Community Events

FirstLight Federal Credit Union gives back to both the El Paso and Doña Ana County communities. We have partnered and sponsored many non-profit organizations in our cities to make it a better community for us all. Please enjoy some articles and pictures from these events and partnerships.


Upcoming Events

What is Mike & Trisha's Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive?

It's an amazing opportunity for our members and staff to support an event that has become an El Paso tradition in conjunction with Mike & Tricia Morning hosts (93.1 FM).

Mike and Tricia's Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

FirstLight is partnering with Socorro ISD as they teachers and admin staff settle back into the 2019/2020 school year.

Socorro ISD's Digitally Nurturing Academics Conference

There are many important financial milestones for consumers. To help prepare for a positive financial future-without sacrificing fun-we take a realistic approach to managing finances. We'll cover SMART goals, getting financially organized, building a budget, controlling expenses, wiping out debt, and much more!

Webinar: Planning for Money Milestones

FirstLight will be joining local businesses in support of Children's Miracle Network & El Paso Children's Foundation

Day of Giving Block Party

Investing is one of the smartest things consumers can do to secure a brighter financial future. Every investor has different goals, risk tolerance, and cash flow, which will impact savings and investment choices. Participants will learn about savings strategies and tactics, investment tools, and how to develop an investment portfolio that works with their lifestyle and budget.

Webinar: On the Road to Riches: The Basics of Saving and Investing
August 10, 2019 - Back 2 School

As part of the Mike & Trisha's Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive they have also been requesting donations from their listener's. FirstLight will have a presence at the check presentation and at the Back 2 School Expo, along with a booth. 

Back 2 School

Investing is one of the smartest things consumers can do to secure a brighter financial future. Every investor has different goals, risk tolerance, and cash flow, which will impact savings and investment choices. Participants will learn about savings strategies and tactics, investment tools, and how to develop an investment portfolio that works with their lifestyle and budget.

Webinar: On the Road to Riches: The Basics of Saving and Investing
August 20, 2019 - Ysleta Convocation

Each year, Ysleta ISD kicks off the new school year with a Convocation attended by all employees, including administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and ancillary (transportation, maintenance, warehouse, etc). 

Ysleta Convocation

Past Events

There are many important financial milestones for consumers. To help prepare for a positive financial future-without sacrificing fun-we take a realistic approach to managing finances. We'll cover SMART goals, getting financially organized, building a budget, controlling expenses, wiping out debt, and much more!

 

Webinar: Planning for Money Milestones

The Sandwich Generation is positioned in the middle. They care for aging parents while supporting their own children. In this webinar, participants will learn how to manage their parents' medical, legal and financial needs, while ensuring they stay financially prepared for their kids' future.

Webinar: The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation is positioned in the middle. They care for aging parents while supporting their own children. In this workshop, participants will learn how to manage their parents' medical, legal and financial needs, while ensuring they stay financially prepared for their kids' future.

Webinar: The Sandwich Generation

FirstLight will be talking to parent and students about Financial Literacy.

2nd Annual Spring Parent Conference

Many financial planners say it’s wise to invest your savings in the stock market rather than leave your money in a low-interest account. Before you jump into the stock market, it's important to know that investing in stocks comes with risks. This workshop provides the basics needed to get a clear understanding of the stock market, the risks involved, ways to reduce risks, how to buy stocks, and how to maintain your account.

Webinar: Stock Market Basics

For 2019, FirstLight will change our member annual meeting for members of all ages to enjoy!  We want to expand our commitment and appreciation for our members, and instead of a breakfast, we have a picnic style event.

2019 Member Annual Meeting

Many financial planners say it’s wise to invest your savings in the stock market rather than leave your money in a low-interest account. Before you jump into the stock market, it's important to know that investing in stocks comes with risks. This workshop provides the basics needed to get a clear understanding of the stock market, the risks involved, ways to reduce risks, how to buy stocks, and how to maintain your account.

Webinar: Stock Market Basics

It’s YOUTH MONTH! And this month we are celebrating with a Storytime at our branches at 10 am -11 am! Bring your kids for a fun story and activity!  

