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Here’s what’s happening

FRONT AND CENTER Thank you for choosing a seat to the front and center of the Worship Center when we come together to worship as a community. This helps your mind and heart remain engaged as others discreetly find open seating in the back once the worship experience has begun.

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We have coffee available at two locations in the lobby. Plus, log onto our WIFI (GUEST) and connect to YouVersion LIVE.

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 the host station.



Sunday · Dec 16 · Student Ministry Office Are you a teen interested in baptism? Are you in middle school or high school and want to learn more about the faith? Join us from 12:30-1:30pm. Contact for more info.


Friday · Dec 21· Kendall Ice Arena HIGH school students bring your friends for the biggest Christmas party on the ice from 9:30-11:30pm! Admission is 1 canned food per person. Contact for more info.


Saturday · Dec 22· Kendall Ice Arena MIDDLE school students get ready for the craziest Christmas party on the ice from 8-10pm! Admission is 1 canned food per person. Contact for more info!


Sunday • Dec 9 • 12:15p • 204A Elementary parents, if your K-5th grader has crossed the line of faith & has shown an interest in baptism, register them to attend the next New Christian’s Class. For more info and to RSVP contact: addis.torres@  or 305-448-4425 x 269. RSVP deadline is Dec 5.


Friday • Dec 14 • 6:30-9p • FJ Theater Elementary families (kids & their parents), are invited to a Winter Wonderland Movie Night! Enjoy a cozy time with your family & munch on sweet treats. Come in your favorite Christmas pajamas & bring your blankets. Watching a movie with your family will be grand in a winter wonderland! Childcare for preschoolers is available, but you must RSVP by Dec. 10.  For more details & to register visit:


HWY 252 will be on break Dec. 23rd & 30th, but stay connected by visiting FamJamz Online all month long! Parents, log on with your kids to & check out new online episodes about faith & character. HWY 252 & FamJamz will resume Jan 6. 

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. You can read more about how to use these gifts on the


A “Living Room,” for babies-pre K children & their families is available next to the FJ Theater. There you can view worship & learn more about programs we have for your child.


Traducción del mensaje

Los servicios de adoración son interpretados al español todos los sábados a las 6pm y los domingos a

‘Tis The Season for Serving Our City

Christ Journey’s first ONE SITE City serve is Saturday, December 15, 9a-1p at our new Country Walk Campus. Come out and help beautify! Sign up online at or in the breezeway after service.

TRADUÇÃO DOS CULTOS PARA ESPANHOL E PORTUGUÊS Sábado: 18 horas Domingo: 9h30min e 11 horas Os cultos são traduzidos simultaneamente para o espanhol aos sábados às 18 horas e aos domingos às 9h30min e 11 horas. 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 trabalhar como tradutor, por favor mandenos um email para


Touching Miami with Love’s Annual Christmas Store is Here

Volunteer to serve with our Overtown partners in the store or print and purchase from the wish list of toys needed for the children, youth, and families of our partner community. Go to for list and info. 

I’M A MUSICIAN AND I WANT TO SERVE! Worship Arts has a training program for musicians on Thursday nights. Come to learn about worship, play through sets of music & interact in a live rehearsal setting away from the “pressure” of the weekend experience. This is the way to “learn the ropes!” Contact worship@ to register.

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 Eve Service. A Preschool Volunteer Workshop will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30p. Please visit christmasserve to register.


Thursdays • 7-9pm • Christ Journey Chapel Join us for open vocal rehearsals & discover all the opportunities for singers at Christ Journey. Choir positions are open & soloist/ensemble positions are available through audition. We are also looking for vocal coaches/directors. Contact worship@ or x. 235 for more information.


Worship Arts has a training program for musicians on Thursday nights. Come to learn about worship, play through sets of music & interact in a live rehearsal setting away from the “pressure” of the weekend experience. This is the way to “learn the ropes!” Contact worship@ to register.

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Download on any smartphone to access message notes & scripture during worship.

