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Milton FUMC
First United Methodist Church of Milton will hold its Christmas Cantata at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. First United Methodist Church of Milton is at 6830 Berryhill St. in Milton. For more information, call 623-6683.

Bagdad United Methodist Church
Invitation for Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Please come, this Sunday and enjoy a wonderful service, as we celebrate together as a Church Family. A message awaits you, that will bless and inspire you, and the opportunity to sing carols and praises to our blessed Lord. Come and share together, as we get ready for Christmas!

IBC free garage sale and toy giveaway
Immanuel Baptist Church’s Mission Christmas free garage sale and toy giveaway will begin at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14. IBC wants to reach out to the community of Pace. They will have a free garage sale giveaway and give away free toys per child in each family while supplies last. Immanuel Baptist Church is at 4187 Highway 90 in Pace. For additional informail, call IBC at 994-6152 or email

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 at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 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 at 5163 Dogwood Drive in Milton, across the parking lot from David’s Catfish House. For more information, call 341-9797.

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa will be 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 15 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 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" at 6 p.m. Dec. 15-16. There is no cost to attend the program. East Brent Baptist Church is 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 be Christmas, for the reality of the season is Jesus, God’s Son…He is Forever Christmas. We welcome everyone to join us at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 (Doors open at 5 p.m.) and at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 (Doors open at 10 a.m.) You do not need a ticket to attend. Come as you are to Immanuel Baptist Church, 4187 Highway 90 in Pace, across from the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center. For more information, call 994-6152, email or visit

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

Bagdad Christmas Cantata
Bagdad United Methodist Church will host its Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m. Dec. 16. Hear the majestic music, sung by our glorious choir. See our choir director conduct with flair and aplomb, as our pianist "tinkles the ivories" Listen to the dulcet tones of our narrator and be inspired. Bring your family, neighbors, workmates and friends to this wonderful night of Christmas music.

Olivet Baptist Church musical
Olivet Baptist Church will present its annual Christmas musical, “Jesus, There's Something About That Name,” during the morning worship hour at 11 a.m. Dec. 16. 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 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 at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. First UMC of Pace is 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 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Ave. Maria hall, 1212 E. Moreno St., Pensacola. 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, call Haley Richards at 429-7296 or email

Heart of God Church Ministries
The Heart of God Church Ministries is asking for donations of gently worn clothes to their Clothes Closet Outreach Ministry. The clothes at the Clothes Cloest are given to the community. All clothing will be greatly appreciated, especially boys clothes in all sizes. The Heart of God Clothes Closet is open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and is across from Whatabuger on Stewart Street. For more information, call 983-2009.

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.

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

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.