February Newsletter is here!

First Presbyterian Church
Hollywood FL (USA)
February 2015
The Scholastic Book Fair
First Church Monthly E-News
Issue 3, Vol. 2
First Presbyterian Church is an exciting place
with a whole array of ministries, including early childhood
programs and after school care. In everything we do and
are, we strive to be God's good news to a world in need.
We hope that you will take time to browse our Web Site;
Sunday, February 8, after
and if you are in our area, please come visit us.
February 8 through 13!
The fair is held in the
Educational Building on the
patio and is open daily from
8:30am through 5:30pm.
For information, call us at
954 922 8558.
Every Sunday
Breakfast and the Bible: 9:00 a.m.
Worship: 10:00 a.m.
Good News Kidz (Children’s Sunday School): 10:00 a.m.
5th annual Souper Bowl Soup Competition
February 1st following worship
Soup makers, start your crock pots and get cooking!
Call the church office by January 30th to sign-up your entry.
$25 prize for first place.
Come out on Super Bowl morning, and enjoy some awesome soup. Then buy some
tickets at a dollar a piece and vote to choose your favorite.You can buy as many tickets
as you like; proceeds go to help the food pantry at Jubilee Center.
The church and Learning Centers offices
will be closed
Monday, February 16th
for the Presidents Day holiday.
Issue 3:2
First Church Monthly E-News
Carlisle, Moderator
Share-A-Meal— 11:00 a.m. — February 7th
Meet in the CHURCH KITCHEN to prepare sandwiches for
area homeless. To offer your help the 1st Saturday of every
month, please contact Alice Carlisle.
Deacon’s Fund offering — February 1st
These gifts will go to help members of our church and community when they face financial
distress, or to help folks in need who God places in our path.
Please use the envelope provided in the Sunday bulletin.
Just a reminder, we continue to collect hygiene supplies and gently used or
new sneakers and blue jeans for the Jubilee Center. The Center has an urgent need
for non-perishable food items. You may place these items in the narthex area.
April 19, 2015
we will celebrate 90th
anniversary of First
Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
1925 – 2015
Please keep in your prayers........
Our family in Prayer
PRAYER FAMILIES — Each Sunday, we include several of our First Church families in our daily
prayers to sustain them in Christian love and support. We will gladly add friends of the church to
this. To be included, please call Lynn in the church office. Please pray for Linda Anderson,
Peg Anderson, Georgia Backus, Sarah Lee Banaszak, Patricia Basana,
Ken Benoit, Donna Beutner, Peggy Black, Alberta Boughman, Jackie Brannon,
Johanna Clayton, Paula Cronin, Henrietta Curtis, Vernetta Fleegle, Diane Flett,
Dorothy Fordyce, Irving Fordyce, Jack Gregory, Amber Henderson, Ginger Imel,
Marge Karbacz, A. J. Kaynatma, Melida Knott, Migdalia Lopez, Gary Malkin,
Carmen Mangiante, Tom Mason, Renee McConnell, Earl Mohan, Nancy Moore,
Carla Nash, Wilma Paquette, Ed Rasor, Marnie Rivas, Mary Rodriguez, Robert Rus,
Grace Ryll, Norman Schoel, Donny Silvestro, Grace Silvestro, Sandy Silvestro,
Bobby Snatchko, Gail Spooner, Bonnie Springer, Collette Tindall, Jackie Vickery,
Lisa Whyte, Tara Whyte, the Whyte family, Tim Witt
Each month we include several of our First Presbyterian families in our daily prayers to sustain
them in Christian love and support. We will gladly add friends of the church to this list. To be
included, please call Lynn in the church office. Please pray for
1st week
2nd week
3rd week
4th week
the Lopez family, the Lowry family, the Mackway family
the Mahadeo family, the Marin family, the Martin family
the Mason family, the Maughan family, the Maurer family
the McCracken family, the McIntosh family, the McMillan family
First Church Monthly E-News
Issue 3:2
February 2
February 7
February 9
February 10
February 11
February 15
Earl Mohan
Barbara Braham
Helen Brown
Bianca Lasica
Michelle Rus
Hope Hildebrand-Preston
February 19
Ted and Donna Beutner
62 years
February 21
Srdjan and Bianca Lasica
27 years
February 27
Linda & Bert Gonzalez
33 years
February 15
February 19
February 19
February 23
February 25
Stephanie Hollinshead
Kathy Meyer
Jay Wolfe
Robert Maughan
Carolyn Moniz
We extend our sympathy to Sarah Lee Banaszak
and her family, following the passing on January 18th of
Howard Banaszak.
