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50 Forward


Upcoming Events

Coffee with Friends
Tuesdays  |  June 4, 11, 18, 25  |  9:30 – 10:30am  |  Joe Harrell Library
Join us in a warm and friendly environment where you can share in fellowship with new and old friends. Coffee and pastries are provided.

Managing Life with Dementia – Education & Support Group
Tuesday, June 11  |  1:00 – 3:00pm  |  Administration Building – Room LS106
Dr. Rodney Guttmann, a Professor in the Department of Biology at The University of West Florida, leads us in a discussion on “Eat Right, Exercise and Choose Your Parents Well (and other ways) to Lower Your Risk of Dementia”. He has more than 20 years of research on Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Current research includes the development of blood tests for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and as well, therapeutic agents to prevents, treat or reverse cognitive decline in dementia. This class is a wonderful place to find support with managing life with dementia, and resource information on your caregiving journey. Share ideas, ways to cope with changes in behavior, how to overcome overwhelming challenges and more.

Vacation Bible School – Volunteer Opportunities
Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13  |  9:00am – Noon
Volunteers are needed to support our Children’s Ministry with Vacation Bible School. Where are you called to serve the children of the church and community? Please consider sharing your time or contributing to the wish list of food items and supplies that can be donated to VBS. A full list of items needed can be found online on the Children’s Page. We have a place for ALL! Please contact Lisa Bond, Sarah Hicks or Amy Fitzgerald for more information.

50 Forward – Lunch Out – Jackson’s Steakhouse
Thursday, June 13  |  11:30am
All are welcome to join us for our monthly lunch outing with friends. Reservations required.

Summertime Sessions – Youth Talent Show and Dinner
Wednesday, June 19  |  5:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us for a delicious dinner in the Wright Place and a fun evening cheering on our youth in their summer talent show. Please call the church office to RSVP.

A Summer Luncheon with Our Friends at Perdido Bay United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 26  |  11:00am – 1:30pm  |  Perdido Bay UMC  |  $5
A special invitation from our friends at Perdido Bay UMC to join them for a special Summer Luncheon. Lunch will be provided along with a performance from Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Dance professionals will share with us the history, as well as demonstrate American Ballroom Dances. Transportation will be provided to/from this event. Please call the church office to RSVP.

Summertime Sessions – Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball Game
Wednesday, June 26  |  6:35pm
Join your First Church family for a fun filled evening of baseball. We have reserved tickets to cheer on The Pensacola Blue Wahoos against the Biloxi Shuckers. Please call the church office to RSVP.

Other Opportunities

We have many Senior Adults who participate in lay ministry programs like Stephen Ministry and Good Shepherds.  These programs involve ministry to lonely, sick or grieving church members.  OASIS (Older Adult Seniors In Service) involves older adults in a variety of areas.  These include visitations, helping hands, and other services.

Safe Sanctuaries

First Church follows Safe Sanctuaries procedures to create an environment in which children, youth and the adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space.


Jennifer PiverDirector of Fifty Forward Ministries
Email Jennifer, 850-432-1434


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