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 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

Bulletin Highlights
Prime Timer's Luncheon: A local couple from Auburndale will be entertaining at the meeting this month. Homer and Erin Floyd have a nursing home ministry and have been entertaining the residents in the area for many years. You will hear their remarkable testimony as to how the Lord has worked in their lives throughout the years. It will be a covered dish luncheon on May 21, which is week later than usual. It begins at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Set time aside to fellowship and be inspired. You will be glad you did!

Blueberry Sale After Church Sunday: This Sunday, May 24, the Mission Team will be selling blueberry's after church for $5 per box. Come prepared to buy some juicy, delicious blueberry's in the courtyard after church. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! They will go fast!

Earthquake Relief: If you would like to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, please write a check to "UMCOR," with "Nepal" on the memo line and place it in the offering plate on Sunday. We will make sure that it gets mailed to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Thank you and God bless you for your help. If you want to know more information, go to:

Blood Drive Sign Up: The Winter Haven Hospital Bloodmobile will be with us this Sunday, May 24, from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Come prepared to give a pint of life saving blood. One pint of blood can make all the difference!!

Blessing Basket Needs: We are collecting "Canned Goods" and "Boxed Items" for our annual Blessing Baskets in November. If you would like to help, please pick up a few cans and boxed items and bring them to church with you and put them in the box in the Narthex, or you may drop them off at the church office during regular working hours. Please make sure the expiration dates are good until 2016. 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:

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 Doug or Pat Levesque. We are now meeting every Friday morning at 9:00 AM in the Church Conference room.

Men's Group News: All men are invited to our weekly Men's Group every Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM at Schalamar Creek Clubhouse in Lakeland. We have a guest speaker each week. Come join us!

Overeater's Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous meets here every Monday morning at 10:00 AM and 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!


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The Bible in a Year
May. 22 I Chronicles 16-18, John 7:28-53
May. 23 I Chronicles 19-21, John 8:1-27
May. 24 I Chronicles 22-24, John 8:28-59
May. 25 I Chronicles 25-27, John 9:1-23
May. 26 I Chronicles 28-29, John 9:24-41
May. 27 2 Chronicles 1-3, John 10:1-23
May. 28 2 Chronicles 4-6, John 10:24-42
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