• All American Sunday 2019 –Today we welcome the Honorable Judge Peter Bell as we celebrate All American Sunday together.
  • Children’s Home Offering –We will be collecting our Children’s Home 5thSunday offering this morning. Your donations will help fund summer activities and purchase school supplies.  For your convenience, FUMCH envelopes are available at the entrances.
  • Revival Prayer Meeting  –Tonight is our Revival Prayer meeting at Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road in Venice. Join us at 6 pm as we pray for revival around the world.
  • Cancer Support Ministry –The Cancer Support Group will hold their July meeting this Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30 pm in room 9.
  • Mentorship Ministry –1st Church is going to be investing in the lives of students in Charlotte County as mentors. We believe that Christian men and women can make a difference in students, both for now and for eternity. If you are interested in learning more about this, and helping us with what we need to begin this ministry, please join us at noon on July 10 in Room 9.  Please RSVP to the office by calling Gail at 639.3842, or emailing your attendance to
  • 1stSteps Class – 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.
  • Pastors’ Brunch Bunch – Sunday, July 21, we will have the Pastors’ Brunch Bunch at FM Don’s, 201 W. Marion Avenue, after our 11 am service.  Please note, everyone will be responsible for his or her checks and reservations are required. To RSVP please call the church office or fill out the Connect Card on your bulletin.

Important Announcements:

  • Summer Attendance – To help our staff maintain accurate records, please take a moment to notify us of any long-term vacation plans. Thank you for your help!
  • A Message from the Church Office – The Church office will be closed on Thursday, July 4in observance of Independence Day.  Due to the holiday, all bulletin announcements and slide requests for July 7 will need to be in to Christa by Monday, July 1.
  • Job Openings Posted –Staff Parish would like to let you know we have formed two search committees to help us in hiring a new Director of Music Ministries and new Contemporary Worship Leader. The jobs are posted on Indeed, as well as our website.  For more information, please visit
  • Prayer Team Members Needed – With many of our regular members gone for the summer, our church Prayer Team needs you! Join us on Tuesdays at 9 am as we pray for the needs of our church members, our community, our pastors and our world.
  • 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.
  • 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,

Volunteer Opportunities:

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

  • 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,
  • The Media Ministry is looking for outgoing individuals to record our weekly announcement videos. For info please contact Christa, 941.639.3842, x231 or
  • Food Pantry Sunday is next week. Donations will be collected in the Fellowship Hall for Trinity Food Bank.
  • 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, 941.391.0483 or
  • Our Children’s Ministry needs creative volunteers to assist with administrative duties & Children’s Worship during the summer. For information, contact Tammy, 941.639.3842, x 213 or
  • Join us at the Bargain Boutique to 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 Craft Group will resume Tuesday, July 9 at 9 am in room 9. New members are always welcome to help with our ongoing baby blanket project.