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***Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study***
As a reminder, this Saturday August 13th, will conclude our current study.  We will provide the start date of the next study at a future date. 
***Choir Rehearsal***
Midweek choir rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Sanctuary.
***ESL Teacher Training***
FPC’s ESL (English as a Second Language) classes will begin on Monday, September 12th  here at our church.   In preparation, we will be conducting an ESL teacher training in the Welcome Center on Friday, August 19th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and on Saturday, August 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  The ESL training will be taught by Don Baret and will equip teachers, teacher aides, and hospitality volunteers to reach the nations that God is bringing through our front door.  Remember, volunteers do not need to speak a foreign language or be a professional teacher!  All you need is to love Jesus and speak English; we will teach the rest.  To sign-up or for more information see Pastor Pablo Toledo or contact Don Baret at 305-338-4261. 

***Fall Ministry Fair***

Our fall ministries will resume in a few weeks. We will showcase many of our ministries on Sunday, August 28th during the Sunday School hour. Please plan to attend to get an idea of the available ministries, to sign up, and to get plugged in.

***Communicants Class***

We will begin our Communicants class on September 11th and continue through October 16th, during the Sunday School hour.  This is a class for young people, 12 years old and older, who are interested in becoming members of the church.  Please email the church office if you would like your child to participate, at info@fpcstaff.com.  

***Veterans/First Responder Ministry***

Are you a military member, veteran, or first responder?  Whether active, prior service, or retired, we want to hear from you! We are compiling a list of all military service and public safety affiliated members and visitors for future ministry activities. Please email the church office at info@fpcstaff.com indicating your service affiliation / first responder profession and contact information. 

 


***Sara's Garden***

Work on Sara’s garden has begun! We have cleared out the space
where we hope to plant shrubs, plants, and flowers in an effort to represent and honor her many years of service at FPC. If you would like to contribute or donate monetarily in Sara’s memory, please mark the memo on check or envelope “Sara’s Garden”.

 

***Nursery - Evening Service***

The Nursery is now open and available during Sunday evening worship services.

 

***New Members Class - ***

 It's not too late to join us! Have you been visiting our church
and want to become a member, or maybe you would like to learn more about what we
believe? If so, we warmly invite you to attend our 7 week Inquirers Class which began last week and will take place during Sunday school in Building B, room #2203. For more information or to sign up, fill out the FPC connect card in the bulletin and check the “Interested in Church Membership” box and place it in the offering plate. Or, you can email us at info@fpcstaff.com to let us know that you're interested.

***Sunday School*** 

- Adult Sunday School - Just a reminder that there will be one Adult Sunday School class meeting in the Sanctuary through the summer.  All are welcome to attend. 

- Youth Sunday School is not meeting during the summer (youth are encouraged to attend Sunday school with their parents).

- Children's Sunday school will continue to meet as normal.

- Nursery remains available for children ages 0-35 months


***Women’s Summer Bible Study***


Every woman is invited to join us on Tuesday mornings in the Welcome Center from 9:30am–11:30am for Remember Your Joy: A Bible Study of Salvation Stories in the Old Testament, by Courtney Doctor & Melissa Kruger. This inductive, in-depth Bible study will be led by Joy Poole as we study seven Old Testament accounts that point to salvation in Christ.  Childcare is provided.  To volunteer for childcare, register for the Bible study, or purchase the $10 book, please contact Joy Poole.

***Hurricane Preparedness***

It's about that time again to review our plans and preparations as we look forward to the start of Hurricane Season in just a few weeks.  That being said, we would like to update our list of those individuals that are in need of assistance, should an impending hurricane pose a threat to our area.  Please note...this assistance would only be provided if a Hurricane WARNING was issued by County/State officials.    
If you are in need of such assistance, please reply to this email by providing your name, property address, and best contact information (email and cell phone).  If you would like to volunteer your assistance should the need arise, please reply and let us know your name and best contact information as well.