Find out what's happening this week in the life of First Church!
Click HERE to view the live recording from Sunday morning's in-person services. You can also find the daily readings & notices at the bottom of this email.
FEATURED EVENTS
Youth: Eggstravaganza & Choir Kick-Off
Today, August 14 | 5:30 - 7:30pm
Join us for Eggstravaganza, our kick-off for the school year! All youth are invited and encouraged to bring a friend — the more the merrier! Wear clothes that you can get dirty, as this event tends to get messy. Choir: 4:30 - 5:30pm, Dinner: 5:30 - 6:00pm, Eggstravaganza: 6:00 - 7:30pm.
Senior-High Bible Study
Mondays, Starting August 15 | 7:15am | Panera
All 9th - 12th graders are invited to this school-year morning devotion.
FREE Wednesday Night Kick-Off Dinner
Wednesday, August 17 | 5:00 – 6:00pm | The Wright Place
Come and enjoy a meal and fellowship with your church family! Make sure to invite a friend! Registration requested. Menu: Red Beans and Rice, Coleslaw, Cornbread, & Dessert
Senior Pastor's Bible Study - "St. Paul: The Apostle to the World"
Wednesdays, Starting August 17 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | Wesley Abbey
Click HERE for more info. No registration required.
In the Senior Pastor’s Bible Study, with the Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz, we will get a better understanding of the life, times, and message of St. Paul. No one other than Jesus has made such an impact on the church. Yet, Paul remains surrounded by controversy. We will study his life from start to finish focusing on his conversion and his mission. Along the way, we will answer some difficult questions including: what did Paul think about women? What did he believe about the end-times? And how does grace and good works go together? Each week will focus on selected scriptures from the the Acts of the Apostles and Paul’s Epistles to hear the message of this man who changed the world.
First Kids: Mid-Week
Wednesdays, Starting August 17
All children, 3 years old - 4th grade are invited to join us on Wednesday Nights for our mid-week programming designed just for them.

Kid Connect & Choir (K-4th)
5:30 - 7:00pm
All children who are K-4th grade (as of Sep 1, 2022) will have a weekly program that will include choir, worship, drama, games, art and more. Each week will be different and engaging with an amazing Adult/Youth team! We will begin with choir from 5:30pm-6:00pm in their designated room (more info below). Children will then be transferred to the Gym/Education Building depending on the activity of the week. This is a great time to dedicate for your child’s spiritual development and church connection.

Play & Pray (3 & 4 Year Olds)
6:00 - 7:00pm | Gym
Here’s a chance for Preschoolers (3 & 4 year olds, as of Sep 1, 2022) to get a mid-week connection with church friends while hearing stories and exploring who is God. Parents are invited to attend an adult class option while their littles learn too. Parents can sign children in at 5:45pm in the gym. 
First Students: Mid-Week
Wednesdays, Starting August 17 | 6:00 – 7:15pm | Youth Building
Tweens and Mid-High are invited to join us in the Youth Building for fellowship, games, learning, and worship.
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Wednesdays, Starting August 17 | 6:15 – 7:45pm | Choir Room
Weekly rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:45pm. No experience needed. Open to all adults and sings at either the 8:00pm or 11:00pm worship services.If you are new, we ask that you fill out a registration form.
Mid-High Bible Study
Thursdays, Starting August 17 | 7:00am | Youth Building
All 7th & 8th graders are invited to this school-year morning devotion.
Lemonade with the Lenzes
Saturday, August 20 | 4:00 – 6:00pm | 3000 Blackshear Ave
Join us for our last in-person gathering of Lemonade with the Lentzes at the home of Shawna & Vince Fisher.
Regional Laity Q&A with Bishop David Graves
Sunday, August 21 | 4:00pm | Main Sanctuary
This event, hosted by the Alabama-West Florida Conference,is one of four gatherings around the conference, specifically focused on laity to help them understand current denominational matters and to provide accurate information
FEATURED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Church-Wide Retreat Registration Now Open!
October 14 - 17 | Blue Lake, Andalusia, AL
Join your church family for a weekend of fun including break out sessions, pumpkin carving, canoeing, roasting marshmallows, playing games, and fellowshipping! Our very own Rev. Emily Kincaid will be our speaker for the weekend.
First Kids: Yearly Info update
We ask parents fill out a registration form each school year through the link above and to sign in and sign out each Sunday/Wednesday to insure their child's safety. This yearly form helps us to keep the most updated information on your child. A door entry code that can be used on Sundays will be sent to all parents who register.
Confirm Your Information
We launched a campaign to help us confirm all church attendees information. This includes your phone number, email, address, and more. This accurate info will help us to stay in contact with our congregation during natural disasters and to help us better communicate in this digital age. Email LAdair@FUMCPensacola.com to confirm your information today!
Monday, August 15
Senior High Bible Study
Mondays | 7:15am | Panera
Centering Prayer Group
Mondays | 10:00am | 2nd Floor Wright Place, Room 203

