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 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
TODDLER TIME
AUGUST 23
Join Children's Ministry for an hour of free Toddler Fun in the Red Room tomorrow, Aug 23 at 10am. Toddler Time is a "mommy and me" class for children 18 months - 3 years old. This week's theme is: Creation Day 1 - Light and Dark. Please text Lisa at 954-729-6668 to RSVP your child's spot. 
WOMEN'S MINISTRY MEETING
AUGUST 26
All women are invited to this month's  meeting of the Women's Ministry on  Monday, August 26, at 6pm in the Orange Room. Come prepared to fellowship and have some fun! For more info, visit  www.welovefirst.church/women.

ONGOING
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 MINISTRY
ONGOING
Please leave your non-perishable food items in the shopping carts in front of the  Sanctuary on Sunday mornings. We are looking for the following items: protein bars, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, macaroni & cheese, canned food (beans, vegetables, soups, pasta sauce), pasta, and canned tuna/chicken. Please make sure nothing is expired or opened.
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
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.
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.
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
August 20 2 Chronicles 31-33 Psalm 114
August 21 2 Chronicles 34-36 Psalm 115
August 22 Obadiah Psalm 116
August 23 2 Corinthians 1-3 Psalm 117
August 24 2 Corinthians 4-6 Psalm 118:1-14
August 25 2 Corinthians 7-9 Psalm 118:15-29
August 26 Reflection Reflection
August 27 2 Corinthians 10-13 Psalm 119:1-16
August 28 Ezra 1-4 Psalm 119:17-32
August 29 Ezra 5-7 Psalm 119:33-48
August 30 Ezra 8-10 Psalm 119:49-64
August 31 Nehemiah 1-3 Psalm 119:65-80
September 1 Nehemiah 4-7 Psalm 119:81-96
September 2 Reflection Reflection


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