401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

COVID-19 Health & Safety Updates



In-person church gatherings are still temporarily suspended to encourage social responsibility. Church staff continues to offer an array of digital programming options to ensure our faith based community has opportunities to stay connected. As new recommendations become available from city leaders, we will be sure to share those with you. In the meantime, we remain committed to social distancing to disrupt the community spread of the Coronavirus.

Please be sure to check the City of Fort Lauderdale’s website for updates.

Updates for this week:

  • Worship will be live streamed every Sunday at 11 a.m. Click here to view this Sunday’s service. 
  • Our Lenten study: Lent on Purpose will be live streamed each Wednesday. Tune in for the next session on April 1, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Happyland Day School is following Broward County Schools’ calendar and classes are suspended until April 15, 2020.
  • Women’s Ministry continues online via the church website, newsletter, and E-pistle. Contact Mona Petersen for more information or with questions: MonaP@firstpres.ccor (954) 598.9345.
  • Youth and College Ministry will be connecting via Instagram Live on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Please follow the account @fpc_harbor and join in virtually!
  • A devotion email will be sent to Youth Ministry parents every Wednesday and Sunday.
  • If you are self-isolating, consider using Instacart to order your groceries online and get them delivered to your door.


Christian Women Connect Bible study: 

Watch Discerning the Voice of God by clicking here.

Click here to participate in the study guide reflections blog.

 Pebbles of Faith Bible Study: 

Watch Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed by clicking here.



The leadership of your church family has been monitoring the events surrounding the COVID-19 virus all week. I am sure you are aware of the many suspensions of public gatherings occurring in our area. Church leadership has been monitoring the recommendations of the Federal, State, and Local governments and reports from the CDC. We have been in communication with city leaders, Broward Health as well as about a hundred other churches in order to discern how to best work together as a community to disrupt the spread of this serious disease.

In considering the most prudent ways to cooperate with our broader community, the Session of First Pres has agreed to suspend all public gatherings at the church for Sunday, March 15 as well as ministry events for the upcoming week. We will review the suspensions one week at a time for the next three weeks.

Though there are no public gatherings at the church, your staff are still here and are looking for ways to creatively engage our congregation in pastoral connectivity. We are here for you in any way you need!

Important updates for this week (3/15/20-3/21/20):


Sermon Sneak Peek Video:

As life around us changes, seemingly moment-by-moment we are rethinking how to reach out, minister to others and share the Gospel.  The good news is that the Good News remains the same.  Christ’s mandate to be a body that loves God and loves neighbor remains the same and our identity as a church remains the same: to be an inspiring, Christ-focused presence, transforming the community by sharing the Gospel.  It is simply that the delivery mechanisms are shifting as we are called to a practice of “social distancing” in order to care for one another.

So, we will be bringing you the Sermon Sneak Peek each week via a video that you can find here: https://youtu.be/0TOWqPaWKJE