An Understanding Church
Many people searching for a church want to know what to expect when they arrive. Friendly Avenue understands visiting a new church can be challenging, unnerving, or even frustrating and scary. We want you to know what to expect when you arrive, so you can feel more at-ease, and able to enjoy your time with our family of believers.
A Welcoming Church
We are glad you are considering visiting with us! After the service we invite those who are new guests to stop by the Guest Services booth in the lobby. We’d like to meet you and give you a small gift to say thank you for worshiping with us. If you would like to let us know you were with us, you can fill out the communication card attached to the program and drop it in the offering plate.
An Independant Church
Friendly is an independent, nondenominational church led by locally appointed elders. All our activities, practices and common beliefs are governed by the authority of the Bible, God’s word. Our spiritual focus this year is, Growing in the Word. We hope you will join us as we pray to be a people living in the will of God.
A Diverse Church
We are a diverse community of believers continually being changed by the Spirit of God into the image of Christ as we WORSHIP God, STUDY His word, and SERVE others.
A Family-Friendly Church
A nursery is available during our service for children birth to 18 months. Toddler Care is available for children 18-36 months in room #26. The Nursery and Toddler Care are available during our entire service, beginning at 10:15 AM. Children’s worship for children ages 3yrs—Pre-K meets September—May.
A Worshipful Church
Singing at Friendly is participatory in that we invite every- one to sing songs to one another and to the Lord. To en- courage this, we do not use a choir or band when we get together on Sunday mornings; rather, we leave room for the voice of the believer to express what the heart feels & the mind thinks.
A Communing Church
Communion is shared each week and offered to those who belong to Christ. If you belong to Christ we belong to you and you belong to us.
A Caring Church
Responses: After the sermon the elders will be available in the prayer room for anyone seeking prayer and the spir- itual support of the church. The prayer room is located at the back of the auditorium behind the class windows. This is a safe, confidential place to pray with others. If you would like to be baptized into Christ, or formally associate with Friendly, you can do so by indicating your desire to one of our elders during the response time.