CHURCH EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
2023 Leadership Award Recipients
This year 2023 Award Recipients for the Pastor and Elect Lady Servant Award was presented to Sister Starlette Cancer and one of our youth, Brother Zion Boyd.
Sister Starlette Cancer works faithfully with the Youth Department, Missions Department, she assists with the Senior Luncheon, church special events committee., and many across the Jurisdiction have been blessed by her ministry of creativity.
Bother Zion Boyd can be seen in many areas of the church providing assistance to those who need it. He has a kind heart and loving spirit and shares it with everyone he meets. You can see him helping by sanitizing the pulpit and speaker podiums, working beside those in the audio department, and serving as the adjutant to the Pastor when he is needed, He loves to cheer up those that are homebound or sick and shut in with his handmade poster size greeting cards or pictures. Also, he works in the Mission ministry serving those in our community during our quarterly and holiday community events.
Both recipients are deserving of this award for their faithfulness to assisting wherever and whenever they were needed.
We thank God for them and for all their labor of love.
Welcome New Members
Friendly Church of God in Christ welcomed several new members to our church family in 2023, and we give God all the Glory!
We welcomed Brother Kevin Madison, the grandson of Deacon and Mother Lott; Sister Crystal Bates with daughter Yuri, who is the daughter and granddaughter of our church member the late Brother Albert Thomas, "Mr. T"; Sister Cynthia Forman with children Jayla, Amaurie, Arielle, and infant son; Mother Irene Fludd; and the Jackson family (Sister Carletta Jackson, Brother Anthony Jackson, and their grandson).
All have successfully completed their new members class and received the right hand of fellowship.
May God continue to grow this ministry to meet the needs of those within and outside the walls of the church.
New Sunday School Leaders
On January 7, 2024, during the First Sunday Service for 2024, Pastor Boyd appointed two new faithful Sunday School members in the following positions: Sunday School Superintendent, Sister Barbara Fincher, whom previously had been working as the Assistant to Deacon Charlie Smith. The second appointment was presented to Elder Timothy Marshall as the new Assistant Sunday School Superintendent.
Both appointees are faithful Sunday School workers and were welcomed with open applause from the church congregation.
Let us continue to attend Sunday School and remember, "if you know your Bible the Sunday School needs you, and if you don't know your Bible, you need the Sunday School."
CWC Christmas Fellowship 2023
On December 2, 2023, the Friendly Christian Women's Council had their Annual Christmas Fellowship. This year our holiday event attire included wearing our new CWC t-shirts. The CWC invited our seasoned mothers in the church and CWC age ladies.
After a successful year of Mission work, we joined together to do games, activities, and eat a catered holiday meal. This year our meal was catered by Carrabbas . Each lady in the room was presented a parting gift from the CWC President, Missionary Andrea Buggs. In lieu of pulling names, as we have done in the past, our president asked us to donate much needed items to a shelter in the area. We were very delighted to support her Mission initiative.
If you are 40 years and up, we encourage and welcome you to come be a part of the CWC (Christian Women's Club).
Childrens' Church has returned
The Sunshiners were eager and excited to return to their regular 3rd Sunday Children's Church Ministry in November 2023.
The Coordinator, Missionary Annette Moore and assistant Aspiring Missionary Terri James, do an excellent job of preparing lessons that encompasses the different types of learners that may be present in their class. Friendly has always been blessed to have both school and Ministry Educators in the church, which is a blessing for our Youth.
We encourage every parent with youth ages 4-11 to please join them on 3rd Sundays, in the Fellowship Hall, immediately after Offertory Worship during the 11:00 am service.
All Submitted Articles are written and submitted by
Missionary Carla Clemons