The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money

Mama and Papa are worried that Brother and Sister seem to think money grows on trees. To make money of their own, the cubs decide to start their very own businesses, from a lemonade stand to a pet-walking service. 

Youth Month is Storytime & Activity

It’s YOUTH MONTH! And this month we are celebrating with a Storytime at our branches at 10 am -11 am! Bring your kids for a fun story and activity!  

Curious George Saves His Pennies

When George decides to save up for that special red train in the toy store, he doesn’t realize how long it will take—or how hard he’ll have to work for his money. But when the time finally arrives to take his very full piggy bank to the toy store—surprise!—George loses it. 

 

Youth Month is Storytime & Activity

It’s YOUTH MONTH! And this month we are celebrating with a Storytime at our branches at 10 am -11 am! Bring your kids for a fun story and activity!

The Berenstain Bears' Dollar$ and $en$e

Papa thinks it’s time to teach Brother and Sister how to budget their money, but will the cubs come to understand the value of a dollar, or will their pockets continue to be empty?  

Youth Month is Storytime & Activity

To celebrate the launch of our new kids area you are invited to a fun storytime and facepainting. The story that will be read is by Mercer Meyer, titled "Just saving my Money"

When Little Critter® wants a new skateboard, Dad tells him that he needs to save his own money to buy it! From feeding the dog to selling lemonade, Little Critter learns the value of a dollar.

 

Kids Area  Launch & Youth Month

In demonstrating one aspect of our three-pronged Vision, TO SERVE AS A COMMUNITY LEADER, FirstLight Federal Credit Union is once again a Diamond Sponsor of the Annual Public Service Campaign known as Money Smart Week.

 

Money Smart Week March 30 to April 6
March 16, 2019 - 4th Annual Buddy Day

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day please join us for our 4th Annual Buddy Day.  It is a free event that is open to everyone.  Buddy Day bring awareness to inclusion, employment opportunities and one to one friendships that people with intellectual disabilities deserve. Come to Buddy Day and celebrate the differences in each of us!

 

4th Annual Buddy Day
March 15, 2019 - 2 hour CE Credit Seminar

Hosted by FirstLight Federal Credit Union and Advantage Credit, Inc. is pround to sponsor a Continuing Education for El Paso Realtors with Advantage Credit.  Realtor's will learn and earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CE).

2 hour CE Credit Seminar

A job loss, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin. Participants will learn how to get their finances back on track, including budgeting, repaying debt, rebuilding credit, establishing emergency savings, and replenishing retirement savings.

Webinar: Rebuilding after a Financial Crisis

A job loss, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin. Participants will learn how to get their finances back on track, including budgeting, repaying debt, rebuilding credit, establishing emergency savings, and replenishing retirement savings.

Webinar: Rebuilding after a Financial Crisis

Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for service members and their families to assess their own saving status. Typically hundreds of organizations participate in the Week, reaching millions of people.

Military Saves Week February 25 to March 2
February 21, 2019 - Webinar: Your Credit Score

One of the most important numbers consumers have is their credit score: it affects the ability to purchase a home, buy a car, get a credit card, and other financial decisions—but it can also hinder them. This workshop reviews types of credit scoring models currently used including FICO, Vantage, non traditional, and bankruptcy risk. Participants will understand why these mathematical assessments were developed and how they can use them to their advantage.

Webinar: Your Credit Score
February 5, 2019 - Webinar: Your Credit Score

One of the most important numbers consumers have is their credit score: it affects the ability to purchase a home, buy a car, get a credit card, and other financial decisions—but it can also hinder them. This workshop reviews types of credit scoring models currently used including FICO, Vantage, non traditional, and bankruptcy risk. Participants will understand why these mathematical assessments were developed and how they can use them to their advantage

Webinar: Your Credit Score
January 17, 2019 - Webinar: Saving With Purpose

Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose the right goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them.

Webinar: Saving With Purpose

Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose the right goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them.

Webinar: Saving With Purpose
December 13, 2018 - Webinar: Becoming a Homeowner

Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signed—preparation is one of the keys to a smooth home buying process. This session covers all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process.

