Faith Briefs are published every Saturday in the Press Gazette. If your church has an event, special service, singing, vacation Bible school or other event, please email the announcement to news@srpressgazette.com.



 



Milton FUMC



First United Methodist Church of Milton will focus on “Prepare the Way” at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The sermon will focus on Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-6. First United Methodist Church of Milton is at 6830 Berryhill St. in Milton. For more information, call 623-6683.



 



Expect God!



Bagdad First Assembly of God would like to invite you to our, "Expect God" Christmas Production.  This is a 1950's Christmas story for this Generation.  The Story will touch your heart, and will be a great way to kick off your Christmas Season.  It is great for the entire family.  The play will be held Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. as well as Dec 10 and 11 at 7 p.m.  Bagdad First Assembly is Located at 4513 Forsyth Street Bagdad, FL (Directly Across from Bagdad elementary School) For More information contact the Church office at (850) 623-8906 or visit us on the web at www.bagdadfirstassembly.org



 



Senior's Luncheon at Bagdad United Methodist Church



 The Bagdad United Methodist Church’s monthly Community Senior’s Luncheon will be Dec. 11. This change is due to the Christmas Holidays. Our regular schedule will resume in January 2013. For more information, call 623-1948.



 



IBC free garage sale and toy giveaway



Immanuel Baptist Church’s Mission Christmas Free Garage Sale and Toy Giveaway will be Dec. 14 starting at 8:30 a.m. IBC wants to reach out to the community of Pace. They will be having a Free Garage Sale Giveaway and we will also be giving away free toys pre child in each family while our supplies last. Immanuel Baptist Church is located at 4187 Highway 90 in Pace. For additional info please contact IBC at 850-994-6152 or email us at info@paceimmanuel.org



 



Grandpa's First Christmas



Grandpa’s First Christmas, an original drama inspired by Paul Harvey’s classic Christmas short story, “The Man and the Birds,” will be presented by Bay Area Vineyard Church on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in Milton. Grandpa Jake Wilson, also known as the Professor, doesn’t buy into the Christmas story about God coming to earth as a man. Foregoing the Christmas Eve service with his family, he has a life-changing encounter with some birds and his granddaughter. With just the right mixture of comedy, apologetics, and thought-provoking drama, playwright and pastor, Darrell Chatraw, has captured the wonder of the Christmas story. Admission is free and doors open at 6:45 p.m..  Bay Area Vineyard Church, a member of the Association of Vineyard Churches, is located at 5163 Dogwood Drive in Milton, across the parking lot from David’s Catfish House.  For more information, call 850-341-9797.



 



Breakfast with Santa



Breakfast with Santa On Dec. 15 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Pace in the activities building behind the sanctuary. You are invited to jon the church for a delicious breakfaszt, ballons, bouncers, face painting, crafts, visit and pictures with Santa. First United Methodist Church of Pace is located at 4540 Chumuckla Highway in Pace. For more information call 994-5608.



 



East Brent Baptist Church



East Brent Baptist Church will prensent the Christmas program "Jesus, No Other Name" on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. There is no cost to attend the program. East Brent Baptist Church is located at 48101 N. Davis Highway in Pensacola. For more information call 477-5812.



 



Immanuel Baptist Church Christmas Choir presents Forever Christmas



Our Christmas musical, Forever Christmas, teaches that even if we were to somehow lose all our cherished holiday traditions and memories, it would still be Christmas, for the reality of the season is Jesus, God’s Son…He is Forever Christmas. We welcome everyone to join us on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) and Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. (Doors open at 10 a.m.) You do not need a ticket to attend.  Come as you are to Immanuel Baptist Church, 4187 Hwy 90 in Pace, across from the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center.  For more information call 850-994-6152, email at info@paceimmanuel.org or visit www.paceimmanuel.org



 



First UMC of Pace Cantata



"The Greatest Story Ever Told" Cantata will be performed on Dec. 16 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services at Frist UMC of Pace. First UMC of Pace is located at 4540 Chumuckla Highway. For more information, call 994-5608.



 



Olivet Baptist Church musical



Olivet Baptist Church will present their annual Christmas Musical, “Jesus, There's Something About That Name” during the morning worship hour Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. This compelling musical, based upon one of the most cherished Gaither songs of all time, recalls the excitement surrounding Jesus birth! This powerful presentation combines narration with several heart-warming hymns and favorites, along with moving songs from song writer, Tony Wood, and others. Together, Russell Mauldin and Tony Wood have created a musical which retells God's purpose and plan to send the Promised One – Jesus! At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! Olivet is located at the corner of Dogwood Drive and Berryhill Street. Come join as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior!



 



First UMC of Pace Christmas Eve serivce



Frist UMC of Pace will celebrate with Carols and Candles on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. First UMC of Pace is located at 4540 Chumuckla Highway. For more information, call 994-5608.



 



Bridges to Circles offering volunteer training



Catholic Charities Bridges to Circles initiative presents a four week training series that will equip volunteers to serve as an ally for family moving from poverty to self-sufficiency. The training will be held at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Ave Maria hall



1212 East Moreno Street, Pensacola on Jan. 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Bridges to Circles is a transformational initiative that partners community volunteers with families wanting to make the journey out of poverty. This is your opportunity to solve local poverty issues in Escambia County. Reserve your spot and for further information, contact Haley Richards, 429-7296 or richardsh@cc.ptdiocese.org.



 



Community Senior Luncheon resumes



Bagdad United Methodist Church will resume its Community Senior Luncheons at 11 a.m. Local seniors are invited. For more information, call 626-1948.



 



Galilee Missionary Baptist Church news



Galilee Missionary Baptist Church welcomes Dr. Herman Rogers as its new pastor. Galilee Missionary Baptist Church has Sunday school services at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., evening worship at 6 p.m and Wednesday Bible study at 6 p.m.



 



Grace Community Church of Northwest Florida



A small group is negotiating with Grace of Sun Valley to send a graduate of The Masters Seminary to the Pensacola area to pastor a local church. Bible-believing Christians who appreciate in-depth Bible teaching using proper hermeneutics of Bible interpretation as taught by John MacArthur of Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, Calif., are encouraged to attend. In the meantime, the group meets at 10 a.m. Sundays in Pace. For more information and directions, call 529-4702.



 



Save on Your Weekly Food Costs!



One Harvest.  Save 35 – 50% on your grocery bill.  Order online at oneharvest.com with a credit or debit card.  For general info or dates/times for cash orders, call 623-6683.  EBT/SNAP call 478-7620.



 



St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Winter Bazaar vendors wanted



St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Milton is making preparations for its annual Winter Bazaar and Craft Show on Dec. 7-8. They are accepting applications for vendors who would like to attend and sell their wares and crafts. For a vendor application call 983-6100 or 623-2905.



 



Tuesday night Bible Study



St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church is hosting a bible study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the St. Joseph’s room for anyone who would like to attend.



 



Addiction help meetings



The Most Excellent Way support group for people seeking help overcoming alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviors meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at East Side Baptist Church, 4884 Ward Basin Road.  For more information on this meeting and other area meetings, call 626-1481.