August 2, 2021
Building the Heart Weekly Update:
A welcome lobby full of cabinets and door hardware!
Consecration Sunday

Save the date for consecration Sunday, our first day of worship in the new sanctuary: Sunday, September 12, 2021, 9:00am (Contemporary), 11:00am (Traditional). More information to come!
Promotion Sunday and Blessing of the Backpacks
August 8
Join us at 10:00am on Sunday, August 8 in the Gym as we celebrate the beginning of a new school year and the students being promoted into the Children and Youth Ministries. Also, During the 9:00am and 11:00am worship services on August 8, all students are invited to bring their backpack to take part in a “Blessing of the Backpacks.”
Current Sermon Series: James

The Book of James instructs believers to seek God’s perfect rule of life. James teaches Christians how to live as holy people of faith in the midst of a secular culture. Join us in this sermon series through the Book of James as together we grow in being doers of the Word.
Ways to Serve
Hoping to get involved? A frequently updated 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.
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, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00am-Noon. Thank you!
Barnabas Ministry
If you or someone you know is in need of a meal during a difficult time such as following surgery, hospitalization, a death in the family, and other difficulties, please contact the church office to be connected with our Barnabas Ministry.
Grumpy Old Men
Grumpy Old Men is a service oriented group that meets each Thursday morning at 8:00am in the Activities Center for fellowship and planning. We would love to have you join us- young or old, man or woman!
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. 
Transformance Fitness Classes
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. See more by visiting our website. Contact mike.pindel@gmail.com to sign-up!
Psalms for the Summer is back! This summer we will complete the book of Psalms, picking up where we left off last year. This year, you will hear from various staff members as we continue our journey through the Psalms. 
Intercessory Prayer Group Meeting
Tuesdays at 8:30am

You are invited to join our intercessors in the Activities Center at 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. 
Nursery, Elementary, and Youth Information
Nursery
A nursery is available for all church services and many activities. Wee Worship takes place Sunday mornings during Worship Services. Preschool Sunday school will begin on August 15 at 10:00am. Contact jeanne@perdidobay.church for more information!


Elementary
We hope to be able to see you on Sundays at both 9:00am and 11:00am for Children's Worship. Sunday school will resume on August 15 at 10:00am. All Elementary activities take place in the Activities Center, upstairs. Contact debi@perdidobay.church to be placed on the email list!
Youth
Youth Sunday School takes place weekly on Sundays at 10:00am. Sunday evenings, youth gather for fun games and activities from 4:00-6:00pm. Email brian@perdidobay.church to be placed on the email list!

Youth Social Media: We now have a Youth Instagram account: @perdidobayumcstudentministry and Student Ministry Facebook group which can be found on our church FB page. Hop onto one of those social media accounts to stay connected to the life of our student ministry. Check out what's coming up!

Our important Youth Parent Meeting (August 8, 12:30pm in the Banquet Room) will be a time for us to look at what's ahead for the student ministry including programming and exciting trips/events we already have planned. Lunch will be provided for your family. Email brian@perdidobay.church, or text/call 850-541-3864 to RSVP today.

Watch our Facebook page for more photos and videos from Youth Retreat! For now, here is a moment from this weekend’s Youth Retreat. We are so thankful for this wonderful group of teenagers and their leaders! 
Worship Arts Camp
Thank you to all who made Worship Arts Camp possible! It was a high-energy, fun, and meaningful week! See more by watching the video below!
From the Finance Office
If you haven’t already, you should soon receive your Offering Statement for the 2nd quarter of 2021. Please keep in mind that the gifts listed on this report are only through June 30th. Per the Methodist discipline, we are required to send out quarterly statements. If your statement is forwarded to you via the postal system, please contact the church office with your new address. If you have any questions regarding the items listed on your report, please contact Janet in the Financial Office by calling the church or emailing janet@perdidobay.church.
2021 Stewardship Commitment
If you have not yet turned in your pledge card, please feel free to use our online option this year: www.perdidobay.church/pledge or drop your pledge card off at the church office. If you adjusted your yearly pledge this year and give your tithe/offering through the online portal, be sure to login and adjust your automatic payment to reflect your new pledge amount. Click here to access the appropriate site.