your time in service, bring so we can showcase.
 

A PLACE FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a time of joy, with sparkling lights, wreaths on front doors, packages under the tree. It’s a time for family gatherings and warm memories.
We hope you will join us this season as we celebrate the birth of Christ.
Friendship has a Place for You this Christmas
Christmas Sing Along
December 1st, 6:00 PM
Sing favorite Christmas songs and feast on Christmas goodies and hot cocoa.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24th, 10:00 PM
 

LADIES CHRISTMAS DINNER

Sunday, December 15, we will have a Ladies Christmas Dinner @ 6:00.
All ladies are invited to attend
 

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
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Karen Starr
 Pastor
 
A Columbia native,  Rev. Karen Starr is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University. In addition, she received training as a hospital chaplain and counselor through the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency program at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Her continuing educational efforts have been focused on the areas of preaching, prayer, and evangelism, and she has attended preaching clinics by Dr. William Willimon, prayer workshops by Terry Tekyl, and four Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism for clergy. She has been a consultant in the development of literature for children and youth; a certified EMT; a Board member of various communities’ Councils on Aging; an active Lions Club member; a volunteer at the “Visiting Vietnam Wall”; a rescue dog owner; a horseback rider; a spectator at events involving children from her congregations; and an avid reader.
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Pam Chapman
Music Director
 
I grew up in the Friendship Community, and consider Friendship part of my family. My desire is to help those with gifts in music find place of service at Friendship. What drives me in ministry is the opportunity to help others become contributors in music ministry. Things that bring joy to my heart include: leading and seeing others come to Christ, seeing others use their gifts in ministry, and watching people become worshipers of God through their personal worship times and through lifestyles of worship. I came to know the Lord as Savior at the age of eight in my home.  At twenty I came to a personal understanding of Jesus Christ and finally understood grace. My desire in ministry is to serve the Lord in the local church. I desire to use my gifts and talents to further the gospel of Christ, to help the church become a place where the arts are awesome venues of ministry, and to serve alongside people of God who are servants of the Lord. .
 
Peggy Frese
Secretary
 
I was born in West Virginia and moved to
South Carolina when I was four years old.
I graduated from Rock Hill High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University in Business Administration with emphasis in finance and a minor in mathematics. I married my wonderful husband, Dale, in 2001.
I have two married children, six grandchildren, and am “critter-momma” to two large breed dogs. After working in the telecommunications industry for many years, I retired in 2004 to be
a “nanny” to my middle granddaughter.
I began working at Friendship in May 2009.
In addition, I am a freelance literary editor working primarily for a publishing house based in Queensland, Australia. Being a United Methodist made the transition into the secretarial role easy. I love my “Friendship” family and feel blessed to serve this church.
 

FRIENDSHIP UMC MOBILE APP

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WHERE WE ARE LOCATED
 
1200 Neely Store Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Email: fumcrh@gmail.com
Office (803) 324-0172
Parsonage (803) 324-0144
  

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