First United Methodist Church of
Auburndale, Florida
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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
Advent / Christmas Events: ADVENT IS HERE—The Advent theme is “Calm and Bright!”
The year is the 200th anniversary of the debut of “Silent Night, Holy Night.” This hymn has become the best-loved worship moment of many Christians. Something mystical occurs as we light our candles and sing the hope of “all is calm, all is bright” - peace and light for the world. This worship series will celebrate the carol’s message over the entire season of Advent and highlight its call for our lives - CALM AND BRIGHT.

Sunday, Dec. 9 - 10:30 a.m. - CHRISTMAS MUSICAL - “MARY, DID YOU KNOW?” followed by a Christmas Lunch prepared by Gaye Howell and her team.
The menu is: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Greek Green Beans, Salad, Bread & Dessert. Don’t miss it!!

Sunday, Dec. 16 - 6 pm - 8 pm - LIVE NATIVITY - sponsored by the Missions Team
Sign up today for a 20-minutes segment!

Monday, Dec. 17 - 6:30 pm - BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE

Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve - 7:00 p.m. -
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

ADVENT STUDY - “The Gift of the Nutcracker”
It’s not too late to come join us! We just started this new study!! We meet on Thursday at 10:00 am or 6:30 pm - One Hour in Conference Room

Attention Craft Lovers: The “Crafty” Ladies is having a Christmas Craft Sale this Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Seekers room from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. There will be many craft items available, and they are also great for Christmas gifts. Make plans to come and get an early start on your Christmas shopping! Hope to see you there!!

Birthday Party for Jesus / Parent's Night Out: Parent’s, here’s your chance to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, present wrapping, or just relax! On Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., we will celebrate Jesus’ Birthday! The youth (middle and high schoolers) will help supervise this event, along with several adults, so sign up today! See Heather Watkins for more details!

Singles Mingles Christmas Party: Our ‘Singles Mingle’ is having a “drop-in” Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the home of Ida Wright. Call Ida at 863-662-4731 for any questions and/or directions. Bring a friend and have a great time! We will be looking for you!

Creative Worship Arts: Let them praise His name with dancing
and make music to Him with tambourine and harp. — Psalm 149:3

Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into gladness;
I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. — Jeremiah 31:13

We are exploring new ways to praise the Lord through Creative Worship Arts — through dance, drama, art, and more! All are welcome to participate—from school age children to adults who are 100+. No experience necessary. Sign-up today after worship in the courtyard if you are interested in being a part of this new adventure. Please contact Autumn McFall, Donna Bauernschub,
or Jo Sterling for more information. SIGN-UP TODAY!

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!

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.

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” !

 

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Verse Of The Day
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Matthew 1:23

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The Bible in a Year
Dec. 10 Hosea 1-4, Revelation 1
Dec. 11 Hosea 5-8, Revelation 2
Dec. 12 Hosea 9-11, Revelation 3
Dec. 13 Hosea 12-14, Revelation 4
Dec. 14 Joel 1-3, Revelation 5
Dec. 15 Amos 1-3, Revelation 6
Dec. 16 Amos 4-6, Revelation 7
 
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