Weekly News for October 13th

Welcome to Worship in Fellowship Hall! During our renovation phase, the content of our Sunday mornings remains the same but the packaging will be a bit different for the next few months. All Sunday school classes will meet (a map is available at the Welcome Center). It’s like going on a mission trip – we can plan but we know there will be some unforeseen challenges. But like a mission trip, we know we’re working to advance God’s Kingdom. 

Office Closure In observance of Columbus Day, the church office will be closed tomorrow, October 14th.

Helping Our Community If you would like to donate money for disaster relief, you can make out a check to the church (with Disaster Relief on the memo line) or go to www.fpc-kingwood.org/ onlinegiving and look for the Disaster Relief – Imelda account.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now offering assistance to residents affected by Tropical Storm Imelda. Applications for FEMA Individual Assistance for Imelda recovery will be open until Dec. 3, 2019. FEMA may provide Houston home owners, certain types of renters, and businesses with the following types of assistance:

Home/Primary Residence: FEMA provides assistance to individuals
and families who have lost their homes as a result of a presidentially- declared disaster. If you are a renter or homeowner you may qualify for assistance. By law, FEMA assistance cannot duplicate the assistance you receive from your insurance company, but you may receive assistance for items not covered by insurance. If your home was impacted by a major disaster, FEMA recommends that you apply for assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Ordination Service for Our New Assistant Pastor!
Please plan to join us on Sunday, October 20th, at 4pm for a special service of Worship and Ordination for Pastor Sabrina Hergert.

Seafarers’ Gift Boxes Just a reminder that it’s time to start thinking about filling the Seafarers’ Gift Boxes.Later this fall, a table will
be set up where “starter kits” (including a list of suggested items)
for “shoebox gifts” will be made available. Once complete, the shoebox gifts will be delivered to the International Seafarers’ Center at the Port of Houston. Chaplains will place the gift boxes on vessels carrying seafarers of all nationalities. It’s our way of helping to spread the Gospel, literally. You and your family can have an important part in this inspiring mission!

Join the Donut Ministry Team! If you have a hunger to serve and would like to be part of this sweet ministry team, please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4CACAD2DA3F94-sunday

We’ve Got Spirit….Yes we do….We’ve Got Spirit…How ‘Bout You? In the spirit of the approaching holidays, help us collect food for HAAM’s Seasons of Sharing Food Drive. We all have our favorite places to sit on Sunday mornings so let’s see which side has more spirit! We are dividing our worship space in Fellowship Hall down the middle aisle. If you sit on the north (closer to Kingwood Dr) side, please bring in 1lb bags of RICE. If you sit on the south (closer to the parking lot) side, please bring in CANNED FRUIT. Collection bins will be placed on each side of the Fellowship Hall worship space now through November 3rd. Let’s see who wins the Food Drive challenge this year!!!

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Tournament: POSTONED until October 14th! The FCA annual charity golf tournament will be held Monday, October 14th at the Deerwood Golf Club. The format will be a 4-man team scramble with lots of opportunities for prizes plus free gifts. The cost is $500 per team. Individuals ($125) will be paired up in a team. Contact Terry Kett (281-380-3624; [email protected]). 

Safe Conversations FPC-Kingwood will host a Safe Conversations Class on November 9th from 9am – 4pm, led by Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. the cost is $40 for adults and $20 for students. Lunch will be provided. This workshop is for you if you want to learn to: feel heard, like you matter; resolve conflict better; create a sense of belonging & connectedness; set and hold boundaries; decreased anxiety & negativity and survive parental conflict. Please contact Travis Ziegenbein ([email protected]) for more information or to register.

Loving Arms Needed to help hold babies in the Nursery during services, 9:35 and 11:05. Need to be 18 or older. Contact Carolyn Potts (281-635-6887 or [email protected]).

Archaeological Evidence for the Truth of Biblical Events
For the month of October, the Conversation Class is conducting
a series led by Dub Crook on the “Archaeological Evidence for
the Truth of Biblical Events”. We will be reviewing the evidence
for such topics as “The Conquest of Canaan”, “the Lives of David and Solomon”, “the Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple”, and “Jesus’s Life as a Real Historical Figure”. Please feel free to join us. The class meets from 10 am – 11 am in the Bell Choir room. Entrance during church renovation is through the Church Offices entrance.

Dorcas Circle will meet Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Bell Choir Room, using the office entrance. Please join us in our study of “Galatians For You” by Timothy Keller. Come learn with us how to meditate on God’s word day by day. All women of the church are cordially invited. For more info contact Betty Ladish via email at [email protected] or call 281.358.2785.

Marytha Circle will meet October 17th at 9:30am in the home of Anne Gresham. Mabryn Fleener will be the co-hostess. Marlene Baker will lead Chapter 5 of the study “It’s Not Supposed to be this Way”. Everyone is welcome so please join us. Call Carol Porter at 281.358.6978 for more information.

Senior Singles Halloween Brunch Thursday Oct 31st, 10am – 1 pm. Hosted by Patsy Clegg, 23 Forest Course Circle, Kingwood. RSVP to 832-360-6627. Costumes optional. Physically challenged? Come in through garage. Looking forward to a spook-tacular good time.

Please keep the following in your prayers this week: The Family of Tracy Connelly, (Bob Wise’s niece) following her passing. Chuck Wistar, (Nancy Goodell’s brother) recovering from a stroke. Lauren Furr, (Humphrey’s granddaughter) diagnosed with cancer. Harley Gosney, (Criner’s son-in-law’s father) hospitalized in Tulsa. Ronnie Neal, (Sandy Campbell’s cousin) injuries from a serious accident.

FPCK Family,
I am completely amazed at the generous amount of love that was showered on Brian and me this past Saturday. I am so thankful for all of you and everything you have provided for Brian to get a great start as part of the Hunt and FPCK family. I mentioned to someone how spoiled he was already and then realized that this is exactly what he needs right now, to feel the love and support of SO many people that now love and care for him (and his mom)! I am excited for everyone to get to know him. Thanks again, Becky and Brian Hunt