FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale has developed a new, digital way for members of the congregation and the community to connect with each other and all the church offers. Launched in February 2017, the church's mobile app offers many features including the opportunity to submit prayer requests, live-stream recent sermons and make donations.
"Our church is known as a place 'where faith comes alive,' and our new church app is a way to help ensure that theme continues to ring true for as many people as possible," said Rev. Dr. Christopher J. Benek, Associate Pastor of Family Ministries and Mission at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. "Technology plays such a large part in our daily lives; it's a convenience. The goal of creating the app is to make certain our offerings and resources are easily and readily available to anyone with a smartphone."
Available for free download on both iOS and Android devices, the First Presbyterian Church app offers several convenient options. The Media section of the app provides quick links to previously recorded sermons, while the Find Us section features a church map along with the Sunday worship schedule. In the Give section, parishioners can use the Pushpay system to provide an array of offerings to the church, including Christmas and Easter donations.
The First Presbyterian Church app also features a Connect section where you can fill out a Connect Card to identify what type of programming interests you the most. For example, app users can select small groups, youth programming or children's ministry. In addition, parishioners can submit prayer requests that will be announced during Sunday worship services, as well as view the complete event calendar. If you need a daily dose of inspiration, the app also contains a Bible section where you can look up any verse in several different languages including Spanish, Greek and Hebrew.
"In addition to helping those who are currently connected to the church continue to grow in their faith, we are hopeful that the new church app will also make it easier for newcomers to navigate our church and learn about the many wonderful programs we offer," Benek said.
About First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale is located on the banks of the New River in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. With more than 1,800 members, and a strong core of volunteers, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale prides itself in offering something for everyone, regardless of age. Since 1947, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale has operated Happyland Day School, a pre-school for ages two to Kindergarten that provides a quality Christian environment for the children of the community. Adult, youth and children choirs as well as youth groups offer ample opportunity for fellowship at any age. An Adult Activity Center is open to senior citizens and features weekly lunches, entertainment and monthly bus trips. First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale offers three regular Sunday services as well as special worship services held throughout the year to commemorate significant days. For more information, please visit firstpres.cc.
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