BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2018

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2018

SERMON: David Bridges
“Naaman’s Unusual Healing”
2 Kings 5.1-15a

TODAY’S WORSHIP SONGS 

#778       Sweet By and By

#779       I’ll Fly Away

#774       When the Roll is Called Up Yonder

                   Mighty to Save

                   O Come to the Altar

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRAY for specific prayer concerns regarding members of our congregation, check out the prayer request page on our church website. Go to www.friendswood friends.org, click on the “News” tab, and then click on “Prayer Requests”. For confidentiality, this is a password-protected file, so you will need to enter the password to access the requests. If you have a request that you would like us to add to the list, you can call or email the church office.  If the request is for someone else, please check with them to be sure they are willing to have it posted on the site before you contact us. Thank you for your faithfulness in praying for our church, our community and the world.

BIBLE QUIZ PIE SALE: Our Bible Quiz Team students are taking orders for homemade pies. The cost is $20 for pumpkin pies and $25 for pecan or apple pies. You can place your order at the table in the Coffee Café before or after the service. The students will take orders today through November 11th. The pies will be available for pick up at the church on Sunday morning, November 18th. If you have questions, please contact Josiah Brown at Josiah@friendswoodfriends.org or 405-240-6680. Thank you for helping to support our quiz team! 

OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER will take place on Sunday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m. – a delicious catered dinner of turkey, ham and all the trimmings. For this event you will need to purchase tickets in advance; they will not be available at the door. You can get them in the Coffee Café following the worship service TODAY or November 11th at a cost of $15 per ticket for adults and teens, or $10 per ticket for ages 6-12 (kids age 5 and under are free). You can also purchase tickets at the church office during the week. The last date to get tickets will be Monday, November 12th so that we can provide a final count to the caterer. There will not be an auction following the dinner this year, but we will enjoy a delicious meal, some music and the opportunity to spend time together as a church family as we celebrate and give thanks for God’s many blessings to us.  Please join us!

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.

JOIN US for our annual Christmas caroling and hayride on Tuesday, December 4th. We will meet for free pizza (donations will be accepted) at 4:30 p.m. in the Coffee Café then load up the hay wagons at 5 p.m. and head out to sing Christmas carols around town & then join in the festivities at the Brown Museum tree lighting event at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate; but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Come make some memories and ride over the creeks and through the wood – rain, snow, shine, cold or warm! Please contact Janet Black at 281-482-7821 or janet@friendswoodfriends.org to RSVP for the pizza dinner. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for January 13th – 20th , 2019 which will be our next time to host Family Promise. We can always use more volunteers for everything from bringing food to helping with set up or tear down, or spending one night at the church.  

LADIES – SAVE THE DATE for our 2019 Women’s Retreat! We will be returning to Camp Tejas from February 1st – 3rd, 2019; make plans now to join us! More information about the retreat will be available soon, but meanwhile, mark your calendar!

SAVE THE DATE: Our second annual “Hometown Fun Run and Walk” will take place on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.  Registration will begin in January, but meanwhile mark your calendar and plan to participate as a runner, walker, or volunteer. There will be 1 mile run for kids and an open 5K for everyone. All proceeds will benefit missions and ministries around the world. Check out the website www.hometownfunrun.com.