First United Methodist Church of
Auburndale, Florida
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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.


Bulletin Highlights
Prime Timer's February Outing: The Prime Timer's outing for February will be a tour of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando on Friday, Feb. 22. The tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. Following the tour, there will be time for exploring the grounds or shopping the gift shop. After mass at noon, we will go to lunch at Carabas. The church vans will leave at 8:30 to allow for traffic. There is no admission price, but a donation may be in order and lunch is on your own. Space is limited, so please call the church office for reservations as soon as possible. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 19. Sign up today!

Singles Mingle Events: Our singles group, the “Singles Mingle”, is having a serious pursuit of trivia NEXT SUNDAY, Feb. 24, at 5:00 p.m.. This event is open to all adult singles, so invite your friends, family and neighbors!! Bring salad or dessert! Come and enjoy a fun night with us!!
Cuba Cruise—June 10-14, that's a Monday to Friday. We are cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines. The prices for the cruise are $685.17 per person for the base inside cabin rate and $100 more for the base outside cabin, including all taxes and fees. If you are considering or are ready to book, let us know.

Baseball Spring Training: We Need Your Help! - We are looking for Volunteers to work with the Mission Team at spring training baseball games in concessions for the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. We will be working 16 games from about 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. long. There will be a sign up sheet in the courtyard on Sunday, along with the baseball game schedule, so PLEASE sign up! We are hoping to split games / shifts, if we get enough help. Renee Evans, or anyone on the Mission Team, will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Church Picnic on Sunday, March 3, 2019: We will be having our annual picnic on Sunday, March 3, immediately after service in the Fellowship Hall and on Church Campus grounds!! Corn Hole, Volleyball, Four-Square, Board Games, Chicken Foot, Hand & Foot, Mexican Train, Uno, Clue, Sorry and any game you have at home that you want to bring!! Hot dogs, Hamburgers, rolls, drinks, condiments provided!!! Bring your favorite dish with you to Church in the morning and drop it off to the Fellowship Hall before going into service. They will be kept hot or cold until picnic time.
We will also recognize and appreciate our Winter Residents that day, so snowbirds, please make sure to be here!! We want you to know we love you and love having you with us!!

kidsPACK!!: **kidsPACK—Our Missions Team will be packing for “kidsPACK” on Monday, February 25, at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, and need many helping hands. So if you are willing, please come and help us out. We appreciate you!

No Hungry Hounds: Along with the Blessing Baskets, we are going to start helping Auburndale High School students with food. They are starting a food pantry and we are going to particularly help the football team with food. The coach would like them to have PB & J sandwiches and snacks to eat between school and practice/games. The last Sunday of each month, we would like to designate as “No Hungry Hounds” Sunday. This month we are collecting JELLY of all kinds. Please bring your jelly NEXT SUNDAY, Feb. 24, and put on the table in the lobby area. Your help and donations would be greatly appreciated!

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team is starting collections again for the Blessing Baskets. The baskets are given to families at Thanksgiving in food and household items. For February, we are collecting canned fruit and vegetables. Please check the expiration date NOT to expire in 2019. Please bring the items on Sunday and put in the basket in the Sanctuary lobby area, or drop them off in the church office during the week. Your donations help these families in need!

Women's Retreat: The Women's Retreat will be on March 8-10, 2019 at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park. Join other women from our church at this Conference Event. Contact Donna Bauernschub or Kathy Houser!

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Our Alzheimer's Support Group will be meeting the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The March meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 5. If you are a caregiver, or if you have a family member / friend suffering with this condition, or just need information on this terrible disease, join us for support and education! Everyone is welcome!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: We will be having a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 5, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited, so please invite your family, friends and neighbors! We will be looking for you!!

ASH WEDNESDAY Services: We will have three services for Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon and 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Please try to attend one, or more if you wish, of these special services!!

Yoga Class: A new Yoga class is scheduled at the church on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Watch your bulletin on Sunday for more information!

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!

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” !

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!!

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, please call the church office.

 

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The Bible in a Year
Feb. 18 Leviticus 23-24, Mark 1:1-22
Feb. 19 Leviticus 25,Mark 1:23-45
Feb. 20 Leviticus 26-27, Mark 2
Feb. 21 Numbers 1-2, Mark 3:1-19
Feb. 22 Numbers 3-4, Mark 3:20-35
Feb. 23 Numbers 5-6, Mark 4:1-20
Feb. 24 Numbers 7-8,Mark 4:21-41
 
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