May
24
2024
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FRIDAY, 5/24/24

MAJOR CHANGE IN PLANS FOR THE FRIENDSHIP FAMILY!  We will NOT be meeting for a joint service with the Grand Bay Church of God this Sunday evening, May 26!  There has been a death that will affect many of their church family and the service will be at 4:00PM in Baldwin County.  Therefore, we will be meeting at Friendship at 5:00PM for our regular service.  FYI – our joint service with the GBCOG has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 9, at 5:00PM.  Pass the word about this change, please.

Betty McMann is in the hospital.  Pray for her and for Darrell during this time.

Infant Everly Perry is having some struggles.  The family appreciates all of the continued prayer support.

Grady & Carolyn were spotted at the Waffle House yesterday.  However, Grady still needs our prayers in a big way.

Beth Rockwell remains at home but is also in need of our prayer support.

Jerry Francisco is also at home.  Jerry “celebrated” his eighty-seventh birthday on Wednesday but that was a really bad day for him physically.  He and Sandra have such a sweet spirit.  They appreciate the prayers.

Service at the Mission of Hope tonight beginning at 7:00PM.  Bro. Abel will bring the message from the Word and his wife, Candy, will minister in song.  Pray for this service.

We are now on a regular schedule on our campus this Sunday morning and evening.  Miss Jeanette, will you please plan the music for Sunday evening as Brad will be in “paradise” (per Mariam).  Thank you!

Pray for my brother’s mission team in Guatemala from now until Thursday, 5/30.  All hands are now on deck.

I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus.

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May
23
2024
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THURSDAY, 5/23/24

Our church office is open today from 9:00AM until noon.  Laura Fosmore will be there manning the proverbial fort.

Please note that the church office will be closed on Monday, 5/27, for Memorial Day.

No real changes or updates on any of the folks for whom we have been praying.  Just keep praying!

My good friend and brother in the Lord, Dr. Rex Looney, is making a ministry move.  This Sunday, 5/26, will be his last Sunday at First Baptist Hartselle as he will begin ministering at the Wooley Springs Baptist Church in Toney, Alabama on Sunday, June 2.  Dr. Rex is as good as they come!  He is as good as they come when it comes to leading worship and WSBC is fortunate to be getting him on their staff.  Dr. Rex may just be the most faithful of the thirteen readers of the blog!  He keeps Dr. Jack Bailey and me going!  Fun fact – WSBC will have VBS beginning 6/3 and will be attending the STS youth camp 6/21 – 24.  Congratulations Dr. Rex and Mitzi!

I am asking each member of the Friendship family who will be in town this weekend to join us for Sunday School and worship this Sunday morning and THEN join us for a joint worship service at the Grand Bay Church of God beginning at 5:00PM.  We will be traveling to their campus for this service.  Pray, invite others and join us!

The final twenty-six folks from the Danville area will join my brother, Eddie, Pastor Joe David Bailey, Pastor Spencer Bell, Pastor Josh Nelson and others today as they will be ministering on GRACE Mountain until May 30.  Obviously, my wife is there as well.  Pray for Deidra!  Just saying!

I pray that you will have a great Thursday with Jesus.

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May
22
2024
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WEDNESDAY, 5/22/24

Regular schedule on our campus this morning and evening.  Come join us!

Grady Walker was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon and is now at home on hospice.  Pray for Grady & Carolyn.

Pastor Gene Clark’s wife, Sue, did very well through surgery yesterday.  Praise the Lord!  Keep praying!

Infant Everly Perry is doing well and they plan to close the incision today.  Pray!

I do not have an update on how Kathy King’s first day of chemo went but do ask that you keep praying.

Miss Annie had to be taken to the hospital but was returned back to the rehab facility last night.  What an ordeal.  What a day!

Bro. Abel had a goal of at least one hundred and fifty children registering online for our VBS.  Done!  Praise the Lord!  Pray for VBS!

Bro. Chris is trying to finalize our student camp numbers.  I am hearing of some folks who are using the “red truck” syndrome in order to keep their students from attending.  Folks, camp has the potential to be a spiritually life changing event in your child’s life!  It is where God called me to the ministry at fifteen years of age.  However, that “event” cannot take place if your child is not present.  Just saying!  Why not contact Bro. Chris right now and see if there is a space available for your student?

