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CELEBRATE  JESUS MISSION is coming to Seffner in One (1) weeks! 
Will you PRAY with us? "Lord, thank you for calling and empowering us; give us the courage to GO where you send us.  Amen."
Jesus ~ calls us ~ empowers us ~ sends us ~ listens to our stories and teaches us...
Please read more about Celebrate Jesus Mission on our "Celebrate Jesus..." page or visit us on Facebook.
   2014 = 126 Years and Growing  -  Celebrate with us! 
    Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 am
    First United Methodist Church of Seffner

    1310 S. Kingsway Road

    Seffner, FL 33584

Welcome - and thanks for visiting our website.  We hope you will find the information you are looking for here. 

Our church is located in Seffner, FL (near Tampa and Brandon) - southeast of the intersection of I-4 and I-75.

Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 am with
the Rev. Ed McWilliams. 

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Friends and neighbors are welcome to join us for any and all of our special events. 
For more info or questions please call our church office at (813) 689-3513 (hours 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

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The Final Celebrate Jesus Prayer Gathering

Our church family is invited to join other participating churches in the upcoming Celebrate Jesus Mission at the Final Monthly Prayer Gathering for the Tampa Area Mission to be held  on Friday, July 25, from 7-8 p.m., at Lutz First United Methodist Church,  960 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz, FL 33548; phone (813) 949-1751. 

We will pray for our churches, pastors and leaders, the communities around our churches, and the teams that will come to help us visit our neighbors during Mission Week this summer (July 26-August 2).

All are invited to come pray!

Celebrate Jesus T-Shirt Orders are ready for Pick-up

Don’t forget to pick up your free participant Celebrate Jesus T-shirt(s).  Please wear them this coming week.

Church Pot Luck Lunch

Sunday - July 27th

Please join us this Sunday, July 27th for a Pot Luck Lunch in the Fellowship Hall following the Worship Service.  This is a church wide event and a great opportunity to get to know our Celebrate Jesus Mission Team.

We are asking everyone to please bring a dish and the church will provide meats and drinks.  If you have any questions please call Darlene Greer at 813-451-6275.

We hope to see you there!

Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

Fifth Sunday Giving

On "each" Fifth Sunday, please join in helping to support The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in their call to serve more children in more places and in more ways, as The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home embarks on a second century of serving children.  Please utilize the Fifth Sunday giving envelope (an insert) in Sunday's bulletin.

New Pictorial Directories have Arrived!

...featuring some of the most beautiful people ANYWHERE!!!!!  Thanks to those who have worked diligently to make our New Directories.  They will be recognized at a later date.

Update on Refinancing of Church’s Loan to FUM Foundation

We have submitted our request to add $100,000.00 to our current loan with the Foundation
(present balance $179,000.00) to the Foundation.  The District Superintendent will review the loan request and add his signature of approval.  The Foundation will then review the request.  Assuming that we will get a favorable review, it is possible that the new loan will close sometime between mid July to the end of the month.  We will keep all informed of the
projects, (repairs and renovations), and the time tables.


As you may remember last month we asked all to pray about prayerfully considering giving to retire our mortgaged debt.  Please keep that in your prayers.  But the outreach and ministries of our church continue to require our financial support.  Please examine your giving to insure you have kept up with your pledge.  And consider additional giving in order to reach those in our community that need to know about the Grace and Forgiveness available through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Our Great Commission is to be fishers of men.

Up-Coming Events:

Oldies and Goldies Month


During the month of August, all music will be geared to the favorite hymns and songs of years past (Break out the Cokesbury Hymnal!) We all have favorites, and you will get a chance in each bulletin in July to request your favorites. These requests will be considered by Linda Wilkerson as she plans the music for each week in August. Please be mindful and 
understanding that there is a chance that your favorite(s) may not be sung this year. If you 
submitted a favorite in the past and it was not sung, please indicate that this is a repeated 
request by placing a number by it (2 = 2nd time) and so forth

Quick look at our calendar...



Missing Items

Please call the office if you have seen or know where the TV remote for the TV in the
Fellowship Hall is, an exercise walking CD that was in the TV, or a striped flannel bag that has black counterbalance weights in it that was with the standing scale in the storage room on the left of the stage.

Help Keep the Fellowship Hall Clean

Please help keep our Fellowship Hall clean. If you have a meeting or event using the
Fellowship Hall and/or kitchen please clean up any food, crumbs or spills on the counters and floors and take out the garbage to the dumpster outside. This must be done at every event.

We want to provide a clean space for everyone to use.



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 “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today." (Moses-Ex. 14:13)

Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind! He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot—come, let us rejoice in him. (Psalm 66:5,6)

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1st United Methodist Church of Seffner!
Potpourri of Happenings

July 24 & 31: Stone’s Small Home Group: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. 

July 21: Celebrate Jesus Coordinator’s Meetings: Mondays, 7:00 p.m. in the Pastor’s Office.

July 23: Family Support Group: 6:00 p.m. Every other Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall.

July 14 - 19: Youth at Camp: First Seffner Youth will be at Warren Willis Summer Camp in Leesburg.

July 25: Final Celebrate Jesus Prayer Gathering: Friday, 7:00 p.m. at First Lutz UMC.

July 26: Celebrate Jesus Opening Ceremony: Saturday, 3:00 p.m. at First Seffner in the Sanctuary.

July 27:  Church Pot Luck Lunch following the Sunday morning service.

July 26 - August 2: Celebrate Jesus Week: Saturday - Saturday.

July 30: Celebrate Jesus Mid-Week Celebration: Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. at St. James UMC.

August 1: Celebrate Jesus Block Party: Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Here at First Seffner Church grounds.

August 2: Celebrate Jesus Closing Ceremony: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at FirstSeffner in the Sanctuary.