BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 19, 2020

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 19, 2020

MISSION COMMITMENT SUNDAY

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

OUR MISSION AND GOAL as a women’s ministry team is to build community amongst the women of Friendswood Friends and community. One of our goals for 2020 is to cultivate community in meaningful ways and through daily life. If you would like to be kept up to date with upcoming events, bible studies, dinners, outings, and mentor program follow the directions below for notifications, text @ffcwom to 81010. (You will not be flooded with texts.)

OUR FORMER MEMBER, Jane Beck, recently moved to a long-term care facility near Chicago where she is closer to her son Kevin and his family. Jane misses her friends here and would love to hear from you. You may call the church office for her contact information. Please remember Jane in your prayers as she goes through this time of adjustment. 

INTRODUCTION TO FRIENDSWOOD FRIENDS CHURCH   Would you like to know more about what this church believes and how it began? Come to this informal gathering, which is designed to help you meet others and understand our church. We will meet on Sunday, February 16th in the Brides Room immediately following the service and finish by shortly after noon. Everyone is welcome. Child care will be available by advance reservation only. Please contact the church office by Wednesday, February 12th with the ages of your children if you would like to arrange for childcare during this meeting. 

JOIN US on Sunday, February 16th for a come and go “sprinkle” to welcome Hunter and Kayla Lee’s  2nd bundle of joy. Samuel Charles Lee is expected to arrive late February and we want to sprinkle the Lees with replacements for the baby supplies Harvey washed away. Please bring any gently used baby supplies to the Coffee Café on February 16th and show the Lee’s some Friendswood Friends love. Please contact Glenda McDonald at chaplainglenda@gmail.com to find out what they need. We are also collecting “diapers and dollars” – stop by our Baby money tree and join us for light refreshments from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A PARENTING SEMINAR will be held by the Center for Biblical Parenting on Saturday, January 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Friendswood Church of Christ (2951 W. Parkwood, Ave.) The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. For more information or to register visit Biblicalparenting.org/register.

TODAY IS MISSIONS COMMITMENT SUNDAY! In this morning’s service we will focus on celebrating and learning more about the ministries that our church is involved in around the world. We ask you to prayerfully consider making a commitment to be a part of these ministries through prayer and/or giving.  Our theme for 2020 is “Let His light shine!”

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 ESV

Our goal for 2020 is to raise $54,000 to help support the  ministries of our many missionaries. You will find a commitment card in today’s bulletin where you can let us know how God is leading you to be a part of our missions projects through prayer and financial support. If you would like to take more time to pray about this before responding, feel free to take the commitment card with you and return it to the church office or place it in the offering plate sometime in the next few weeks. If you are newer to our congregation, we encourage you to stop by the missions table in the foyer to pick up some of the materials there that give more information about our mission work around the world. Thanks for all that you do to help support and encourage our missionaries! 

YOU ARE INVITED to a wedding shower in honor of Molly Black and Daniel De La Cerda on Sunday, February 2nd from 2-3:30 pm. This event is for BOTH men and women, so that Daniel will have the opportunity to meet more of the men in our congregation. We hope that you will join us to celebrate with them; come and go anytime between 2 and 3:30. There will be an interview with Molly and Daniel as well as a time of prayer for them shortly after 2. The couple is registered at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

SAVE THE DATE! You are invited to share in the joy of Molly Black and Daniel De La Cerda as they are united in marriage on Saturday, February 29th. The wedding will take place in the Worship Center at 3 p.m, and everyone is welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served in the Coffee Café following the ceremony. 

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/74-1300892 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.