Weekly News for August 18th

We Are Under Construction! By now many of you are aware that Fellowship Hall is under construction.  We’re making progress and excited about what the results will bring!

A few reminders:

• Coffee and Fellowship will be in the library

• There will be no entrance through the Fellowship Hall doors.  

(the doors are locked)

• Please take care when driving in the parking lot as space is now more limited. 

• CE Wing Entrance and Sanctuary entrances are open

  • Questions: please look for the bright orange t-shirts!

Additionally, if you’re able, we’d like to encourage our congregation members to park farther back on Sunday mornings. With limited parking space, we want to make sure our more seasoned members can make use of closer parking spots.  Thanks!

Prayer Time Join us this Sunday afternoon (August 18th), at 4:30 in the Chapel, as we gather to pray for our church. This time will be lead by the Spirit focusing on prayers that help make us more like Christ, move

us closer to the Kingdom and the truth. We will pray for our church’s future, leadership, and transformation.

Become a Lifelong Learner! The Academy for Lifelong Learning at LoneStar College-Kingwood will have registration, for fall classes, on Thursday, August 22nd, between 1-3pm at the EMCID Campus Building (21575 Highway 59 North).  The Academy for Lifelong Learning at LSC-Kingwood provides adults a learning environment of continued personal and intellectual growth. Yearly membership is $25 from Sept. 1-August 31. This entitles anyone age 50 and over to register for our free courses. Some classes may require small event, supplies or entrance fees. For more information, please go to: www.lonestar.edu/all-kingwood.htm

Ushers Needed – We are in need of ushers for the 9:35 service on the odd months of the year. Please contact Doug Arrick ([email protected]) for more info. 

Library News – Last chance to get a good read before we pack
up books for library/coffee bar renovation. Visit book shelves and back table this Sunday, Aug 18, and next Sunday, Aug 25, to make selections. We will be packing books week of Aug 26. They will return when the renovation is finished.

The Bells are Ringing! And they need YOU to come and ring with them. They want any interested people ages 14 to 94 who would like to ring or learn to ring bells. Hint – it is not as hard as it looks! Music reading is preferred but not mandatory. They rehearse from 5:45 until 6:45 P. M. on Tuesday evenings. Their rehearsals begin on August 20, 2019. Come one, come all. They would love to have you. For more information, please contact Sara Leach at [email protected] or 281-360-6964. 

Many of Elm Grove families have been impacted by recent flooding.
In response to that, we are looking for ways to help those in our community. We are raising funds to buy gift cards for those recovering from the flooding. If you’d prefer to purchase gift cards (and bring them to the church) we are looking for $25 gift cards from Home Depot, Kroger’s, Lowe’s and/or Walmart. A box for gift card donations has been set up, in the Narthex, starting this Sunday and monetary donations can be put in the offering plate, (marked “Elm Grove”) or dropped off at the church office or done online (if done online, please contact Joy Eigbe in the church office about your donation).For more information, please contact the Elm Grove Relief Committee Co-Chairs; Becky Hunt ([email protected]) or Karen Gee ([email protected]). Thanks!

Disciple Bible Study 1 Heard the basic Bible stories but want to go a little deeper?  Wish you had a better grasp of the overall saga of the Bible?  Wonder about how ancient stories apply to modern situations?

This fall FPC-Kingwood will offer a 35 week study designed to address those issues. Called the “Disciple Bible Study 1”, we will begin this fall with a group of no more than 14 participants:  adults, spouses/singles, young/mature.  Anyone who desires an in-depth understanding of God’s Word.  

The study takes place on Wednesday evenings 5-6:30pm, Sept-Dec & Jan-May. It consists of weekly Bible readings, note-taking from readings, video presentations, and (most importantly) group exploring Biblical themes. The Bible is the foundation/springboard of God’s revelation of Himself to us.  The Gospel of Christ is spelled out in clear form in the Bible.  As Christians, our spiritual lives blossom with Bible study.