Henry & Sue Wyse asked me to share with you their absolute appreciation over the love offering given to Hunter & Josie!  Their budget is two thousand dollars per month and that is basically what you gave.  To God be the glory!

My brother, Eddie, and his wife, Sue, arrived safe and sound on GRACE Mountain yesterday afternoon.  Twenty-one others will join them today and then twenty-six more will do so tomorrow.  Pray for them to have a great week of ministry.

I pray that you will have a great Wednesday with Jesus.

 

 

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May
21
2024
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TUESDAY, 5/21/24

I have a red truck!  Hello!

I failed to mention in yesterday’s entry the great job done by our music ministry in Sunday’s services.  First, the adult choir was fifty-one folks strong under the leadership of Miss Jeanette accompanied on the piano by Miss Kim.  How about that!  Then, Miss Dede “school teacher” Tagert and her son, Ian, did a great job of leading our children’s choir in our evening service.  Sweet Leslee Harrington finished the musical portion of that service by leading our preschoolers in blessing us with their singing and cuteness!

Brad, Emmy & Shiloh did great in sharing the special in our morning service.  Good stuff!

My apologies for my forgetfulness yesterday morning!

Kathy King begins her treatment plan today.  Pray for Kathy, Matt & Jasmine.

Pastor Gene Clark’s wife, Sue, will have her heart shocked today in hopes of then being able to do surgery on her broken hip.  Pray for all to go well.

Grady Walker is still in the hospital.  Not sure what is next for him.  Pray for Grady & Carolyn.

I do not have an update on the Perry infant but I do know they have a social media site set up.  I just depend on Katelyn Johnson to keep me updated and she does it very well.

I have hopes to meet with Miss Annie’s doctor this morning to discuss her situation.  This is actually Lisa’s job but she is traveling the world while I handle all of the duties at home!  Just saying!

I strongly encourage the members of the Friendship family to join us in attending the 5:00PM service this Sunday, 5/26, at the Grand Bay Church of God.  Pastor Jamie Passman and his folks have been so gracious to agree to host us for this special service.  The preaching will not be much but the combined music effort will be outstanding!  Folks, do not miss this one!

Our church office hours are now Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00AM until noon.  Bro. Abel and I are readily available 24/7.

I pray that you will have a great Tuesday with Jesus.

 

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May
20
2024
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MONDAY, 5/20/24

Good Monday morning.  Running a bit late this morning.  My apologies.

Wow, we were blessed with two great services yesterday.  I have received very positive comments on our evening service.  Folks, God is good!

The final total for the “Wyse offering” is not yet known but it will be in the neighborhood of two thousand dollars.  Thank you for giving to the Lord!

Grady Walker remains in the hospital and is not doing well.  Please pray for Grady & Carolyn.

Kathy King begins chemotherapy treatments tomorrow.  She definitely needs our prayer support.

Mike & Cindy Perry’s granddaughter came through the surgery but is in critical condition. Please pray fervently!

Pastor Gene Clark’s wife, Sue, fell and broke her hip Saturday.  She needs surgery but is in afib which prevents her from having surgery.  She is in serious condition.  Pray for Pastor Gene & Sue.

Our church office hours are now Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 9:00AM until noon.  Laura Fosmore will be in the office during those days/hours.

By the way, the church office will be closed next Monday, 5/27, for Memorial Day.

I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus.

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May
17
2024
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FRIDAY, 5/17/24

Wow, have I really missed posting an entry for the past two days?  Personally, I think something must be wrong with your computer.  Call Rhett Butler for a free examination of your computer!

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST – Mike & Cindy Perry’s newborn granddaughter will be having heart surgery beginning at 5:00AM our time today.  The surgery is expected to last nine hours.  This is obviously a critical surgery!  Pray, pray, pray!  Katelyn Johnson can tell you how to keep up with this situation via FB.

Visited with Grady & Carolyn Walker yesterday afternoon.  Grady has been moved to a regular room due to the absolute insistence of Carolyn.  Grady is not doing well.  Keep praying!

High school class of 2024 – we will recognize those graduates who attend Friendship this Sunday morning, 5/19.  This will be the first thing in our order of service so do not be late if you are a family member!

