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 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
Boston Butt Roast Fundraiser: The Mission Team will be selling Boston Butt Roasts for $30 each, and will have a sign up sheet in the courtyard as you go out on Sunday. You may also call the church office to order it. The distribution and pick up of the roasts will be on Sunday, March 15. Tell your family and friends so they can order one, or more, also. Don't miss out!!

Church Picnic: Set aside Sunday, March 8, for a blow out church family picnic at the home of Bruce & Roxanne McVay. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a covered dish and dessert. The church will provide burgers, hot dogs & drinks. Let's all get together and have fund, play games and enjoy each other! A map with directions will be in the next two following weeks bulletin. This is an event you do NOT want to miss!!

Easter Family Outreach: We will host an Easter family outreach event on Sat., March 21, from 10 AM - Noon. During this event, we will have families rotate to different stations to learn about Good Friday, Palm Sunday, and Jesus' Resurrection. We hope to reach many families in our community, and we could use your help to make it happen! Church family, we need you to bring: Candy for egg hunt (chocolate is OK, the candy will not be out in the sun), Decorating props for these scenes: circus, garden, baseball field, and prayers for this event to reach families. You may bring the candy to church on Sunday or drop it off at the church office during regular working hours. Thanks you for your help!

Chocolate Bird Nests for Sale!!: Starting this Sunday, March 1, the Mission Team will be taking orders for chocolate "Bird Nests" at a cost of $1 each. All profit will go to Vacation Bible School this summer. Plan to pick them up on Sunday, March 22, after church. They are great gifts for friends and family. Stop by the table in the courtyard as you go out on Sunday.

Excercise 101: Every Wednesday after Bible Study, you can strengthen your body by low impact exercise routine. We will meet in the youth room at 7PM. Please bring a towel with you, and come have some fun and fellowship! If you have any questions, please call the church office.

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:

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!

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. We are now meeting every Friday morning at 9:00 AM in the Church Conference room.

Men's Group News: All men are invited to our weekly Men's Group every Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM at Schalamar Creek Clubhouse in Lakeland. We have a guest speaker each week. Come join us!

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!


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The Bible in a Year
Mar. 1 Numbers 20-22, Mark 7:1-13
Mar. 2 Numbers 23-25, Mark 7:14-37
Mar. 3 Numbers 26-28, Mark 8
Mar. 4 Numbers 29-31, Mark 9:1-29
Mar. 5 Numbers 32-34, Mark 9:30-50
Mar. 6 Numbers 35-36, Mark 10:1-31
Mar. 7 Deuteronomy 1-3, Mark 10:32-52
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