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
Breakfast for Stambaugh Middle School Teachers & Staff: We will host a breakfast in our Fellowship Hall for the Stambaugh Middle School teachers and instructional staff on Monday, August 6, at 9 a.m. as they go back to school We will need plenty of volunteers to show radical hospitality. Let us know if you are willing to help! Sponsored by the Missions Team.

Honoring our Teachers & Staff: All of our teachers and staff currently employed at public and private schools, as well as colleges/universities, will be honored and dedicated on Sunday, August 13 in worship. Please write your names, positions, and schools on the back of the Connect Card today, so we have your correct information for the list on August 13.

August Games Night: We will be having another Games Night on Thursday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m. Be watching for more information at a later date!!

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team continues to collect items for the Blessing Baskets that is given to families at Thanksgiving in November. The June Collection will be “boxed sides”, which includes Mac N Cheese, Rice, boxed Potatoes, Suddenly Salad, etc... 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.
“All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.” Pr. 21:26

The Singles Mingle Meeting Time Change: The Singles Mingle will have their normal meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 1, but the following week, Aug. 8, they will move the weekly meeting night to Tuesday night. The “Early Birds” will meet at 4:00 and the “Salt Miners” will go back to meeting at 6:00 - both at the church in the newly painted Seekers room! Both will go eat after their meeting. We hope the change of nights will allow more people to attend and get the chance to “Greet, meet, share, and care!” We always have a great time together, and we welcome all newcomers!! For more information, please call the church office. We hope to see you there!

August at the Movies: AUGUST AT THE MOVIES begins this Sunday, August 5, and continues for the month of August. During the experience, we show snippets of popular films, and Pastor Jim shares a message based on themes from the film. It's a popular and fun series, and a special way to end the summer. Invite someone to join you AT THE MOVIES!

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!

Mission Team News: Our Missions Team will be going to the Florida Children's home for a work week July 9 - 12, 2018. Please pray the team as they work on projects that need to be done.

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.

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” !

 

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The Bible in a Year
Aug. 20 Psalm 105-106, 1 Corinthians 3
Aug. 21 Psalm 107-109, 1 Corinthians 4
Aug. 22 Psalm 110-112, 1 Corinthians 5
Aug. 23 Psalm 113-115, 1 Corinthians 6
Aug. 24 Psalm 116-118, 1 Corinthians 7:1-19
Aug. 25 Psalm 119:1-88, 1 Corinthians 7:20-40
Aug. 26 Psalm 119:89-176, 1 Corinthians 8
 
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