SERMON: David Bridges
“Come and See”
SCRIPTURE: John 1.35-51

WELCOME to our new member Dorothy Hagan. 

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.

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.

DID YOU KNOW that singing is good for your health? Scientific research proves that you will feel much better in every way when you exercise both mind and body during vocal rehearsal. On this note, Friends Chorale invites you to begin a new season with us on January 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Worship Center. See you there!  

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.

YOU ARE INVITED to join us on Thursday, January 18th at 1 p.m. to hear guest speaker Helen Streaker share about healing in her life. Helen, the cousin of former member Charlene Littlefield, was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through many painful treatments over a period of 10 years, including surgery, radiation, reconstruction and chemotherapy. When Helen’s cancer recurred, she found out about a procedure called cryoablation which is done in a doctor’s office and takes just half an hour, with no pain, downtime or side effects.  Helen is so thankful that God allowed her to learn of this treatment and avoid the pain and suffering that she went through for her initial occurrence of cancer, so she wants to share the information with others. She will share a brief (20 minutes) scripture-based talk about her experience, provide handouts for those who would like to do additional research, and answer any questions. Everyone is welcome – the meeting will take place in the Brides Room.  One in 8 women (as well as some men) experience breast cancer at some point in their lives, and nearly all of us have a family member or friend who is affected by this disease, so this will be helpful information.