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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.

Posted by admin
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
 

Posted by admin
on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 18:36

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.
 
Hope Church of Dubuque, IA
by Ruth Graper
 
FM:  How did your church get started with disability ministry? Did you feel called to do this, did a certain scripture verse prompt you, or perhaps you know someone with intellectual disability?
 

Posted by admin
on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 15:05

Generosity comes in many forms. Whether it’s teaching, taking care of someone, giving a gift, or loving someone, generosity is a beautiful thing. We see so many amazing kinds of generosity in Friendship groups around the world, and they inspire us to give more every single day.

Posted by admin
on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 14:26

We continue our spotlight series this week with a new blog from Woodlawn CRC and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, MI. 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.
 

Posted by admin
on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 19:34

Join us on Monday, June 29, at our first annual golf outing at Railside Golf Club in Byron Center, Michigan! Here are just a few reasons to join as at this unique, first-time-ever event:
 

Public Access

You will have the opportunity to play 18 holes on a private course! Railside Golf Club is a private golf club that has kindly allowed us to host our event on their stunning grounds. Their course has been consistently ranked among the best in the area. You won’t want to miss ths!
 

Posted by admin
on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 14:00

We are eager to continue our spotlight series this week with a new blog from Trinity Presbyterian Church, located in Louisville, Kentucky. 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.
 

Posted by admin
on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 19:56

This is the third and final blog in our series answering the question:  How do you befriend an individual with higher needs? The first blog encouraged you to assume that your friend, though seemingly unaware of his or her surroundings, is actually very aware. The second blog provided a few tips and tools that may be helpful in walking friends through Bible study lessons.

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