A Benevolence Christmas CommUNITY Dinner on Wed, November 13

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Our next CommUNITY Dinner, Wednesday, Nov 13, will be a special time of celebrating AND supporting our FUMC Benevolence Ministry's Christmas Program!
Angel Tree- we will have a Christmas tree in the foyer of The Crossroads Center with angel tags containing a child's info on it and 3 gift ideas. If you would like to donate a monetary amount to go towards child’s gift instead of picking an angel, we will also gratefully accept those. What a beautiful way to sponsor a child for Christmas! (We will be accepting gift drop-offs in the Cafe area of The Crossroads Center between services on TWO SUNDAYS: Dec 1 and Dec 8.)

We will also have a canned food drive for the Thanksgiving food boxes that will be distributed by the Benevolence Ministry. A wagon will be placed at the entrance to the CommUNITY Dinner to collect your donations.

Our menu will be a full holiday feast of roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, veggies, and roll. A donation box will be available to help offset the cost of the meal. All proceeds from the meal will go towards the Benevolence Ministry and our Christmas program. Serving begins at 5:30PM.

Kid's Street Harvest Festival on Wednesday, Oct 30

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The Kids Street group will have cider, cookies and fall fun on October 30th.

Pick up and drop off as usual on Kids Street. (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

The children will begin the night with apple cider, cookies and a Fall Craft. At 6:30, they will all take part in visiting each small group, the choir and youth group for some treats and dancing fun in the youth room.

All kids are welcome to dress up in favorite book character or child friendly costume.

Love Your Church Day on Saturday, Nov 2

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Church family, let’s prepare for the coming season of Christmas by loving on our church!

We will have many visitors and we want our buildings prepared for them. Serving TOGETHER will be a great opportunity for the young and old alike. We are not just preparing our buildings, but also preparing our hearts for the celebration of Christ’s birth.

We will be doing simple chores for all ages. Be prepared to work indoors or outdoors.

For those that want to work inside we will be creating Christmas cards, sharpening pencils, cleaning windows among other simple tasks.

For those that want to work outside, we will be painting parking lot lines, safety yellow curbing/steps, trimming trees, pressure washing, window cleaning, throwing mulch and other simple tasks.

We look forward to serving with you!

Click HERE to sign up

8:30 AM - Meet at Crossroads Center for coffee, refreshments and organize

9:00 AM - Begin to work and serve

11:15 AM - Finish our tasks and cleanup.

11:30 AM - Eat! Our youth group will be serving pizza and drinks. Christmas music will be played.

For more info please contact Jody Woodward or the front office.

We have sign up sheets at the entrance to The Crossroads Center and the office bulletin board.

Pastor Appreciation Sunday on October 20

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The month of October is set aside for congregations to show appreciation for their Pastors- and we sure appreciate you, Pastor Ronnie!
Please join us between services in the cafe area of the CRC on Sunday, Oct 20 for light refreshments in honor of Pastor Ronnie. We will also have a  basket available for any cards or gifts that you would like to pass on to him.

 

Disaster Relief Re-Tarp Day Is RESCHEDULED for Saturday, Oct 26

Disaster Relief Re-Tarp Day for Wewa Planned ***RESCHEDULED!!!*** from Sat Oct 19 TO Sat Oct 26
A word from Pastor Ronnie:
"Ron Toole just called me to tell me that we're now under a tropical storm warning for Friday and Saturday and thus we're postponing the retarping until the next Saturday, October 26, 2019. Hopefully this new date works out for you all. I'll let you know, when I know, if anything else changes." - Pastor Ronnie

An opportunity to help our neighbors to the east has presented itself.

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What: Retarping a home with nice new beautiful blue tarps from FEMA

--> I have pictures and a written assessment of this home; it is a one story house with a moderately pitched roof covered in asphalt shingles with a single ridge so a good first project.

When: Very Soon --SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

Who: We need 5 more volunteers:

--> 3 people willing and able to climb up on that roof with me and position the tarp and nail it in place

--> 2 more to help coordinate and keep an eye on things from the ground level, including talking to the homeowner

Tools: hammer, utility knife

Supplies: I'll pick those up from Ron Toole on Wednesday, our Pensacola District Disaster Coordinator

Proposed Schedule:

--> 0600 :: gather at FUMC Crestview (Fellowship Hall parking lot); drive 2 hours to Wewah

--> 0800 :: meet and greet with the homeowners

--> 0815 :: get to work and knock it out in 3 hours

--> 1115 :: clean up and chat some more

--> 1200 :: eat lunch at Dickies BBQ Pit off Hwy 71 just south of I-10

--> 1300 :: return to FUMC Crestview by 1500 (3pm)

POC: Scott Sallberg, cell: 505-553-9631, email: scottsallberg@yahoo.com

Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

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The hurricane devastation in the Bahamas is extensive. If you would like to help this week, the following items are needed:
MREs , baby food, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes,
water purification,  soap (bars or liquid).

Bring them to the church office by Thur, Sept 19 next week  during normal business hours (9:00AM-4:00PM).

If you want to make a monetary gift, make the check out to FUMC and put “Bahamas” in the memo line.
100% of these funds will go directly to relief through the United Methodist Committee on Relief UMCOR.

Also, closer to home, please listen out for opportunities to do more relief work in the Panama City/Marianna area in the  coming weeks.

Lastly, some time in the next few weeks, our church parking lot will be used as a collection/staging place for hurricane relief   supplies. Parking may be disrupted for a couple of weeks, but we will be greatly assisting in disaster relief.