UPCOMING EVENTS
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
FEB 4
First Church Preschool will begin Fall 2019  registration for new students on Monday, Feb 4. The preschool serves ages 18 months - 4 years and is a VPK provider following the Broward school calendar. For more information stop by the preschool office between 8:30a - 3p  weekdays or call 954-752-0336.

VALENTINE'S DINNER/DANCE
FEB 9
The 1970's are back! So pull out your bellbottoms, tie-dye and leisure suits and reclaim your flower power as we DISCO back in time. It's a date night right before Valentine's Day, or a night out with friends. The dance will be on the 2nd floor of the Faith Building on Feb 9 from 6:30-8:30pm. Sign up on the plaza this Sunday, or contact Brian Darocha at 954-330-1080. 
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
FEB 10
Alex Rodriguez will be having a pancake  breakfast on Sunday Feb. 10 after services. All proceeds will help fund his eagle project here  at First Church. Alex will be revitalizing/ relandscaping the area in front of the  church office.

VALENTINE'S DAY BINGO
FEB 14
Happy Valentine's Day, Prime Time! Seniors, please come join us for Valentine Bingo and a delicious Italian pasta buffet on Thurs, Feb 14 at 12p in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a good friend, great conversation, and we'll have a lot of fun! Questions? Call Bev, 954-263-5238.

MEN'S BREAKFAST
FEB 16
All men are invited to join us for the Men's  Breakfast on Feb 16 at 8:30a for good food and great fellowship.

WORK AS WORSHIP
FEB 22
On February 22, First Church Coral Springs will be serving as a host site for the community to attend the second annual Work as Worship Retreat livestream  event. The Retreat will bring together thousands of Christian business professionals from around the world to hear speakers like Jon Acuff (New  York Times Bestselling Author), Steve Green (President of Hobby Lobby), and Megan Alexander (Correspondent at Inside Edition) explore the sacred  connection between faith and work.  Tickets are $30/person, which includes lunch. You can register online here: https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/220

DISASTER RECOVERY TRIP
FEB 23
The next disaster recovery trip is planned for Feb 23 in the Everglades City area. For more information, please contact Sam Dull at 724-493-0224 or sddull@gmail.com. The deadline to sign up is Feb 17.
HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
FEB 22-24
This retreat has a huge impact on our students and it's a great way to get away from the business of school and be centered on Christ. We encourage all high school students to come! You will NOT regret it! If you have any questions, contact Chris Linderman at chris@welovefirst.church .
FLORIDA PANTHERS STUDENT MISSIONS FUNDRAISER
MARCH 8
First Church Student Missions is having a fundraiser for their summer mission trips to Dominican Republic and to Florida Panhandle. Join the First Church Congregation for a night filled with fellowship and hockey as the Florida Panthers host Minnesota Wild on March 8th @7:00pm. It'll be a fun night together. You have options between club seating ($50) and regular seating ($35). Parking and an On-Ice Photo is included. Please buy your tickets through Groupmatics by going to this link: https://www.groupmatics.events/event/Firstchurch.
50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION NIGHT
MARCH 16
Join us for our 50 Years Forward: Celebration Night on  Saturday March 16 from 5pm-8pm. There'll be l ive music, food trucks, lawn games, church history tent, silent auction, and photo ops! We hope to see you there!
HAPPENINGS
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
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ASSISTANCE
ONGOING
If you have been affected by the government shutdown and are in need of assistance, please contact Pastor Josias at josias@welovefist.church.
FIRST CHURCH TURNS 50 THIS YEAR!
ONGOING
The First Church Historical Team is requesting photos, stories and memorabilia to be shared during our 50th Anniversary celebrations. Each one of you are part of our church's story! Please email your favorite First Church memories to Sally Finley sallyfinley1@yahoo.com or contact her at 954-798-1672.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS
FEB 9
Anyone interested in becoming a member of First Church or just wanting to know more information, is invited to attend the New Member's Class on Feb 9, from 8am -12pm in the Choir Room. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Annje at 954-752-0333 for more information.

HURRICANE RELIEF
ONGOING
The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church is accepting volunteers, prayers, and donations for hurricane relief. If you are able to help in any capacity, please visit  https://floridarestores.com/volunteer for more information.
FOOD SHARE VOLUNTEERS
ONGOING
Volunteers are needed the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month to help bag and distribute food for families in need. Please contact  Janet Nelson (954) 752-1819.
FIRST CHURCH CUPS
ONGOING
Our new First Church cups are available for sale at the Welcome Center on Sunday for $12. 
FIRST CHURCH PODCAST
ONGOING
Ever wish you could listen to First Church sermons while you're on the go? Well, you can! Our weekly podcast featuring messages from our pastors is available on iTunes here:  https://apple.co/2N5tBVM
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

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
ONGOING
Our membership directory is now accessible online! You can view it here:  https://mobiledirectory.lifetouch.com/226422/first-church
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
January 29 Exodus 1-4 Psalm 23
January 30 Exodus 5-8 Proverbs 1:1-19
January 31 Exodus 9-11 Proverbs 1:20-33
February 1 Exodus 12-14 Proverbs 2
February 2 Exodus 15-17 Proverbs 3:1-12
February 3 Exodus 18-20 Proverbs 3:13-35
February 4 Reflection Reflection
February 5 Exodus 21-24 Proverbs 4
February 6 Exodus 25-27 Proverbs 5
February 7 Exodus 28-31 Proverbs 6:1-15
February 8 Exodus 32-34 Proverbs 6:16-35
February 9 Exodus 35-37 Proverbs 7
February 10 Exodus 38-40 Proverbs 8
February 11 Reflection Reflection


FOOD SHARE
First & Third Fridays Every Month
Doors Open 4:30pm
Distribution 5pm-6:30pm
 
For the month of February, we are requesting  mac & cheese, meal in a can (like Chef Boyardee), canned fruit, and large can soup.  We continue to collect clean egg cartons. 
Bring your contributions on Sunday and put them in the designated cart.

Volunteers are needed to greet visitors, hand out Bible verses, and/or chaperone the children's table at Food Share (1st & 3rd Fridays of the month at 4:15-6:30pm). You are also welcome to volunteer from 12:30-3pm in Fellowship Hall to help pack the bags. Contact Suzanne Rodriguez, (954) 815-4719 .
UMCOR Hurricane Relief & Disaster Recovery 
Help is needed to support the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. F ind out how you can be the hands and feet of Jesus for our neighbors HERE.

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