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   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 Rev. Ed McWilliams.  Please come and see...

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.) OR "LIKE" US ON OUR FACEBOOK Page!

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Celebrate Jesus Prayer Gathering Info:

Stay tuned for an update on the May Gathering

New Pictorial Directories:

Hopefully, we will receive our Pictorial Directories soon, 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.

Quick look at our calendar...



April 27:    Lighthouse Ministries at the Worship Service (Luncheon to follow)

Resurrection Rolls

Recipe and Instructions for Easter Rolls that tell the true meaning of Easter which is the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This is an inspiring family project that can be done on Easter Morning....

Ingredients needed:
        Crescent rolls
        Melted butter
        Large Marshmallows

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

Give each child one triangle of crescent rolls.  Explain that he crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.  Read Matthew 27: 57-61

1. Give each child a marshmallow.  This represents Jesus.

2. Have him/her dip the marshmallow in melted butter.  This represents the oils of embalming.

3. Now dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar.  This represents the spices used to anoint the body.

4. Then wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside.)  This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.

5. Place all in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.  The oven represents the tomb--while you are waiting for the rolls to bake, read Matthew 27:62-66.

6. Remove rolls from oven and let them cool slightly.  Now the children can then open their rolls (cloths) and discover that Jesus is no longer there! HE IS RISEN!!!!  (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.)

~ Now read Matthew 28:1-10

Enjoy your warm rolls as you rejoice at the good news of Easter!  And then go and tell someone else the good news today! ~

Coming Events:

Sing with the children on Mother's Day ~ All ladies (age 18 and older) are invited to sing a special song on Mother's Day with the children.  Please join us for rehearsal from 6:45 - 7:00 p.m. on April 23, April 30 and May 7 and plan to be a part of this memorable day.

May 3:  Women's Spring Luncheon ~ The Women's Spring Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  All women are invited to come and enjoy lunch, program and fellowship.  The program, Life's A Song, will include some special music by our Children's Choir.  The lunch menu is a potato, salad and dessert bar.  cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for 4-12 year olds and free for 3 years and younger.  A sign up sheet is in the Narthex.  Invite your family and friends to join you.

May 4:  Meatball Cook-Off ~ Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Taste different meatballs and choose the winner.  1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prizes will be awarded.

    Donation of $5.00 per each crock pot entry.

    Prices:  $5.00 per Single
                 $7.00 per couples, &
                 $10.00 per family.

Please sign up in the Narthex or send email to Daniel Allen at
All proceeds to help the Youth attend Warren Willis Summer Camp and Night of Joy.  Thank you for supporting our Youth!!!

May 10:  Boy Scout Troop 797 Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, May 10 from 5-7p.m.  Dinner service includes ~ Salad, Spaghetti, Marinara Sauce, Bead, Tea or Water, And Dessert.  Tickets are $5.00 in advance or $7.00 at the door.  Carry out will be available upon request.



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Potpourri of Happenings

April 24 - Stone’s Small Home Group: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.  Will meet at Ellen Keller’s home.

April 27 - Youth Group Meting, 5:00 p.m.:  In the Fellowship Hall and Youth Room.

April 27 (& continuing until July 26) - We will be "Building A Wall of Water". We will be collecting "cases" of bottled water to support the Celebrate Jesus week.

April 22 - Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the Sunday School Youth Room.

April 25 - Spaghetti Dinner, 6:00 p.m.:  Join us for fellowship and a delicious Spaghetti and Meatball dinner in the Fellowship Hall.