Posts from February 2022

February 15th update from David Bridges

I recently mentioned one of my early mentors in a sermon.  His name was Tom Hotchkiss, and he and his wife Coral were film makers who lived in Boise, Idaho, but travelled the world.  Their company was called “Films Afield” and they made documentary films about missionaries and mission fields long before there were iphones or camcorders.  Their films were made on reel-to-reel cameras and their editing was literally cutting and splicing physical film strips in order to produce documentaries…

February 8th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! I was so thankful for those who participated in our Town Hall meetings last week.  People spoke to and listened to one another with respect and I was impressed with the level of engagement and the care that people expressed for our church.  A host of people told me last week, “The Holy Spirit was present with us.”  I am so grateful for God’s goodness to us and for the way each of you expressed your…

Women’s IF:2022 Conference March 4-5

Friendswood Friends Church Women’s Ministry will be hosting a simulcast of the Women’s IF:Conference March 4-5. Registration is now open at https://watch.if2022.com/register/join-group?groupid=21374. Join us for the day or weekend of gathering and worshiping together as we hear from some incredible teachers!! Friday, March 4th 6:15-9:00 PM Saturday, March 5th 9-4 (with a lunch break) Can’t make both days? That’s ok; join for what you can!!

February 1st update from David Bridges

“I was glad when they said unto me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’”  That is the opening line of Psalm 122 (KJV), which is one of the Psalms of Ascent—Psalms that were apparently traveling songs for people who were going to Jerusalem for worship festivals.  As a kid, when I heard this verse quoted, I always thought of my own church, and I didn’t always understand why the Psalmist was so glad!  I was usually not…