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All God’s creatures come to annual pet blessing

October 3, 2021
The plaza at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze was busy with people and their pets Saturday morning, all there for the annual Blessing of the Pets.

Worship music can help anchor church message

September 29, 2021
In fast-growing communities like Navarre and Gulf Breeze, it is likely that many new residents are perusing church websites to find their new “church home.” One of the key criteria that influe…

Pastors provide words for the faithful

September 22, 2021
The focus of the weekly worship service in most Protestant churches is the sermon – the preaching of the Word of God, the Bible. The layout of most Protestant church sanctuaries bears this out…

‘Swimming against the Current:’ Gulf Breeze church hosts retreat

September 15, 2021
Over the Labor Day weekend, 23 youths and nine adult helpers from Concord Presbyterian Church in Gulf Breeze went on a retreat to Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center (AUOC) in Milton.

‘Lord willing,’ church finds new home

September 8, 2021
At the end of August, Christ Evangel Christian Fellowship ( closed on a property at the north end of State Highway 87 near Southern Raceway, for the site of a future church facility.

Navarre Beach Side Church uses Gulf to wash sins away

September 1, 2021
John Kerns had grown tired of the misconception among local churches that worshippers could not be baptized more than once. In 1995, he took it upon himself to start a church service that enco…

Quake that rocked Haiti mobilizes Pensacola nonprofit

August 25, 2021
A Pensacola-based charitable organization, Diligent Act of Love for Haiti (, is spearheading a relief drive for families impacted by the recent disasters in this country.

Vacation Bible School goes swimmingly at local church

August 18, 2021
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 churc…

Renovations near completion for Navarre church

August 11, 2021
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 …

Local man handcrafts 3D cross for church

August 6, 2021
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 …