• All American Sunday 2019 – Sunday, June 30 is our annual All American Sunday. Come dressed in red, white & blue and celebrate with us at 1st Church as we honor God and our country in all three services. Don’t forget to invite a friend to join you for worship!
  • Blood Drive Next Month! – The Big Red Bus will be back on campus on Sunday, June 30 from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. Donors can make an appointment by going to and using our sponsor code 10245.
  • Children’s Home Offering –Our Children’s Home 5thSunday offering is June 30th. Your donations help fund summer activities and will help the Children’s Home prepare for the upcoming school year. For your convenience, FUMCH envelopes will be in your bulletins next week.
  • Revival Prayer Meeting  –On Sunday, June 30, the SW Florida Conference will host a Revival Prayer meeting at 6 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road in Venice. Join us as we pray for revival in our churches around the world.
  • Illuminate Outreach Planned! – Jesse Joyner Juggling ministry is coming to Illuminate Children’s Ministry this summer! July 10 – 12 we will host three days of Jesus, joy & juggling. Bring your bucks for the food trucks nightly at 6 pm and join us for a FREE show every evening in the Life Center at 7 pm. Please note, children will eat freeon July 10 & 11. Register online today at
  • Pastors’ Brunch Bunch – Join us for Lunch with the Pastors at FM Don’s, 201 W Marion Avenue, on Sunday, July 21 following our 11 am service.  FM Don’s will be providing a brunch menu and everyone will be responsible for their own checks. Reservations are required. You may RSVP by calling the church office or filling out the Connect Card on the bulletin.
  • 1stSteps Class – Are you interested in learning more about 1stChurch? Join us in room 9 on Saturday, July 20 at 10 am for our next 1stSteps class.  You may sign up by filling out the Connect Card on this bulletin or contacting the church office.

Important Announcements:

  • The Chancel Choir Needs You! –Singers are needed to help fill our choir loft this summer. Practices are Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 pm in Room 8 and on Sundays warm up is at 10:30 am with worship at 11 am.  For information, please contact Dolly, 941.249.4431or
  • Craft Group – The 1stChurch Craft Group meets every Tuesday at 9 am in room 9.  Yarn donations for our baby blanket project would be appreciated. You may drop off the yarn in room 9.
  • Current Shower Ministry needs:New women’s size 7 underwear, Bras in A, B, DD, 2X or 20+ pants, men’s XL & XXL belts, 2X & 3X t-shirts, size 42 & 44 shorts and pants, larger sized tennis shoes and sandals in good shape, size 36 & 38 swim trunks. Bins are in the large storage room inside the Life Center main hall.  Thank you for your donations!
  • Service Information – To help our Praise Band and Sound Team prepare for worship, Life Center doors will now open at 9 am on Sunday. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to improve our 9:15 worship experience.
  • Flower Calendar Sign Up – If you would like to reserve a spot on our Flower Calendar please fill out the Connect Card or email Rosie Young, Flowers are $60 per Sunday for two arrangements.
  • Military & First Responder Honors – If you have a military or civil service family member you would like to be included in our Sunday slides, please provide a recent picture, their branch, rank and location, along with their relationship to you, to Christa,
  • Outreach Volunteers Needed –We are in need of help with our children’s outreach July 10 – 12.  Tammy has plenty of places to fill, and no juggling skills are required. To volunteer for any of the nights, visit If you have questions or would like more information about the outreach, please contact Tammy,
  • Pray for our youth attending Warren Willis summer camp next week. Camper prayer tags are available at our entrances for you to take as a reminder to pray for our students. Continue to pray for our Rocky Mountain mission team headed to Colorado later this summer. Our Youth Ministry has a full schedule, so make sure to check in with Tim so you won’t miss out on any amazing events!

Volunteer Opportunities:

Do you need something to do this summer?  Here are just a few openings we have for volunteers:

  • The Worship Committee is looking for ushers and greeters. Please contact Rosie Young,
  • Do you like to cook or like picking up take-out? Contact Shirley Busse about iCare Meals, 391.0483or
  • Our Children’s Ministryneeds creative volunteers to assist with administrative duties & Children’s Worship during the summer. For information, please contact Tammy Graham, or 941.639.3842, x 213.
  • Join us at the Bargain Boutiqueto volunteer for our summer shifts. For information, contact Geri Bodnar, 941.628.4012.
  • Have a green thumb? Join our 1stChurch Landscaping Team. Contact Richard Erspamer, or fill out the Connect Card below.
  • The Media Ministry is looking for outgoing individuals to record our weekly announcement videos. For info please contact Christa, 941.639.3842, x231 or