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 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.

Important Message!
The Blessing Basket community outreach will be held on Saturday, November 19th. We are still in need of:
canned goods, items for Thanksgiving dinner such as cranberry sauce and stuffing, rice, jelly, cereal, oatmeal, grits, cake mix and icing, toothpaste, $20 gift cards to Publix or Winn Dixie.

Thank you for your generosity to help families with much needed essentials during the holidays! We will be working on Saturday the 19th from 7:30-11:00 if you would like to join us!
Bulletin Highlights
Griefshare : God, What is going on? It’s a fair question. Does God really understand what you are going through after your loss? In the Bible, you’ll find assurance that God does understand and wants to help you:
He is described as “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3
He knows what is happening to you: “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand.” Psalm 10:14a
God wants you to talk about your hurts, to “pour out your heart to him.” Psalm 62:8 NLT
Do you see? He hears your cries for help and He invites you to come to Him for comfort. You are invited to come and seek His comfort. GriefShare is starting here on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Bob Levesque
at 603-867-9271 or

Church Picnic: Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 5, for our annual Church Picnic. It will be at the home of Bruce and Roxanne McVay's home, immediately following the worship service. More details to come! Make plans to come and enjoy this wonderful event!

Connect Group New Series Starting: The "Munching on the Word" Connect group would like to invite you to a new study in Galatians led by Bruce Williams. We meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. In order to determine where to meet, we ask those interested in attending to sign up in the courtyard after church this Sunday, or call the church office. Everyone is welcome!

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.

Parents Morning Out Program: Our Parents Morning Out Program (PMO) is on Tuesdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for 6 months old through preschool children. For more information and registration, please contact Nan Langston, PMO Coordinator.

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 Jim, Pat Levesque or call the church office. We are now meeting the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 9:30 AM in the Church Conference room. Come join us and make a difference in people's lives!

Donations for : The Wednesday morning Men's Breakfast Group is collecting donations for the residents of "The Bridge" here in Auburndale. The items needed are: personal toiletries items such as toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, hand lotion, face cream, hand soap, shampoo & conditioner, hairspray. And for their children who come visit them on the weekends, we are collecting coloring books, crayons, construction paper, colored pencils, markers, and any toys for small children. There is a box in the foyer for these items. You may bring them to church with you or drop them by the church office during regular working hours. Monetary donations are very welcome! Please help these families by bringing donations! Thank you!

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 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!


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The Bible in a Year
Feb. 19 Leviticus 25,Mark 1:23-45
Feb. 20 Leviticus 26-27, Mark 2
Feb. 21 Numbers 1-2, Mark 3:1-19
Feb. 22 Numbers 3-4, Mark 3:20-35
Feb. 23 Numbers 5-6, Mark 4:1-20
Feb. 24 Numbers 7-8,Mark 4:21-41
Feb. 25 Numbers 9-11,Mark 5:1-20
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