Hurricane Clean Up on Saturday, March 30

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It's that time again to help another neighbor out...

Activity:  Clearing tree debris from the front and back yard

When:  Saturday, March 30, 2019

Work Time:  9am-1pm

For Whom:  Ms. Pat

Where:  Altha, FL

Tools:  Several pairs of hands are needed, and perhaps one more chain saw

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

Details:  There are a handful of trees down in the yard that she'd like helping cutting up and dragging to the curb for removal by the county; and if there's time there's also a large pine tree further back in the yard.

Back story:  We "advertised" on the Hurricane Michael Updates Facebook page and Pat's daughter Penny, who grew up in Crestview asked if we could help her 79-year young, widowed mother.

Bottom line:  We need to help our neighbors.

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 7am; I have room for up to 8 of us in my Suburban

P. S. We received over 60 requests for help from the Facebook page and we'll be sorting through them to address the problems that our small group can help with and sending some out to other groups.  We'll be arranging these cleanup adventures until we run out of people to help.  Don't worry if you can't make it this time, we'll go out again at least once a month, maybe twice.

Grace & Peace,

Scott Sallberg

Spring Study Groups

Spring Study Groups

Our next term of Wednesday Night Study Groups begins March 27th!

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Daytime Study Groups begin on March 5th & March 28th.

Our Study Group Book Fair & Registration will be on Wednesday, March 13th (@ the CommUNITY Dinner) & Sunday, March 17th (during all 3 worship services). Click on the titles below for the class and sign up- we'll save a seat for you.

Drop off for our Wednesday evening programs for children is at 5:45PM. Nursery, Kid's Choir, and Kid's Street activities meet on Kid's Street located on the breezeway. Youth activities take place in The Crossroads Center.
Please click onto our website link to sign up!
http://fumcrestview.com/study-groups

Combined Worship Service on Sunday, March 24

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DISCOVERY Youth Sunday

Sunday, March 24

1 Combined Service at 10:45 AM /

Main Sanctuary

Discovery Weekend is a 42-hour spiritual formation retreat for rising 6th-8th graders. It is hosted by our Senior High youth & adult volunteers and covers the gifts of prayer, Baptism, and communion and wraps up with this morning’s Youth led Discovery Sunday worship service.

There will be NO elementary Sunday School or Chapel this week due to Discovery Sunday. Children ages 5 to 5th grade are invited to attend our family-friendly combined worship service beginning @ 10:45 AM with their family. There WILL be nursery care available beginning at 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM for ages 6 weeks to 4 years. 

Sunday School relocations are as follows: Messengers in the front office, FISH in the Prayer Room, Agape 212, Wesley Bible in the conference room, Vines and Branches in room 213, Biblical Pilgrims in the Chapel, and Front Porch Family in Pauls old office.


Study Group Book Fair on Wednesday, March 13

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BOOK FAIR for Spring Study Groups will be held during the CommUNITY Dinner this Wed at The Crossroads Center. Peruse the books, meet the teachers, and sign up!
The prayer/discipleship resource table has books ranging from $1 and up. We have books for all ages.
Our next term of Wednesday Night Study Groups begins March 27th!
Daytime Study Groups begin on March 5th & March 28th.
Our Study Group Book Fair & Registration will be on Wednesday, March 13th (@ the CommUNITY Dinner) & Sunday, March 17th (during all 3 worship services). Click on the titles below for the class and sign up- we'll save a seat for you.
Drop off for our Wednesday evening programs for children is at 5:45PM. Nursery, Kid's Choir, and Kid's Street activities meet on Kid's Street located on the breezeway. Youth activities take place in The Crossroads Center.
Please click onto our website link to sign up!
http://fumcrestview.com/study-groups

Hurricane Clean-Up in Youngstown on Saturday, March 9

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Hurricane Michael Clean-Up is SCHEDULED for THIS Saturday, March 9!
What's up? Our cleanup efforts at Mrs. Virginia Page's home north of Cottondale went well last Saturday, February 23, so we've contacted another family on the list that needs help.
Activity: Clearing tree debris and perhaps some debris from the destroyed garage and damaged house
When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Work Time: 9am-1pm
For Whom: Mr. and Mrs. Kelly
Where: Youngstown, FL
Tools: Several pairs of hands are needed, and perhaps one more chain saw
Attire: Safety glasses or goggles, work gloves, long sleeve shirt, work pants or jeans, and sturdy shoes or boots
Details: There are three pine trees blocking their driveway that they'd like us to trim up and possibly move or drag off of the driveway. Given the description of the size of the trees, my 4x4 Suburban may be able to drag them off the driveway after we trim off the extra branches and cut them down to size. They would like to repurpose these downed trees to rebuild their garage.
More details: There is also a large amount of debris (including glass) in the yard since their garage was largely destroyed, a portion of their house roof was blown off, and about a dozen of their windows were blown out. Thus they're partially under a blue tarp. Helping with the roof will have to wait for another day or another group.
Back story: The Kellys have been previously hit by three other hurricanes and tornados, including Hurricane Katrina while living in New Orleans back in 2005 and now Hurricane Michael here on the pan handle. Additionally, nearly everybody that they've contacted for help has not followed through, not even the contractors that they would have paid for help.
Bottom line: We need to help our neighbors.
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 7am; I have room for up to 8 of us in my Suburban
P. S. There are literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of people out there that still need help, so we'll be arranging these cleanup adventures until we run out of people to help. Don't worry if you can't make it this time, we'll go out at least once a month, maybe twice.
Grace & Peace, Scott

Dean's Cake House Easter Fundraiser / Orders In By April 7

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Our Women’s Service Group is holding a fundraiser to benefit our Youth & their Mission Trip, Children’s VBS, and Pastor Kris Kopacz.

