Friendship, Outreach Ministries stands on four pillars of love in action. Through these ministries we are a committed church in making ministry relational beyond the inspiration of the Gospel. So we embrace what we learned about our Lord to build up his Kingdom. God reached out to humanity when he gave his son our Lord, Jesus Christ. Because of relational ministry we care and share what God has given us on loan, to help those who are lost and at times left out, find hope in a world that can seem hopeless.
The hope that is birth brings God’s word to realization, to those who are being helped (never alone or forsaken by God), and those who live out God’s word by being doers; we are our brothers and sisters keepers. Outreach Ministries at Friendship brings to our heart and thoughts that we have assets on which we can base our actions for helping others.
Colemon W. Kerry, Jr. Scholarship Fund is a Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization within Friendship Missionary Baptist Church that awards scholarship to students in financial need. The Colemon W. Kerry, Jr. Scholarship Board of Directors solicit and review scholarship applications from the church membership.
Applications are reviewed annually to screen applicants and determine amount of scholarship award for each applicant.
Freedom School is a literacy-based summer program that serves children/scholars in grades K-8 who are at risk of school failure. Meals and transportation are provided at no cost to families. Parents are engaged through volunteering and parent meetings. Scholars are given books to build their personal libraries. College interns serve as role models, teachers and mentors. Community wide volunteers read at Harambee and contribute many hours building meaningful and collaborative summer experiences to support scholars and their families.
Our mission is to serve, facilitate, and build community through sustained human development. Friendship Community Development Corporation (FCDC) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation organized to revitalize and stabilize the communities served by the historic Beatties Ford Corridor. Our programs include My Sister’s House: Transitional Living Center, Great Things! resale boutique, Sweet Creations of Charlotte catering division, and Friendship Gardens affordable housing development.
Genesis is a 501c-3 non-profit organization established to mitigate the impacts of catastrophic event on local, regional, national and international communities. Genesis seeks to provide supplies, volunteer labor, funding and other support to aid victims in recovery from natural catastrophic events such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc as well as an environment of poor economic and social conditions leading hunger and homelessness. Current initiatives involve, support for homeless children in CMS, Spirit of Christmas, Haiti housing development, world hunger support in Zimbabwe and support for victims of natural disasters in the US this year.
ICOM provides the opportunity for international children to share Christian values while being exposed to culturally different learning experiences, thereby promoting confidence and increasing educational performance. Host families are required to attend an orientation and training/interview sessions.
The children visit the United States for approximately six to seven weeks between June and August. Be attentive to church bulletin and special appeal announcements for an opportunity to serve as a host parent/family.
Marizetta Kerry Child Development Center provides child care services for children ages 2-12 years of age. Our center has been in operation since September 1970. Throughout our existence, we have strived to provide excellence in child care services. Some of the highlights that make our center special are:
- Spacious and Age Appropriate Classrooms
- Nutrition, Fitness and Foreign Language Components
- Multiple Pre-K Site
- Certified Staff
- Transportation Option Provided
- Subsidized Childcare Accepted
Youth Opportunity University (Y.O.U.) is a community-oriented program designed for global children (Pre-Kindergarten-8th Grade) to improve their academic performance and to provide a variety of enrichment experiences. The program runs for eight weeks during the summer and is administered by the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor. Participants are engaged in full curriculum activities, which include Mathematics, Language Arts, African-American Studies, Bible Study, Cultural Arts, Physical Education, Swimming, Career Exploration and Foreign Language Enrichment. In addition to the core curriculum, fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students select and implement a Community Service Project. Youth Opportunity University is proud of the highly qualified staff and the professional manner in which they work with children and communicate the goals of Y.O.U.
Applications are located at the Welcome Desk. Accepted payments are cash, credit/debit cards, on-line, cashier’s check and money order. Deposit is nonrefundable ($100.00).