January 18, 2021
The church office is closed Monday, January 18
in observance of MLK Jr. Day
Weekly Photo Update:
Podcast and Reading Plan: NEW!
In the Beginning was the Word, a Daily Podcast on the Gospel According to John with PBUMC.

Begin Your Year in the Word!
Click HERE to sign up for Sunday Services, January 24, 2021 at 9:00am (Contemporary) or 11:00am (Traditional).

Seats are given on a first come, first served basis rather than by reservation. 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
Immediately following the 11am Service, members of the 2021 Church Leadership Council are asked to stay for an important meeting of reflecting on and planning for the mission and ministry of PBUMC. The meeting will be live streamed for those who cannot attend.

Grace Ladies: Monthly Book Group & Bible Study
Last Monday monthly at 1:00pm,
January 25, 2021
Activities Center Banquet Room
Grace Ladies are regrouping to meet safely in Covid times. We are a small group of women who met monthly for about 10 years in each others homes for fellowship, a study, devotional or a speaker, and food! Now, we are regrouping and inviting any woman of faith to join us. We will meet January 25th at 1Pm for an hour. At this time, there will be no food. Masks and social distance are required. For our first gathering. Jeannie Patee will be discussing Sarah Theberges’ The Invisible Girls, a story about cancer, Somali refugees, life’s plans, and questions for God. We will also discuss our next study. For further information or to sign up, contact Jeannie Patee at kjpat@cox.net.
Sermon Series: Now through Feb. 14
It doesn’t matter who you are or where are you come from, all of us struggle with fear. But we do not have to be controlled by it. Untangle the knots of fear. Discover what it means to have a healthy fear of the Lord and learn how to live with courage and hope. 

Discover again why Jesus said, “Do Not be Afraid.”
Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:00pm
A journey to discover what it really means to be "saved."
For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we're waiting for is found in the phrase "eternal life." But what is eternal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it? You're invited to come and hear more! All studies will also be live streamed on Facebook/Youtube.

A nursery is available as well as activities for Children & Youth!
2021 Confirmation Sunday
On Sunday, January 24, we will celebrate our middle and high school students who have completed Confirmation classes. We are so honored to have these dedicated young men and women of God at PBUMC. This session of confirmation required creativity and patience, as we navigated through many unexpected changes and limitations. Be in prayer for these young people as they profess their faith, join in membership of PBUMC, and as several will be baptized. This will take place between the worship services for the families of the students, but will be live streamed on both Facebook and Youtube. We will celebrate them in each service as well with a video presentation.
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.

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 (resuming next week)
Activities Center Banquet Room

Let's start a new year with a new life, 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 5:30am (resuming next week)
Transformance: Tuesday (this week only) & Thursday
Ladies Bible Study: Mondays at 9:00am (resuming next week)
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:
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 many of you on Wednesday Evenings at 6:00pm (beginning 1/13) and also on Sundays at both 9:00am and 11:00am for Children's Worship. 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. NEW! Youth will now meet on both Sundays and Wednesdays in the Banquet Room of the Activities Center. 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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