February 22, 2021

Beginning This Week!
Lenten Mission Focus 2021
You are invited to take part in a special observance of the season of Lent. Lent is observed for the 40 days leading up to Easter, as Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days. This time is marked by denial of the flesh and sacrificing to honor Christ. As a church, we will do this by making a purposeful effort to "build up" our community through many forms of encouragement (you will find the specifics below). These are acts of service that can be done on your own, though alongside others from PBUMC who will be doing the same. With all of our efforts together, we can make a big impact in our community through the love of Jesus Christ.

Inspire others to join in! Use the hashtag #BuildingUpPerdido when you post about the Lenten Service Project on Social Media.
Preschool Card Fundraiser
Stop by the Activities Center desk to check out the adorable greeting cards made by our preschoolers! Many varieties available. The PBUMC Preschool normally hosts several Wednesday Evening Dinner fundraisers throughout the year, but they are unable to do that this year. Instead, they've made these cards for a minimum donation of $5/set (10 cards per set). Thank you for supporting our preschool!
Ways to Serve at PBUMC
Hoping to get involved?
A new page on our website features specific opportunities to fulfill volunteer needs as they arise. Have some extra time on your hands? Visit 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.

March 1, 2:00-4:00pm
Come join us on Monday, March 1st from 2pm until 4pm for Senior Bingo in the Activities Center. Bring your friends and neighbors for fun and fellowship. To register, click on Sign Up Genius below and provide your information. We will be wearing our masks and practicing safe social distancing during Bingo. You are allowed to bring a bottled water and prepacked snack into the Activities Center. Seating is limited. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact the Hospitality Desk at 850-492-2135. 
Grace Ladies is an informal group open to any woman who would like to grow in faith through fellowship with other Christian women. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Activities Center with volunteers sharing devotionals, book reviews, or personal experiences in their spiritual journey.

Interested women are invited to the next meeting Monday, February 22, at 1:00 pm in the Activities Center. We will begin study of Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster, which can be ordered on Amazon if desired. Our presenter this week, Linda Threadgill, will share her practices and commitment to Prayer, one of the thirteen Disciplines that help us mature in our spiritual life.
Caleb Class Sunday School
the Caleb Class has recovened to have Lenten study, "Why Easter Matters," by Andy Stanley.  

Anyone interested is welcome to join us. Our meetings are in the Banquet room on Sundays immediately following the 11:00am service on Feb 28, Mar 14, Mar 28.

Podcast and Reading Plan
In the Beginning was the Word, a Daily Podcast on the Gospel According to John with PBUMC.
Reminder: 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.

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.

Click HERE to sign up for Sunday Services, February 28, 2021 at 9:00am (Contemporary) or 11:00am (Traditional).

Your RSVP online helps expedite the in-person sign-in process (due to required COVID procedures) and helps us prepare for an approximate number of worshipers each Sunday. Thank you for understanding.

Please feel free to bring a bottled water or coffee to Worship as we are unable to serve it at this time.

Nursery available
Adult Bible Study:
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:00pm in the Activities Center

Retracing the life and ministry of Jesus.
We hope to see you on Wednesday evening as we begin this new Adult Bible Study. All studies will also be live streamed on Facebook/Youtube, and later posted on our podcast.

A nursery is available as well as activities for Children & Youth!
Young Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays at 9:00am, in the Activities Center

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible.

We're not. And that's a good thing.

Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.

Nursery available (please RSVP to the church office: 850 492 2135). Participants provide their own book (we will read one chapter a week on our own and discuss on Tuesdays). Click here for an Amazon link to the book.

Ladies Bible Study
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: New Morning Mercies
Mondays at 9:00am
Activities Center Banquet Room

Start each new week anchored in daily devotional study and an increased personal relationship with God. Whether you need to start a daily devotional, go back to a time with the Father everyday or just add another depth to one you already enjoy, you are invited to join us. We welcome our new leader, Beverly deJarnette. The source material is: New Morning Mercies, a Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp. Available on Amazon.m.

For both Bible Studies, be sure to use PBUMC's Amazon Smile account, which gives the church money back to be used in ministry! smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2907867 

Men's Bible Study: Mondays at 6:00am
Transformance: Mondays & Thursdays
Ladies Bible Study: Mondays at 9:00am
Young Women's Bible Study: Tuesdays at 9:00am
Wednesday Evening Activities for All Ages: 6:00pm
Grumpy Old Men: Thursdays at 8:00am
Hoping to declutter? Donations are accepted at the Redemption Store on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00-11:00am.
Thank you!
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

Here is a look at what the Redemption Store means to its many customers and volunteers:
PRAYER Your needs continue to be lifted amongst our staff and intercessors on a weekly basis. If you'd like to have your name or a love one's name added to the prayer list, please email prayer@perdidobay.church.
A Note from the Visitation Ministry: 
During this difficult time, if you 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. 
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.
Children & Youth News
We hope to be able to see you on Wednesday Evenings at 6:00pm and also on Sundays at both 9:00am and 11:00am for Children's Worship. All children's activities take place in the Activities Center, upstairs. Contact debi@perdidobay.church to be placed on the email list!

Youth Sunday School takes place weekly on Sundays at 10:00am. Wednesday Evenings, youth will gather at 6:00pm. All youth gatherings take place in the Activities Center Banquet Room. Coming soon: the return of Sunday Evening Activities! Contact dudley@perdidobay.church to be placed on the mailing list!
Have you moved?
Have you moved or changed phone numbers? Be sure to let us know! Send an email to info@perdidobay.church
If you need assistance or another option other than online/mail, please get in touch!
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