Welcome Our New Student Ministries Director, Chris Bennett

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Welcome to our Church

We want to welcome Chris Bennett to the staff of Mary Esther MC as our Student Ministries Director! Chris and his wife, Mandy, come to us from Fort Walton Beach First United Methodist Church. Chris is currently enrolled at Regent University and will graduate Spring 2019 with a degree in Biblical Studies. Chris has several years of experience working with … Read More

Mary Esther Moms (MEMoms) News: August 2018

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Mary Esther Moms

Mary Esther (ME) Moms Connecting moms of all ages and stages for adult conversation, friendship, laughter, and support. ME Moms meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Childcare drop off begins at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. upstairs. Summer Break Summer break began May 23, 2018. The group will resume meetings on September 11, 2018. … Read More

Café Worship Experience: Sunday, August 26, 2018

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Cafe Worship Experience August 26, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:07 a.m. The next Café worship is Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 10:07 a.m. This month’s service will go hand-in-hand with the August sermon series. We ask, “How does God’s love move in ME?” Invite someone to join us for a casual worship experience. We share the Gospel in a relaxed coffeehouse atmosphere.

A Message from Rev. Dr. Sam Parkes: August 2018

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Rev. Dr. Sam Pearson Parkes

Hello, Beautiful People! You have made me feel so welcome here in Mary Esther that I do believe I will stay awhile. I have enjoyed working with your outstanding and creative staff as well as your enthusiastic and fun laity. If this is a honeymoon, then I’m enjoying it! Our initial worship series, “This I Believe” has been well-attended! We … Read More

Looking for Holy Communion Servers

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Holy Communion

If you feel led to serve Holy Communion, WE NEED YOU! “Holy Communion is the sacrament that sustains and nourishes us in our journey of salvation.” * If you are interested in serving, contact the office by email or call 850-243-7595. * This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion

Supplies for Sack Lunches Needed: July 2018

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We are in need of supplies for our sack lunches that we provide to those in need. This is a call for some supplies to fill the sack lunches that we provide to those in need. Items needed: Water bottles Vienna sausages “Beanee Weenee” Raisins Fruit cups Fruit snacks Crackers Juice boxes Note: Individual servings are necessary for safe food handling. Drop off … Read More

Parsonage Fundraiser

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We need your help! Buy a sheet of shingles for $5 or donate as you are able. (This is a special fundraiser above your regular church giving.) We have incurred various expenses, as we prepare to sell the parsonage (roofing, painting, and flooring), which were not included in the 2018 Annual Budget. And we need your HELP in covering the $16,700 cost … Read More

Upcoming Events: July 2018

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Calendar for July 2018 Check out what is happening at Mary Esther UMC in the month of July! Children’s Sunday School Summer Break July 1, 2018 Our Children’s Sunday School will take a summer break starting Sunday, July 1, 2018. We will resume in September. Fresh Hope for Mental Health July 2 & 16, 2018 6:30 p.m. A Christian, peer-to-peer, … Read More