THE FLOWER CHART for 2018 has been posted in the foyer. You are invited to sign up for a date to provide the altar flowers in honor of a loved one or a special occasion in your family. Just sign your name by the date you have chosen – you’ll get a reminder card in the mail shortly before your chosen date.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PRAYER & COMMUNION: Begin the New Year with prayer! The Worship Center will be open between 6:00-7:00 p.m. TONIGHT. You may come and go any time in between. The Lord’s Supper will be available at the altar for those who desire. No childcare is provided.
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/74-1300 892 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 can access Amazon through the website smile.amazon.com instead of 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.
THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed Monday, January 1ST for the New Year holiday.
CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE: We hope to have pictorial directories available for you by February 2018. If you would like to have your picture in the directory watch for info about the final “picture Sunday” that will take place in January. Meanwhile, draft copies of the contact information portion of the directory are now available on the kiosk. Please notify the church office ASAP if you see any errors in the directory, or if there are any contact details that you would prefer we leave out of the final copy.
LADIES, stop by the kiosk to pick up a brochure for our 2018 Women’s Retreat – “SERIOUSLY GOD??” Seeking Christ in the midst of every storm. We will be heading to Camp Tejas in Giddings, TX – February 2nd – 4th. Our speaker this year will be Jennifer Johnson, founder of I.N.F.O for Families and popular speaker on issues related to God’s design for marriage and family life. We will also welcome back Katie Newton as our worship leader. The cost for quadruple occupancy is $260 (there are also a limited number of single occupancy rooms) if your registration form and $100 deposit are received by Monday, January 22nd. After that date, the price increases to $310. The final day to register is January 29th. Registration forms are available on the kiosk or you can register and pay online at friendswoodfriends.org; click on 2018 Women’s Retreat. For any questions, please contact Beth Stanfield.
FAMILY PROMISE: Our next week to host guests from Family Promise will be January 14th-21st! We need lots of volunteers to help make this ministry a success. We also need 2 people to sleep at the church each night during our host week. If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Beth Skeeter or Desiree Trevino.