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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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
Griefshare Classes Starting: The new cycle of GriefShare will be held on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room. GriefShare provides help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Sign up on your connect card on Sunday or call the church office.

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team continues to collect items for the Blessing Baskets that is given to families at Thanksgiving in November. The March collection will be canned vegetables. Please check the expiration date not to expire in 2018. 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.

Spiritual Growth Opportunities: Bible Study on John - Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m., at church. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 9, Rev. Bruce Williams is leading a Bible Study on the Gospel of John. Sponsored by “Munching on the Word” Connect Group and all persons are invited to attend.
Men’s Bible Group - meets on Thursdays, 7:00 a.m., at Hometown Café, for breakfast (order from menu) and Bible Discussion on Gospel of John. LAST CALL for Disciple Bible Study Fast Track - Thursday Mornings, 10:00 am-11:15 am. First Session was Jan. 11. Goes through whole Bible. OT ends before Easter. NT in 2019. It is not too late - all are welcome! Contact Pastor Jim to get your study book before the session.

The Singles Mingle: THE SINGLES MINGLE, will be meeting every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Seekers Room at the church, followed by supper at a restaurant chosen at the meeting. Come and bring a friend with you! Contact Ida Wright 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!

Alzheimer's / Dementia Educational Support Group: We will have a new Support Group starting here at the church on Alzheimer's / Dementia, and it will take place the first Tuesday of each month, at 12:30 pm. and lunch will be provided. The topics will be: Dementia/Alzheimer's basics, Caregiver concerns. McKenzie Malone, LPN, the guest speaker. McKenzie is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.**Limited seating available -Caregiver's only, please! If you, or you know of any caregiver's, please let them know about these meetings and invite them to attend!
Contact Shannon Lusa to RSVP and for more information at 863-640-8470.
We are planning to meet monthly for support and education. 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!!

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The Bible in a Year
Mar. 18 Deuteronomy 32-34 Mark 15:26-47
Mar. 19 Joshua 1-3, Mark 16
Mar. 20 Joshua 4-6, Luke 1:1-20
Mar. 21 Joshua 7-9, Luke 1:21-38
Mar. 22 Joshua 10-12, Luke 1: 39-56
Mar. 23 Joshua 13-15, Luke 1:57-80
Mar. 24 Joshua 16-18, Luke 2:1-24
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