Help us fight hunger! Our youth are gearing up to collect food to help combat hunger and poverty in our community. The need is great this year because of Covid. You can use your own bag or pick one up in the back of the Sanctuary. The bags will be collected on Super Bowl Sun-day, February 7th. Start your shopping now for canned food and soups to support our youth in this mission. Their goal is to collect 1,000 pounds! For more information, please contact Patrick McCawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Evelyn McCawley at email@example.com. Suggested Food Items: • Canned Food (Soups, Beans, Fruits, Tuna, Chicken, Vegetables) • Boxed Food (non-perishable) • Macaroni and Cheese • Peanut Butter • Jelly
Don’t forget- all First Pres members are invited to join Pastor Patrick for lunch every Tuesday at noon for Zooming Lunch with Your Pastor. There is no agenda but for me to see your smiling faces and visit a while during our lunch break.
Small Groups will continue in-person at The Harbor on Wednesday evenings. Middle School is 5:00 – 6:00 PM. High School is 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Youth Group will also continue in-person at The Harbor on Sunday evenings. Middle School is 4:00 – 5:30 PM. High School is 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Please register on the church app if you plan to be in attendance for either.
The church app provides student guides, parent guides, and daily devotions that are updated on a weekly basis under the Ministries Tab. This information helps engage our students and provide curriculum for our families.
Children’s Sunday school
Sunday school temporarily suspended. Visit the First Pres Children’s Facebook page or Church App for Sunday school resources and video.
Your children are invited to join us for a fun game of Bingo every Thursday!
Please send an email to Cindyv@firstpres.cc for a Bingo card before 3 p.m.
Small groups, Bible studies and classes will resume the week of January 4th.
Divorce Care Support Group
Divorce Care: A new 13-week Session will begin in the Spring. For more information, connect with Ronnie Young or Patty Stover: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Click here to learn more about Divorce Care.
GriefShare at First Pres
FPC will be offering a 13-week GriefShare support group, beginning on Thursday, January 7th at 10am. This will be offered as a hybrid model (in-person & virtual) in the Spanish Room. Whether you plan on attending in person or virtually, please register by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitators Cheryl Peterson and Lou Merchant will guide this small group that offers coping skills and tools to use during the experience of losing a loved one, either recently or in the past.
To join the GriefShare group online:
*Must be a registered guest to participate in this group. You can join at anytime during the session.
The Young Adult Ministry
is for anyone looking to connect with other young adults who enjoy sharing life experiences, having fun, and finding meaning in life through faith. We meet Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at different locations around town. Connect with Robert Jackson for more information!
Connect with us on our Facebook page, Adult Activity Center (AAC) of First Presbyterian of Fort Lauderdale. See what’s happening in the 55+ ministry! For more information, contact Laura Ziegler at (954) 598-9312.
Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday in January! We encourage you to reach out and wish our church family members a big Happy Birthday! Click here for Birthday list.
Giving to the Church is now as easy as a few taps on our new First Pres app. Please click on the video above to watch a short tutorial. It’s quick and paperless!
Thank you to our members for their continued support and generosity.
Want the best seat on Sunday mornings? Get involved with the audio/video ministry here at First Pres. We will train you! In a short period of time, you could be working in the sound booth. Contact Evan via email at EvanB@firstpres.cc, call the front desk at (954) 462-6200, or drop by the sound booth after a service for more information.
With the increased number of storms this season, we would like to encourage you to sign up to be a Commuter Volunteer. This is a way for you to be part of a team that can respond in the aftermath of a storm. With the COVID-19 pandemic the normal channels of assistance will not be able to respond, so we need your help to meet the needs of our communities all over the state.
RightNow Media is an online resource to access Christian Bible studies, movies, conferences, and more. To create your free account, click on this link:
Virtual Prayer Gathering
If you would like to make a difference by praying for others, please join the Prayer Team virtually at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in getting a link to join. All are welcome, no experience required!
Submitting your Prayer Requests and Praises
You may submit your prayer requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the church office at (954) 462-6200 and leave a prayer message. You may also submit prayer requests on our new First Pres app.
Instructions for Downloading our New Church App
Simply access the App Store on your iPhone, Android, Amazon, or Roku device and search for “First Pres FTL”. Open the app, scroll down, and click on “Prayer Request,” or click on “Worship Resources,” then click on “Connect Card.”