ST. PETE BEACH – From its beginning in 1913 on 10th Avenue in Pass-A-Grille to its present location at 107 16th Ave., the members of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church have created a legacy of faithful service.
It has grown through a century of wars, conflicts, depressions, booms, technological changes and continues today.
In 2012, PAGBCC earned the status of Global Mission Church for its mission work locally and abroad. The middle school, high school, college and adult mission groups have served in Haiti and Latin American countries, as well as providing physical and spiritual support to disaster victims in the United States.
Locally, the members support the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Pinellas Hope, Habitat for Humanity, and the Good Samaritan Mission.
Over the past few years, the church ministry made and donated more than 400 blankets to the neo-natal unit of All Children’s Hospital.
On March 31, many will participate in the CROP Walk, which raises awareness and provides food for the homeless.
Members continue to provide Christmas gifts to children and families experiencing difficult times as well as funding youth educational scholarships.
Youth groups are a priority with the congregation. The active and growing middle and high school youth groups welcome all young people from the community.
As the centennial celebration year draws to a conclusion, the congregation invites the community to join them on Celebration Sunday, March 17, 10 a.m.
The renowned Florida Brass Quintet will join the church’s Bell and Chancel Choirs.
A day earlier, on Saturday, March 16, all are invited to attend the centennial anniversary banquet at the Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club.
The church conducts contemporary services Sundays at 8:45 a.m. with a traditional service at 10 a.m.
Nursery care is provided during both services.
For more information on church activities, contact the church office at 360-5508 or visit www.pagchurch.org.