find and follow Christ.
FRONT AND CENTER
Thank you for choosing a seat to the front & center of the Auditorium when we come together to worship as a community. This helps your mind & heart remain engaged as others discreetly find open seating in the back once the experience has begun.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we are excited to walk together with you. If you’re new, we’d like to give you a free gift, (no strings attached), just stop by a host station.
We have Starbucks coffee available at two locations in the lobby. Plus, log onto our WIFI (no password) & connect to YouVersion LIVE.
CHURCH ONLINE CHAT HOSTS
CHRISTMAS EVE - PRESCHOOL A special Christmas adventure is planned during each Christmas Eve Experience for all preschoolers (babies Pre-K). Children will enjoy fun activities, music & a special live nativity.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS & STORY BOOKLET (BIRTH - PRE-K)
Special Christmas Gifts & Christmas Story Booklets for Preschoolers are going home to each child during the month of December. These special gifts are for families to use at home to discover the true story of Christmas.
THE TML CHRISTMAS STORE
Christ Journey supports partner Touching Miami with Love in their annual Christmas Store with unwrapped toys for the children of Overtown. Neighborhood parents are able to “shop” at the store. To be a part of this giving, go to Touchingmiamiwithlove.org or find a list of toys to purchase at the host stations. Toys may be dropped at Christ Journey in the bins or the office. Please do your shopping early as the store opens Dec. 13.
WE’RE ALL GOING TO CHURCH... ONLINE!
Across all campuses on Dec. 29, we will all be attending Church Online at ChristJourney.tv. Church Online is an interactive church experience with streaming video, real-time chat translated in over 50 languages, live prayer, and a global connection that is easy to share with others! Be a part of Church Online and connect with some amazing people around the world. Have family in another country? Invite them to join you online!
Download youversion.com/live on any smartphone to access message notes & scripture during worship.
Would you like to be a part of life change around the world... but from your home? You can be on a digital mission through Church Online! Email ChurchOnline@ChristJourney.org if you are interested in hosting an online experience that works with your schedule during the week.
A “Living Room,” for babies-pre K children & their families is available next to the theater. There you can view worship & learn more about programs we have for your child.
CHRISTMAS EVE PRESCHOOL TRAINING Give the gift of serving a child this Christmas. There is a variety of volunteer opportunities in preschool during each Christmas Experience. A Preschool Volunteer Workshop will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 pm. To RSVP, email us at Preschool@ ChristJourney.org.
TRADUCCIÓN DEL MENSAJE Los servicios de adoración son interpretados al español todos los domingos a las 9:30am, 11am, y las
TRADUÇÃO DOS CULTOS PARA ESPANHOL E PORTUGUÊS
Os cultos são traduzidos simultaneamente para o espanhol aos domingos às 9h30min, 11 horas, e 12h30min. A tradução para o português é oferecida aos domingos às 11 horas. Obtenha o radio na entrada principal da igreja. Se você tem interesse em voluntariar como tradutor, por favor mande-nos um email para Worship@ChristJourney.org.
LAST CALL FOR CHRISTMAS CHOIR!
Sundays • 2-3:30pm If you are interested in being a part of the Christ Journey Christmas Choir, the last day to join in preparation rehearsals is Sunday, Dec. 8. This is the vocal community that will help lead worship for the Christmas at Christ Journey experiences on December 22 & 24 at all campuses. Worship@ChristJourney.org for more info.
We strongly believe in the power of the arts & their relevance as a communication tool in today’s society. As artists who follow Christ, we are called to use artistry to accurately & effectively represent truth. If you are an artist, contact Worship@ChristJourney.org for your next step.
I’M ALL EARS
Calling all audio engineers! If you have experience mixing audio in a studio or live setting, or you simply have a good ear for music, we would love to meet you! Opportunities available at all Christ Journey campuses -- physical & online. Contact Worship@ChristJourney.org for more information.
You know who you are. If you have an interest in media or lighting production, or if you simply love to figure things out & work with your hands, we need to meet you! Experience is a plus, but not required. We will teach you everything you need to know. Contact Worship@ChristJourney.org for more information.
Interested in playing your instrument in one of our weekly experiences? We have a custom-designed program that will help you interact in a live rehearsal setting as well as send you home with rehearsal tracks for some private practice time during the week! Contact Worship@ ChristJourney.org today!
The Christmas Promise (cut this out and use it to invite a friend)
Sunday • Jan 5 • 10:45a, 12:15p & 5p Theater FamJamz Live is where kids (K-5th grade) AND parents learn together about character & virtues. It’s a 45-minute fast-paced, multimedia, kidfocused, family-centered, virtue-driven production that families experience together! In January, we’re talking about Knowledge. Parents, we hope you make it a priority to attend as we look to partner with you in the spiritual formation of your child.
12:30pm; en portugués los domingos a las 11:00am. Los radios están disponibles en el lobby. Y si usted está interesado en ser parte del equipo de interpretación, escriba a Worship@ChristJourney.org.
