A church for all ages
Ralph McCoy finds the atmosphere of Friendship Church true to its name
Ralph McCoy began attending Friendship Church after moving to Whiteland from Greenwood four years ago. Enjoying the welcoming staff, McCoy now participates in welcoming members to the church every Sunday.
“My wife just recently passed away, but I was happy that we did start attending that church because she was very happy there,” McCoy said. “It was a very friendly church. Every person that I have talked to that is new goes out of it really impressed, so that speaks a lot for the church.”
The hardest adjustment to make when switching churches, McCoy said was the change from traditional church music to contemporary. Now enjoying the inspirational lyrics of the music, he said everything about the church has grown on him. He said he loves how many small children attend the church, making it a place good for all ages.
“This ministry, the pastor, puts out an excellent service every week,” McCoy said. “It’s very easy and clear to understand.”
What is it about your place of worship that helps you to grow spiritually?
The people in the church. They are very supportive and were very supportive of me when my wife passed. Again, the pastor and his family are living a good life and his messages are very clear and understandable. He reads scripture of both new and Old Testament and relates it to history, what the times were like at that point. As far as myself, I am growing. I’ve never been strong in my faith, and I am growing.
What is it about your place of worship that helps you to feel connected to your spouse, children or family?
I’ve always been connected to my family.
What is one meaningful event that has taken place at your place of worship?
Small groups. My wife and I started attending a little over a year ago. It’s where we gather in someone’s home and discuss a book. Currently we are discussing the book of John. We get together, have a meal and worship after, and learn. It’s more in place of a Sunday school class. The small group is where I got most of my support from when my wife passed. They showed me how many people in that church really care.
Why would you recommend your place of worship to someone?
I think number one, to learn about God and Jesus. The pastor puts out a clear message every week. You won’t go away from there wondering what he said. There are a lot of young people there, young families that really seem to enjoy the church and that is inspirational to me as well.
963 E. Worthsville Rd.
Greenwood, IN 46143
Service: Sundays at 9 & 10:30a.m.
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