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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?

Jul 14, 2021

A 9-year-old chooses Christ, baptized by grandfather

On Sunday, June 27th, James Dean Linsky, was baptized by his grandfather, Deane Linsky, a retired pastor. The way this event unfolded was a marvelous display of God’s providence, the family says.

Jul 6, 2021

Local Knights of Columbus serve local community

It was a rainy Friday night when Jim Brown set up his all-night vigil at St. Sylvester Catholic Church.

What brought him out on such an inclement night was a duty that required his skill and careful attention. Outside in the parking lot sat a large smoker filled with pork shoulders.

Jun 30, 2021

In-person Vacation Bible Study back at local churches

This past week marked the official start of summer. After a year of lockdowns and quarantines, local churches offered in-person Vacation Bible Schools.

A large, theater-style backdrop, created by a mother, transformed the platform at First Baptist Church of Navarre (FBCN) into “Destination Dig,” this year’s theme for VBS, which ran in the mornings from June 21-25.

Jun 23, 2021

Raising money and having fun doing it

On the morning of June 12, a crowd of over 350 race participants, supporters and sponsors gathered in the hall at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze, the rallying point for the 10th annual Flag Day Run/Walk sponsored by the St. Sylvester Columbiettes and the Knights of Columbus.

Jun 15, 2021

Penned blessings adorn sanctuary’s bare floor

Had you been at Navarre United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 30, you would have been invited to write on the floor of the sanctuary.
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