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
Sign Up to Work in the Pumpkin Patch: The Pumpkin Patch is open from Oct 15—31:
Mon through Fri, 11 am to 7 pm;
Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm;
Sunday, 12 Noon to 7 pm.
You can sign up to work at the Patch after church on Sunday, by calling the church office, and online: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C45AEAF2AA7FB6-pumpkin

New Pictorial Directory is coming in 2018: Photography Dates:
Monday, Nov. 13 and Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1 pm - 8 pm
Sign up at church on Sunday, or go online for sign-up at:
https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6sz7sjs/

Harvest Hoedown News!: Saturday, October 21, 2017,
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Games, Food, Music!!
Amigos Brothers in concert: 11 am - 1 pm
Invite family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, strangers. Invite everyone!

Volunteers Needed for Harvest Hoedown!!
We need volunteers to run games and help out with other jobs. See Heather after church if you can help. Also, we need lots of candy for prizes! We’ll also need some EZup tents to provide shade. It’s a great way to reach out, but we need lots of help!

Blessing Basket Information: The Blessing Baskets will be given out on Sunday, Nov. 5. Along with items needed - canned goods, boxed items & toiletries, we need $25 gift cards from Publix, Winn Dixie and Walmart, which needs to be turned into the church office by Nov. 1. Because we are running low on certain items, we are going to have:

SPECIAL SUNDAYS FOR BLESSING BASKETS
This Sunday, Oct. 15, is Peanut Butter & Jelly Sunday -
you can still bring your jars of PB & J to the church office this week!
Sunday, October 22 - Breakfast Sunday
Bring Cereal boxes, Grits, Oatmeal, Pop-Tarts, and other breakfast items to Church
Sunday, October 29 - Gift Card Sunday
Bring a $25 gift card to Publix, Winn Dixie or Walmart to Church.
These can be placed in the offering plate.
We will also need VOLUNTEERS for Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5,
From 12 Noon - 4:00 PM. See Renee Evans to volunteer and more information!

Boston Butt Roast Sign Up: The Mission Team has their famous Boston Butt Roasts on sale beginning this Sunday, Oct. 15! The cost is $35. Sign up today after church in the courtyard, and you may call the church office, as well. The Boston Butt Roast will be available for pickup on Sunday, November 5, after church. The proceeds will go to the Youth for 2017 Ski Retreat.

Rummage Sale Coming!!: The UMW is having their annual Rummage Sale on Sat., Nov. 4. It’s time to start cleaning your closets, drawers, cabinets for those treasures you would like to donate for the sale. You can start bringing your items to the church beginning Monday, Oct. 16, to a 2nd Floor Classroom in the Education Building.

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” !

Griefshare Classes: GRIEFSHARE classes started on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 PM in the Seekers room. Anyone can come anytime. If you, or anyone you know, has lost someone close to you, come to Griefshare and receive comfort and healing! Don’t grieve alone! We are here for you, and with you! For more information, call Bruce Hargis at 678-576-5959 or Bob Levesque at 603-867-9271 or email him at: rlevec@msn.com. Sponsored by our Stephen Ministers.

Circle of Love Information: Our Circle of Love team will only have the Monday night meals once a month, the first Monday night of each month. They will continue to give out clothes, have hair cuts, and give out some groceries on this night. If you have any questions, please email Roxanne McVay at: rnmcvay@aol.com, or contact the church office.

The Auburndale Bridge : The Wednesday morning Men's Breakfast Group is collecting donations for the residents of "The Bridge" here in Auburndale. The items needed are: personal toiletries items such as toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, hand lotion, face cream, hand soap, shampoo & conditioner, hairspray. And for their children who come visit them on the weekends, we are collecting coloring books, crayons, construction paper, colored pencils, markers, and any toys for small children. There is a box in the foyer for these items. You may bring them to church with you or drop them by the church office during regular working hours. Monetary donations are very welcome! Please help these families by bringing donations! Thank you!

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!

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
Oct. 19 Isaiah 56-58, 2 Thess. 2
Oct. 20 Isaiah 59-61, 2 Thess. 3
Oct. 21 Isaiah 62-64, 1 Timothy 1
Oct. 22 Isaiah 65-66, 1 Timothy 2
Oct. 23 Jeremiah 1-2, 1 Timothy 3
Oct. 24 Jeremiah 3-5, 1 Timothy 4
Oct. 25 Jeremiah 6-8, 1 Timothy 5
 
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