Message: Laura Porterfield
“The Enemy of Neighborly Love”
Luke 10:25-37

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are in celebration of our children and educators as they begin a brand new year! – Mike & Anna Barmore

OUR SENIOR PASTOR, David Bridges, is on Sabbatical this summer and will return to our worship on September 15th. Please feel free to reach out to our associate pastor, Bobby Kirkpatrick, while David is away. We invite you to pray for David to be refreshed and renewed through his Sabbatical experience.

THE READ THROUGH THE BIBLE discussion will take place today immediately following the worship service.

THERE WILL BE a continent-wide gathering of Hispanic Friends in October at the Bayshore Friends Church (near Kemah) and our church may be able to help with housing, meals, transportation and/or other needs. If you would like to get involved or want more information, you can fill out the volunteer form on the website CHMonline.org or contact David Byrne.

JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH LAKE PARTY The annual Back to School Lake Parties are here! We’ll meet at Stutzmans’ Lake (2502 Butler Rd. in League City) TODAY. The Junior High party will be from 5-7 p.m. and Senior High from 7-9 p.m. Incoming 9th graders – this is the first event for you to attend as part of the Senior High group! Incoming 6thgraders are invited to be a part of the Junior High group. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served. Invite your friends and join us for some summer fun!

A MEETING FOR PARENTS OF JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS will take place TODAYbetween the two Lake Parties. We hope that parents will join us from 6:45-7:15 p.m. while picking up your Junior Higher or dropping off your Senior Higher. Student Pastor, Josiah Brown will be talking about the year to come, handing out calendars, talking about ways you can help, and answering any questions you might have. For more information, contact josiah@friendswoodfriends.org.

TWEENS begins a new term on Thursday, August 15th, starting at 3:15 p.m. in the Friends Center Gym. This is for kids in the 4th and 5th grades.

ATTENTION those in your 20s and 30s! We will be starting a new Sunday School class, led by Michelle and Joe Hancock, on Sunday, August 18th, upstairs in room 327 of the Friends Center (gym building). Anyone in their 20s and 30s is welcome! Class will meet from 9-9:45 am before heading over to 10 a.m. worship. Come join us!

THE KOINONIA SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS is delaying their fall start date to Sunday, September 8th due to the travel schedules of leaders and class members. All adults are welcome to visit the class to give it a try. They meet on the first floor of Friends Center in Room 303. 

PARSONAGE UPDATE: The committee tasked with selling the parsonage has selected a broker to help list, market, and sell the property. Kelly Hutchinson of Colliers International Houston, Inc. will represent the church as our listing broker. Several brokers replied to our request for proposal and after careful study of qualifications, experience, and proposed marketing strategies, the committee made its decision.

CORE is a Sr. High Gathering on Sundays from 7:30 – 9 p.m. for students in 9th – 12th grade beginning on August 18th. This is our largest Sr. High gathering of the week and is largely led by our student ministry leadership team. We begin with praise songs led by our youth praise band. We typically have close to a 1:1 student/adult speaker ratio, offering many perspectives on important issues in the lives of young people today.

FUSE is a Jr. High Gathering on Sundays from 6 – 7 p.m. for 6th– 8th graders beginning on August 18th. This is our largest Jr. High gathering of the week. We start out playing games in the gym, then grab a snack and have a short lesson for the remainder of our time together.

KIDS’ HOPE needs new volunteers to work as either mentors, prayer partners, or substitute mentors this year! Our Kids Hope program partners adults in our congregation with students from Westwood and Bales schools. The participants are students whom teachers or administrators believe could benefit significantly from the kind of one-on-one mentoring relationships provided by Kids’ Hope. Mentors meet with students for one hour each week during normal school hours to serve as a positive role model and friend for their student. Prayer partners are assigned to pray for the mentors and students, and substitutes are placed on a call sheet to help sub for mentors who might have a conflict with their assigned meeting times. For more information if you are interested in serving in one of these positions (we need people in all 3!), please contact Beth Stanfield  or Bobby Kirkpatrick.

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.