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MISSION: Uganda

MISSION: Uganda

The flag of the nation of Uganda features three pairs of horizontal stripes, two black, two yellow and two red. The black stripes represent the people of Uganda, the yellows the African sun and the reds represent the blood that unites all Africans as brothers.   Read the full article in the July 18 issue […]

Home schooling breaks classroom boundaries

Home schooling breaks classroom boundaries

More than 1,000 students in Santa Rosa County did not return to a traditional classroom Monday morning. Instead, they were at home, in special programs or even traveling across the world with their parents deciding the direction their education will take. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Treating emotional concussions

Treating emotional concussions

When a child hits his head in an accident or playing sports, there are precautions that parents and caregivers are instructed to take in case of a concussion. They will ask questions of the child to test cognitive clarity, flash a light in the eyes to check for pupil dilation and prevent the child from […]

First Baptist brings VBS to Haiti

First Baptist brings VBS to Haiti

On March 18, a group from First Baptist Church of Navarre will leave the comforts of air conditioning and plumbing, load onto a plane and make their way to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. The missionaries will be in the island nation of Haiti for six days. Read the full article in the […]

Addressing emotional concussions

Addressing emotional concussions

Children that have experienced an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) are more likely to break the law, to abuse drugs and alcohol, to commit violent acts and to attempt suicide. An ACE can be anything from growing up in a single parent home to physical abuse to bullying. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 […]

First Baptist expansion breaks ground

First Baptist expansion breaks ground

Young and old, the congregation of Navarre First Baptist Church gathered with shovels in hand to symbolically break ground on their planned expansion Sunday. The project will include increased parking facilities as well as a multiuse children’s facility including classrooms, a play area and more. The total expansion project is expected to cost $1,080,000, and […]

First Baptist unveils expansion plans

First Baptist unveils expansion plans

First Baptist Church of Navarre is bursting at the seams, and in response the church staff has proposed construction of a 16,800-square-foot Family Life Center. Church Business Manager and Treasurer Sarah Heller said this multifunctional facility will fill a desperate need of the church: space for the children. The proposed price tag is $1.1 million […]

Financial Peace University: Saving and giving can go hand in hand

Financial Peace University: Saving and giving can go hand in hand

First Baptist Church of Navarre is hosting Financial Peace University, a finance class centered on managing money through “God’s way,” Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church. Jamie Ellis is the Senior Public Relations Coordinator for Ramsay Solutions, the company that created and sells the program. She said that scripture is a big part […]

Teaching pastors south of the equator

Teaching pastors south of the equator

Early Monday morning, Aug. 15, First Baptist Church of Navarre’s pastor, the Rev. Jensen Petersen loaded up his suitcases, boarded an airplane and traveled down to Central America to the small coastal country of El Salvador for a six-day mission trip. Petersen will be leading a group of five from his church to join with […]