by Tom VanWingerden, Executive Director of Friendship Ministries I know I’ve been writing a lot lately about my friends in our church’s Friendship group, but I am compelled to tell you at least one more story about a very dear […]
by Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ministerio Amistad Bayamo Granma is a province located in southeast Cuba where there are two hard-to-reach communities. In each of these communities there are people with different kind of intellectual disabilities. In Guamo, one of these communities, […]
by Heather DeBoer, Friendship Ministries Canada Traveling to conferences in other parts of the continent often gives our Friendship Ministries team wonderful opportunities. In October, Shellie Powers and I were headed to the Umbrella Conference in Calgary, Alberta. Shellie is […]
A spirit of “everyone serving everyone” and planning ahead for accessibility are two characteristics that mark this thriving group in Regina, SK. On any given Wednesday night, nearly a dozen paratransit busses from the city of Regina come to a […]
As fallen creatures, we often fall short of the life that God has called us to live. Despite these shortcomings, God’s grace allows us to be made whole again though him. That means growing in Christ by remaining faithful to […]
By Tiena Jones, Aylmer Christian Reformed Church, Aylmer, ON The Christmas Program has been the highlight of the group in Aylmer for many years. We present it to two of our local nursing homes on consecutive weeks. Then our main […]
What does a typical Friendship group look like? Easy answer – there’s no one “right” way to do an inclusive small group!
Many Sunday mornings I sit with my friend Bob during the worship service. Bob speaks very few words but is highly engaged in the activities and liturgy of the hour.
Our TOGETHER studies are just one way to encourage fellowship in your church! Many Friendship Groups have have incorporated creative ways to encourage ‘belonging’ into their own activities.
Are things feeling stale at your friendship group? Working with our Friends is always an awesome thing, but for some Friends, any “change” in your group can be a challenge. Let’s face it, change for many of us can be a challenge!