NEWS & EVENTS

News & Events

Estimate of Giving for 2022 
As we close out 2021, we reflect with gratitude for all the amazing expressions of faith and ministry we have been a part of together. What does God have in store next? You are invited to join us in finding out by making an Estimate of Giving for 2022 (EOG). Join us in saying “Yes!”  Please submit your EOG form by mail or in-person, or on our App or website (Click Here).

Angel Tree Christmas
Through Angel Tree at First Pres we can help connect a child with their parent behind bars and offer joy and hope to a prisoner’s family.  We are again serving  250 children in 100 families by providing two gifts for each child in the name of their parent in prison.
You can contribute by choosing an Angel Tag off the tree on the patio or you may also select your Angels through the Church app or Click Here. to choose a child or children for whom to purchase a gift, wrap it, and bring it to Sunday service or drop it off at the office during regular office hours by December 6th. PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL YOUR GIFT WITH THE CHILD'S NAME AND GIFT CODE TO ENSURE THE RIGHT CHILD RECEIVES YOUR GIFT. (EX:13BC JANNA). BE SURE TO ENCLOSE A GIFT RECEIPT INSIDE YOUR PACKAGE. If you are giving a gift card, please consider wrapping it with a fun gift like a box of skittles or deck of cards to make it more of a surprise and ensure it isn't lost.

Volunteers are needed to provide a fun party for these kids on Saturday, December 11th. Please contact Jan at 651-894-4779 if you would like to participate.

Journey to Bethlehem - An Advent Experience
Wednesdays at 6:30pm (December 1st, 8th, 15th)
Join church family and friends to experience Advent messages shared through Scripture, art, literature, music and the chance to participate in meaningful mission opportunities to love our neighbor. During the month of December, the two advent programs (Wednesdays and Sundays) will take the place of regularly scheduled groups, studies and classes. Groups, studies and classes will resume in January.

Discovering the Meaning of Advent
Sundays at 9:45am (December 5th, 11th, 19th)
Church wide invitation to join fellow members and friends as we take a look at the art, music and traditions that have shaped our Advent practices throughout history.

Christmas Eve Worship Services
Friday, December 24th Family Service at 5:00pm
Family Christmas Eve candlelight worship with the Children’s Choirs.

Traditional Services at 8:00 & 10:00pm
Traditional Christmas Eve candlelight worship services with Communion, the Cathedral Choir (8pm) and Kirk Singers and Alumni (10pm).

SERRV Fundraiser
December 5th - Spanish room
Join us on these dates from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Color your world with purchases of handcrafted jewelry and homemade Christmas ornaments. Go gourmet with olive oil from Canaan, coffee from Haiti and chocolate from West Africa!

Annual Christmas Concert
December 12th at 4pm
Join us for a memorable concert of Christmas music, both traditional favorites and new works, featuring the Cathedral Choir and orchestra.

Surviving the Holidays
December 4th, 10am-12pm in the Study & Renewal Center, In person & hybrid.
Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar is for those who have lost a loved one. Contact Mona for more info, monap@firstpres.cc.

Family Movie Night
December 22nd
Join us for a fun evening for the whole family. featuring “Elf”.   Bring a blanket or chairs as we gather under the stars in our Family Campus Lot. Reservations are needed and can be made on our App or online, Click Here.

555 Fellowship at Quarterdeck
First Thursday of each month
Opportunity to meet friends and make new ones.  We meet on the 1st Thursday of every month at the Quarterdeck on Cordova at 5:55p.m. -upstairs on the second floor.

Wednesday Night LIVE! Small Groups, Classes, and Studies
Wednesdays: Dinners at 5:30 and Classes begin at 6:30pm
Plug in and get engaged in a group, class or study with in-person, virtual and hybrid options.  Build friendships and grow our faith all in one spot.  You can now purchase your meal (or meals) using our app or visiting our WNL page (Click Here). Contact Mona for additional information, monap@firstpres.cc or 954-598-9345.

Christian Education
There are so many opportunities where you can participate! Come out on Wednesday nights for our Wednesday Night Live! (WNL) small groups, classes and studies beginning at 6:30pm. Sundays, either stay after the 8:30am Worship Service or come before the 11:00am Worship Service for our Fellowship & Formation Hour from 9:45am until 10:45am. Contact Mona Petersen at 954-598-9345 or monap@firstpres.cc.
  • For a complete list of classes that are being offered, Click Here.


Children’s Sunday School
Sunday school (PreK4-5th grade) begins at 9:45am
At the 8:30 worship service, children (Prek4-2nd grade) are invited to join us for a special Children’s Worship in Chapel in the Sky, where there will be a Bible lesson, songs, and fun activities to create an environment of love and spiritual growth. 3rd-5th grade students are invited to attend worship with their parents.Our nursery is available for infants-Prek3 in the Neumann Center -1st floor.

Mission Possible Kids (PK4 - 5th grade)
If you’re in PreK4-Grade 5, if you want to make a difference in the world, if you want to show the grown-up agents how it’s done, you can become a Special Agent every Wednesday at 6pm! Then at 7pm, our Homework Huddle will begin! Kids will receive help with their homework while parents participate in a WNL class! If your child is interested, there is a one time registration fee of $25 (includes t-shirt).
Divorce Care Support Group
Now through December 15th @6:30pm, Spanish Room
For all who have gone through or are going through a divorce or separation - come walk alongside others who understand and learn skills and tools to help you navigate this difficult time in a safe and supportive environment. Connect with Ronnie Young, youngrond@yahoo.com.

Let's Stay Connected!

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Stay in the know and get updates every Monday straight to your inbox! Email Jen Calvert to get added to the list at jenc@firstpres.cc.

Church membership
Interested in becoming a member? We would love to hear from you! Contact us to find out about what First Pres has to offer, learn about how you can get connected, and ask any questions you may have about our church of faith. Contact Rev. Dr. Pam Masten by email pamm@firstpres.cc or call the church office at 954-598-9343.

Livestream Worship Every Sunday
We love staying connected with our community and family of faith...that’s why we started livestreaming years ago! We will continue to livestream our worship services on our Livestream channel and our Facebook page. To view the livestream. click on the links: Livestream channel  -  Facebook Page

Birthdays
Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday in NOVEMBER! We encourage you to reach out & wish our church family members a big Happy Birthday! Click here for the  Birthday list.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed for the Audio/Video team!
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 evanb@firstpres.cc, or contact the front desk 954-462-6200 or drop by the sound booth after a service for more information.

Ushers Needed!
Advent Candle Lighters Needed
Please email Michelle Shev at michelles@firstpres.cc as soon as possible to reserve your service – first come, first served!

Ushers Needed for 11am Service
Our wonderful usher teams help worshippers find seats in the sanctuary, hand out bulletins and candles, and collect the offering. If you are interested in joining the ushering team (flexible schedule), please email Terri at terri_mccrary@yahoo.com.

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