UPCOMING EVENTS
ADULT FELLOWSHIP
NOVEMBER 10
Adult Fellowship will meet Saturday, November 10th at the home of Barbara Wing for our November Potluck Dinner. Contact Barbara at loanwing@yahoo.com or call/text 954-294-2629 to let her know whether you are bringing an appetizer, entree, side dish, salad, or dessert.
BETHLEHEM REVISITED TRAINING
NOV 11
There will be a training for Bethlehem Revisited this Sunday from 12 - 2pm in the Sanctuary. Everyone that has signed up to volunteer has been sent an email. If you did not receive an email, please send one to bethlehemrevisited25@gmail.com.
If you are unable to attend, there will be additional training sessions on Nov 19 & 27 at 7pm.
TOWN HALL MEETING
NOVEMBER 15
Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Nov 15, from 7-8:30pm in the Sanctuary. There will be a question and answer session, as well as a presentation about the upcoming "Dinner Church."

INTERFAITH UNITY SERVICE
NOVEMBER 20
The Clergy Coalition of Coral Springs & Parkland will be having their annual pre-Thanksgiving Unity Service, scheduled for November 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM. We invite you to join us at Temple Beth Orr, located at 2151 Riverside Drive in Coral Springs ( http://templebethorr.org ).
WOMEN'S MINISTRY MEETING
NOVEMBER 26
All women are invited to the Women's Monthly meeting on Nov 26 at 6:45PM in the Grace Room. On the agenda is: Prayer Practices for Disciples, as well as a guest speaker TBA.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY WINTER GATHERING
DECEMBER 3
All women are invited to a casual dinner and time of fellowship at the Patio Grill located at the Wyndam Deerfield Beach Resort. Discounts on food and beverages from a variety menu as well as free self parking are special perks being offered to the group. RSVP to Lisa Primavera at 561-445-2736.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS
DECEMBER 8
Anyone interested in becoming a member of First Church or just wanting to know more information, is invited to attend the New Members Class Dec. 8, 8am-12pm in the Hope Room. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Annje at (954) 752-0333 for more information.
TARAVELLA 5K WALK/RUN
DECEMBER 8
Taravella High School is offering First Church a group discount to participate in their 2nd annual 5K walk/run, benefiting the Athletic Dept., on Dec 8. To register, visit www.victorysportsmgt.com/event/taravella5k and use the coupon code "1stChurch" to get $5 off registration. This code is valid through Nov 30. 

HAPPENINGS
REQUESTS FOR POINSETTIAS
NOVEMBER
We are accepting requests for Poinsettias! Placing Poinsettias in the sanctuary during the holidays is a beautiful way to honor or memorialize a loved one or special event. You may submit a $10 check to the church office or place in the offering plate on Sundays (indicate "poinsettias order" on the memo line of the check). You can also submit requests online here.

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. You can pay with cash, check, or credit card.
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
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY
ONGOING
Enjoy current events? Love the Bible? Then join us for a new topic every Sunday at 9:30AM in the Grace room, and see how they connect.
CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX
NOV 11
Just a reminder that all Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are due THIS Sunday! If you have any questions, contact Lisa Gonzales. Thanks for being a part of this special mission project!

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
November 5 Ezekiel 24-26 Psalm 130
November 6 Ezekiel 27-30 Psalm 131
November 7 Ezekiel 31-34 Psalm 132
November 8 Ezekiel 35-38 Psalm 133
November 9 Ezekiel 39-42 Psalm 134
November 10 Ezekiel 43-45 Psalm 135
November 11 Reflection Reflection
November 12 Ezekiel 46-48 Psalm 136
November 13 John 1-3 Psalm 137
November 14 John 4-6 Psalm 138
November 15 John 7-9 Psalm 139
November 16 John 10-12 Psalm 140
November 17 John 13-15 Psalm 141
November 18 Reflection Reflection


FOOD SHARE
First & Third Fridays Every Month
Doors Open 4:30pm
Distribution 5pm-6:30pm
 
For the month of November, we are requesting pasta , pasta sauce, 1lb pound bag rice, and black beans Also for November, we're collecting Thanksgiving items like stuffing, cranberry sauce, grave etc. 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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