Message: David Bridges
 “What Gives Us Worth”

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are given with thanksgiving and love in celebration of Paul Street –  husband, father, best friend – Happy Birthday. Our family is blessed by your gentle humility. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2.

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 Ted Roeser. Our church’s next time to serve is the week of November 11-15.  If you volunteer you would only be helping on one of the days during the week.

BIBLE QUIZ PARENT INFO MEETING TODAY: We’re excited to get our Bible Quiz season off and running again for this year! Interested parents and students (7th & 8th grade) are invited to attend an informational meeting TODAY from 4:45-5:45 p.m. upstairs in the Friends Center. We’ll discuss the travel schedule and fundraising ideas along with giving some basic information about the program. Practices will take place on Sunday evenings from 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. beginning on October 27th. Over the years, Bible Quiz has shown again and again why it’s been such a great program for our students. It’s a fun, competitive, and in-depth way to get students to study and memorize Scripture. Many of our high school students consider their participation in Bible Quiz to be one of their most spiritually formative experiences. We hope that all of our 7thand 8th grade students will consider giving it a try. If you have questions, contact Josiah Brown. 

WE ALL ENJOY CELEBRATING OUR BLESSINGS, especially during the Thanksgiving season. This year we are preparing a slideshow of photos of individual families and youth groups enjoying time together that you send us. Your pictures can include picnics, dinners, and camp activities of our congregation to be shown on the screen during the Chorale’s Thanksgiving Celebration anthem with orchestra. Please send in your clips to Shannon Harris at shannon@friendswoodfriends.org. Let’s begin creating our production! Please send your pictures in by November 15th.

SAVE THE DATE for our All Church Fall Beach Retreat November 15th – 17th. More details will be available soon!

MISSIONS BBQ LUNCH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6TH Please join us for lunch in Friends Center immediately following the Worship Service on October 6th. All proceeds will benefit our missions fund, so you have a chance to enjoy some of Travis Mantell’s amazing BBQ while also helping to support the work of our missionaries around the world. Tickets are available in the Coffee Café today following the service. “Early bird” pricing (LAST DAY) is $7 for children 10 and under, and $12 for age 11 through adults. The prices after today will be $10 and $15, so stop by the Coffee Café to get your tickets early. If you would be willing to bring a dessert to the BBQ, please sign up at the ticket table or email Molly Black at mollyelizabethblack@gmail.com

CAN YOU HELP with table and chair set up for the BBQ next Sunday, October 6th at 8 am? If so, please contact Molly Black or the church office. 

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.

FAMILY PROMISE: Our next week to host guests from Family Promise will be October 13th-20th! We need lots of volunteers to help make this ministry a success. If you can help with any of the following needs, please sign up with Beth and Desiree after today’s service, or contact them this week.

·  Provide all or part of one of the evening meals or Saturday morning breakfast.

·  Stay overnight at the church one night (we need 2 people each night). Also, someone to stay with the children on Tuesday evening while parents attend a budgeting class.

·  Help clear out Sunday school rooms (time and date TBA).

·  Help set up beds and linens on Sunday, October 13th.

·  Assist with tearing down beds and setting up Sunday school rooms the morning of October 20th

Your help with this ministry is greatly appreciated! If you have questions, please contact Beth Skeeter  or Desiree Trevino.

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.