It was good to be with all of you who were able to join us in worship on the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Click HERE to view the live recording from this morning's in-person Traditional Service. You can also find the daily readings & notices at the bottom of this email.
Featured Events
Wilderness Trail
July 10 - 17
Every year our youth travel to Virginia to spend a week in the wilderness hiking with friends and growing closer to God. Please send prayers for the 40 students and 5 adults going on the trip! All are also invited to attend the Wilderness Trail Forum and Dinner on July 21st. Scroll to the bottom of the email for more information.
NEXT SUNDAY!

Youth Sunday
11:00am | ICON in Wesley Abbey
Join us for Youth Sunday! Abby Lynn Kuba will be delivering the sermon and Ella Jane Hoffmaster will be giving the children's sermon. Come support the Youth of First Church!

Summertime Sessions - Film Festival
July 18 | Doors open at 5:30pm, Movies start at 6:00pm
Everyone is invited to join us on July 18th for our third Summertime Session – Film Festival. We will have 3 movie showings, something for all ages! More info to come on movie selections. Bring money for concessions to support our Youth Choir Tour fundraiser. You are welcome to bring your own food as well! No registration is required. Can’t wait to see you there.

Visit FUMCPensacola.com/SummertimeSessions for more information.
Monday, July 12
Serving the Hungry
Monday, July 12 | 8:00am - 1:00pm
Centering Prayer Group
Mondays | 6:00pm | Hybrid
Monday Night Class
Mondays | 6:00pm | Wesley Abbey, Room 101
Our Monday Night Class resumes and Bill Bond will lead a study on the Book of John.
5 Marks of a Methodist Class
Mondays through July 19 | 6:00 - 7:00pm | via Zoom
Come join Rev. Brandon Bures, Rev. Dr. Rick Branch, Rev. Henry Roberts, Rev. Jenny Medley, and Donell Seager for our Summer Study as we look at retired UM Elder, Steve Harper’s book, Five Marks of a Methodist. This study, led by our clergy and Directors of Spiritual Formation, confirms our identity as genuine and fruitful followers of Christ: A Methodist Loves God, A Methodist Rejoices in God, A Methodist Gives Thanks, A Methodist Prays Constantly, and A Methodist Loves Others. Come gain a greater knowledge and appreciation for why and how you follow Jesus.
Grand Monday Nights
Hosted by The Grand-Parenting Class
Monday, July 12 | 7:00pm | via Zoom

Tuesday, July 13
Coffee with Friends
Tuesdays | 9:30 - 10:30am | First Church Library
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Tuesdays | 10:00am | Wesley Abbey 101

Centering Prayer Group
Tuesdays | 10:00am | via Zoom
Book Club: Inspired
Tuesdays | 11:00am | Library
Join us as we study Inspired by Rachel Held Evans. New York Times bestselling author, invites you to take a journey of rediscovery as she explores the magic of the Bible, engaging the old familiar stories in new ways that honor the past and enlighten the present. Evans creatively retells our favorite Bible stories, explaining their contexts and possible interpretations, and then connects these ancient stories to our present-day ones. We hope you can fall in love with scripture all over again. Come join us for a great discussion.
Preschoolers Praise & Playtime
June 22 - July 27 | Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Summer weekly get together for preschoolers. Preschool 3s and 4s (as of Sept. 1, 2020) can be dropped off. Younger children welcome to come with accompanying parent. They will participate in playtime and learning activities, storytime, devotion and a snack all based on a letter of the week centered around the word PRAISE.
Wednesday, July 14
Dad's Bible Study
Wednesdays | 7:30am | Polanza
Thursday, July 15
Serving the Hungry
Thursday, July 15 | 8:00am - 1:00pm
Family Night at the Park
July 15 | 6:00pm | Alabama Square
Join us for a fun night in the park. Grab your chairs and some dinner and join us for some good old fashioned fellowship! RSVP to Lisa Bond at 850-549-8967.
Sunday, July 18
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00am, 11:00am, & ICON at 11:00am
Online: 8:00am & 11:00am Facebook & FUMCPensacola.com 

• Registration, masks, & social distancing no longer required. Click HERE to view the official CDC guidance.
Nursery available for Infant - 2 years old. Click HERE for more info.

