First UMC of Pace Christmas Eve service
First 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

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. - noon on Wednesday and they are located across from Whatabuger on Stewart St. 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 Your Weekly Food Costs!
One Harvest. Save 35 – 50% on your grocery bill. 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.

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.

Keep Christ in Christmas
East Side Baptist Church invites all to celebrate Christ in Christmas, a time of worship on Christmas Day at 10:00 am. The joy will start on your drive to church on Tuesday morning knowing you are truly honoring Jesus, the One for whom Christmas is all about. East Side Baptist Church is located at 4884 Ward Basin Road in East Milton. The church office can be reached at 626.1481. Come one, come all! Merry Christmas!

Milton Sister Church invitation to pray for Newton CT
As pastor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Milton, Fl., I would like to invite everyone to a Holy Hour and Novena for Peace for the parish of St. Rose of Lima, Newton, CT., for those who lost their lives and for their families and friends.

As our “sister parish” we should support them with our prayers during this extremely difficult time.

The Holy Hour and Novena will be from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at St. Rose of Lima, 6451 Park Avenue, Milton, Fl. starting on Monday, December 17th until Monday, December 24th with concluding prayers at the Mass on Christmas Day, which is at 10 am.

The Holy Hour will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

If one is not able to make it to the Holy Hour at the Church, then please pray with us at home, work, school, etc. to be in prayerful solidarity with those struggling with this tragedy.

If one is not able to make it to the Church from 9:30 until 10:30 am, please know that the prayer chapel is open from 8 am until 5 pm each day.
May we support each other by lifting each other in prayer to the Lord!

In Christ,
Msgr. Bosso