Marianna-Panama City UMC District Office
Sunday, December 21, 2014
“Staying in Touch”
Dear Friends of Marianna-Panama City District,
The Advent Season is now in full swing. The Hanging of the Greens and the special services are already blessing your congregation. I know this means that you are busy with church and family plans. It is indeed busy, but this is such a special season that you can’t help but enjoy the festivities.
I certainly enjoyed being with our clergy and spouses last week at the District Clergy Christmas Party. I want to thank First Methodist here in Panama City for opening their doors for the event. Many of their members of the church and youth group came in to help. Vicki and I really appreciated all they did to assist us through the evening. We also want to thank Chef Heyward for the wonderful meal and the Bo Spring Band from Port St. Joe UMC for the awesome music. My spirit has been prepared for the season.
My focus now is to prepare for the District Conference on Sunday January 11, 2014 at Forest Park UMC. The Conference will begin at 3:00 PM where we will elect new officers for the coming year. The conference will be followed by classes designed for both clergy and laity. There will be a class for SPR-PPR Members, Creative Ideas for Worship, Bible Study on Romans, Spiritual Formation, and a gathering for Lay Leader. Refreshments will also be provided by Forest Park UMC.
A brand new addition to this District Day is a “Youth Rally” being organized by the youth leaders of the local churches. This Rally will be held at the Fusion Campus of Lynn Haven UMC beginning at 5:30 PM. There will be awesome music and messages designed for students. Please pass this information to the appropriate persons leading student ministries in your church. How great it is to bring all of our students together for one big gathering.
There is a lot of excitement ahead, Advent, Christmas and a New Year. Be sure to add these district events of the District Day to your calendar and share it with your church.
Office Phone: 850.215.1131 Fax: 850.215.1151
121 West 23rd Street Panama City, FL 32405
District Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm