Local church happenings.

Religious Education classes offered

CHIPLEY — Religious Education Classes have begun and RCIA Classes will start in October at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in Chipley.

For more information call 638-7654.


Second Annual Ponce de Leon Gospel Gathering

PONCE DE LEON — The second Annual Ponce de Leon Gospel Gathering will be held from Sept. 15 to Sept. 20.

Sunday night services will begin at 5:30 p.m., and Monday night at 6:30 p.m., at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Tuesday and Wednesday nights the gathering will be held at Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday nights the gathering will be held at Grace Baptist Church beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Preaching will be Bro. Ike Steverson, Wilbur Williams, Uvonne Carroll, Frank Thacker, Jeff Cain and Gary Gibbens.


8th Annual Pastor Anniversary

CHIPLEY — The eighth Annual Pastor Anniversary for Elder Willie and Gwendolyn Potter will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Johnson Temple First Born Church.

Special speakers will be Jr. Bishop Dennis Dubose of Victory Church of God in Quincy, and Minister Elijah Keys, Jr., of Triumphant Faith COGIC of Quincy and at 11:30 a.m., on Sept. 22 the guest churches will be Immanuel Tabernacle of Faith and Victory First Born Holiness Church.


Master’s Trio at Otter Creek

PONCE DE LEON — The Master's Trio, will be singing at Otter Creek Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81.


MT. Pleasant Youth Rally

WESTVILLE —  Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God will have a Youth Rally at 6 p.m. on  Saturday, Sept. 21.  Bro. Matthew Hicks will be speaking and Oak Grove Pentecostal Ministries Youth will be leading worship.  Food will be served following the service. 

If possible please let us know if you will be attending by emailing mtpleasantassembly@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/mt.pleasantaog.  Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God is located at 1996 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Westville. All youth and youth groups are welcomed to attend.


Ponce de Leon Pentecostal Revival

PONCE DE LEON — Ponce de Leon Pentecostal Church will be in Revival starting Thursday, Sept. 19, and continuing until Sunday, Sept. 22. Services will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and at 2 p.m., on  Sunday. Bro. Tim Morris from Fountain will be the guest speaker. For more information call 307-2609.

The church is located on Highway 81 north, across from the Ponce de Leon schools.


New Bethany Open Mic Sing

VERNON — New Bethany Assembly of God Church will be holding an Open Mic Sing on Sept. 28. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with the sing to follow.

The church is locates at Hinson’s Crossroads in Vernon. For more information call Brother Leon Jenkins at 773-3003.


Gap Pond Freewill Baptist Gospel Sing

SUNNY HILLS — Gap Pond Freewill Baptist Church will be having a fellowship gospel sing on Saturday, Sept. 28. 

 The Sing starts at 6:30 pm and there will be a late covered dish dinner immediately following the sing.  We will be having an open mike for anyone wishing to sing. Everyone is welcome.  Please come, sing, and fellowship with us.  The church is located at 1980 Gap Blvd., Sunny Hills. If you would like to sing come join us we’ll be glad to hear you. 

For more information, please contact Doris Burnsed at 265-3080.



Benefit Lunch Plate Sale

BONIFAY — Benefit Lunch Plate Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. on Sept. 28 to help pay for funeral expenses for Ronnie Harris. Plates will includes pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, bread, cake and sweet tea. Deliveries will be made in the Bonifay area.

For more information, to donate or to place orders call Martha Bryant at 547-5947.


New Bayview Church Peanut Boil

BONIFAY — New Bayview Church of God of Prophecy will hold their annual Peanut Boil at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. The featured group will be One Heart from Bonifay. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a time of singing and fellowship.

The church is located at 1097 New Bayview Church Road North of Bonifay.

For more information call Pastor Terry or Silvia Foskey at 547-3968.



New Bethany Pastor Appreciation

VERNON — New Bethany Assembly of God Church will be holding Pastor Appreciation day on Sept. 29. The speaker will be Brother Timothy Jenkins. Lunch will be served at 20:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information call Brother Leon Jenkins at 773-3003.


Free movie, food at Caryville Recreation Center

 CARYVILLE — New Zion Baptist Church will be hosting a free viewing of “The Jesus Film” to be held starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 with free hamburgers and hot dogs and the movie will start at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Caryville Recreation Center.


St. Luke’s Fine Art Series

MARIANNA — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be hosting accordionist Beatrice Fulghum at 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

A meet the artist reception will follow the recital. Donations will be accepted for the Fine Arts Series. The church is located at 4362 Lafayette St., in Marianna. For more information call 482-2431.


Unity Baptist 132nd Homecoming

VERNON — Unity Baptist Church will be holding their 132nd Homecoming at 9 a.m. on Oct. 13. The church is located at 3274 River Road in