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'Rest and Release' Bible Study

CHIPLEY - First Presbyterian Church in Chipley is hosting a four-week study themed "Rest and Release." The Bible reading plan will help teach the SOAK concept: Scripture, Observation, Application, and Kneeling in prayer. The event will be held each Monday night through October 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship hall. The church is located at 658 Fifth Street in Chipley.


Youth Challenge at Unity Baptist

VERNON - Unity Baptist Church will hold a challenge for local youth from October through December. Those attending ten of the 14 Sundays and five Wednesday services will be given prizes and a trip to either Wild Adventures or SeaWorld. The youth group will ultimately decide which trip to take. Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m., and Wednesday service starts at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3274 River Road in Vernon. For more


Fall Festival at St. Matthews Episcopal Church

CHIPLEY - Matthews Episcopal Church in Chipley announces the annual Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7. This free event is open to children of all ages and will feature games, crafts, lunch, and Bible lessons. St. Matthews Episcopal Church is located on Highway 90 in Chipley.


The Mike Speck Trio

BONIFAY - The Mike Speck Trio will join the First Baptist Bonifay Adult Choir for an evening of music featuring several of his arrangements at 6 p.m. Sunday, October 8 as the church presents its Fall Worship event. Mike Speck is an award winning choral arranger, having arranged and compiled 27 different choral collections regularly used by thousands of churches in worship services. The FBC congregation states, "Please join us at First Baptist, Bonifay, on Sunday night, October 8, at 6 p.m., for an amazing night of worship." The church is located at 311 N Waukesha Street in Bonifay.


Homecoming at Unity Baptist

VERNON - Unity Baptist Church will host homecoming services Sunday, October 8. There will be a covered dish lunch on the grounds following the service. The church is located at 3274 River Road in the Hinson's Crossroads Community. For more information, call 850-535-4669.


Fields of Faith

VERNON - Fields of Faith will host a community, student led event from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, at the Vernon High School football field. All are welcome.


First Friday Fish Fry

BONIFAY - Knights of Columbus Council 10513 is hosting a Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at the Blessed Trinity Parish Center. "All You Can Eat" cost is $10 with carry-out costing $7. Meal includes both catfish fish and white - either baked or fried - and sides. Blessed Trinity Parish Center is located at 2331 Highway 177-A in Bonifay.


Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off at Salem FWB Church

COTTONDALE - Salem Free Will Baptist Church will host the annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, October 14. The community is invited to come to this free event, enjoy different displays of chili, and select a favorite. Also enjoy hotdogs with all the trimmings, popcorn, and boiled peanuts. Bring the kids for lots of games and prizes for all ages. There will be a cake walk, a craft table, a hayride, egg and spoon races, inflatables, Face painting and much more. Donations accepted and will go to the Youth Ministry Program. The church is located at 2555 Kynesville Highway in Cottondale.


10th annual 'Sale on the Circle'

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS - St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church in DeFuniak Springs will host the 10th annual Sale on the Circle from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14. The event will take place on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. In addition to enjoying a fall day in Historic DeFuniak Springs, buyers may be able to find bargains among the furniture, antiques, knick-knacks, crafts and yard sale items that are offered by vendors. Lunch will also be available. This event is sponsored by St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church. Vendors or those wishing to have a yard sale are asked to reserve space ($1 per running foot and free to other charitable organizations) as soon as possible. Items vendors do not wish to take home after the sale can be left by the curb, and they will be sent to another charitable organization. For reservations, donations or questions, call 850-830-7663. May it be a fun and profitable day for the entire family at the Sale on the Circle!


Family day

GRACEVILLE - New Home Baptist Church will host their annual Family Day Sunday, October 15. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. Worship services will begin at 11 a.m.  and dinner will follow. New Home Baptist Church is located in Jackson County, between Graceville and Chipley. From Highway 77, turn west on Tri-County Road, Highway 162, then turn north on Piano Road, Highway 277, and look for the church sign. For more information call 850-326-4712.


B-SHOC in concert at First Freewill Baptist Church

CHIPLEY - Get ready for an experience like no other, A high energy worship celebration thru a state of the art multi media presentation. Music artist B-shoc brings God's word in a laser light show with the bass pumping and gets everyone jumping. Come experience it yourself at no charge at 6:30 p.m., October 18 at First Free Will Baptist Church. V.I.P. meet and greet tickets are $10 each, with the VIP event beginning at 5:45 p.m. Please bring a can or non perishable item for the local food pantry. Check out B-shoc's music at www.b-shoc.com. First Free Will Baptist Church is located at 1387 South Boulevard in Chipley


Free Food Giveaway at FUMC Chipley

CHIPLEY - There will be a free USDA food giveaway beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 21, at First United Methodist Church of Chipley. The church states this event is open to "anyone who needs food" - just show up and get your place in line. The event is hosts by the church's United Methodist Men organization. The church is located at 1285 W. Jackson Avenue.


Fall/Christmas Bazaar

SANTA ROSA BEACH - Point Washington United Methodist Church Woman's Ministries will host a Fall/Christmas Bazaar Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Craft vendors wanting to reserve a table for the bazaar need to contact Kathy Carpenter by Friday, September 1 at 850-231-2706 or at jkcarpenter@mchsi.com. For more information about this event call John Schmitz at 256-508-8250 or johnschmitz@bellsouth.net.


Fine Arts Series

MARIANNA - St. Luke's Episcopal Church will host classical saxophonist Katherine Weintruab and accompanist Deloise Lima at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 29. A "Meet the Artists" reception will follow the performance. Childcare will be provided from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the Fine Arts Series. For more information, call 850-482-2431.


Fall Fest at Unity Baptist

VERNON - Unity Baptist Church will hold a Fall Fest from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 4. There will be hayrides, food, games, and prizes. The church is located at 3274 River Road in Vernon. For more information, call 850-535-0487 or 850-535-4669.


Christmas Bazaar & Brunswick Stew

CHIPLEY - The annual Christmas Bazaar at First United Methodist Church of Chipley will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, November 18. This event will feature handmade gifts and crafts, homemade baked goods (cakes, pies, cookies and candies), and delicious homemade Brunswick Stew. Come do your Christmas shopping with the members of FUMC, and enjoy some homemade Brunswick Stew, or take a quart(s) home to share with your family. For more information or advanced orders for Brunswick Stew, call 850-638-0010. FUMC hopes to see you there!