Sermon: David Bridges

“The Church’s Work”

Acts 1.1-11

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are presented by Kay Griffin in honor of Janet Black and Joyce Byrne who go way above and beyond the call of duty for our church and our Lord.

COMMITTED TO RECYCLING? So is our church, and we are in need of two individuals or families to commit to picking up the recyclables from the church just once every 4 weeks. We will provide information as to how to dispose of the recyclables. Contact Mark Rubash for more information.

DID YOU KNOW that you can set up to have your regular offerings to the church made by a monthly automatic debit? For some people this is more convenient than writing checks. The way it works is that on a certain date each month, an automatic transfer between your bank account and the church’s bank account is made in the amount that you specify.  If you are interested in more information, contact Joyce Byrne at the church office.

DUDE CAMP is coming up from June 2nd through 5th for students finishing 3rd through 5th grade. Pick up a brochure from the church office and plan to join us. Please contact Janet Black with any questions.

THE BARMORE FAMILY will be holding a crawfish boil to benefit missions on Saturday, April 30th from 12 to 3 p.m. There is not a set price for the meal, but we hope that you will give generously to help support FFC missions. We need a head count, so if you would like to attend, please fill out the Crawfish Boil sign up form that you received this morning and drop it in the offering plate or contact the church office by Wednesday, April 27th. Everyone is welcome!

SAVE THE DATE! The EFC-MAYM Friends Women’s Retreat will be October 14th – 16th at Moody Gardens in Galveston. Guest Speakers include Lou Ann Lee, Dana Poole and our very own Cindy Dawson. Registration forms will be available soon.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our 2016 Vacation Bible School, which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on June 20th – 24th. This year’s theme is Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World. VBS is open to children from age 3 through completing 5th grade. The $20 registration fee includes a VBS T-shirt, daily snacks, crafts and games, water day, songs, stories, and making new friends. What a deal for just $4 per day! Pick up a registration form on the kiosk or at the church office. VBS VOLUNTEERS: It takes over 100 volunteers to put on our VBS, so junior and senior high students and adults are encouraged to consider helping out. Adult and youth volunteers may pick up registration forms on the kiosk or in the church office. Please contact Janet Black for more information.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS for the 2016-2017 Patricia Spencer Allen Scholarship are now available. Graduating high school seniors as well as continuing undergraduate college students are invited to apply. The recipient will be chosen based on active involvement in Friendswood Friends Church, character, leadership, academic achievement, financial need and interest in Christian ministry. If you are interested in applying, stop by the church office to pick up an application packet, or you can download the forms from our church website. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, May 2nd.

HAVE YOU HAD TRAINING in the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) unit? The church has recently purchased 2 units – one is located in the Worship Center foyer and the other is in the tiled area between the Friends Center kitchen and the gym. Our church staff will be trained in their use, but we would also like to have a list available of individuals within our congregation who have had some instruction in the use of AED’s and would be willing to assist in the event of an emergency. If you are willing to be on the list, please write “AED” by your name in the attendance register, or contact the church office.