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. Pastor Roger Watts 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
On 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 Sundays, June 9th and 16th. 

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. 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 12.

Emmaus Events
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
BETHLEHEM REVISITED MAGNETS
JUNE 9
Free reminder magnets with the important Bethlehem Revisited dates will be available at the Welcome Center this Sunday. All volunteers (and potential volunteers) are encouraged to pick one up. 

EVERY CHILD MATTERS
JUNE 9
There are so many underprivileged children right here in our own backyard that need help, either spiritually, emotionally, or financially. Children need good role models and people to look up to. They need to feel like they belong, and that they have something to offer. They need a positive, structured environment, and good social skills. They need to know that God loves them, and that He has a plan for their life. Every Child Matters was formed to specifically meet these needs. Please consider joining their team. Stop by the Welcome Center this Sunday to sign up or for more information.

ALL IN!
JUNE 9
This Sunday, June 9, kids are invited to join the grown ups for worship! Families can bring their kids into church with them (to sit together) or the parents can drop off their kids to Sunday School and our Sunday School teachers will be bringing the kids into the Sanctuary to all sit together. A special children's bulletin will be provided. 
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.
SUMMER BOWLING LEAGUE
JUNE 7
The Summer Bowling League is raising money for missions beginning Friday, June 7, and lasting for 12 weeks. It's not too late to sign up! See Patricia & George on the Plaza this Sunday, or contact them at paparellip@bellsouth.net  or 954-978-6108.
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 weekend through Sunday, June 16th.
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 4 Philippians 3-4 Psalm 74
June 5 2 Samuel 1-3 Psalm 75
June 6 2 Samuel 4-7 Psalm 76
June 7 2 Samuel 8-10 Psalm 77
June 8 2 Samuel 11-13 Psalm 78:1-39
June 9 2 Samuel 14-17 Psalm 78:40-72
June 10 Reflection Reflection
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


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