Church News During COVID-19

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May 11th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! My family and I were introduced to the Friends Church in the summer between my 3rd and 4th grade years when we moved to Haviland, Kansas.  What was most new to us in worship among Friends was the tradition of “open” or “unprogrammed”  worship.  At Haviland Friends Church, it was common for several people to speak during open worship, offering words of encouragement or issuing a challenging message or simply voicing a prayer for our congregation…

VBS Volunteer Sign Up

Our 2021 Vacation Bible School takes place from June 21-25, and we will need LOTS of adult and student volunteers. This year we will be having two separate VBS sessions to allow for more distancing. The morning session will take place from 9 am -noon and the afternoon session from 1-4 pm. Lunch will be provided for volunteers in between the 2 sessions. All workers will also receive a free T-shirt. Students finishing grades 6 and up are eligible to…

VBS 2021

Our 2021 Vacation Bible School will take place from June 21-25. If you registered for VBS in 2020 and opted to save your child’s place rather than requesting a refund, you should have already received an email from Janet Black with information about this year’s program. If you did not receive the email, the same information is copied below. We are keeping our numbers smaller than usual to help provide a safer environment for the children and our volunteers, so…

April 20th update from David Bridges

The first chapter of Acts tells us that after he was raised from the dead, Jesus appeared to the apostles over a period of 40 days, speaking to them about God’s kingdom (verse 3).  In one of those appearances, recorded in Matthew 28, Jesus told his disciples to, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you.…

Congratulations to our 2021 Graduates!

We will be honoring high school graduates in our worship service on Sunday, May 16. If a member of your family is graduating from high school this spring, please contact Josiah Brown at 281-482-7821, or josiah@friendswoodfriends.org.

VBS Update

Parents, we know that many of you are making plans for the summer and are wondering about Vacation Bible School.  Our Coordinators board will be making a decision on April 27th about whether to hold our 2021 VBS, which is tentatively scheduled for June 21st-25th.  Those of you were signed up for our 2020 VBS and left your payment with us to reserve your child’s spot for this year will be contacted by email sometime that week with information about…

Update on Dude Camp

This year’s Dude Camp will take place from June 3-6 at Forest Glen/Springs Christian Camp. Due to continuing concern for COVID we want to keep our numbers smaller than usual, so we will be limiting enrollment to those students who had already been registered for our 2020 Dude Camp. No new registrations are being accepted other than eligible children from our congregation who did not sign up for last year’s camp. If your child was registered for our Dude Camp…

April 6th update from David Bridges

Greetings in the name of the risen Christ!  We are so familiar with the Easter story that we hardly notice the lack of celebration and triumph in the gospel stories themselves.  I’ve been preaching from Luke this spring, and on Easter Sunday we read Luke’s text about that first resurrection morning.  Luke does not say that when the women found the empty tomb they were overjoyed.  Instead, they seemed to be at a loss of how to explain what had…

March 23rd update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name!  In my message on Sunday I briefly noted that in Luke 19 Jesus told Zacchaeus that salvation had come to Zacchaeus’s household.  That is, he indicated that salvation was for the people in Zacchaeus’s home, not just Zacchaeus himself.  We often miss little nuances like that which seem to signal that salvation can be a corporate reality, not just an individual one.  Our Western minds are not used to this kind of language about salvation, but…