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January 17, 2023


Weekly Prayer focus: Christian Unity

Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger 2023 was a record breaking evening of service! We had nearly 200 volunteers who filled bags of food for 25,000 people in 65 minutes of packing time! What a joy it is to serve Christ and spread His love to the world with you! Click the video above to view more!

Wednesday Evenings for All Ages


Resuming This Week!

January 25, 5:00-7:00pm


There is something for all ages on Wednesdays at church!


The evening begins with a wonderful dinner at the Fellowship Cafe! The menu for January 25 is Brinner (breakfast for dinner): Fruit salad, scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese grits, sausage gravy and biscuits. Please RSVP using the link below- greatly appreciated but not required!


Our Adult Study in the Sanctuary will be “Adult Confirmation,” a revisiting of the foundations of our faith. Nursery, Elementary, and Youth meet in the Education Building.


Volunteers are needed to help prep (Tuesdays) and cook (Wednesdays) in the Fellowship Cafe! Call the church to sign-up.

DINNER RSVP

Groups Begin on Wednesday! Sign-up today!


www.perdidobay.church/smallgroups

Connect with others and grow in discipleship! Even if you are already part of a group- please sign-up for the new semester. Visit our website to select which type of group you’d like to join. We will kick off this new season of small groups on Wednesday, January 25. 

SMALL GROUP SIGN-UP

Volunteers Needed for Mobile Food Pantry


February 17, April 14, June 16

Additional volunteers are needed every other month when our church hosts the Mobile Food Pantry. There are two shifts available: setup is 7:00-9:00am and our new distribution time is 9:30-11:30am. Each month, families in need of support are given meat, vegetables, and more to sustain them (our church hosts ever other month, taking turns with Holy Spirit Catholic Church). Food is sorted and organized in the gym and distributed via drive-thru in the parking lot of the Activities Center. Please consider giving of your time. Please email renee@perdidobay.church to sign-up.



PBUMC Preschool is Hiring!


If you’re interested in a fulfilling part time job working with some of the best children you’ll meet, email bridget@perdidobay.church to find out more! 

Senior Adult News:

You're Invited!


Monday, January 30th, 10:30am

Senior Adult & Snowbird Meet & Greet We will be seeing some familiar faces and meeting new friends. Join Pastor Scott, Senior Adult Director-Dudley, and other church friends for this welcoming time of fellowship. Refreshments provided. 


Tuesday, February 21st, 11:00am

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch 

Come ready to enjoy some great pancakes and sausage. The highlight of the morning is always the Preschool Mardi Gras Parade! Sign-up coming soon!


May 15-18, 2023

UMC Senior Adult Retreat at Epworth By The Sea

Join us as we travel together to St. Simons Island, Georgia for a week of fun, fellowship, and spiritual development. More details to come as we receive them. Save the date!

Current Sermon Series: How to be Human

Jesus comes to show us what it means to be fully human. In his compassion, kindness, listening, friendship, and humility, Jesus embodies the traits of how to be human. This series will take us into the life of Jesus and the truth of Scripture as we consider how God reveals to us what it means to be human.

Coming Soon to Perdido Bay UMC: Family Promise

Family Promise is an organization committed to combating family homelessness by partnering with local churches to provide support and temporary shelter for families in crisis. Following several years of planning and our church financially supporting the launch of Pensacola's Family Promise, we hope to be able to begin the process of sheltering families in the near future here on our campus. Watch the video above to find out more and save the date for a training session on Monday, March 21 at 6:00pm. More information to come.

Peanut Butter Extravaganza

Thanks to the combined efforts of the Redemption Store, Mission Board, Backpack Program, Peanut Growers of NW FL, and several sets of helping hands, hundreds of jars of peanut butter are ready to be given to children and families in our community who need a little extra help! Thank you to those who serve in so many ways so that God's love may be known through your kindness.

Partners in Education: Donuts and Coffee

Teachers and Education staff in our area (7 schools with 670 staff) were welcomed back to school with coffee and donuts courtesy of Perdido Bay UMC Partners in Education, led by Sharon Maddox and her team of volunteers. We have already received feedback about just how much it meant to them to be thought of and encouraged as they began a new semester. Thank you for being the heart of the community!

Help Needed in Barnabas Ministry

Email renee@perdidobay.church to sign-up

Barnabas exists to provide meals for those who are facing loss, medical difficulties, and more. During this time, our cooks have been especially busy and could use some extra helping hands. Additionally, if you're not interested in preparing meals but would like to help in other ways, we also need delivery drivers or persons to cook frozen pre-prepared meals. Thank you for considering being a part of this ministry of comfort and encouragement. 

Grumpy Old Men Group: Join us!

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! 


Come visit "The Way" nature trail, which was recently repaired and reopened, thanks to our Grumpies!

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.

Gracefully Made Crafting Group

Yesterday the group made window clings! What a fantastic reminder that we should always cling to our faith that God, the father is always with us in the Holy Spirit and that his Grace is free for us to accept! If you'd like more info on how to join this monthly crafting group, email renee@perdidobay.church

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. 

College & Career Donuts & Discussion


1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month, 10:10am

Young Adults ages 18-25 are invited to Room 207 in the Activities Center for a time of connection with God and one another. We will meet every other Sunday during the Sunday School hour.

Bible Studies Resuming in January


Join a weekday Bible Study! There are several options for both men and women: 


- Men’s Early Morning Bible Study, 1 & 2 Peter; Mondays at 6:00am


- Young Women’s Study: “Better” by Jen Wilkin (The book of Hebrews); Tuesdays at 9:00am, Nursery Provided, Books available at Bible Study ($16/each).


- Women’s Bible Study: “Better” by Jen Wilkin (The book of Hebrews); Mondays, 9:00am, Books available at Bible Study ($16/each).


All groups meet in Activities Center

Isaiah Podcast


Join us as we read the book of Isaiah for our daily reading plan and podcast. Join us as we venture through this book of hope of the coming Messiah. Find the updated reading plan at the Hospitality Desk, on our App, or by visiting www.perdidobay.church/podcast

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!

Upcoming Elementary and Youth Retreats


Parents of 3rd through 12th grade students, be sure to be on the lookout for emailed info on the upcoming Winter Retreats! 3rd-5th Graders will attend Winter Camp at Camp Baldwin the weekend of February 10; and Youth will go to Blue Lake Camp on the weekend of February 17. Please email debi@perdidobay.church (3-5th graders), or justin@perdidobay.church (6-12th graders) for further 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. Wednesdays we meet from 5:00-7:00pm.  Email debi@perdidobay.church to be placed on our email list or to find out more.

The Wave Student Ministry (for 6th-12th Grades)

All 6th-12th graders are invited to 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. Wednesday evening youth takes place from 5:00-7:00pm. Email justin@perdidobay.church for more information. 


JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS: 


Wednesday, January 25, 5:00-7:00pm Wednesday Evening Youth Resumes!

 

Youth Winter Retreat Blue Lake Camp – Andalusia, AL February 17-19, 2023 

COST: $215 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: 2/1/2023 

Our winter retreat is coming up soon, we will go away for a weekend of worship and fellowship at Camp Blue Lake! We will leave Friday at 6pm and return Monday afternoon (aiming for noon). We have a total of 28 spots for this trip, so please let me know if you would like to chaperone or your teen would like to attend so I can save your spots!

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