BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2020

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2020

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are presented in loving memory of Opal and Owen Wood, by Gerald, Rhonda, Donald, Clint and Wade Wood.

OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY goes to Penny Winston and the Winston family. Penny’s sister Landran Winston Stewardson passed away last week. A funeral service will held on Monday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. Please remember the family in your prayers. 

ONE OR MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for our food pantry ministry. It just takes an hour or so each week and timing is completely flexible. If you would like more information, please call the church office. 

THE PRIMETIMERS Valentine’s Party will be held February 20th at 11:30 a.m. Come and enjoy a luncheon of ham and barbeque chicken sliders. If you’re able, please bring a side or a small dessert. We will be playing some valentine bingo, love song match ups, and more. Come join in the fun!

HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN FOR VBS? We opened registration to the community last Monday and our K-5 group filled up in just 25 minutes! We have saved a few spots in both preschool and K-5 for families from our congregation. If you haven’t registered yet, please contact the church office this week to register. Our VBS dates this year are June 22nd-26th from 9 a.m. to noon. 

JOIN US TODAY 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 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.

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 TODAY in the Brides Room immediately following the service and finish by shortly after noon. Everyone is welcome.

THE SPRING INVASION TEAM will be holding a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, February 22nd from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the church parking lot. The cost is only $10. This is the one and only fundraiser for the Spring Invasion trip coming up in March, so please bring your car and put these guys and girls to work!

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS for the 2020-2021 Patricia Spencer Allen Scholarship are now available. Graduating high school seniors as well as continuing undergraduate college students are invited to apply. The recipient will be chosen based on active involvement in Friendswood Friends Church, character, leadership, academic achievement, financial need and interest in Christian ministry. If you are interested in applying, stop by the church office to pick up an application packet, or you can download the forms from our church website. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, April 30th at 4:30 p.m. 

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FOR VBS begins soon – online forms will be available in early March. We will need lots of adult and teen helpers so please save the dates – June 22nd-26th from 9 a.m. to noon. Students finishing 6th grade and up are welcome to volunteer. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt.

THE 2020 HOMETOWN FUN RUN & WALK is coming up on Saturday, April 4th. The event includes a one-mile Family Race (run or walk) and a 5K race through downtown Friendswood. All proceeds will go to missions, so this is great opportunity to meet others from our community and do something to promote your own health while also supporting a wonderful cause! Early bird registration is open now – for more details or to register, go to hometownfunrun.com. Volunteers for race day are welcome – for more info, email hometownfunrun@gmail.com

EVENT SPONSORS ARE NEEDED for the Hometown Fun Run!  If you or someone you know might be interested, please pick up a sponsorship form from the kiosk or contact Jaime Black (832-978-5569 or jaime@stanfieldproperties.com). Sponsors will be advertised on banners, race flyers and the Fun Run website as well as being announced at the event. Gold Sponsors will be featured on the race T-shirts as well as on the backdrop for pictures of the participants.  Please help spread the word to businesses that you use. 

DUDE CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY!  Our camp for students completing 3rd, 4th or 5th grade will take place from Thursday, May 28th through Sunday May 31st with the theme “Jesus is my Rock!”. Students will travel by charter bus to Forest Glen/Spring Christian Camp (near Rosebud, TX) for an amazing time of games, swimming, hiking, canoeing, zip line, climbing wall, crud war and lots of other great activities. The cost is $298 including transportation to and from camp.  Registration will be available for our congregation today and next Sunday, February 23rd before and after the morning service, or you can stop by the church office during office hours this week to register your child. On Monday, February 24th, registration will open to the community and we expect to fill up quickly, so we encourage you to take advantage of the early registration time for our congregation. This is a great first-time camp experience for kids; we hope that your child will join us! 

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