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 enthusiam and excitement that comes from "Knowing Christ and Making Christ Known."

Are you seeking a family church? A place to explore your spirituality? 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 to our site, 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.

Doug Townley, Senior Pastor

Job openning - Family Ministries Coordinator

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Bulletin Highlights
Kairos Prison Ministry: The Kairos Prison ministry team will accepting donations to go toward the purchase of cookies for the Kairos Prison ministries, the last weekend of this month. They also need prayer warrior's to pray for the inmates during this weekend, so God's word will reach each heart there!

Prime Timer's Luncheon: Make plans to attend the Prime Timer's Covered Dish Luncheon this Thursday, April 17, 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. The program will feature Janie & Larry Powell of "Angel's Care Center" of Eloise - God's people caring for God's people! Bring a couple of your favorite covered dishes, bring your friends, and come enjoy good food, fellowship and hear about this inspiring program. We hope to see you there!

Midweek Manna: This week's "Midweek Manna" menu consists of "Amish Haystack & Dessert!" Do you want to know what an Amish Haystack is? Come experience this delicious, unique meal and find out! The Men's Group will be sponsoring this wonderful meal, so come and bring your friends, and support them! You don't want to miss it!

Good Friday Service: We will be having a Good Friday service on April 18, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Join us as we meditate on what our Savior did for us to secure our eternity!

Easter Morning Worship Schedule: 7:30 - Sunrise Service
8:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - Sunday School
10:30 - Worship Service
Please join us for one, or both, of our Easter services, as we celebrate the glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Make plans to include breakfast, as our kitchen team will provide breakfast casseroles and drinks. All other church attendees, please bring fruit, muffins, bread, go with the casseroles. We hope to see you there!

Blessing Basket Needs: We are beginning to collect items for our annual Thanksgiving baskets for people in need, in our community. We are collecting can goods of vegetables & fruit. Please bring and put them in the baskets in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall. Please check the dates and make sure they will not be expired by the end of November 2014. Thank you!

Vacation Bible School 2014: Coming soon is our VBS "Gangway to Galilee," July 28 - August 1. Our theme involves lessons from Jesus by the Sea, and we plan to make the most of our unique location by the lake! We need your help and financial support. Please make your calendar and plan to be here! Also, pray and check your budget! Our goal is to serve 100 or more children, and we need approximately $10 per child. Please consider "adopting" a child or two! On Sunday, mark your donations to "VBS" on the memo line of your check. More news to come later about other ways to help!

Men's Breakfast: All men are invited to the weekly men's breakfast every Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM, at the clubhouse at Schalamar Creek in Lakeland. Please call the church office at 967-1262 if you have any questions. All men are invited to attend, and bring another man with you! We hope you will be able to join us!

Circle of Love Information: Come join the "Circle of Love" every Monday evening at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please tell your family and friends, or anyone you know who could use a free hot meal. If you would like to be a helper, please email Roxanne McVay at:

Are You Connected?: Connect Groups are small groups that meet in people's homes weekly. The purpose is connect with others as we encourage each other to love our neighbors as ourselves. We easily get distracted from the call God has for our lives and meeting in small groups is one way of redirecting our lives - hearts and minds - to loving as Jesus loved. The information on the study groups and the meeting times are on this website on the sidebar on the left side, names "Connect Groups." Or you may call Ken Steckert, the Connect Groups leader, at 863-967-3430, or call the church office at 863-967-1262. Come join us!


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The Bible in a Year
Apr. 21 II Samuel 12-13, Luke 16
Apr. 22 II Samuel 14-15, Luke 17:1-19
Apr. 23 II Samuel 16-18, Luke 17:20-37
Apr. 24 II Samuel 19-20, Luke 18:1-23
Apr. 25 II Samuel 21-22, Luke 18:24-43
Apr. 26 II Samuel 23-24, Luke 19:1-27
Apr. 27 I Kings 1-2, Luke 19:28-48
316 LAKE ARIANA BOULEVARD, AUBURNDALE, FL 33823 (863) 967-1262
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