First United Methodist Church

Your Church in Mexico Beach!

ERT Team and Missions


The Mission Trip to Slidell LA

The trip to work with Epworth center was an amazing blessing. The team had a lot of fun working to help Mrs. Helen and her family.  It was a labor of love and we look forward to our next trip.


Heavenly Hammers

Galations 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith

Heavenly Hammers is a spiritual vision leading us to assist those in our community to live safely and independently in their homes. Some of the needs are to repair storm damage, freshening the yard and exterior or installing fixtures and/or ramps to make living at home safe.  If you or someone you know is in need of assistance please contact us.  Heavenly Hammers is always in need of additional volunteers.  If you feel led to volunteer contact Tom Gavorcik at 330-204-4884.  No special skills required.

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With the help of 18 volunteers, including snowbirds, Heavenly Hammers has worked on 3 projects since the last newsletter. The work was greatly appreciated by the recipients and the love in our church has been evident to those who witnessed the groups at work.

Thank you for making our ministry a success and helping us to minister to the beaches hand in hand as representatives of our church and our Lord.

If you are interested in joining our ministry or know of someone who needs our help to remain safely in their home please contact

Tom Gavorcik at or 330-204-8839

Stay tuned for upcoming projects!





We are blessed to be able to be back in the sanctuary.  We know that as believers we are the Church and that the building is just that and we trust the Lord and the plan that He has for this local body of believers as we move forward.  Please keep us in your prayers as we finish the rebuilding process.  Our greatest desire is to do the Lord's will.   If you are in the area and would like to worship with us please do!  We would love to see you!

Do you have a special gifting or talent to use as a part of the body of Christ?  We want everyone to be involved in serving the Lord.  Please see Pastor Jerry for a form to fill out.  We are all a part of God's plan and we would love for you to be involved in ministry with us.

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Correctional Facility Ministries

by Pam Martin


In addition to her duties as Victim Advocate for the Salvation Army, and board member for the Gulf County Domestic Violence Task Force, Pam Martin teaches, through her faith based prison ministry, a victim’s awareness class at Gulf Correctional Institute (GCI) and Calhoun Correctional Institute (CCI). The attendees will receive a certificate of completion . The class covers crimes of all varieties to include domestic violence, violent crime, sexual assault, murder, child abuse, sexual abuse, drunk driving, and drugs and society. Discussions address the impact of these crimes on the victims; the perpetrators do not consider the overall impact on the victim and their family and friends. Pam forces them to think about the victim’s view of the crimes committed against them. Those participating enjoy the class and it gives them a voice.

Pam just completed a 6 month class at Gulf Correctional Institute with certificates being passed out on March 25. Another class will be starting right away

God surely blessed Pam with a unique talent and she in turn blesses those whose lives she touches. Let’s continue to pray and support Pam’s efforts for the Lord Jesus. Contact Pam at (850) 769-7989.