Our Monthly Newsletter

Rev. Jim Coyl, Pastor

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March 2018

Get Connected

    You've found a Church Family! 

We are so happy that you choose to 
worship  with us each Sunday. 

What's Next ?

Below is a link to find out what current groups we have at The Beach Church.
More groups are forming all the time, so if you don't see something
that interests you today, check back again to see if we've added more!

Small groups are a great way to 'Get Connected' in a more casual 
environment. Groups usually consist of 15 members or less.
Just the right size for those of us who might like to have a voice
 in our church, but don't want to do it in front of a hundred people.
Did I say that out loud ? 
 Not everyone likes the public stage...
but together, as a group, we can do anything!

What group will you join today?
Thankful for our Ministry Teams!

  We want to say Thank You to our new
Ministry Teams 
and "The New Beach Church" ideas they are forming.
They are not just ideas...they are moving forward at a
remarkable pace, and I hope you are as excited as I am
to get to be a part of this movement.

Change is good, and we are all a part of it.
As one, we stand alone...but together we can accomplish
great things! We've already seen amazing starts in our teams
and can't wait to see what the future holds for The Beach Church.

Thank you to all the Leaders of these teams and for
all the team members that wanted to become more 
involved in the life of our church.
Here we go! 

This is the day that the LORD has made; 
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24
A Note from our Pastor
Grace and Peace

I Am

Exodus 3:14 14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'

In Matthew's Gospel (16: 13-20) we eavesdrop on a conversation between Jesus and his disciples in which Jesus asks, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" His friends quickly offer many responses, "John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah" they say. Then Jesus asks a more direct question, "But what about you? Who do you say I am?"
This question doesn't meet with a rapid group response. I can just see the eyes staring at the ground and the sandals shuffling in the dirt, lots of awkward silence. Peter breaks in, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Jesus commends Peter for his answer.
In his book
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis says of Jesus,
Either this man was, and is, the  Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. ... Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God.
I offer Lewis's quote for your consideration and prayer, but not as your answer to Jesus' question. Peter's answer in chapter 16, changes to
I never knew the guy  in Matthew 26. Jesus knew the challenge that human frailty poses to our faith and I suspect he knows that our faith is just as fragile as Peter's. Take some time to deeply consider the vocation and identity of Jesus during Lent; pray over it, discuss it with good friends, and seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and Biblical witness. By actively seeking to know Jesus, we will come closer to I Am.
God's peace,

jim beach                    
Join in the FUN

March 31st @ 9:00 am
bring your baskets or bags and get ready to hunt some eggs!

We are asking for donations of Plastic Easter Eggs
and individually wrapped candy.

In addition, we are doing something new this year...
We are collecting 'gifts' for our 
Pre-K though 5th grade children. 
Boxes of crayons - coloring books - small stuffed animals
anything is welcome. Have fun with it :)

Please bring on Sunday and place in the Coastal Collection Box!

God Given Gifts


We cannot say Thank You enough to

Pam Davis 

for her time, talent, 
and dedication to our Lord Jesus.

Pam has taken our old worn pulpit and refurbished it to go 
with our  current 'beach inspired' look at the church. 

She has also beautifully handcrafted our Communion table, entry table, 
and coastal donation box that you see every Sunday!

Her talent and dedication is truly visible to us all. We extend a heartfelt 
Thank you to Pam for all her dedication and hours spent on this latest gem.

Our old pulpit had been hiding away in a closet and unused until now. She's 
enabled us  to bring back some past history of our church
and a new coastal look all at the same time. 
After all,  our church IS on the beach : )

She has generously donated all her supplies and time to the Glory of God... 
and we get to  enjoy her true talent every single week at The Beach Church.
Thank you for your servant heart, Pam, and for giving us this wonderful gift!

 We love you... you are a true blessing to us all!


Trivia Night 

March 9th @ 6:00 PM
(6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Randle Hall
$12.50 per person - Tables of 8

- We have 5 FULL tables already -
This is going to be a good one!

Sign up Sheets are in the Sanctuary entrance,
or call the Church Office
@ 932-6628 and we'll sign you up!

Join us for a great night of mind-bending questions.

