Greetings Friendship Family!

This is Pastor Jaron Singley and I greet you in the AWESOME NAME of Jesus Christ our Lord!
Our Senior Pastor, Kenneth C. Curry, Jr.  is away this week and has asked me to provide a couple announcements.

But just before I do that, I want to encourage us to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT on Sunday to celebrate our beloved Pastor's 10th Pastoral Anniversary.  It is OUR anniversary as Pastor & People! 

Our beloved pastor had been there with us and for us during the joyous and the most stressful and difficult times of our lives. When we are in the hospital or dealing with loss, dealing with family issues, or when life requires difficult choices, Pastor Curry is often the first person called. His role as a counselor and a mentor is a vital part of the ministry.

Not only does Pastor Curry preach the WORD on Sunday mornings, but he holds this role 365 days of the year, and this is not a 9 to 5 job. It is not uncommon for him to be called in the middle of the night. And when he is not actively preaching or counseling, he and his lovely wife, Lady Karima Curry live their lives as role models and leaders in the church and in the community.

That’s why God has instructed us to celebrate His servant leaders.

“The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” (1 Timothy 5:17).

The good news is that we can make a difference!  Read more below on how you can bless our beloved Pastor & Lady Curry.  See you Sunday!

Now here are these few announcements! 
Join us for a virtual fellowship on tomorrow, September 23, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.  Our "guest" speaker, Sis. Tonya Whiteside of The Whiteside Group, and a beloved member of Friendship Baptist Church, will share with us on how we can begin the journey to Embracing Spiritual Freedom in Christ!

Imagine a life where you are no longer held back by fears, doubts, or limiting beliefs – a life where you are free to accelerate toward your fullest potential and purpose in Christ.  Just as a vehicle can't move forward with the brake engaged, our souls are hindered when we cling to resistance and hesitation. Releasing guides you toward greater fulfillment and alignment on your spiritual journey.  It's time to Release the Brake Pedal and accelerate toward the abundant and joyous life in Christ which has been prepared especially for you! Go HERE to register.
The Friendship Baptist Church, Yorba Linda, CA, is thrilled to announce the 10th Pastoral
of our pastor, Rev. Kenneth C. Curry, Jr. On Sunday, September 24th, 2023, during
the 8:00 am and 11:30 am worship services, we will celebrate 10 years of Pastor Curry’s faithful
service as Senior Pastor
. We are looking forward to your participation as we express gratitude
for our diligent servant leader. There are many ways for you to participate on this special
occasion: give a monetary gift, attend one of the celebration worship services, and/or partake in
the celebration reception activities.

Our theme for this milestone celebration is A Mission Minded Pastor Following the Master’s
inspired by John 4:34. During the services, we will honor our Pastor’s commitment to staying on mission with Christ in leading our church to be a holy offering that is Bible Based, Christ Centered, and Saved to Serve. After each service, we will host celebration receptions to say “thank you” for dedicated service to the church, local communities, and Kingdom of God at large. You are invited to join us for food, fun, fellowship, and friendship in-person on the Friendship Baptist Church campus.

To give a monetary gift, you may give on the Friendship Baptist Church website in the Give category. Please select Pastor’s Anniversary in the “fund” drop-down menu to ensure your gift is properly credited. If you attend in-person there will be special Pastor’s Appreciation Day envelopes designated; you may also mail your gift to the church office at 17145 Bastanchury Rd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886.

Parents and grandparents - Prayerfully your little ones are off to a great start in school this year. With the new academic year comes the start of a new year for our Scholarship ministry.  The scholarship ministry is now taking open enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year for all First through Twelfth grade students. Please ENROLL HERE.

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Lastly, in the last several weeks, I have told the congregation we are in a $200,000 deficit. Our deficit continues, and my team and I are concerned. We need ALL members to continue to be faithful and generous, and we also need you to help encourage the others in our membership and fellowship to do so. We must try and close the gap and raise the budgeted amount by the end of the year. We must raise essentially $1.2M by December 31st. We have a tremendous amount of work to do. You may give HERE.

