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
Christmas Dinner Theater: Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 9, at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We will be celebrating the Christmas season with dinner and a Cantata! The dinner menu is roast beef, green beans, potatoes, salad and dessert, and will be prepared by Gaye Howell and her crew. The cost is $5 per person, with the money going to help the Youth ski trip. After dinner, the choir will be presenting the Cantata “It’s Christmastime” with a lot of singing by both them and YOU. Please bring your family and friends, and don’t miss out on this wonderful time! Please register on your Connect Card on Sunday or by calling the church office.

Prime Timer's December Outing: Our December event for the Prime Timers will be a trip to see the Living/Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church in Orlando.  The date is Sunday, December 17.  Show time is 5:00 PM.  The vans will leave the Church at 3:15 to allow for traffic, parking and finding our seats.  We plan to attend the performance only so dine accordingly.  The tickets will be $15.00.  Please make your paid reservation to the church office by Monday, Dec. 4 to enable us to get available tickets. This is an annual event presented by the members of the church and is awesome.

Living Nativity: Our Mission Team will have a “Living Nativity” scene out front on the hill on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. If you would be willing to dress up as a Bible character and stand on the hill for 20 minutes at a time, please sign up in the lobby area as you are leaving this morning. We want to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior and let the people of our community experience the joy of that wondrous night long ago when Jesus was born! All ages welcome! Sign up TODAY!

Circle of Love Toy Drive: The Circle of Love team is collecting toys for their Monday night children for Christmas: toys: infant - age 12, and $20 Walmart gift cards for teens, age 13 - 18. The deadline to have the toys and cards turned in by Sunday, Dec. 17, and they will have their Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 18. You may bring them to church with you or drop them off in the church office. Thank you in advance for helping make Christmas special for these children!

Angel Tree: The Angel Tree is set up in the lobby. This year’s list will include socks, underwear, shorts & pants for children of Caldwell Elementary School, as a part of our Church-School Partnerships. The deadline to have your gift in is Sunday, Dec. 17.

Baby Shower: We are having a baby shower for Allison & Bryant Manning, Pastor Jim and Nancy’s daughter and son-in-law, on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Allison is registered at “Buy Buy Baby”, Target and Amazon. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!! IT’S A GIRL!!!

New Pictorial Directory is coming in 2018: Photography Dates:
Tuesday, Jan. 9 and Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1—8 pm. You can sign up today for these dates for your church directory photographs!
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Ways to Give Back to FUMC Through Your Online Shopping: WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO FUMC THROUGH YOUR ONLINE SHOPPING
UMC Market - Go to www.umcmarket.org 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 www.smile.amazon.com 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS, SEE THE WEEKLY “FIRST FLASH” !

Griefshare Classes: GRIEFSHARE classes started on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 PM in the Seekers room. Anyone can come anytime. If you, or anyone you know, has lost someone close to you, come to Griefshare and receive comfort and healing! Don’t grieve alone! We are here for you, and with you! For more information, call Bruce Hargis at 678-576-5959 or Bob Levesque at 603-867-9271 or email him at: rlevec@msn.com. Sponsored by our Stephen Ministers.

Circle of Love Information: Our Circle of Love team will only have the Monday night meals once a month, the first Monday night of each month. They will continue to give out clothes, have hair cuts, and give out some groceries on this night. If you have any questions, please email Roxanne McVay at: rnmcvay@aol.com, or contact the church office.

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!!

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!

 

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I urge, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

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The Bible in a Year
Nov. 20 Ezekiel 14-15, James 2
Nov. 21 Ezekiel 16-17, James 3
Nov. 22 Ezekiel 18-19, James 4
Nov. 23 Ezekiel 20-21, James 5
Nov. 24 Ezekiel 22-23, 1 Peter 1
Nov. 25 Ezekiel 24-26, 1 Peter 2
Nov. 26 Ezekiel 27-29, 1 Peter 3
 
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