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Weekly Announcements for 2/17/19

Announcements usually change on the previous Wednesdays.

SCOUT SUNDAY & PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Today is Scout Sunday in which we honor all scouts who will help run the services.  Cub Scout Pack 436 would like to invite everyone to a FREE Thank You Pancake Breakfast today 8:15a until 11:15a in the Fellowship Hall as well.

JOIN US FOR THE 2019 FAMILY RETREAT: April 5-7 is this year’s family retreat at Deerhaven Conf. Center. Grab a brochure in the lobby or visit and register at our home page at www.firstchurchpo.org.

SPUD BAR: Join us for a Potato Bar Lunch on February 24th from 11a-1p. For only $5 each, you’ll get a beverage, baked potato and a bar full of your favorite fixin’s.  Proceeds go towards the Family Retreat.

ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER FOR CONFIRMATION CLASS 2019: Confirmands (graduating 5-12 graders) will learn about the fundamentals of their faith and profess vows to First Church. Class will be offered, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45p, for 8 weeks. The kickoff retreat is Mar 1-3 at Warren Willis Camp in Fruitland Park. Cost is $25 per person for the retreat.  Parents may come as well.

2018 TAX RETURN ASSISTANCE: AARP Tax Aides will be at First Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4/11/2019 from 8:30am-12:30pm in Hanstine Fellowship Hall to provide people with assistance in completing their 2018 tax return. No sign-up necessary.

THE CARING CONGREGATION WORKSHOP: “Care” is the heart of the church and when you can do this part of church well it draws people to our faith community.  We would love to see First Church attend the Care Ministry Training Thurs & Fri, Mar 7-8 from 8:30a-4p @ Coronado UMC in NSB. Cost is $50 (includes two meals & training materials). Please contact Janet Kelly at jkelley@firstchurchpo.org or call 767-6161 ex. 101

OLDER WISER LIVELIER SENIORS: The OWLS Lunch Group will be meeting at the NEW COASTAL GRILL & RAW BAR located at 1078 Dunlawton Ave. (The former Stonewood) on Fri, Feb 15th at 11:30a. RSVP to Carol Martin 523-4294 or E-mail Carol16224@aol.com.

SUNDAY SERVE DAY: First Church will have a Sunday Serve Day right here on our campus on March 3rd. We will have a 9am service. There’ll be zones all over campus and a job for everyone. Come join the fun.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE: Go dine with them on Sundays and First Church will receive 10% of your food purchase! Just bring your current bulletin/program and they’ll take care of the rest!

HOSPITALITY HELPERS NEEDED: Serve in the kitchen on Sunday morning between services.  We also need help for funeral/memorials receptions with set-up, serving, or clean up.  Call/text Diane 299-5077.

FOOD PANTRY FOOD OF THE MONTH: Individual Fruit Cups.  Please drop off in the lobby Sundays or the office M-Th.