• Today is Undie Sundie – Today is our collection day for the Punta Gorda After Hours Kiwanis Club’s “Undie Sundie”. Please make sure to leave your donations in the bin provided in Fellowship Hall. Please make sure everything is new and in packages. Thank you for your help!
  • August Revival Prayer Meeting– Join us at 6 pm this evening at Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Rd, Venice, for a special opportunity to gather with other believers and pray for revival within our churches and surrounding communities. Hope to see you there!
  • New Small Group! -Homebuilders 2.0 starts this Tuesday with a family style dinner at 6:30 pm and will be on the lower level of our two-story building. If you were involved in our original Homebuilders group, we would love for you to come and share your experiences with us as well. Please bring your favorite dinner or dessert to share. Childcare will be provided. Let us know you are coming by filling out the Connect Card or contacting Gail Sexton, 941.639.3842, extension 207 or gail@whatis1st.com by Tuesday morning.
  • Are You Ready to Jump Out of your Comfort Zone? –Are you truly ready to follow in Jesus’ footprints? Do you sincerely want to be His disciple? This is an opportunity to look at the path you’re following and see if is truly where Jesus wants you to be. Join us as we discover the importance of becoming intentional disciples through a new movementSee All the People. Sessions will be held at 9:30 am in room 13 on Saturday, September 14, 21 and 28. Contact Myrt Creigh at fumcpgmc@gmail.com or register at whatis1st.com/SATP on or before September 9.
  • Shower Ministry Needs: Men’s medium underwear and socks in new packages, medium and large T-shirts, size 28 through 38 jeans and cargo shorts, tennis shoes and sandals.Women’s sandals and tennis shoes, size 20-22 pants.A bin is available in the fellowship hall for your donations.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Do you need something to do this summer? Here are a few suggestions where you can plug in:
    • Children’s Worship, Connect and Good News Club needs volunteers. For information, contact Tammy Graham.
    • The 1st Church Prayer team would like to invite you to join their prayer group,Tuesdays at 9 am in room 13.
    • Join us at the Bargain Boutique to volunteer for a few summer shifts. For information, contact Geri Bodnar, 941.628.4012.
    • Do you knit or crochet?Join our Craft Groupon Tuesday mornings at 2111 Bayou Road, Punta Gorda. For information, contact Rosalie, 941.639.6198.
  • 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, rosie@whatis1st.com. 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, christa@whatis1st.com.
  • Video Hosts Needed –Our Media Ministry team is looking for a few individuals to host our weekly announcements. For more information, contact our Media Ministry Coordinator, Christa Villarose at 941.639.3842, x231 or shoot her an email this week at christa@whatis1st.com.
  • Our Media Ministry is expanding!– Our new camera system is installed and training will begin soon. We are looking forward to improving our live broadcasts in the Life Center, as well as offering recording options in the near future. If you are interested in joining our production team fill out the Connect Card or email Christa at mediaministry@whatis1st.com.
  • Good News Team Conference –All team members must attend the Good News Club’s Fall Conference on either September 6 at Murdock Baptist or September 7 at Riverside Church in Ft Myers. For more information, please see Tammy Graham.
  • CPR Certification – Are you or someone you know interested in becoming CPR certified? If so, please contact Tammy Graham, tammy@whatis1st.com or 941.639.3842, ext 213.
  • Women’s Walk to Emmaus #99 – Gulf Coast Walk to Emmausis accepting applications for Women’s Walk #99 scheduled for October 3-6 in LaBelle, Florida. The application deadline is approaching, so if you are interested in attending, please see Linda Gillen or Donette Samons or send an email to info@gulfcoastemmaus.com as soon as possible. Registration is limited.
  • Needed – The Business Office is in need of an electric adding machine. If you find one while cleaning out your closets and would like to donate it to us, we’d appreciate it. Please contact the Business office this week, 639.3842, x 226 or x236
Sunday, August 18  
Your Christian Growth Opportunities  
  Illuminate Children’s Worship, FH2 9:15 am
  Harmony Bible Study, Rm 9 10:30 am
Connect Kids, FH2 5:00 pm
United 4 Him Youth Group, LC 5:00 pm
Revival Prayer Meeting, Christ Church Venice 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 20  
Prayer Group, Rm 13 9:00 am
Women’s SALT Bible Study, LC4 5;30 pm
Growth Group, Rm 9 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 21  
Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Rm 9 9:30 am
Wednesday Bible Study w/ Larry Keller, Rm 13 6:30 pm
Thursday, August 22  
Extraordinary Women Small Group, Rm 13 9:00 am
Men of Faith Small Group, Rm 9 9:00 am
Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Rm 8 6:30 pm
LC: Life Center; FHA; Fellowship Hall Kitchen Side; FHB: Fellowship Hall Curtain Side; FH2: Fellowship Hall 2nd Floor Children’s Center