Discovery Land blog: Christmas Eve - Preschool. A special Christmas adventure is planned during each Christmas Eve Service for all preschoolers (babies - Pre-K). Children will enjoy fun activities, music & a special live nativity.

las 9:30 y las 11am; en portugués los domingos a las 11am. Los radios están disponibles en el lobby. Y si usted está interesado en ser parte del equipo de interpretación, escriba a worship@

LIGHT! Ever found yourself in a place of utter darkness? A pitch black cave? A room with no windows? How much light does it take to get out? Just a sliver is enough isn’t it? In our new series, the God who said, “Let there be light!” invades the darkness of our world through the lens of the timeless story of Christmas. See with fresh insight how the “Light of the World” can penetrate the darkness of your captivity and uncertainty, and lead you through the mystery to new meaning and purpose in community and relationship with God. Weekend worship titles: Dec. 1/2:  “The Prophecy;” Dec. 8/9:  “The Mystery;” Dec.15/16:  “The Party”


Fridays If you feel called to pray or have a need, join us to receive hope, encouragement, healing & anything God sends our way! Contact Lourdes:



If you’d like to listen to today’s sermon again or share it with someone... Download:  Pick-up: buy cd’s at the Host Station Order Online: resources Complete teaching series are also available in CD albums.


Ask a question & get an answer online at

Need Food?

Mon & Fri • 9a-12p If you are in need of food items, our food pantry is stocked with nonperishable food, baby items, various paper products & toiletries. Please stop by the main office to visit the Food Pantry during these hours. If you are unable to visit during these times, please call Chris Lane 305.448.4425 x.256 to set up an appointment.


Do you have a job opening or are you looking for work? For job openings at Christ Journey Church go to


budget through Oct 2012

YTD REQUIRED: $516,000 YTD RECEIVED: $528,486

You can give in church, at the connection kiosk in the atrium or online at



Christ Journey

Celebrate with us this Christmas as we rediscover the joy of the birth of Jesus - the Light of the World! You’ll experience moments of surprise and pauses of wonder as the truth illuminates your mind and ignites your heart. Many are preparing to share the story with elegance and passion, so shine your light in your world, and invite friends and family of all ages to be your special guests for Christmas at Christ Journey. Light and life to ALL He brings!

Sunday, Dec 23 3p • 4:30p • 6p &

Monday, Dec 24 3p • 4:30p • 6p @Christ Journey Church

Worship Times and Location Saturdays at 6p

(worship is offered at 4:45p, for volunteers)

Sundays at 9:30a, 11a & 12:30p *Traducción al Español **Tradução para o Português

Children: We have several opportunities for your children to enjoy on Saturdays & Sundays: birth-pre k: all service times k-5th grade: 12:30p k-8th grade: 9:30a & 11a FamJamz: K-5th grade & their parents 10:45a & 12:15p 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 Grass Lot (east of the Youth Center). A shuttle is available for all additional parking.



Christmas is


There is no holiday in the world that is like the one we celebrate in the coming of Jesus Christ. The hope He brings, the joy He offers, the love He shares, and the peace He gives are simply without peer. And when you experience them for yourself you have to pass them on. “Taste and see, the Lord is good!” But not only is God with us in Jesus, He is for us as One who came to save! What do you need to be saved from right now? Is it worry? Loneliness? Past circumstance? Bad habits? People who have hurt you? Can you think of others who would benefit from a fresh touch from God? Every weekend at Christ Journey is an opportunity to see a life changed - yours and the person’s you invite! “There has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord!” Luke 2:11 NASB In His Love,

Bill White Senior Pastor


Please visit christmasserve for more information.

Give Global Winter Missions Offering

This is the time of year we give generously to our partners in the world. Christ Journey Church allocates a significant percentage of it’s budget to support our global and local missions partners. This special Winter collection provides project and partnership funding for our partners not provided for in the budget. You can partner in this critical ‘give.” The time is now during Winter missions. Please mark your special gift envelope “Winter Missions.”

Give specifically by looking inside the Give Catalog for the wish lists from our local and global partners. Go ahead,’s really cool!

Season of Giving For year-end gifts, there are many ways to give at Christ Journey... Complete the information on the 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 worship center. Checks can be made payable to Christ Journey Church.

Give online.

Giving kiosk.

During weekend services.

Giving online is safe, secure and easy. You can set-up a giving schedule at & track exactly what you give.

Located in the atrium you can use it to make a one time gift with your debit or credit card.

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 securegive.


With your own bank’s bill pay service you can set up a recurring payment (donation).

Give by mail.

Automatic bank debit.

Make check payable to Christ Journey Church & send to: Christ Journey Church Attn: Leslie McKinney 624 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134

Country Walk


Country Walk Campus: We’re excited about the January 27 Grand Opening of our Christ Journey-Country Walk Campus! We’re praying for 150-200 of our fellow Christ Journey members and friends to join us as the CORE for this new campus. If you are willing to be part of this challenging new venture or have questions that we might answer, please contact Robert or David at   

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