First United Methodist Church Of Auburndale Florida - Love Jesus, Love Others, and Server the World
Welcome Luncheon for New Youth Director : Make plans to come to church this Sunday, August 28, at 10:30 a.m., and stay after church for a "Welcome" Luncheon for our new Youth Director, Theresa Reiter. Come meet her and let's make her feel welcome to our church family! Welcome, Theresa and family!!

Genesis Bible Study Starting: Pastor C.J. will be starting a new weekly Bible Study on Genesis, beginning Tuesday, September 6, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference room at the church, and also through a Zoom meeting at 7:00 p.m. You can just come to the meeting, or if you would be interested in attending through Zoom, please let Pastor C.J. know or call the church office to receive the zoom invitation. Everyone is invited!!

New Book Study Starting: Pastor C.J. is starting a new Book study of "The Walk" on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 3:00 p.m. in the Conference room. If you are interested in attending this study, please let Pastor C.J. know, or call the church office. We have a few books left, so sign up today!

Prayer Team News : The Prayer Team meets every Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. on a Zoom meeting to pray for the needs of our congregation and prayer requests turned in. You would not have to pray out loud if you don't want to. If you would like to be part of the prayer team, please call the church office and they will be glad to get you signed up to receive the zoom invitation and prayer list.

We also have a new Prayer Request Box in the lobby area of the Sanctuary and a brand new Prayer Box outside (located at the cul-de-sac) for the community to leave prayer requests. Prayer requests from both prayer boxes will be prayed on by the Prayer Team on Monday mornings. Special thanks goes to Jim Brandeberry for designing and building the prayer boxes.

Crafty Ladies: Our Crafty Ladies are meeting the first Wednesday of each month in the Seekers Sunday School classroom at 9:00 a.m. Their next meeting is September 7. Make plans to come, and have a great time of crafts, good food and fellowship! ALL ladies are invited and encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there!!

United Methodist Men's Breakfast: Our men meet every Thursday morning for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Schalamar Creek Golf and Country Club. We invite men of all ages to come join us every week for friendship, learning, prayers, and of course, chow! We will even pay for your first breakfast ourselves! See you there!!

Knitting and Crocheting Group Starting: If you like to knit or crochet, or would like to learn how, this group is for you! We have a knitting/crochet group starting on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference room here at the church. All materials are supplied, so come have fun and fellowship!!

Music News: Attention Choir & Bell Ringers!! (And all prospective members)
Choir and Bell practice is starting back on Wednesday, Sept. 7, and both practices will be upstairs in the Education building.

Choir practice is at 5:30, with Bell practice at 6:30 p.m. If you have been wanting to join the choir or bells, now is the time! We hope to see you there!!

Charge Conference Scheduled: Our yearly Charge Conference is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at Dundee United Methodist Church, 219 E Merrill Avenue in Dundee. Everyone is invited, and encouraged to attend!!

Writing of Bible Scripture: Our church is challenging those who would like to be in God's word daily, and one way to study and memorize verses is to write them down.

Each day, all 365 days, you will take 5 minutes and HAND WRITE the scripture for the day. Each month has a theme, but on a daily basis, you will have one scripture to write and try to memorize for that day. You could use a small notebook, or 3 x 5 index cards, whatever you want to use.

Write the scripture for that day (work on your writing skills) and then repeat/read the scripture throughout the day (Memory Skills) Who knows? It may be JUST what you need for THAT day. The lasting effects are eternal! Won't you join us to improve your memorization skills and your write skills? Contact the church office for your copy of verses for the month.

The Bridges of America: The Bridge of Auburndale is now collecting again the following items:

Magazines
Toiletries (New) personal and full size,
Women's clothes
PJ's in good condition
Casual business clothes for interviews
New towel sets: bath towel, hand towel, washcloth

Collection bins will be available in the lobby on Sundays or bring them by the church office.

Amazon Smile and UMC Market: When you are shopping online, don't forget to use Amazon Smile and UMC Market! Our church receives a small amount of a financial gift from these companies/stores! It is an easy way to raise funds for your church when you order online.

Sign up for Amazon Smile and select First United Methodist Church of Auburndale as your preferred charity at: smile.amazon.com

Remember to shop for deals at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you!

UMC Market is Back in operation! Are you using UMC Market when you buy anything online (on a website other than Amazon)? With UMCMarket.org, giving is as easy as 1-2-3

1. Go to UMCMarket.org and select your local ministry and click to join and give
2. Select from thousands of stores and shop for your everyday items
3. Each purchase generates a donation to your ministry, sent directly to your location.

Use UMCMarket.org when you shop online!!


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