UPCOMING EVENTS
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
AUGUST 18
Join us in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday, Aug 18 from 8am-12pm for a delicious pancake breakfast! All donations will go to Boy Scout Troop 249.
PROMOTION SUNDAY
AUGUST 18
Promotion Sunday is here! Kids are invited to dress in their PJ's, have some  pancakes, and meet their new Sunday School teacher this Sunday, Aug 18! Pancakes will be served before and after all services in the Fellowship Hall.
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
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 this Saturday, Aug 17, at 7am 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
GOOD GRIEF MEETING
AUGUST 17
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, Aug 17, at 10am in the Hope Room. For more info, contact Jill Talcott at 954-254-6468.
TUESDAY MORNING MOMS
AUGUST 20
Tuesday Morning Mom's Bible Study starts back up on Aug 20 at 9:30am in the Red Room. All moms are invited to this fun,  nontraditional Bible Study. Breakfast and childcare are always provided. If you have further questions, contact Lisa Gonzales at 954-729-6668. 
TODDLER TIME
AUGUST 23
Join Children's Ministry for an hour of free Toddler Fun in the Red Room next Friday, 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. 
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 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.
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 13 2 Chronicles 12-15 Psalm 108
August 14 2 Chronicles 16-18 Psalm 109
August 15 2 Chronicles 19-21 Psalm 110
August 16 2 Chronicles 22-24 Psalm 111
August 17 2 Chronicles 25-27 Psalm 112
August 18 2 Chronicles 28-30 Psalm 113
August 19 Reflection Reflection
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


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