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
Holy Week Worship Schedule: Maundy Thursday Service - April 18, 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday Service - April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Led by Youth Group, Everyone is Invited!
Easter Morning Sunrise Service - April 21, 6:30 a.m. - outside
Music led by Bryant Manning, followed by Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.
Bring flowers for the Living Flower Cross. Bring worries from your “God Box” or write your worries on paper - for burning in a bonfire.
Easter Egg Hunt (during Children’s Sunday School Time) - 10:00 a.m.
Easter Worship Celebration - April 21, 10:30 a.m.

Child and Youth Protection Training: We will be having a Child and Youth Protection Training on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. If you work with the children or youth now, or would like to be involved as a volunteer, please make every effort to attend. Annual Training is required every year and a background check every 3 years. Register now on your connect card or by calling the church office.

Crafty Ladies Sale: Our Wednesday morning “Crafty Ladies” is having a sale immediately after worship on Sunday, April 28. Please come to the Seekers Room after church and check out all the great crafts they will have on sale! They also make great gifts, so please keep that in mind!!

On Mission Together WEEKEND: Please sign up after church in the foyer for the Mission Together Potluck Supper on Friday, May 3, at 6:00 pm. in the Fellowship Hall. We need people to sign up for which food you would like to bring to the supper. Then Saturday morning, May 4, we will do Community Missions Projects. That evening, there will be Dessert gatherings in one or two homes. Will you please volunteer your home? If so, please call the church office! Then Sunday morning, May 5, at 10:30, a worship celebration with focus ON MISSION TOGETHER. Don’t miss this weekend—On Mission Together!

Mother's Day: You are invited to submit one digital photograph of your mother, your children’s mother, or yourself as a mother to be used in worship for a slide show . Contact the church office if you need help with a scan to digital file. Send your images to:sectfumc@tampabay.rr.com

kidsPACK!!: **kidsPACK—Our Missions Team will be packing for the last “kidsPACK” for the year, on Monday, April 22, 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!

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team is collecting the Blessing Baskets for families at Thanksgiving in food and household items. For April, we are collecting Breakfast Items such as grits, oatmeal, pop tarts, cereal, etc... 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!

No Hungry Hounds: We are helping the Auburndale 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 have designated as “No Hungry Hounds” Sunday. This month we are collecting JELLY of all kinds. Please bring your jelly on SUNDAY, April 28, and put on the table in the lobby area. Your help and donations would be greatly appreciated!

Knitting Group Started: We have started a new knitting group which meets every Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Make plans to come and bring a friend with you! On Sunday, look in the basket in the Sanctuary foyer and get a scarf to work on. The scarfs have been started, but need to be finished. Someone will be there to show you what to do if you have any questions.

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, May 7. 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!

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
Apr. 25 II Samuel 21-22, Luke 18:24-43
Apr. 26 II Samuel 23-24, Luke 19:1-27
Apr. 27 I Kings 1-2, Luke 19:28-48
Apr. 28 I Kings 3-5, Luke 20
Apr. 29 I Kings 6-7, Luke 20:27-47
Apr. 30 I Kings 8-9, Luke 21:1-19
May. 25 I Chronicles 25-27, John 9:1-23
 
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