Youth Yard Sale, July 19 -21


It's time to start gathering all of the things that you may not need but may be a blessing to someone else because FUMC Youth will be hosting a yard sale in The Crossroads Center.

The Public is invited Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20 from 8:00AM-1:00PM in the Youth Room.

Drop off time is Monday, July 15th at The Crossroads Center from 9:00AM-8:00PM.

To volunteer or for more info please call Mike Milani at 850-682-2018.

Life Line Health Screening on Tuesday, July 16

Email subject: Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today?
Life Line Screening will be here at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical.  To be more proactive about your health and to live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register for these potentially life-saving tests today.  Please refer to the attached flyer to get more info about how you can sign up while receiving $10 off any package priced above $139.  For only $139 (regularly $149) you can learn your risk of having stroke or vascular disease.
There is no time like the present to take action!  Learn more by watching this short video:
Three ways to register:
•       Call toll-free: 866-229-0469
•       Online:
•       Text: the word circle to 797979

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Hurricane Michael Clean-Up on Saturday, June 22


It is time for another episode of neighbors helping neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

 Activity:  Removing a tree off of a shed one piece at a time and carting it to the curb.

 When:  Saturday, June 22, 2019

 Work Time:  9am-1pm

 For Whom:  For Debbie's elderly Aunt Rena

Where:  xxxx East 8th Street, Panama City, FL

Tools:  We've got the chainsaws and ladders covered

Manpower:  We could really use several more folks for transporting the dismembered tree parts to the curb.

Attire:  Safety glasses or goggles, work gloves, long sleeve shirt, work pants or jeans, and sturdy shoes or boots

Contact:  Scott Sallberg @ 505-553-9631; phone call or text; or this email:

Travel:  Meet up at FUMC/Fellowship hall parking lot at 7am; I have room for up to 8 of us in my Suburban; and we’re usually back at FUMC by 3-4pm.

-Scott Sallberg

VBS Celebration Sunday One Combined Service & Sunday School Relocations on June 30


We’ll have ONE COMBINED SERVICE Sunday, June 30, at 10:30AM in The Crossroads Center for our VBS Celebration Sunday!

Nursery 6 wks -4yrs will be held in the cry room of The Crossroads Center.

No Kid’s Street Activities this morning– all kids welcome in worship!

Sunday School changes for Sunday June 23 and June 30:

All Adult Sunday Schools will meet at 9:30AM next Sun on the Main Campus.  Locations are as follows:

Messengers in the Front Office

FISH in the Prayer Room.

Agape in room 212.

Wesley Bible in the Conference Room.

Vines and Branches in room 213.

Biblical Pilgrims in the Fellowship Hall.

Front Porch Family in the Chapel.



CommUNITY Dinner & Church Council on Wednesday, July 9


We are not only welcoming Pastor Ronnie & Melanie Bearden at our next CommUNITY Dinner in The Crossroads Center, but also The United Methodist Children’s Home Teen Center!

We’ll also be hosting a SHOWER for the Teen Center so they can fill up their necessities room. A designated table in the main entrance will be available for your gifts.

Items that they are in need of are school supplies and toiletries for teen boys and girls.

Dinner menu will be hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, chips, and watermelon. Please bring a dessert to share if you are able. Serving will begin at 5:30PM.

Church Council will begin at 6:30PM.

Youth & Kid’s Street activities will begin at 6:00PM.
Children ages 4 years & up will be having water fun out on the lawn. Please make sure that they bring towels.
Nursery will receive children ages 6 weeks- 3 years old.


Welcome Pastor Ronnie and Melanie Bearden


Our new pastor is Dr. Ronnie Bearden. Ronnie Bearden is a native of the Gulf Coast and feels right at home in our area.

He is married to Melanie Brobston of Baxley, Georgia. They met at Asbury Seminary and have been married for 33 years. Melanie is a homemaker. She enjoys crafts, reading, yardwork, and caring for Ladybug (her "empty nest Chihuahua"). Melanie’s favorite place to vacation is the mountains of North Georgia. Ronnie and Melanie have two adult children.

Ronnie’s hobbies include playing pool, deer hunting, and fishing, but his favorite hobby is model trains. He has published almost 100 articles in model train magazines and was voted one of the top ten N scale modelers of the decade in 2000 by N-Scale Magazine.

Ronnie earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and sensed God’s call into full-time ministry in his senior year. He holds two theological Masters degrees (Asbury Seminary and Union Theological Seminary) and a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. He has served United Methodist churches in Alabama, Florida, Virginia, and Georgia and is a sought after Camp Meeting preacher.

His passions are helping people understand who Jesus is and preaching the Word of God to equip God’s people for service.  He's also a ventriloquist.

Pastor Ronnie and Melanie’s first official day here at FUMC will be Sunday, July 7. He will be preaching in all three services. They will also be our special guests, along with the staff of the United Methodist Children’s Home Teen Center, at our next CommUNITY Dinner on Wednesday, July 10.

Let’s plan on giving them a warm FUMC welcome!

Helping Hands & United Methodist Children's Home Teen Center Transition

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We have lots of action happening here on campus!

Helping Hands Ministry, formerly on 428 McLaughlin Ave, has moved to a more Crestview central location and bigger facility at 120 Duggan Ave. They will keep all of their services as a daytime shelter for homeless persons in Crestview, and they will expand their hours. Cold Night Shelter will be moved over to the new location this Fall. Please see our Benevolence tab at for more info on their services. Dave Hill will continue to be our FUMC liaison for Helping Hands.

The United Methodist Children’s Home Teen Center is in the process of moving into the McLaughlin address. We will have a “Welcome to FUMC” shower for them at the next CommUNITY Dinner, July 10 to introduce their staff and to help them stock their closets for teen needs. More information on their mission, hours, and a list of items for their shower will be forthcoming.

Teen Center Yard Clean-Up on Wednesday, June 12. All are welcome to join from 5-8:00PM at the new Teen Center to help put the finishing touches on the yard and house- let’s give them an awesome place to call home!