First United Methodist Church of
Auburndale, Florida
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A Message For You!
We are a community of people seeking to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and in service to the community and the world. We hope you will visit us and experience the warmth and concern of First United Methodist's people...and catch the enthusiasm and excitement that comes from "Knowing Christ and Making Christ Known."

Are you seeking a family church? A place to explore your relationship to God? A place to talk, share, and worship with people who will accept you for who you are? Come this Sunday.

Whether you are a regular attender or a visitor, we hope the information you find here is helpful and uplifting. We have many ministry opportunities here at First Church and welcome you to become a part of them.


Bulletin Highlights
Youth Car Wash Fundraiser: Our Youth will be organizing a Car Wash for July 1 at 8:00 AM in the church parking lot. For a basic hand wash, the price is $5, and a hand wash and vacuum is $10. All proceeds will go into the youth fund to help pay for youth events. Please come and get your car washed & support our Youth!!

July 4th Celebration: Join us on the hillside on Independence Day, July 4, to watch the fireworks across the lake. Bring a chair or blanket (and bug spray!) Hot Dogs and snacks will be available beginning at 7:00 PM, furnished by the United Methodist Men and the Misison Team. The fireworks begin about 9:00 PM, sponsored by the City of Auburndale. Make plans to attend!!

Christmas in July: Are you ready for Christmas? You could be if stop by on Wednesday, July 11, between 9:30 - 11:30 AM for the CRAFTY LADIES cozy sale that is sure to get you started with our ‘one of a kind’ selection of gifts or everyday needs. As a reminder, we have selected children’s missions year long, so our proceeds benefit them and we hope to see you in July with bells on!!

Vacation Bible School: We are gearing up for this year’s VBS: Mighty Fortress! Help us spread the word to elementary school-age kids. Our VBS will be July 24-28, from 9am to noon. We need lots of help to make this outreach a success; here are some ways you can help:
*bring in clean, empty 2-liter bottles
*help make decorations- contact Heather if interested
*pray for kids, parents, and teachers/helpers
*sign up to bring in food items (look for a list coming soon)
I can’t wait to see what God is going to do through our church this summer! Contact Heather Watkins for more information, or to volunteer to help.
Needed for VBS:
*clean, empty 2-liter bottles
*a throne-like chair (one that looks like a king’s chair in a castle)
We are looking forward to a great week!!

Wedding Shower: You are cordially invited to a Wedding Shower for Kristin Maynard and Logan Allen, our Youth Director, on Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. They are registered at Target and Body, Bath & Beyond. They do need a head count, so please call the church office to RSVP in advance. Men, you are also invited, so please make plans to attend!

Florida UM Children's Home Donations Needed: The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is in need of many donations! There is a list of the items needed on the table in the foyer area at the church, and in the church office. If you are able to help out, please stop by and pick up a list. Please bring the items to the church office. All donations will be greatly appreciated!!

The Auburndale Bridge : The Wednesday morning Men's Breakfast Group is collecting donations for the residents of "The Bridge" here in Auburndale. The items needed are: personal toiletries items such as toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, hand lotion, face cream, hand soap, shampoo & conditioner, hairspray. And for their children who come visit them on the weekends, we are collecting coloring books, crayons, construction paper, colored pencils, markers, and any toys for small children. There is a box in the foyer for these items. You may bring them to church with you or drop them by the church office during regular working hours. Monetary donations are very welcome! Please help these families by bringing donations! Thank you!

Stressed Out? Storms in Life?: You don’t have to go through difficult times alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with confidential, one-to-one, Christian care and support to help you get through a tough time. So don’t keep it all inside and struggle alone. Our Stephen Ministers are “there to care!” To find out more about Stephen Ministry, talk with one of our Stephen Ministers or our leaders, Pat Levesque: 603-361-1844 or Bob Levesque: 603-867-9271.

Men's Bible Group: The Men’s Bible Group meets every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at Café 92. All men are welcome for this time of sharing of Food and Word. You order and pay for your own breakfast from the menu. We discuss the Scripture readings of the day from the daily schedule. We pray, and you are on your way by 8:00 a.m. Men, come and join us!

Circle of Love Information: Our Circle of Love team will be taking the months of June and July off, so there will not be any Monday night meals during this time. They will start again August 7, and will only have the Monday night meals once a month, the first Monday night of each month. They will be giving out backpacks and school supplies on Aug. 7, to the students who attend. If you have any questions, please email Roxanne McVay at: rnmcvay@aol.com, or contact the church office.

 

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The Bible in a Year
Jul. 24 Psalm 35-36, Acts 25
Jul. 25 Psalm 37-39, Acts 26
Jul. 26 Psalm 40-42, Acts 27:1-26
Jul. 27 Psalm 43-45, Acts 27:27-44
Jul. 28 Psalm 46-48, Acts 28
Jul. 29 Psalm 49-50, Romans 1
Jul. 30 Psalm 51-53, Romans 2
 
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