Sunday's Sermon Topic:
Luke 13:10-17

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.


House of Agape
Prepare and serve meals
Offer encouragement
Lead in devotions
Bethel Warming Center
Provide supplies
Prepare and serve meals
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
Meets at 9:45
Classes available for:
Fellowship Class
Genesis Class
Discovery Class – 9:30 in Fellowship Hall
Choir Practice
Wednesday evening 7:00PM
Begins again August 28th 
Choir Loft
Praise Team
Wednesday evening 8:00PM
Begins again August 21st
email Pam @ pamelabth@live.com
with any questions regarding this ministry
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



Since our Forward Focus campaign and subsequent planning sessions,  we have embarked on an Intentional Discipleship Pathway. What does that mean?  That we want to be intentional in making disciples in each and every ministry and program of Friendship Church. Part of that is looking at ways we can engage our community, build relationships, and draw people into fellowship with Christ. We know many of you are excited to see how we can put this into action.  We will be receiving a resource booklet entitled
Engaging Your Community that contains thought provoking information and questions to consider as we attempt to engage our community and see all the people God is calling us to serve. If you would like to read this booklet and participate in a discussion group, please let
Pastor Karen or Sandy Ransom know and we will get a book to you.
The date for our first discussion group meeting is August 25th, 4PM in the Genesis classroom.



FUMC Fall Yard Sale to Benefit Building Improvements!
Start cleaning out your closets, basement, attic, storage buildings, etc. and
donate all your (unwanted) treasures to the cause!
The YARD SALE will be held under the portico on Sat, Sept 21, 2019 from 8am-12pm
(rain or shine). ALL proceeds will be used to fund the BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS!
PLEASE make plans to join us for some FUNdraising and fellowship!
**Donations can only be accepted the day of the event.
All items will be sold on a “first come, first served” cash-and-carry basis,
and all sales are final.
Any items that remain unsold at the completion of the yard sale
will be donated to local nonprofits.




Karen Starr
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.
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
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 has a mobile app that you can use to listen to audio, video and online tithe.


There’s a marvelous song in the musical, “The King and I.” The words of the chorus are, “Getting to know you. Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you. Getting to hope you like me, too.” The first few months of a new ministry relationship (church and pastor) are referred to as “the honeymoon.” The reasons for this referral are obvious. Much like newlyweds everything is new, exciting, wonderful, different and everyone loves each other. But, over a period of time, just like for the newlyweds, the honeymoon ends and then the real work, the true work of the relationship begins – finding our way together, in ministry and in service of the Lord. In 2018 the Bishop and the Cabinet of the SC UMC began offering a training program for pastors and SPRC chairs who would be experiencing moves. The month before the move a one day retreat called, “Transitions: Letting Go and Taking Hold” was held for the tri-districts at 4 different locations and times. The “Transitions” retreat offered a process by which the new minister and church could “get to know all about each other and get to like each other,” and begin to forge the bonds of a relationship and foundation for ministry.
It’s time to “get to know each other” and begin this journey of discipleship together.
The heart of the “Transitions” process is a series of group meetings held by host families within our church. These meetings will begin on Thursday, August 15th and be held every Thursday through the first of October. Your host will have contacted you and invited you to your meeting by August 10th. If you haven’t been contacted by then please get in touch with Sara Thompson at thompsons@comporium.net .
The meetings will be very informal and will offer me an opportunity to meet with small groups of 8-10 for an hour and a half and listen as you tell me about Friendship – what you love, what matters the most, your hopes and dreams . Through a few key questions I will begin to develop a portrait of Friendship UMC as the church we are and the church God is calling us to be.  Once all of the meetings are completed I will share that portrait with our Administrative Council. They will help me complete and refine the portrait by telling me what I heard and understood correctly, or, misunderstood. From that portrait, together, we will develop ministry goals for the upcoming year and we will share these goals with our entire Friendship UMC family. At the retreat we were told (the pastors) to listen and not try to provide answers for everything we heard. That’s a difficult job for some of us pastors, myself included, but I believe the strength of this process will lie in our ability to find God’s direction and our answers together. And, along the way may we “get to know all about each other and get to not only like each other, but begin to love each other in Christ Jesus.” In His Love, Karen.






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

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