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

Sign Up For VBS 2014!
Sign Up For VBS 2014

Job openning - Family Ministries Coordinator

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VBS Registration: It's time to sign your child/children up for VBS, July 28 - August 1, from 9 AM - Noon. Pick one (or more) up from the table in the Narthex, stop by the church office during regular hours, or you may fill it out online. Please invite your neighbors, friends and family, as we learn about Jesus!

VBS Decorating Day: We will be decorating for VBS on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 9:00 AM. We need a lot of help, so please come out and help! We look forward to seeing you there!

VBS Worker's Training Session: We will have a VBS training session this Sunday, July 27, immediately after church in the Fellowship Hall. And LUNCH WILL BE INCLUDED!! All VBS workers need to attend! See you there!

Finance Team Meeting: The Finance Team will be meeting this Sunday, July 27, immediately after church in the Conference Room. Please make every effort to attend.

School Supplies Needed: The Circle of Love will be collecting school supplies & backpacks for the children who attend their Monday night dinners. It will be for Kindergarten - 12th grade. These supplies will ease the burden of the parents who are struggling financially, so they can send their children to school with the supplies they need. We will be collecting: backpacks, notebook paper, pencils, pens, folders with prongs, spiral notebooks, calculators, etc…and for the younger children - crayons, small scissors, glue sticks, and any other school supplies you may think of. You may bring these items to church on Sunday and give to Roxanne McVay, or drop them off in the church office during the week. Your help will be very much appreciated!

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!

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: rnmcvay@aol.com.

Blessing Basket Needs: We are collecting items for our annual Thanksgiving baskets for people in need in our community. We are collecting can goods of vegetables & fruit and any boxed items. Please bring and put them in the baskets in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall. Please check the dates and make sure they will not be expired by the end of November 2014. Thank you!

Are You Connected?: Connect Groups are small groups that meet in people's homes weekly. The purpose is connect with others as we encourage each other to love our neighbors as ourselves. We easily get distracted from the call God has for our lives and meeting in small groups is one way of redirecting our lives - hearts and minds - to loving as Jesus loved. The information on the study groups and the meeting times are on this website on the sidebar on the left side, names "Connect Groups." Or you may call Ken Steckert, the Connect Groups leader, at 863-967-3430, or call the church office at 863-967-1262. Come join us!

Overeater's Anonymous: We are pleased to announced that Overeaters Anonymous will be meeting 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!

 

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The Bible in a Year
Jul. 31 Psalm 54-56, Romans 3
Aug. 31 Psalm 132-134, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Oct. 31 Jeremiah 22-23, Titus 1
Dec. 31 Malachi 1-4, Revelation 22
 
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