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2018 Congregational Theme!
"LET'S KEEP IT GOING!"


FRIENDSHIP CHURCH
     Sunday October 14, 2018  
   
 
Dr. Terry Taylor's Message this Sunday
      "Getting to Know God More Deeply & Intimately"
John 6: 25-35


Friendship Express will be running
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SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE
Thank you for turning in your survey forms selecting your top five priority qualifications we are seeking in our next Senior Pastor.  We are now compiling the results along with a few additional qualifications you recommended, and any comments.  This is a very helpful to us.  Your input will help guide us as we finalize our Senior Pastor Profile.  Prospective candidates may not have all of the desirable qualifications we are looking for, but they must at least meet all of our top priorities.  The results will be shared with you in our next update.
We are now working on the final draft of our Friendship Church Profile.  The 20th Anniversary Celebration history handout you received last Sunday was based on our first church profile draft.  Our final profile will be a blending of an edited version of these two similar documents.
At our meeting last week we reviewed and approved a Recruitment Plan.  This plan involves working with well known pastors, active or retired, and religious leaders who are familiar with Friendship Church and know our needs and our culture.  This week we began contacting them, seeking their assistance in identifying highly qualified potential candidates.
As you can see, we are moving right along.  Thank you for your prayers and support.
Bill Feddersen, Chair


           
                                                                                      
Sunday, October 14th is Pastor Appreciation Sunday! We want to honor our pastors,  please bring a card of appreciation for - H.B. London, Jim Boehner and Catherine Martin.      There will be baskets for the cards.                                
October 11, 2018 | Volume 3: Issue 40

    
  MY
       SENIOR
MOMENT

Pastor HB is taking a much needed break, so there will not be a Senior Moment this week.

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 DON'T FORGET TO KEEP READING TO THE VERY END OF THE FOCUS BECAUSE WE HAVE ADDED NEW SECTIONS, MOVED OLD SECTIONS AROUND ADDED MORE INFORMATION, AND A SAVE THE DATE SECTION FOR UPCOMING EVENTS.  


MORE EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES BELOW-CHECK THEM OUT!
Men and Women's Bible Studies
Home Bible Studies Schedule
Friendship Singles
Those who need prayer
Volunteer Opportunities 
December Special Event Dates
SAVE THESE DATES for NOVEMBER
November 11th Annual Christmas Banquet tickets sale starts.
November 18th Friendship Church Women's Christmas Luncheon tickets sale starts.

Bible Studies Fall 2018
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY - starts this Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - December 19, 2018 in the Lake View Club House. 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY - Registration begins Sunday, September 30, 2018
Friendship Women's Upcoming Fall Season: 
We will meet from Wednesday, October 24 - December 5, 2018
Speaker's Hall in Sunset View and Big Bear/Silverwood Rooms in Lakeview Clubhouse. 
Our Fall Fellowship Gathering is on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

HOME BIBLE STUDIES - starting this Monday, October 8

Contact the leader for more information
LEADER/HOST
TOPICS
MONDAY
10:00AM Jack & Bev Robinson 714-948-0073  Starts Oct. 22
7:00PM Don & Margaret Kellogg 760-200-0407 Starting in November
Tuesday
7:00PM Gary & Cheryl Waymier 760-200-9561 Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis -
a Dvd Study
7:00PM Bob & Shirley Hastie 760-220-9436 The Gospel of John Starts 10/23
Wednesday
3:00PM Earl Reynolds/Donna Webb 760-360-4846 Beneath the Cross
6:30PM Terry & Carol Taylor 719-661-2022 Colossians
Thursday
7:00PM Earl Reynolds/Joyce Shepard 760-360-4846 Beneath the Cross

 
  FRIENDSHIP WOMEN
 
Catherine Martin_ Pastor of Women_s Ministries
         You are invited to join Friendship 
     Women for Bible study and        
     fellowship. Our goal is "to know Christ 
     and make Him known."
                     
       But more than that, I count everything as loss         
       compared to the priceless privilege and supreme    
       advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord 
[and of  growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted 
with Him-a joy unequaled].  Philippians 3:8 AMP        
          
        Catherine Martin                                                                                                                       
Pastor of Women's Ministries        


WOMEN'S FALL FELLOWSHIP GATHERING THIS WEDNESDAY, OCT 17!