Tables of  8 compete against each other to see
who knows their Trivia the best! 
Food, Fellowship and lots of  Fun! 
Each table provides their own snacks J


You're invited to Randle Hall!

Worship Service with Pastor Jim Coyl

 Adult Bible Study - 8:30 a.m.
  with Steve Speirs 
  Worship Service   
10:00 a.m.

 Sunday School - 10:15 a.m.
  children ages 4 - 11 inside Randle Hall

Our Offering 

giving tithes offering    
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, 
shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. 
                       For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."                                                                                                          Luke 6:37-38     



 Financial Summary 

   $ 25,155
  -$ 25.889

Sunday School for ages 4-12 in Randle Hall

Children's Sunday School begins at 10:00 for the children. 

Biblical learning and fun!
Come and join your friends for stories 
and activities in Sunday School.

our Children's Sunday School classroom is located 
adjacent to our  Sanctuary
inside Randle Hall.

Adult Sunday School each Sunday morning before Worship
- for the adults -
before worship

 Sunday School
 at  8:30 a.m. in Randle Hall 
led by Steve Speirs   
Communion Sunday - 1st Sunday of every month

March 4th

This is my body which is 
given for you; 
do this in remembrance of me.
Luke 22:19
BBBD -   Every Tuesday @ 12 Noon in Randle Hall

 brown bag

M arch Dates to Remember


Sunday, March 11th 
Daylight Savings Time begins...

Sunday, March 25th
Palm Sunday - 10:00 AM service

Thursday, March 29th
Maundy Thursday
Service at 7:00 pm

Friday, March 30th
Good Friday
take time to remember...


Sunday, APRIL 1st
Easter Sunrise Service
at the boardwalk "Shell" on Pensacola Beach
Community Service where everyone is welcome!
6:00 am

Easter Service at The Beach Church
10:00 am
Everyone is Welcome

HE is Risen Indeed! 


March Groups 

  1st Tuesday of each  month 
in Randle Hall 
at 1:00 PM

Please join us in 
making crosses
 for our first-time visitors!

at 12:00 Noon
in Randle Hall

brown bag
Retired Older Men Eating Out
Thursday, March 15th

4th Sunday Potluck
March 25th

Wednesday Evening 
Choir practice  
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you'd like to sing in the choir, come to our weekly rehearsal 
each  Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Brian Thomson - Choir Director 
Child care provided from 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. during rehearsal. 
We hope you join us!

We're here to help!
Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
Please consider making a donation!

Dish soap
Laundry soap
Paper products
(paper towels, toilet paper, tissues)
Body wash
Diapers size 5 & 6
Baby wipes

We are Praying for You

Mike Boyer
Mary Jones 
Billy Ladet
Joel Trout
The Sweginnis Family
Robert Havrilla 
Meagen Mulligan 
Neal Gilley
 Cathrine O'Connor
 Pete Amberson
Dr. Tracy Pinkston
Tori Cartee
 Wayne & Doris Pelham
Rita Gillette by - Bill Compton
Frank Cooper
Margie McCoy - by Mindi Nita
Mike Thompson
LaRita Reynes
Debbie Miles mother Justin Ericsson
Jackie Henderson and family The Family of Rita Cunningham
The Family of Bobby Draper
The Bohannon Family
Danny Stultz
Conway Hinson

If you have someone in the hospital or 
would like your name on the prayer list, 
please let me know so I can add it to the newsletter for you. 
You can reach me @ 850-932-6628 Mon-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  
Submissions can also be sent through our website @ 
www.thebeachchurch.com via the (prayer request link)
DEADLINE for submissions is every month on the 25th 
 Thank you -  Sally Walters, Church Office

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About Us

Our Denomination is the  United Church of Christ.

No matter who you are, or where you come from...
All are invited, wanted, and welcome!

Stay Connected @  www.thebeachchurch.com

Rev. Jim Coyl, Pastor

920 Panferio Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561     
Office Phone: ( 850) 932-6628   
Office Hours are Mon-Thurs  8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Office Manager/Event Scheduling: Sally Walters
Church Email: pnsbeachchurch@att.net


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