ADVENT DEVOTION FOR DECEMBER 5th

As the Christmas Season gets into full swing, our focus and thoughts on all that this season means to us tends to become stronger and more present in our daily routines. As we draw closer to Christmas Day we remind ourselves more often of the blessings and gifts that we have all been given

As we all know though, there is no other time of the year, no other Season, that is more commercially exploited than Christmas. It has become such a huge part of our culture, and as we all know, it can sometimes over shadow the truly important aspects of the Season. The twinkle of the lights, the beautiful melodies of the music that we all know by heart, the wonderful aromas of the special treats that we wait for all year. The decorations, the gift lists, the shopping, finding just the right tree, the travel or the preparation for those traveling to us, did I mention the shopping? It can all be very exciting, but can also be very distracting and sometimes downright overwhelming! We have all been there, so deep into what needs to get done that we let it completely dominate our thoughts and time.  


We all need to be diligent and keep the real reason for this celebration in the forefront of our minds every day. 


So let’s not forget to take time to be Holy. Time set apart for sacred thought and prayer. Time to focus on God’s Presence in our lives and not the presents we think we have to buy to make it all complete. A quiet moment, a walk on the beach, a stroll through a park, a few quiet minutes away from all of the distractions of the day. During this Advent Season take a few private moments and remember why this really is the most wonderful time of the year!  


Gary Gibson


To see previous days devotions CLICK HERE

Point Washington united Methodist church

"TO KNOW CHRIST, TO LOVE CHRIST, TO MAKE THE LOVE OF CHRIST KNOWN"

We have two services this week. The first is at 8:45 in the Sanctuary. The second will be at 11:00 in the Family Life Center. 

Sunday School for all ages is at 10 in various locations around the campus.


THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH

WE WILL HAVE OUR CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT 11 IN

THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER. WE WILL ALSO HAVE OUR TRADITIONAL SERVICE AT 8:45.


Throughout most of the year*, on Wednesday Evenings beginning at 5:30, we have Family Dinners, followed by classes and fellowship time for children, students and adults. Students can arrive as early as 3:30 for Big Wednesday activities which continue through dinner on in to classes and fun time. 


* check the calendar for current weeks schedule.

Point Washington United Methodist Church

1290 N. County HWY 395

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

information@pwumc.org

850.231.4928

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"to know christ, to love christ, to make the love of christ known"

who we are


"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, "they" are a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation..." 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, ESV


Established in 1888, PWUMC has had a special position in our community since the beginning. Nestled between the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay, right next to Eden State Gardens. It could be easily said that our facilities are located in paradise. 


We are a loving community and each member among us seeks to know God with all their heart. You can sense the love of Jesus in our midst. We strive to make the Love of Christ known abroad in our immediate community and around the world. We are blessed with wonderful member ministers and a caring and giving staff. Everyone here serves one another and works to take advantage of every opportunity to show the world Jesus, alive in us.  


We have outstanding opportunities for you to get involved in ministry;  for Children from new-born to 5th grade, for older students from 6th grade through high school, for college aged "youth" and for all ages of adults. There are so many opportunities to fellowship, learn, and serve.  


We have developed a wonderful campus with a variety of gathering spaces where we come together to worship God with music, prayer, fellowship, service, and the proclamation of His Word. Our gym facilities not only serve our congregation but are used by several organizations from our community. Our Preschool is known throughout the area and is the place to be if you are a PreK "Kid" living in the 30A area. 


You will enjoy fellowship, worshiping, learning, and serving among us. Join with us today!

this week's excitement

We are really excited about these activities and other opportunities this week.


On Sunday December 11th we will have our annual Children's Christmas Program, at 11 in the Family Life Center. Please plan on attending. The children have worked hard and this year's program will be a special treat!


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Annual Stewardship Emphasis!


It is incredible to see what God has done among His people gathered here. But even more amazing is what we would think if somehow transported in time to 5 years from now. Would we believe what we see? 10 years ago if you were somehow transported to today would you be able to believe what you see today? 


So now we have the opportunity to commit both financially and with our talents and time  to what God is doing among us here. To His vision for His people called PWUMC. Pleas prayerfully consider His call in your life and consider making a pledge to help with the financial needs of our ministries. We have sent out letters and commitment cards and we have sent out an email that provides an opportunity to respond on-line. If you would like to make your pledge on-line and did not receive this email we are providing a link here. JUST CLICK HERE to make your 2017 pledge! 


And, remember it does not end with money. Every ministry in the church needs volunteers in order to accomplish the purposes that God has for them. Let us know that you want to serve by CLICKING HERE. You will get plugged in and that is the best part of being here!. Come and be a part of what He is doing here, right next door to Eden!


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POWASH Kids is in full swing!. PoWash Kids is an after school program that ends at 5:00 pm. We provide pickup for Bay Elementary and Butler if there is a need. This year we will focus on how to use our Bibles. Mondays are Pre K- K; Tuesdays are 1st and 2nd; Wednesdays are 3rd- 5th! Visit our website at pwumc.org to register or call the church office at 231-4928. You may register your children by

Clicking Here!  



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We continue to be excited about the launch of Our new Website and Our New Online Community This is the culmination of our work since October 2015. We are very excited about all the new site and online community will help us accomplish and for the increased communication that the tools will bring to our Church Family!


Some of the things the new Online Community

will help you to do:


· Access your personal information and make updates to your profile (address change, add a picture to your profile, add phone numbers, email addresses, etc)

· Look up names, addresses, and phone numbers of others in the church for

corresponding with them

· Communicate with your small groups

· Set your own security & privacy settings

· Find & sign up for groups

· Register for events

· Give Online

· Access your information on your mobile device.

 


These are just a few of the things that our new online tools will help us accomplish. To get involved your first step is to make sure that  you visit your information page and verify that the information the software team has placed there is correct. Then have some fun and upload a picture of yourself. 


IF YOU HAVE LOGGED IN AND UPDATED YOUR INFORMATION PAGE YOU

MIGHT WANT TO GIVE ON-LINE GIVING A TRY.

Check out how, view this video.


"Learn How To Give To PWUMC On-Line"


You can learn how to get started using PWUMC ON-Line by viewing this video.


GETTING STARTED VIDEO


Then, if you have not received an account login message request one by clicking here.


REQUEST YOUR ONLINE COMMUNITY LOGIN  


Join us and join in what God is doing, here, right  next door to Eden! (State Park) 

See you here.

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