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9th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner - Registration Open! 
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Join First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale for our 9th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner, benefitting Life4Net Families and the missions of the church. We will gather at Woodmont Country Club in Tamarac at 1:00pm, with live auctions and dinner to follow. Register today on our FPC App or Click Here, www.firstpres.cc/golf or call the church office at 954-462-6200.

Women’s Retreat – Registration is Open!
All women are invited to join us at First Pres for our Women’s Retreat, Well of Blessing (based on John 4) on October 21-22. Our Retreat speaker is Carol Potochney, who resides in upstate New York. Carol is passionate about equipping the saints for Christian care-giving of self and others, and has been privileged to watch God’s work as the Soul-Healer through experiences leading retreats, seminars, support groups, and Bible studies. Registration fee: $35 includes continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Click Here to register, or  in our App, or mail a check to the church office, by October 10th.

First Informed Communion - September 25th
Children, ages 3rd grade and up, are invited to attend a series of meaningful Communion Classes on Sundays @ 4:30pm They will learn the story of when Jesus broke bread with his disciples and what it means for us today. There will be a series of 3 classes and then on Sunday, October 16th (11am) your child will be recognized in worship with a small cake reception afterward. Reservations are necessary, please contact Cindy Vason.

Trunk or Treat - October 26th - Candy Donations
We are in need tons of candy or small trinkets! There will be a designated bin in the Neumann Center to drop off the treats. No chocolate please, and make sure all candy is individually wrapped.

Tile Wall Fundraiser - Sign-up Today!
Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Tile Wall.  Create a legacy tile or showcase a new one. To reserve your tile, Click Here, or visit  our FPC App. For additional information, please contact Cindy Vason 954-598-9341.

Caring for the Caregiver Support Group
Begins: Wednesdays, NC227 @6:30pm
Caring for the Caregivers is a Christian based support group for adult caregivers of loved ones and is intended to provide help and hope on the journey as caregivers. All are welcome. We will use the book “Ambushed By Grace” by Shelly Beach as our guide. Our Facilitators: Kathy Craven, Lew Lash, and Cheryl Peterson. To register, Click Here.

Griefshare Support Group
Thursdays at 10am in the Chapel-in-the-Sky
Walk alongside others who have gone through and are going through the grief process in a way that offers support and love. Learn tools that will help you cope and realize peace and hope for the future. Contact Mona Petersen for more information.

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesday morning’s at 8:00am
Meet weekly with other men to discuss scripture text and how to apply it to our everyday lives. For more information contact Mona Petersen.

Pastor’s Bible Study and Lunch
Join Pastor Patrick Wrisley and other men for lunch and a Bible study in the Neumann Center Library on Thursays at noon. We will meet in the hybrid format: in person and via Zoom.

555 Fellowship at Wild Sea (Riverside Hotel)  
Join us at 5:55pm the first Thursday of each month for a night of fun and fellowship at Wild Sea Restaurant (Riverside Hotel) off of Las Olas. All are welcomed!

Wednesday Night LIVE (WNL) is Back!
WNL! Dinners and ministry activities are back! Join us in the fellowship Hall on Wednesday evening at 5:30pm for dinner, then classes to follow! Dinner reservations can be made on our website, Click Here. Contact Mona for more information.

Good Game Wednesday’s
Wednesdays at The Family Campus: 5:30 - 7:30pm Middle & High School students are welcome to join us to learn new sports, experience healthy competition and work on sportsmanlike conduct.

Middle School/High School Youth Groups  - Chapel & Kirk Singers
Middle School and High School youth group meets weekly at The Harbor. This is a time for students to deepen and explore their faith and build community with their peers Middle School Youth Group & Chapel Singers - Friday’s at The Harbor & Choir Room: Fridays from 4:00 – 7:30pm High School Youth Group & Kirk Singers - Sunday’s at The Harbor & Choir Room Sundays from 4:00 – 8:00pm.

Parents Night Out
1 & 3rd Friday of every month, from 5:00 - 8:00pm Enjoy a date night on Las Olas and leave the babysitting to us! Cost is $45 one child $60 family max (ages PreK 3-5th grade) *includes dinner. Spots are limited and reservations must be made on our App or online one week in advance. *Child must be potty-trained. *Dates are subject to change. For more info contact Cindy Vason 954-598-9341 or email.

DivorceCare Support Group
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Walk alongside others who have gone through or are going through a separation or divorce in a safe, comfortable setting. Learn skills and tools to help you navigate this challening part of your journey. Located in the Spanish Room and virtual. Contact Mona Petersen for link.

Car Seat Mission
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ministry is supporting  a local Children’s Hospital by launching the Car Seat Mission. What we need are gently used baby and toddler car seats. Click Here for complete guidelines.

Ukraine Relief
One of the gifts of our denomination is being part of the connectional church. Our Presbyterian brothers and sisters are reaching across the world to help those affected by the war in Ukraine. Visit https://pda.pcusa.org to read about how Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is moving to respond to the overwhelming need. In the coming weeks we will be participating in “One Great Hour of Sharing” supporting the work of PDA around the world.

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Please complete the communication request form that is needed to ensure proper coordination of announcements and information distribution. Click Here.

Church Membership Class
Take the next step and join us at our Membership Connection Class and learn about who we are and ways to get connected in the community! We meet in the Neumann Center library (second floor) on the last Sunday of each month, starting at 9:45am. For more information or to RSVP, please contact our Membership Coordinator at 954-598-9360 or email susanc@firstpres.cc.

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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 in September! 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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Participate in worship – Read scripture – Fill out connect cards – Give – Enable push notifications and never miss a church update – Access media library and more! Download today, Click Here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Church Office Volunteers Needed
Become an office volunteer! We are in need of volunteers to help cover the front office on Tuesdays mornings, from 9am to 11am. Duties include answering the phone and welcoming our guests through the front office doors. If you are interested, please contact the church office at 954-462-6200. Thanks!

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.

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