Message: David Bridges

“Everyday Neighbors”

Matthew 20.1-16

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAYare given by Kay Griffin in celebration of God’s blessings to our family. I give thanks to God for the birth of my beautiful, healthy great-niece, Peyton Avery Mertz, and for the life of my Aunt Mary, who celebrates her birthday today.  God’s mercies are new every morning – to God be the glory!

WALTER WILSON passed away Monday morning, March 11th. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Bettye and the Wilson family. The memorial service will take place on Saturday, April 6th at noon in the Worship Center. Visitation will take place on Friday, April 5th from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Worship Center. 

OUR VBS IS FULL – we filled up in record time this year, 2 hours after opening enrollment to the community. Now we need lots of VOLUNTEERS to help share God’s love with the children who will be on our campus from June 24-28. If you can help, look for the link on our website to sign up, or contact Janet Black.

FRIENDS DISASTER SERVICE is in need of a place to park/store two trailers and one RV. If you have property and would be willing to have the trailers parked on it, please contact Kim Page. 

COUPLES ARE INVITED to attend “Healthy Connections”, a marriage forum hosted by the Christian Counseling Center on Saturday, March 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The sessions, led by licensed counselors, will touch on keys to a healthy marriage, how to renew your connection with your spouse, showing love and respect, and how to deal with conflict. The cost of $30 per couple includes childcare.  For more information or to register, call 281-482-3882. 

FUN RUN REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE TODAY in the Coffee Café! The missions team is sponsoring our 2nd annual Hometown Fun Run on Saturday, April 6th. We hope that you will join us for the 1 mile or 5K races. Runners and walkers are both welcome. This is a great opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy being with others from our church and community, all while supporting missions. Stop by the Coffee Café today, or you can register online at www.hometownfunrun.com. Today is the final day for early registration. The 5k race costs $36 for ages 12 and up, $25 for 11 and under. The one mile family race costs $15 for kids and $21 for adults & chaperones (children 2 and under are free.) On March 18th, prices for all events increase by $5. If you don’t want to run in the race, would you consider volunteering? Lots of helpers will be needed to make the race a success. Contact Molly Black for more information. 

CLEAR CREEK FAMILY PROMISE will be holding its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Clear Creek Golf Club (3902 Fellows Rd, Houston, TX) on Saturday, April 13th from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets for foursomes are $500 and individual tickets are $150. For more information please visit their website at ccfamilypromise.org.

THE PRIMETIMERS WILL HAVE A “SOUP AND SANDWICH” LUNCHEON this Thursday, March 21st at 11:30 a.m. in the Coffee Café. Our own Jason Porterfield will grace us with a message. Please bring a small dessert. Come be inspired and enjoy the food and fellowship. 

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS for the 2019-2020 Patricia Spencer Allen Scholarship are now available. Graduating high school seniors as well as continuing undergraduate college students are invited to apply. The recipient will be chosen based on active involvement in Friendswood Friends Church, character, leadership, academic achievement, financial need and interest in Christian ministry. If you are interested in applying, stop by the church office to pick up an application packet, or you can download the forms from our church website. The deadline for submitting applications is May 1st.

YOU ARE INVITED to attend a volunteer training session for Family Promise. These sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about this ministry and how we can most effectively serve our guests. Anyone is welcome to attend, and it does not involve any kind of commitment for future service. Whether you have already been involved in helping out with Family Promise or are just curious and would like to know more, we encourage you to attend one of these sessions.  The next upcoming date is: ·     Sunday, March 31st, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm – Seabrook United Methodist Church

YOU ARE INVITED to an Open House at the Family Promise Day Center on Sunday, March 24th from 1 to 5 p.m. Stop by to meet the Family Promise staff and board members, and to enjoy some fun family activities. The Day Center is located at 1101 S Egret Bay Blvd Building B in League City. If you’d like to bring some environmentally-safe cleaning supplies to help the center, check out the Family Promise website for a list of needed items – www.ccfamilypromise.org

PLAN TO JOIN US for the special services that will be held during Easter week. There will be a Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7:00 p.m. on April 18th. The Good Friday Service of music, prayers and reflection will take place on April 19th at 7:00 p.m. Both of these services will be held in the Worship Center, and nursery care will be available for children 5 and under.  This year’s Easter Sunrise Service will take place on our church campus at 6:30 a.m. on Easter morning, April 21st. We will meet outdoors in front of Friends Center to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. (In case of inclement weather, check the church website for updates.) Coffee, juice and doughnuts will be served after the sunrise service. Sunday school will take place at the regular time of 9 a.m., followed by our Easter worship service at 10 a.m.