The study manual is available online $6.99 used to $31.99 new. This will be a fun/informative/growth situation for all involved.  

We will learn much from the Bible and from each other.  Questions?  Comments?  Contact Mark Smith 

([email protected]).

Donut Ministry Team Seeks to Fill Holes – Donuts on Sunday morning have been a great success and one that we would like to continue. But we need your help! We need some able-bodied members to pick up the donuts on Sundays. If this sweet ministry opportunity sounds like something you’re up for, please contact Lisa Cummins in the church office ([email protected]). Thanks!

New Pathfinders Class Starts Sunday! The Pathfinders class is starting a new series on The Gospel of John, authored by Tony Evans. The study offers insights into “Where do you turn when the world around you grows dark?” All are welcome to join this class that meets at 11am in Room 201.

Monday Footsteps Bible Study Join this multi-generational women’s study. We will kick off the Fall Season on Monday, August 19th from 9:30am-11. Nursery care is available. We will continue in our study “30 Life Principles Bible Study” by Charles F. Stanley and pick up with Lesson 16 on page 121. Each lesson in this study stands by itself, so come join us and grow in your relationship with Jesus discovering the richness of God’s truth and knowing Him in a deeper way. To join us contact Victoria Martinez at [email protected] or Nancy Mehlert at [email protected]

Wednesday Footsteps – starts a new study, “The Challenges of Womanhood I”, on Wednesday, September 18th with an introduction to the Women of the Bible by Dub Crook at 10:00am in the Choir Room.Registration, Book Sales & Coffee in BellChoir Room start at 9:30 am.

“The Challenges of Womanhood I: Studies on Women of the Bible”
is a 24-week series on 14 Old Testament women such as Eve, Rahab, Peninnah, Hannah and Job’s wife, and 10 New Testament women such as Mary, Anna, Lydia, and the Samaritan woman. This discussion- provoking study is great as it addresses topics such as “Making Time our Friend,” “Constructive and Destructive Forces,” “Walking Through a Crisis,” and “Simplicity.”

Pre-Registration and sale of Study guides ($21) will be held at the Senior Ministry table between services on Sunday, September 1 (Library) and September 8 (Fellowship Hall).

On Wednesday, September 25th we will have our first lesson following our regular schedule:
9:30 Fellowship & coffee – Bell Choir Room
9:45 Praise, prayers and pre-talk in large group – Choir Room
10:00 – 11:00 Small group study in areas assigned to group All women are invited to join us for Small Group Bible Study, Fellowship, Life Application and Mission Adventures.

Contact Ginny Crook [email protected] for more information.

Senior Singles: Celebrate Labor Day, Monday, Sept 2: Brisket Lunch at home of Patsy Clegg, 23 Forest Course Circle. Please call 832-360- 6627 to RSVP and volunteer to bring a side. Physically challenged? Come in through garage. Arrive between 11 – 12. Lunch at noon. Looking forward to seeing you!

Lunch Bunch has been rescheduled to the 2nd Tuesday of each month. On September 10th we will be going to Amedeo’s. Please sign up at the Senior Table or contact Dorene Breach if you want to join us so reservations can be made.

Please keep the following in your prayers this week: The Family of Dexter Greene, (Judy Duncan’s brother) following his passing. Jerry Stern, having upcoming heart surgery. Jack Eastman, has been readmitted into KW Medical Center for continued treatment of an infection. Charlie Martin, being treated for an infection at Methodist. Michele Levonius, (Robert Levonius’ sister) pray for God’s healing. Dorothy Pierpont, (Sandra Stern’s mother) is in hospice. Mary Levens, returning home after rehab from stroke. Richard Phillips, recovering from surgery. Chuck Wistar, (Nancy Goodell’s brother) recovering from a stroke.Carol Porter, fell and broke humerus bone in left arm – cards & calls welcomed.