Aug
25
to Sep 28

Beach Clean Up

Help Us

Keep Navarre Beach Clean!

Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center in their efforts to keep our beaches clean and safe for the sea turtles. God calls us to care for Creation. One way we can do that locally is by caring for our beaches and the sea turtles who are endangered.

The Beach Clean up, or Monthly Trash-Bash, is a great way to help our community and is family friendly. Children of all ages and come and pick up trash on the beach. You will go in teams down the beach, starting at the Pier.

Details

  • Bring gloves and anything you want to use to pick up the trash. They will provide the trash bags.
  • Be sure to bring water with you as well. Dress appropriately depending on the weather.
  • Meet at Meet at Navarre Beach public parking, near pier. If you have questions, you can contact the event coordinator through their Facebook event or call her at 850.499.6774.

Thank you for making a different in our community and for God's creation!

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Youth Fall Retreat
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Youth Fall Retreat

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Youth 6th-12th Graders are Invited to our Fall Retreat

When? October 19-21 We’ll meet at the church at 4p and carpool to Jellystone Park. We’ll arrive back at the church around 12:15p on Sunday.

Where? Spectre Island

Who can come? Anyone in 6th-12th grade

How much? $25 will cover everything for you during the weekend. 

What to bring: A sleeping bag, 2-3 changes of clothes, Sun block, swimming attire (there’s a small pool), towel, toiletries, flashlight, bug spray. Optional: Fishing gear (catch and release pond), chair, games. If you have a large tent (sleeps 6 or more people) and are willing to bring it, please let me know.

What not to bring? Weapons of any kind, drugs, alcohol, or other illegal substances.

 


Questions? Fill out this form to contact Nathan Persell, our youth director.

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Fall Festival
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Fall Festival

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Put on your costume and join us for lots of Tricks and Treats! Be sure to invite your friends, family and neighbors too! This event will bring “Trick or Treat” to our church parking lot where kids go from car to car and get candy! We will even have a Hay Ride!

Trunk Prizes for

  • The Most Unusual

  • The Most Creative

  • The Most Outrageous

  • Best All Around

 

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Prayer Gathering
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Gathering

Prayer is essential to building the relationship we have with God.  Just like our closest relationship with our family and friends, it is about give and take, sharing and listening.

This prayer gathering provides a prayer experience that includes a time of fellowship, worship and devotion, followed by an interactive prayer experience that is focused on listening to God.  

There will be several prayer centers for you to choose from.  You can go at your own pace, and learn and enjoy a self-guided prayer experience that will not only inform your prayer life, but will encourage your relationship with Christ.  It is set up to provide ideas and practices that make it easier for us to put more space in our lives to talk to and listen to God. 

 

9:00-9:15 –Fellowship

9:15-9:55 – Worship and Devotion

10:00- 10:45 – Prayer Stations

10:45-11:00 – Testimony, Praise, and Closing Prayer

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Preschool Book Fair
Sep
30
to Oct 7

Preschool Book Fair

Book Fair Open

Monday - Teachers will do a walk through and provide a Wish List for their classroom collections! These wish lists will be located at the book fair in front of their designated donation drop off zone.

Tuesday - The students can walk around the book fair and look at what is available. School Agers will have a chance to do a walk through on Tuesday when they are dropped off from the bus.

*Bonus - Doughnuts available on Wednesday from 7:30a -9:30a.

Wednesday open from 4:00p to 5:30p for our late pickups and school agers.

Friday - Friday open from 7:30a - 9:30a and 12:00p - 2:00p for parents, grandparents and other care givers.

Sunday open from 9:00a-12:30p for our church members and visitors.

Special Events

There will also be a "Selfie Zone" located at the book fair.

Don’t forget to upload and "Tag your picture" #numcpreschoolbookfair #(your classroom) to count for participation.

Volunteer

If you would like to "Volunteer to help" with the book fair, please contact Hannah Persell. 

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Discipleship Fair
Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

Discipleship Fair

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Join a  Group

If you are looking for a place to connect with others and grow in your relationship with God, we have groups where you can plug in and make the journey with others, no matter where you might be in that journey.  Our Groups help people grow in community and support one another during difficult times in life. Click the above link to download a copy of our latest FINDER to see what groups are available. You can also go to our GROW page by CLICKING HERE.

