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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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.

VBS 2016
God's children (in grades 1-6) will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs.
Please call Heather Watkins at the church office, or email her, for more information. VBS will be June 27 - July 1, during the day!
Click here to register online!

Bulletin Highlights
VBS News: VBS is this week - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. If you have not registered your children yet, please stop by the table in the lobby area and pick up a registration form on Sunday, fill it out, give it to Heather or to an usher. You may also bring it with you Monday morning. VBS workers, please be here by 8:30 and wear “Barn Yard” apparel. Also, a big thanks to all who helped with the back drops and decorations, and to those who volunteered to bring snacks. If you have not brought your snack in yet, please bring it in the morning. If you have any questions, please see Heather Watkins.

Prayer Group: Attention Monday Morning Prayer Warriors
Due to Vacation Bible School this week, we will not have our regular Prayer Group in the morning, June 27, or the following Monday, July 4. It will resume on Monday, July 11. If you would like an updated prayer list, please call Fayma in the church office and she will be glad to get one to you. Thank you!

Celebrate Independence Day!: Join us on Independence Sunday, July 3, as we sing patriotic hymns and celebrate Holy Communion. Pastor Jim will share a message on “Jesus, Arthur, and George” on the text of John 6:1-15. Then 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)! Hotdogs and snacks will be available beginning at 7:00 PM, furnished by the United Methodist Men and the Missions Team. The fireworks begin about 9:00 p.m., sponsored by the City of Auburndale. Happy Birthday, USA!

Circle of Love News: The Circle of Love will be collecting Backpacks and School Supplies for the children who attend their Monday evening meals. This is a tremendous help for the families who do not have the funds to buy these supplies. It includes pencils, erasers, scissors for children, lined paper, notebooks, binders with pockets, and all other supplies. You may bring them to church on Sunday, or drop off in the church office during the week. They will be giving them out on Monday, August 8, so the deadline to have them turned in is Friday, Aug. 5.
Also, the Circle of Love will NOT be serving their weekly Monday night meal during the month of July. They will resume on Monday, Aug. 1. A special “Thank You” to everyone who help cook, serve, and clean up afterwards! It is very much appreciated!

Parents Morning Out Meeting: Wednesday, June 29,
1:00 PM in the Conference Room

The Stephen Ministry : The Stephen Ministry is a system for training laypeople to do caring ministry. Those training for Stephen Ministry will learn skills and develop their talents for bringing Christ's healing love to people who are grieving, depressed, or experiencing other stresses in life. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister, please talk to Pastor Jim, Pat Levesque or call the church office. We are now meeting the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 9:30 AM in the Church Conference room. Come join us and make a difference in people's lives!

Donations for : 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!

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:

Overeater's Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous meets here every Saturday at 9:00 AM. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using a 12-step program. For further information, please call the church office at 967-1262. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

Blessing Baskets: Our Mission Team is collecting items for our annual Blessing Baskets in November. We are taking canned goods, boxed items, toiletries, toothbrushes & toothpaste, etc... Please think about our baskets when you are in the grocery store and help donate! You may bring the items to church with you on Sunday, or drop them by the church office during regular working hours. Thank you for your help in helping people in our community!!


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The Bible in a Year
Jul. 29 Psalm 49-50, Romans 1
Jul. 30 Psalm 51-53, Romans 2
Jul. 31 Psalm 54-56, Romans 3
Aug. 29 Psalm 126-128, 1 Corinthians 10:19-33
Aug. 30 Psalm 129-131, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
Aug. 31 Psalm 132-134, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Sep. 29 Isaiah 7-8, Ephesians
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