August 1, 2022

Prayer focus: Students and Educators
Baptisms at the Beach
Last Wednesday, 15 people were baptized in the Gulf of Mexico at our annual "Baptisms at the Beach" event. What a celebration! Click the video above and visit our Facebook for photos!
Small Group Leader Planning Meeting

We want to strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ and help you to grow as one of his followers. We also want you to be source of God’s grace to others. A great way to grow as a follower of Jesus is by participating in a small discipleship group. A small discipleship group is when 8-10 believers meet regularly to read the Bible together, pray for one another, and encourage one another in their walk with Jesus. 

If you are interested in developing this ministry or in leading a small group, please contact Pastor Scott at scott@perdidobay.church. We will hold a planning meeting on Monday, August 22 at 6 PM in the Banquet Room in the Activities Center.
Back to School Sunday

Sunday, August 14, 9:00am or 11:00am
On Back to School Sunday we invite students of all ages to bring their backpacks to church for “Blessing of the Backpacks,” a time of prayer for the new school year. Then at 10:00am, we will promote our Sunday School students into their new classes. It’s also a great time to jump in if your child is not yet in a class! 
NEW! Church T-shirts Available for Order
Back by popular demand! Church Logo T-shirts are now available for order by using the link below! This is a great opportunity to purchase a shirt to wear at church events or just about anywhere else! Custom Ink is fulfilling orders and collecting payment- and the shirts will ship directly to you within 2 weeks after the order deadline (deadline to order is Wednesday, August 17). The cost is $12-13/each and sizing runs small (they recommend sizing up if you'd like- view the sizing guide at the link). The color is "Steel Blue" and this brand of shirt is known to be very soft and comfortable. If you have questions, email holly@perdidobay.church. Again, all shirts can only be ordered online (not at church) and will be fulfilled by the t-shirt company. We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity!
New Sermon Series: Christianity 101
Beginning Sunday, August 7
What does it mean to be a Christian? What makes Christianity unique? Join us in our upcoming sermon series, “Christianity 101”, as we consider the foundations of the Christian faith and the core tenets of our beliefs as followers of Jesus Christ.
Grumpy Old Men Group: Come and Join!
Come and be a part of the Grumpy Old Men - a service oriented group that meets each Thursday at 8:00am in the Activities Center for fellowship and planning projects. We would love to have you join us- young or old, man or woman! 
Volunteers Needed at the Redemption Store
The Redemption Store is in need of willing hearts and helping hands to fill shifts throughout the week! If you are interested, contact april@perdidobay.church. Find out more about the Redemption Store by clicking here.

Donations are accepted Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am-Noon. Thank you!
Ways to Serve
Hoping to get involved? A page on our website features specific opportunities to fulfill volunteer needs as they arise. Have some extra time on your hands? Visit our website at www.perdidobay.church/serve to find ways to help out! Contact the church to find out more about how to get involved in the ministries listed.
Perdido Seniors Ministry

Art
Monday, August 8, 10:00am
Activities Center

Ukulele
Monday, August 15, 10:00am
Activities Center
Transformance Fitness: New Session Today!
Transformance is a strength training class for children and adults that takes place each Monday and Thursday in the Activities Center at various times throughout the day. $100/6-week session. See more by visiting our website. Contact Mike Pindel - mike.pindel@gmail.com to sign-up!
Quilters on the Key
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

You're invited to join this group for a time of fellowship and quilting in the Activities Center. Quilts and other items are crafted and given to persons facing difficult situations as a gesture of comfort and thoughtfulness. Use your talents to spread the love of God as part of this important group of service and fellowship.
Prayer Shawl Ministry

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00pm
The Prayer Shawl Ministry exists to knit and crochet blankets and other items of comfort and encouragement. These items are given to newborn babies, those facing health issues, and more. Come and be a part of this group of fellowship and giving- all are welcome! It's a wonderful time of getting to know others while also making a difference for those who need to feel God's care.
Need a listening ear?
If you are confined to home and find yourself in need of a friendly listening ear, please give us a call. We want you to know that we are here for you, to listen or to help if you have a need. We want to stay in touch with you, please feel free to call us at the church number 850-492-2135 and ask to be connected with the visitation team. 
Proverbs Podcast and Reading Plan!

Read along and listen daily as we seek God’s wisdom through the book of Proverbs in our daily podcast and reading plan. 
Sunday School: Find a class today!

There are many Sunday school Classes available for adults. Join us weekly at 10:10am in the Activities Center! Nursery, Elementary, and Youth meet in the Education Building. Find more information below.
Intercessory Prayer Group Meeting

Tuesdays at 8:30am
You are invited to join our intercessors in the Gathering Lobby for their weekly prayer meeting. If you have a prayer need that you would like to add to the prayer list, email it to prayer@perdidobay.church or you may use our App to submit your prayer request. Additionally, you may fill out a prayer request card at the Hospitality Desk. 

Prayer lists are available to be picked up at the Hospitality Desk.
Nursery, Elementary, & Youth Information

Nursery (8 weeks - Pre-K)

A nursery is available for all church services and many activities. Wee Worship takes place Sunday mornings during Worship Services. Preschool Sunday school is at 10:00am. Contact jeanne@perdidobay.church for more information!
PBUMC Kids Ministry (Elementary: K - 5th Grade)

PBUMC Kids Ministry is for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grades. Each Sunday morning is Children's Worship at both 9:00am and 11:00am. At 10:00am we have Sunday School. Email debi@perdidobay.church to be placed on our email list or to find out more.
The Wave Student Ministry (for 6th-12th Grades)
6th-12th grade Sunday school each week at 10:10am in the Youth Room and Sunday Gym Night each week from 4:00-6:00pm in the Activities Center, Dinner provided! Bring a friend! Not on our mailing list? Email holly@perdidobay.church to be added.

If you'd like more information about the youth ministry, email rae@perdidobay.church.
2022 Stewardship Commitment
Pledge Cards are available digitally on our Church App or link below. Thank you for your commitment to Christ's kingdom and the mission and ministry of Perdido Bay United Methodist Church. Questions regarding your pledge? Contact janet@perdidobay.church
The mission of Perdido Bay United Methodist Church
is to make disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.

Our vision is to be the heart of the community.