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Vacation Bible School Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 8

Vacation Bible School Camp

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Ahoy!

We're ready to SET SAIL to an UNCHARTED ISLAND!

Join us as we learn more about being ANCHORED in God's truth August 6-8th at The Den on 2172 Fox Den.

 

CLICK HERE to register for Vacation Bible School Camp!

 

WHY VBS?

Our VBS camp is a ministry designed to reach children 3 years old through 5th grade, leading them to know and respond to Jesus Christ. It is one of the greatest evangelistic weeks in the life of the church, and it is so much fun!!!

As you look for summer fun and activities, think about the potential lifelong impact that a week of Vacation Bible School has.  It provides an "in your neighborhood" camp experience that focuses on Jesus, plus it's fun!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Vacation Bible School Camp is fast approaching and we would love your help!  This year's VBS camp dates are August 6-8th. Our program runs 9a - 11:30a. The theme for this year is "Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus". Whether you can give a day, or the whole week, we'd love to have you on the team. If you are willing or able to volunteer, please contact the church office. We thank you so much!!

VBS HISTORY

VBS has had one of the best track records for reaching kids and their families for Christ. The Southern Baptist convention reports every year:

•    2.7 million people enrolled in VBS

•    72, 925 faith decisions are made at VBS

•     56,386 people per year join Sunday school/small groups as a result of attending VBS

The first recorded Vacation Bible School can be traced back to Hopedale, Illinois in 1894. It enrolled forty students and lasted four weeks.  Most churches do not have four week-long camps anymore, but most offer 3 to 5-day camps. They usually consists of:

•    Interactive "Up beat" worship

•    Creative Bible stories

•    Arts and Crafts

•    Science experiments

•    High energy games

•    Wonderful "Exceptionally sweet" snacks

Integrated into all that activity, kids are hanging out with a bunch of kids their own ages and learning about Jesus!

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RUSH Atlanta
Aug
3
to Aug 5

RUSH Atlanta

The student ministry is going to RUSH Atlanta this year. We'll run around at Six Flags for a day and visit one of the biggest churches in the country, Andy Stanley's North Point Community Church.  RUSH has always been our end of summer event, but instead of doing 5 or six different activities over the course of a week, we've decided to make it one weekend experience instead. See below for a basic schedule and what to bring. The trip is $125 and the deadline to sign up is July 29th. 

Friday Aug 3 

1:00 pm Meet at the Church (please eat before you arrive)

6:00pm Stop for Dinner (included in overall price)

8:00pm Arrive at the hotel 

9:30pm Devotional

11:00pm Lights out

Saturday Aug 4

8:00 Breakfast/morning Devo

10:00am Arrive At Park (Lunch and Supper on your own)

9:00pm Head back to hotel

10:00 Late night snack and Devotional

11:00 Lights out

Sunday Aug 5

8:00am Breakfast/load up

9:00am Church North Point

11:00am Head back to FL

12:00pm Lunch (Included in overall price)

5:00pm Arrive back at the church

 

What to bring

Clothes for church, travel, and running around a theme park
Toiletries-toothbrush, deodorant, contact solution, etc.
Money for two meals in the park (You can preview their resturaunt's menus here)

 

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Confirmation Retreat
Aug
1
to Aug 2

Confirmation Retreat

This retreat is specifically and prayerfully planned to offer the love, grace, forgiveness, and salvation in Jesus Christ for kids as they reach the age when they can approach the eternal truths of God and make a conscious decision for themselves to be a follower of Jesus. Confirmation is also a time to teach and experience the grace of God we have available to us in a community of faith called the Church.  Through this annual Confirmation weekend, we also want to create for students an opportunity to publicly profess their faith in the 9:30 worship service on August 26th.  With your approval, we will also ask your child about joining Navarre UMC as a full member.  This experience for these students is also a wonderful entry point for families of the kids not already connected here.

Our Youth Director, Nathan Persell, other adult leaders, and Pastor Alan will be sharing and showing that all persons in faith in Christ are called to be actively engaged in Christianity as a way of life through The Church.  We will learn our Affirmation of Faith and discuss its meaning.  We will talk about the meaning and experience of the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  Finally, our kids will learn about the Sacrament of Baptism in our Church tradition (sprinkling, immersion, and pouring) and be offered the opportunity for Baptism if not already baptized.  If desired, baptism can happen at church Sunday, August 26th by sprinkling, or by immersion in the Gulf at any time you wish to arrange it.

