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50 Forward


Upcoming Events


Coffee with Friends

Tuesdays | September 3, 10, 17, 24 | 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

GrandParenting Study
“Strengthening Your Family and Passing on Your Faith”
Thursday, September 5, 19 | 10:30 – 11:30am | Lower Sanctuary, LS117
What can you, as a grandparent do to speak wisdom and godliness into your grandchildren’s lives? This 10 week study gives you a
biblical foundation for investing spiritually in them for Christ – from sharing with unbelieving grandkids to discipling them into
a mature faith. Led by Jennifer Piver and Lisa Bond. (This class will not meet on Thursdays when other 50 Forward activities are

National Grandparents Day
Sunday, September 8 | 9:00 – 10:30am | The Wright Place
Join us as we gather together grandparents and grandchildren for a special time of fellowship, food and fun.

Managing Life with Dementia Education & Support Group
Tuesday, September 10 | 1:00 – 3:00pm | Lower Sanctuary, LS106
All are welcome to join this group that meets monthly for education and support. This month Dr. Crystal Bennett PHD, leads a discussion on Ways to Help Soothe Sundowners in Seniors with Dementia.” Dr. Bennett has also been a caregiver to her mother who was living with dementia and experienced sundowning. This 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.

50 Forward – Lunch Out – Los Cebollines
Thursday, September 12 | 11:30am
All are welcome to join us for our monthly lunch outing with friends. We are trying out a new Mexican Restaurant this month.
RSVP to the church office.

XYZ Outing – Pensacola Bay Specialty Cruise
“Blue Angels Practice”
Tuesday, September 17 | 10:30am – 12:30pm
Join us on the Pensacola Bay Specialty Cruise and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Pensacola Bay, while we watch the
Blue Angels Practice. The vessel offers an air-conditioned interior, covered exterior seating and restrooms. Ruth’s Kitchen will provide a bag lunch on the cruise for an additional $5. We will meet at Pensacola Bay Cruises (750 Commendencia Street, Pensacola, FL 32502) Limited Tickets Available. RSVP to the church office. Cost is $15 or $20 with lunch.

Friday Night at The Wright Place
Friday, September 20 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
The Wright Place | $7
We are back from summer break! Join us for a fun filled evening of fellowship, dinner and a blue grass musical performance by White Sands Panhandle Band. RSVP to the church office.

Silver & Gold
Thursday, September 26 | 10:30am – 1:00pm | The Wright Place | $5
We are back from summer break! Join us for a delicious luncheon with friends, doorprizes and a presentation by church member
and author, Charlie Davis. He will be discussing his second book, Growing Up in Pensacola II, which has several of our church
members in it. RSVP to the church office.

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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