All orders must be prepaid with ‘Women’s Service Group’ on the memo lines of any checks.

Prices and types of Cakes & Cookies are below. Deadline to order is Sunday, April 7.

You can see Sharon Wykle, Darlene Bloom, Eloise Coker, Sheila Stout, Margaret Larson, Julie Field, or any member of the Women’s Service Group, or stop by the church office during normal business hours to place an order.

Cakes & cookies can be picked up on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00AM-2:00PM (or call for an appt with Sharon at 850-682-5336 / 850-830-5536) OR Easter Sunday, April 21 in The Crossroads Center after each worship service.

Budget & Bagels before Discovery Sunday Worship on March 24

It’s that time of year again!

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Time for the Finance Team to complete their great work of setting the budget for the coming year. We want our FUMC family to have the opportunity to look over the proposed budget and ask questions prior to the next Church Council meeting, when it will be voted on.

Join us for bagels and other pastries, coffee, and tea in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30AM- 10:30AM on Sunday, March 24. Copies of the budget will be available to look over, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Finance Team.

Sunday School members are encouraged to pop in before class to grab a bagel and peruse the budget. Those not in a class are welcome to join in on the ‘questions and answer’ discussion until the worship service begins at 10:45AM.

We have one joint service on this Sunday, YOUTH DISCOVERY SUNDAY, at 10:45 AM in the Main Sanctuary.

There will be NO elementary Sunday School or Chapel this week due to Discovery Sunday. Children ages 5 to 5th grade are invited to attend our family-friendly combined worship service beginning @ 10:45 AM with their family. There WILL be nursery care available beginning at 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM for ages 6 weeks to 4 years. 

Sunday Schools are all on the Main Side of the Campus for this special Sunday:

Messengers in the front office

FISH in the Prayer Room

Agape 212

Wesley Bible in the conference room

Vines and Branches in room 213

Biblical Pilgrims in the Chapel

Front Porch Family in Paul’s old office




 

Lenten Lunches Begin Thursday, March 14

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2019 Lenten Lunch Schedule

March 14 at New Bethel United Methodist with Pastor Michael Precht speaking.

March 21 at First United Methodist with Pastor Gary Jones speaking.

March 28 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic with Pastor Mark Broadhead speaking.

April 4 at Mount Zion AME with Pastor Jeff Burnett speaking (tentative).

April 11 with First Presbyterian hosting at New Bethel UMC with Rev. Allen speaking. 

All lunches are held on Thursdays at 11:45AM.

Donations are collected to help offset the cost of the meal.

Please make plans to join us!

Ash Wednesday Service March 6

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We invite everyone to join us for our Ash Wednesday on March 6, at 6:30PM.  In this powerful service, we begin the season of Lent by receiving the sign of the cross in ashes on our foreheads. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish scripture and Christian worship, and Ash Wednesday help us experience and  participate in the call to repentance and reconciliation with God and one another.

Ash Wednesday also marks the beginning of the forty-day season we call Lent, which is devoted to self-reflection and preparation for Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. Throughout Lent this year, we will be examining our commitment to the church in our worship series, *The Disciple’s Path.* Come join us for every step of this path we walk together!

Service will be held in the Main Sanctuary.

Nursery will be available for children up to 4 years old.

 

CommUNITY Dinner on Wednesday, March 13

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For nine months, we have been seeking God’s vision for our church together. We have shared our hearts in worship, in home meetings, in surveys, and in big, church-wide gatherings.

On March 13, at our CommUNITY, we will move to the final stage of our Vision Process, to pray and decide together on our priorities for the next three years. We will use a mix of table conversations and voting to build our consensus.

If you have not reviewed the eight priorities suggested for us by our Long-Range Planning, please be sure to pick up a prayer guide on your way out of worship. You can review these priorities, and our entire process, at fumcrestview.com/vision

 

Agenda:
5:30PM- Dinner line opens
6:00PM - Prayer and table discussion
7:20PM - Possible revisions to priorities
7:25PM - Church Council Business
7:40PM - Final vote on priorities

 

Menu is beef stroganoff, rice, rolls, and salad.

Please bring a dessert to share if you are able.

Youth 6:00PM.
Kid’s Street & Nursery 6:00PM on Kid's Street.

 

Love Your Church Day on Saturday, March 2

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A family version of LOVE YOUR CHURCH DAY is scheduled

for Saturday, March 2, 8:30-11:30AM.

We will have service projects for all ages & abilities.

Morning snack & lunch will be provided.

Sign up sheets will be available prior to the event so that

everyone will know what service opportunities are needed.

Kid’s Street Kids will have a short lesson

before hand on what it means to serve others

and will have age appropriate tasks to do.

Youth will be providing the lunch.

(Rain date will be Saturday, March 9.)

Save the date & prepare to LOVE YOUR CHURCH!