Serving the Hungry
Mondays & Thursdays | 8:00am - 1:00pm

Centering Prayer Group
Mondays | 6:00pm | via Zoom

Grand Monday Nights - Hosted by The Grand-Parenting Class
Mondays | 7:00pm | via Zoom
Tuesday, August 16
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Tuesdays | 10:00am | Wesley Abbey 101
Coffee With Friends
Tuesdays | 9:30am - 10:30am | Library
Wednesday, August 17
Dad's Bible Study
Wednesdays | 7:30am 

Renewal and Repair (R + R)
Wednesdays | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Garages
FREE Kick-Off Wednesday Night Dinner
5:00 - 6:00pm | The Wright Place | Click HERE to Register
Menu: Red Beans and Rice, Coleslaw, Cornbread, & Dessert
Senior Pastor's Bible Study - "St. Paul: The Apostle to the World"
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00PM | Wesley Abbey
Click HERE for more info. No registration required.
First Kids: Mid-Week (Kid Connect and Play & Pray)
Wednesdays | 5:30/6:00 - 7:15pm | Click HERE to Register
First Students: Mid-Week
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:15pm | Youth Building | Click HERE to Register
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Wednesdays | 6:15 – 7:45pm | Choir Room | Click HERE to register
Thursday, August 18
Mid-High Bible Study
Thursdays, Starting August 17 | 7:00am | Youth Building
All 7th & 8th graders are invited to this school-year morning devotion.
Serving the Hungry
Mondays & Thursdays | 8:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 20
Lemonade with the Lenzes
Saturday, August 20 | 4:00 – 6:00pm | 3000 Blackshear Ave
Home of Shawna & Vince Fisher
Next Sunday, August 21
11th Sunday After Pentecost
Services: 8:30 & 11:00am in the Main Sanctuary, ICON at 11:00am in Wesley Abbey
Online: 8:30 & 11:00am Facebook & FUMCPensacola.com/Livestream
Nursery available for Infant - 4 years old. Click HERE for more info.
Sunday Morning Classes
9:45 - 10:45am
Click HERE for adult offerings
Click HERE or children, tween, youth offerings
Regional Laity Q&A with Bishop David Graves
Sunday, August 21 | 4:00pm | Main Sanctuary
Looking Ahead
Lemonade with the Lentzes - Via Zoom
Monday, August 22 | 6:00 – 7:00pm
Click HERE for Zoom Link
Welcome Pastor Geoffrey and family to First Church during this virtual gathering of Lemonade with the Lentzes.
4th Grade Chill-Time
Mondays,Starting August 22 | 3:00 - 4:00pm | Mall Food Court
Join Mrs. Lisa for a special time of devotion and a sweet treat! Email Lisa Bond to RSVP.
50 Forward: Lunch Out - Calvert's in the Heights
Thursday, August 25 | 11:30am | Click HERE to Register
Join us for our monthly lunch outing with friends. We will be gathering in a private room at Calvert's in the Heights. This is a one-of-a-kind English-themed restaurant serving Pensacola with their own versions of English cuisine and tasty American bar foods which includes a stunning view over Escambia Bay. RSVP online or to the church office by August 22nd.
3rd Grade Bible Weekend
August 26 & 28
All third graders will get to join Mrs. Lisa for a special overnight retreat where we will learn a ton about the Bible in a fun way! Contact Lisa Bond for more info. Third graders will receive their bible during services on Sunday, August 28.
A Gathering – hosted by UMW
Sunday, August 28 | 12:00pm | Great Hall
United Methodist Women/United Women in Faith will host A Gathering to welcome the Lentzes and the Kincaids. All are welcome to join after the 11:00am services for brief words of welcome, canapés, and drinks of lemonade, tea, and coffee.
NOTICES
Baptisms
Mary Margaret Kercher, daughter of Audrey & Tyler Kercher, was baptized on Sunday August 14.

Merritt Ann Hawkins, daughter of Kaylynn & Matt Hawkins, was baptized on Sunday August 14.

Laughlin William Farrington, son of Lea and Casey Farrington, was baptized on Sunday August 14.
Flowers
August 14: In loving memory of Donivan Bradley by Melinda and Keith Leonard, his daughter and son-in-law, and Wayne Bradley, his brother.

If you would like to add something to next week's notices, contact Ginger Raines at GRaines@FUMCPensacola.com

You may place flowers in the Sanctuary in honor, celebration or memory of someone. The arrangements are $65.00 each. To reserve a date, email Ginger at GRaines@FUMCPensacola.com.
DAILY READINGS
Each of us is encouraged to read scripture during the week. This time of slowing down and physical distancing could prove to be a good time for making space for God by making time for meditation, reading, and prayer each day. It will be a blessing. It can change you life.

Monday- Psalm 106:19-48; Judges 17:1-13; Acts 7:44--8:1a; John 5:19-29
Tuesday- Psalms 124, 125, 126, 127; Judges 18:1-15; Acts 8:1-13; John 5:30-47
Wednesday- Psalms 128, 129, 130; Judges 18:16-31; Acts 8:14-25; John 6:1-15
Thursday- Psalms 134, 135; Job 1:1-22; Acts 8:26-40; John 6:16-27
Friday- Psalms 141, 143:1-11; Job 2:1-13; Acts 9:1-9; John 6:27-40
Saturday- Psalm 104; Job 3:1-26; Acts 9:10-19a; John 6:41-51
Sunday- Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17
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