Friendship-West Baptist Church Healthcare Ministry

The Healthcare community makes a difference in the community as well as serving each Sunday at both services.

The pastoral care needs of the church are sentiments found in Paul’s letter to Corinth, but continue to prove true to the 21st century church of today. We are all a part of the body of Christ and we are as strong as the one who needs us and equipped to reach out in a more comprehensive way collectively.

The Healthcare community makes a difference in the community as well as serving each Sunday at both services. They are the contact ministry for the pastoral care hotline. They compile the weekly Pastoral Care list and make the initial call to the bereavement ministry upon the death of members. They designate team members to visit those who are hospitalized, coordinate support for funerals held at FWBC, and serve throughout the community at many health fairs and other community events. Many highlights have occurred within this community such as Health screenings every 3rd Sundays; mammograms in February; and VITAS training for end-of-life care.

Friendship-West Baptist Church, Project Unity, Catalyst Health Network, Clinical Pathology Laboratories and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will be offering COVID-19 testing on-site at the 616 W. Kiest Blvd location on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Testing is FREE and individuals may be tested whether they present symptoms or are asymptomatic. We are offering both the test for COVID-19 and the test for the antibodies FREE.

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Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19? Find out where to get tested by calling 214-590-8060 or visit Follow these tips to stay safe.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings. Mental Health Awareness Month was started by the Mental Health America organization.

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Hey Friendship-West Family. We need your help. If you are an essential worker (medical, first responder, truck driver, service provider, postal workers, etc.) we’d like for you to send us a photo of you in uniform/on the job. Please send your photo to [email protected]. Stay Safe! 🙏🏽

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You can participate in our Virtual Communion utilizing items in your home such as crackers or bread that will represent the body of Christ. You may use any juice (preferably grape juice) to represent the blood of Jesus. Tune in online via our website, social media, or youtube at 10 am, and Pastor Haynes will guide us through this Holy Act of Worship. #VirtualCommunion #HolyCommunion #WatchTheWest #FriendshipWest #FirstSunday

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Stay Safe, Stay Informed!

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We will be providing updates as necessary via our website, social media, text blasts, and email blasts regarding Friendship-West and it’s ministries. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected] or call (972) 228-5200. We ask that you be prayerful for the entire world as we battle this together. We are a praying people and we believe God is able to keep us. God is greater than Coronavirus! God can heal! Please pray for our most vulnerable populations. I believe God! May God Bless you and yours.

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To help reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus, FWBC will be closed to the public! We will stream Sunday Worship at 10 AM via our website and Facebook Live. Please take all necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe while we fight this pandemic together. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus, and that is why we are looking at innovative and creative ways to still serve you spiritually, while protecting you physically.

Please know your health & safety is paramount to the Friendship-West Baptist Church leadership, and this is why we have elected to only stream the service to the public. We will continue to pray with you and for you as well as the world, and all of those affected.

Ways to Watch Service:
1. Go to and scroll down to the “Watch Us Live” section.
2. Log into your Facebook account and search for Friendship-West Baptist Church and click the “live” tab.
3. You can also watch our worship experience via Live Stream:

Ways To Give Your Tithes, Offering, or Charitable Contributions:

1. Text To Give: Text "FWBC" to (972) 200-9419
2. Give Online:
3. FWBC App
4. Givelify APP: Search for Friendship-West Baptist Church

Ways to Stay Connected & Informed

1. Sign Up For Our Emails:

2. Sign Up For Text Alerts: Text FWBC to 74700

If there are any changes, you will be the first to know, but you have to stay connected. We implore you visit our website, follow our social media outlets, and check your email/text messages. If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel to call us Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 6PM | Sundays 8 AM - 2 PM or email us at [email protected]. May God bless you and yours!

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One of the most important defenses you may utilize against the Coronavirus is frequent hand washing. The Friendship-West Baptist Church Healthcare Ministry hopes the hand washing chart below is helpful to you.

[02/15/20]   Your number one priority should be keeping a regular check on your body's vital signs. Why? I'm glad you asked. Vital Signs gives one a baseline on when a patient is healthy compared to one that is not. Vital Signs determine which treatment protocols to follow, provide critical information needed to make life-saving decisions and/or to confirm treatment needed.

Friendship-West Baptist Church Healthcare Ministry offers free Healthcare Screenings every 3rd Sunday after each service. We invite you to stop by and get your vital signs checked.

Please make plans to attend.

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The impact of domestic violence and abuse on women’s mental health is as bad as the physical abuse. Some women described how the depression and anxiety they experienced carried on after leaving the relationship. Sometimes, they were not always sure at first what was wrong with them.

Penny, described herself as feeling: ‘So crap I kept bursting into tears. …And not sleeping, waking up at three o’clock with scrambled egg brain. And I was just a wreck really. I just, yeah, I was bursting into tears all the time.’

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence I encourage you to join the conversation and attend this program. It is free and open to the public.

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