UPCOMING EVENTS
Carl Berton Boul Funeral on Aug 4 at 1pm
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
AUGUST 11
Children are invited to bring their backpacks to Sunday School next Sunday, Aug 11 for our "Blessing of the Backpacks." Each child will receive a special key chain that has been prayed over by the First Church pastors!
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
AUGUST 18
Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Aug 18 from 8aM-12pM for a delicious pancake breakfast! All donations will go to Boy Scout Troop 249.
50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA BANQUET
SEPTEMBER 20
This year marks First Church Coral Springs' 50 th Anniversary! A gala banquet has been planned for September 20 at 7pm, upstairs in the Faith Building. Roger Watts, former senior pastor of First Church, will be the keynote speaker.  Come for great food and fellowship as we honor our past, while looking forward to the future. Advance tickets are available to purchase online at  http://bit.ly/galabanquet ,  or this Sunday at the Welcome Center.  All proceeds will go to the First Church Children and Student Ministries, the future of the church!
HAPPENINGS
SHELTER WEEK
This week, First Church is hosting families from Hope South Florida during Shelter Week. Big thanks to all the volunteers that are helping with set-up, clean-up, meals, snacks, shopping, and being a friendly face! For more info on this amazing ministry, visit  www.welovefirst.church/shelterweek.

THE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY WOMAN
AUGUST 4
In the eight-session video Bible study,  The  Emotionally Healthy Woman: 8 Things You Have to Quit to Change Your Life , Geri  Scazzero will provide you with a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to  genuine freedom in Christ. This study is for every woman who wants to find emotional health and the true purpose for her life. The study will begin this Sunday, Aug 4 at 10:45am in the Hope Room. For more info, visit  www.welovefirst.church/healthywoman.

WATER IS BASIC RUNNING TEAM
AUGUST 17
Get your running shoes on! First Church is forming a team with Water is Basic to train for the Ft. Lauderdale 13.1 and 5k marathons on Nov 10. The group will be raising funds for a well in South Sudan. There is a 12 week guided training that starts August 17 at 7a at the Cove Shopping Center in Deerfield. Trainings will be held each Saturday until race day. For more information, and to sign up, see Lisa Primavera this Sunday at the Welcome  Center, or sign up online at www.welovefirst.church/wibrunningteam
SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
ONGOING
We are seeking committed, friendly volunteers to serve in our new Welcome Center, our parking ministry, greeters, ushers, coffee, and our new security team. Training will be provided for all. In most cases, we are only asking for a once or twice per month commitment. If you are interested, please fill out this online form so that we may contact you. https://www.welovefirst.church/serving-opportunities
FOOD PANTRY
ONGOING
Please leave your non-perishable food items in the shopping carts in front of the  Sanctuary on Sunday mornings. For more information, visit www.welovefirst.church/localmissions.
ROOM REQUESTS
ONGOING
If you would like to reserve space at the church, please fill out the room request form on our website -  https://www.welovefirst.church/reservespace. We have a lot of groups that use our facilities and having everyone fill out a request will ensure we keep things organized.
PRAYER REQUESTS
ONGOING
Do you have a praise or prayer request you'd like to share? You can submit them to us online here: https://www.welovefirst.church/#prayer
CHURCH CALENDAR
ONGOING
Did you know you can now access the church calendar via our app? For a password to the app, please check the "send me an app password" box on your connect card in Sunday's bulletin.
ONGOING
DAILY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE
Want to know more of God through the Word? Join Pastor Sheryl and friends as we read or listen through the Bible on a manageable schedule posted weekly. Click each scripture to read on biblegateway.com.

DATE
FIRST READING
SECOND READING
July 30 Hosea 5-8 Psalm 100
July 31 Hosea 9-11 Psalm 101
August 1 Hosea 12-14 Psalm 102
August 2 1 Corinthians 1-2 Psalm 103
August 3 1 Corinthians 3-5 Psalm 104:1-23
August 4 1 Corinthians 6-8 Psalm 104:24-35
August 5 Reflection Reflection
August 6 1 Corinthians 9-11 Psalm 105:1-22
August 7 1 Corinthians 12-14 Psalm 105:23-45
August 8 1 Corinthians 15-16 Psalm 106:1-23
August 9 2 Chronicles 1-4 Psalm 106:24-48
August 10 2 Chronicles 5-7 Psalm 107:1-22
August 11 2 Chronicles 8-11 Psalm 107:23-43
August 12 Reflection Reflection


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