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Ladies Bible Study begins February 8th

All women are invited to join a Bible study that will begin on February 8th. The class will meet in the Coffee Café on Wednesday mornings at 9:30. The study, based on the book “Matchless” by Angie Smith, will meet through April 5th, taking a week off for spring break on March 15th.  You can order a copy of the book here.  Contact Kody Shepherd for more information.  Nursery care will be available by reservation only, so contact the church office by January 31st with…

2023 Missions Commitments

In addition to supporting mission work around the world through Evangelical Friends Mission, our denominational mission agency, our church supports 5 missionary families who have special ties to our congregation. They are involved in ministries such as church planting, leadership training, discipleship for development, seminary administration, medical work and compassionate ministries of providing food, clothing, and job opportunities for those in need. Details of some of these ministries can not be posted online, but you can pick up printed newsletters…

Dude Camp registration opens February 1st

Our 2023 Dude Camp for students in 4th and 5th grade will take place from May 28-31 at Forest Glen Christian Camp in Huntsville. It is a great first camp experience for kids, designed to help them build friendships, grow spiritually and have lots of fun. Activities include swimming, archery, canoeing, paddle boarding, zip line, climbing wall, campfire, group games, and more. The cost is $345 including transportation to and from the camp. A link for online registration will be…
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Luncheon honoring David and Rochelle Bridges – Sunday, February 26th

David Bridges, who has served as pastor in our church for the past 23 years, has announced his resignation effective on March 1st. Our love and best wishes go with David and Rochelle as they begin the next chapter of their journey. The church will be hosting a luncheon to honor David and Rochelle on Sunday, February 26th, which is David’s last Sunday as our senior pastor. We invite you to join us in celebrating David’s ministry at this special…

January 24th update from David Bridges

Michael, our guest speaker in worship Sunday, taught us how to share our Christian faith with people when you can’t speak their language. He told stories about moving into the village where they now live—Michael’s family didn’t speak the local language, they knew very few people, they were unfamiliar with the local culture and religion. Yet they noticed people were watching them. Watching for how they interacted, how they treated each other, how they parented and how they went about…

January 17th update

From our Presiding Clerk, Matt Wilber: As you have heard, David has announced his resignation and we are beginning the search for a new senior pastor.  The coordinators will be meeting Tuesday evening to start the process.  We have a great church and I’m confident that God will provide for our needs.  David has given so much of himself to our church and I’m very sad that he is leaving.  However, I’m also excited about this new chapter to see what God…

2023 Vacation Bible School

Our 2023 VBS will take place from July 10-14 from 9 am to noon each day. For now, mark your calendar and save the dates. We will post more information about registration in February. Our VBS is open to kids from three years old through completing 5th grade. Students completing 6th grade and up are encouraged to sign up to volunteer. For more information, contact janet@friendswoodfriends.org.

January 10th update from David Bridges

It’s my guess that 2023 will bring you as many demands as 2022 did. Most of us have had numerous expectations laid upon us and been given many things to do each day. Technology, which is supposed to save us time, seems to only give us the capacity to do more and more and to give others a reason to expect more from us. Carl Jung once said, “Busyness is not of the devil.  It is the devil.”  And Eugene…

January 3rd update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! Luke’s gospel tells us that after finding Mary, Joseph and the baby lying in the manger, the shepherds “reported what they had been told about this child.”  Then, they “returned home, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen.”  I’ve often wondered what it was like for those shepherds to return to their homes and their jobs after such an exciting night with angels and animals and a newborn and all.  For many…

December 27 update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! It’s great to get back to Texas weather today! I was so thankful for Marvin and Scott Lee last week. They came and insulated the pipes and vulnerable places around our campus in preparation for the freeze.  Marvin and Scott also provide the flowers in the beds around the entrance to the worship center.  Over the years, they’ve given thousands of hours and probably thousands of dollars’ worth of inventory to make our church look beautiful…