Local Mission

Local Mission

The people of Friendswood Friends Church care about this community, and are engaged in many different ministries that touch the lives of people locally and in the greater Houston area.

You can find members of our congregation doing everything from taking meals to the elderly, hosting homeless families in our church building, helping newly-arrived refugees adjust to life in our city, working to raise awareness of and help combat human trafficking, volunteering at a playgroup for special needs children, taking our VBS program “on the road” to communities in need, gathering materials for recycling, and a myriad of other ways we are seeking to be good neighbors.

We encourage our people to get involved in any of our existing ministries, or to help us initiate new ministries in obedience to God’s leading. We also partner with other organizations in order to make the best possible use of our resources and to learn from others who are working effectively.

Our web site shows a sampling of  the local ministries that our congregation is involved in. For more information on any of them, please contact us.

Family Promise

Family Promise

Family Promise Family Promise of Clear Creek was established as a way of helping area homeless families to transition away from homelessness to permanent housing. Friendswood Friends Church is one of the founding churches for FPCC. In partnership with other area churches, we help to provide a safe environment that includes shelter, meals, and hospitality for these families, while they also receive support services to help them in the search for employment and housing. We host families in our church building…

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry provides emergency food assistance to anyone in need. Along with giving each family or individual a box of basic staple food items, we provide information about other community resources that are available to help them. We are grateful to the members of our congregation who donate non-perishable food items or money for this ministry, and to the members of the Koinonia Sunday school class, who do an amazing job of giving leadership to our Food Pantry by organizing and…

Friends Disaster Service

Friends Disaster Service – Texas Area has the mission of exemplifying God’s love by bringing hope and encouragement to survivors of disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, floods, fires, etc. FDS volunteers provide cleanup services and rebuild assistance to those who have been affected by these disasters. Preference is usually given to survivors who are elderly, handicapped, of low income or uninsured. Some FDS projects have included cleaning up and rebuilding after many Gulf Coast storms (Katrina, Ike, Rita, Allison, etc.), assisting…

Green Friends

God brought into existence our amazing Earth.  It’s full of life, expansive in variety, breathtakingly beautiful and home to more than 5 million species of life, including ourselves. We believe that God delights in His good creation and calls us to participate in caring for it, or as The Message puts it, “…work the ground and keep it in order…” (Gen 2:15). Green Friends is a group that is committed to putting into practice the call for good ecological stewardship through the participation in conservation…

Kids Hope USA

Kids Hope USA Kids Hope USA is the catalyst for an expanding network of church/school partnerships. These partnerships take on the enormous challenge of kids at risk—One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School at a time—through one-on-one mentoring relationships. One Child An at-risk public elementary school child who needs a relationship with a caring adult. One Hour Sixty critical minutes each week when a trained mentor befriends a child and helps him or her acquire basic academic skills. One…
Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities For Students

Children and Youth Service Opportunities – Helping others is a value that we want to pass on to our children and youth, so we do all that we can to provide opportunities for them to engage in local ministry from an early age! Kids from 3 to 11 years old are eligible to participate in our Wednesday evening “Kids Can Do” club. This group engages in many fun activities to help others. Recent projects have included baking cookies to send to…

Meals On Wheels

Meals On Wheels Meals on Wheels provides an important service to many elderly people in our community, delivering hot, nutritious meals to their homes each weekday. We partner with the Friendswood Nutrition Center and other area churches to help provide this service. Along with the food, the daily contact with caring volunteers is a blessing to all those involved. Friendswood Friends assumes responsibility for delivering these meals every eighth week. Our coordinator picks up the meals and then several volunteer teams…
Friends Scholarship

Patricia Allen Scholarship

The Patricia Spencer Allen Scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming college freshman or a continuing college student. The recipient is chosen based on a strong Christian faith, active involvement in Friendswood Friends Church, character, leadership, academics, interest in Christian ministry, and financial need. Application packets are made available each spring either to pick up from the church office or download from the website. Along with a brief application form, each applicant is asked to submit an essay, 3 letters…

Coalition for Hispanic Ministries

Coalition for Hispanic Ministries Dr. David Byrne, director of the Coalition for Hispanic Ministries, is a member of Friendswood Friends Church.  Here’s more information about CHM: CHM is an equipping organization that promotes ministry to Hispanic communities through the research and analysis of Hispanic ministry organizations that allows CHM to act as a bridge of resources and information that can be communicated motivationally in order to coordinate a comprehensive and effective Hispanic ministry effort in leadership training and church planting that integrates into existing church structures. That CHM is an equipping organization  means that CHM  is not designed to be…