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.

Bulletin Highlights
Church Work Day: Members, we urge you to attend the Church Work Day here at the church this Saturday, August 20, from 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. We can use all the hands we can get, so please make plans to come and help make our church and campus beautiful!

Bloodmobile Here Sunday: The Winter Haven Bloodmobile will be with us this Sunday, August 21, from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. It includes a Wellness Checkup, Blood Pressure, Iron Count and Cholesterol results. You will receive a free gift with your blood donation, and first time donors must have a photo ID. Please stop by and give a pint of blood before you leave today. You could save a life!!

Rummage Sale Coming!!: The UMW Rummage Sale is Saturday, September 10, from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come and find some real bargains! Now is the time to clean out your closets, drawers and kitchen cabinets and bring your gently used items to donate! Donations will be accepted in the UMW room;
Tues. - Thurs., Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 AND Sept. 6 - 8, from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
HELP!!! We need VOLUNTEERS to help out, so please call Margaret Blanchard at 967-4096 or the church office!

Parents Morning Out Program Beginning: PMO takes place on Tuesday Mornings, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and begins on Tuesday, September 13, for children—6 Months Old through Pre-K. There is no fee for this ministry. Registration Forms are in the Lobby area in the Sanctuary and in the church office.

Upcoming Meetings: Mission Team Meeting - Monday, August 22
6:00 PM in the Conference Room

Committee on Nominations - August 23
6:30 PM in the Conference Room

SPRC Meeting - Monday, August 29
7:30 PM in the Conference Room

News from the Music Director: Get Out of the Summer Rut!  Do something different!  Give it a try!
Here are your chances to make a difference in the lives of
those who come to worship and in the process, yourself!

Come join us at one of these opportunities!

Monday, 6:00pm, Praise Singers rehearsals (starts Aug. 22)
Wednesday, 6:00pm, Bell Ringers rehearsals (starts Aug 24)
Wednesday, 7:00pm, Choir rehearsals (in the Fellowship Hall)
Thursday, 6:00pm, Praise Team Instruments (starts Aug. 25)

You know you want to!  Just DO IT!  We'll see you then!

Ready for In-Depth Bible Study?: DISCIPLE I Fast-Track Bible Study returns in September on Tuesday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. DISCIPLE I goes through the entire Bible in 24 weeks.
New This Year: DISCIPLE II Fast-Track Bible Study (beta group)
on Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings.
Disciple II focuses on Genesis-Exodus and Luke-Acts.
Stay tuned for more details and registration.

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.

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!

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:

Blessing Baskets: Our Mission Team is collecting items for our annual Blessing Baskets in November. We are taking canned goods, boxed items, toiletries, toothbrushes & toothpaste, etc... Please think about our baskets when you are in the grocery store and help donate! You may bring the items to church with you on Sunday, or drop them by the church office during regular working hours. Thank you for your help in helping people in our community!!

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!

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!


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The Bible in a Year
Aug. 30 Psalm 129-131, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
Aug. 31 Psalm 132-134, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Sep. 30 Isaiah 9-10, Ephesians 3
Oct. 30 Jeremiah 20-21, 2 Timothy 4
Oct. 31 Jeremiah 22-23, Titus 1
Nov. 30 Ezekiel 37-39, 2 Peter 2
Dec. 30 Zechariah 13-14, Revelation 21
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