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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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
Vacation Bible School!: Register for Vacation Bible School online visit here!

Games Night: A Games Night has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m., due to popular demand and polite requests! Please bring your favorite dessert(s) to share!!! Sign Up TODAY and next Sunday after church!

Vacation Bible School News: 2018 VBS - SPLASH CANYON IS COMING!
JUNE 25-29, 9 AM TO NOON
Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what's around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that Jesus is by their side on life's wild ride! Kids who have completed K-5th grade are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend. You can register online @ or by calling the church office @ 967-1262.
*Helpers needed: decorators, group leaders, and registration table workers
*Items/Supplies needed: blue tarps, rafts, canoes, kayaks, paddles, life jackets,
fire pit, campfire benches.

VBS Food Items Needed - 2 bunches of celery stalks, 20 oranges, 8 containers of strawberries, 4 pounds blueberries, 2 pounds green seedless grapes, 1 pound red seedless grapes. Please call the church office with what you are bringing so we can mark it off the list, and bring them to church with you on Sunday, June 24. Thank you for your help in advance!!

VBS WORK NIGHT - Monday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.

If you’d like to help or have supplies we can borrow, please contact
Heather Watkins at 863-398-3915 or -Thanks!

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team continues to collect items for the Blessing Baskets that is given to families at Thanksgiving in November. The June Collection will be “boxed sides”, which includes Mac N Cheese, Rice, boxed Potatoes, Suddenly Salad, etc... Please check the expiration date not to expire in 2018. 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.
“All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.” Pr. 21:26

The Singles Mingle: The Singles Mingle will be meeting on the regular schedule for June and July only at 4:00 p.m. There will be NO 6:00 p.m. meeting until August. We would like you to join us each Wednesday in the Seekers Room at the church, and then go out to dinner or “something.” We have a lot of fun events scheduled for the summer, so don’t miss out! We always have a great time together, and we welcome all new comers!! For more information, please call the church office. Hope to you see you on Wednesday!!

Polytechnic University Tour: The Polytechnic University Tour is scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by lunch in the cafeteria ($10 per person) or order from the Grill.  The tour is free. The church vans will be leaving at 9:45 a.m. If you are interested in seeing the architectural wonder in the solar-powered newest state university in Florida, please sign up Sunday morning on your Connect Card or contact the church office (863-967-1262) to add your name to the list.

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!

Mission Team News: Our Missions Team will be going to the Florida Children's home for a work week July 9 - 12, 2018. If you would like to go with them and help out, please sign up in the Courtyard immediately after church on Sunday. There is a $25 deposit, to be paid before you go. You may sign up and pay now, or later. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be a blessing to others. And in return, you will be blessed! Please see April Goff, Pastor Jim, or anyone on the Mission Team for questions.

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!!

Amazon Smile: Do you have an Amazon account? Special Promotion for Amazon Smile accounts! 3 X your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first purchase! Go to: and Amazon donates to First UMC of Auburndale! See First Flash weekly email for more information.

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, Pat Levesque: 603-361-1844 or Bob Levesque: 603-867-9271.

UMC Market - Go to 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 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.



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The Bible in a Year
Jun. 18 Nehemiah 10-11, Acts 4:1-22
Jun. 19 Nehemiah 12-13, Acts 4:23-37
Jun. 20 Esther 1-2, Acts 5:1-21
Jun. 21 Esther 3-5, Acts 5:22-42
Jun. 22 Esther 6-8, Acts 6
Jun. 23 Esther 9-10, Acts 7:1-21
Jul. 18 Psalm 20-22, Acts 21:1-17
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