We would love to have at least fifty folks join us in the choir this Sunday morning.  Practice at 8:15AM.  Come join us!

VBS worker’s meeting this Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:00PM.  Bro. Abel will lead this meeting.

Bro. Chris will lead a meeting of the students who will be attending camp this Summer.  Meeting begins at 4:15PM in the youth building.  Parents are obviously encouraged to attend.

We will finish with our “I Am A Church Member” study this Sunday night beginning at 5:00PM.  Our children’s choir will be singing during that service.

We were blessed with a great time of food and fellowship this past Wednesday.  Many thanks to each person who helped in any way.  Johnny & Sharlene Sessions were the ones with the idea and they had much help.  Again, thank you to all!

Katelyn Johnson is asking folks who have helped with food in recent weeks to please get their dishes from the Preschool Building kitchen.  Like yesterday!  If not, they will be discarded.

Lisa and I will be traveling today and tomorrow in order to attend our great niece’s wedding.  Lord willing, Lisa will leave early Sunday AM headed to Guatemala for two weeks.  I have plans to be in the pulpit this Sunday morning and evening.

I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus.  Next scheduled blog entry – Monday, 5/20.  Just FYI.

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May
14
2024
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TUESDAY, 5/14/24

Leslie Hacker was kind enough to call me yesterday to share the arrangements for Randy Collins, Sr.  The visitation will take place Thursday, May 16, from 10:30AM until the noon service time.  Visitation and service will be from the Cowboy Baptist Church on Argyle Road.  Keep praying for Randy’s family.

I was able to visit with Grady & Carolyn Walker yesterday afternoon.  They had not received any test results at that time.  Grady is restless.  Pray for Grady & Carolyn.

Fish fry tomorrow, 5/15, immediately following our morning service.  Everyone who attends the service is most welcome to attend the fish fry.  Potato salad (Stacey & Gayla) and baked beans (Lisa) provided.  You bring the desserts.

How is that sin list going?

I pray that you will have a great Tuesday with Jesus!

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May
13
2024
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MONDAY, 5/13/24

We were blessed with a really good service yesterday morning.  Mother’s Day is like Easter Sunday when it comes to attendance.  I am thankful to each person who attended our service.  I am thankful to God for His blessings!

Grady Walker remains in the hospital.  Grady needs our prayers in a great way.

The family of Randy Collins will make arrangements today.  Keep praying for them.

Fish fry this Wednesday immediately following our morning service (for those who attend the service).  We will meet in the CAB.  Stacey & Gayla are providing the potato salad.  Lisa is providing the baked beans.  Those attending are asked to bring a dessert.

I pray that you will have a great Monday with Jesus.

 

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May
10
2024
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FRIDAY, 5/10/24

Randy Collins departed this life and entered Heaven earlier this morning.  Pray for Randy’s family as they walk through this valley.

The visitation with the Bobby Switzer family will take place from the Holder Wells Funeral Home on Main Street tomorrow morning from 9:30AM until 11:00AM.  A graveside service will take place in the Orange Grove Cemetery immediately following the visitation.  Continue to pray for the Bobby Switzer family.

Visited with Grady & Carolyn yesterday afternoon.  He is having a procedure today and another is scheduled either Monday or Tuesday.  Keep praying!

Miss Annie Hayes is scheduled to be moved to a rehab facility at some point today.  My wife, Lisa, has done a great job of being there for Miss Annie and handling all of the necessary arrangements.  Thank you for praying for Miss Annie.

Please continue to pray for the others on our prayer list.

Regular schedule on our campus this Sunday morning – Sunday School begins at 9:00AM follows by our worship service at 10:00AM.  Remember, there will be no service or other activities on our campus Sunday evening.  Happy Mother’s Day!

I pray that you will have a great Friday with Jesus.

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May
09
2024
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ARRANGEMENTS FOR BOBBY SWITZER

The arrangements for Bobby Switzer are as follows:  public visitation on Saturday, 5/11, from 9:30AM until 11:00AM from the Holder Wells Main Street Chapel.  Immediately following the visitation there will be a graveside service at the Orange Grove Cemetery.  I will post the obituary from the funeral home once it is available online.  Keep praying for the Bobby Switzer family.

 

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