You are invited to the Friendship Women Fall Fellowship Gathering on October 17, 2018 in Speaker's Hall From 9-11 AM. Find out more about Friendship Church Women's Ministries, the Fall Season Bible Study, upcoming events, and to meet other women here in Sun City. Be encouraged as you make new friends, connect with women after the summer, worship with music by Stacey Mills, and hear an inspirational message from Catherine Martin.     

BIBLE STUDY BEGINS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24      
             
You are invited to join Friendship Women Bible Study beginning October 24, 2018. We will study Set My Heart On Fire - Experience the Power of the Holy Spirit, meet together for worship, inspirational messages, and times of fellowship and discussion. Make this the year that you draw near to God, grow in your relationship with Him, meet other women and make new friends.

Register on Sundays at the Women's Ministry Table or download registration form here and mail to:  Friendship Church Women's Ministries,  77711 Flora Road, Suite 108,  Palm Desert, CA 92211

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
2 Peter 3:18 NIV

 SAVE THE DATES FOR FALL 2018
  October 17, 2018 Fellowship Gathering - Speakers Hall
October 24 - December 5, 2018 Fall Women's Bible Study
December 12, 2018 Friendship Women's Christmas Luncheon

Please Pray for Those of our Church Family
Pastor HB and Beverley 
Hansi Hughes-Swenson, 
Dave Peters - blood clot-leg
Continued prayers for  Cheryl Miller, Penny Bell, Donna Pomeroy, Helen Martin, Ron & Jinja Karleen, Ramona Larson, Russ Ebert, Isa Yager, Dallas Cote, Don Reid, Carol Rodgers son Michael's surgeries, Donna Webb's brother, Harry Wolbers, Roberta Albritton,  Chuck Blanding,Oliver & Betty Marquis, Claudine Ray and Jacque Chedester.
Our Prayer Team gets these requests and many more, so rest assured you are covered in prayer.
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THE FRIENDSHIP CHURCH'S PRAYER MINISTRY HAS A PLACE FOR YOU.
Come to express your prayers for our church family and perhaps to be prayed for. We meet at 9:30 am (between the 8:30 & 10:00 am services) for about 20 minutes in the Palm Rm. Visit us to be blessed with fellowship as you enjoy the privilege of praying for others in their time of need. For more information call the church office at 760-260-8640. 

Prayer and Scripture Reading: Couples and/or singles are needed for prayer and scripture reading on Sundays at the 8:30 & 10:00 am services.  It is a great opportunity to serve and volunteer.  If you are interested email us at
friendshipchurchscpd@gmail.com or call the church office at 760-260-8640.
Jackie Collins will be happy to discuss with you the weekends we need your help.

Friendship Church Singles : Meet on Friday, October 12th(that is tomorrow) at 5:00 pm at Donna Webb's house, 78-092 Jalousie Drive.  RSVP to Alnita 760-345-1318.

Helpers: Karen Boehner is looking for volunteers to help with organize, decorate and set up at the various All-Church Fellowships and Dinners. Contact Karen at kboehnerps@gmail.com or call 503-317-8189.

Flowers

For those of you who want to order flowers for the altar please stop by Hospitality Center or call the church office - 760-260-8640

Each arrangement is $50 inclusive of tax.




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NEW OFFICE HOURS:  Monday - Closed
                                      Tuesday - Friday - 10:00 am - 1:00pm

New Email Address: friendshipchurchscpd@gmail.com

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  ONLINE SERVICES   

To see a live stream of the 10:00 am Sunday service please    

If you would like to see a video of our Sunday service please click here


UPCOMING DECEMBER EVENTS
  DECEMBER 2ND
 Citizens of Glory(Shaw Family Band) "Birthday of a King"
 DECEMBER 4TH 
 Annual Christmas Banquet in Sierra Ballroom
 DECEMBER 23RD 
 Christmas service at 10:00 in Sierra Ballroom
 DECEMBER 24TH 
 Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 5:00-6:00pm
Friendship Church of Sun City | 760-260-8640 | FriendshipChurchSunCity.com  OR email us at friendshipchurchscpd@gmail.com

Sun City Palm Desert 

36890 Del Webb Boulevard 
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Sunset View Clubhouse in the Speakers Hall
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