Fall Book Fair on Wednesday, Sept 11

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Our Fall Book Fair (in conjunction with CommUNITY Dinner) will take place on Wed, Sept 11 in the cafe area of The Crossroads Center beginning at 5:30PM. Come visit with the teachers, sign up for classes, and peruse & purchase books! Bible Study & Small Groups begin the following week. For more information on classes and to sign up online please visit http://fumcrestview.com/adult-ministries .

CommUNITY Dinner & Church Council on Wednesday, Sept 11



Dinner will be served at 5:30PM in The Crossroads Center.

Menu is baked chicken, green beans, salad & roll. 

Please bring a dessert to share if you are able.

A donation box will be provided to help offset the cost of the meal.

Youth, Kid’s Street, Nursery, and Chancel Choir all begin at 6:00PM.

Church Council begins at 6:30PM.

Our Fall Book Fair will also take place this night in the cafe area of The Crossroads Center beginning at 5:30PM. Come visit with the teachers, sign up for classes, and peruse & purchase books! Bible Study & Small Groups begin the following week. For more information on classes and to sign up online please visit http://fumcrestview.com/adult-ministries .


Disaster Response Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug 25


We will have a special recognition on Sunday, Aug 25 in all services for those in our congregation that have participated in disaster relief .

Our UMCOR Sager-Brown mission team that is leaving for Louisiana on Sept 8 will be commissioned on this Sunday at our 11:00AM Traditions Service.

Thank you to all who have eased the suffering of our brothers and sisters in disaster areas by sponsoring and/or going to those areas in crisis!

Kid's Street Back to School Bash Wednesday, Aug 14

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See you all tonight for our Fall Back to School Bash. To kick off the new year we will have snacks and praise song followed up by a best of the best dominos and other favorites from this summer! We will take a look at our Fall Schedule and plan for a fun year. Parents - our annual Registration Forms will be on site along with volunteer sign up sheets. We are so excited for our new year! Bring a friend, a snack or your favorite praise song if you would like to have a few more of your favorite things with you tonight.

REFIT on Mondays & Fridays


REFIT is more than just fitness -- it’s a life changing fitness experience. With the fitness world – and the world at large – telling you to change or improve, REFIT is here to say that you are enough. REFIT combines powerful movements with positive music that, of course, changes your body -- but your body is only the beginning. Bottom line: REFIT is a great workout that you’ll feel great about!

REFIT takes place in The Crossroads Center Youth Room every Monday & Friday at from 8:45-9:45AM. All are welcome!

Disaster Relief Opportunities in August and September 2019


(1) There is a list of at least 136 roofs that have still not been repaired in our neighbors to the east in the Marianna district and thus they need to be re-tarped. As this re-tarping is not taking place during the "relief" stage, some of the mandatory training requirements rules for FEMA and UMCOR are relaxed, so we are inviting folks that want to help, but have not-yet-been-trained to help out. More info on exactly when & where this re-tarping will take place is being worked right now. Folks at the district and conference level are working on obtaining the materials and supplies for the effort that may start as early as this upcoming weekend August 10-11, 2019 !!


(2) Connecting Neighbors Workshops is all about disaster preparedness and also helping our most vulnerable neighbors. Since we're in the Pensacola district, our workshop is scheduled for September 7 at Navarre UMC:

(3) There are two more Basic Early Response Training (ERT) classes scheduled for the near term at Shalimar UMC on August 17 and Perdido Bay UMC on September 14:


Tuesday Morning Women's Lunch Out & New Bible Study on Tues, Aug 6


Tuesday Ladies Bible Study Fellowship Lunch
August 6th @ McAllister's Deli, 11:30 AM
Bring a friend! Hope to see you there!
Our next study - James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore - begins on August 20th @ 9:30 am! Books will be available for purchase at the luncheon. Cost is $16. Please contact Sheila Stout to reserve/purchase a copy.

Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 11


All students- no age limit- are invited to bring your backpacks
to church with you on Sunday, August 11 because they will
be blessed for the new school year at a special time during
each service. Let's celebrate the beginning of the new school year
and invite God to go with us back into the classroom!

Kid’s Street News:

Drop off instructions for 9:45 and 11:00 am service: Bring your child and their backpack to your regular Sunday morning service.  Following the “Blessing of the Backpacks” the Sunday school leaders will take the children to Kid’s Street for Sunday School as scheduled.  Nursery will be open on Kid’s Street and in the Cry Room during the 9:45 service.

Pick up:  Children will be located in their normal Kid’s Street classrooms for pick up.  Please ask an usher for assistance if you need help finding Kid’s Street. 

Questions: There will be volunteers on Kid’s Street to answer any questions and help you find your way if needed.Text or call Angela at (334) 488-2065 if you have any questions.

UMCOR Connecting Neighbors Emergency Response Workshop on Saturday, Sept 7


Connecting Neighbors is a curriculum from UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. It is designed to inspire your congregation and community to be better able to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property and to respond to our neighbors in helpful, cooperative and caring ways on behalf of the Church and in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

Please see


for more info and to sign up.

Hurricane Michael Clean-Up on Saturday, July 27


Another month has gone by, but the work remains, so it is time for another episode of neighbors helping neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Activity:  Removing the rest of the tree off of a shed one piece at a time and carting it to the curb.

 When:  Saturday, July 27, 2019

 Work Time:  8am-Noon [[[ note the earlier start time! trying to avoid the worst heat! ]]]

 For Whom:  For Debbie's elderly Aunt Rena ((( yes, if you're keeping track, this will be our 3rd visit to Aunt Rena's! )))

 Where:  xxxx East 8th Street, Panama City, FL

 Tools: We've got the chainsaws and ladders covered

Manpower: We could really use several more folks for transporting the dismembered tree parts to the curb.

Attire:  Safety glasses or goggles, work gloves, long sleeve shirt, work pants or jeans, and sturdy shoes or boots

Contact:  Scott Sallberg @ 505-553-9631; phone call or text; or this email: scottsallberg@yahoo.com

Travel:  Meet up at FUMC/Fellowship hall parking lot at 6am [[[ note the earlier start time ]]]; I have room for up to 8 of us in my Suburban; and we’re usually back at FUMC by 2-3pm since we'll eat lunch in Panama City after the work is done.

 Grace & Peace, Scott