Editor, I am to inform the community that Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is changing its name to Thee Living Word of Georgia. Our church was established in 1892 and has been known as the little church on the corner. During our 120 years of service, we have been deemed a strong pillar of the community.
Our mission in the past and present is to encourage each soul to develop a valuable relationship with God. We, as a church family, place a high value on providing for the needs of others with love and compassion regardless of the color of their skin or denomination, and to point individuals toward the kingdom of God. We’re committed to helping those outside of the church. The church is readily available to assist those in need within our community. We accomplish our church mission through various outreach programs.
In 2009, our nursing-home ministry was established, and we initiated a monthly food giveaway. We also support the senior citizens of Walthourville. On a monthly basis, we allow them to use our church van for trips to surrounding areas. With our support, the senior citizens have been able to travel to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in Savannah, The Seed Sower in Millen, Jekyll Island and Charleston, S.C.
Additionally, we donated a 16-passenger van to the There’s Still Hope Youth Outreach Program, which offers mentoring, tutoring, clothing assistance and other services to youth ages 6-18 in Liberty County. It is an honor to invest in the youth of our community. We are proud supporters of Cedric Roberson and this organization, and I am a dedicated board member.
God has allowed me to be the pastor of this church since 2008. Under God’s leadership, the church has moved forward with weekly Bible studies, prayer meetings and a list of much-needed improvements to the infrastructure. We are passionate about the vision that God has given us for the ministry. Furthermore, we are excited about the name change and the future of God’s church.
We would like to offer the community a glimpse into our ministry and an invitation to visit us for any of our services. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and worship service is at 11 a.m. We also have Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
— Pastor Curtis Thomas
Pastor, Thee Living Word of Georgia