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Blood Drive
Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Blood Drive

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Donate Blood. Save a Life.

Join us from 9:00a - 1:30p, Sunday before and after all worship services. All donors will receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening! Please stop by, you just might save a life!

Tips for a Successful Blood Donation:

  • Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, beans, spinach, iron-fortified cereals, and raisins.
  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Drink an extra 16 oz. of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation.
  • Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating. (Fatty foods can affect the tests we do on your blood. If there is too much fat in your blood, your donation cannot be tested for infectious diseases and the blood will not be used for transfusion.)
  • If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
  • Remember to bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID.
  • Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
  • Let the person taking your blood know if you have a preferred arm and show them any good veins that have been used successfully in the past to draw blood.
  • Relax, listen to music, talk to other donors or read during the donation process.
  • Take the time to enjoy a snack and a drink in the refreshments area immediately after donating.
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REVIVE YOUTH CAMP
Jun
18
to Jun 23

REVIVE YOUTH CAMP

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Join our Youth

for Summer Camp!

We have been going to Revive camps for four years now. Every time it is an incredible experience for our students as they grow closer to God. This year's camp is $345 and the deadline to register is June 3rd!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT REVIVE!

  • Teaching 
  • Worship
  • Sports
  • Team Competitions
  • Swimming
  • Electives
  • Bring Your Band Stage and Cafe

WHAT TO BRING

  • Your completed Health Form 
  • Your signed Hold Harmless Agreement 
  • Bedding/sleeping bag & pillow
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Toiletries–toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, sunscreen, deodorant, etc.
  • Clothing-please remember that we will be outside in the sun a lot
  • Rain jacket/umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • Closed Toed Shoes – no sandals or slip-ons, please!
  • “Water shoes” – closed toed shoes that can get wet for the shower, dock, and canoeing.
  • Bible
  • Money for canteen (optional)

WHERE IS REVIVE?

The Gulf Coast / Blue lake camp is located just one hour from the Emerald Coast beaches of North Florida, at the beautiful 300-acre Blue Lake Camp.


For more information visit here or fill out this form to contact Nathan Persell. 

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Men's Breakfast
Jun
9
7:00 AM07:00

Men's Breakfast

The Men of Navarre and Their Sons

Men meet for breakfast, fellowship, devotion and prayer.  This group meets on a monthly basis in The Den.


Fill out the form to RSVP or for Questions

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End of the Year BBQ
May
30
5:00 PM17:00

End of the Year BBQ

In honor of all of our Navarre United Methodist Preschool students, their families, and those who are graduating VPK, the church is hosting a free BBQ May 30th at 5pm in Hildreth Hall. Please sign up below so we can have a better idea of how much food to prepare. 

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May
20
9:30 AM09:30

Graduation Sunday

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We Want to Honor your Graduate

On May 20th, we'll observe Graduation Sunday in our morning services. This is a special time set aside to honor our high school graduates. We will need  two childhood pictures,a senior picture and plans for after graduation. If you have a student who you would like to be included, please contact our Youth Director, Nathan Persell. 

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May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Postal Food Drive

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Help Us Feed the Community

National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 13! Don't forget to leave non-perishable food donations by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up. All donations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will once again help Manna Food Pantries, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Warrington Emergency Aid Center, We Care Ministries of Navarre United Methodist Church & ACTS Ministry of The Harbor @ Holley Assembly Of God ‪#‎fighthunger‬ in our community! Thank you to all the sponsors and United Way of Escambia County for their ongoing support of ‪#‎StampOutHunger‬! ‪#‎SOH2016‬ ‪#‎LiveUnited‬

Volunteers are needed to load and unload food. We also need trucks and trailer to transport the food from the Post Office to the We Care food pantry. For more information please contact Jim Weiher through this form.

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Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction

Enter your pot of chili and eat for $10 or you can just come by, vote and enjoy the food! Tasting bowls will be $3 and hotdog $1. The chili with the most votes will win $100. All proceeds will go to Preschool & classroom upgrades. Please sign up on your Connect Card or with the form below.

