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.

Jobs Open - Family/Youth/Music

Bulletin Highlights
Men's Group News: All men are invited to our weekly Men's Group every Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM at Schalamar Creek Clubhouse, 4500 Hwy 92 East in Lakeland. The guest speaker this week will be Roger Barney, CEO of KIK Corporation here in Auburndale. Make plans to join us for a good breakfast and speaker. We look forward to seeing you there!

School Supplies Needed: The Circle of Love will be starting their regular Monday night dinner on Monday, Aug. 3, at 5:00 PM. The Circle of Love is collecting backpacks and ALL school supplies for their children who attend their weekly dinners on Monday nights. These supplies will help the parents with this financial burden when school starts back. If you would like to help, please bring them to the church office during regular working hours. We would greatly appreciate your help! Thank you in advance!

Explore First Session: If you have been attending our church and you are considering joining our church family, we invite you to attend "Explore First" and informational session where you can explore faith in Jesus Christ and learn more about The United Methodist Church and this church. Our next session will be next Sunday, Aug. 9, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM, in the Conference room. Please call or email the church office to make a reservation.

Blessing Basket Needs: We are collecting "Canned Goods" and "Boxed Items" for our annual Blessing Baskets in November. If you would like to help, please pick up a few cans and boxed items and bring them to church with you and put them in the box in the Narthex, or you may drop them off at the church office during regular working hours. Please make sure the expiration dates are good until 2016. 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:

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 Doug or Pat Levesque. We are now meeting every Friday morning at 9:00 AM in the Church Conference room.

Overeater's Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous meets here every Monday morning at 10:00 AM and 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!


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The Bible in a Year
Aug. 1 Psalm 57-59, Romans 4
Aug. 2 Psalm 60-62, Romans 5
Aug. 3 Psalm 63-65, Romans 6
Aug. 4 Psalm 66-67, Romans 7
Aug. 5 Psalm 68-69, Romans 8:1-21
Aug. 6 Psalm 70-71, Romans 8:22-39
Aug. 7 Psalm 72-73, Romans 9:1-15
316 LAKE ARIANA BOULEVARD, AUBURNDALE, FL 33823 (863) 967-1262
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