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
PUBLIX APRONS Cooking School is Coming to our Church in September: PUBLIX APRONS Cooking School is coming to our church in September! Sunday, September 8, 6—8 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Only $25 per person with cooking demonstration and recipes from a Publix Aprons chef. A two-course meal will be served. Reservations required, along with advance payment. Register by August 30 by calling or visiting the church office. Online registration is available at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c45aeaf2aa7fb6-publix
and payment may be made through e-giving or at the church office.

Attention Singles!!: The “Early Birds” singles group meets every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Seekers room, then going to a restaurant to eat for lunch. The “Salt Miners” group will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Seekers room, and then go to a restaurant of choice. So, come to and enjoy good fellowship, food, and fun!! Come to either, or both! All singles are welcome!!

Summer Vacation: Back to School and Back to Church in August. The hot month of August is traditionally a great time for last-minute vacation trips and getting back into schedules. The summer also is traditionally a slower time in the church with attendance and giving, but our church’s expenses continue throughout the summer. Please consider a special financial gift to the church during the summer and keep your pledge up-to-date.

Youth Snacks Needed!!: Our Youth group is collecting snacks for the upcoming school year such as: juice boxes, fruit snacks, individual bags of chips, individual packs of cookies, rice krispy treats, etc.. OR, you may make monetary donations to go toward the purchase of the snacks. Please put on the memo line of your check "Youth Snacks" and drop it in the offering plate on Sunday, or bring/mail it to the church office. If you would like to bring snacks, bring them to church with you on Sunday and put in their box in the foyer area in the Sanctuary, or you may bring them to the church office during the week! Your donations would be very much appreciated!!

Back-to-School Missions: OUR UNIFORM CLOSET IS NOW OPEN - You can get information from the Closet located in the lobby, as we reach out to Lena Vista Elementary School with uniforms, socks, and shoes. Many uniforms are on sale at the various stores this month. Thank you for your contributions!

TEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF DEDICATION AND BACK TO SCHOOL
BLESSING ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 11. If you are a teacher or school staff, please make sure we have your school information for a bulletin insert.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL MISSION ON AUGUST 12 - 6:30 a.m.—
7:00 a.m.
We are planning to welcome back students and their parents to the new school year at Auburndale High School on Monday, August 12. Will you join us on our church property to wave to the students and hold a sign of welcome? Be here about 6 am so we can organize our efforts! Some people will leave for work afterwards—some may go out to breakfast together —some may go home and go back to sleep!
Sign up on Sunday so we can count on you! THANK YOU!

No Hungry Hounds: Our church helps the Auburndale High School with a food pantry and the football team with food and snacks to eat between school and practice/games. The last month of each month, we have designated for collection of the food for that month. So, for the month of August, we are still collecting JELLY of all kind. Please bring it on Sunday and put it on the table in the Sanctuary foyer area, or you may bring it to the church office anytime during the week! Your donations are very much appreciated!!

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team is collecting for the Blessing Baskets. The baskets are given to families at Thanksgiving in food and household items. For the month of August, we are collecting: Canned Vegetables, Boxed goods, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap & 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!

Knitting Group: If you knit, or have always wanted to learn how, here is your chance! We have a knitting group that meets every Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Make plans to come and bring a friend with you! At church 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.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Our Alzheimer's Support Group will not be meeting during the summer. We will be starting back in the Fall, and will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.If you are a caregiver, or if you have a family member / friend suffering with this condition, or just need information on this terrible disease, join us for support and education! Everyone is welcome!

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

 

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The Bible in a Year
Aug. 21 Psalm 107-109, 1 Corinthians 4
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
 
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