We are proud at Shalimar UMC to support the men and women of our military, and their families. We have a wide variety of ministries and events throughout the year.
Military Ministry POC: Kathy Sheperd | 850-651-8008
Every year, on the weekend of the first Sunday of July, we have Patriotic Celebration. This is a long standing tradition of Shalimar UMC. At the 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 services in the sanctuary, our orchestra plays with our chancel choir a wide variety of music honoring our country's birthday.
At our Saturday night 6:00 pm service and our Sunday morning 11:07 service in the Family Life Center we do a more modern honor to our military with multi media presentations. These services also include a sermon.
At all five services, we have the American Flag presented by our Boy Scout Troop and a salute to the armed forces with all 5 branches of the military presented in our color guard. If you would like to be involved in this service, please contact Gator Heath.
Deployment Care Package Packing
Twice a year, we pack care packages for those who are deployed. We do this in June for "Christmas in July" and in November for "Christmas." We usually collect donations in the weeks prior and then welcome volunteers to help pack the packages. This event is sponsored by Blue Star Moms and Company Grade Officers Group. For more information, contact Deb Hutto.
Regular Group Meetings
We have some military groups that meet regularly. Click to learn more about them.