From the Pastor's Pen 1/4/24


Dear Friends,


Looking back over 2023, I hope that you can see all the blessings that were sprinkled throughout your year and as we move into 2024, I pray that each one of you will seek the Lord and find the ways in which God is at work in your lives.

Sunday worship service airs each week at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook and remains on our page for those who wish to watch at a later time. Find it here:

One of the ways we might consider working alongside God in our world is to volunteer to be part of Prism United, a group working to respond to the needs of the LGBTQ+ needs in Southwest Alabama. In 2024, this group will officially be offering opportunities in Gulf Shores for the LGBTQ+ youth in South Baldwin County. Programs such as this rely on the support of people like us and if you would like to be a part of this expansion into our area, please reach out to me, or to Corey Harvard at

During the month of January, I will be undergoing radiation treatments each afternoon in Fairhope. I appreciate all of you who have volunteered to drive me, and I will be in touch if and when I need your assistance. I continue to be appreciative of your prayers and support and will post updates here, as well as opportunities for support:

Coming Events:
• Presbyterian Pints – This Sunday, January 7, following worship at Big Beach Brewing
• Chair Yoga with Donna Holmes – Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
• Wednesday Evening Gathering & Potluck – Wednesdays (Starting January 10) at 5:30 p.m.
• Annual Meeting – Sunday, January 21, immediately following worship

Things continue to run smoothly with the Hand-in-Hand Business Center. Please remember that if you enter through the east doors to the building that the people in the Hand-in-Hand Business Center are there to work and do their jobs, so please be quiet and respectful of their time and space. If you need to enter the building and do not have a key, please come to the north entrance near the turquoise picnic tables and ring the bell for the office, rather than disturbing the business center tenants. Thank you for your cooperation.

Don’t forget:
• Keep collecting that loose change and bring it every week to add to the collection! All of the loose change will go toward the ongoing ministry of the church, as we continue to spread the life-changing good news of God’s love.
• The church can receive donations through Facebook, either by clicking on the “Donate” button on our Facebook Page, or through Fundraisers you can host on your own Facebook page.
• If you have more ideas about how we can creatively fund the ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Gulf Shores, reach out and let me know!
• Bring your Blessing Box donations (non-perishable items) to church on Sundays or drop them off at the box during the week.

You will find this week’s Prayer Requests at the bottom of the letter. Use this list to guide you in your prayer time and lift these requests to God. If you have a request (or a praise report) to include, or if a concern you have previously listed should be removed, please let me know.

As always, you are welcome to reach out to me via email, text or phone with any needs or just to chat!

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!
Rev. Chrisy Ennen, (618) 980-9899
"Let all that you do be done in love.”
I Corinthians 16:14

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Rev. Chrisy Ennen

Minister of Word and Sacrament

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