Bulletin Announcements for April 14, 2019

Bulletin Announcements for April 14, 2019

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are given by our church family in celebration of Zachariah and Ashley (Bridges) Melcher, who exchanged wedding vows yesterday. May God bless your marriage.

CONGRATULATIONS to Zachariah and Ashley (Bridges) Melcher, who were married yesterday in the Worship Center.  Ashley is the daughter of David and Rochelle Bridges. Please pray for God’s blessing on Zac and Ashley as they begin their life together!

OUR CONGRATULATIONS AND BLESSINGS also go to Michael and Skylar (Simons)Stanley, who were united in marriage on March 31st in Angleton. Skylar is the daughter of Bill and Renae Simons. 

REMINDER: The Read Through the Bible discussion group will be meeting today immediately following the worship service.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Friday, April 19th for Good Friday.

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 SERVICEwill 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. 

THE PRIMETIMERS FAJITA LUNCHEON will take place Thursday, April 18th, at 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy some delicious Fajitas with all the trimmings and a Concert from our own Ringing Friends, (our Bell choir). Bring a friend and a dessert if you are able. Come enjoy beautiful music and a fun time with fellow friends.

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY for our “Summer Sundays” breakfasts, which will take place in the Coffee Café on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. beginning on May 19th. For the past several summers these have provided a great time of fellowship for those who attend, as well as a delicious breakfast. This year we are trying to set up a rotation of helpers so that the same people won’t be in the kitchen every Sunday. Would you be willing to commit to helping out for a specific Sunday or two? The menus are planned in advance and the food is purchased ahead of time; so all we need is a few extra helpers between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to help set up the serving tables, cook the food, etc. One or more of our experienced cooks will be there to be in charge and let you know what to do. If you are willing to help on one or more Sundays between May 19th and August 4th, please contact Janet Black to let her know when you are available – janet@friendswoodfriends.org or 281-482-7821.

REJOICE AND CELEBRATE with our graduating students! In addition to being recognized in the service, there will be a “Graduation Celebration” breakfast on May 19th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Coffee Cafe before the service. Each soon-to-be high school graduate will have a table to decorate with pictures from their childhood up through senior year. This will give the congregation an opportunity to talk with students, pray for them, and offer words of encouragement. We will also be celebrating and recognizing this year’s class of “Making Disciples” graduates. Please come and enjoy this celebration breakfast on May 19th! Contact Josiah if you and your senior want a table to decorate.

ARE YOU GRADUATING from high school or college this year? We want to honor you in our special graduation bulletin on May 19th. Please contact the church office at 281-482-7821 or shannon@ friendswoodfriends.org by May 15th with the student’s name, the school that he or she will graduate from and the degree and major (for college students). High school graduates will be honored during the 10 a.m. service on May 19th along with the kids and mentors that have completed the “Making Disciples” program.

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.

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.