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Milton FUMC
First United Methodist Church of Milton will focus on "Living for Eternity" at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The sermon will focus on Hebrews 4: 12-16 and Mark 10: 17-31. 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 is now open and will run 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.

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.

Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El of Pensacola will install its new Rabbi, Joel Fleekop on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary of our facility.
Rabbi Joel and his educator wife Andrea have made Gulf Breeze their home. They are happily settling into the community and are attracting young families via the innovative programs they organize. They work together as a team and Temple Beth El is honored to have them.

Family and Friends Day
Isaiah Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will host its annual Family and Friends Day on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Kenneth Kidd, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Evergreen, Ala. During the program, there will be a tribute to members Mary Rhodes, Elizabeth Brewton, and Mary Bell Hill, who are being honored for their dedication and support of the church over the years. Isaiah Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church invites everyone to attend and reflect on this year's theme of "Praise, Rejoice, and Reconnect." Dinner will be served following the program. Isaiah Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church is located at 5038 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milton.

True Grace Fellowship Homecoming
True Grace Fellowship Church will have a homecoming service Oct. 21 starting at 11 a.m. with special guest speaker Rev. Wayne Johnson, the former pastor of True Grace Fellowship Church. This will mark the 72nd anniversary of the church. Pelase bring a covered dish to share immediately following the service. For more information call 623-4795. True Grace Fellowship Church is located at 5178 Willard Norris Rd. in Milton.

Calvary Baptist Church Fall Festival
Calvary Baptist Church will host its fall festival on Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. until ?. The fall festival will feature free food, a hay ride, pony rides, bluegrass music, arts and crafts, face painting, bounce house, checkers, dominoes, life size chest game, volleyball, a bonfire and much more.

FUMC of Pace Annual Arts, Crafts, and Marketplace Festival
First United Methodist Church of Pace will host its annual Annual Arts, Crafts & Marketplace Festival on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Unique crafts, items and yummy baked goods. Back by popular demand will be our delicious Cheeseburger Soup and Glenda Webb’s famous chili. New vendors as well as many of your old favorites come together to market their talents at this sold out show. Vendors will be located inside and outside our facilities area. Monies collected from baked goods, lunch and facilities are used for community outreach programs sponsored by our United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women and youth department. FUMC of Pace is located at 4540 Chumuckla Highway. For more information call 994-5608.

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.

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.