Contact Info@FUMCPensacola.com for more information.
Youth Sunday
11:00am | ICON in Wesley Abbey
Join us for Youth Sunday! Abby Lynn Kuba will be delivering the sermon and Ella Jane Hoffmaster will be giving the children's sermon. Come support the Youth of First Church!
Summertime Sessions - Film Festival
July 18 | Doors open at 5:30pm, Movies start at 6:00pm
Everyone is invited to join us on July 18th for our third Summertime Session – Film Festival. We will have 3 movie showings, something for all ages! More info to come on movie selections. Bring money for concessions to support our Youth Choir Tour fundraiser. You are welcome to bring your own food as well! No registration is required. Can’t wait to see you there.
LOOKING AHEAD
Wilderness Trail Forum
July 21 | 5:00pm (Menu: Burgers)
Call the church office (850- 432-1434) by July 19 to register.
All are welcome to join us on Wednesday, July 21 for our trail forum. The forum will begin at 5:45pm. We will share stories and pictures with our church family!
Equal Justice Legacy Museum and Lynching Memorial Day Trip
July 24 | 8:00am - 6:00pm | FREE (not including lunch)
All are welcome to join us for this educational and eye opening trip to Montgomery, Alabama. The Legacy Museum provides compelling visuals and data-rich exhibits provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to investigate America's history of racial injustice and its legacy — to draw dynamic connections across generations of Americans impacted by the tragic history of racial inequality. On six-acre site atop a rise overlooking Montgomery, the national lynching memorial is a sacred space for truth-telling and reflection about racial terror in America and its legacy. Registration is required. Participants must acquire own FREE museum tickets (link with directions provided upon registration). Email Donell Seager for more info.
XYZ Trip - Bus ride to Bellingrath Gardens & Lunch Out
July 28 | 8:30am - Bus Leaves the Church
Join us as we venture out on the church buses for a day of fellowship and fun to Bellingrath Gardens for a special presentation on Life in Mobile during the Civil War by Paula Webb, tenured librarian at the University of South Al. Cost is $14 per person. RSVP to Jennifer via email, phone or text at 850-291-5331 by July 25th.
SAVE THE DATE
Stay tuned for more information

Blue Lake Church Wide Retreat
October 15 -17, 2021

Breathe Women’s Retreat
February 18 & 19, 2022
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JULY
Find out what's happening at First Church this month! Join us for learning, fellowship, and fun!
NOTICES
Love & Remembrance
The family of Rita Shaw. Rita died July 5, 2021.

Kay Keigley and the family of Lucas David Keigley. Lucas died on July 4, 2021.

If you would like to add something to next week's notices, contact Ginger Raines at GRaines@FUMCPensacola.com
DAILY READINGS
Each of us is encouraged to read scripture during the week. This time of slowing down and physical distancing could prove to be a good time for making space for God by making time for meditation, reading, and prayer each day. It will be a blessing. It can change you life.

Monday: Psalm 44; 1 Samuel 24:1-22; Acts 13:44-52; Mark 4:1-20
Tuesday: Psalm 47, 48; 1 Samuel 25:1-22; Acts 14:1-18; Mark 4:21-34
Wednesday: Psalm 49, [53]; 1 Samuel 25:23-44; Acts 14:19-28; Mark 4:35-41
Thursday: Psalm [59, 60] or 66, 67; 1 Samuel 28:3-20; Acts 15:1-11; Mark 5:1-20
Friday: Psalm 51; 1 Samuel 31:1-13; Acts 15:12-21; Mark 5:21-43
Saturday: Psalm 138, 139:1-17(18-23); 2 Samuel 1:1-16; Acts 15:22-35; Mark 6:1-13
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
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