Webinar: Becoming a Homeowner

FirstLight Federal Credit is a main sponsor at the Battle of I-10 Men's Basketball UTEP vs. NM State.  Please check FirstLight Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win tickets.

BATTLE OF I-10 MEN’S BASKETBALL UTEP VS. NM STATE

FirstLight Federal Credit is a main sponsor at the Battle of I-10 Women's Basketball UTEP vs. NM State.  Please check FirstLight Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win tickets.

BATTLE OF I-10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL UTEP VS. NM STATE
November 10, 2018 - ZooSpecto Patronum Event

The El Paso Zoological Society proudly hosts, "ZooSpecto Patronum!"

ZooSpecto Patronum Event

It may be called "the most wonderful time of the year" but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending.  Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future.

Webinar: Breezing through the Holidays.
EL PASO, Texas - The Sun Bowl Association and FirstLight Federal Credit Union have teamed up with the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, Roadrunner of New Mexico and Town Square Media to feed the hungry in the Borderland. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at various locations throughout El Paso and Las Cruces from Sept. 10 through Nov. 5, 2018.  
 
FirstLight Sun Bowl Food Drive
October 27, 2018 - Spook Town

Spook Town at the Promenade Pumpkin Patch.

 

Spook Town
October 27, 2018 - Spooktacular

Children's Carnival to be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the El Paso County Coliseum.  For over 25 years, Spooktacular has provided an enjoyable and safe carnival for children of all ages.

Spooktacular

This year will mark the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day and credit unions all over the world will be celebrating the history and the success of the "People-not-Profit" philosophy. This year's theme, "Find your Platinum Lining," emphasizes the credit union movement's loyalty to its members and its mission to provide them financial support and guidance.

International Credit Union Day

FirstLight Mortgage Loan Officers provide breakfast and mortgage literacy to newly licensed realtors.  

FirstLight Mortgage Breakfast at Greater El Paso Association of Realtors.

Today's youth generation is tech-savvy and connected online.  However, parents still play an important role in helping them avoid online hazards such as identity theft, privacy and cyberbullying.  This workshop covers important issues including online privacy tips, managing computer settings, smartphone apps, and positive online behavior.

Webinar: Safeguarding Kids' Identity and Online Privacy
October 6, 2018 - Day of Awesomeness!

FirstLight Federal Credit Union is a sponsor of the Yucca Council (BSA).  This event is for new and existing Scouts.  

Day of Awesomeness!
October 4, 2018 - Realtor Rally Disco Fever

Realtor Rally Disco Fever by Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS.  FirstLight Mortgage Loan Officers will be available to answer any questions on Mortgages and Refinances.  

 

Realtor Rally Disco Fever

11th Annual Crimes Against the Elderly Conference. Hosted by Adult Protective Services and the APS Silver Star Board. Spend a day learning on topics concerning the Elderly. The cost to attend is FREE with a donation of a toiletry item for our Silver Room.

11th Crimes Against The Elderly Conference

The City of Las Cruces will be holding their 2nd Annual Financial Wellness fair for their employees on September 27, 2018 from 9am to 3pm.  We would like to invite you to come and speak with our employees about ways to best maintain financial health.  

City of Las Cruces Annual Financial Wellness Fair
September 4, 2018 - Webinar: Financial First Aid

A financial crisis can throw even the best money management plan into chaosThis session focuses on ways to gain control of a crisis.  Participants will learn about financial assessments, expense prioritization, and effective negotiation with creditors.

Webinar: Financial First Aid

Join us in supporting our FirstLight Community Foundation. A portion of the net ticket proceeds sold through the FirstLight Community Foundation FUNraiser benefits the FirstLight Community Foundation.

3rd Chihuahuas Foundation Fundraiser August 21st
August 18, 2018 - 4th Annual Community Fair

FirstLight invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Community Fair!

4th Annual Community Fair
August 9, 2018 - Experience El Paso

FirstLight will be welcoming  Class 69 of the Sergeants Major Academy. Showcase YOUR business to over 710 students and their families

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sergeants Major Academy - 11291 Sergeant E. Churchill St. Fort Bliss, 79918

Experience El Paso

Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all the decisions to make: new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention what color to pick). Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car shopping experience possible, while also making wise financing decisions.

