Message:  David Bridges

“A Celebration of Survival”

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are given by Joyce and Charlie Stack in loving memory of Pat Stack, Eleanor Stack and Carl Crum.

CONGRATULATIONS to new grandparents, Dan and Jasmine Patterson. Olivia René Hartung was born to Madison on Sunday, January 26th.  Please pray for baby Olivia, who was born prematurely at 32 weeks and is still in the NICU. 

BABY DEDICATION: Joseph Cole Bridges, son of Randall and Sharon Bridges.

YOU ARE INVITED to a wedding shower in honor of Molly Black and Daniel De La Cerda TODAY from 2-3:30 p.m. 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.

A CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING will be held next Sunday, February 9th in the Coffee Café immediately following the worship service. The main topic for consideration will be to seek congregational approval for the 2020 budget that has been proposed by the Stewards and approved by the Coordinators.  You can view the proposed budget on our church website – click on “news”, then “announcements” and look for the post about the budget.  The file is password protected; the password is friends (all lowercase).  There are also some printed copies on the kiosk.  Everyone is welcome to attend the business meeting.

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 Joseph 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 Lees some Friendswood Friends love. Hunter and Kayla are registered at Target. 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.

OUR 2020 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on June 22nd –26th. Registration begins TODAY only for those who are part of our congregation.  There will be volunteers in the foyer before and after the worship service TODAY and February 9th to assist you in getting your children or grandchildren registered. This year’s theme is “Rocky Railway, Where Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through!” VBS is open to children from age 3 through completing 5th grade. The $30 registration fee includes a VBS T-shirt, daily snacks, crafts and games, water day, songs, stories, and making new friends. If you have questions about VBS, please contact Janet Black for more information. We encourage you to take advantage of this protected registration time, because we are expecting to fill up very quickly once registration opens to the community. 

MISSIONS COMMITMENTS FOR 2020 THANK YOU to those who have turned in commitment cards to participate in our 2020 missions projects through prayer and/or giving.  So far we have about $20,000 in commitments toward our goal of $54,000.  If you want to participate but haven’t turned in a card yet, you can find more cards on the kiosk in the foyer.  You can put your card in the offering, send it in the mail, or bring it to the church office.  Thank you for helping us to share God’s love with the world!

YOU ARE INVITED to attend The Danish Rescue Boat Installation Celebration at the Houston Holocaust Museum on Wednesday, February 12th. Our own Walt Hansen, who spent many hours restoring the “Hanne Frank”, will be one of the speakers at this event. During the early days of the Nazi occupation of Denmark, many Danish people risked their lives to help their Jewish neighbors escape the Gestapo by transporting them to safety in small fishing boats like the Hanne Frank. This display honors the compassion and heroism of those who saved the lives of about 7,500 Danish Jews during a 3-week period of 1943. The schedule for the evening is a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program at 7:15, and viewing of the Danish rescue boat at 7:45. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Houston Holocaust Museum at (713) 942-8000. The Holocaust Museum is located at 5401 Caroline Street. Attire for the reception is business casual. 

SAVE THE DATES!  Dude Camp 2020 will take place from May 28th – 31st for children completing grades 3-5. More information coming soon; registration for our congregation will open on February 16th

CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS FOR 2019 were sent by mail or email on Thursday, January 23rd. If you have questions about your statement or if you did not receive it, please contact the church office. If your statement came by email but you prefer a printed copy, contact us and we will be glad to put one in the mail to you. Thank you for your faithfulness to support the ministries of Friendswood Friends Church!