Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Preschool Graduation & Reception

Preschool Graduation Reception

Join us in celebration of our preschool students. We will have a ceremony in the Sanctuary at 6:00p and immediately following a Dessert Reception in Hildreth Hall. Drop off and sign in of students begins at 5:40p. Please fill out the form below if you would like to attend, serve and/or provide a dessert.  

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Jun
3
8:00 am08:00

Church Workday

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Help us dress up our campus!

The Trustees have a planned a church workday on Saturday the 3rd of June. The hours for the workday are from 8a - 12p and we plan to do cleanup, landscaping, and various tasks around campus. 

List of Tasks

  • Storage Room Clean Out
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Pressure Washing
  • Tree & Stump Removal
  • Other Various Tasks

Volunteers should dress appropriately, bring work gloves and water. If you would like to volunteer please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please email Vini Febus below.

 

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Jun
18
4:30 pm16:30

Farewell Celebration

You are invited!

Everyone is invited to celebrate Pastor Alan Cassady and Pastor Faith Parry’s tenure and ministry here at Navarre United Methodist Church. The celebration will be held at Sand Dollar Pavilion at Navarre Beach Park, Sunday, June 18th at 4:30 P.M.  Sand Dollar Pavilion is the second parking area on the right. Bring your appetite, there will be plenty of food and drink.

Express your appreciation!

If you would like to bring a gift or card to express your appreciation for Pastor Alan and Pastor Faith, there will be two baskets placed in the lobby on June 4th, 11th and 18th for that purpose.

Jun
19
Jun 24

REVIVE YOUTH CAMP

Join our Youth for Summer Camp!

This is our summer camp for students. The deadline to sign up through the church is June 5th. At that time, we’ll need the full payment of $335 and all of the permission and health forms.

WHO COMES TO REVIVE?

  • Youth Groups and Individuals: Grades 6 - 12
  • Youth Leaders/Volunteers welcome but not required to come. 
  • Staff/Camp Counselors and Leadership are provided during the full camp.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT REVIVE!

During our time together we will have:

  • Teaching
  • Worship
  • Sports
  • Team Competitions
  • Swimming
  • Electives
  • Bring Your Band Stage and Cafe

WHERE IS REVIVE?

The Gulf Coast / Blue lake camp is located just one hour from the Emerald Coast beaches of North Florida, at the beautiful 300-acre Blue Lake Camp.


For more information visit here or fill out this form to contact Nathan Persell. 

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May
28
12:30 am00:30

Annual Conference Missional Gift

Support Pensacola Community Ministries and Others

On June 4th, Pastors Alan and Faith will be traveling to Montgomery, Alabama, to join other Methodist pastors for Annual Conference. While there, they will have the opportunity to give an offering from our church at the opening worship service. All donations must be received by May 28th. Take a moment to hear from Bishop David Graves, our resident Bishop, about this special offering.

This year's offering will go to a group of community ministries, one of which is our very of Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries (PUMCM). PUMCM operates out of Richard's Memorial UMC. Our church helps serve there every month through our youth department and through special events during the holidays.

Ways to Give:

  • Give on Sunday morning and designate your contribution: 2017 Missional Offering
  • Bring your contribution by the church office or drop it in the mail, designated for 2017 Missional Offering

This year’s recipients of the 2017 Missional Offering for the Alabama-West Florida Conference are local mission agencies within the bounds of our conference. They are The Ark, Dumas Wesley Community Center, Mary Ellen’s Hearth, Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries, United Methodist Inner City Mission in Mobile, and Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries.

Below is a brief overview of each agency so that you may learn more about the outstanding work they do in their respective communities. 

The Ark

The Ark has been a ministry in Panama City Beach for more than 40 years. Noah’s Ark was formed as a retreat center for The AWF Conference of The United Methodist Church. Since 2012, they have been developing two new ministry directives: a coffee shop and international student housing. They are committed to combating human trafficking in the area! Thousands of people have been impacted by the ministry of The Ark over the years, and they look forward to continuing this legacy by providing new connections to the community. 

Dumas Wesley Community Center

The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center of Mobile, Alabama is to educate, empower and enrich the local community through collaborative programs of Christian service. That includes providing for immediate human needs, strengthening family life, developing leadership and encouraging personal responsibility. 

