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WORSHIP - YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL - CHILDREN'S SCHOOL are now all on one easy to fill out form. Click here

Though you can come each week, please register starting Monday morning and ending Thursday at 12noon.

Register by:

· Calling: Church Office at 352-343-2761

· Email:

· Then click on the red “Register" button.

Children & Youth Sunday School - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for safety precautions, either online or by calling the Church office by Thursday 4pm. This goes for all children through 5th grade and youth middle grade thru high school. Click here to register

Staying home to worship? We totally get it. We invite you to watch our services “LIVE” online each Sunday on:

Facebook: Tavares First United Methodist Church


YouTube: FUMCTavares

If you miss ourLIVE service but would still like to watch later that day or during the week, you're welcome to view recorded versions, on any of the three channels above, anytime following the service.

Looking for the short and quick children's message videos? Just click here

You can also check out our archived LIVE video worship services by clicking here

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UM Men’s Thursday morning Bible Study is at 7:30am every Thursday.  They are social distancing in the UMAC.  Bring your Bible and please wear a mask.  Contact Lindell 352-630-0032.

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TruthSeekers are meeting Thursdays at 6:30pm (Bldg.#555) for food, fellowship, and bible study.  We practice social distancing - Bring your Bible and please wear a mask.  Current study:  Book of Psalms.  Open to all adults to join anytime.  Bible study begins at 7:30p.  Child care available on advance request to Marsha 352-205-2012.

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2020 ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE - Oct 1, 2020 7:00 PM ET

Everyone is invited to attend this a Zoom meeting.

Charge Conference means voting members include only those that are:  “All members of the Church Council, or other appropriate body, together with retired ordained ministers whose membership is in your Charge Conference.” (as defined by BOD P246.2)

Register in advance for this meeting thru the EC District page:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

**Please view the "Lost Sheep" document at the bottom of this blog. If you are able to give us information on these folks from our Church it will be highly appreciated.**

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JAM – (JESUS AND ME) After school ministry will resume on Weds., October 28th and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all students, Kindergarten through 5th grade. There is a need for JAM volunteers to help with arts & crafts and Bible lessons! If you are interested, please get in touch with Pam Post at the church office!

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Middle & High School Youth Group will meet in the Youth House on Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30pm for lesson & fellowship. A snack will be served. Please contact Tom with questions and to register - (352) 217-6581.

Zoom is still being done for the lesson at 6:30pm!

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It’s All About God’s Children… Cooler weather (somewhat) has our thoughts turning toward fall, and kick-offing our drives to supply needed goods at Christmas. Please see the document below to find out how you can help us collect for the kids!!


FUMC Tavares



LOST SHEEP The following members of First UMC Tavares are not on record as still being connected to our Church. We do not have contact info for the following, or have no response from them about remaining a member. They will be removed from our membership at Charge Conference, in the year shown. If you know of current contact information for ANY of them, please notify the Church office at 352-343-2761. Thank you! This year’s conference is a Zoom meeting on Thursday, 10/1 at 7pm. All are welcome & encouraged to attend. For Removal in 2020: Anderson, Debra Bolivar, Jeb Burton, Mary Jo Duncan, Greg Fitzgerald, Frances Goings, Dan Goings, Gus Goings, Linda LeBar, Elaine Matthew, Norman Matthew, Pat McGee Jennifer Mihal, Michael Moulton, Steve Oliver, Vaughn Ranhorn, Katie Rea, Ruth Ann Rea, Scott Rehfeldt, Alesia Rehfeldt, Lacey Rehfeldt, Ray Rehfeldt, Ray Ward, Charlotte


It's All About God's Children is Coming Children and Family Ministries and The Children's Enrichment Center are joining again this Christmas season for a wonderful opportunity in which our church family can participate. The Children's Advocacy Center, the United Methodist Children's Home, Homeless Children in Lake County, and the Alan Madden Foundation are the ministries that work with children in this area. They have given us a list of needs that I hope we can help fill for all God's children at Christmas. Last year we had wonderful gift giving to each organization because our church is so generous. We hope this year will be no different. You will be able to give gently used as well as new to each organization along with gift cards and unwrapped gifts. This event will end at Christmas but the gift buying begins now so you will have plenty of time to gather your donations and put them under the tree. All the gifts will be held until Dec. 6th and then given to each organization. We realize there are only 77 days until December 6th but the school supplies are on sale now and there will be lots of sales between now and that date that we do not want you to miss. We also know this year will be very different than any other year since we will probably continue to be under social distancing and mask wearing, but the best part of this year is that gift cards will be great gifts and you can purchase them in the grocery store. Please remember to do your shopping now. I have included the list from each organization so you can purchase or collect from your home or order on line now. Let's make this a great year since our children have been confined to homes and computers they need a special time this year to see how much Christ loves the children. Thank you for your help, Pam Post and Jerry Bressin List of items: Children's Advocacy Center: Soft baby dolls, rattles, onesies, Hello Kitty items, Barbie dolls, Care Bars, playdough sets, Disney dress up kits, board games, puzzles, craft kits, coloring books, paint by number sets, art supplies, Shopkins, Lego Sets, superhero toys,hand held games, curling irons, blow dryers, back packs, headphones, Hatchales, watches/bling, purses/wallets, bath and body sets, nail polish, Axe products, (cologne, deodorant, ets.) superhero toys, small footballs. soccer balls, tonka trucks, Matchbox cars, toy trains, dinosaurs, baseballs, baseball gloves, sports equipment, scooters, pogo sticks, skate boards, DVD's such as Disney and Marvel movies. United Methodist Children's Home: Gift certificates to WalMart, Target, drug stores or movie theater for any amount. There will be small stockings on the tree for gift certificates. Lake County Homeless Children: Underwear and socks all sizes, school suplies-pencils, paper, scissors and glue, Backpacks for all ages, $10 gift cards for medical or personal hygiene needs, Like new toys for all ages, collar and crew neck school shirts all sizes, prepacakaged food eaten from the can -pop top cans only, snack size crackers, cookies, small cereal boxes and treats, canned meats, pasta, rice, persoanl grooming items-soap, shampoo, brushes, combs, hand sanitizer, wash cloths,hand towels, sneakers or other new shoes any size, coloring or activity books, books to read. Alan Madden Foundation-children aging out of foster care: Gift certificates to Walmart, Target, movie theater, drug store, personal grooming-shampoo, brushes, combs, plain t-shirts, any color /size adult size socks, Gently used is ok for the following: sheets, blankets, towels, bath, hand and wash cloths, pts and pans, kitchen towels, oven mits, dish clothss, measuring cups and spoons, cooking utensils, dust pan and broom. All the above take monetary donations as well. Make checks out the the organization except the homeless. Please put CEC/Homeless on the check for Lake County Homeless. Thanks you for the care and concern for all God's children at Christmas time. Blessings from the Children's Ministries and The Children's Enrichment Center.

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