First Church of Coral Springs, invites you to step back in time to Bethlehem Revisited, a living interactive recreation of the town of Bethlehem as it may have appeared 2,000 years ago.  

 Bethlehem Revisited begins Friday, December 11th, and will close on Tuesday, December 15th.

 You can enter the city between 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Friday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday.

 Our historic recreation includes a walled city utilizing more than 30,500 square feet of lumber, 20 gallons of paint, and takes about 1,100 man-hours to build. See our authentic marketplace where shop owners are eager to show you their wares and demonstrate how they are made. You will also find livestock, Shepherds, Roman soldiers, Storytellers, and a Living Nativity.

 As Senior Pastor, Alex Shanks, puts it, “We hope that everyone who leaves the city is lifted up and given a sense of peace.”  

 Come and join the thousands of people who experience Bethlehem Revisited each year.  Appropriate for all ages and admission is free.

 First Church is located at 8650 W Sample Road, Coral Springs (half a mile east of University Drive).


Happy Thanksgiving. This weekend is a good time to spend with family, eat too much turkey and watch some football.


Members of the community got together on the morning of Thanksgiving to participate in the Tamarac Turkey Trot. People of all ages and running abilities participated in the event. After the 5K run, everyone could enjoy a breakfast and the chance to socialize. Members of the Northwest Broward Road Runners Club participated in the Turkey Trot.



Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated members braved inclement weather with consistent down pouring rain, Saturday, November 14, 2015, to support and participate in the annual NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), one of the 2014-2018 six service impact events by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated International President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson. The members joined over 500 participants for a 5k run/walk and assisted with raising approximately $1,300 to support research and to find a cure for this illness. The rates of mental health conditions in the African-American Community are close to those in the general population. Approximately 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 5 children live with a mental health condition. However, African-Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious psychological distress than any other ethnic group.

Members in attendance included: Veronica E. Phillips, President; Luwando Wright-Hines, 1st Vice-President; Miriam Cato, Paula Edwards, Cassandra L. Evans, Jerelene S. Franklin, Michelle P. Green, Joel R. McCray, Takesha McCray, Christina McNair, Antionece Myers, Josetta Patterson, Bernice Pearson, Teombre Skinner-Hill, Barbara J. Thomas, Cheryl Waide and Malikh Franklin-Williams. Target I:ASCEND students participating and supporting included Camille Hinds, President; and members Anne John and Alexis Mason. Community volunteers included Kandia Batchelor, Melissa Chong and Jamala Patterson. Chapter members participating in the virtual walk included: Ernestine H. Bobb, Nicole Burrell, Alana DaSent, Karena Ivey, Catrice Lee- Brown, Avis Proctor, Lisa M. Smith, Cheriane Zephy and a presentation donation from Chi Psi Omega Chapter, Virtual walkers from the community include LaChavious D. Clark, Khira Holloway, Nadia Myrthil, Kenyeta Pino, Mary Sands-Williams, Karen Smalls-Smith, and Jervishia Walker.


Thanksgiving is about to begin and that means it is holiday season. Christmas trees are starting to arrive in Coral Springs. Pictured here, a first shipment arrives at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and University Drive.


Many people in Broward County are facing various struggles.

And to help struggling individuals and families, a group of faith groups have come together to form an organization known as Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice. It is known as BOLD Justice. During a meeting in April about 1,700 people got together to discuss some of the issues affecting residents.

Pastor Michael Anderson, a community leader said members of the organization have worked to help local residents obtain work with Broward County.

Most recently BOLD worked to ensure that young people who commit non-serious offenses receive civil citations rather than an arrest record. “When I was in school, if you acted out you were removed from the classroom. Now, we have school resource officers in the schools and if they get involved in a disciplinary situation, the child has an arrest record. I don’t think the police officers have ill intent, they are doing their job but an arrested record can impede a young person’s future,” said Anderson.

A major goal of BOLD is to create an awareness of problems in the community and to get faith groups involved. “I want people to love beyond their comfort zone. We are saying to people that we care about you and what is happening to you even if it is not affecting me,” said Anderson.

Now BOLD Justice is working to make improvements in mental health institutions. Also, the organizations wants to improve conditions in nursing homes and senior care facilities. “There is a problem of neglect in these facilities and we want to address this issue,” said John Strang, an active member of BOLD Justice.

Bring your entire family to the City’s Downtown in December on Saturday, December 12. The fun begins at 5 p.m. at the ArtWalk and will feature free ice skating, a giant snowglobe, holiday treats, hot cocoa and other fun winter surprises. The event is free but there will be food and refreshments available for purchase.   The event will feature an outdoor showing of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and other short holidays films on a huge movie screen at Downtown Coral Springs. The featured presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m., but come early to secure your spot and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Also, be prepared for a chance of snow!   Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome in the movie area, but please refrain from bringing pets or alcoholic beverages. For more details, please call 954-344-1111 or visit   The ArtWalk is located at 9405 NW 31st Court. Downtown Coral Springs is located at 9400 W. Sample Road, just west of University Drive. There will be ample free parking in the Downtown area.


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