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Written by: Sister Ashley Dunn The beginning of 2020 brought changes that affected the world. The introduction of the coronavirus COVID-19 (respiratory virus) in January started a chain reaction across the globe. By March, its subsequent spread and resulting infection rate prompted the World Health Organization(WHO) to officially declare COVID-19
If you have been a member of Friendly Church of God in Christ for any length of time, you’re sure to notice several things. Of these things you probably recognize that Friendly COGIC has several moving parts. Friendly, as a church, is continuously active. There are departments, auxiliaries, and missions
The Women’s Department Annual Winter Revival was held January 23 – 25, 2019. The theme this year was “ Anointed & Empowered by God to Walk through the Open Door”. Supporting scriptures were I Corinthians 16: 8 – 9, 2 Corinthians 10: 3 – 9, and Ephesians 6: 10 –
This year, the Youth Department sponsored a trip to the Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia. Two vans and several cars made the trip on January 24, 2019. There were a total of 30 people traveling – 19 adults and 11 youth. This National Historic Site
The Friendly Hospitality sponsored a program on March 28, 2019 that was a little different from most programs. Spearheaded by Missionary Rosa Sharpe, the president of the Hospitality Unit, the church was invited to a Spaghetti Dinner program. Decorated in black and yellow, the fellowship hall was inviting to everyone.
Kudos to Ariana Stacy. Ariana joined the Robotics Team at Cross Creek High School in Hephzibah, Georgia. Their first competition this year was in FIRST Robotics Competitions in Dalton, Georgia March 7 – 9, 2019. The team won the Rookie Inspiration Award and the members of the team received medallions.
This year, Northern Georgia Second (NG2) hosted the International Youth Department (IYD) Southeast Conference. Elder Bruce Howard, NG2 Jurisdictional Youth President was the conference coordinator with Sister Raven Jackson, the Jurisdictional Chairlady. The two day conference, March 1 – 2, 2019, was hosted by House of God in Thomson, Georgia
Members, far and near, along with friends and visitors all made their way to the Friendly Church of God in Christ 66th Church Anniversary celebration. It could be considered a homecoming, and everyone came home to fellowship together and mark 66 years of ‘doors that hang on friendly hinges’. Friendly
Each year, Friendly recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the church. This award, the Service Leadership Award, was given to three people this year – Missionary Ann Blair, Brother Brandon Hackney and Minister Leron James. Missionary Blair is an active member of the Missionary Circle and president of
This year, the Purity Class was invited to the Robotics Showcase by the 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance which was held on December 15, 2018 at the Lonnie Johnson STEM Activity Center on 275 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA. Two EV3 robots and the In Orbit Robot game were donated to participate.