Mary Ellen's Hearth

Mary Ellen’s Hearth offers hope, help, and healing to homeless women and children throughout the River Region (Montgomery area). They offer hope by providing life skills training, transitional housing and Christian love and support. The goal of Mary Ellen’s Hearth is for the families they serve to leave them within two years, their dignity and self-respect restored, prepared for a life of independence. 

Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries

Since its founding in 1992, over a thousand participants have become stronger citizens by exploring the world around them. Art, culture, science, history and literature become fun and engaging extensions of learning through the after-school, weekend and summer programs. 

Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries

For eight years, PUMCM has been working with Escambia County’s most vulnerable residents: homeless individuals and families, children living in poverty, U.S. veterans, mentally ill, former inmates, substance abusers and others in need. The main purpose of their ministry is to promote the dignity and welfare of the under-resourced in the community by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. 

United Methodist Inner City Mission in Mobile

The UM Inner City Missions is a Christ-centered, holistic ministry that makes disciples for the transformation of the world by sharing God’s unconditional love with those they serve. The Mission provides ministries where children, youth, and adults can experience love, hope, and acceptance. 


All of these ministries are serving as the hands and feet of Christ and the least of these in our world. Our conference is extremely proud of the work they do each day to reach people for Christ. All of these agencies are currently exploring ways they can seek funding in new and creative ways. We are pleased that this year’s missional offering is an in-conference offering and humbly ask that you prayerfully consider giving generously to this special offering. The positive impact from this offering will be widespread across the bounds of the conference. This offering will be presented at Opening Worship of Annual Conference on Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

May
27
8:00 am08:00

Beach Clean Up

Help Keep Navarre Beach Clean

Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in their efforts to keep our beaches clean and safe for the sea turtles. God calls us to care for Creation. One way we can do that locally is by caring for our beaches and the sea turtles who are endangered.

The Beach Clean up, or Monthly Trash-Bash, is a great way to help our community and is family friendly. Children of all ages and come and pick up trash on the beach. You will go in teams down the beach, starting at the Pier.

Details

  • Bring gloves and anything you want to use to pick up the trash. They will provide the trash bags.
  • Be sure to bring water with you as well. Dress appropriately depending on the weather.
  • Meet at Meet at Navarre Beach public parking, near pier. If you have questions, you can contact the event coordinator through their Facebook event or call her at 850.499.6774.

Thank you for making a different in our community and for God's creation!

May
26
6:30 pm18:30

Illustrated Bible Journaling Workshop

Lesson 7 -  Art Journaling with Gelatos

If you prefer to add artistic creations outside of your bible, Rebekah shows how to create beautiful faith journaling within an art journal. Try your hand at stamping and watercoloring with Gelatos in this fun lesson. Don't worry, the possibilities in your Bible are endless too.

Rebekah walks you step-by-step through the basics of page prep and then introduces watercolor and stamping. Then you will create a beautiful mixed media tag which can be clipped in or adhered with washi. We will be meeting Friday, May 26th from 6:30-8:00 at the Den (2172 Fox Den Dr.). Child care is provided.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • A Bible (preferably a journaling one with space to create the art in) or a journal/sketchpad
  • $10 to cover the cost of your supplies

WE WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

If you have any of these supplies, feel free to bring them with you. Links have been provided for some of them if you want to look at them ahead of time, or purchase your own to use. Most are also available in the local craft stores.

  • Color Gelatos - You can buy some online here or here
  • Stamps, especially letters
  • Archival Ink- You can buy some online here or here
  • Distress Ink - We'll be using a brown, but any color could be used
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • A Heat Gun (any kind will do)

Click Here to RSVP.

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May
21
12:30 pm12:30

Ecuador Missions Trip Fundraiser

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Join us for lunch in Hildreth Hall after morning worship. The only thing missing will be the desserts, which will be auctioned off to raise money for the Ecuador Mission Team. There is no cost for the lunch but donations are gladly accepted. Please fill out the below form if you are interested in attending or bringing a dessert.

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May
21
9:30 am09:30

Graduation Sunday

We Want to Honor your Graduate

On May 21st, we'll observe Graduation Sunday in our morning services. This is a special time set aside to honor our high school, college or tech graduates. We will need a picture of your student. If you have a student who you would like to be included, please contact our Youth Director, Nathan Persell. 

