Happenings June 2019
UPCOMING EVENTS
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 - 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!

PASTOR VANCE AND KELLY FAREWELL RECEPTIONS
JUNE 16
This Sunday, June 16th, First Church will be having farewell receptions for Pastor Vance in Robey Hall after each service. Everyone is invited to attend and show their appreciation for Vance and Kelly on their last Sunday with us. There will also be a Barnabas Box in the Sanctuary narthex for cards and gifts of love to Vance and Kelly.

FLORIDA PANHANDLE MISSION TRIP
JULY 28 - AUGUST 3
First Church has an awesome opportunity for students that are going into 9 th -12 th grade to serve a  community that is in need. On July 28- Aug 3, we are going to Apalachicola, FL to help with clean up and restoration from Hurricane Michael. Please sign up by getting forms from Chris Linderman upstairs in the Faith building. Adults and students are welcome to sign up! We need drivers, cooks,  handy-women and men to help lead projects, and people that want to serve Jesus. If you have any questions, contact Chris at 501-690-0161 or chris@welovefirst.church
WOMEN'S RETREAT
JULY 26 - 28
Are you experiencing all that God has intimately designed for you? God desires to bless you exceedingly more than you would ever dare to ask or imagine. Come and discover how God longs to heal, transform and redeem your life, and restore your joy at a women's retreat July 26-28 at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort. The special guest speaker is Marty Sholars from Exceedingly More Ministries. The seminar price of $49 each includes registration, materials, lunch, and self-parking. You can register online here. Attendees are encouraged (but not required) to stay on-site at the award-winning beachfront, Wyndham Resort. Rooms start at $109 a night, with discounts being offered for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You may book your room by calling 954-428-2850. Special rates must be booked by July 1.

HAPPENINGS
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
OFFICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
ONGOING
The First Church Office is looking for a few  amazing volunteers to answer phones, greet  visitors, answer questions, record attendance, make copies, and process mailings. Computer skills are a plus, but not necessary. Training will be provided. Fill out the volunteer application at:  http://bit.ly/fcvolunteerform or contact Annje Hutchinson in the office at  954-752-0333 or annje@welovefirst.church .
CALLING ALL LONG-TERM MEMBERS!
ONGOING
As part of our 50 th Anniversary Celebration, we will be recognizing our long term church  members and we don't want to miss anyone. If you have attended First Church for 40 years or more please contact the church office at  954-752-0333 to make sure you're on the list. 
PASTOR LOPEZ FAMILY WELCOME
JUNE 9
We are looking for members to help welcome the Lopez family with meals, gift cards and pantry items when they arrive in July. Sign ups will begin on the Plaza this weekend. Please call Erica Foster at 321-501-0724 for more information.
GOOD GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
JUNE 15
If you are going through a time of loss, you are invited to join others with hurting hearts who will lovingly listen and offer comfort and acceptance. The Good Grief Support Group will be meeting Saturday, June 15, at 10am in the Hope Room. For more info, contact Jill Talcott at 954-254-6468.
FIRST CHURCH NAMETAGS
JUNE 16
Please help Pastor Vidalis and the Lopez family get to know the congregation by wearing your First Church Nametags. If you do not have one or would like a new tag with updated First Church branding, they will be available to order for a $5 donation on the Plaza this Sunday, June 16th.
SANCTUARY MAINTENANCE
JUNE 17 - JUNE 20
Due to evidence of termites, the sanctuary is  being treated and tented next week. The  sanctuary will be locked and unavailable  Monday June 17 until Thursday June 20. Regular activity in the sanctuary will resume on Friday June 21.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS
JUNE 22
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 Saturday, June 22, from 8am-12pm in the Office Conference Room. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Annje Hutchinson at 954-752-0333 for more information.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY MEETING
JUNE 24
All women are invited to this month's  meeting of the Women's Ministry on 
Monday, June 24, at 6pm in the Orange Room. Come prepared to fellowship and have some fun! For more info, contact Lisa Primavera at  lisaprimavera@rocketmail.com.

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.

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
June 11 2 Samuel 18-20 Psalm 79
June 12 2 Samuel 21-24 Psalm 80
June 13 Colossians 1-2 Psalm 81
June 14 Colossians 3-4 Psalm 82
June 15 1 Kings 1-3 Psalm 83
June 16 1 Kings 4-6 Psalm 84
June 17 Reflection Reflection
June 18 1 Kings 7-9 Psalm 85
June 19 1 Kings 10-12 Psalm 86
June 20 1 Kings 13-15 Psalm 87
June 21 1 Kings 16-19 Psalm 88
June 22 1 Kings 20-22 Psalm 89:1-18
June 23 Jonah 1-2 Psalm 89:19-52
June 24 Reflection Reflection


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