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
PUBLIX APRONS Cooking School is Coming to our Church in September: We will be having a Chef cooking for us on Sunday, September 8, 6—8 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Only $25 per person with cooking demonstration and recipes from a Publix Aprons chef. A two-course meal will be served. Reservations required, along with advance payment. Register by August 30 by calling or visiting the church office. Online registration and payment is coming soon!

Attention Singles!!: **All Singles are invited to Beth Walker's home, 119 Kinstle Ave, Auburndale, for Dinner and Game Night on Tuesday, July 16 at 5:00 (bring your smile and an appetite, everything else provided.) 

**Singles Mingle will be having an End of July Summer Swim Party and Supper in the Restaurant at Schalamar Creek, hosted by Marie Wnek, on Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 4:00 pm! Come join us for both of these great events!!

The “Early Birds” singles group will be meeting every Tuesday during June at 11:00 a.m. in the Seekers room, then going to a restaurant to eat for lunch. The “Salt Miners” group will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Seekers room, and then go to a restaurant of choice. So, come to and enjoy good fellowship, food, and fun!! Come to either, or both! All singles are welcome!!

Summer Vacation: Taking a vacation over the summer offers us the opportunity for family time and hard-earned relaxation. As you are planning your next vacation, consider the following: Support Your Church from the Road Through Online, Text, or Mobile Giving – Whether you’re at a beach, museum, amusement park, airport or resort a thousand miles from home, the ability to make a gift to your Church is easy through one of your devices. eGiving is possible with online donation pages, smartphone app at GivePlus, and even texts sent from your cell phone. More information is in the lobby of the church sanctuary.

Back to School Breakfast for Auburndale High School Teachers and Staff: This is a great opportunity for our church to be a resource for our community. It will be on Monday, August 5, 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
We are feeding about 120 teachers and staff as an outreach for our School Partnerships. WE NEED YOUR HELP AS IT TAKES A VILLAGE (A CHURCH) TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE. Next Sunday you can begin to sign up to help with the Teacher Breakfast, including food items, cash donations and volunteers to assist with this outreach. We will also be providing a take home bag with information about our church schedule/activities and a small gift. Please participate in any way you like, so we can make this an awesome experience! This event is sponsored by the Missions Team.

Bloodmobile Coming: The Winter Haven Bloodmobile will be with us on Sunday, July 28, from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. The blood donation includes: Checkup, Blood Pressure, Iron Count, and Cholesterol results. All donations receive a FREE gift, and first time donors must have a photo ID. For more information call the blood bank at 297-1840. Make plans to give a pint of life saving blood!!

No Hungry Hounds: Even though school is out for the summer, we are still collecting for this program. The football team is still practicing, and will need snacks. For the month of June, we are still collecting JELLY of all kind! Please bring and put on the table in the foyer area of the church Sanctuary, or you may bring it to the church office during the week. Your donations are very much appreciated!!

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team is collecting again for the Blessing Baskets. The baskets are given to families at Thanksgiving in food and household items. For the month of June, we are collecting: Canned Vegetables, Boxed goods, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap & Shampoo, etc... Please check the expiration date NOT to expire in 2019. 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. Your donations help these families in need!

Knitting Group Started: If you knit, or have always wanted to learn how, here is your chance! We have a knitting group that meets every Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Make plans to come and bring a friend with you! At church on Sunday, look in the basket in the Sanctuary foyer and get a scarf to work on. The scarfs have been started, but need to be finished. Someone will be there to show you what to do if you have any questions.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Our Alzheimer's Support Group will not be meeting during the summer. We will be starting back in the Fall, and will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.If you are a caregiver, or if you have a family member / friend suffering with this condition, or just need information on this terrible disease, join us for support and education! Everyone is welcome!

Men's Bible Group: The Men’s Bible Group meets every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at Chamba's Hometown Cafe in downtown Auburndale. 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!

Ways to Give Back to FUMC Through Your Online Shopping: WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO FUMC THROUGH YOUR ONLINE SHOPPING
UMC Market - Go to www.umcmarket.org 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 www.smile.amazon.com 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS, SEE THE WEEKLY “FIRST FLASH” !

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!!

 

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Jul. 19 Psalm 23-25, Acts 21:18-40
Jul. 20 Psalm 26-28, Acts 22
Jul. 21 Psalm 29-30, Acts 23:1-15
Jul. 22 Psalm 31-32, Acts 23:16-35
Jul. 23 Psalm 33-34, Acts 24
Jul. 24 Psalm 35-36, Acts 25
Jul. 25 Psalm 37-39, Acts 26
 
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