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May
13
8:00 am08:00

Postal Food Drive

Help Us Feed the Community

National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 13! Don't forget to leave non-perishable food donations by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up. All donations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will once again help Manna Food Pantries, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Warrington Emergency Aid Center, We Care Ministries of Navarre United Methodist Church & ACTS Ministry of The Harbor @ Holley Assembly Of God ‪#‎fighthunger‬ in our community! Thank you to all the sponsors and United Way of Escambia County for their ongoing support of ‪#‎StampOutHunger‬! ‪#‎SOH2016‬ ‪#‎LiveUnited‬

Volunteers are needed to load and unload food. We also need trucks and trailer to transport the food from the Post Office to the We Care food pantry. For more information please contact Jim Weiher through this form.

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May
6
9:00 am09:00

Global 6K for Water

Run or Walk 6K to help raise money for Water

Click Here to register for the Global 6k for Water at Navarre United Methodist.

6K Basics - Download the 6 Week Training Plan

  • Why 6K? 6 kilometers is the average distance people in the developing world walk for water; water that is often unsafe to drink. Walk or run 6K so they don’t have to.

  • When May 6, 2017

  • What A collection of people all around the world, walking and running 6K on the same day for the same cause.

  • Why $50? Through World Vision’s water projects, $50 provides one person with clean water.

  • Individualized Impact Your $50 registration fee will provide clean water for one person that lasts through Would Vision's water projects.

  • Increased Impact Every 6K walker / runner = one person in the developing world who will get clean water. When more people register and more people fundraise, more people get clean water! 

World Vision Water

  • Every child deserves clean water—and we are committed to delivering it.

  • Every day, nearly 1,000 children die from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and unsafe hygiene practices—more than from AIDS and malaria combined.

  • World Vision is the largest nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world–reaching one new person with clean water every 30 seconds.

  • Our sustainable water programs are part of a bigger, integrated plan that gives local people ownership of solutions and addresses every piece in the complex puzzle of poverty.

  • Our water, sanitation, and hygiene efforts are part of a full plan that addresses the many factors that perpetuate poverty, all undergirded with a desire that people experience fullness of life as Jesus references in John 10:10

Share with your friends on Facebook about the race and that you're going.



Have questions or want to help with the race? Fill out the form below.

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May
5
6:00 pm18:00

VBS Camp Navarre UMC

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Discover the God of the Universe

We are kicking off our series of 3-day Vacation Bible School camps with Camp Navarre UMC. Join us and be one of the first to experience the adventure.

This year's theme is Galactic Starveyors. Your child will become a starveyor and search the scriptures, discovering the God who created the universe wants a relationship with him or her. Each camp will include:

  • Worship
  • Bible Study
  • Music
  • Crafts
  • Snacks
  • Games

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAMP NAVARRE UMC


This summer, our families are hosting 3-day sessions of Vacation Bible School in their homes in the form of camps. Kid's entering VPK in the fall through 5th grade are invited to join us this summer. Camps are being offered June through August. They will be in the mornings, daytime or evenings and will last 2 hours.

Find a Summer Camp Near You here.

Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

Blood Drive

Donate Blood. Save a Life.

Join us on February 19th from 9:00a - 1:30p, Sunday before and after all worship services. All donors will receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening! Please stop by, you just might save a life!

Tips for a Successful Blood Donation:

  • Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, beans, spinach, iron-fortified cereals, and raisins.
  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Drink an extra 16 oz. of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation.
  • Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating. (Fatty foods can affect the tests we do on your blood. If there is too much fat in your blood, your donation cannot be tested for infectious diseases and the blood will not be used for transfusion.)
  • If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
  • Remember to bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID.
  • Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
  • Let the person taking your blood know if you have a preferred arm and show them any good veins that have been used successfully in the past to draw blood.
  • Relax, listen to music, talk to other donors or read during the donation process.
  • Take the time to enjoy a snack and a drink in the refreshments area immediately after donating.
Apr
29
5:00 pm17:00

Youth: Baseball Game

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Blue Wahoos vs. Biloxi

All youth are invited to join us as we go to Pensacola for a Blue Wahoos baseball game! The Wahoos will be playing the Biloxi Shuckers. The game starts at 6:35p. We will be leaving the church at 5:00p and stopping for fast food on the way out.

After the conclusion of the game, there will be a spectacular firework show. The cost for the game is $7 plus any money for food while there. You must let Nathan know you're going by Tuesday, April 25th.

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Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

BSF Romans Registration

Study the Book of Romans this Fall

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an in-depth interdenominational Bible class that meets in churches all of the country. We are finishing up our second year of working with Shalimar Baptist Church as partners in a BSF study.

