november 2018 | Click to view

november 2018 | Click to view

Insight is our monthly newsletter that is filled with articles from our staff and members as well as information about upcoming events. Click the image to view a PDF of November’s issue of Insight.

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this week

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 | TODAY | 8:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. | Parlor | Christ United would like to show our appreciation for your service to our nation. Veterans and their families are invited to drop in for coffee and light breakfast anytime.
HELP US ASSEMBLE SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FOR DISASTER RELIEF | TODAY | Between the 9:15 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Services | Christ Center Gym | Drop by and help assemble school supply kits with the remaining items we have collected. These kits will be delivered to Panama City this week.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S DAY | TODAY | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Hospitality Room | All interested women and members are invited to enjoy a time of fellowship highlighted by our speaker, Laura Steele.
JOY: A FAMILY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE FOR ALL ABILITIES | TODAY | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Sanctuary | An inclusive, accessible, and sensory friendly family worship. For information,
PRESCHOOL FUN DAY | WED., NOV. 14 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall | Join us for crafts, games, and lots of fun! Register at
WEDNESDAYS AT CHRIST: FALL SESSION 2 WEDS. | Dinner at the Christ Cafe: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Adults $7; Kids $5 | Classes and activities for adults, students and kids: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Visit or one of our Information Centers for a list of classes.
PANAMA CITY DISASTER RELIEF WORK TRIP | FRI., NOV. 16 – SUN., NOV. 18 | In an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Michael, we are planning a weekend work trip. If you are interested in going,  contact Brad Boland at
ELEMENTARY FUN NIGHT FRI., NOV. 16 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. |  1st –  5th Grade | Fellowship Hall | Join us for an awesome party! There will be games, prizes, food, and tons of fun. Be sure to invite your friends and register at Cost: $5.  



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LADIES CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST: SHARING THE TRADITIONS SAT., DEC. 1 | 9:00 a.m. –  11:30 a.m. | Fellowship Hall | Join us and bring a breakfast dish to share and a new toy for  the Dumas Wesley Toy Store. Be prepared to enjoy the company of old friends and new, share delicious food, have some fun, and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Prior reservation is not required but appreciated. For more information and to make a reservation contact Sonya Carson at
50+ CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WED., DEC. 12 | 4:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Hospitality Room | Join us for dinner and an evening of musical entertainment. For more information and to register, contact Kim Pratt at or 251.706.3331. There is limited seating, so make sure to reserve your place before WED., DEC. 5 at 12:00 p.m. Cost per person: $10.
EMBARK | Next Session Begins SUN., DEC. 2 | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Christ Center Assembly Area | This experience is designed to lead us to Love God, Love People, and Change the World. For more information onEMBARK visit


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JINGLE JAM: CHRISTMAS HAWAIIAN STYLE | SUN., DEC. 2  | 6th – 12th Grade | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | The Guillotte’s Home | Come out for a fun night of celebrating Christmas, Hawaiian style. There will be a warm bonfire, roasting s’mores, decorative lights, hilarious games, and much more! Invite a friend and don’t miss it. Cost: $5.
LIVE NATIVITY | WED., DEC. 5 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Christ Center | Join us as we celebrate the Christmas season by traveling through the story of Jesus’ birth. This will be a unique and active experience for everyone of all ages!
YOUTH WINTER RETREAT 2019 | FRI., JAN. 18  SUN., JAN. 20  | 6th – 12th Grade | Camp Baldwin | Join us for our biggest event of the year! Don't miss this amazing weekend. Space is limited so sign up now and download the information packet at Cost: $140 per person.

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BEHOLD, A SAVIOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT | SUN., DEC. 9 | 10:40 a.m.  Sanctuary and FRI., DEC. 14 | 7:00 p.m. | Sanctuary | Join us as our Sanctuary Choir, Youth Singers and orchestra skillfully weave music and dramatic first-hand accounts of the birth of Jesus using carols and original songs.  
CRAZY, BUSY, PEACEFUL HOLY NIGHT CHRISTMAS CONCERT | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Sanctuary | Listen to our Preschool Choir sing the opening songs and then follow along as the Children’s Choir shares the journey of a family who gets caught up in the craziness of preparing for Christmas. This musical is certain to bring excitement and fun for all this Christmas!


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 | TODAY - MON., NOV. 19 AT 2:00 P.M. | Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner and allow Chef Jonavin to cook your turkey! The Christ Cafe is taking orders for 10 – 14 lb, 24 hour brined and roasted Turkeys. Cost is $35 per turkey.  Pick up your pre ordered turkey on Wednesday, November 21 between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Christ Café. Orders can be placed in person at the Christ Cafe or at the Christ Café table in the Sanctuary Gathering Area or online at


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REGISTER FOR 678 VOLLEYBALL | Registration begins MON., NOV. 12 | 6th – 8th Grade Girls | Required evaluations are on FRI., JAN. 18. The season begins late February and ends in March. Register in person at the Recreation Desk, or online at Fee: $70.

October 2018MONTHYTD
Monthly FORWARD Budgeted$339,801$3,572,094
Monthly FORWARD/7YP Given$289,296$3,276,192
Monthly Mission Fund Budgeted$3,600$18,000
Monthly Mission Fund Given$840$17,901
Ocotber 28, 2018
Weekly Attendance: 1,545