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Blessing of the Pets and Fall Market
First Presbyterian Church of Milton will host the third annual "All God's Creatures" Blessing of the Pets and Fall Market on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. - noon. The event will be held on the Fellowship Lawn of First Presbyterian Church of Milton, which is located at 5203 Elmira St. in Milton.

Milton FUMC
First United Methodist Church of Milton will focus on "Stumbling Blocks to Faith" at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The sermon will focus on James 5:13-20 and Mark 9:38-50. First United Methodist Church of Milton is located at 6830 Berryhill St. in Milton.

Pumpkin Patch
Christ United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch will open Oct. 3 and runs through Oct. 30. The hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. You can purchase pumpkins and gourds. You can also take pictures in the picture area and let the kids enjoy a hayrides.

Community Senior Luncheon resumes
Bagdad United Methodist Church will resume with their Community Senior Luncheon's. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. The local Seniors are invited. For more information contact the church at 626-1948.

Master's Men Quartet in Concert
The Master's Men, a Southern Gospel Quartet, headquartered in Pace will be performing at 6 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Olivet Baptist Church in Milton. The quartet was founded in late 1995 as the "Men of Woodbine," and The Master's Men emerged from that original group. The quartet has competed in several national talent contests and achieved first place finishes in both the Suwanee River Jubilee and Gold City Homecoming. They sing a wide variety of Southern Gospel favorites. For more information contact Olivet Baptist Church at 623-1204.

Bagdad UMC Homecoming
Bagdad United Methodist Church will hold its annual homecoming on Sept. 30. Worship service will get underway at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and fellowship. Guest speaker will be Rev. Gary Jones. Rev. Clive Knights and the congregation at Bagdad UMC invite you come join them for this special occasion.

Blessing of the Animals
St. Mary's Episcopal Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Have your pet bless and following the blessing enjoy BBQ hot dogs and the trimmings. This will be a time to recognize the love you receive from the creatures God has given us. St. Mary's Episcopal Church is located at 6849 Oak St. in Milton. For more information call 623-2905.

East Milton AOG Homecoming
The East Milton Assembly of God will host a homecoming on Oct. 7. Services will begin at 10 a.m. with lunch after the service. The special guest speaker is Rick Maharrey.

Catholic Charities of NWF announce 30th Annual Jewel of the Gulf Gala
The Regional Board of Directors for Northwest Florida’s Catholic Charities announced the 30th Annual Jewel of the Gulf Gala will be held Oct. 13, at New World Landing in Pensacola from 6 -10 p.m. The event features heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by celebrated Chef Nick Farkas, dancing to the show band, Figure Eight, and the opportunity to bid on vacation packages; fine jewelry; sports memorabilia; and assorted gift items at the silent and live auctions. This support allows Catholic Charities to carry out the social mission of the Catholic Church of Northwest Florida to serve, to empower, and to advocate for vulnerable families and individuals of any race, religion, or national origin through family strengthening programs. For more information on the 30th Annual Jewel of the Gulf Gala, call 436-8754 ext 25 or visit to purchase.

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church news
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church welcomes Dr. Herman Rogers as their 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
If you are a Bible believing Christian and appreciate in depth Bible teaching using proper hermeneutics of Bible interpretation as taught by John MacArthur of Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, Calif. You will be pleased to know a small group that are negotiating with Grace of Sun Valley to send a graduate of The Masters Seminary to the Pensacola area to pastor a local church. In the mean time we are meeting in Pace at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning. For more information and directions call 529-4702.

Thanksgiving Boxes
One Harvest Thanksgiving boxes can be ordered in October for delivery in November. Orders can be place online at, or cash orders will be taken Oct. 15 from 4 - 7 p.m. and Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. - noon, as well as Nov. 5 from 4 - 7 p.m and on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. - noon at the FUMC Fellowship Hall (FH). Delivery will be at FUMC Fellowship Hall between 8 - 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 17.

One Harvest Food Ministries
One Harvest Food Ministries provides the highest quality food at a price you can afford! Check out our menu and low prices at You can order online until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday October 21st (by credit card only). You can also stop in to the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church of Milton, 6830 Berryhill Street, on October 15th from 4-7 pm and October 16th from 9am – noon to place your order with cash. The food will be available for pick-up at the Fellowship hall on October 27th from 8-9:30 am. Call the church office at (850)623-6683 with any questions.

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 and Dec. 8. Currently 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 every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. 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 every Friday night at 7 p.m. at East Side Baptist Church, 4884 Ward Basin Road. For more information on this meeting and other area meetings, call 626.1481.