UPCOMING EVENTS
PUERTO RICO MISSION TEAM
JAN 13
Join us on Sunday, Jan 13 as we commission the Puerto Rico Mission Team at the 11:00am service.

BETHLEHEM CLEANUP
JAN 12 & 19
Join us on Saturday Jan 12, and Saturday Jan 19 as we all pitch in to help take down Bethlehem. We'll be starting between 8:30am and 9am on both days. For more information, text or call Janet Brockway at 954-304-1958.

MEN'S BREAKFAST
JAN 19
All men are invited to come start the New Year with a good breakfast and find out what's happening in Men's Ministry in 2019! Breakfast starts at 8:30am.

WOMEN'S MINISTRY MONTHLY MEETING
JAN 28
All women are invited to join the monthly meeting of the Women's Ministry of First Church from 7-8pm on Jan 28 in the Grace Room. The discussion topic will be: Are we doing what God wants?

WORK AS WORSHIP
FEB 22
On February 22, First Church Coral Springs will be serving as a host site for the community to attend 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

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
BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON
JAN 11
Join us for a new study, By The Rivers of Babylon, an in-depth journey through the Book of 1Peter using immigrant stories. The study will be led by Pastor Sheryl on Fridays @ 6:30pm, beginning January 11 in the Choir Room.
SOUL KEEPING
JAN 14
Join us on Jan 14 for a new study - Soul Keeping: A Thematic Bible Study on growing closer to Christ using Spiritual Disciplines such as prayer, fasting, Scripture reading etc. Led by Pam Weiss on Mondays 10 - 11:30am in the Hope Room. For more info, contact Pam @ morrisprm@aol.com or 954-464-5738.
LETTERS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
BY JAN 13
Letters of Encouragement for Puerto Rico Mission Trip Volunteers
Twelve volunteers from First Church Coral Springs and New Horizon United Methodist Church will be heading to Puerto Rico, January 19th to 26th. We are collecting letters of encouragement for each of the volunteers. These letters will be shared with the volunteers each day of their trip during their time of devotions. Please prepare notes, cards, or letters for each of the team members or for the team as a whole and drop them off at the Welcome Center or Church Office by Sunday, January 13th. Please keep the team in your prayers. Here is the list of volunteers:  First Church: Steve Rivera (team leader), Kevin Blanchard, Sam Dull, B.J. Charlton, Candace Hardman, Ed Staszeski; New Horizon: Kerry Newness, Carolyn Pannier, Paul Pannier, Lisa Stamp, Amy Vigil, Donna Wilson
CROWN FINANCIAL STUDY
BY JAN 22
Do you have more month at the end of your money? Do you long to live in FINANCIAL FREEDOM? Come learn to get out of debt, live on a budget, and order your life so you can live into God's plan for you. Be encouraged on this adventure led by Patrick Chin. Group meets on Tuesdays @ 6:30PM in the Grace Room. Sign up at the Welcome Center, email patrickc317@yahoo.com, or call (561)445-8157. 
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. You can pay with cash, check, or credit card.
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
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY
ONGOING
Enjoy current events? Love the Bible? Then join us for a new topic every Sunday at 9:30AM in the Grace room, and see how they connect.
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 8 Genesis 15-17 Psalm 7
January 9 Genesis 18-20 Psalm 8
January 10 Genesis 21-23 Psalm 9
January 11 Genesis 24-26 Psalm 10
January 12 Genesis 27-29 Psalm 11
January 13 Genesis 30-32 Psalm 12
January 14 Reflection Reflection
January 15 Genesis 33-34 Psalm 13
January 16 Genesis 35-36 Psalm 14
January 17 Genesis 37-39 Psalm 15
January 18 Genesis 40-42 Psalm 16
January 19 Genesis 43-46 Psalm 17
January 20 Genesis 47-50 Psalm 18:1-24
January 21 Reflection Reflection


FOOD SHARE
First & Third Fridays Every Month
Doors Open 4:30pm
Distribution 5pm-6:30pm
 
For the month of January, we are requesting 1 lb. bag of rice, canned black beans, peanut butter, and canned vegetables.  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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