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.


Online Giving

We now have the ability to take online giving. The first time you give online you will need to create an account. The website will help you through the process. There are options for one time, weekly, biweekly, monthly and semi-monthly. You can also set how long the recurring giving will last by picking a beginning date and an end date. If you would like to give online click here.

Bulletin Highlights
The Great Fifty Days: Simon Peter: The Church Season between Easter and Pentecost is known as “The Great Fifty Days” in church traditions - a time of joy and celebration! During The Great Fifty Days, we will dive into the life, faith, and character of Simon Peter, an ordinary fisherman who heard an extraordinary call. Join us next Sunday, with “Bedrock or Stumbling Block?” from Matthew 16:13-19, 21-23.

Graduation Sunday May 19: Calling All Graduates!  
If you are graduating from High School or College this year, (or graduated from College since May 2018), please contact Savannah Rogers, Youth Director, or call the church office to make sure you are on the list. Graduates are asked to submit a picture and a bio statement for our Graduates Insert. We will recognize our Graduates during worship next Sunday, and have a reception afterwards.

UMW Meeting: We will have our fellowship & meeting this Tuesday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. We will have coffee and fellowship at 9:30, with the meeting at 10:00. All ladies are invited and encouraged to attend!!

Haiti Mission Team: The Haiti Mission Team is collecting “church” clothes (no tee shirts or worn out clothes), big suitcases in good shape, and protein packs (not cans) of tuna, salmon, chicken, etc… and monetary donations, as well. The team will be going back to Haiti on May 24 and will taking these items with them. Please bring to church with you and put in container in the foyer or bring them to the church office during the week. All donations will be very much appreciated!!

Youth Fundraiser: The Youth Fundraising Wall of opportunities and envelopes was introduced. This fundraiser will help fund some of the youth summer activities, including two youth mission trips, for 2019. Thank you for your generosity, support, and prayers for our summer youth program.

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team is collecting the Blessing Baskets for families at Thanksgiving in food and household items. For May, we are collecting Canned Vegetables, Boxed goods, Toothbrush/Toothpaste, soap and shampoo etc... Please check the expiration date NOT to expire in 2019. 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. Your donations help these families in need!

No Hungry Hounds: We are helping the Auburndale Football Team with food. The coach would like them to have PB & J sandwiches and snacks to eat between school and practice/games. The last Sunday of each month, we have designated as “No Hungry Hounds” Sunday. This month we are collecting JELLY of all kinds. Please bring your jelly on SUNDAY, May 26, and put on the table in the lobby area. You may also bring it during the week to the church office. Your help and donations would be greatly appreciated!

Knitting Group Started: We have started a new knitting group which meets every Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Make plans to come and bring a friend with you! On Sunday, look in the basket in the Sanctuary foyer and get a scarf to work on. The scarfs have been started, but need to be finished. Someone will be there to show you what to do if you have any questions.

Men's Bible Group: The Men’s Bible Group meets every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at Hometown Café in Auburndale. 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!

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” !

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.

 

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The Bible in a Year
May. 19 I Chronicles 7-9, John 6:22-44
May. 20 I Chronicles 10-12, John 6:45-71
May. 21 I Chronicles 13-15, John 7:1-27
May. 22 I Chronicles 16-18, John 7:28-53
May. 23 I Chronicles 19-21, John 8:1-27
May. 24 I Chronicles 22-24, John 8:28-59
May. 25 I Chronicles 25-27, John 9:1-23
 
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