Also, please continue to pray for the Future NOW Initiative. God is up to something!

Also, please continue to pray for the Future NOW Initiative. God is up to something! Plan are being reviewed and we are making progress!

On the pledge form, please indicate your planned pledge amount and your frequency of giving. Again, if you have the printed form, please put your total pledge amount on the KICK STARTER LINE. Then tell us, on that form, whether you will give your pledge over 12 months or 15 months. Lastly, please tell us the frequency of your giving, whether you will give weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly (as a one-time gift). Also, the form is available online HERE.  

General Church things to remember:
  • 2023 CHURCH THEME:
      Resilient Faith
      Ephesians 6:10-18 ESV

      September – Building the Kingdom of God
     Hebrews 10:24-25; Rom 8:1-3; Heb 13:1-3; Jam1:7; Mark 2:17

     We invite everyone to consider reading God’s Word this year! As of today, you have  100 days to complete a Bible reading plan, including today. At Friendship, we encourage every member to read one of six Bible reading plans in the year. Consider joining a Bible-reading small group that will be starting soon! The plans include:
✔️ The entire Bible,
✔️ The Pentateuch (or the first five books of the Old Testament),
✔️ The entire Old Testament,
✔️ The Gospels (or the first four books of the New Testament),
✔️ The entire New Testament, and
✔️ Psalms and Proverbs (3 times)

      Remember,  Health Care Ministry is sponsoring a weekly Health Walk every Saturday  from 7:00 am to 7:35 am led by Rev. Aubrey Craig and Sister Sandra Jones. This is a 30-minute walk. The walking group will meet on the corner of Bastanchury Road and Rose Drive.  If you want to participate, show up with water and energy snacks. Water and snacks will not be provided. For more information, please call Sister Sandra Jones at  909-438-7217.

      We invite you to stay after the first service or come earlier for the second service to attend EX-Hour in person. Remember, we have two adult classes meeting in person on campus and a Young Adult Class. They meet as follows:
  • Adult Class One (Sanctuary): The team teaching in the Sanctuary includes Lady Karima Curry, Pamela Jones, Deacon Demetrius Linebarger, Melanie Porter, Vivian Randolph, & Deacon James Shelby
  • Adult Class Two (Carrington Building Room 217): The team teaching in the Carrington Building Room 217 includes Le Shon Archer, Deacon Rick Archer, Karen Ammons, Gwen Matthews, and Rev. Phil Yoder
  • Young Adults Class (Carrington Building Rooms 207-208): This class is designed for those aged 18-35.
  • EX HOUR: Virtual Ex-Hour meets weekly on Sundays via ZOOM. Join us for class at 10:00 am via this link HERE.
  • YOUTH EX HOUR: Our in-person youth EX-Hour takes place during our designated EX Hour time in the Multipurpose Building. Parents, please encourage your students to join youth teachers for this biblically fun opportunity to learn God’s Word, connect with others, and grow.
  • CHILDREN’S EX-HOUR: As stated in previous weeks, our Children’s EX-Hour is back and meets on Sundays at 10am in the Multipurpose Building. Parents, please note you must check in and check out your children weekly for Ex-Hour.  
  • MOMMIES WITH BABIES: We have our Mommies with Babies class simultaneously during EX-Hour in the Multipurpose Building. Mommies with two years old and younger children are invited to this EX-HOUR class and are encouraged to bring their children with them! Come for encouragement, community, and growth! Amen!
  • WEDNESDAY Prayer Day: Join us each Wednesday for Prayer. We pray at 6:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 6:30 pm. To connect with our prayer services, please follow this link HERE or dial in at +1 (413) 418-4274 and use the PIN 287683504#. 
  • FBC FOOD BANK OPEN: The FBC Food Bank is OPEN with a new drive-thru system where our clients will receive a pre-packaged food box and a bag of groceries.  The Food Bank’s hours of operation are Tuesday - Thursday, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm.  

That is all I have!


Rev. Jaron Singley
Executive Pastor of Ministries