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!
FUMC of Auburndale has many Ministry Opportunities where our people can get connected to the church. There is a "champion" for every team of ministry and a contact number where you can get in touch with them. If you have any other questions, you can call the church office.

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you."

John 15:1-2, 16 ESV
Action Teams
Awaken Youth Ministries
Champion: John Watkins  Contact info:551-9285
Lead and instruct our youth in grades six through twelve to active ministry in the Church as they grow in their relationship with Christ
Blessing Baskets
Champion: Renee Evans  Contact info:984-7061
request, collect and store items for families in need for Thanksgiving
Care Group Team
Champion: Russ Moore  Contact info:291-4861
visit and provide care to our members who are in assisted living, nursing homes and are homebound
Children's Home Representative
Champion: Alan & April Goff  Contact info:967-1262
keep our congregation aware of the ministry of the Children's Home and how we can be involved
Children's Ministries Team
Champion: Heather Watkins  Contact info:551-9285
oversee the Wednesday Afternoon, VBS, Nursery and Children's Church Ministry
We are in need of volunteers to help in the many events coming up in the children's department, such as:
Wednesday Afterschool Program
Children's Church
Nursery Volunteers

Not involved, but looking for a place? Maybe the children's department is for you!
Circle of Love
Champion: Roxanne McVay  Contact info:287-3112
A meal the first Monday night of each month for those who need assistance in our community
College Campus Ministry Representative
Champion: Nancy Mitchell  Contact info:967-1081
keeps our youth informed of activities at Wesley Foundations on University Campuses, encourages our church members who are attending college
Creative Worship Team
Champion: Jo Sterling  Contact info:967-5986
plan worship services
Communication Team
Champion: Ida Wright / Tim Moore  Contact info:662-4731 / 325-5009
Communicate ministry opportunities inside and outside walls of church
*Need someone to do press releases for events
*Need someone to distribute flyers for events
*Need groups that have taken photos to bring in
photos with who, what, where, when and who to
return them to. These can be digital or paper,
as they can be scanned.
Connect Groups
Champion: Dotty Harshberger  Contact info:670-9320
small groups coming together for Christian education and fellowship throughout the week in homes
Disaster Recovery Team
Champion: Nate Guteras  Contact info:414-0282
coordinate help to relief efforts around the world thru the United Methodist Church
Donut Fellowship Team
Champion: Dotty Harshberger  Contact info:670-9320
provide donuts for Sunday morning fellowship
Emmaus Community
Champion: Linda Christian  Contact info:551-1301
accountability group for those who have been to walk to Emmaus
Eucharistic Ministry Team
Champion: Russ Moore  Contact info:291-4861
provide Holy Communion to our members who are in assisted living or homebound
Family Night Dinners
Champion: Gaye Howell  Contact info:206-1348
family outreach events
Finance Team
Champion: Doug Murray  Contact info:407-921-7191
Funeral Meals Team
Champion: Mary Pierson  Contact info:967-7646
provide meal for church families who have lost a loved one
Greeter Team
Champion: Dianna Moore  Contact info:967-7007
to make everyone feel welcome as they enter the sanctuary for worship
Grounds and Landscaping
Champion: Lee Windisman  Contact info:967-6773
to keep grounds looking maintained
Haiti Mission Team
Champion: Mike Wnek  Contact info:660-0200
a mission that provides help and support to Haiti
History and Records Team
Champion: Margaret Blanchard  Contact info:967-4096
keeping old pictures and records safe and in order, for future generations
Lay Servant Ministry
Champion: Bill Sterling  Contact info:967-5986
coordinating training efforts through the conference for lay speakers
Media Shout Team
Champion: Bob Kirsop  Contact info:965-0824
announcements and visuals for worship
Men's Group
Champion: Neil Brown & Jim Brandeberry  Contact info:828-766-5922 & 667-3616
provide men in our congregation spiritual encouragement and fellowship
Member Retention Team
Champion: Russ Moore  Contact info:291-4861
strive to keep in touch with members that are not active in the ministry of our congregation
Mission Team
Champion: Renee Evans / Roxanne McVay  Contact info:287-2198 / 287-3112
Provide support for different missions functions
Money Counter Team
Champion: Dotty Harshberger  Contact info:670-9320
count tithes and offerings Monday mornings
Music Ministry Team
Champion: Judy Symes  Contact info:
Provide all music for worship services
New Members Class Team
Champion: Pastor Jim Mitchell  Contact info:967-1262
Class held every winter and fall to educate, connect and bring people into membership
Nursery Team
Champion: Cindy Holbrook, Terri Baer   Contact info:258-0512, 875-8688
to provide physical and spiritual care for babies thru preschool during service times
Pew Maintenance Team
Champion: ???  Contact info:???
Keep our pews clean and stocked with necessary items
Prayer Team
Champion: Linda Bushong  Contact info:510-0223
weekly intercessory prayer for the needs of our congregation
Prayer Shawl Team
Champion: Donna Baurenschub  Contact info:602-7710
a group that knits shawls to pray over them and then give to those going thru a tough time
Prime Timers
Champion: Lynda Bush  Contact info:956-1674
fellowship and devotional time for seniors
Prison Ministry Team
Champion: Bill Thompson  Contact info:510-5075
ministering to prisoners thru the Kairos Ministries
Pumpkin Patch
Champion: Heather Watkins  Contact info:398-3915
Manage fall fundraiser every October
Sign Team
Champion: Jerry Bond  Contact info:268-8339
to keep our sign up to date with info
Stewardship Team
Champion: Pastor Jim Mitchell  Contact info:967-1262
planning for yearly stewardship
Stephen Ministry
Champion: Bob and Pat Levesque  Contact info:603-867-9271
Provide comfort and support during and after a crisis
Technology Team
Champion: Allen Pierson  Contact info:967-7646
upkeep of all computer and software
United Methodist Women
Champion: Margaret Blanchard  Contact info:967-4096
women's ministries
Usher Team
Champion: Diana Moore  Contact info:967-7007
to handle all ushering needs for worship services
Visitor Retention Team
Champion: Jerry and Dee Bond  Contact info:268-8339
the process of welcoming visitors in worship, follow up, and connecting them to the church
Champion: John Watkins  Contact info:863-551-9285
Keep the church website updated and adding any new features.
Wedding Coordinator
Champion: Renee Evans  Contact info:984-7061
coordinate any wedding held here in our sanctuary
Worship Team
Champion: Jo Sterling  Contact info:967-5986
to prepare sanctuary for worship
Children/Youth Protection Team
Champion: ???  Contact info:???
to provide training for our volunteers one to two times a year
Sticky Tag
Champion: Linda Bushong  Contact info:510-0223
Providing name tags for worship service
Champion: Heather Watkins  Contact info:398-3915
Summer fun and teaching for children
Advent Festival
Champion: Heather Watkins  Contact info:398-3915
Celebrating advent with families
Audio Visual Team
Champion: Bob Kirsop  Contact info:965-0824
Handles all visual parts of worship
Video Announcement Team
Champion: Bob Kirsop  Contact info:965-0824
Sunday video announcements
Photography Team
Champion: Leslye Nelson  Contact info:967-8689
Check Request
Used for getting a check from the church

316 LAKE ARIANA BOULEVARD, AUBURNDALE, FL 33823 (863) 967-1262
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