January 2021 marks the start of the third year of ministry for Friendship Center Church! Our inter-denominational Christian church began in January 2019 and is led by Pastor Ron Hunt, ordained minister. He and his wife, Lisa, have been residents of Robson Ranch for over six years.
Some of our highlights in 2020 included becoming an official new church registered with the IRS, offering small group gatherings throughout the week, and keeping our volunteer music program vital. We donated generously to local and national charities with an emphasis on feeding the hungry and have personally reached out to our members and neighbors at Robson who needed care or support, in a number of different ways.
Our mission is to “Love God, Love Everyone, Everywhere,” and there’s no better place to start than right here with our friends and neighbors at Robson Ranch.
Mary Beth Smith, one of our founding members says, “I have been a member of Friendship Center since 2019 and my life has changed. Pastor Ron has opened my eyes, mind, and heart in ways I never envisioned. I have learned a great deal about Jesus Christ and my faith. This wonderful community at Friendship Center has become my family.”
While we have previously worshipped in the Laredo/Cheyenne Rooms in the Ranch House, we are presently located on the patio outside of the Hermosa Ballroom, near the Pro Shop. Even though the mornings are a little chilly as we start at 9 a.m., the sunshine quickly helps to warm us up, along with the wonderful fellowship during our worship service. For those who cannot be with us in person, our Zoom group worships with us from the comforts of their homes. We are happy we are able to stay connected to one another during these times of protecting our health due to COVID-19.
Come join us! We welcome you to find a new home among friends. Our church is growing and we utilize the gifts each person brings to us. Randy Petersen has been president of the church council for the last two years.
“It’s been a very rewarding experience to be a part of Friendship Center from the very beginning. Pastor Ron’s sermons and lessons stimulate the mind while speaking to your spirit. Sundays at Friendship Center always serve as a catalyst for great discussions after the service. My hope is that more residents of Robson Ranch, and also those from outside the community, will join our church and be a part of something very special. We would love to welcome you to our church family,” Randy said.