We have long been aware that our sign is an important part of Friendship Church’s community identity. It’s not unusual for someone to call and thank us for a specific message that helped or inspired them.
When explaining just which church we are, saying “the church with the sign” always does the trick!
Friendship United Methodist Church is located along a busy east-west main road in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Thousands of people pass by on a daily basis.
To catch their attention, we have put up a sign along the road, visible from both the east bound and the west bound lanes.
This sign highlights events that take place at Friendship but we also use it to make people think, to chuckle a bit, or to reflect quietly on the wonder of God.
A simple phrase or two can lighten the day, relieve the stress and strain of daily living, and put people in touch with the Lord.
Our confirmation class is the muscle behind our sign. Through rain, wind, or cold weather, the Confirmation students diligently change the messages on our sign.
Visitors and new members often comment that one of the things that made them first take notice of Friendship Church was “The Sign!”