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 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
Veteran's Day Celebration Sunday: We will honor Veterans on Sunday during the worship service! The AHS Naval Junior ROTC Color Guard will be with us, and a Pot-Luck Lunch will follow the service. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch, whether you brought a dish or not! Veterans, we honor you today, and thank you for all you did for our freedom, and for our country and world!!

Blessing Basket Information: We are still in need of one thing - MANY $25 gift cards from Publix or Winn Dixie. If you were not able to contribute, you still have time! Please drop your gift card in the offering plate, or drop them off in the church office during the week. The deadline to have them in is Noon on Friday, Nov. 16. The date of the Blessing Baskets is Sat., Nov. 17 from 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon. Anyone interested in volunteering to help, contact Renee Evans.

Circle of Love Toy Drive: The Circle of Love is now collecting un-wrapped toys for girls and boys up to 13 years old, and $25 Walmart gift cards for the teens. They will be having their Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 5. The deadline is Sunday, Dec. 4. You may put gift cards in the offering plate or drop them off at the church office during the week. Thank you in advance for helping make Christmas special and better for children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts for them! YOU can make a difference!!

Boston Butt Sign Up: Boston Butt Roast Sign-Ups are in the courtyard immediately after worship service. They are $35 each and you will need to pay for them when you place your order! Ask your family, friends and neighbors if they would like to order one, or more!! You will pick them up next Sunday, Nov. 18, after church in the Fellowship Hall. Don't miss out!

Angel Tree Sign Up: Angel Tree Sign-Ups start on Sunday, Nov. 25. This is a great way to help our partner schools help children who may not have much. Pick an “angel” from the tree, and make a difference on Christmas morning for these children!!

The Singles Mingle Meeting Time Change: The Singles Mingle weekly meeting night is Tuesday night. The "Early Birds" singles are meeting again each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Seekers Room, and the "Salt Miners" will continue meeting at 6:00 p.m. 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!

UMW Meeting: Our monthly UMW Meeting is this Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Seekers room, with coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting begins at 10:00. This will be our special collection for “World Thank” offering, and will also have our election of new officers. Volunteers are needed! Everyone is invited to attend!

Games Night Scheduled: Back by popular demand, we have scheduled another Games Night on Monday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend this very fun event! Snacks and drinks will be provided!

Advent Devotionals: Sign up today in the courtyard to write a devotional for our 2018 Advent Devotionals. You can write about a Christmas memory or tradition, or your favorite Christmas carol. Use format of THE UPPER ROOM. Deadline for submittal is Nov 15.

Prime Timer's December Outing: The Prime Timers are going to the Christmas Gala at Florida Southern College in Lakeland on Saturday, Dec. 8. Lunch at Noon and the Gala at 2:30 p.m. $20 each. Please sign up after church on Sunday in the lobby area if you would like to go!

Covenant Group: Ladies, would you like to have a group of sisters you could meet with to share your joys and your concerns? Joining a covenant group would give you just that as you walk together and build your relationship with each other and God. This group would meet once a month at a time that would be decided by the group. If you are interested, if you have questions or want more information, please contact Donna Bauernschub. We would love to start a new covenant group.

Creative Worship Arts: Let them praise His name with dancing
and make music to Him with tambourine and harp. — Psalm 149:3

Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into gladness;
I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. — Jeremiah 31:13

We are exploring new ways to praise the Lord through Creative Worship Arts — through dance, drama, art, and more! All are welcome to participate—from school age children to adults who are 100+. No experience necessary. Sign-up today after worship in the courtyard if you are interested in being a part of this new adventure. Please contact Autumn McFall, Donna Bauernschub,
or Jo Sterling for more information. SIGN-UP TODAY!

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!

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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God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'

Job 37:5-6

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The Bible in a Year
Nov. 17 Ezekiel 5-7, Hebrews 12
Nov. 18 Ezekiel 8-10, Hebrews 13
Nov. 19 Ezekiel 11-13, James 1
Nov. 20 Ezekiel 14-15, James 2
Nov. 21 Ezekiel 16-17, James 3
Nov. 22 Ezekiel 18-19, James 4
Nov. 23 Ezekiel 20-21, James 5
 
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