Tag: Faith

Grace’s Place opens to ‘broken chicks’

On Feb. 6, a crowd of about 30 friends and supporters looked on as a ribbon was cut marking the official opening of Grace’s Place, a place where “healed broken chicks (help) broken chicks heal.”

Grace’s Place founder and self-described “healed broken chick,” April Fisher, recounted for the crowd the long journey that led up to this day.

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Students learn Gospel, English through church ministry

When First Baptist Church Navarre began its English as a Second Language (ESL) classes six months ago, they knew that they were addressing a great need in Santa Rosa County.

Their research had revealed that about 12,000 people for whom English is not their primary language live within a 10-mile radius of the church.
Since then, this new ministry has experienced tremendous growth.

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Worship, the universal language

It was the first Thursday of February, cold and damp outside but warm and welcoming inside Risen Savior Lutheran Church.

A small team of volunteers arrived to assist Pastor Craig Born and his wife, Jennifer, in the final preparations for the monthly “Jesus Cares Worship at the Cross,” a worship service for anyone with special needs or cognitive impairments.

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CLC to host its annual Night to Shine event

“We are still having Night to Shine this year, but due to COVID-19, it is going to look a lot different,” says Amie Williamson, Director of Marketing for Community Life Church (CLC) in Gulf Breeze. “We are planning a Shine-Thru, which will be a reverse parade, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.”

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Navarre brothers pitch in to help strangers

While many Americans breathe a sigh of relief that trouble-filled 2020 is behind us, the residents of many coastal communities in Alabama and Louisiana are still cleaning up after last year’s hurricanes.

Two Navarre brothers gave up time during their Christmas break to help with the hurricane cleanup work in Foley Alabama.

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‘A long labor of love’

“It was a long labor of love, a lot of late nights,” said lead pastor AJ Rice, his T-shirt spattered with paint.

Rice and a small crew were completing the setup on the new stage in Liberty Church Gulf Breeze campus’ newly expanded worship center.

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Former NHS football stars on Jesus’s team now

Jeffrey Mattox and Gabe Davis spent four years basking in the glow of a spotlight that comes from playing sports. They worked hard and played hard, all for the purpose of helping the Navarre football team win on game day.

The former Raider football stars now seek out victory in life instead of on the scoreboard through their efforts of helping others far less fortunate, an effort inspired by their new-found relationship with Jesus.

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Literacy tutoring for dyslexics comes to Navarre

Garret, a friendly and precocious boy, was in the fourth grade, but could not read or write at a first-grade level. He was severely dyslexic. Carol Hale, the author of a series of books on reading techniques for teachers, was asked to help.

“I didn’t know a thing about dyslexia,” says Hale, “so I learned everything I could through books and seminars.”

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Faith in Review: Churches changed in 2020

A bizarre year that all would love to forget, but none ever will, is behind us. It was a year when two alphabet’s worth of tropical systems assaulted the Gulf states, persistent wildfires scorched the western states, and massive tornadoes ripped through the Midwest.

Seamy political ads and noisy debates assailed our sensibilities and culminated in a hotly contested election.

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