Sep 22, 2021

Pastors provide words for the faithful

The focus of the weekly worship service in most Protestant churches is the sermon – the preaching of the Word of God, the Bible.

The layout of most Protestant church sanctuaries bears this out; the pulpit, not the altar, sits front and center.

Sep 15, 2021

‘Swimming against the Current:’ Gulf Breeze church hosts retreat

Over the Labor Day weekend, 23 youths and nine adult helpers from Concord Presbyterian Church in Gulf Breeze went on a retreat to Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center (AUOC) in Milton.

Sep 8, 2021

‘Lord willing,’ church finds new home

At the end of August, Christ Evangel Christian Fellowship ( closed on a property at the north end of State Highway 87 near Southern Raceway, for the site of a future church facility.

Sep 1, 2021

Navarre Beach Side Church uses Gulf to wash sins away

John Kerns had grown tired of the misconception among local churches that worshippers could not be baptized more than once.

In 1995, he took it upon himself to start a church service that encouraged performing baptisms as a way for followers to rededicate themselves to the Lord at any time in their lives.

Aug 25, 2021

Quake that rocked Haiti mobilizes Pensacola nonprofit

A Pensacola-based charitable organization, Diligent Act of Love for Haiti (, is spearheading a relief drive for families impacted by the recent disasters in this country.

Aug 18, 2021

Vacation Bible School goes swimmingly at local church

In mid-July, local children plunged beneath the seas in Holley Assembly of God’s three-day Vacation Bible School, “Anchored, Deepening Faith in God.”

A team of volunteers transformed the church facilities into an underwater wonderland.

Aug 11, 2021

Renovations near completion for Navarre church

On Sunday, July 25 church members and friends of Navarre United Methodist Church (NUMC) gathered in the newly renovated sanctuary for worship for the first time in seven months.

The renovation project was born out of necessity.

Aug 6, 2021

Local man handcrafts 3D cross for church

A cross is typically the centerpiece of a church sanctuary and the focal point when someone walks through the doors.

After Hurricane Sally caused substantial damage to Navarre United Methodist Church (NUMC) last September, the church began to revamp their building.

Jul 27, 2021

Youth group’s impact more than a ‘quiet whisper’

For two weeks in June, a team of 20 high school students and six leaders from Community Life Methodist Church (CLC) in Gulf Breeze traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to work alongside Chugach Covenant Church ( and Pastor Ben Schoffmann.

Jul 21, 2021

Pregnancy center helps moms in need

A newly divorced woman, “Anna,” was short on funds and behind on her rent. She was also pregnant.

Even after her baby was born, she had to work three jobs to try and catch up so she wouldn’t be evicted. She needed help, but where could she turn?

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