Children’s Ministry

Children Ministries and MMO:  God loves children and we do too at MGUMC!  We have a wonderful children’s ministry offering classes on Wednesday nights at 6pm, and engaging children’s programs on Sunday mornings for all ages.  Throughout the year our children are involved in learning, worship, and fun, doing Children’s church, Sunday school classes, Blue Lake Camp, and Vacation Bible School.

Mother’s Morning Out (MMO)

Our MMO Program is open to our church members and to families in our community. We are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. We follow the Escambia County School Holiday schedule and our school year runs from September to May.  If you, or someone you know, may be interested, please give us a call! We have a 2 year old class and a 3 year old class. We strive to keep our ratios and prices very low, so classes do fill quickly. We have been accredited through FCCPSA (Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools) since 2008.

Thank you for your interest in Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church Mother’s Morning Out Program! We would be honored to care for and minister to your child. We look forward to growing in faith, hope and love with you, your child and your family! God Bless!

Contact Information

Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 3225 Pensacola, FL 32516

1030 N. 57th Ave. 850-456-7463
Carrie Disouryavong, Mothers Morning Out Director Email: c_disouryavong@mgumc.org

Youth Ministry


Youth Ministries: Resistance Student Ministries, or Resistance Youth, is Myrtle Grove’s student ministry for grades 6-12.  We believe in raising up the next generation of strong disciples for Jesus Christ who represent God’s retaking of this world through love.  We, the next generation, are the Resistance against sin, hate, and darkness that seeks to claim the lives of our peers.  We stand for Jesus Christ and for our brothers and sisters whom God loves so much.  We resist the ways of this world that lead so many teenagers into darkness and stand on the rock of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.  We are God’s army sent to bring His light to this world.  We are the Resistance. Resistance Youth does many great events throughout the year involving worship, learning, service and fun!!

Youth Minister:  Isaac Richardson    isaac.mgumcyouth@gmail.com

Youth Events

Elevate: Wednesdays 5-7:30
Our priority as Christians is to never be complacent,  but to elevate our lives in Christ! Elevate is our weekly meeting that involves free-time, games, teaching, and worship. Elevate is open to youth grades 6-12.

Young Adult Ministries

Sunday School and Small Groups:  We have many Bible Studies, and small groups that meet on Sunday mornings that we would love for you to join!  We believe it is in small group meetings where one can study with other believers where the real growth happens!  So come on Sunday and join one of our Sunday school or study groups!

Other Ministries

United Methodist Men: A group open to all men of the church. The fellowship is christ centered and spirit led, bringing strength to the spiritual life of the it’s members. The United Methodist Men meet every second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for dinner with a program or speaker. UMM activities include an annual Christmas banquet, a pancake breakfast on Easter Sunday, and fish fries to support various causes.
United Methodist Women: Is open to all ladies of the church. The regular meeting date is the first Tuesday monthly at 10:00 a.m., the Executive meeting is the last Tuesday monthly at 10:00 a.m. Contact person is Paddi Cain. We have 3 ladies circles to choose from – feel free to visit them all.
Arbeiter Circle: Meets every third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in members homes. They have Bible studies and do service projects that benefit church or community. Co-Chairpersons: Judy Cannon and Audra Wilson.
Guild Circle: Meets every second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. either at the church or in members homes. The emphasis is spiritual growth, missions and our youth for whom we sponsor “Frolic at the Grove”, a spring fund raiser for the church youth. Contact person: Beth Herndon.
Joy/Nadine Circle: Meets every third Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in members homes. Their project is serving the Men’s Fellowship every month. This circle also provides meals for the United Methodist Men’s monthly meetings. Chairperson: Miriam Storey.
Sisters In Service: Meets every fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Music Ministries: We offer both contemporary and traditional music opportunities. Both groups perform in a blended service each Sunday.
Choir: Contact Jamie Broxson at j_broxson@mgumc.org
Worship Team: Contact Isaac Richardson at Isaac.mgumcyouth@gmail.com

Sunday School

Adult Bible: Open to all ages, a group of senior adults led by Nancy Leonard, an extremely competent Bible scholar. This is a compassionate, caring, open, uplifting group who enjoy a great deal of discussion using the Holy Bible as their study guide. They meet in room 207. 

Barlow Class: This is a very caring, older adult class who invite you to join them. Led by Gertrude Wright, teacher and they study from the Adult Bible Studies, Quarterly. Lessons are explained in a way that all can understand the author’s comments. They meet in room 302. 

Faithwalkers: Studies focuses primarily on books of the Bible with emphasis on living out our faith daily. Involved in outreach and other ministries of the church. Adults from 20 to 60, all adults welcome; Singles and Couples. Monthly social gatherings. Meets in the Fellowship Hall. Point of contact for class is Steve and Lisa Clopton

Lifestyle: A larger class made up of singles and couples primarily between the ages of 55-75, who like socializing monthly and enjoy discussing Bible study. They meet in room 303. 

Modern Samaritans: This large, lively class, made up primarily of members in their 60’s, enjoy discussing a variety of topics from Bible study to contemporary writings. Discussions are led by Marjorie Byrd. They meet in room 204. 

Pairs & Spares: Ages 25 and up, learning how to apply Biblical teachings to life situations. They meet in the fellowship hall for meaningful discussions led by Ellen Scott.

SonSeekers: Bible study and open discussion led by members of the class. This is a multi-aged growing class who seek to learn more about God and His amazing love. They meet in room 304.

Starting Points: Informational class presented by Pastor Riley Richardson to help you learn what Myrtle Grove UMC is all about. At end of class, can choose to join the church. Meets first Sunday each month at 8:30 in the Chapel.

Our Choir

Led by Jamie Broxson

 Our Worship Team

Led by Isaac Richardson