First United Methodist Church of
Auburndale, Florida
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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
Church Membership Class: The next "Explore First" Class for prospective new members will be held on Monday, June 6, at 6:30 PM. You may become a member of the First Church Family by first-time profession of faith, re-profession of faith, or transfer from another church. If you are ready for such step, please contact Pastor Jim Mitchell in the church office.

Misson Expo: We are pleased to announce next Sunday, June 5, as our first annual Mission Expo. Be prepared to hear from our mission teams, as well as connecting with them personally in our courtyard immediately after church.

VBS Barnyard Roundup: God's children of all ages will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. If you can help, we have many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Please call Heather Watkins at the church office, or email her at:, for more information. VBS will be June 27 - July 1, during the day, but there's lots of ways to help us prepare before that week in the evening or weekends!

VBS Items Needed: In preparation for VBS, we need a few supplies if you could possibly help out! We need: Farm/barnyard items, tractors, ropes, metal buckets, wheelbarrows, green or brown plastic tarps, wooden rocking chairs (outdoors kind), fake sunflowers, denim overalls. Please make sure your name is on items so they can be returned in July after VBS is over. If you are able to help make decorations, please see Heather ASAP!

Honoring Our Father's: You are invited to honor and remember your father on Fatherís Day, June 19. Your gift of $5.00 donation will place your fatherís name on our Fatherís Day insert, as we did on Motherís Day. All donations will be given to the Haiti Fund for mission work for building houses and building lives! Please fill out the enclosed form, attach your payment with it, and drop it in the offering plate or give to an usher. You may also drop it by the church office. The deadline to sign up is Monday, June 13.

Talent Show: The Youth will be hosting a Fundraiser Supper and Talent Show for summer trip expenses. This fundraiser is Saturday, June 18 at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. It is open to everyone who wants to participate in the talent show or to the ones that would like a few laughs. If you can sing, play an instrument, are a poet, can dance, or any other talent, we want YOU!! There is a $10 admission fee, which includes dinner and the show, and can be purchased from the youth or Logan Allen, Youth Director. We hope to see you there!!

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 Jim, Pat Levesque or call the church office. We are now meeting the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 9:30 AM in the Church Conference room. Come join us and make a difference in people's lives!

Donations for : 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!

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:

Overeater's Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous meets 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!

Blessing Baskets: Our Mission Team is collecting items for our annual Blessing Baskets in November. We are taking canned goods, boxed items, toiletries, toothbrushes & toothpaste, etc... Please think about our baskets when you are in the grocery store and help donate! You may bring the items to church with you on Sunday, or drop them by the church office during regular working hours. Thank you for your help in helping people in our community!!


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The Bible in a Year
May. 30 2 Chronicles 10-12, John 11:30-57
May. 31 2 Chronicles 13-14, John 12:1-26
Jul. 30 Psalm 51-53, Romans 2
Jul. 31 Psalm 54-56, Romans 3
Aug. 30 Psalm 129-131, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
Aug. 31 Psalm 132-134, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Sep. 30 Isaiah 9-10, Ephesians 3
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