Message: Bobby Kirkpatrick
 “Lies We Believe: Money Makes Me Happy”
Matthew 6:19-34

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are given in celebration of Kim and Cindy Page’s 50th  wedding anniversary. We are so thankful and grateful for our many years of adventures and countless blessings.

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.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR A BBQ LUNCH immediately following today’s worship service. Tickets will be available at the door – $10 for children 10 and under, and $15 for age 11 through adults. All proceeds will benefit our missions fund, so come over to Friends Center to enjoy some great food and conversation while helping to support our missionaries. 

THE NORTH AMERICAN HISPANIC FRIENDS CONFERENCE is this week from Thursday to Sunday (October 10th-13th). If you have thought about helping, now is the time! Talk to David or Joyce Byrne if you might be able to assist by giving some rides, housing someone in your home (overnight only, no meals) or making cookies or brownies for the Friday evening meal which will be served at our church. Most of the conference will be held at Bayshore Friends Church in Bacliff (just south of Kemah), but the evening worship service on Friday, October 11th will take place here in our Worship Center from 7-9 p.m. We’d love to have some representatives from our congregation here to welcome and worship with these Hispanic leaders. Please pray for God’s blessing on the conference – for the pastors and leaders from all over Latin America who will be attending, and the many local volunteers who will be helping with hosting, meals and logistics. 

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.

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.

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.

HAVE YOU BEEN TO OUR CHURCH WEBSITE LATELY?  Go to www.friendswoodfriends.org to access sermon audio, prayer requests, Coordinators’ minutes, announcements and more!  To access prayer requests, go to the tab at the top that says “News” and then click on prayer requests.  To access the requests or other protected files such as financial information and Coordinators’ minutes, you will need to enter the password friends (all  lowercase, no punctuation).  There is an extensive archive of sermons that can be searched by date, topic or speaker if you would like to share a particular message with a friend or listen to sermons that you might have missed.  Also, check out our church Facebook page.  We are always glad for you to share our posts to help get the word out about special events. 

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