First United Methodist Church of
Auburndale, Florida
9:00 AM Coffee & Donut | 9:30 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Worship Service
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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
Next Sunday - Human Trafficking Awareness Sunday: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
and January 11 was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Sunday, January 21, 2018—10:30 a.m. Worship Service
Guest Speaker: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
Learn about what is happening and how you can make a difference!

Prime Timer's Luncheon: The Prime Timer’s year will begin with a covered dish luncheon to be held on Jan. 18 in the fellowship Hall. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 A.M. following by an old fashion hymn singalong featuring guest pianist, Lavonia Methany.  We are sure you won't want to miss this opportunity to listen and sing some of our favorite hymns. Please join us. Be sure to bring your favorite dish to share.

Bloodmobile Coming: The Winter Haven Hospital Bloodmobile will be with us on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM.
Includes: Wellness Checkup, Blood Pressure, Iron Count, and Cholesterol results. Free gift with blood donation! Make plans to donate a pint of blood!

Spiritual Growth Opportunities: Bible Study on John - Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m., at church. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 9, Rev. Bruce Williams is leading a Bible Study on the Gospel of John. Sponsored by “Munching on the Word” Connect Group and all persons are invited to attend.
Men’s Bible Group - meets on Thursdays, 7:00 a.m., at Hometown Café, for breakfast (order from menu) and Bible Discussion on Gospel of John. LAST CALL for Disciple Bible Study Fast Track - Thursday Mornings, 10:00 am-11:15 am. First Session was Jan. 11. Goes through whole Bible. OT ends before Easter. NT in 2019. It is not too late - all are welcome! Contact Pastor Jim to get your study book before the session.

The Singles Mingle: COMING SOON - THE SINGLES MINGLE, a potluck supper on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall—for singles of all ages. Contact Ida Wright (863.662.4731) for more information.

Pictorial Directory Information: If for some reason, you were not able to get photographed when the Lifetouch Photographers were here, you can still be pictured in our new Directory: 1. You can get permission to go to another church where Lifetouch Photographers are taking pictures and get your picture taken there. 2. You can submit a picture to be included. Please note that any professional picture must have a release from the photographer. A release form is available in the church office. Please bring a clear picture of the people to the church office or submit a digital version to the church office. Photos may not be returned, so please submit a copy of the photograph. We are moving on to the next steps in our church directory production with the roster. Please make sure that we have your correct address, phone numbers, and email addresses by giving us the information on your Connect Card on Sundays. Thank you for your help!

UMC Market - Go to to register. Shop online at your favorite retailer and a percentage of your purchase from participating retailers is contributed to our Church at no cost to you.
Amazon Smile - Go to to register and designate “First United Methodist Church of Auburndale” as your charitable organization. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Church.


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!

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.

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!!


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Verse Of The Day
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,…”

1 Chronicles 16:11-12

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The Bible in a Year
Jan. 20 Genesis 49-50, Matthew 13:31-58
Jan. 21 Exodus 1-3, Matthew 14:1-21
Jan. 22 Exodus 4-6, Matthew 14:22-36
Jan. 23 Exodus 7-8, Matthew 15:1-20
Jan. 24 Exodus 9-11, Matthew 15:21-39
Jan. 25 Exodus 12-13, Matthew 16
Jan. 26 Exodus 14-15, Matthew 17
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