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
Easter Family Outreach: Our Easter Family Outreach event is this Sat., March 21, from 10 AM - Noon. During this event, we will have families rotate to different stations to learn about Good Friday, Palm Sunday, and Jesus' Resurrection. We hope to reach many families in our community. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors and come enjoy this special time with us as we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!

Chocolate Bird Nests Distribution: If you ordered the chocolate bird nests from the Mission Team, please go to the Fellowship Hall after church this Sunday, March 22, and pick them up. We appreciate your support to the Mission Team, and hope you enjoy them!

UMW Rummage Sale: It's time for the annual UMW Rummage sale! It is Saturday, March 21, from 7 - 11:30 AM in the fellowship hall. That means it is time for you to clean your closets and bring what you want to give! Gently used items, clothes, home décor, linens & housewares will be accepted! You may bring your items to the church fellowship hall, Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, March 20, from 9AM - 2PM. Volunteers & helpers accepted anytime! Call the church office if you have any questions.

Bloodmobile Here Sunday: We will have the Winter Haven Bloodmobile here this Sunday, March 22, from 9AM - 12:30 PM. Please stop by BEFORE or AFTER church and give a pint of life saving blood. All donors must have a picture ID, and will receive a gift for giving!! You never know who's life you may save!!

Wednesday Night Bible Study: You are cordially invited to attend our Wednesday night Bible Study at 6 PM, following dinner, with Bruce Williams, and wonderful teacher! Come enjoy a great meal and Christian fellowship, and then feast on God's word! It doesn't get any better than that! We hope to see you there!

Excercise 101: Every Wednesday after Bible Study, you can strengthen your body by low impact exercise routine. We will meet in the youth room at 7PM. Please bring a towel with you, and come have some fun and fellowship! If you have any questions, please call the church office.

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 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
Mar. 26 Joshua 22-24, Luke 3
Mar. 27 Judges 1-3, Luke 4:1-30
Mar. 28 Judges 4-6, Luke 4:31-44
Mar. 29 Judges 7-8, Luke 5:1-16
Mar. 30 Judges 9-10, Luke 5:17-39
Mar. 31 Judges 11-12, Luke 6:1-26
Apr. 26 II Samuel 23-24, Luke 19:1-27
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