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Thank you from Carol Vaughn

Dear Church family Thank you for your sweet birthday cards and messages. I was overwhelmed with so many loving remembrances yesterday on my 92nd birthday. I love and miss you all!   Keep the message of Jesus shining from our Church!! Love, Carol Cline Vaughn

August 11th update from David Bridges

My vocation was no surprise to anyone in my extended family. My grandfather, along with four of my uncles were pastors. I also have two cousins who are pastors and my youngest brother works in the denominational office of his church. This past week, one of my uncles who was a pastor died, and his life was remembered and celebrated by close friends and family members. It was easy for me to think of things for which I was thankful…

Volunteer opportunity

Family Promise of Clear Creek is in need of some volunteers – either to help for a few hours with answering phones and light clerical work at the Day Center, or to help with some transportation needs, such as picking up mail at the post office or running other errands. If you would like more information or might be able to help, please contact Gayle Nelson at 832.932.3963.

July 28th update from David Bridges

We’re not the only ones who have ever had to socially distance ourselves from others. Luke’s 17th chapter tells us that one day as Jesus was entering a village, “ten men with skin diseases approached him. Keeping their distance from him, they raised their voices and said, ‘Jesus, Master, show us mercy!’” Those men with the skin diseases knew about social distancing. But they didn’t know about practicing gratitude. After Jesus healed all ten of the men, only one returned…

July 7th update from David Bridges

Greetings Friends, Isaiah’s 40th chapter spoke to people who were losing hope about their future: those Israelites who had been exiled to Babylon and scattered across the ancient near east. After the exiles had lived in a foreign land for several decades, they certainly must have wondered if they would ever see their homeland again. And I would imagine there were plenty of nay-sayers telling them to give up all hope of a return to the good old days. But…

Zoom hangout with Pastor David – Wednesday, July 1

Hang out on Zoom with Pastor David this Wednesday, July 1st at 6pm.  Download the zoom app and then click on this link (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81158853246?pwd=eldGOGZ4ZVBIdWIvNnpRdzY0cElLQT09) to get to the meeting.  The host will let you in right at or just before 6pm. The purpose of the meeting is simply to check in with each other and give each other a chance to talk about how we are managing isolation, how our faith is being nourished and how God is sustaining us…

Funeral information for Ron Worden

We were sorry to learn of Ron Worden’s death last Thursday morning and grieve with Ron’s son Mark and Mark’s wife Lori.  Viewing will be held at Jeter’s Funeral home on Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 am, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am at Jeter’s.  

Order 125th Anniversary T-shirts

This has been a year to remember in many ways! 2020 is the 125th anniversary of Friendswood Friends Church as well as the City of Friendswood. We have designed a special T-shirt to commemorate this special anniversary. You can place orders online using the link below. The cost is $10 per shirt. Order by June 25th; shirts will be available for pick up in early July before the 4th of July parade. Click here to order: https://form.jotform.com/201343795692159

New class begins June 23 – The Color of Compromise

On June 23rd, we’ll begin a video study on the book by Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise. The study explores the history of the American church’s role in the oppression of Black people and ends by calling us to anti-racist work. There is room for up to 30 people in the Coffee Café to participate, and others of you can participate through a live Zoom feed that we hope will make it easy to interact with those who are at the church. We’ll accept the first…

June 16th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! A few weeks ago I had two strange experiences—one day after another.  The first day I took a box to the post office so I could put postage on it and return it to the sender.  I walked in to the post office and noticed that everyone was wearing a mask…and that I had forgotten one.  Embarrassed, I held the box in front of my face while I waited.  It was strange to be the only…