THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are given in honor of Lily Korinne Voelkel in remembrance of her birthday which she now celebrates in heaven above. We love you sweet angel. Presented by her parents Tyson & Christi Voelkel and sisters, Eliana & Violet Voelkel.

OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY goes to the family of Robert Emery. Robert passed away Friday, June 17th. Funeral services were held yesterday in the Chapel.

CONGRATULATIONS to Bruce & Angela Cline, Jr. on the birth of Samuel Walker Cline. Samuel was born on Sunday, June 19th in New Braunfels, TX. Congratulations also to the proud grandparents and great-grandmother – Bruce & Sharon Cline & Carol Vaughn.

CONGRATULATIONS to Brooks & Kody Shepherd on the birth of Duncan Grisham Shepherd. Duncan was born on Monday, June 20th. Congratulations also to the proud grandparents Kenny & Karen Grisham.

PLEASE PRAY for our students who will be participating in “Saltshaker” mission trips with other Mid America youth in the coming weeks. Katie Newton will be working with the Burundi team, and Sallianne Roher, Blake Stanfield & Hannah Jacobson will be serving in Nepal.  If you would like to see updates from these teams, check out the Mid America blog at http://www.efcmaym.org/blog/ where updates will be posted as they are available. 

MANY THANKS to all of those who helped to make this year’s VBS such a huge success! We had 278 kids and over 100 volunteers for possibly our biggest VBS ever! Thanks to VBS director Janet Black, assistant director Susan Brown, incredible intern Katelyn Sanders, Special Friends leader Rhonda Delany and our amazing group of volunteers! Your willingness to give of your time and talent was a huge blessing to children and to this community!

ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS are invited to a “SUMMER KICK-OFF PARTY” TODAY at the Stutzman’s lake house. Junior High: 4-6 p.m. High school: 6-8 p.m. All parents welcome to stay and hangout too! Students are asked to bring their favorite snacks.

OPEN GYM for kids 3 years through 5th grade is being held on Mondays and Wednesdays this year from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Friends Center. The cost is $3 per child per session. Children under 3 are welcome to attend with a parent at no charge.

PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in the Coffee Cafe for a relaxing evening of live music, good coffee, fellowship & games, and a presentation by author Marty Troyer about his new book, “The Gospel Next Door: Following Jesus Right Where You Are.” Marty Troyer is a husband, father, pastor and writer in Houston, where he has served at Houston Mennonite Church since 2008. He loves preaching and working to make God’s kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. His blog, The Peace Pastor, emphasizes a gospel-centered Jesus ethic. We’ll also hear music from Brad Boyer. Brad, and his family worship with us regularly, but this will be our first time to hear him in Concert.  Brad’s music could be called Texas/Country/Folk. He’ll play a short set before Marty’s presentation and then another 30 minutes or so afterward. For more information about Brad please visit: www.bradboyermusic.com. Come and bring friends!

PICKLEBALL has really caught on in our area! We provide Pickleball for ages 18 and over on Monday nights from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. We have beginners and up playing. It’s great exercise and a fun time to meet new friends. At least come watch! The Monday evening sessions are free. Starting this summer we will have Tuesday morning sessions at a cost of $5 per person. Courts will be available from 9 to noon on the following Tuesdays: June 28; July 5, 12, 19 & 26; and August 2 & 9. Beginners are welcome; it is a friendly atmosphere and we switch around with different partners so that everyone gets a chance to play. If you have questions, contact Janet Black.

BRIAN & KYLIE C. and their family will be returning to Friendswood on June 28th. A great way to welcome them home would be to hold an old fashioned “pounding,” in which our church helps to stock their kitchen with essentials and many of their favorite foods before they arrive. If you would like to help, a sign-up sheet is available online at Sign Up Genius. The link is: http://goo.gl/q8AciS. This will allow you to see what items are needed and to buy the grocery items at your favorite store. You may also contact the church office at 281-482-7821 to find out what items are needed. Nonperishable goods may be dropped by the church any time before June 28th.  Perishable items please wait until the 28th, as we have limited refrigerator space available due to VBS.

LADIES:  Please join us on Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30 p.m. for Craft Night! We will enjoy great fellowship with one another while getting crafty together! Feel free to bring an appetizer to share….. Why not invite a friend to come along too? Please RSVP to Beth Stanfield at 281-948-9784 or beth@stanfieldproperties.com. The cost will be $25 per person and will include all supplies. Also – Save the Date for these upcoming Women’s Ministry Summer Events: July 13th – Progressive Dinner  August 10th – Back to School Craft

SAVE THE DATE: All Church Fall Retreat at Forest Glen Christian Camp in Huntsville, TX – November 11th – 13th 2016