Bulletin Announcements for September 1, 2019

Bulletin Announcements for September 1, 2019

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 CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

LADIES’ FALL BIBLE STUDY begins on Wednesday, September 11th at 9:30 a.m. This will be a 6-week  study focused on Psalm 23. Nursery care is available. All ladies are welcome!

DINNER FOR EIGHT Are you tired of the Church ignoring tough topics?  Are you looking for a safe place to dialogue with others on issues such as immigration, white privilege and bias (conscious and unconscious)? Whatever your political views, you are invited to dinner and conversation on the evening of September 22nd from 5-7 p.m. Several friends from our church will host a “Dinner for Eight”in their homes, where there will be good food and conversation around a specific current issue. Childcare will be available at church from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., and there is no cost to attend. However, spots are limited, so sign up early.  Today through September 8, Kelly Browning and Laura Porterfield will be in the Coffee Café after the service to answer questions and assist with sign-up.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BBQ: Family Promise is grateful to each one of the many volunteers who help to make this important ministry possible. If you have served as a volunteer at one or more of our host weeks for Family Promise, you are invited to the first annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ which will take place on Saturday, September 21st at the Day Center (1101 S Egret Bay Blvd. in League City). Stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy some great food provided by Family Promise sponsors, some fun games for the whole family, and fellowship with other volunteers.  A count is needed ahead of time for the food, so if you plan to attend please RSVP to Beth Skeeter by Monday, September 2nd by emailing bethskeeter1@gmail.com or texting to 713-501-3857.     

KIDS’ HOPE needs new volunteers to work as either mentors, prayer partners, or substitute mentors this year! This program partners adults in our congregation with students from Westwood and Bales schools who teachers believe could benefit from the one-on-one mentoring relationships provided by Kids’ Hope. Mentors meet with students for one hour each week during 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 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 at beth@stanfieldproperties.com or Bobby Kirkpatrick at bobby@friendswoodfriends.org.

COME MEET Robyn Schell’s fiancé, David Boren, at a couples’ bridal shower. This event will take place in the Coffee Cafe on Saturday, September 14th from 1-3 p.m. Robyn is requesting that guests bring a favorite recipe to the shower. Come hungry, as there will be a light luncheon served. The couple is registered at Amazon, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and Target. We hope to see you there!

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

KIDS CAN DO CLUB AND CHILDREN’S CHOIR begin on Wednesday, September 11th! Children’s Choir, led by Karen Jantz, meets at 5 p.m. and is open to kids 5 years old through 5th grade. They will work on preparations for a Christmas program. Kids Can Do Club is for children from 3 years old through 5th grade. They meet at 5:45 p.m. for a kid-friendly meal, and then from 6 to 7 p.m. they focus on projects to serve others. The kids have a great time while also learning the joys of blessing others. Please note the earlier start time this year for both children’s choir and KCD. 

MEALS ON WHEELS is in need of volunteers.  This ministry involves a very minimal time commitment – just one or two hours once every 9 weeks – but it makes a huge difference in the lives of those who receive the meals.  If you would like more information about what would be involved in helping, please contact the church office, or our new Meals on Wheels coordinator, Ted Roeser.     

THE KOINONIA SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will resume meeting next Sunday, September 8th at 9 a.m.

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 www.CHMonline.org or contact David Byrne at 713-922-3113 or by email at David@InstitutoALMA.org.


Sunday 09/01

9:00 a.m.                Sunday School

10:00 a.m.              Worship Service – Worship Center

4:30 p.m.                Friends Chorale – Worship Center

6:00 p.m.                Jr. High FUSE – Friends Center

7:30 p.m.                Sr. High CORE – Friends Center

Monday 09/02

                                  CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

6:30 p.m.                Pickle Ball – Friends Center

Tuesday 09/03

4:30 p.m.                Pickle Ball – Friends Center

Wednesday 09/04

6:15 a.m.                Men’s Common Prayer – David’s Office

Thursday 09/05

3:15 p.m.                TWEENS – Friends Center

Friday 09/06

Saturday 09/07

9:00 a.m.                AA Meeting – Friends Center Kitchen  

Sunday 09/08

9:00 a.m.                Sunday School

10:00 a.m.              Worship Service – Worship Center

4:30 p.m.                Friends Chorale – Worship Center

6:00 p.m.                Jr. High FUSE – Friends Center

7:30 p.m.                Sr. High CORE – Friends Center