News and Notes – October 26

Prayer with the Missions Committee: You are invited to join the Missions Committee in the fellowship hall on Sunday, October 28, after the morning worship assembly to pray for all of our local and outreach mission efforts.

Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday, November 4. Don’t forget to “fall back one hour” before retiring to bed on Saturday night.

Baby Boy Shower: There will be a gift card shower on Sunday, November 4, for Sara Taylor from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Pictorial Directory Photos: Trent Mayberry will be taking pictures in the fellowship hall before and after the morning worship on Sunday, November 4. We encourage all of our new members and/or those who need an update to take advantage of this opportunity so that we can get to know you better.

Samaritan’s Purse: For the past two years, our children’s ministry has participated in a service project called Operation Christmas Child which demonstrates God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world. On Sunday, November 11, all children ages 3 through 5th grade are asked to bring a shoebox and $7 (for shipping the boxes). We will meet in the Praise Kids room from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. We hope to make this a church-wide service project by asking those of you who do not have children in this age group to provide the items for packing the shoeboxes. Items should be placed in the box in the foyer by Sunday, November 4.

Freedom Walk Tour: This month’s free one hour tour of the faith-based men’s prison in Richmond, Texas will be offered at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8. Come see how men’s lives are being changed by Jesus Christ! Lee Anne and Gary Robbins have been on the tour and can answer any questions you might have or help you register to attend.

Security Reminder: Please do not leave any valuable items unattended anywhere in the building or in sight in your vehicle. We have had thefts in both places.

Members Only Area of  Our members only area of our website is now live!  You must request access by obtaining a username and password.  If you have not yet filled out the form to request access, please do so here.  In the members only areas you will have access to an online members directory, a listing of our newest members with pictures, members only announcements and information (Certain blog posts will only be viewable if you are logged in as a member, prayer requests and  other sensitive member information, event details (Events are listed on the homepage for anyone to access but certain details may be accessible only when you are logged in as a member, current weekly bulletin and bulletin archive, and forms and processes (Building Usage Request Form, Bulletin Announcement Request Form, Background Check Form for Children’s Ministry, Reimbursement Form – Check Request, etc.). If you have questions regarding logging in or obtaining access, please contact Jeremy Glover.

Attention All Members

Women in the Life of the Church: In July, we had a five lesson series and had the opportunity to “hear from our sisters” regarding their experiences as woman in the Church of Christ. After the study, a team of select Shepherds and Ministers was formed to review the information and prepare for any new direction we may need to take as a congregation.

While we have not reached any conclusions at this time, we would like more input from interested members at Clear Lake. Comments should be provided in writing and signed including any scripture references or examples you believe to be relevant. You may email any team member (Gilbert Alvarez, Jack Blackburn, Byron Fike, Jana Layman, and Bill Noland) and they will distribute to the rest of the group.

Any recommendations that are developed by the team will be presented to the entire eldership before any changes would be brought to the congregation. May the Lord direct us in our path forward.


NOTE:  Our Praise and Prayer list is now live in our Members Only section so that we can protect the privacy of those on our list.  To view the Praise and Prayer list you will need to login.  To request access to the Members Only content (if you haven’t already done so), click here.   To view the Praise and Prayer List, click here.


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