Donations to the Memorial Fund
have been made in memory of
Howard Banaszak
from: Charles and Edythe Adams Lynn Anderson
Joan Henry
Homer Erzinger
from: Charles and Edythe Adams
Dora Griffith
from: Charles and Edythe Adams
Wilma Paquette
March 2015 issue:
February 15th
February 2015
CALLED SESSION Meeting, February 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
SESSION COMMITTEE REPORTS deadline: Friday, February 6th
ANNUAL REPORTS DUE: Friday, February 6th
Learning Center Board, February 9th, 4:30 p.m.
The Worship Committee, February 9th, 6:30p.m.
Team of Chairs meeting – February 11th, 6:00p.m., in the chapel
Finance Committee meeting – February 11th, 7:00p.m., in the church office
NEWLETTER DEADLINE for March issue: February 15th
Church & LC’s offices closed February 16th for the Presidents’ Day holiday.
Stated Session meeting, Monday, February 16th, at 7:00 PM in the chapel
Stated Deacons’ meeting, Monday, February 23rd, 7:00PM in the chapel
I hope all is well with everyone. I tried to get to church Christmas Eve, but I couldn’t make it. I was really disappointed, but felt better after Kennedy visited me and gave me Communion. Maybe Easter I can
make it. I’ll try then.
I have been in the hospital, and am now home. I have a serious heart problem. Please pray for me.
Thank you,
Nancy Moore
Presbyterian Women — Marilyn McIntosh, Moderator
Our Annual PW Tea will be held March 14th.
Details will be available in next month’s newsletter.
BOOK CLUB 2014 – 2015 —
Please join us February 25th at 7 pm in the chapel.
Our next selection is Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert. The Book
Discussion Group meets six times per year on the third Wednesday of
the month at 7 PM in the chapel. Discussions are led by Ellen Yamrick,
Retired Librarian.
Future book selections………..
March 18 - Stormy Weather, Carl Hiassen
April 15 - Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Boy Scouts, contact Neil Donnelly (954-925-8622) for information.
Cub Scout Troop 420 (Grades 1-5)
September - May
Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.
2nd floor of Education building
Boy Scout Troop 420 (Grades 6-12)
Mondays @ 7:00 p.m.
2nd floor of Education building
Good News Kidz (GNK)
(Children’s Sunday School)
Sundays at 10:00 a.m., in the church
Jennifer Hudson & Karen Martin, Co-Chairs
Middle School & Senior High Youth Group Opportunities
Share-A-Meal, 11:00 a.m., February 7th
in the church kitchen
Middle School: 11:30 a. m., in the chapel
February 1st, February 15th
Bring $5 to help pay for dinner.
Senior High: 5:00 p.m., in the chapel
February 8th, February 22nd
Bring $5 to help pay for dinner.
PC(USA) has unveiled a new Young Adult Website. Go to our site
firstpreshlwdfl.org and click on New Young Adult Website.
February 22, 2015
Kirking has been a beautiful and well-attended service, and we hope that you
will support it with your participation. Donations may be placed in the Offering
plate marked “Kirking.” You may contact Alice Carlisle or Marilyn McIntosh for other
ways to help, as many hands lighten the load and are very welcome.
Anyone who would like information on a Tartan may contact Coordinator Alice Carlisle.
“Flowers of the Forest”
(in memory of loved ones)
If you have a loved one you would like memorialized during the service, please submit
their name of the church office. The individual will have a flower dedicated to them
and their name read aloud. A bagpipe solo tribute to their memory will be played:
“Flowers of the Forest,” Lament for the Fallen)
Prayer Shawl Ministry, Opportunities
Alice Carlisle, Coordinator
The Heart Strings Prayer Shawl Ministry
will meet Tuesday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel. Please
call Alice Carlisle (954-929-5434) with questions and/or requests for shawls.
Please don’t forget to notify Lynn in the church office. If you or anyone you know (family
member, church member, or a friend of First Presbyterian) are ill, in the hospital, or in a nursing home,
PLEASE don’t assume the church office knows. Give us a call at 954-923-8209.
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By God’s grace, may we be transforming
families with the Love of Jesus in
Hollywood and beyond
becoming a transformed and
transforming family of faith,
meeting families where they are
with the love of Jesus and
connecting families to the
transforming power of the Gospel.
Lord Jesus,
give us your grace and love to live into this
vision more and more every day.
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First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
1530 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, Florida 33020-5240
FAX: 954-923-8200
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: firstpreshlwdfl.org
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Goods New — January 2015
First Presbyterian Church
1530 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33020-5240
“Being God’s Good News”
Office Hours:
Website: firstpreshlwdfl.org
M-F, 9am-4pm
[email protected]
Kennedy M. McGowan [email protected]
Music Director: Dr. Robert Remek
[email protected]
Office Manager: Lynn Anderson
[email protected]
Nathalia Almeida Kunzle [email protected]
Bianca Lasica
Learning Center
Jutta Hofmann Powell [email protected]
Office Manager Jennifer Arias
[email protected]
Early Learning Center
Fatima Marin
[email protected]
[email protected]
Pilar Causey