ABOUT US

Our Mission is to seek and work to make fruitful disciples of Jesus by providing experiences of Biblical teaching, service and worship.

As such, the primary goal, intent, and purpose for “Friendship Place & SoZo” is that this property be used as a ministry, outreach and fellowship venue targeting the youth of our community.  The secondary goal, intent, and purpose for “Friendship Place & SoZo” is to be a ministry, fellowship and discipleship venue for members of Friendship Church and other Christians in our community.

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HISTORY OF FRIENDSHIP

On the 28th of September, in 1873, a group of people met and formed themselves into an organization, which has constituted the Friendship Christian Church. In 1881, a frame building was erected, having a cost of $1800. With 122 members in the church, their situation was one of the most choice in the county, located eight miles northwest of Centralia in the midst of a rich and beautiful rolling prairie. The community is agreeable and friendly and the members of the church adhere closely to the principles taught in the Bible and those only.

In November of 1996, ground was broken for the fellowship hall. In the spring of 1997, the concrete for the foundation was poured. Late in the summer of 1997, the building started to be built. We held our first service in the new building on January 4, 1998. In February of 1998, members used marking pens and wrote their favorite scriptures on the concrete before the carpet was laid. Now, when we are there, we are literally standing on the WORD.

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In November of 1996, ground was broken for the fellowship hall. In the spring of 1997, the concrete for the foundation was poured. Late in the summer of 1997, the building started to be built. We held our first service in the new building on January 4, 1998. In February of 1998, members used marking pens and wrote their favorite scriptures on the concrete before the carpet was laid. Now, when we are there, we are literally standing on the WORD.