How many promises are there in the Bible? Estimates range from around 3,500 to over 7,000. Who knows? What matters more than that is the audacious claim Paul makes in his second letter to the Corinthians, “No matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:20). Think of it. All the promises of God are “YES” in Jesus. No wonder the angels are so excited to announce His birth! God isn’t just coming to be with us in Jesus, He is coming to be FOR us! Rediscover the wonder of The Christmas Promise in our new December series. Titles include: Tree of Life, Gift of Love, Light of Hope, and Bells of Joy! Eight exciting opportunities to share The Promise of Christmas with others! Sunday, Dec 22: COUNTRY WALK 10a • 11:30a | CORAL GABLES 3p • 4:30p • 6p Tuesday, Dec 24: CORAL GABLES 3p • 4:30p • 6p
If you’d like to listen to today’s experience again or share it with someone... Current experience online: ChristJourney.tv Previous experiences via podcast: ChristJourney.org/Watch Current and previous experiences on CD: purchase at the Host Station Complete teaching series are also available in CD albums.
Ask a question & get an answer online at ChristJourney.org/Questions
Those in need... our Christ Journey Church Food Pantry feeds over 38 families week to week. The pantry is open Mondays 9a-noon for our community. Are you in need? We are also an “Access” site to facilitate applications to critical programs that may help beyond food. For more information please contact Missions@ ChristJourney.org.
Send your us your prayer requests at ChristJourney.org/Prayer and our prayer team will pray for you.
budget through Oct 2013
YTD REQUIRED: $535,040 YTD RECEIVED: $516,923
You can give in church, from your phone or online at ChristJourney.org/Give Download the Secure Give App to give from your smart phone. Download “Secure Give” from your phone’s App Store, select Christ Journey Church and set it as your home organization, then select Make a Donation and follow the prompts.
Celebrate with us this Christmas and rediscover the wonder of The Christmas Promise! You’ll experience moments of surprise and pauses of wonder as the truth illuminates your mind and ignites your heart. Many of us are preparing to share the story with elegance and passion – why not invite friends and family of all ages to be your special guests for Christmas at Christ Journey?
Sunday, Dec 22 Country Walk 10a • 11:30a
Coral Gables 3p • 4:30p • 6p**
Tuesday, Dec 24 Coral Gables 3p • 4:30p • 6p**
Spanish translation offered at all experiences. ** Portuguese translation offered.
GIVE THE GIFT OF YOUR TIME THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON AND SERVE!
Please visit ChristJourney.org/Christmas for more information.
Worship Times & Location
Sundays at 9:30a, 11a, 12:30p & 6p *Traducción al Español **Tradução para o Português
Children: we have several opportunities for your children to enjoy on Sundays. Discovery Land (birth-Pre-K): 9:30a, 11a, 12:30p & 6p Highway (k-5th grade): 9:30a, 11a, 12:30p & 6p Shift (Middle School): 9:30a, 11a & 4:30p FamJamz (K-5th grade & their parents): 10:45a, 12:15p & 5p on the first Sunday of the month
624 Anastasia Ave. | Coral Gables, FL 33134 | 305-448-4425 Parking: Our main parking lot is available for first time guests, preschool parents, senior adults & handicapped. Additional parking is available at the Youth Center (east of Segovia) & at the Riviera Lot (east of the Youth Center). A shuttle is available for all additional parking.
Give Global Winter Missions Offering
December is Winter Giving time at Christ Journey! This special gift above your tithe goes dollar for dollar back to our Mission Partners. Winter Missions Offering dates back to the founding of our church and is critical in every missionary’s budget. The Give Catalog, available now at all host stations, gives you a glimpse into the missions world and how your dollar works. Thank you for giving!
Season of Giving For year-end gifts, there are many ways to give at Christ Journey... Complete the information on the envelope in the Give Catalog or note “Missions” on a tithing envelope, and drop it in the offering container as it is passed. You can also place it in the tithe boxes on the walls inside the auditorium. Checks can be made payable to Christ Journey Church.
Giving kiosk. Located in the atrium, you can use it to make a one-time gift with your debit or credit card.
Broken promises and broken hearts litter our world like so much trash, thoughtlessly tossed aside.
From politicians to parents to trusted friends gone cold or worse, many of us are experienced in the pain of a broken promise. And tragically, we also know the grief of failing to keep our own promises as well. Into this broken world, God comes in the Ultimate Promise – Messiah. This Christmas, we celebrate the past in our Savior’s birth; the present as we follow Him as Lord in our daily lives; and the future looking forward to His return as King of Kings!
Give using your smartphone. Download the Secure Give App and search for “Christ Journey Church.” It’s easy to set up your profile to begin giving immediately at ChristJourney.org/ SecureGive.
During Sunday experiences.
Giving online is safe, secure, and easy. You can set up a giving schedule at ChristJourney/Give and track exactly what you give.
With your own bank’s bill pay service, you can set up a recurring payment (donation).
Give by mail.
Automatic bank debit.
Give by mail. Make check payable to Christ Journey Church and send to: Christ Journey Church Attn: Leslie McKinney 624 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134
WE’RE ALL GOING TO CHURCH...ONLINE!
Across all campuses on Dec. 29, we will all be attending Church Online at ChristJourney.tv.
These are exciting times to be a part of what God is doing at Christ Journey! Truly, “The future is as bright as the promises of God!”
Church Online is an interactive church experience with streaming video, real-time chat translated in over 50 languages, live prayer, and a global connection that is easy to share with others! Be a part of Church Online and connect with some amazing people around the world. Have family in another country? Invite them to join you online!
If you are interested in hosting a Church Online party at your house, let us know! We can talk you through any technical needs you may have to make it a success. Email ChurchOnline@ChristJourney.org.