May 2017
Vol 8, Issue 5
FAMILY MINISTRY NEWS

Family Baptism Celebration
Saturday, May 20th at 10:00am

This will be a birthday celebration honoring our children, youth, and adults who have decided to make Jesus the Savior and Lord of their lives. Join us for worship, testimonies, baptisms, and food! We will be at The Pour Coffee House located at The Ark.  
 
On May 3rd at MSM and WILD Wednesday students and children will have the opportunity ask questions and get information about the Family Baptism Celebration.  

SERVING AT WOODLAWN
Galatians 5:13 tells us, "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." When God created the church, it was to serve the needs of others so that they might know that same freedom Christians have experienced as is spoken about in Galatians. 

Woodlawn is a tremendous place to worship but there's so much more to church than just showing up on Sundays. If you want to connect with the church the way Christ has intended, plug into a place to serve! There are countless opportunities listed on our website. Click SERVE to browse & get connected to the greater vision of the church by serving others in order to make transformed followers of Jesus Christ. The amazing part is, when we help others be transformed, we are transformed ourselves.  We look forward to serving alongside you!  Feel free to contact Cameron with any questions at cameron@woodlawnpcb.org.
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WE CARE
Reaching out to people in need of assistance is the primary purpose of this ministry. Our service area encompasses all of Panama City Beach so we have an endless stream of clients coming to us for help. There is no way we could satisfy their needs without your generous support. 

During May we can use additional Beefaroni, hamburger helper, pancake syrup, canned gravy & mustard

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEWS
WILD is the Children's Ministry of Woodlawn United Methodist Church!
 
WEEKLY PROGRAMMING
Children's Sunday
Children's Church is offered during the traditional services at 8:30am and 11:00am as well as W@W at 8:30am.

WILD Worship is at 9:40am in the Children's Building
On Sunday, May 16th at the 9Forty Service  t he Children's Ministry will be leading an interactive service for people of all ages! Join us for a fun time of worship and teaching. This will take the place of WILD Worship.
 
 
Wednesdays
WILD Wednesday from 5:45-7:00pm and includes:
~WILD Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th grade) which meets in the Children's Building 
~WILD Preschool (ages 3-5) which meets in room ED107

Gadgets and Gizmos VBS
June 12-14 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Each kid is uniquely wired for one reason. They were wonderfully made in the image of God. Join us this summer as we'll be learning about how God made each of us in HIS image and unique at the same time. 
 
End of the School Year
The last day for WILD Wednesday this school year will be Wednesday, May 31st.

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YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
H2O is the Youth Ministry of Woodlawn United Methodist Church serving students in 6th-12th Grade!
 
High School Students
HSM (High School Ministry) meets each Sunday, in the Youth Building, from 5:30-7:00pm. Café begins at 4:30pm.
 
Middle School Students
MSM (Middle School Ministry) meets each Wednesday, in the Youth Building, from 5:45-7:00pm. Café begins at 5:00pm. 

Promotion Day
Eighth graders are invited to HSM starting Sunday, May 7th
 
End of the School Year
The last day for MSM this school year will be Wednesday, May 31st.  The last day for HSM this school year will be Sunday, May 28th.  

CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Meets each Thursday at Woodlawn UMC 
in the Youth/CR Building.
 
5:00pm       Fellowship Dinner (free)
6:00pm       Large Group Worship, Teaching & Testimony
7:00pm       Open Share in Small Groups (gender based)
8:00pm       Solid Rock Cafe 

For more information go to CR, please contact 
cr@woodlawnpcb.org.

MAN CAVE
The Man Cave small group meets the first and third Tuesday's  of each month at 130 Griffin Blvd, Panama City Beach at 5:30pm. Young Dad's and singles men are encouraged to come and share time with our Mentors of Men. A meal is provided. 

KINGDOM MAN - NEW MEN'S SMALL GROUP
Kingdom Man , Tony Evans, challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. It provides concepts men can follow that will help them to actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives. 

We meet at 130 Griffin Blvd, Panama City Beach the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 5:30pm. For more information please e-mail cmiles@rcmfl.com

BAY WIDOWS GROUP
On May 6th we are meeting at the church to carpool to Apalachicola at 9:00am.  We will be shopping and having lunch at The Owl.
 
