First Church offers youth activities, parenting seminar

Jeroline McCarthyFor years, First Church has been using the motto, “The Church Where the Spirit Flows,” which best describes Jesus’ five purposes for His church and putting in use the acronym FLOWS: Fellowship, Learning, Outreach, Worship, and Service.

Each service, program, event, and ministry has been designed to fulfill one of the purposes. And so, I’ve cranked up the volume to announce the happenings on Saturday:

First Church – the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, pastor – has begun activities for youth, ages 5-14, at the church’s principal location, 91-95 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.

Dr. Pamela Jackson Smith will speak about education at an upcoming parenting seminar in Palm Coast.
Dr. Pamela Jackson Smith will speak about education at an upcoming parenting seminar in Palm Coast.

Every Saturday, young people are offered opportunities to participate in chess, Scrabble, monopoly, basketball and volleyball, music and dance. In addition, seminars are offered on etiquette, hygiene, proper attire, history, current events, and the Bible.

The program is free and includes lunch. That’s every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

So, if you’d like for your child to participate, send word to facilitator Robert Huggins or Stephanie Dennis at 386-446-5759.


First Church has planned a free parenting seminar from a lineup of great speakers on how to more effectively connect with our youth. The seminar provides opportunities for questions and discussion on communicating, motivating, and educating our kids.

One of the speakers, Dr. Pamela Jackson Smith, Homeless Education Coordinator/Parent Specialist for Flagler County schools, will address education and the role that adults play in helping students focus on studies and academic achievement.

Smith has a vested interest in scholarship and service because she is program chairman of the African-American Mentoring Program for Girls, which was established by Flagler County schools. Moreover, she is president of the Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

The date is Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed with lunch. Participants must register with the church at 386-446-5759, because seating is limited.


First Church is honored to have Linda Gray Kelley cast in “A Lady Alone.” It’s about Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree, and who loses an eye to gonorrhea after choosing a celibate life. It’s about modern medicine, civil war medicine, the discovery of ether, and venereal disease in the military.

Kelley, an international performer/playwright, produces, directs, and gives a voice to her characters and the human condition. The show is complete with costuming and props. So why not support the theatre right in your own backyard?

The curtain rises Sept. 14, 5 p.m. The ticket price is $15, and can be purchased at the door.


The Women’s Missionary Society of First Church has scheduled the monthly food giveaway for Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m., at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. For additional details, call 386-446-5759.


As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.



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