Would You Like to Have A Stephen Minister?
August 13th, 2020
Our congregation is blessed to have an abundance of trained Stephen Ministers. They would love to help you during your time of need. This help could come immediately through our church. In this week’s...
New Sunday Timeline
August 13th, 2020
I wanted to start by saying thank you. Those words seem so inadequate with everything that has transpired over the past 4 plus months. Your faithfulness and words of encouragement have been a great so...
I Hear An Outstanding
August 12th, 2020
Some of you knew my father, Pate Johnson, but most of you don't. Let me tell you; expectations were high in the Johnson household. If you could ever get an "outstanding" from him in his booming voice,...
Beasley See Our Faith
August 11th, 2020
After five months of COVID-19, we went down to Beasley Park to publicly witness our faith in the Gulf of Mexico's waters. If this had been a "normal" summer, we would have held beach baptism opportuni...
Welcome Rev Carlos Jones
August 7th, 2020
There is good news for this Sunday! I am delighted to announce we will have guest preacher Reverend Carlos Jones, the Senior Pastor of Campton First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill in North Okaloosa Cou...
Who Is Shalimar United Methodist Church?
July 30th, 2020
One of the take-aways from my time as a District Superintendent was that there are no two churches exactly alike. I supervised 103 churches and, amazingly, each church had their own identity. Shalimar...
Setting Up Livestream
July 29th, 2020
Let me just start by saying, change is hard. I know. Nobody really wants change, especially when you don't have a choice. For many years, we've used Sunday Streams as our streaming provided. Many of y...
July 25th, 2020
Shalimar UMC welcomes a new pastor July 1st. Reverend Matt Langford officially begins as one of our Associate Pastors. Matt’s focus is to be the preaching pastor for our 11:07am service and of course ...
10 Things That I Would Love to Hear More in the Church
July 23rd, 2020
Last week, I wrote about 10 phrases I would like to never hear in the church again and suggested we have a funeral for them. This week, I want to focus on the positive! Our staff contributed to this l...
A Funeral Every Church Should Have Soon
July 21st, 2020
These are very unusual times. As we seek to adjust to the very unstable new normal, it seems like the target keeps moving. What do you even aim for anyway? I suggest we focus on what is productive and...
Congratulations, Rev. Dr. Brad Bradford
July 9th, 2020
On behalf of our congregation, I would like to congratulate our very own Rev. Dr. Brad Bradford. As of July 1st, Brad became a United Methodist Church Clergy Person in Full Connection, Order of Deacon...
Watch Out for the First Step - It is a Doozy
July 2nd, 2020
Well it happened today. We have moved into the second half of 2020, the most unforgettable year of our lifetime. I am reminded of the line by Needlenose Ned from the movie Groundhog Day when he says, ...