Weekly News for February 23

Podcasts! We have started a conversation in worship about the vision and direction of FPC-Kingwood as we enter a new season of ministry. To help you keep up to date with the content, we have started season 1 of our podcast, “Gathered and Sent.” You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Subscribe, share and keep up to date with the messages! New episodes will be available each Wednesday.

Join us on February 26 to experience our Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary at 7:00pm. Begin the Lenten season with God’s Word for you, worshipful music, and the imposition of ashes.

Parables: Stories for Lent About a Kingdom and a King. Jesus said that he came that we may have life and have it to the full. While the glory of eternal life awaits those who are in Christ, Jesus is revealing to us a kind of life that can be lived here and now. Jesus’ parables are stories about this kind of life, the Kingdom of God life. As we journey with Jesus to the cross this Lenten season, let’s reflect on the truth that he died so that we may inherit this kingdom life, now and forever…real life! The sermon series begins on March 1.

Promote your ministry team! Starting in March, each month, during our third Sunday all church breakfast, we would like to invite approved ministry teams to promote their ministries in the fellowship hall! Tables will be set up around the perimeter of the Fellowship Hall for these mini “Rally Days.” Tables are first-come, first-served and will be available when the church opens on Sunday morning.

Art Class beginning Wednesday, March 4, Margaret Grimmer is hosting an all ages art class. The class will start at 6:30pm, and is located in Room 217. Please call the church office to register as class size is limited.

Houston Pilgrimage Join us for a gathering on Saturday, February 22 from 6-8pm in Fellowship Hall. We will share a meal, hear testimonies, sing, and provide information about registation. Sign-ups will be in Fellowship Hall until February 16. For more info please email Yup Kim ([email protected]).

Confirmation begins March 15, for any students currently in 8th grade or higher, and will run through the middle of May. It will be Sunday evenings with one Wednesday evening and one Sunday morning towards the end. If you have a student interested in participating, please email Travis Ziegenbein ([email protected]).

Family Discipleship Class for Parents Beginning Wednesday, February 26, Pastor Chad Erb will lead a discussion-based class on how the church and parents can work together to disciple children. The class will meet from 6:00 to 6:55pm on Wednesdays in the Chapel (during Ignition and Accelerate). Parents are invited to eat dinner with their children in Fellowship Hall before class (5:40pm). For Ignition parents, class will finish in time for you to join your children in the Ignition room for Closing Circle.

Greeter Ministry Team will be meeting Sunday, February 23 at 12:30pm in the Parlor. Lunch will be served. Want to help guests know they are welcome at FPC-Kingwood?! Please join us as we explore the book “How to Become a Welcoming Church” by Thomas Rainer. The book guides readers toward a practical framework for making a difference for those who visit their church. This meeting is not for “official” greeters only, but for all Covenant Partners to share ideas. Please RSVP Sue Groudle at ([email protected] boehringer-ingelheim.com).

Wednesday Morning Footsteps has resumed its study The Challenges of Womanhood I. The lessons are formulated so that they build on a theme, but can also stand on their own – allowing anyone to join in at any time. Join us for fellowship, mission adventures, small group Bible study and life application. Footsteps meets Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:00am, through April 29. 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.

Kindred Spirits “Jesus the King” is a study of the Gospels and in particular, the book of Timothy. Keller provides
an in-depth perspective with an apologetic bent that is sure to cause everyone to see a different angle of Jesus’ life, death, and purpose.” Join us at 9:35am in the Parlor Sunday mornings.

Sisters in Christ meets Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am in the Conference room. This year we have been using a video + homework based program called “Soul Keeping, Caring for the Most Important Part of You” by John Ortberg. For more information, call Susie Swaner (281.793.3198) or Karen Kilby (281.797.0605).

Lunch Bunch is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Next month we’ll be going to Oriental Gardens at noon on March 11. Please sign up at the Senior table (in Fellowship Hall) Sunday or contact Dorene Breach if you would like to attend ([email protected] or 281.360.5555).

Opera Leggera is celebrating 15 years by having a concert at the Nathaniel Center on March 21st at 7pm. Tickets are limited and are $30 each. Please contact Dorene Breach if you would like to attend ([email protected] org or 281.360.5555).

Communications Transition For publication, website and other communications needs, an email can be sent to
[email protected].
Beginning March 1 the new weekly deadline for communication requests will be Mondays at 8:30am. Until then, the deadline is Wednesday at 12pm.

Please keep the following in your prayers this week:

Family of Bob Potts, (Chad Erb’s grandfather) following his passing.

Richard Phillips, transferred from NE Memorial Herman to Pam Rehab.

Mary-Katherine (MK) Thibodeaux, (Peggy & Charles Rabalais’ daughter) waiting for results of biopsy.

Kent Avery, (Bill & Frances Criner’s Son-in-law) experiencing complications from knee replacement surgery.

Rita Daniels, is scheduled for an angiogram at Methodist on the morning of 2/24.

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