Sermon: David Bridges
“Jacob’s Dream and God’s Promises”
Genesis 28.10-19

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are in honor of Ellie Wilber’s 16th birthday! “Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY goes to Diane, J.D. & Mikayla Leaverton as they grieve the loss of their husband and father, Mike, who passed away on Tuesday. Mike’s funeral was held yesterday in the Worship Center. Please keep the Leaverton family in your prayers.

WELCOME our new member: Sue Rea

A SUPPORT GROUP for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey will meet again from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. today in the Parlor. Individuals who are interested in participating will continue to meet weekly this fall. These sessions will be facilitated by Rochelle Bridges, who is a licensed counselor with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors who you think might be interested. 

BIBLE QUIZ PARENT INFO MEETING : We’re excited to get our Bible Quiz season off and running again for this year! Interested parents and students (7th & 8th grade) are invited to attend an informational meeting TODAY from 4-5 p.m. in the youth room. If your student has even the slightest interest in Bible Quiz, please don’t miss this meeting. We’ll discuss the travel schedule and fundraising ideas along with giving some basic information about the program. Practices will take place on Sunday evenings from 4:45 p.m. – 6.p.m. beginning on October 22nd, with Tena Roher as our head coach. Bible Quiz is the best thing going for 7th & 8th Graders! It’s a fun, competitive, and in-depth way to get students to study and memorize Scripture. Many of our high school students consider their participation in Bible Quiz to be one of their most spiritually formative experiences. We hope that all of our 7th and 8th grade students will consider giving it a try. If you have questions, contact Tena Roher or Josiah Brown.

HEY JR AND SR HIGH STUDENTS! The first COREFUSION is this Sunday night from 7:30-9 p.m. COREFUSION is our name for combined Jr and Sr High youth group (CORE+FUSE=COREFUSION). This means that Jr High will come at 7:30 p.m. instead of their normally scheduled 6 p.m. youth group time. The theme this Sunday is Luau — make sure to wear your best Hawaiian dad shirts and (appropriate) Hawaiian outfits! Plan on playing some fun Luau-style games, worshiping together, and hearing a student testimony. Come ready with great energy for games and worship!

DEAR FRIENDS, there are not enough words to adequately express how I truly appreciate all that you have done for me during these past few months! I especially want to thank you for the many prayers on my behalf. Thank you also for the calls, cards and visits and the delicious food many of you have provided; it has truly been appreciated. Special thanks for the personal taxi service to and from the doctor’s office as well as other places! I know I have probably missed some important things, but want to thank you for anything I have missed. Hopefully after all this is over I will be able to drive, read and write again and be able to thank you in person. With much appreciation, Ona Mae 

SAVE THE DATE for our All-Church Fall Retreat! Everyone is invited to join us from 7 p.m. on November 10th through noon of the 12th at Forest Glen Camp (just outside of Huntsville). We’ll be staying in air conditioned/heated cabins, so no need to bring tents or camping gear. The cost of $90 for adults or $50 for kids 3 – 11yrs. (children under 3 are free) includes 2 nights lodging, 4 meals, and lots of optional activities such as canoeing, hikes, campfire, sports & games, etc. The program will be loosely structured so that you will have the freedom to spend time alone relaxing and enjoying nature, or to engage in groups and activities as much as you like. Space is limited, so pick up a registration form from the kiosk or download a copy from the church website at friendswoodfriends.org. Your full payment and completed registration will reserve a spot. If you have questions, contact Josiah Brown, Bobby Kirkpatrick or Janet Black at 281-482-7821.

KIDS’ HOPE USA: We need new volunteers to work as either mentors, prayer partners, or substitute mentors this year! Our Kids’ Hope program partners adults in our congregations with at-risk students from Westwood and Bales. Mentors meet with students one-on-one for one hour each week during normal school hours to serve as a positive role model and friend for their student. Prayer partners are assigned to pray for the mentors and students, and substitutes are placed on a call sheet to help sub for mentors who might have a conflict with their assigned meeting times. For more information if you are interested in serving in one of these positions (we need people in all 3!), please contact Beth Stanfield  or Bobby Kirkpatrick.

DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON? If so, please consider designating Friendswood Friends Church as your preferred charity through the “Amazon Smile” Program, and Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase amount to the church at no extra cost to you.  You can do this by following this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-1300892 or sign up for Amazon Smile and look for Friendswood Friends Church on the list of eligible charities. Once you have designated a charity, you simply need to access Amazon through the website smile.amazon.com instead of simply amazon.com, and the church will automatically receive your contribution. It’s a simple way to help support the ministries of our church at no cost to you! Contact the church office if you have questions.

SAVE THE DATEFFC Women’s Retreat at T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, TX – February 2nd – 4th 2018