Site updated 05/27/2021
To the Members and Guests of Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church:
Peace of Christ to you all.
On Monday, May 17, 2021, the Session of Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church considered the current COVID-19
protocols for our Worship Service and other church gatherings. We, like all of you, are anxious to get back to life and service as normal. We are excited that nearly everyone in our congregation is eligible to receive a vaccination and we encourage everyone that attends or visits our church to get vaccinated, if you are medically able.
Currently, Bay County is at an approximately 30% vaccination rate for the local population. Many of our regular members and guests also report that they are vaccinated. Considering these factors, and in my role as chairman of the Worship Committee, I recommended to the Session that we relax some of our COVID-19 protocols, but that we also take a very cautious and measured approach. The Session has accepted my recommendations which are set out below.
Updated COVID-19 Protocols
The chairs for Worship Service or other gatherings will continue, for the time being, to be socially distanced. Members and guests attending Worship Services or other gatherings at our Church are asked to continue to observe social distancing and to wear a mask when they enter the building and move about the room. Once you reach your seat you may remove your mask.
We will not have congregational singing, nor will we have the choir, for now. We will revisit the choir and congregational singing at our June Session meeting. Likewise, we are making plans to return to Wednesday Worship and Sunday School. Again, we are taking a cautious and measured approach with our focus being on the health and well being of our Members and guests.
Online Worship Service
We will continue to carry our Sunday Worship Services on FaceBook and Zoom. If you are not feeling well or you are still concerned about attending services in person, then please attend via Zoom or watch the FaceBook Live stream in real time or at your convenience.
On behalf the Session, I thank you for your observance of these new protocols and your continued to support of our Little Pink Church. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call me or speak to me on Sunday.
Peace and love of Christ to you all,
Mike Burke, Chair, Worship Committee
All services are streamed live on Facebook and zoom. For zoom information
Join us Sundays at 9:15am for Worship online via Facebook/Zoom. Below is the invitation to join us online for Worship Services. This is a recurring meeting and you will use the link below to connect each Sunday.
Meeting ID: 863 4050 8679
The Witness and Evangelism ministry is looking for members. If you are interested in serving on this ministry, please contact Betsy Balmer at 850-348-2890 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All other Regularly Scheduled Activities of the Church have been cancelled until further notice.
The food pantry will continue to be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-12.
We want to thank our volunteers for allowing us to continue to provide this service to the community.
The Session of Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church
Michael Askew, Pastor-850-980-3307
Tammy Price, Elder- 615-483-6067
Tony Young, Elder- 678-362-6539
Mike Burke, Elder- 624-9793
Lenny Zacher, Elder- 867-3770
Sarah Waby, Elder-850-708-5328
Betsy Balmer, Elder- 348-2887
Marjorie Parker Elder- 850-249-1144
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Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church
271 S. Hwy 79,
Panama City Beach, Fl 32413