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on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 16:14

Spotlight:  Trinity United Methodist Church of Erie, PA
Lead Mentor:  Linda Snyder
 
This spotlight series shares inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting stories of friends and mentors choosing to be salt and light to those they know and love. Hopefully they inspire you to continue the work you do in your own church to share God’s love with people with intellectual disability.
 
FM:  How did your church get started with disability ministry?
 

Posted by admin
on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 18:19

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”
          – Harold Kushner
 
As we head into fall, we’ll be curling up more often under a blanket with a good book. Here are a few our staff members recommend you curl up with.
 
Adam, God’s Beloved
by Henri Nouwen
 

Posted by admin
on Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 19:16

But I don't know anyone with a disability…so why should my church have a disability ministry?
 
It’s an honest question, and one that we at Friendship Ministries hear from time to time. It is sometimes hard to spot individuals with disabilities, either because they hide their disabilities so well (often the case with people who have mental health issues) or because the people themselves are so well hidden (shut away in group homes, not brought to church by parents who fear they will be too disruptive…the stories go on and on).
 

Posted by admin
on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 18:56

For all of our Canadian members and groups – we have a great resource to share with you! Christian Stewardship Services is an organization made to help you plan, and give, no matter what stage you are in life.
 
Perhaps you have everything planned and think that you’re all set, but with a deeper look into your plan, CSS could uncover an oversight, like they did for Henny. 
 

Posted by admin
on Friday, July 17, 2015 - 17:36

Friendship’s Spotlight series shares inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting stories of friends and mentors choosing to be salt and light to those they know and love.

Calvary Chapel of Oxnard, CA
by Susan Hewer

FM:  How did your church get started with disability ministry?

Posted by admin
on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 14:24

What an amazing first Friendship Ministries Golf Outing!
 
Everything surrounding yesterday’s golf outing was beyond our expectations. Between the amazing turnout and support, to the beautiful (almost) sunny day we were blessed with, we couldn’t have asked for a better first annual Friendship Ministries Golf Outing.
 
We are so grateful to everyone who made this event possible: all of the sponsors, the endless raffle gift donations, and the amazing turnout of golfers, volunteers and friends!
 

Posted by admin
on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:49

For the past several years, Friendship has partnered with the Barnabas Foundation, an organization that helps people plan their giving to make maximum impact. One of the many services they offer is a Planned Gifts Calculator.

There are so many factors to consider when planning your estate and will. If you plan to give a portion to charity, we have a few easy tools from Barnabas Foundation to make sure you can calculate it accurately and easily. 

Posted by admin
on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 16:07

Friendship’s Spotlight series shares inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting stories of friends and mentors choosing to be salt and light to those they know and love.
 
St Joseph Church of Erie, PA
by Diana Englund
 
FM:  How did your church get started with disability ministry?
 

Posted by admin
on Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 18:28

It's your last chance to register for the Friendship Ministries Golf Outing!

Monday, June 29, 2015 | 11:30AM
Railside Golf Club | Byron Center, MI
 
SIGN UP before it’s too late! Friendship Ministries’ first annual golf event is coming up quickly on Monday, June 29. Don’t miss this opportunity to eat, drink, and socialize with Friendship supporters while playing 18 holes at Railside Golf Club and supporting our work in Grand Rapids and across the nation.

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on Monday, June 8, 2015 - 13:34

For the past several years, Friendship has partnered with the Barnabas Foundation, an organization that helps people plan their giving to make maximum impact. How can they help you? One way is by helping you plan your Estate.
 
Suggestions for Charitable Giving in Estate Plans
 

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