Friendship Baptist Church - Detroit
Dr. Samuel White III, Pastor
Friendship Baptist Church is a hospital for sin-sick souls and provides spiritual healing
for the heart, mind and soul.  "For by Jesus' Stripes we are healed".

The Cynthia Coles Circle


Cynthia Averetta Coles

The Cynthia Coles Circle was organized in September 1976 at Friendship Baptist

Church under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Louis Johnson, who incorporated

the circle into the Department of Missions. The Circle was named in honor of

Cynthia Coles, an active member who died from complications caused by Sickle

Cell Anemia in 1976 at the age of twenty-one.

Our Mission

The Cynthia Coles Circle has supported the

Sickle Cell Disease Association of American (SCDAA)-Michigan Chapter since

1976.  Every year, we have been blessed with the support of loyal church members

and persons & organizations in the community that has enabled us to contribute

100% of the net proceeds from our annual benefit. In Helping to Break the Sickle

Cycle, as of May 2018,  over $171,700 has been raised to fight against

Sickle Cell Disease.

The funds are contributed to SCDAA to further the goal for a cure,

promote awareness of this disease and to assist the Parents Support

Group with summer camp for children who are afflicted with the disease

to a week of fun with other children like themselves in a safe

environment that caters to their specific needs.

"God has smiled on us, giving us the spirit to persevere".

 Annual Fundraiser Event

A benefit luncheon is held annually during the month of May.  Click here for this years event.  Tickets are available from members of the Cynthia Coles Circle or the church office.

The Cynthia Coles Circle