May 3, 2021
Building the Heart Weekly Photo Update:
Save the Dates for Summer Family Fun Nights!

Family Fun Nights: 
May 21: Blue Wahoos Game (find more info below)
June 16: Family Bingo Night
July 14: Baptisms at the Beach
Parent's Night Out for Elementary and Nursery
Friday, June 11 and Friday, July 9, 5:00-9:00pm

Save the date for these two evenings of fun for children and a night out for parents! Contact (nursery) or (elementary) for more info. 
Recurring Weekly Activities Center Schedule

Men's Bible Study: Mondays at 6:00am
Transformance Fitness Classes: Mondays & Thursdays
Ladies Bible Study: Mondays at 9:00am
Grumpy Old Men: Thursdays at 8:00am

Weekly Wednesday evening activities for Elementary, Youth, and Adults will resume this fall. Watch the calendar for fun opportunities to come such as Family Fun Nights, Parent's Night Out, Camps and more.
Volunteer Appreciation

If you regularly serve, we have a gift of appreciation for you! Please pick up your tumbler in the lobby of the Activities Center throughout the week. Thank you for serving Christ and loving our community in so many ways.
Shuttle News

We now have a shuttle available to transport you from the back parking lots to the side door of the Activities Center each Sunday before and after worship! We hope you enjoy this helpful new addition to our growing church! 
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 to find ways to help out! Contact the church to find out more about how to get involved in the ministries listed.
Backpack Ministry: Help Needed
Tuesdays, through June 1, 9:15am
Tuesdays through June 1, we need extra hands to help pack food bags for several of our local schools. These bags go home each weekend with children who are in need. The backpack ministry will meet to assemble the bags each Tuesday morning at 9:15am (for approximately 30 minutes). No RSVP needed. Thank you!
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 Find out more about the Redemption Store by clicking here.

UPDATE! 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.
Grace Ladies Fellowship
Monday, May 17, at 1:00pm
Any woman who would like to grow in faith through fellowship with other Christian women is cordially invited to meet with the Grace Ladies. This informal group meets monthly in the Activities Center. We are currently studying the 13 spiritual disciplines outlined in the book Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster. 

Our next meeting will be held Monday, May 17, at 1:00pm. We are excited to welcome Rev. Sheila Bates, Lead Pastor of Cokesbury UMC in Pensacola. as our guest speaker. Pastor Bates will help us deepen our understanding and practice of Fasting and Confession, two of the spiritual disciplines outlined in Foster's book. New members are welcome! 
Family Fellowship Night:
Blue Wahoos Game
Friday, May 21, 6:30pm

You are invited to an evening of fun as the Blue Wahoos play Rocket City. A limited number of tickets are available. Email for more info.
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. 
Podcast and Bible Reading Plan
Join us as we explore together the book of Ephesians! You will find the reading plan and a link to our daily podcast on the website: or below.
Nursery, Elementary, and Youth Information
A nursery is available for all church services and many activities. Contact for more information!

We hope to be able to see you 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 to be placed on the email list!

Youth Sunday School takes place weekly on Sundays at 10:00am. Sunday evenings, youth gather for various activities from 4:00-6:00pm.
"In-betweeners" Sunday School Class
Sundays, 10:00am
If you are between the ages of 45-65ish, the In-betweeners invite to the banquet room for a time of study and discussion of God’s Word as their Sunday School class has resumed! 
The Caleb Class
Every other Sunday, noon
The Caleb Sunday School Class has resumed meeting. We invite adults of all ages to share in studying Andy Stanley's book, Christian ... It's Not What You Think.   

We meet at noon, immediately following the 11:00am service in the Banquet Room; we conclude by 1:00pm. Upcoming meeting dates: May 9, 23. June 6, 20. 
Early Morning Men's Bible Study: New Study
Mondays, 6:00am
The Early Morning Men's Bible Study invites you to join them for a study on the book of Romans, beginning at 6:00am each Monday morning.
Ladies Bible Study
Mondays, 9:00am
Ladies are invited gather in the Banquet Room for a time of study led by Beverly deJarnette. Currently, the group is reading the book, "New Morning Mercies' by Paul David Tripp. For more information, contact the church office.
2021 Stewardship Commitment
If you have not yet turned in your pledge card, please feel free to use our online option this year: 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.

Disaster Preparedness Handbooks
Available in the Activities Center
Pick up a complimentary informational booklet today. Be informed and be prepared! Click here to see more information about our Disaster Preparedness Plan.
Preschool Fundraiser: Greeting Cards 
Now through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9

Last call for the adorable greeting cards that our preschoolers have made! Purchase in the lobby for a suggesteed donation of $5/set.