Worship: Friendship Center and “Zoom” Technology

Ron Hunt

Friendship Center, a Robson Ranch based inter-denominational church, has adapted well in times of COVID-19. Thanks to technology, we are still worshipping together with old friends and new on Zoom every Sunday, at 9 a.m.

Mary Beth Smith, a worshipping member, said, “These past six months have been such a challenge for all of us. A bright spot for me has been our Sunday Friendship Center Zoom services. This summer we’ve been able to connect with our Robson friends in California, Oregon, Wisconsin, etc. It’s been a spiritual and morale boost to see these wonderful faces each week and share our journey of faith.”

For anyone looking for a user-friendly way to worship from home, Friendship Center is meeting on Zoom at 9 a.m. on Sundays. To learn more, go to www.FriendshipCenter.Net and we can add you to the worship invitation list. You may also call Pastor Ron Hunt at 218-330-5306, to learn more about the church and its various services.

It has been a genuine loss for all churches to not worship in person, but technology has been a big help in our time. The good news of Jesus’ eternal message is still shared each Sunday, due to the creative solutions of God’s people.

God bless you all, and as we say, keep living Christ’s vision of “Loving God, and Loving Everyone, Everywhere!”

About Our Worship Leaders

Pastor Ron Hunt leads Friendship Center. He attended seminary where he could study with eleven denominational seminaries, including three Roman Catholic seminaries, Lutheran, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Baptist seminaries and others. He took full advantage of the opportunity, with courses at seven of these campuses. Friendship Center is an interdenominational church honoring all faith traditions. He is also a retired psychologist, and marriage and family therapist.

Ron is married to Lisa, his wife of 33 years. Lisa is the church’s music director, the Director of The Robson Ranch Singers, and a member of the Robson based all girl band, The Girls Next Door. Ken Muhlbeier is our congregation’s guitarist and is half of the duo that is another Robson group, “Sierra Sound.” Along with Robson residents, Amy Petersen and Randy Petersen also play instruments. The church is blessed with numerous soloists who have inspired us and will continue to share God’s song with us all.