worship

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 […]

God’s special time

God’s special time

“I don’t know why you guys come here,” a prison inmate told the visitor. His was not an expression of complaint but one of amazement. What would compel a group of men to give of their time every month to visit inmates in a prison facility? You might say, “it was time.”   Read the […]

Upper Room celebrates first anniversary

Upper Room celebrates first anniversary

Along Pensacola Beach, above a surf shop and marina, there is worship going on every Sunday as a fledgling church brings God to the coast. Upper Room is celebrating its first anniversary, and pastor Nathan Pooley said he is excited to see how far the congregation has come. Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Church of Nazarene to launch in Navarre

Church of Nazarene to launch in Navarre

Creating a new church is like planting a seed. It requires work, tending and time, said Pastor Gary Monk. Monk hopes to do exactly that as he and his wife, Rita, work to plant the Navarre Church of the Nazarene. Read the full article in the May 24 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe […]

Encompass launches with technology twist

Encompass launches with technology twist

Worship songs filled the cafeteria of West Navarre Primary School Sunday as Encompass Church found their new home for weekly services. Pastor Lance Whorton told the gathered congregation that they should be excited to be part of the church’s first big step: launching weekly Sunday worship. “We are excited to be here and start getting […]

Momentum Music debuts first studio album

Momentum Music debuts first studio album

The worship team from Momentum Church is gearing up for its debut album release party at the Imogene Theatre on May 12. Momentum Music’s first studio album, Hope Has A Name, will feature original music and lyrics from the band that plays live each week at the Gulf Breeze and Navarre locations of Momentum Church. […]

Watoto brings worship and song to Navarre from Africa

Watoto brings worship and song to Navarre from Africa

Navarre First Assembly of God danced the night away with some children from Uganda Saturday night as a traveling choir, Watoto, made a stop along their six-month U.S. tour. Watoto means “children” in Swahili. Watoto is an international ministry organization focused on the care of orphans and at-risk women in East Africa, specifically Uganda. Read […]

Shaver says preaching takes all kinds

Shaver says preaching takes all kinds

Earning a Master of Divinity and become an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church can take 10 years of study, work, paper writing and scrutiny. St. Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Christina Shaver says it was worth every minute to fulfill a calling from God. Shaver is the only female Methodist pastor in this […]

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 […]

Momentum Church hosts summer series

Momentum Church hosts summer series

Momentum Church kicked off its Summer Nights series Sunday with a Night of Worship at the Community Life Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze. Matt Arnold, the Worship and Creative pastor at Momentum, said the Sunday worship event was one of two the church does each year and brings both the Navarre and Gulf Breeze congregations […]

The Crew combines faith and fun

The Crew combines faith and fun

Students hang on every word as Ray Millsap speaks to them inside a room at the Funplex in Gulf Breeze that is only lit by stage lights. More than 100 students are in attendance and on this Wednesday night in early March, they are listening to Millsap, the student pastor at Momentum Church, talk about […]

Navarre High School youth group serves school and community

Navarre High School youth group serves school and community

While pop culture and social media are filled with negative images and influences for America’s youth, many young people across the country are looking to better themselves and bring glory to God. One such group of young people is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a local-area branch of an internationally known ministry and devotional […]