On May 15th we are having lunch at 11:30am at Spinnakers on Thomas Drive. Please RSVP to Mary Bross (770)500-9578 by Friday, May 12th.
WOODLAWN GARDEN
We are now accepting families to join in the Woodlawn Garden. The garden is located on the West side of our property. Grow your own fruits, vegetables, or flowers in the plots we have for you. We offer plots with soil or straw bales. You can grow for your own family, for others, or for the We Care food pantry. In a few weeks we will also have some seeds here at the Church you are welcome to use in the Woodlawn Garden.  Plots are limited so sign up now. 

There is no cost to participate in the Garden but donations are accepted to continue this project. To sign-up for a plot please contact Janet at janetcwilliams@knology.net. For garden information or if you have questions contact Dennis at babaweb1@yahoo.com.

COLUMBARIUM - 
WOODLAWN MEMORIAL GARDEN
A Sacred Place Where People Are Remembered
What is the  Woodlawn Memorial Garden?
Woodlawn Memorial Garden is home to our columbarium, a free-standing structure comprised of niches or compartments in which urns containing cremated remains are placed. Each niche is enclosed by a stone front, on which the name and years of birth and death of the deceased are engraved.

Why is the columbarium  important to me?
It provides peace of mind. Being prepared means your loved ones won't have the burden of trying to manage your wishes and the cost that goes with it. It is accessible and comforting and is the only columbarium in Panama City Beach.
     
Who may be inurned  in the columbarium?
  • Members of Woodlawn United Methodist Church
  • Immediate family of Woodlawn UMC members
  • Members of another UMC in the Alabama-West Florida Conference 
For further information on the Columbarium or understanding the scripture as it relates to your final resting place, visit our website at  Columbarium  or call the Church office at (850)234-3196.
PRAYER REQUESTS
Continue to keep all of our military in prayer!  
SGT Nick Parks, Robert D. Keifer, SGT Michael Hendrix, Matthew Sheffy, Timothy Murray, MAJ Kevin Lovett, Scott Hess, Jeff Conely, Will and Justin, SGT Matthew Campbell, John Harper, Joey Green, MAJ David Kelly, John, MAJ Mark Pearce George and his men, Chris, Andrew Perkins, MAJ Brand Kroeger, CDR Phillip Clay, Jason Dearinger, John (Afghanistan); Michael Kubitscheck (Italy); Jason Williams and Bryan Holland (Guam); Tim Price, Aaron Smith (Korea); Elizabeth Bledsoe (Japan); Rob Chance (Jordan); CAPT Bradley Gill (S. Philippines); Corey J. Mello, Patrick Adams, Joshua Teague, SGT Wes Williams, Alex Rawls, Michael Mayo, Courtney Saunders, 2LT Justin Shaw, Carter Hess, Rob Keene, un-named soldier, SGT Chris Myers, SGT Jordan Myers, Chris Miner, Logan Cox, Nick, Jordan Massey, Adam Croyl, COL Ken Cole, MAJ James Andes, SSG Josh Palmer, SRA Bryson Tetrault, PVT Jordan Sweinhart, CAPT Jason Jones, Dalton Mandigo, CAPT Andy Walton, Quin Evans, CPL B. Naymik & his men, CPO Justin M Griffin, PFC Jackson Burns, OCS Zac Pipkorn, CDR Dick King, 1LT Luke Jean, 2LT Creste Jean, COL Q. T. Martin

MAY 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
WORSHIP SERVICES & SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES (SSC)
Sunday, May 7, *May 14, May 21, & May 28 :  
Traditional Worship (Worship Center) - 8:30am; W@W (Sharky's) - 8:30am; 9Forty Contemporary Worship (Youth/CR Bldg) - 9:40am; WILD Worship (Children's Building) - 9:40am Emmaus SSC (Dot Wood Rm) - 9:45am; Cornerstone SSC (F108) - 9:45am; Life SSC (Choir Rm) - 9:45am; Seeker Disciples SSC (F105) - 9:45am; Searcher's SSC (Conference Rm) - 9:45am; Spirit SSC (ED109) - 9:45am; Truthseeker's SSC (ED111) - 9:45am; Traditional Worship (Worship Center) - 11:00am; H2O High School Ministry (Youth/CR Bldg) - 4:30pm (Café) & 5:30pm (HSM)
 
*Sunday, May 14:
The 9Forty service will be led by the Children's Ministry so there will be no WILD Worship.
 