Shalimar Baptist will be hosting Bible Study Fellowship's study of Romans this fall. Come and see what the study is all about at the Welcome classes and register, April 27 at 7:00p in Taylor Hall, 2nd floor.

The class will start in September. Shalimar Baptist will have a class Wednesday from 9:15a-11:30a and we will have the same class Thursday from 7:00p-9:00p. For questions, fill out the form below. 

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Apr
21
Apr 22

Extraordinary Women's Conference 2017

Join us for the Extraordinary Women's Conference April 21-22, 2017

We will be taking the bus to Pensacola to join with thousands of other women to worship God and learn more about how great God is.  

Tickets are currently $79 but you can purchase them for the group price of $49 by following the instructions below.

To register, Click here, then follow these instructions:

  1. Click Join a group at the bottom of the page
  2. Choose navarreumc17  from the list
  3. Use the passcode navarreumc17
  4. And then follow the rest of the instructions

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 21nd

  • 6:00pm | Doors open at Pensacola Bay Center
  • 7:00pm | Conference Begins
  • 10:00pm | Conference Ends

Saturday, April 22rd

  • 7:30am | Doors open at Pensacola Bay Center
  • 8:30am | Conference Begins
  • 12:00pm | Lunch Break
  • 1:15pm | Conference Resumes
  • 4:30pm | Conference Ends
Apr
13
6:30 pm18:30

Maundy Thursday Service

Join us as we Celebrate Christ's Last Supper

The Thursday before Easter is when the Christian church remembers Christ sitting down with his disciples to celebrate the Passover Meal, which was a Jewish tradition dating back to the exodus from Egypt when Moses saved them and carried them eventually into the promise land.

Christ sat down with his disciples for this meal, which he probably had done in the years prior, but this year was different because he know it was his last time to celebrate this special holiday. Luke 22 shares the story with us. After the meal, Jesus went to pray and was then betrayed by one of his own and arrested.

Join us at 6:30p as we worship together and remember this special night as Jesus prepared to give himself up for us. This service will be family friendly and will focus on helping us understand the importance of the Seder meal and how that can deepen our understanding of Communion.

We will receive Holy Communion at the end of service. Nursery care will be provided for children Preschool and younger if desired.

Apr
12
5:00 pm17:00

Chili Cook Off

Eat Some Chili and Choose a Winner

Join us on April 12th at 5:00p in Hildreth Hall and enjoy some chili! Cast your vote for the best bowl of chili. The winner will get a Gourmet Barbecue Basket full of goodies! All of the proceeds will go to our Preschool's playground fund.

Suggested donation is $3 for a chili cup and $1 for a hotdog. You can also stop by our Bake Sale and pick up something sweet to go with your chili.

April 12th will be the end of our Silent Auction. Check out the details of the auction and what baskets will be entered here.


Let us know you're coming to help us prepare (RSVP is not required)

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Apr
9
10:30 am10:30

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us outside on Sunday, April 9th between worship services (10:30) for our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which will last about 20 minutes. Bring your kids, and a friend!

For more information, e-mail Lori Ferguson.

Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

New Study Starting: Aiming your Child at True Greatness

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

GRACE BASED PARENTING: BUILDING CHARACTER

Leader: Dave & Alice Biggar
Time: 6:00p on Wednesday evenings
Location: Taylor Hall Room 209
Duration: 7 Weeks
Core Value: Family Priority

How often have you heard heartbroken parents say that they gave their kids everything they ever wanted in life and yet their kids are ungrateful, selfish and distant?

Part III of the Grace Based Parenting DVD series will show you as a parent how to raise kids who are focused upwards on God and outwards on others instead of solely inwards on themselves. When you raise kids who are humble, generous, grateful and serve others, your house will be a place everyone wants to come home to.

This study on True Greatness completes the Grace Based Parenting DVD series. From it you’ll learn how to:

  • Raise your kids the way God raises His – with grace!
  • Build a life long connection to your child’s heart
  • Focus on the things that really matter to your child’s future
  • Raise kids who live their lives for God and others
  • Keep sibling rivalry to a minimum
  • Prioritize all of the forces vying for a child’s time and attention
  • Help your child answer the three most important questions in life

It's not necessary for you to have participated in the previous Grace Based Parenting study to participate in this one.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Apr
2
11:00 am11:00

New Study Starting: In the Meantime

IN THE MEANTIME

Leader: Rick Koch & Debbie Hooks
Time: 11:00a on Sunday mornings
Location: Taylor Hall Room 203
Duration: 6 Weeks
Core Value: Visionary Life

What do you do when there's nothing you can do? What do you do when there's no way forward and there's no way out? In this 6-part study, Andy Stanley answers the question, "What do I do in the meantime?"

Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

Ecuador Mission Trip Meeting with Dan Godwin

Meet with Dan about Going to Ecuador

We have gone to Ecuador several times over the past ten years and a large part of that is our partnership with Dan Godwin. Dan was once on staff at our church but is now a full-time missionary in Ecuador where he helps resource and train pastors and churches. In the past, we have done construction work in the morning and children's ministry in the afternoon. The dates will be around July 22nd-July 30th and the total cost of the trip will be between $1500-$2000. Partical scholarship are available as well as fundraising.

Dan Godwin will come and speak to the team and those who are interested in going to Ecuador this summer. He will talk about the work he is doing, how our team can help him, and how our church community can get involved. The deposit for going on the trip is due April 9.

Dan Godwin and his wife Lisa serve through the United Methodist Church Missions Organization in Ecuador. This picture of them was taken at the International Christian Community in Cuenca, Ecuador to learn more, click here to read his missionary profile.

Dan Godwin and his wife Lisa serve through the United Methodist Church Missions Organization in Ecuador. This picture of them was taken at the International Christian Community in Cuenca, Ecuador to learn more, click here to read his missionary profile.

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Mar
29
Apr 12

Silent Auction

Bid on a Basket and Help the Preschool

Our Preschool parents have donated incredible items so that each classroom has a unique themed basket you can bid on. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to the Preschool Playground Fund.

Starting March 29th, you can find the baskets in the hallway of the Preschool (Taylor Hall). You can bid on the items any time the building is open (Preschool Hours: 7:00a-6:00p, during evening church activities, and Sunday from 8:15a-12:15p). The Auction will end on April 12th during the Chili Cook Off.

Available Baskets:

  • Art Basket
  • Beach Basket
  • Date Night Basket
  • Garden Basket
  • Gourmet Basket
  • Fame Game Night Basket
  • Family Night Out Basket
  • Honey-Do Basket
  • Outside Play Basket
  • Spa Basket
Mar
26
12:01 pm12:01

UMCOR Sunday

Help the United Methodist Committee on Relief Prepare for Future Disasters

When disaster strikes around the globe—Haiti’s 2010 earthquake or Typhoon Haiyan in 2013—so many watching the drama unfold on our living room televisions feel entirely helpless. How could any one person make a difference in the wake of such widespread devastation? As responders around the globe scramble to help survivors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, is prepared to act.

So don’t be fooled by the word committee.

Since 1940, when UMCOR’s forerunner was established to meet the needs of those suffering overseas at the onset of World War II, we’ve continued to respond to those in desperate need—today throughout more than eighty countries around the world.

The response of UMCOR isn’t something “they” do, it’s something “we” do.

That’s because your generous giving to UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is what allows UMCOR to act as the arms and legs of Christ’s church, moving toward the most vulnerable in their darkest days. Convinced that all people have God-given worth and dignity—without regard to race, religion or gender—together we are assisting those impacted by crisis or chronic need.

March 26 is UMCOR Sunday

On March 26, we will be receiving a special offering for UMCOR. It is suggested that you give the equivalent of what you make in one hour or more. You can give with cash, check (made out to Navarre UMC), or through our eGiving app Tithe.ly. 

I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.
— Matthew 25:35-36, CEB
Mar
10
Mar 11

30 Hour Famine

Help Raise Money for Hungry Kids Around the World

Our students will grow closer to Christ and each other as they fast together for 30 hours and raise funds to fight hunger. They will be challenged to be part of something bigger than themselves. To take action for God’s kingdom. To help save the lives of hungry kids. To permanently change the way our students see the world.

The 30 Hour Famine is a program of World Vision.

How the Famine works

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. — and thousands more around the world — unite through World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to feed hungry children and families.