Webinar: Drive Away Happy: Car-Buying Decisions

FirstLight Community Foundation is partnering with Texas Tech Parent Association, El Paso chapter, to teach college bound students good financial stewardship.

Texas Tech Parent Association and FirstLight Financial Literacy Class

Artists from all across the El Paso region have a unique opportunity to make a name for themselves while being given a chance to win some nice prizes.  FirstLight Federal Credit Union and the Sun Bowl Association have announced the "FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade Poster Contest".

The judging will be done by various employees and board members from the Sun Bowl Association and FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Judging will be based on creativity, clarity and relativity to the parade theme, which is "Amazing Feats".

FirstLight Federal Credit Union Opens Up Contest with Plenty to Win

Freedom Crossing - Let Freedom Sing Concert featuring Canaan Smith and Steve Moakler July 14th at 6:30pm - 11:00pm

 

Let Freedom Sing Concert featuring Canaan Smith and Steve Moakler!

Join us in supporting our FirstLight Community Foundation.  A portion of the net ticket proceeds sold through the FirstLight Community Foundation FUNraiser benefits the FirstLight Community Foundation.

2nd Chihuahuas Foundation Fundraiser July 12

A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.

Webinar: Using Credit Cards Wisely

Join us in supporting our FirstLight Community Foundation.  A portion of the net ticket proceeds sold through the FirstLight Community Foundation FUNraiser benefits the FirstLight Community Foundation.

Chihuahuas Foundation Fundraiser June 19th

FirstLight is Sponsoring the 20th Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Kids' Sake.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake

FirstLight Community Foundation will be recognizing the scholarship recipients at Great American Land & Cattle Co. 

FirstLight Community Foundation Scholarship Banquet

El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions Sponsorship of Lea & Beulah Moore Children’s Home Annual Walk/RUN for Families in Crisis 8am @ Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions Sponsorship of Lea & Beulah Moore Children’s Home Annual Walk/RUN for Families in Crisis

Freedom Crossing - Let Freedom Sing feat. Clare Dunn, Ashley McBride, and Valerie Ponzio 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Let Freedom Sing Concert

From managing daily expenses to investing for retirement, this webinar helps participants set personal finance goals, learn the basics of smart money management, and build a solid financial foundation for the future.

Webinar: Basics of Personal Finance

FirstLight Federal Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the 38th Annual Bradley Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6pm-9pm at the Centennial Club, Fort Bliss, Texas.

FirstLight Federal Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the 38th Annual Bradley Awards Banquet

Lunch and Learn about VA Home Loans: Get Pre-Qualified 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Freedom Crossing

Lunch and Learn about VA Home Loans: Get Pre-Qualified

El Paso Middle School and High School students are given fictitious money at the beginning of the school semester and are asked to invest in a mock version of the Stock Market using factual data from the Stock Market as it fluctuates with our real-time economy.

Stock Market Awards Banquet

The El Paso New Car Dealers Association (EPNCDA) Golf Tournament

The El Paso New Car Dealers Association (EPNCDA) Golf Tournament

You will have the opportunity to meet our staff, find out about our 2017 accomplishments and successes, and learn about our plans for 2018.

Annual Member Meeting

May is Military Appreciation Month. 

Military Appreciation Month

FirstLight Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce a joint sponsorship program of free events with Freedom Crossing, Fort Bliss! 

FirstLight and Freedom Crossing Events
April 19, 2018 - Reality Fair

Reality Fair for High School students that is planned for Thursday, April 19th 5pm – 8pm at Pebble Hills High School.

Reality Fair

Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: NMSU Corbett Center - 1st Floor

The Annual Financial Wellness Fair

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation
April 5, 2018 - Parade Awards Dinner

Parade Awards Dinner
Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport

Parade Awards Dinner

Below are the closing times for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 for all branches and the Member Service Center. This will allow our employees to arrive on time for our Annual Employee Meeting. 

2018 Employee Annual Meeting
March 3, 2018 - Shredding Day!

We are happy to provide Shredding Day to our membership, one location in El Paso and one in Las Cruces. Click to read additional information about this event.

Shredding Day!
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