Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and our community. Friendship Church was established in New Haven, CT on May 17, 1964. We hope that after you look through our website and attend a worship service, you will consider becoming a more active part of our growing community of faith.
Led by Reverend Brian Odem Bellamy, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church offers many ministries for people of all ages and walks of life who are looking to strengthen their relationship with Christ.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Hamden Connecticut is a loving, caring and growing church, committed to serving God and our community as we move from potential to power!
A Community of Faith
Our church is not just about a weekly service on a Sunday morning or an occasional Bible study. We are a community of faith sharing our lives together throughout the week as well. Our community may offer weekly meetings, support groups and mission trips, but these are just the outward signs of life of this "Body of Christ."
Our common faith in our Lord Jesus paints the way we "do life together" and is the undercurrent of all our social interactions. We share our joys, successes and good times. We also share our hurts, disappointments and failures. Our Christian walk of faith encourages us to trust in God whatever the circumstance. As the Apostle Paul wrote, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)
We Are Followers
Ultimately, Christians are merely followers of Jesus. We aspire to His teachings, we are taught by the Bible, and are daily surrendering our lives to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is what is meant by the proclamation, "Jesus is Lord," that has become a cliché in today's lexicon. In the simplest terms, it means we allow God, in the person of Jesus, to take the driver's seat and we go along for the ride!
Popular culture is in direct conflict with this approach to life, so we find that we need a support group of fellow believers to help us on this journey. That is what our church community is all about. We have people in many different stages of that journey. Whether you're a seeker and not sure what you believe yet, a new believer struggling with your new identity in Christ or a veteran Christian, you'll find others here that you can connect with right where you are.