You Won't Believe All of the Sweet Goodness Going On at FUMC Tavares!

No, we're not serving donuts...but we do have some pretty sweet things on our plate!


You are welcome to come each week, however we ask that you please register for each week starting Monday mornings and ending Thursdays at 12:00noon. Registration is required to remain within the CDC guidelines as we want to assure that everyone has a safe worship experience.

You may register by:

· Calling our Church Office: 352-343-2761

· Emailing the Church:

· Visiting our website Then go to “Register for In-Person Worship”

If you're out of town or staying home to worship we fully understand and invite you to watch our services “LIVE” each Sunday on Facebook, Our Website, or YouTube

You may also watch recorded versions of our live worship services from Facebook,

Our Website (under the Recent Services tab), or YouTube within 24-48 hours after our live worship service.

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UM Men resuming on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month. We gather at 8:00 a.m. for fellowship & devotion, and plan for service projects.  All men are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend! We social distance and adhere to all CDC guidelines.

UMM Info: Contact Don at 352-742-2651.

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Children’s Church officially kicks off with a PARTY September 20, 2020! All children through 5th grade are invited. Registration is required as we adhere to all CDC guidelines.

Please call the church office 352.343.2761 to reserve your child’s spot or register online. Deadline to register for Children's Church is Thursday each week. Click here to register for the next upcoming Children's Church Sunday School Session.

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

Everyone is invited to attend. This will be a Zoom meeting. 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. 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)

**Please view the "Lost Sheep" document or download the PDF at the end of this blog post. And if possible, please contact us with information on these folks from our Church**

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Please keep the family of Jayne Haynes in prayer, and join us to celebrate her life on Sat., September 26th, at 2pm in the Sanctuary.

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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.  

You may register the church website, or pick up a hard copy at the Church office during our office hours Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9:00am - 1:00pm.  

To provide Safe Spacing, we are accepting a limited number of students, on a first come, first serve basis, with church members having first priority. We also follow CDC guidelines.

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 352.343.2761

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Middle & High School Youth Group will meet in the Youth House on Wednesdays from 6:00pm- 7:30pm for lesson & fellowship. Snack will be served. We are adhering to all CDC guidelines.

Contact Tom: (352) 217-6581.


FUMC Tavares



Lost sheep 2020
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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!

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

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