190 100th Street SE
Byron Center, MI 49315
Services are online-only for Sunday, March 15.
There is plenty of parking in front of the church building, with access from 100th Street and Division Avenue.
Our Promises to You
We’ll be friendly (it’s even in our name).
Explore faith at your own pace.
We won’t single you out.
You don’t need to dress up.
Your kids will have fun (and be safe).
You’re welcome here.
We don’t ask guests for money.
What About My Kids?
We have incredible programs for kids of all ages! Before service begins, your newborn-2 year old can be taken right to their classroom. When you arrive at Friendship, simply walk in the front doors and head to the Welcome Center (directly in front of you). Let them know you’re looking for the nursery or preschool rooms, and they’ll show you the way. Registration takes about 60 seconds, and will help us ensure your child has a safe and enjoyable time in class.
If you have a child who’s age 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten) they’ll start off in the worship service with you for the first few minutes. During Morning Worship, we’ll invite all kids down to the front steps of the stage for a short children’s message before dismissing the 3-5 year olds to a program called “Children’s Worship.” They’ll get to learn what it’s like to be a “grown up” and sit in service, but also get a chance to escape to an age-appropriate environment they’ll enjoy! Kids in Kindergarten and older are invited to stay in the service with you—though they’ll be invited to the front for the children’s message.
How long is service?
A typical worship service lasts about 75 minutes. We’ll start with music and readings, prayer, and then a pastor will speak for about 25 minutes. We’ll wrap up our worship service with prayer, a blessing, and singing together one more time.
What do I wear?
Want to wear shorts and a t-shirt? Awesome (unless it’s snowing). Want to dress up a bit? Sounds good. Dress however you feel comfortable. You’ll see people around dressed up and dressed down, so don’t stress about what clothes you’re wearing.
What happens after service?
Looking to meet some people? Head over to the Fireside Area and Gym (known as the ARC) for some freshly brewed free coffee and get to know why Friendship is our name. During the school year, there’s even a Sunday School/education program for your kids through high school right after service. Stop by the Welcome Center to get more details about Sunday School.
Will you ask for my money?
We will never ask new people for their money. The offering is a time for our members and Friendship family to sacrificially worship with their money to the church and other worthwhile causes. Before the offering is taken, we’ll introduce what both offerings are for—the first offering is for the church’s general budget. The second is for special ministry partners or opportunities for us to bless ministries we care about.
Where do I go when I get to Friendship?
When you get to Friendship, simply walk in the front doors. Once you walk in, you’ll see doors to the sanctuary directly in front of you. Have questions? Stop by the Welcome Center—we’d be glad to help. There are no assigned seats, so sit wherever you’d like.
What accessibility options do you offer?
One of our highest priorities is to lower barriers for people of all abilities for worship.
- We have accessible parking close to all of our building entrances.
- Inside the building, you’ll find handicap accesible doors at the main entrance and bathrooms.
- We have hearing assistance in the sanctuary with a T-Coil hearing loop, as well as a personal PA device you can request at the Welcome Center.
- All lyrics and readings are projected in large, clear words on two screens at the front of the sanctuary.
- We have large-print bulletins available at the Welcome Center.
- The worship service is also broadcast to the Fireside Area if you need a place to worship that is quieter or more relaxed.
If you need assistance not listed here, please contact us—616.877.4144 or email@example.com