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We're so glad you're checking out Shalimar United Methodist Church! This is the place to be if you want to grow in your Christian faith and are searching for a loving and welcoming church family. We are committed to growth through discipleship, worship, fellowship, service, and missions. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our church is located on a busy corner of Eglin Parkway in the heart of the Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar and Eglin Air Force Base communities. We are still a rather young church founded in 1951. Since that time, we've grown and matured to around 1000 attendees.

MISSION STATEMENT

The MISSION of Shalimar United Methodist Church is to REACH, TEACH, and SEND. We REACH out to our congregation, community, and the world to TEACH the word of God as provided in the Holy Scripture, and SEND our members and missionaries to be witnesses to God’s grace and His promise of eternal life to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

VISION STATEMENT

Christ Centered. Multi-Generational. Family and community relevant ministries through worship, discipleship, and mission.

FEELS LIKE HOME!

WELCOME CENTER

When you get to campus, you'll find the Welcome Center in our Family Life Center lobby. We have people there ready to answer any questions you might have and help you find your way around campus between services. Be sure to pick up your free gift while you're there.

REFRESHMENTS

From 9:00-9:30 and 10:30-11:00 on Sunday, we have coffee and refreshments in the Family Life Center Gym. Stop by and get some.

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

Between our 5 worship services, you'll find one that meets your style and time. We believe worship should renew your soul and bring your closer to God.

“Our Sanctuary and Family Life Center are ADA accessible.”

Break Free

Modern worship with the Band - come as you are!
Saturday | 6:00 pm | Family Life Center Gym

Traditions

Worship with liturgical colors, Acolytes and Chancel Choir at the 11:00.
Sunday | 8:00 and 11:00 am | Sanctuary

Connect

Worship with our Praise Team in a relaxed atmosphere.
Sunday | 9:30 am | Sanctuary

Freedom 

Modern worship with the Band - come as you are!
Sunday | 11:07 am | Family Life Center Gym

We have three preaching pastors, Pastor Philip McVay, our Lead Pastor, Pastor Brian, our Executive Pastor, and Pastor Faith, our Connection Pastor. All three are United Methodist Elders. Check out past sermons to get a feel for what sermons are like and their different styles.

CHILDREN

Nursery - Birth through 4 years old

Kid's Ministry - 4 years old - 5th Grade | Sunday School - 9:30-10:30am  |  Children's Church -11:00am-12:00pm

Nursery

Nursery is available for all services along with cry rooms. We love children and want them to feel at home in church. We believe parent's know what's best for their family. You are welcome to keep your children with you in service, step into our cry room, or leave them with our trained nursery staff. Click Here to learn more about our nursery program.

Kid's Ministry

We have children's Sunday school at the 9:30 hour for children 4 years old through 5th grade. During the 11:00 and 11:07 services, we have children's church upstairs in the Family Life Center with worship and an age appropriate message.

Child check in for both Sunday school and children's church is in the lobby of the Family Life Center.

On Communion Sunday, our children stay in worship with their families. It important to us that children are given the opportunities to participate in communion. We want children and parents to feel free to move about the worship space with their children as needed.

CAMPUS DIRECTIONS

Finding your way in a new place can be confusing. We want to make it easier. If at any time you have questions, please don't hesitate to stop and ask.

Campus Map

We know church campus are confusing. We hope this will help you find the main areas of campus before you get here.

Parking

We have Guest Parking right next to our Family Life Center (FLC) and sanctuary. We also have a shuttle that helps get people to and from our off campus parking. To check out our off-site parking, view the image below. Yellow is our parking areas. We run a shuttle form the Sheriff's office to the campus each morning to accommodate parking.

 

 

We would love to see you soon!

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