Greetings! Thanks for stopping to see me.
First, a few things to help you get to know about me. (This is an on-going project. More will be added.)
Who is Welcome?
I extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, widowed, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla ingles.
I extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
I welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like a person who can’t carry a note in a bucket.
You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail.
I don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism.
I extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.
I welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters.
I welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted.
I welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion;”
I’ve been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the dog track, you’re welcome here.
I offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
I welcome those who are inked, pierced or both.
I offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake.
I welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts... and you!
My sincere prayer is that your needs are met when you attend me, your Panama City Adventist Church.
What to Wear?
Clothes. It is not how you look or dress. You're here. This is what counts.
Pastor wears anything form a suit to shirt, jeans and leather coat (during motorcycle ministry sabbath).
Type of Music played?
Interesting. A mix of "good old fashioned praise songs" to hymns, with what-ever the artist enjoys.
Main instruments: piano, organ, guitar, sound tracks from mobile phones.
Tithe and offerings are collected during the service. There is also a children's offering for the school. You are not expected to contribute. As described above, if you blew all your offering money at the dog track you’re still welcome here.
Before the main service there are classes for both children and adults (we call it sabbath school). Age appropriateness from 0-100. The greeter, or most anybody, will happily provide information on which class is located where.
Yes, children sit with adults during the service. You are welcome to bring coloring books, crayons, story books, etc. A parent's room is available where you can take your children if they become irate. From said room, you can still see and hear the service.
Definitely! There is a vegetarian potluck every Sabbath when the services have concluded. This takes place in the fellowship hall. Just turn left after leaving the sanctuary, go down the hallway, past the bathrooms and drinking fountain, out the side door, straight to the school/fellowship hall via a covered walkway. As a visitor, you will be invited to the head of the line. After prayer, people will get food via 2 lines. Find a place to sit and enjoy the food and fellowship.
Questions about Seventh-day Adventists?
The media page has many links for learning.
This short 38:30 video sums up the matter quite nicely.
This church's history-Click here