Need an outreach opportunity in 2019?????

Sign up today as a Family, Small Group or Church Family to provide a meal at our Family Fun Nights in 2019!!!! You provide the meal, sides, and dessert and we will provide the rest!!! Come and share a 10 minute Bible devotion or highlight your local church!!!!!  Family Fun Nights start at 4 pm with a Bingo Tournament. Dinner starts at 5 pm and over by 6 pm. Great Community with fantastic people!!! Take this opportunity today by signing up on our volunteer page!!!

        • April 20th
          • Group: Karen Reese’s Family (Life Change Church)
        • May 25th
          • Group: Jerr Carr’s Family
        • June 29th
          • Group: Jimmy Lane’s small group from Cornerstone
        • July 27th
          • Group: Matthew Risberg’s Small Group from Soteria
        • August 31st
          • Group: Khoa Le’s Youth Group from Vietnamese Evangelical Church
        • September 28th
          • Group:
        • October 26th
          • Group: First Grace Baptist in Sheffield
        • November 30th
          • Group:
      • December 21st
        • Group:

Sponsor our Teenagers for Winter Retreat 2019


On Saturday, February 2nd, the Disciples Teen Group will once again travel to Boone, Iowa and Seven Oaks for our annual Winter Retreat. Our group has grown to an average of 16 teenagers coming weekly to the Friendship Center, to play some games, share a meal and open God’s word together. For their faithfulness, hard work and add more unity, we will take them for two hours of snow tubing at Seven Oaks and buy them dinner. Would your family, small group or church family consider sponsoring one child at $25? The $25 will help cover snow tubing rental, dinner and provide winter apparel for those needing it.

If you would like to sponsor a child, please do so by January 28th.

Thank you,



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


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!!


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.


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



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!!!!


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
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  2. November 2018
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  3. December 2018:
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  4. January 2019
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  5. February 2019
    1. Church Group:  New Bridge Church
  6. March 2019
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  7. April 2019
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  8. May 2019
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  9. June 2019
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  10. July 2019
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  11. August 2019
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    1. Church Group: Group Needed
  13. October 2019
    1. Church Group: Group Needed
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    1. Church Group:  Group Needed
  15. December 2019
    1. Church Group: Group Needed