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Easter Sunday
Apr
1
9:30 AM09:30

Easter Sunday

Join with 2 billion other Christians world-wide and give thanks for our Lord’s Resurrection. The single-most important event in human history, this day of worship is central to our faith. We will share Holy Communion in these services.

Service times: 9:30 and 11:00

 

 

 

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Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Festival

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Join us for a festival on the church grounds

Navarre United Methodist Church and Preschool are teaming up for a massive spring festival for the whole community! Join us for an afternoon filled with:

  • Food
  • Games
  • Music
  • Egg Hunts
  • Prizes

Rain or Shine! For more information, contact Lori Ferguson - lori@navarreumc.org

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Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Ash Wednesday Service

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Join us For Our Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday is best known for the "installment of ashes."  That is when the pastor puts ashes on your forehead. 

It is also the first day of the season of Lent. A Long Road to the Cross begins our Ash Wednesday with this service of ashes.  We begin a 40 day journey with Jesus Christ through Lent to Resurrection Sunday, April 1st.   Please begin this road journey with us.


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Game Night 2018
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night 2018

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All are invited to attend! We will provide chili, baked potatoes, hot dogs, the “fix ins” and drinks. Bring your family friendly games to share. Please sign up here to help us plan and invite your family and friends!

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Winter Revive
Jan
12
to Jan 14

Winter Revive

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JANUARY 12-14, 2018 HELD AT LAGUNA BEACH CHRISTIAN RETREAT, PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL

This winter we are going to Revive in PCB. This is for students grades 6-12 and will be $135. The deadline to sign up is Dec 31st. If you have any questions email Nathan Persell.

THEME:  AMEN

WHAT TO BRING

  • Your completed Health Form 
  • Your signed Hold Harmless Agreement 
  • Bedding/sleeping bag & pillow
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Toiletries–toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, sunscreen, deodorant, etc.
  • Clothing-please remember that we will be outside in the sun a lot
  • Rain jacket/umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Money for canteen (optional)

 

SCHEDULE

Friday        January 12

6:00–7:00PM            REGISTRATION

8:00PM                       MAIN SESSION

9:30PM                       CAFE / CHILL TIME

11:00PM                      HALL DEVOTIONS

11:30PM                      LIGHTS OUT

Saturday   January 13

8:15AM                        MORNING DEVOTIONS

8:30AM                        BREAKFAST

9:45AM                        MORNING SESSION

11:00AM                        GROUP ACTIVITY

12:30PM                        LUNCH

1:30PM                          REC TIME

3:00PM                         FREE TIME

5:30PM                         DINNER

6:30PM                        GROUP TIME

7:00PM                        MAIN SESSION

9:00PM                        CAFE CHILL TIME

11:00PM                        HALL DEVOTIONS

11:30PM                        LIGHTS OUT

Sunday     January 14

8:15AM                         MORNING DEVOTIONS

8:30AM                        BREAKFAST

9:00AM                       CLEAN / PACK / LOAD

10:00AM                      MAIN SESSION

11:30PM                       GOODBYE AND SEE YOU AT SUMMER!

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White Christmas Special Offering
Dec
17
9:30 AM09:30

White Christmas Special Offering

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United Methodist Children's Homes White Christmas Offering

The Children’s Home makes a real difference in the lives of
children. It has helped transform the lives of thousands of hurting
children since 1890.

When you support the United Methodist Children’s Homes, you
are providing loving group and foster homes for those that
desperately need love, education and life skills to succeed.

With a check mark: White Christmas in the memo section.
Or you can use specially marked envelopes that will be provided.

Or you can give here.

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No Room In The Inn
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

No Room In The Inn

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Join us for our Preschool Christmas Program, No Room In The Inn , that highlights our 2 year olds all the way through our school age class. It will be held in the Sanctuary with a light cookie reception to follow in Hildreth Hall. Evening classes are cancelled, all are invited to attend. 

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Breakfast With Santa
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Breakfast With Santa

Come and enjoy a free pancake breakfast Saturday or Sunday from 8-10am and get your picture taken with Santa. Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends and neighbors. We are accepting donations of canned goods for our local food pantry.

Let us know if you'd like to attend!

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