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Thank you for supporting the Friendship Center

 

Merry Christmas and thank you for supporting the Friendship Center!!!!!

We had our annual Disciples Teen Group Movie Night on Monday, December 10th and took 15 teenagers to see “The Grinch” at the Altoona Movie Theaters. Chris, our leader, has done a fantastic job of reaching this community and giving the teenagers a safe place to hang out after school, complete a creation DVD series and share a weekly meal. The teenagers had a blast receiving popcorn and drinks while lounging out on the recliners. Some kids were so impressed that one said, “Even the bathrooms smell great here” while others tweeted out to their friends where they were and replied, “My friends are jealous of me.”

Our next trip will be to Boone, Iowa at Seven Oaks for our annual Snow Tubing Night. Each teenager will cost about $20 for two hours of snow tubing and their meal. If you would like to sponsor a child, please send your check to PO Box 41188, Des Moines, Iowa 50314. We could use your help to pay for 15+ teenagers to go snow tubing.

Thank you,

Joe Quick

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Adopt a Child for Christmas

Would you consider adopting one of our children for Christmas? We ask each adoptive parent spend up to $100 total for all three Christmas gifts. Each gift to be wrapped individually and with a nametag on them and please return all gifts by December 1st. We have 24 children that could use your blessing this Christmas. If interested, please email Joe at ministry@friendshipbaptistcenter.org.

We are also in need of $25 Walmart Gift Cards that we will give each child to give to their parents for Christmas as well.

Thank you!!

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Shop on Amazon and Help Support the Center

 

Shop on Amazon? Sign into Smile.Amazon.com, and every time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friendship Center.

Step 1: Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
Step 2: From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
Step3: Select a new charitable organization to support.

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Help us win 20K Grant

 

 

 

Please consider nominating the Friendship Center for this incredible grant opportunity. Help us secure our Future!!!! It takes 5 minutes to fill out the survey. Thank you

The Renewal Awards, a project from The Atlantic and Allstate, recognizes local organizations who are driving positive change in their communities—and helps them make an even bigger impact. In spring 2019, five winners will each receive a $20,000 award from Allstate, including the Allstate Youth Empowerment Award. Please complete and submit this nomination form by November 30, 2018.


To nominate the Friendship Center for this opportunity, click here.


If the link above does not work, copy and paste this address in your browser: https://therenewalawards.typeform.com/to/fAXLbR

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TRICK OR TREAT

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 27th at 4 pm!!!!!! The Friendship Center will be hosting our first annual Halloween Costume Party for both adults and children! We will start the evening with a Bingo Tournament, with the grand prize being a Wii System and games. Then we will have dinner provided by Londa Crigger’s Small Group from Soteria at 5 pm, and we will finish the night watching a kid-friendly movie at 6:30 pm.  Popcorn provided!!!!

For the best Halloween Costume, the winner will receive a $30 gift card. Please dress appropriately for an Adult and Kid-friendly party!!!!

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Sign Up for Toiletries Donations

***With our attendance increasing dramatically in 2018, our monthly supplies of toiletries runs out very quickly. Would you consider collecting toiletries for a month in 2018-2019? The center will come and pick up donations on the last day of the month, and all donations are tax deductible. If interested, please email Joe at ministry@friendshipbaptistcenter.org. ****

 

  1. October 2018
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  5. February 2019
    1. Church Group:  New Bridge Church
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Fall Activities at the Center

Starting, Monday, September 10th, all fall activities will resume at the Friendship Center.  Activities include Monday’s Disciples Teen Group from 3:45-5 pm and English as a Second Language Classes from 5 to 6 pm.  Tuesday with Community Breakfast & Diapers giveaway from 9 to 10:30 am and After-School Kids Club from 3 to 4:30 pm. Wednesday with Ruby Van Meter from 9 to 11 am and After-School Kids Club from 2 to 3:15 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Joe at 515.244.1701.

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Back 2 School Supplies Giveaway

 

Please join us on Saturday, August 25th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for our Back 2 School Supplies Giveaway night. We have over 90 school backpacks filled with school supplies for Elementary, Middle School and High School Students, along with bibles in each bag. Grandview Chrisitan Middle School football team will be handing out the bags to the community, and New Bridge Church will be providing the meal. Free to all.