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 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
Bloodmobile Coming: The Winter Haven Hospital Bloodmobile will be with us on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 9 AM - 12:30 PM. Make plans to donate an pint of life saving blood!

SPRC Meeting: The Staff Parish Relations Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 6:30 PM in the Conference Room. All SPRC members please try to attend. Thank you!

Midweek Manna Dinner: Come join us for our "Midweek Manna" every Wednesday evening at 5:15 PM in the Fellowship Hall. The menu this week is: Lasagne, Texas Toast, Salad & Dessert. The Men's Group will be preparing and serving the dinner this week. We look forward to seeing you there!

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!!

Church T-Shirts: If you have ordered a church T-Shirt, you can pick them up after the worship service on Sunday in front of the Narthex as you go out. There are a few shirts left if you would like to order one.

Crafts & Cookies: Our "Fall Craft Gathering & Bake Sale" is officially underway! If you need one of our flyers to help promote the event, let us know, we would be happy to give you one or 100! We hope you will once again support the effort of those who are making one of a kind gifts, decorations and yummy treats for everyone to enjoy, to help kick off the "cooler" time of the year! If you would like to contribute in any way to our event on October 18 & 19, please contact Donna Randall at 967-9564 or Sue Patterson at 529-6694. We look forward to seeing you, and as always, THANK YOU for your continued encouragement and prayers i helping local missions.

CHARGE CONFERENCE: We will have our annual Charge Conference on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Lunch will follow the worship service, with the Charge Conference following lunch. We urge each church member to stay and celebrate our Church! We hope to see you there!

Table Talk: Please mark Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 on your calendars! Make time for "Table Talk" with our Pastor from 6 - 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Hear our Pastor share his vision, goals, and thoughts about where the church is headed. Come prepared to share your thoughts and questions as well. The Haiti Mission Team will be preparing the dinner, so it should be another very exciting Wednesday night at First UMC of Auburndale! Hope to see you there!

Attention Ladies!!: The United Methodist Women will be having their annual Conference meeting on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at First UMC of Lakeland. Please call the church office for information and registration forms. All woman are invited to attend!

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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Sep. 23 Song of Solomon 1-3, Galatians 2
Sep. 24 Song of Solomon 4-5, Galatians 3
Sep. 25 Song of Solomon 6-8, Galatians 4
Sep. 26 Isaiah 1-2, Galatians 5
Sep. 27 Isaiah 3-4, Galatians 6
Sep. 28 Isaiah 5-6, Ephesians 1
Sep. 29 Isaiah 7-8, Ephesians
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