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ACTIVITIES

FAITH IN ACTION WEEK - October 16th-20th: During the aftermath of hurricanes, we will be providing a safety net for families in need to ensure that children do not have to sleep on the street because area shelters are full. As we will be feeding the families and volunteers during the week, donations of Publix and Target Gift Cards are requested to provide breakfast & lunch. If you would like to provide a prepared dinner one evening, please contact Steven Sims at snoahsims@aol.com Let's make these visitors feel the care and love that First United Methodist Church has.

​SENIOR ADULT ENRICHMENT DAY  Please join us Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:00am in the Parlor for fellowship and Bible study.  Bring your own lunch or order one from Chef Nate for $4.00 (if ordering, please call by Monday, September 25th). Drinks will be provided.

​CHILDREN'S BELL CHOIR: Calling all children in grades K thru 5th. Bell practice will be every Sunday morning at 
10:00 am sharp in the 2nd floor Choir Room. If you have questions, please see Linda Schmidt on Sunday mornings.


                                     The First United Methodist Church of Fort Lauderdale GriefShare Group  began                                                      September 24, 2017. The group meets each week for fourteen weeks at 1:00-3:00 P.M.
                                     in Room #315. There is free parking in the church lot  (please see the map on our                                                          home page).  Please contact Thomas Brown at 414-248-5966 with any questions.  
How GriefShare Works
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. 
The sessions do not need to be attended in order. Each session is self-contained and you can begin at any place in the sequence.   (from the Griefshare website at https://www.griefshare.org/about)
​“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.” 

​Evening Bible Study with Pastor Jill   Join us for a study on Luther’s Guiding Scriptures with Pastor Jill on Wednesday nights August 16th through October 4th. Dinner at 6:30 pm ($10.00); Class from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Please let Pastor Jill know as soon as possible with your intention to participate and if it includes dinner.  jauman@fumcftl.com

Trunk or Treat in FUMC Parking Lot
This year’s event will be Wednesday, October 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Admission to this fun Fall Event is canned goods. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes. Hot Dog, chips & soda will be on sale for $5.00. Donations needed: Candy (no nuts), pumpkins. Also, 18 volunteers are needed to decorate their trunks please sign up on the bulletin board in Lobby.  Contact: Krystie Castillo at cmdirector@fumcftl.com 


ON-GOING ​FUMC YOUTH PROJECT - HOMELESS CARE PACKAGES
Our youth continues to make care packages for the homeless.
They are currently in need of the following items:
Bottled Water   Cereal Bars     Socks    Small Flashlights with batteries    Stamps
*Donations are always appreciated!!!


OPEN DOOR SUNDAY SCHOOL
Len will be leading a series of individual studies on prayer for the next several weeks.  A new study series will be announced in the near future.

NEW DAY DAWNING   There is a new 6-week Bible Study Series entitled, “God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions”. This study features videos by renowned spiritual leader Rick Warren and addresses topics such as coping with stress, rebounding from failure, maintaining confidence during a crisis, overcoming loneliness and much more. Please join us on Sundays during October through November 5th from 9:45 – 10:45 in Room #313. Come for all sessions or as many as you like.


​All Saint’s Sunday, November 5, 2017:
In preparation for All Saint’s Sunday, please list your loved ones who have passed away since November 1, 2016 on the attendance tear-off section of bulletin. 

Ongoing Ministries at First Church
Children's Bell Choir - Sunday 10 am sharp in Choir room
Tuesday Evening Fellowship: - Every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Senior Enrichment Day:  Every 4th Tuesday at 10 am in the Parlor
Prayer Chapel:  Every Thursday at noon in the Chapel
Music Ministry: Thursday Practice: Bells 6:30 pm; Choir 7:30 - 9 pm
Sunshine Visitors:   Every 2nd Thursday at 11:00 am in the Parlor
Senior Enrichment Days:  Every 4th Tuesday 10 AM to 1 PM in the Parlor
Quilters and Sewers:   Every Thursday in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 AM
INTERACTIVE CALENDAR
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Sunday Study Classes for all ages
Adults​
M & M Class - 9:5 am in the 2nd floor conference room
New Day Dawning Class - 9:45 am in Room 311
Open Door Group - 10:00 am in Room 315
​Tweens - 10:00 am in Mini Lounge (grades 4 - 8)
Youth - 10:00 am in Youth Lounge (high school students)
FirstKids Sunday School - "House" Classroom -
      age 3 to 3rd grade
Full details on our Worship page    
Sunday Opportunities
Nursery is available for infants through age two 
     from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fellowship Hall:  Please join us for a donut, coffee, tea or juice on Sunday mornings.  Donations are gratefully received. 
Garden of Eden - The Garden of Eden is now OPEN on Sundays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Donuts, coffee, tea and juice also available in the Fellowship Hall.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT FIRST CHURCH

Tuesdays - Young Adult Bible Study - 7-8 pm in Sanctuary
Sunday, Sept. 17 - GriefShare class - Room 315 (see below)
Sunday, October 1 -November 5 - New study begins - New Day Dawning Class
Tuesday, October 24 - Senior Adult Enrichment Day
Wednesday, October 25 - Trunk or Treat - details below