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
Disciple Fast Track Bible Classes: DISCIPLE 1 FAST TRACK covers the whole Bible in 24 weeks, Genesis to Revelation with daily readings and a weekly group meeting of 75 minutes. Perfect for people new to the Bible or long-time Bible students.

DISCIPLE 1 Fast Track -
Wednesday, 6:30 pm or Thursday, 10:30 am
First class: August 23 or August 24 -
(Minimum of 6 students per class)

DISCIPLE 3 FAST TRACK covers the Prophets in the Old Testament and the Writings of Paul in the New Testament
with daily readings and a weekly group meeting of 75 minutes. Recommended, but not required, that DISCIPLE 1 be completed first.

DISCIPLE 3 Fast Track -
Thursday, 1:00 pm or Thursday, 6:30 pm
First class: August 24

Register after the Worship service in the courtyard this Sunday, August 13. Contact Darlene Bruner or Pastor Jim for more information. 

A Disciple's Path: What Does It Mean To Be A United Methodist?
Discover how you can grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. 
Open to all, the six-week small group study is designed for those who would like to further explore the Methodist tradition.
A Disciple’s Path is not limited to only those who want to become members. Whether you’re new to faith or have been part of the church for a long time, we guarantee you’ll learn new things and rediscover some you may have forgotten.

Tuesday, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Aug. 22 - Sept. 26
REGISTER IN ADVANCE to receive your workbooks
(Minimum of 6 students needed)

Monday Meetings - August 14: Trustees Meeting - 6:30 PM - Conference Room
SPRC Meeting - 7:15 PM - Seekers Room

Attention Choir & Cantata Members: Christmas Cantata practice begins on Monday, Aug. 21 at 7:00 PM. Members, please make every effort to be here. If you are not a regular choir member, join us for the Cantata! We would love to have you! Come and enjoy, and be a blessing to your church family and to the Lord!!

Stephen Ministry News: First United Methodist Church of Auburndale is partnering with First Presbyterian of Haines City to conduct our Fall 2017 Stephen ministries training. Classes start August 9 and there is still time to join the training. Stephen Ministry training teaches people how to deal with everyone in your life, not just future care receivers. You will be taught listening skills, compassion, trustworthiness, assertiveness, and how to minister to people going through tough times. You don't have to become a Stephen Minister at the end of the training, but you will be welcome. Please contact Bruce or Daria Hargis at 678-576-9559 or Bob or Pat Levesque at 603-867-9271 for more details.

The Auburndale Bridge : The Wednesday morning Men's Breakfast Group is collecting donations for the residents of "The Bridge" here in Auburndale. The items needed are: personal toiletries items such as toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, hand lotion, face cream, hand soap, shampoo & conditioner, hairspray. And for their children who come visit them on the weekends, we are collecting coloring books, crayons, construction paper, colored pencils, markers, and any toys for small children. There is a box in the foyer for these items. You may bring them to church with you or drop them by the church office during regular working hours. Monetary donations are very welcome! Please help these families by bringing donations! Thank you!

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!

Circle of Love Information: Our Circle of Love team is back from summer break, and will only have the Monday night meals once a month, the first Monday night of each month. They will continue to give out clothes, have hair cuts, and give out some groceries on this night. If you have any questions, please email Roxanne McVay at:, or contact the church office.

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, Pat Levesque: 603-361-1844 or Bob Levesque: 603-867-9271.


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The Bible in a Year
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
Aug. 27 Psalm 120-122, 1 Corinthians 9
Aug. 28 Psalm 123-125, 1 Corinthians 10:1-18
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