Who We are
As followers of Jesus Christ, assured of God’s unconditional love for everyone, we strive to be an accepting and joyful community that centers upon worship, encourages personal growth, celebrates diversity, futures individual gifts, and moves beyond boundaries to share, through service, Jesus’ love, compassion, and justice in an uncertain world.
For almost 75 years, Friendship Presbyterian has ministered to the communities in and around Oconee County. Over the years we have formed a strong church community that values each member and seeks to be the body of Christ to all we meet. Friendship looks forward to the future and it’s continued mission in this area.
There are several different opportunities available for people to get involved at Friendship Presbyterian Church. Adult Sunday School begins at 9:45 AM. Worship begins at 11:00 AM on Sundays as well. FPC also boasts a fantastic choir which rehearses Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM. FPC also has a Men’s Club that meets the first Thursday of every month to provide fellowship among men in the congregation as well as Circle One, a fellowship of women who meet monthly for Bible Study. FPC also hosts different community organizations throughout the week such as Boy and Girl Scout Troops as well as special events like chili cookoffs, Dinner with Friends, and special presentations.
The Reverend Tara Bulger
Tara is a native of Western North Carolina but has lived in Athens for the last 25 years. She and her husband Brian have two daughters, Hannon, age 11 and Ryann, age 9. She is a graduate of UGA with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and of Columbia Theological Seminary where she completed her Master’s of Divinity. Tara is currently earning her doctorate in preaching from McCormick Theological Seminary.