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 enthusiam and excitement that comes from "Knowing Christ and Making Christ Known."

Are you seeking a family church? A place to explore your spirituality? 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 to our site, 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.

Doug Townley, Senior Pastor

Job openning - Family Ministries Coordinator

Bulletin Highlights
Prime Timer's Luncheon: Come and meet Auburndale's new Fire Chief, Stuart McCutcheon. He will be the guest speaker at this month's Prime Timer's covered dish luncheon. The gathering will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Fellowship Hall. His topic will be "Tips on making your house safer." Please bring a covered dish and join us!

Boston Butt Roast Sale: The Mission Team is selling Boston Butt roasts for $30 each as a fundraiser for the Mission Team. Please stop by the courtyard after service and order yours today! Don't miss out on these wonderful roasts!

Trustee's Work Day: The Trustees will be having a Work Day at the church on Saturnday, November 1, from 9 AM - Noon. Come help with a few projects such as pressure washing, cleaning chairs, etc... Your help is very appreciated!

Prime Timer's December Outing: Our "seniors" group, the "Prime Timer's" will be going to First Baptist Church of Orlando on Friday, Dec. 5, to see the Singing Christmas Tree. The cost is $47.25 per person which includes a dinner buffet & prime seating. Please call the church office by the deadline on November 3 to sign up. The vans will leave the church at 4:30 PM. Go to their website for further info: or

Youth News: During the weekend of Dec. 5 - 7, Awaken Youth Ministries will be going on a retreat titled "Journey to Jesus." The purpose of this retreat is to connect our teenagers to Biblical stories through experiential learning. In order to successfully experience this retreat, our group needs a few supplies, your prayers and your financial support for this to be a successful retreat. Please let God lead you in your giving. When you make your donation on Sunday, please put on the memo line of your check "Youth Retreat" and it will be given to them. Your help would be very appreciated!

Christmas Gifts Needed!: The Circle of Love will be collecting gifts for the children that attend their dinner on Monday nights. If you would be willing to help, they need gifts for girls & boys under the age of 13, and gift cards for any amount for the teens, age 13 and up. Please mark on the gift card envelope how much the card is worth. They will be giving these gifts out on Monday, December 15. Please bring the unwrapped gift/cards and give them to Roxanne McVay on Sunday, or drop them off in the church office during the week.

New Member Class: A New Member class is beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:00 PM, and will be every Wednesday for one month. If you would be interested in taking this class & joining our church family, please call the church office and give them your name and phone number. We would love to have you join us!

Blessing Basket Needs: The Mission Team is collecting "Canned Goods & Boxed Items" for the Thanksgiving Blessing Baskets. Our pantry is running very low right now, where it should be overflowing by this time of the year. If you would like to donate, please bring your items to the church and put them in the baskets in the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall. Please check the expiration dates to ensure they are after the end of the year. Thank you for donating!!

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. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to help others! Sign up today!

Men's Breakfast: All men are invited to the weekly men's breakfast every Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM, at the clubhouse at Schalamar Creek in Lakeland. Please call the church office at 967-1262 if you have any questions. All men are invited to attend, and bring another man with you! We hope you will be able to join us!

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!


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Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:1

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The Bible in a Year
Oct. 31 Jeremiah 22-23, Titus 1
Dec. 31 Malachi 1-4, Revelation 22
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