First United Methodist Church of
Auburndale, Florida
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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
Prime Timer's Trip May 3: The tram ride at the Circle B Bar Reserve (Polk's nature discovery center) has been reserved for the Primetimers  on Thursday May 3, 2018. The vans will leave the church at 9:00 am for the 9:30 am tour departure time.  It will be a bring you own bag lunch & drink. Water will be provided.  We will eat following the tour. The seating is limited to 25, so please call the church office for reservations and advise if you would like to take the van or will be driving your own transportation. 

Baby Shower: You've seen the pictures, you've heard the news. Now come and meet Fielder as he giggles and coos! Please join us for a Sip & See introducing Charles "Fielder" Goddard III! Drop in at Tina and Jeff Dentel's house anytime between 7-8 pm on Tuesday, April 24. Please RSVP to Heather at 398-3915 (text or leave a message)

Vacation Bible School News: Save the Date! June 25-29, 9am to noon
*Helpers needed: decorators, group leaders, and registration table workers
*Items/Supplies needed: blue tarps, rafts, canoes, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, fire pit, campfire benches
If you’d like to help or have supplies we can borrow, please contact Heather Watkins at 863-398-3915 or heatherwatkins@hotmail.com Thanks!

Blessing Basket Information: The Mission Team continues to collect items for the Blessing Baskets that is given to families at Thanksgiving in November. The April collection will be canned vegetables, toiletries and household items. Please check the expiration date not to expire in 2018. 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.

National Day of Prayer: The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3, 2018, and the Auburndale Community Breakfast will take place at the Auburndale Civic Center (Sponsored by Auburndale Chamber of Commerce)from 7:30 - 9:00 am. The cost is $10/person, and tickets are available in the church office, while they last. Get yours before they are gone!

The Singles Mingle: THE SINGLES MINGLE, will be meeting every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Seekers Room at the church, followed by supper at a restaurant chosen at the meeting. Come and bring a friend with you! Contact Ida Wright for more information.

Amazon Smile: Do you have an Amazon account? Special Promotion for Amazon Smile accounts! 3 X your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase! Go to:
smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1588227 and Amazon donates to First UMC of Auburndale! See First Flash weekly email for more information.

Men's Bible Group: The Men’s Bible Group meets every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at Café 92. 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!

Alzheimer's / Dementia Educational Support Group: We have a new Support Group starting here at the church on Alzheimer's / Dementia, and it will take place the first Tuesday of each month, at 12:30 pm. and lunch will be provided. The topics will be: Dementia/Alzheimer's basics, Caregiver concerns. McKenzie Malone, LPN, the guest speaker. McKenzie is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. *Caregiver's only, please! If you, or you know of any caregiver's, please let them know about these meetings and invite them to attend!
Contact Shannon Lusa to RSVP and for more information at 863-640-8470. Join us!

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.

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!!

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” !

 

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The Bible in a Year
Apr. 26 II Samuel 23-24, Luke 19:1-27
Apr. 27 I Kings 1-2, Luke 19:28-48
Apr. 28 I Kings 3-5, Luke 20
Apr. 29 I Kings 6-7, Luke 20:27-47
Apr. 30 I Kings 8-9, Luke 21:1-19
May. 26 I Chronicles 28-29, John 9:24-41
May. 27 2 Chronicles 1-3, John 10:1-23
 
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