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

Sign Up For VBS 2014!
Sign Up For VBS 2014

Job openning - Family Ministries Coordinator

Bulletin Highlights
Vacation Bible School News: It's time to sign your child/children up for VBS, July 28 - August 1, from 9 AM - Noon. We have registration forms after church on Sunday as you go out, and you may either pick one (or more) up in the church office during regular hours, or you may fill it out online. Please invite your neighbors, friends and family, as we learn about Jesus!

Blessing Basket Needs: We are collecting items for our annual Thanksgiving baskets for people in need in our community. We are collecting can goods of vegetables & fruit and any boxed items. 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!

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. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to help others! Sign up today!

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!

Overeater's Anonymous: We are pleased to announced that Overeaters Anonymous will be meeting 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
Jul. 22 Psalm 31-32, Acts 23:16-35
Jul. 23 Psalm 33-34, Acts 24
Jul. 24 Psalm 35-36, Acts 25
Jul. 25 Psalm 37-39, Acts 26
Jul. 26 Psalm 40-42, Acts 27:1-26
Jul. 27 Psalm 43-45, Acts 27:27-44
Jul. 28 Psalm 46-48, Acts 28
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