  1. They will Learn about Hunger. Open your students’ eyes to the truth about global hunger and help them learn what God wants us all to do about it. Start with the video above and hunger facts.
  2. They will raise funds to raise funds to fight hunger. Just $40 can help feed and care for a child for a month! Contact Nathan Persell, our youth minister through the form below to learn how you can support the youth's fundraising.
  3. They will go hungry 30 hours. Our students will grow closer to God and each other as they fast for 30 hours! They will be kept busy with activities, challenges, and community service ideas to make the no-eat overnighter a breeze.
  4. The Funds will be sent in and Change Lives! The funds our students raise will be sent to World Vision.

Contact Nathan if your Youth wants to Participate or you want to Help sponsee the Youth.

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Mar
5
11:00 am11:00

Youth Confirmation (6th Grade)

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All 6th Graders, or any Youth Non-Confirmed, Are Invited

Confirmation is for any youth has not been confirmed in the church before. We start at 6th grade, but if your teen is above 6th grade and hasn't been confirmed, he or she is welcome to be a part of the confirmation class.

Confirmation starts March 5th, meets every Sunday morning at 11 in the youth house (we're using one of the back rooms). It's about teens learning the foundations of the Christian faith and accepting it as their own. We will hold a special confirmation worship service Sunday, June 4 to recognize all of those who have completed the course.


Like a tattoo, the fundamental truths of the faith are supposed to be permanently etched into us. However, a lifetime of learning, loving, and living the scriptures requires that at some point, we really begin to understand where they come from and what they mean.

The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith is a visual introduction to the core beliefs of the Christian faith. While it assumes no background knowledge of the scriptures or church teachings, this eight-week study is stocked with rich explanation and engaging videos that bring catechesis to life for people of all ages, backgrounds, and stops along their spiritual journey. Like all books, it is possible to read this one alone, but it is designed specifically to be studied in community—to lead small and large groups through the big ideas of the faith. The memory verses, catechism, text, and videos in each lesson work together seamlessly to provide a clear, compelling introduction to Christian belief.

In working through this study, you’ll be binding the truth about God on your head, hands, and house through scripture memorization and by learning the answers to important questions about God. Obeying Jesus takes a lifetime of learning. As you enter this study, let God’s grace shape and change you. This is what it means to be a disciple.


If you know someone who might be interested, please contact our youth minister Nathan Persell below.

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Mar
3
12:00 am00:00

Online Prayer Course

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Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ Jesus said, ‘This is how you should pray: Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation.’
— Luke 11:1-4, NLT

About the Study

Join us for a 6 week virtual group study on prayer created by 24-7 Prayer and Alpha International. This study will start the first Friday of the Lenten season, March 3 and will last until Good Friday, April 7. Each week will use a section of the Lord's Prayer to deepen your personal prayer practice using the prayer the Jesus used to teach us how to prayer. You will be given questions to deepen your processing of the lesson.

The following video is of Pete Greig, from 24-7 Prayer, and Jonny Hughes, talking about the study. 

Pete Greig: Pete is the bewildered founder of 24-7 Prayer, pastor of Emmaus Rd in Guildford, UK, and Director of Prayer for Alpha International. His books include Red Moon Rising and God on Mute. 
Jonny Hughes: Jonny is Student Pastor at HTB in London. He previously spent nearly four years at Rockharbor church in Southern California, where he trained people in prayer and ran Alpha. Jonny is passionate about seeing people encounter God through prayer.

How the Study will Work

Every Friday, at 12:01am, you will receive an email after subscribing to the email list. Then, when the time is best, you can watch the video lesson and process the questions. Each week's lesson will be made up of 3 parts:

  • The Video Lesson - 15 minutes
  • Questions for Processing (I recommend you write down your journal your answers) - recommended 15 minutes
  • Time to Pray - recommended 15 minutes

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Mar
1
6:00 pm18:00

Ash Wednesday Service

Join us For Our Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. Lent is a special time in the church calendar designed for us to reflect on our lives and look towards Christ sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. Ash Wednesday is best known for the "installment of ashes."  That is when the pastor puts ashes on your forehead.

This service will be family friendly, but there will be nursery care for infants through VPK.


Pancake Dinner

We will have a Pancake Dinner before the service from 5:00p-6:00p. Adult plates are $6 and kid plates are $3. Help us plan by letting us know you're coming below:

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Mar
1
9:30 am09:30

Ask Pastor Alan a Bible Question

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What have you always wanted to know about the Bible?

The last sermon of Pastor Alan's "The Book" series, which is all about the Bible and how it applies to us today, he is going to answer questions. Has there been something you always wanted to know but been afraid to ask? Maybe no one has ever been able to answer it for you. Now is your chance. The Answers will come on March 5, so be sure to be there and hear if your question is mentioned.