What is Happening at WUMC
 
Tuesday, May 2 :  Melinda's Small Group (F105) - 9:30am; Men's Lunch Group Meeting (Dot Wood Rm) - 12:00pm; Weight Watchers (ED111) - 4:45pm; Man Cave Small Group (130 Griffin Blvd) - 5:30pm; Faithful Sisterhood Bible Study (F105), "Experiencing God" - 6:00pm
 
Wednesday, May 3 :  H2O Youth Café (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm; Adult Bible Study (Conference Rm) - 5:30pm; Adult Choir Practice (Choir Rm) - 5:30pm; H2O Middle School Ministry (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:45pm; WILD Wednesday (Children's Bldg) - 5:45pm; Cameron's Small Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 5:45pm 
 
Thursday, May 4 - Sunday, May 7: Thunder Beach - Go and support our Men's Group at Frank Brown Park and buy some barbeque.
 
Thursday, May 4 :  Men's Discussion Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 6:30am; Celebrate Recovery (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm
 
Friday, May 5: The Church Office will be closing at 2:00pm.
 
Sunday, May 7: Senior High Girls Bible Study (ED114) - 11:00am
 
Monday, May 8 :  Men's Executive Committee Meeting (Dot Wood Rm) - 6:00pm
 
Tuesday, May 9 :  Melinda's Small Group (F105) - 9:30am; Men's Lunch Group Meeting (Dot Wood Rm) - 12:00pm; Weight Watchers (ED111) - 4:45pm; Kingdom Man Small Group (130 Griffin Blvd) - 5:30pm; Faithful Sisterhood Bible Study (F105), "Experiencing God" - 6:00pm
 
Wednesday, May 10: H2O Youth Café (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm; Adult Bible Study (Conference Rm) - 5:30pm; Adult Choir Practice (Choir Rm) - 5:30pm; H2O Middle School Ministry (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:45pm; WILD Wednesday (Children's Bldg) - 5:45pm; Cameron's Small Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 5:45pm 
   
Thursday, May 11 :  Men's Discussion Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 6:30am; Celebrate Recovery (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm
  
Sunday, May 14: Happy Mother's Day!
 
Tuesday, May 16 :  Melinda's Small Group (F105) - 9:30am; Men's Lunch Group Meeting (Youth/CR Bldg) - 12:00pm; Weight Watchers (ED111) - 4:45pm; Man Cave Small Group (130 Griffin Blvd) - 5:30pm; Faithful Sisterhood Bible Study (F105), "Experiencing God" - 6:00pm
 
Wednesday, May 17: H2O Youth Café (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm; Adult Bible Study (Conference Rm) - 5:30pm; Adult Choir Practice (Choir Rm) - 5:30pm; H2O Middle School Ministry (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:45pm; WILD Wednesday (Children's Bldg) - 5:45pm; Cameron's Small Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 5:45pm 
 
Thursday, May 18 :  Men's Discussion Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 6:30am; Celebrate Recovery (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm
 
Saturday, May 20: Family Baptism Celebration (The Pour) - 10:00am
 
Sunday, May 21: Senior High Girls Bible Study (ED114) - 11:00am
 
Tuesday, May 23 :  Melinda's Small Group (F105) - 9:30am; Men's Lunch Group Meeting (Dot Wood Rm) - 12:00pm; Weight Watchers (ED111) - 4:45pm; Kingdom Man Small Group (130 Griffin Blvd) - 5:30pm; Faithful Sisterhood Bible Study (F105), "Experiencing God" - 6:00pm
 
Wednesday, May 24 :   H2O Youth Café (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm; Adult Bible Study (Conference Rm) - 5:30pm; Adult Choir Practice (Choir Rm) - 5:30pm; H2O Middle School Ministry (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:45pm; WILD Wednesday (Children's Bldg) - 5:45pm; Cameron's Small Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 5:45pm 
 
Thursday, May 25 :  Men's Discussion Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 6:30am; Celebrate Recovery (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm
 
Monday, May 29: The Church Office is closed in recognition of Memorial Day!  
 
Tuesday, May 30 :  Melinda's Small Group (F105) - 9:30am; Men's Lunch Group Meeting (Dot Wood Rm) - 12:00pm; Weight Watchers (ED111) - 4:45pm
 
Wednesday, May 31 :   H2O Youth Café (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:00pm; Adult Bible Study (Conference Rm) - 5:30pm; Adult Choir Practice (Choir Rm) - 5:30pm; H2O Middle School Ministry (Youth/CR Bldg) - 5:45pm; WILD Wednesday (Children's Bldg) - 5:45pm; Cameron's Small Group (Dot Wood Rm) - 5:45pm 
 

Woodlawn United Methodist Church
219 N. Alf Coleman Rd., 
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850)234-3196