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.

First Kids: Boston Butt Fundraiser

Click HERE to Purchase Online

Help First Kids to raise money to spruce up the Education wing by purchasing a smoked Boston Butt for Memorial Day Weekend! The 8-9lb butts are seasoned with a dry rub and slow cooked over oak for 8 hours. They are ready to shred and add your favorite bbq sauce. Money raised will be used to purchase much needed furniture, classroom supplies, paint, and more. Cost is $45/butt, deadline to purchase is May 21, and pick up is May 28. To purchase online, click the link above. to pay via cash or check, visit the Church Office (payment is required up front to order).

The Great 50 Day Challenge

This year, First Church is answering the call and taking the challenge. On Easter Sunday we began The Great 50 Day Challenge to welcome fifty new people into the life of our church through Pentecost on May 28 and we are off to a great start! If you would like more information about joining during The Great 50 Days, contact Lacey Adair ( or call the Church Office (850-432-1434). You can also visit

FUMC Summer Camp

May 28 - August 4 | HALF DAY: 8:00am - Noon | $100/WEEK

Click HERE to Register

First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, in conjunction with The Methodist Children’s Academy, is offering weekly summer camps, May 28 – August 4, 2023, for rising 1st – 6th Graders.

Vacation Bible School: Ready, Set, Move - Registration Open!

June 5 - 9 | 9:00am - Noon | FUMC Campus

Click HERE to Register

All children ages 3 (as of September 1, 2022) through (completed) 4th grade are invited to VBS 2023 - READY, SET, MOVE! This hands-on, memorable week will allow kids to grow their faith as they understand how they can follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere! We’ll have Bible adventures, art & crafts, games, tacky tourist day and more. Registration required. We will have a family celebration night on Friday at a Blue Wahoos game. Tickets sold separately HERE for $17/person.

Water Week - Registration Open!

June 5 - 9 | 9:00am - Noon | Click HERE to Register

Come join us for a week of water games, field trips, fellowship, and faith formation. This VBS is designed for those who have completed 5th through 8th grades.

Church-Wide Blue Wahoos Game - Registration Open!

Friday, June 9 | 6:30pm | Blue Wahoos Park

Click HERE to purchase

All are invited to join us on June 9 at 6:30pm at the Blue Wahoos Park for fun and fellowship with your church family! Tickets are $17 each. Tickets can be purchased now until June 5.

New Ministry Opportunity: Driving is Surviving

In Escambia County, four of five workers who work outside their homes drive alone. Thus, a safe, reliable car or truck is essential to keeping a job and maintaining financial stability—especially since half of this group makes less than $38,000 per year. We’re forming a team to start a new FUMC Pensacola ministry to help people understand, maintain, and repair their cars, and perhaps even provide cars to persons in extreme need. If you want to join us, please contact Michael King at or at 251-689-1040.


Volunteers & Donations Needed for VBS

To make VBS possible, we are in need of volunteers! Positions include Crew Leader, Decorations, Registration, Prayer Team, Craft/mission Station Leader, Recreation Station Leader, Craft Station Leader,  & Reflection Station Leader. We will also have an "adopt-an-item" board available in the Church-Office.. Monetary donations are always welcome. Contact Lisa Bond for more information.

Summer Servers Needed

Serve the Hungry Ministry is looking for some volunteers to help out this Summer on Mondays and Thursdays. They need people to help prepare the meal and serve on either day. You can sign up for every week, most weeks or once a month. Great thing to do with a friend and you can earn volunteer hours as well. If you would like to help serve the hungry in our community, please contact Katie Ramsey at or Lisa Bond at 850-549-8967.

Monday, May 22

Serving the Hungry

Mondays & Thursdays | 8:00am - 1:00pm

QIGONG/Tai Chi with Instructor, Jean Parker

Mondays & Wednesdays | $5/class

10:00am - 11:00am | Franklin Building

Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life 

Mondays, April 17 – May 29 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Wright Place, 2nd Floor, Room 206

Click HERE to Register

Handbell Rehearsal

Mondays | 4:15pm | Handbell Room

Get Wright on Mondays

Mondays | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Wesley Abbey Parlor

JUST Pensacola 2023 Celebration

6:00 PM

St Christopher's Episcopal Church

3200 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32503

We'll gather to celebrate our victories and progress of doing justice over the past year and discuss what is to come! Following the program there will be Food Trucks, Music, and the opportunity to be in community with our neighbors! Click HERE to RSVP.