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Mar
1
Apr 16

Food Pantry Needs

  • Good Neighbor Thrift Store

Our We Care Ministries Food Pantry is getting very low on some critical food items. This food bank is used to help supplement families who come for financial assistance. They are currently in need of the following things:

  • Cereal (both instant hot cereal & cold cereal)
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Complete Meals in a box with Meat
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Canned Meals (spaghetti, ravioli, beef stew, etc.)
  • Canned Meats (ham, beef, tuna, except salmon)
  • Canned Fruit (all kinds, except pineapple)
  • Canned Vegetables (peas, corn, lima beans, except green beans)
  • Pork & Beans
  • Rice
  • Noodles (spaghetti, macaroni)
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Instant Dry Milk
  • Canned or Bottled Juices
  • Ramen Noodle Packages
  • Crackers or Cookies
  • Toiletry Items
  • Toothpaste & Tooth brushes
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Diapers (all sizes) and Wipes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Detergent
  • All Purpose Cleaners

Items can be returned to the church office or to the Good Neighbor Thrift Store, 9025 Hwy. 98, Navarre.

Click Here to download this list as PDF

Feb
26
4:00 pm16:00

Town Hall with Bishop Graves

  • Pensacola First United Methodist Church

Mark your Calendars to Meet and Talk with Bishop Graves

Bishop David Graves, our resident Bishop, will be coming to the Pensacola District for some town hall meetings to get to know the people in each district. 

On Sunday, February 26, at 4:00p, at Pensacola First United Methodist Church, we will have the Bishop's "Town Hall Meeting" for the Laity of our District. A light dinner of soup and sandwiches will be provided. If you plan to be in attendance, we ask you to call (850) 434-0118 or e-mail (through the form below) the Pensacola District Office no later than Friday, February 17, by 12:00 noon.*  There will be no cost for the dinner.  This will be a great time for the laity to meet with Bishop Graves in a Town Hall Meeting format and ask him questions that may be on your mind and heart..

The meeting will be at Gadsden Street United Methodist Church in the Administration Building.

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Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Men's Breakfast

The Men of Navarre and Their Sons

Are Gathering together every month to work through the the DVD study, Stepping Up. Even if you have never been before, feel free to drop on in. This is a wonderful opportunity for Fathers and Sons to join together in Faith Conversations and grow in their faith around the breakfast table. This group meets on a month basis.


As men, all of us face decisions in life that demand courage. Big or little, complex or straightforward, these choices—let’s call them battles—matter a great deal. One courageous choice leads to another; tomorrow’s integrity depends on today’s bravery.

In Stepping Up, Dennis Rainey identifies five stages of a man’s journey through life—boyhood, adolescence, manhood, mentor, and patriarch—and examines a man’s responsibilities at each step. Rainey calls men to seize the moment and take action, stepping up to responsibility and inspiring others in the process. It’s about embracing courage, rejecting passivity and cowardice.

Ultimately, you’ll be challenged to be the man on your battlefield.


Fill out the form to RSVP or for Questions

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Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

Great Night of Methodist Singing

Join us for a night of music and worship.

As people from our church join Methodist church choirs from the area at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, Florida for a night of choral music. To learn more and be apart, fill out the form.

This concert is free of charge and there are no tickets. Doors open at 5:00pm, concert begins at 6:00pm.

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Directions:

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is located on the Niceville campus of NWF State College at 100 College Boulevard and is easily accessible via Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 285 and Highway 85. The new Mid-Bay Bridge connector road that by-passes Niceville takes coastal patrons directly to Hwy. 285 -- in a direct route to the center. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is just 14 miles from Destin -- 20 minutes via the Hwy 293 connector road (Bridge toll plus road toll) or via Hwy 285 and Hwy 85 to College Boulevard.

 
Feb
10
5:15 pm17:15

Youth Hockey Game

All Youth Invited to go to a Hockey Game

The youth will be going to see the Pensacola Ice Flyers play the Riverman. This game is Faith and Family night, February 10th. Tickets are $20 and the youth will leave the church at 5:15p. They will eat at What-a-Burger while in Pensacola, so be sure to bring some extra money along.

Deadline to sign up is February 8th


Contact Nathan P. the Youth Minister for More info or to Sign Up:

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