Perdido Bay UMC Family,
 
               Sunday Greetings! I hope you were able to join us already today for our worship service. If not please use the links above to watch. The Facebook video is available now, and the entire service is being uploaded to Youtube and should be completed this evening.
 
               Our Resident Bishop, Bishop David Graves, sent a notice out on Friday asking all the churches of Alabama-West Florida to continue to postpone all in-person gatherings of any size through April 15. In response to this request and out of a deep sense of compassion for our community we have extended our campus closure through April 15. Our office will still be opened to take your calls, emails, and mail during regular office hours, and our staff is still hard at work supporting our mission and vision.  For the safety of all persons please call ahead if you have a need to come to the church campus.
 
               This Wednesday, April 1, we will webcast on Facebook and through our website our Wednesday Study for Adults: Stump the Chump with Yours Truly! If you have a theological question (or really any question) you would like for me to address I will be opening those live on camera and responding. Please submit your questions to  holly@perdidobay.church by Tuesday, March 31 at noon. Also this Wednesday we will release new discipleship opportunities for our youth and children on our website at www.perdidobay.church/connect .
                
Our current plan for Palm Sunday, April 5, is to offer Facebook Live Worship at 9:00 a.m., a webcast of our annual re-enactment of Palm Sunday for the whole family at 10:00 a.m., and a drive-in worship opportunity at 11:00 a.m. We will be using a transistor that will enable us to reach an FM station in your car if you are on campus. This service will be an act of praise, prayer, and a sermon – the full worship service will be available at 9:00 a.m. on Facebook and through our website. If you would like to worship by being on site, you may drive up to church a short time before 11:00 a.m. on April 5. For us to comply with the safety standards and the ordinances in place everyone must remain in their own vehicles with their windows shut, and we cannot provide the use of the facilities for any reason (e.g., no restrooms available). As the week progresses, we hope that drive-in church will continue to meet with the County’s public safety standards and that weather will permit this option, but if it does not we will cancel this 11:00 a.m. worship opportunity. Later in the week we will send out an announcement. 
                
We are continuing to address the many new and arising needs of our congregation and community, and we ask for your continued prayers for the church and the world. We should have an announcement about our other Holy Week and Easter Services soon.
                
I would like to close by saying that this week I lost a friend whom I loved, Ralph Loveless. While even at his home, I was unable to physically hug his family or stand directly by his side, and my heart is broken. The resurrection and the hope we have in Christ sustains me in my grief, and I pray brings comfort to all brokenhearted everywhere. May the peace of the Lord be with you, comfort you, and protect you.      
 
God's Peace,
 
David
A new way to stay in touch
Would you like to receive text updates and reminders from PBUMC? You can do so by texting the word Join to 850 404 7771. We will continue using all other forms of communication as well, adding this new option in order to more effectively communicate with all. This will be a one-way texting service, designed to keep you informed!
A few helpful links...
Our Sunday Worship Service streams live at 9:00am each week. Click the link below to go directly to our page. You can also replay the entire service at any time following the conclusion of the service at 10:00am.

Following the service, we will upload the entire video to Youtube, which you can find a little later in the day on Sunday.
If you need assistance or another option other than online/mail, please get in touch!
Wednesday Evening Study, "Revelation Revealed, Week 6"
Daily Podcast and Bible Reading
Listening to our daily podcasts by our pastors is a great way to stay connected and encouraged during this time.
Transformance Update
Dear Transformance friends, 

I hope this finds everyone making the best of a bad situation, and that all of you are staying active physically and mentally. I want you to know that when you come back it will be better than ever before. This time has given me a chance to step back and reevaluate and reorganize; I know that when we get back you will be excited as I am. I promise we  will  get back to normal, so stay busy until that time comes. We will stay in touch. 

Here is a video that you will find helpful as you strive to keep moving. 

Mike Pindel
April Birthdays and Anniversaries