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
Christmas Cookies & Crafts: Join us Wednesday, November 30, from 5-7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We'll have pizza, make Christmas crafts, and bake cookie-cutter Christmas cookies! This is for kids of all ages! Invite a friend!

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Our Choir will present a Christmas Cantata, “JESUS! The Advent of Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6:00 PM. Please start inviting your family & friends by giving out the flyers in your bulletin. There is also a stack on the table in the foyer, so pick up a few more on your way out! A reception will follow the Cantata, so please make cookies and goodies, and bring them to the Fellowship Hall before it starts. We hope to see you there!

Angel Tree: Our Mission Team will be sponsoring the "Angel Tree" once again this year. It will be in the foyer this Sunday, Nov. 20. This years recipients will be students from Stambaugh Middle School. Please come to church prepared Sunday to "pick" an angel from the tree, purchase the item listed on the angel, and bring it back by the deadline, Dec. 11. You can make a difference to the students and their parents!

Circle of Love Toy Drive: The Circle of Love Team is now collecting UN-wrapped Christmas gifts for boy & girls, age 1 - 12 yr old, and $20 Walmart gift cards for the teens. Please bring your gifts on Sunday & put them in the box in the Sanctuary or drop them off at the church office during the week. These gifts will be a tremendous blessing to the parents who will not be able to buy for their children! YOU can be that blessing!! Thank you in advance!

Prime Timer's December Outing: The Prime Timers will be attending the spectacular Christmas Gala  presented by the Dept. of Music of Florida Southern College. It is being held  on Saturday, December 10,  at the College.  The luncheon and Gala will be $20.00.  The buffet luncheon will be served beginning at 12:00 noon with the vans leaving the church at 11:30.  We hope you will join us for the wonderful event.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Paid reservations deadline is Sunday, December 4 to the church office. Transportation space is limited so please indicate if you wish to go in the van or will provide your own transportation. For further information,  you may contact the office or contact Lynda Bush.

Sanctuary Christmas Decorating: Volunteers are needed to decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas this Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4:00 PM. Pizza will be served to all workers. Come, join us as we decorate for the Christmas season!

Boston Butt Roast Sign Up: Our Mission Team is having a Fundraiser, and are selling their world famous Boston Butt Roasts. When you come to church on Sunday, please stop by the table in the courtyard and sign up for purchase one, or more, of these delicious roasts. The cost is $35 each, and it is worth it! Please tell your family and friends, and sign them up, as well! Don't miss out!!

Walking Women News: Our “Walking Women” would like to invite all women to join them in walking every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings! They meet at 9:00 AM at the TECO Trail off Denton Avenue in Auburndale. If you have any questions, please call Mary Ramsey at 662-5890. Come walk and enjoy fellowship, too!!

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.

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!

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:


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There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.

Isaiah 11:1

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The Bible in a Year
Dec. 8 Daniel 8-10, 3 John 1
Dec. 9 Daniel 11-12, Jude 1
Dec. 10 Hosea 1-4, Revelation 1
Dec. 11 Hosea 5-8, Revelation 2
Dec. 12 Hosea 9-11, Revelation 3
Dec. 13 Hosea 12-14, Revelation 4
Dec. 14 Joel 1-3, Revelation 5
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