First United Methodist Church of
Auburndale, Florida
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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 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
HARVEST HOE DOWN!!: Don't forget our HARVEST HOE DOWN this coming Saturday, October 25, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This is a community outreach, so we want everyone to come and enjoy good music by "Flatland Bluegrass Country Gospel Band, good food, games, booths, inflatables, crafts, face painting and more! Invite your family and friends, and come have a good time! We hope to see you there!

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!

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

A Month of Prayer for America: During the month of October, please pray for our country each day, remembering our current leaders in office. Pray for the outpouring of God's spirit on the people of America to vote their hearts in the upcoming elections. Pray also for Christians around the world who are being persecuted, and for World leaders to heed God's leading! Let's pray that God himself will deal in His miraculous way with evil in our world!

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:

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!

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!


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Oct. 24 Jeremiah 3-5, 1 Timothy 4
Oct. 25 Jeremiah 6-8, 1 Timothy 5
Oct. 26 Jeremiah 9-11, 1 Timothy 6
Oct. 27 Jeremiah 12-14, 2 Timothy 1
Oct. 28 Jeremiah 15-17, 2 Timothy 2
Oct. 29 Jeremiah 18-19, 2 Timothy 3
Oct. 30 Jeremiah 20-21, 2 Timothy 4
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