Navarre United Methodist Church

Holy or Haunted? All Hallows Eve’s dark alter ego

Holy or Haunted? All Hallows Eve’s dark alter ego

The chances are good that you will be getting a visit this evening from Spiderman, Ironman and Elsa, from the movie “Frozen.” These are some of the most popular children’s Halloween costumes for 2019 according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF reports that Halloween sales are expected to top […]

United Methodist preschoolers fight childhood cancer

United Methodist preschoolers fight childhood cancer

Navarre United Methodist Church’s preschool is fighting childhood cancer by raising funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research for a cure. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. United Methodist’s preschoolers are mixing up lemonade and asking for donations.   Read the full article in the Sept. 19 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Music, faith combine at Navarre United Methodist

Music, faith combine at Navarre United Methodist

Navarre United Methodist Church turned the volume up on worship Aug. 16 as a packed sanctuary celebrated summer during a free concert with a group of regionally recognized musicians including nationally known singer Chloe Channell. Pastor Alan McBride said the worship event was the idea of Music Minister Mike Conrad.   Read the full article […]

Blessing the beach

Blessing the beach

Locals and visitors gathered for a special prayer over the beach May 23. Dr. Alan McBride, senior pastor at Navarre United Methodist Church, led a prayer for safety and prosperity for the locals and the thousands of visitors who will visit throughout peak tourist season. The annual blessing is coordinated by the Navarre Beach Area […]

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 […]

The itinerant preacher

The itinerant preacher

Centuries ago, a common sight on this nation’s rural lanes and footpaths was a lone figure dressed all in black, often astride a horse – an itinerant, Methodist preacher. These itinerant preachers traveled from one village to another ministering to several small congregations under their care. Read the full article in the Jan. 24 issue […]

SADD and MADD want your shoes

SADD and MADD want your shoes

Whether the sneakers are too small, too big, too dirty or too stinky, Navarre High School SADD wants those shoes to help those impacted by drunken driving. SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions. This national organization has chapters at middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country all working to provide peer-to-peer education […]

New pastor brings love to Navarre United Methodist

New pastor brings love to Navarre United Methodist

Talk to Alan McBride, the new senior pastor for Navarre United Methodist Church (NUMC), for any length of time and a couple things become apparent. The first is his more than 10 years of college education including bachelor’s degrees in both history and English and a doctor of ministry. This is evidenced by his extensive […]

Caring and Sharing packs truckloads of Christmas joy

Caring and Sharing packs truckloads of Christmas joy

After months of seeking donations and organizing fundraisers, volunteers of Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County distributed toys and bicycles to hundreds of families who needed help Saturday as part of their annual Christmas toy drive. In addition to the toy donation, families also picked up packages of food. After being beaten by […]

Fire Festival promotes preparedness

Fire Festival promotes preparedness

Couches and curtains went up in flames during a fire demonstration Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Eighth Annual Fire Prevention Festival at Navarre United Methodist Church. The festival and demonstration helped raise awareness of fire safety and encouraged families to have a fire evacuation plan in place for their home. Less than two minutes after […]

HNFD sets festival date

HNFD sets festival date

As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, the National Fire Protection Association is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” to better educate the public about the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are […]

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 […]

Polling location irregularities reported

Polling location irregularities reported

Navarre resident and designated Donald Trump Campaign poll watcher Ricky DeSantis alleges many anomalies occurred on Election Day, March 15. He said individuals moved No Campaigning Beyond This Point sign boundaries beyond 100 feet and removed, stole or destroyed Ted Cruz and Donald J. Trump signs while allowing Bernie Sanders signs to remain. Read the […]

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 […]