Sermon: David Bridges
“A Theological Crisis”
1 Kings 24-25

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are in honor of Todd & Lesley Bruemmer’s 19th wedding anniversary. God is faithful!

Our annual Thanksgiving dinner takes place next Sunday, November 22nd at 5:00 p.m. This will be a catered buffet-style meal with turkey, ham and traditional Thanksgiving foods. The cost is $15 per person; a child’s plate (for ages five through ten) is $10. Advance ticket purchase is required; Wednesday, November 18th is the last day to purchase tickets so that we can provide a final count to the caterer. Stop by the table in the foyer following today’s service to get your tickets, or purchase them at the church office by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in volunteering to help with a ministry at Oak Haven (a local nursing home) on the second Sunday of each month, you are invited to attend an organizational meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Journey Room. For more information, contact Kay Griffin.
THE PRIMETIMERS BBQ & UKULELE LUNCHEON will take place on Thursday, November 19th at 11:30 a.m. in the Coffee Café. We will be entertained by the Stars ‘n Stripes Ukulele Band who always presents a fun and enjoyable program for us. The meat will be provided, so bring your favorite side, salad, veggie or dessert. Invite your friends and enjoy a festive good time.

DINNER AUCTION: On Sunday, November 22nd immediately following our Thanksgiving dinner, the youth will host a “dinner auction” to raise funds for their travel to Tulsa, OK for “reGeneration”. We would love for you to donate a dinner or outing (sporting event, fishing trip, etc.) that you can host for another family. Following the dinner, we will auction off these outings. You can sign up with details of your donation in the Coffee Café – look for the dinner auction forms. If you have questions, contact David Jaimes at jaimes@friendswoodfriends.org.

ARE YOU LOOKING for the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything? Pick up one of the EFM Christmas brochures from the information kiosk to see how you can provide a gift in his or her honor that will bless someone in need. This year’s projects include animals for needy families to raise, bicycles for evangelists, warm blankets, water filters, support for Discipleship for Development, outreach projects and others. Instead of spending hours shopping for a gift that may never be used, consider giving a gift that will change someone’s life. See the brochure for more details.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY will be hosting our annual Christmas party and cookie exchange on Wednesday, December 2nd from 7 – 9 p.m. at the home of Beth Stanfield. Join us for a time of fellowship with other women, festive refreshments, and a Christmas devotional to center us around the real meaning of Christmas. Please bring 2-3 dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies. We will put together tins of cookies – some for you and some to share with others in our community. Please contact Beth Stanfield if you have any questions.

LADIES, stop by the kiosk to pick up a brochure for our 2016 Women’s Retreat – Bread of Life. We will be heading to T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, January 29th – 31st. Our speaker this year will be Cindy Dawson and we welcome Katie Newton as our worship leader. The cost for quadruple occupancy is $170 (there are also a limited number of single occupancy rooms) if your registration form and $100 deposit are received in the church office by Friday, January 15th. After that date, the price increases to $195. For any questions, please contact Beth Stanfield.
ATTENTION YOUTH: reGeneration is a meaningful gathering of Friends students in Mid-America Friends Churches for the purposes of deepening our relationship to Christ and sending out a new generation of disciple-makers, while also making connections between Friends Church youth from different churches and adult supporters from across our yearly meeting. This is an important gathering for our Mid-America youth, and we are excited to go December 28th – 31st! Any students ages 13-19 are welcome, as well as adults who are interested to come participate and serve as “coaches” for students at this gathering. The cost is $239 per person (the first $100 of which is due by Nov.18). We hope to raise all of our travel expenses through the Dinner Auction at our Thanksgiving dinner again this year, so that the only additional expense will be around $50 in food money for the trip up and back. You can register now at www.efcmaym.org/regeneration, and if you have any questions please contact David Jaimes at jaimes@friendswoodfriends.org.