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What is Maundy Thursday?

What is Maundy Thursday?

When I was still a rookie in ministry, every year as Easter approached, I found myself intrigued by a local United Methodist Church’s newspaper ad for their Maundy Thursday service. “What is Maundy Thursday?” I would mutter to myself. The name sounded odd to me and, for no reason at all, strangely sad. Read the […]

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 […]

Local pastor, family visit biblical sites

Local pastor, family visit biblical sites

Pastor for Encompass Navarre Lance Whorton and his family made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land last week as part of a mission trip to grow their faith. Along with a dozen other Americans from throughout the region, the Whorton family traveled to the place where it really happened. They spent three days in and […]

Fasting strengthens relationship with God

Fasting strengthens relationship with God

Fasting, or the practice of giving up food items for religious purposes while praying regularly, is referenced throughout the Bible as a way to get closer to God. The practice has evolved over the years into several different varieties, and is not always limited to food, but the goal is always the same. Read the […]

Trespassing on peace?

Trespassing on peace?

The following arrived in our inbox as a letter to the editor, and the opportunity of a response should not pass: “Why do religions thrive in the modern world? Wouldn’t a true religion provide proof that their god is the one to worship? If they could provide this proof, I would understand, but the more […]

Santa Rosa County’s first synagogue opens its doors

Santa Rosa County’s first synagogue opens its doors

The Ahm Yisrael Messianic Synagogue (AYMS), has just opened its new building’s doors to the Navarre community. The first-ever synagogue in all of Santa Rosa County, it is led by the Rabbi Wayne Leland. According to the synagogue website, the group began as a home-based Bible study Leland taught in 2001. From the original handful […]

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 […]

Athletes not afraid to express their faith in God

Athletes not afraid to express their faith in God

It isn’t uncommon to hear an athlete thank God for his or her success in sports or to see athletes from both teams gather together for a prayer circle after a game. In a world where faith in God is sometimes looked down upon, many athletes aren’t afraid to express it. That group includes Navarre […]

Baldwin to speak at Momentum Church

Baldwin to speak at Momentum Church

Seattle Seahawks’ star wide receiver Doug Baldwin will speak live at Momentum Church on Easter Sunday. Baldwin, a graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, will speak live at the 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. services at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. The 10 a.m. service featuring Baldwin will be broadcast at the service being held at […]

Faith in America

Faith in America

According to a research study done in January by the Pew Research Center on public approval ratings for news media and religious organizations, “Millennials’ rating of churches and other religious organizations has dipped by 18 percentage points. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as […]