Grand Monday Nights - Hosted by The Grand-Parenting Class

Mondays | 7:00pm | via Zoom | Zoom Registration

Tuesday, May 23

Coffee With Friends

Tuesdays | 9:30am - 10:30am | Library

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesdays | 10:00am | Wesley Abbey 101 | Registration

Wednesday, May 24

Dad's Bible Study

Wednesdays | 7:30am | Registration

Renewal and Repair (R + R)

Wednesdays | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Garages

QIGONG/Tai Chi with Instructor, Jean Parker

Mondays & Wednesdays | $5/class

10:00am - 11:00am | Franklin Building

Women at the Well

Wednesdays |10:30am | The Wright Place, Room 233

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:30pm | Choir Room

Thursday, May 25

Serving the Hungry

Mondays & Thursdays | 8:00am - 1:00pm

Moms Bible Study

Thursdays | 8:15 – 9:30am | Wesley Abbey Parlor

Next Sunday, May 28 - Day of Pentecost

Day of Pentecost

Services: 8:30 & 11:00am in the Main Sanctuary and ICON at 11:00am in Wesley Abbey

Online: 8:30 & 11:00am Facebook &

Nursery available for Infant - 4 years old. Click HERE for more info.

Next Sunday’s Scriptures:

Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; I Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 20:19-23; John 7:37-39

Pentecost Celebration

9:45am | The Wright Place

Wear red and join us on Pentecost Sunday as we celebrate the birthday of the Church and the end of the Great 50 Days of Easter! We will enjoy a special birthday cake in The Wright Place starting at 9:45am.

Wesley Abbey Coffee Shop

Sundays | 9:00 - 11:00am

Sunday Morning Classes

Sundays | 9:45 - 10:45am

Click HERE for adult offerings

Click HERE or children, tween, youth offerings

Youth Choir Rehearsal

Time may change due to Memorial Day Weekend - Contact Rick Branch | Choir Room

Looking Ahead

View the Methodist Witness to find out what's happening this month!



Grant Laurence Seager, born May 18, 2023 son of Patrick and Kelsey Seager. Proud grandparents are Paul and Donell Seager and Scott and Becky Snyder. Proud big brother is Reid Seager.

Sanctuary Flowers

May 21st

In celebration of the marriage of Karlie Jo De Decker and Matthew Wayne Morris on May 20, 2023.

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

Dates available to purchase flowers are listed below:

June: 11, 18, 25

July: 2, 9, 16, 30

If you would like to add something to next week's notices, contact Ginger Raines at


Make a commitment this Easter season to read scripture each day. It's a good practice. If you don’t already have a daily devotion, the scriptures below are designed to expand the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion. You can find them in the bulletin each week. The Daily Readings are taken from “The Daily Office Lectionary” in The Book of Common Prayer. Read the Bible each week. It will be a blessing.

Monday - Psalm 89; Ezek. 4:1-17; Heb. 6:1-12; Luke 9:51-62

Tuesday - Psalm 97 and 99; Ezek. 7:10-15, 23b-27; Heb. 6:13-20; Luke 10:1-17

Wednesday - Psalm 101, 109:1-4 (5-19) 20-30; Ezek. 11:14-25; Heb. 7:1-17; Luke 10:17-24

Thursday - Psalm 105:1-22; Ezek. 18:1-4, 19-32; Heb. 7:18-28; Luke 10:25-37

Friday - Psalm 102; Ezek. 34:17-31; Heb. 8:1-13; Luke 10:38-42

Saturday - Psalm 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13); Ezek. 43:1-12; Heb. 9:1-14; Luke 11:14-23

Eve of Pentecost - Psalm 33; Exod. 19:3-8a, 16-20; 1 Pet. 2:4-10


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