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‘A long labor of love’

January 20, 2021
“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 Chu…

Area churches respond to coronavirus surge

January 13, 2021
On Jan. 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the first coronavirus case in the United States – a traveler recently returned from Wuhan, China. One year later, the CDC repo…

Former NHS football stars on Jesus’s team now

January 13, 2021
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 footb…

Literacy tutoring for dyslexics comes to Navarre

January 6, 2021
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…

Faith in Review: Churches changed in 2020

December 30, 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…

Local churches observe four Sundays of Advent

December 20, 2020
On the last Sunday of November, many Christian churches worldwide observed the first of the four Sundays of Advent. The name comes from the Latin “adventus,” translated, “coming, or arrival,” …

Looking for a Christmas service?

December 17, 2020
Many local churches are offering opportunities for you to celebrate Christmas this year. Here’s a listing of some of the services offered in the Navarre and Gulf Breeze area in the next week.

On a mission to serve

December 10, 2020
It’s 9 a.m. on a Tuesday and the doors of Waterfront Thrift Store in Gulf Breeze are open for business. George and Sylvia Fleetwood of Navarre tuck their car into a parking spot as other locals ar…

Let’s say grace

December 6, 2020
The second annual “Grace’s Place Family Dinner” was held outdoors the afternoon of Nov. 1 on the grounds of Covenant Community Church in Navarre. A crowd of about 50 attended, with several par…

Benefit for Life: PRCN holds its annual fundraiser

November 17, 2020
“Good evening, and welcome to Community Life Church and to PRC’s annual fundraising banquet,” Becky Pala, PRC Board Secretary and event host greeted those who gathered last month. The Pregnancy…