What is the best thing about New Smyrna Beach?

It is the gorgeous beach where we rise to greet the sun every morning. It is incredible artists who share their vision of nature and beauty. It is Turtle Mound, the Eldora Statehouse and the Canaveral National Seashore. It is the shops and restaurants of Flagler Avenue and Canal Street. It is the historic Westside. It is Nichols Surf Shop and a history of incredible men and women who take to the waves. It is Dairy Queen, Taco Shack and Yellow Dog Eats. It is a beautiful drive on Riverside. It is the ultra-modern Brannon Center.

But even with all of these amazing places to go and things to do - the best thing about New Smyrna Beach is her people. People who have spent their lives here and have seen all the changes and watched her grow. And it is the more recent arrivals who have come with a vision to "Live the Dream" and who step in and add their ideas and vitality to our community.

It is the caring community with Halifax Urban Ministries and Community Meals Program. We love New Smyrna Beach. It is an amazing place. And we are privileged to be a part of it.

We are the Atlantic Coast Church Family - a group of imperfect people who have been brought together by the grace of God to honor Him, to be reminded of His grace, and to find out what He wants us to do in this world. We have our own giftedness as we gather together and we have a responsibility to share ourselves and the good news of Jesus with others.