First United Methodist Church of
Auburndale, Florida
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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
kidsPACK!!: **kidsPACK—Our Missions Team will be packing for “kidsPACK” on Monday, March 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 have designated as “No Hungry Hounds” Sunday. This month we are collecting JELLY of all kinds. Please bring your jelly on SUNDAY, March 31, and put on the table in the lobby area. Your help and donations would be greatly appreciated!

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team is collecting again for the Blessing Baskets. The baskets are given to families at Thanksgiving in food and household items. For March, we are collecting Boxed Items, such as pasta, scalloped potatoes, 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!

Church Wide Work Day: We will have a church wide work day on Saturday, April 6, from 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. It is time for Spring Cleaning and getting God's House ready for Easter. All help is needed! Please sign up on Sunday at the Trustees table after worship. Thank you!!

Knitting Group Started: If you knit, or have always wanted to learn how, here is your chance! We are starting a new knitting group, and we will meet 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, April 2. 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
Mar. 26 Joshua 22-24, Luke 3
Mar. 27 Judges 1-3, Luke 4:1-30
Mar. 28 Judges 4-6, Luke 4:31-44
Mar. 29 Judges 7-8, Luke 5:1-16
Mar. 30 Judges 9-10, Luke 5:17-39
Mar. 31 Judges 11-12, Luke 6:1-26
Apr. 26 II Samuel 23-24, Luke 19:1-27
 
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