UPCOMING EVENTS
EVERY CHILD MATTERS FUNDRAISER
JAN 24
Every Child Matters is having their next evening meal fund-raising event tonight from 5pm to 8pm at Dyan's Country Kitchen. Come and enjoy great food for a great cause. All of the proceeds made at the event will go to buy the kids in our program school clothes, shoes, backpacks, supplies and much, much more. We hope to see you there!

M&M CIRCLE LUNCHEON
JAN 28
The M & M Circle (Senior Ladies) of the church and community will be meeting on Monday, January 28 at 12pm in Robey Hall.  Please bring lunch, and dessert and refreshments will be served.  Our speaker will be Pastor Sheryl Marks Williams.  If you have any questions, please call Betty Murphy at 954-801-4614. We h ope to see you there and please bring a friend!

50TH ANNIVERSARY FILMING
JAN 27
2019 is First Church's 50th Anniversary and we want to hear how First Church has impacted your life! We'll be filming your stories from the past as well as any hopes you have for the future of our church after each of the services this Sunday. To schedule a time to be filmed, visit  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaba622a31-50th

PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOP
JAN 29
If you only knew the gifts the Lord wants to give you in your deep personal encounters with Him... You will feel loved and happier! This is the reason we are inviting you to a Prayer and Life Workshop, where you will learn or improve your relationship with Him. Please join us for the Opening Session of the Workshop on Tuesday, Jan 29, from 7:00-9:00p in the Sanctuary. For more information please contact: Martha Bencomo at 561-212-5021, mabenco@gmail.com

VALENTINE'S DINNER/DANCE
FEB 9
The 1970's are back! So pull out your bellbottoms, tie-dye and leisure suits and reclaim your flower power as we DISCO back in time. It's a date night right before Valentine's Day, or a night out with friends. The dance will be on the 2nd floor of the Faith Building on Feb 9 from 6:30-8:30pm. Sign up on the plaza this Sunday, or contact Brian Darocha at 954-330-1080. 
WORK AS WORSHIP
FEB 22
On February 22, First Church Coral Springs will be serving as a host site for the community to attend the 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

DISASTER RECOVERY TRIP
FEB 23
The next disaster recovery trip is planned for Feb 23 in the Everglades City area. For more information, please contact Sam Dull at 724-493-0224 or sddull@gmail.com. The deadline to sign up is Feb 17.
HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
FEB 22-24
This retreat has a huge impact on our students and it's a great way to get away from the business of school and be centered on Christ. We encourage all high school students to come! You will NOT regret it! If you have any questions, contact Chris Linderman at chris@welovefirst.church .
FLORIDA PANTHERS STUDENT MISSIONS FUNDRAISER
MARCH 8
First Church Student Missions is having a fundraiser for their summer mission trips to Dominican Republic and to Florida Panhandle. Join the First Church Congregation for a night filled with fellowship and hockey as the Florida Panthers host Minnesota Wild on March 8th @7:00pm. It'll be a fun night together. You have options between club seating ($50) and regular seating ($35). Parking and an On-Ice Photo is included. Please buy your tickets through Groupmatics by going to this link: https://www.groupmatics.events/event/Firstchurch.
50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION NIGHT
MARCH 16
Join us for our 50 Years Forward: Celebration Night on  Saturday March 16 from 5pm-8pm. There'll be l ive music, food trucks, lawn games, church history tent, silent auction, and photo ops! We hope to see you there!
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
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ASSISTANCE
ONGOING
If you have been affected by the government shutdown and are in need of assistance, please contact Pastor Josias at josias@welovefist.church.
FIRST CHURCH TURNS 50 THIS YEAR!
ONGOING
The First Church Historical Team is requesting photos, stories and memorabilia to be shared during our 50th Anniversary celebrations. Each one of you are part of our church's story! Please email your favorite First Church memories to Sally Finley sallyfinley1@yahoo.com or contact her at 954-798-1672.
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?

CROWN FINANCIAL STUDY
JAN 29
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. 
NEW MEMBERS CLASS
FEB 9
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 Feb 9, from 8am -12pm in the Choir Room. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Annje at 954-752-0333 for more information.

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. 
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
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 22 Mark 1-3 Psalm 18:25-50
January 23 Mark 4-6 Psalm 19
January 24 Mark 7-9 Psalm 20
January 25 Mark 10-12 Psalm 21
January 26 Mark 13-14 Psalm 22:1-11
January 27 Mark 15-16 Psalm 22:12-31
January 28 Reflection Reflection
January 29 Exodus 1-4 Psalm 23
January 30 Exodus 5-8 Proverbs 1:1-19
January 31 Exodus 9-11 Proverbs 1:20-33
February 1 Exodus 12-14 Proverbs 2
February 2 Exodus 15-17 Proverbs 3:1-12
February 3 Exodus 18-20 Proverbs 3:13-35
February 4 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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