Friendship logoOur Friendship program  nurtures the spiritual growth of men and women with intellectual disabilities in the context of personal and meaningful relationships. Friendship meets twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s at 7:00 pm (Check out our calendar to see when the next meeting will be.)

Here’s how it works:

  • Sessions often start in a large group with prayer and singing.
  • Next, a Bible lesson is shared, often in drama format. Occasionally group participation is included.
  • This is followed by one-on-one time or small group time, where mentors and friends meet to discuss the Bible lesson, share, and pray together. Often this time includes activities related to the Bible study.
  • Finally, the group gathers again for social time.

We strive to keep a 1:3 ratio between mentors and friendship participants and all of our mentors are background checked to ensure the safety of the group.

If you would like more information about our Friendship group, please contact the church office and ask about Friendship or contact Tanya Obbink directly at 360-738-4718.

To learn more about the national ministry, visit their website.

Friendship Ministry is on hold during COVID-19.

Friendship Schedule

Below are class dates for 2019-2020 Sep 9, 23 Oct 14, 28 Nov. 11 (Christmas practice), 25 (Christmas practice) Dec. 9  Christmas program Jan 13, 27 Feb. 10, 24 Mar. 9, 23 Apr. 13, 27 May 11 Pizza Potluck