Our Friendship Ministry group has existed since about 1989 (I still have and use slides and transparencies to prove it!) and is attended by mostly people who live in homes in our area and have 24-hour care. We have at least 30 members that attend on a weekly basis but are a group of at least 60 if everyone is counted.
We affectionately refer to our group as our church’s 7th and best campus. One of the outstanding features of our Sunday gatherings is that we worship for 45 minutes with our own worship team. Several members of the class lead their favorite songs and all that attend are encouraged to engage by playing rhythm instruments, joining the worship team, and suggesting songs. We also play a contemporary dance video to include more dance and movement in our
worship time. Some of our favorite videos to dance to are Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” Mercy Me’s “Happy Dance,” and TobyMac’s “Everything.” We really appreciate the Friendship Ministry team and the continually updated study resources for our message time.
Our volunteers just love being a part of a group that is made up of all God’s best! He brings us together and gives each person a sense of belonging and gives us a chance to experience our gifts. What makes my day at Friendship is discovering gifts that group members have so that we can help them engage more fully in our group! Thank you Friendship Ministries Team!
Beverly from Pennsylvania, USA