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Local duo lays groundwork for Togo mission

Local duo lays groundwork for Togo mission

It took 24 hours and four layovers for Navarre First Assembly of God missionaries Rachel Coggins and Becky Fleury to make their way to the impoverished regions of the African nation of Togo. The women were on a mission Jan. 16-25 to lay the foundations for future missions. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

Navarre missionaries break down walls in Cuba

Navarre missionaries break down walls in Cuba

Walls, both physical and verbal, came down as 11 missionaries from Navarre First Assembly of God worked in the Cuban town of San Antonio De Los Baños to help rebuild a church more than 100 years old. Missionary Fred Aylstock explained that the church group traveled Oct. 2-9 to the Elim Assembly of God to […]

Upper Room celebrates first anniversary

Upper Room celebrates first anniversary

Along Pensacola Beach, above a surf shop and marina, there is worship going on every Sunday as a fledgling church brings God to the coast. Upper Room is celebrating its first anniversary, and pastor Nathan Pooley said he is excited to see how far the congregation has come. Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

From three wise men bringing gifts from far-off lands to angels appearing before startled shepherds to a newborn Jesus being laid in a manger, members of Navarre First Assembly of God acted out the story of the birth of Jesus during their annual Live Nativity last weekend. This drive-thru retelling featured scripture from the Bible […]

Research finds young adults falling away from the church

Research finds young adults falling away from the church

Roughly three of every four teens currently in a church youth group will not be sitting in a pew after they graduate high school. Multiple studies by groups such as research firm Barna Group (ongoing), Pew Research (2016) and the Protestant Church (2011) have all come to roughly similar conclusions: young adults, specifically millennials, are […]

Food pantry shelves running low

Food pantry shelves running low

Along State Road 87 is a food pantry that’s been serving the community for 18 years. Recently, however, things changed significantly for ACTS Ministries when they dropped USDA due to certain stipulations the organization holds. “We’re a church, we’re a ministry. We couldn’t pray with people, we couldn’t minister to them,” said Pastor Doug Barber […]

Encompass Church worships without walls

Encompass Church worships without walls

There’s a new church in town, but don’t go looking for a building with a steeple or any building for that matter. Encompass Church of Navarre, founded by United Methodist Pastor Lance Whorton, formed back in July with one purpose: bring more people to Christ, and the members are following that mission without a physical […]

Faith and failure instrumental to Baldwin’s success

Faith and failure instrumental to Baldwin’s success

Doug Baldwin has come a long way from Gulf Breeze High School, establishing himself as one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League. A lot has gone into getting to where he is today, but the one thing many overlook is perhaps the biggest driving force behind Baldwin’s success as a professional […]

Holley Assembly of God hosts homecoming

Holley Assembly of God hosts homecoming

Merriam-Webster says it is the act of returning home or to a place that is like home. Many have called Holley Assembly of God their ‘home’ church over the years, and some of those have moved away. But Sunday was a homecoming, a celebration of sorts of the birth of Holley Assembly, and a time […]

St. Sylvester: ‘Brothers and sisters in Christ’

St. Sylvester: ‘Brothers and sisters in Christ’

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles highlighting the many houses of worship in Navarre. St. Sylvester Catholic Church, located at 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway, has morning Mass Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30. Its evening Mass is Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. Its Sunday […]