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Dec 11, 2014

Warm hearts help those in during winter

For 65 years Waterfront Rescue Mission (WRM) has been serving the hungry and poor in the local community. The mission is gearing up to provide a warm meal on Christmas Day and additional support during the impending cold weather season, and staff members said volunteers are needed.

Dec 4, 2014

The season of giving

At this time of the year many local congregations transition from Thanksgiving into a season of giving. Many local churches, such as Navarre United Methodist Church (NUMC), have angel tree programs, providing congregation members the opportunity to help local families in need.

Dec 4, 2014

Good Shepherd Lutheran celebrates mission festival

On Sunday, Nov. 9, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gulf Breeze hosted a mission festival celebrating the end of a six-week mission project to raise funds to buy bricks for a life skills center in Sagubo, Philippines, a rural village located in the mountains approximately 200 miles north of Manila on the island of Luzon.

Nov 27, 2014

Separated for 51 years, brother and sister reunite

CEDAR GROVE, Tenn. (AP) — Donnie Moore and his sister Donna refuse to dwell on the past, choosing instead to celebrate their newfound future.

Nov 27, 2014

Cold weather shelter needs volunteers

It’s not necessarily the warm food or sheltered place to sleep – for those who use one of two cold weather shelters in Santa Rosa County, it’s often the words of encouragement and outpouring of care that makes a difference.

Nov 20, 2014

A.C.T.S. prison ministry helps inmates overcome addiction

A local faith-based prison ministry is helping inmates at several area prisons change their lives in anticipation of their return to society. The dual-purpose program provides factual information about alcohol and drug dependency with faith-based support to overcome addiction.

Nov 13, 2014

Helping Santa Rosa County’s less fortunate

Out of the 27,676 students currently enrolled in Santa Rosa County School District (SRCSD) schools, 1,322 are considered homeless, or without a “fixed adequate nighttime residence.” Fifty-one of those students are also living without a parent or guardian.

Nov 6, 2014

Faiths combine to support flood victims

The First Baptist Church of Navarre recently hosted a group of students from High Point University of North Carolina who were in the state to build homes for local flood victims.

Oct 30, 2014

Navarre native shares ‘Love for Peru’

Recently a Pensacola surgeon who grew up in Navarre traveled to Peru to perform reconstructive surgery as part of a mission trip with Love for Peru Foundation based in Gulf Breeze.

Oct 23, 2014

Joyfest brings together community members of all faiths

Just a few miles down the road from the 14th annual Navarre Beach Car & Truck show, a new event had its inaugural celebration at Navarre Park. On a sunny October day, more than 100 people turned out to see what Joyfest was all about.
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