Welcome to the University Parkway Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Pensacola, Florida.

We can help you understand the Bible to find Freedom, Healing, and Hope in Jesus.

We are a Christian community and would love to have you visit with us at the weekly Sabbath Services.

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The Blog for this week: "Antidote for Fear"

"How do I get my inoculation dose of Faith?"

 

Sabbath School classes

We have four adult discussion groups :

>One in the Sanctuary in the Organ-side pews;

>One in the first classroom down the East hall. (On the piano side classroom hallway.)

>One in the second classroom down the East hall. (On the piano side classroom hallway.) This new group is focused on ministry to those 20-30(something) years old.

>One in the classroom off the West hallway toward the Gym.

Children's Sabbath School Groups are in classrooms along the West hallway toward the gym.

The Church is Open for Live-audience Attendance.

Sabbath School begins at 9:45 a.m. 

Worship Service begins at 10:50 a.m.

Please be respectful within our Community of Faith.

 

You can connect with our Streamed service from our church website: https://www.universitypkwy.org/live-stream

 

or Directly from Livestream at

https://livestream.com/universityparkwaysdachurch

 

Check out our Library of Sermons

The text of the  Adult Sabbath School Lessons is placed on Face Book daily, early in the morning. Here is the Link.

Our Facebook page is updated regularly.

 

Offerings and Tithes may be submitted through our website: https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANTGIV/envelope/start

 

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Visit our About Us page to learn more.

Pastor Robert Meneses
University Parkway SDA Church

 

 

Ministry Minute

 

Ministry services and skills fall into one of these areas of emphasis: In-Reach and Out-Reach.

 

In-Reach Ministries - #3

Activities by and for the church congregation that Build up the Body of Believers.

 

Your Personal Testimony

 

The opportunity to give your personal testimony doesn’t happen as often as it used to. I’m not sure what caused the change, but seldom do I hear a leader in worship ask for someone to testify.

 

Do you have a personal testimony? Everyone does. If your first response when reading the question was “No.” you may misunderstand what a personal testimony is, how it is to be used, and what to include.

 

What it is…

Have you been led closer to God due to some event, some understanding as a result of Bible study, or Personal Devotion reading?

That is a shareable testimony.

 

Have you experienced the presence of angels protecting you from harm?

Has a prayer for overcoming been answered? Without going into the details of the problem that needed to be overcome, those are testimony opportunities.

 

A request that God give you peace about some part of your life – or the life of a friend – that has been granted… is a shareable testimony.

 

At times, the answer to a prayer may be “My grace is sufficient for this need.”

That also is a testimony worth sharing.

 

A testimony should be pointed, planned, and practiced.

Pointed: The focus is to be on God, and His providence.

Planned: Write it out. Ask a close friend to review and edit the “story.”

Practice: Rehearse until the story flows smoothly, with a minimum of “Uhhh” and other verbal fillers.

 

A testimony should give the listeners courage and result in Praise to God.

Sometimes a testimony will reveal to a listener that God has been answering their need, but they failed to see Him in the outcome.

 

Sabbath School class may be the best venue for sharing. Prayer meeting also offers a time to share. Small group time is also good.

 

It is OK to request that the pastor give you time to testify.

 

(Part 3 of the Focus on In-Reach Ministries.)