Visitor Info

Visitor Info

A Message From Pastor David Bridges

I’m so pleased you are seeking information about Friendswood Friends Church. I hope you’ll also seek us out in person by visiting us for worship or inquiring of a member about our church.

We are a group of people who have committed ourselves to love, learn and listen like Jesus has taught us. It is our hope that in doing these things we become better people and make a positive contribution to our community and world.

Friends (Quakers) have a long history of engagement in social transformation because of our commitment to Jesus. Friends founded this community nearly 120 year ago. We’re proud of our heritage but we are not resting on the accomplishments of the past. Today we are making every effort to understand what it means to live faithfully before God by loving and serving others in meaningful and prophetic ways. We look for ways to love and serve so that those around us are glad for our presence in this community. And we hope by doing so others are drawn to a life of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.  More than anything else, our prayer is that God’s will would be done among us on earth—like it is in heaven.

At Friendswood Friends Church you’ll find worship that takes God seriously, yet is relaxed and simple. You’ll find people striving to love, learn and listen so that their community is enhanced by the presence and activity of Friends. But most of all, you’ll find people who are committed to living the way Jesus taught us to live. I hope you’ll consider joining us in God’s mission in this world by loving, learning and listening.

Check out the various pages listed below to learn more about our church and how you can get involved:

What to Expect

If you’ll be visiting us for the first time on a Sunday morning, then here’s an overview of what to expect: Where To Go Whether you enter the parking lot off Spreading Oaks or through the cemetery, you won’t be hassled about where you park—just pick a spot!  You’ll want to head toward the large drive through covering that is on the back side of our newest building.  Come through any of the big doors there and you’ll find greeters…

Open Worship With Friends

Open Worship With Friends In our worship, we hear from each other, from the Bible, from the message of the pastor or a guest speaker, and from the music we offer in praise to God. But for part of our time we set aside all other plans and concerns, and give our full attention to the Holy Spirit.  We call this “open” or “unprogrammed” worship. This kind of quiet prayerful attention comes naturally to some of us. You may begin…

Local History

Local History Of Friends In Friendswood Fig orchards, Satsuma orange orchards, and rice fields once flourished where Friendswood homes now stand. The last vestiges of them and the homes that the Quakers constructed are nearly gone, but the legacy left by those founders and early settlers remains.  That legacy is the heritage of a way of life that did more to shape the character of the community than any brick and mortar buildings ever could. In the spring of 1895, a Quaker named Frank…

Friends Overview

Friends Overview Friends, also called Quakers, had their origin in seventeenth-century England. As a young man, George Fox (pictured) longed for a genuine faith which he did not find in the cold, legalistic church of his time. He looked in vain for human help, and studied the Bible so thoroughly that he learned much of it by memory. After four years of searching, he found inner peace through trusting Jesus Christ as his Savior. Soon he began to tell others about…

Friends Around The World

Friends Around The World Between 1654 and 1660 individual Friends from England had left a personal witness in more than 20 foreign countries. This antedated the modern missionary movement by more than a century. Outside of western Europe and the American colonies few, if any, Friends meetings continued from that era. In the latter half of the 19th century English and American Friends caught a vision of world need and since then have established missions in several lands. A number…

Church Leadership

2019 Church Leadership POSITION SERVANT Elders Coordinator Laura Porterfield Charles Cline Michelle Hancock Rebecca Wall Becky Wilber Barry Mertz Trustees Gerald Wood Scott Lee Susan Hill           Board of Coordinators         Clerk John Dawson Assistant Clerk Karen Jantz Recording Clerk Roger Crutchfield Treasurer Scott Caudle Elders Coordinator Laura Porterfield Missions Coordinator Molly Black Women’s Ministry Coordinator Kody Shepherd Facilities Coordinator Bill Simons At large Fleta Hill At large Rusty Burkett At large Susan Skeeter Stewards Treasurer/Coordinator Scott Caudle Jaime Black Patti…

Evangelical Friends

Friendswood Friends Church is denominationally a member of the Evangelical Friends Church and gathers together frequently with other Friends churches in our Mid-America Yearly Meeting (MAYM).  MAYM is comprised of Friends churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, eastern Colorado, and Nebraska. The following document was originally created as a commissioning prayer during our annual regional gathering in July 2014: We Have A Dream ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy.  Your…

Our Commitments

We are people who have been created and loved by God, who look to Jesus for salvation, and who seek to be led by the Spirit. Our Commitments: To Love, Learn, and Listen We commit ourselves to LOVE God with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength—and our neighbors as ourselves.” We express our love for God though authentic worship and obedient living. We develop the characteristics of listening, forgiveness, hospitality, generosity, and mercy in order to love others thoroughly. We embrace…