Church happenings in Washington and Holmes Counties this week.


FUMC Bake Sale

CHIPLEY — The First United Methodist Church of Chipley will be holding a Bake Sale starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Advance Auto Parts in Chipley. There will be cookies, brownies, pies and more. All items are homemade. Proceeds will go to the mission trip fund to God’s grace Ministry in Africa. For more information call Luke or Hope Schofield at 638-0010.


Leonia Baptist Church Free Thanksgiving Dinner

LEONIA — There will be a Free Community Wide Thanksgiving Dinner at noon on Thursday, Nov. 28, at Leonia Baptist Church, 1124 Gillman Road, Leonia. For more information call 956-9992.


Mt. Zion presents the McKameys

ESTO — Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church will present the McKameys at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30.

The church is located at 3205 Highway 2 in Esto, and the concert is free. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Chris Smith at 768-0843 or email


Clara Baker Memorial

CHIPLEY — The 5th United Holiness Church will be holding a memorial service for Sister Clara Baker at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30 at the church. All family friends, co-workers and loved ones are invited to come to this memorial celebration. The church is located at 708 Peach Street in Chipley.


‘Everyone Sing! Choir Festival’ in Bonifay

BONIFAY  —- Bonifay First United Methodist Church is hosting "Everyone Sing! Choir Festival" on Feb. 1, 2014.  The Baptist College of Florida will be our guest artist and Dr. William H. Davis of the college will be our guest conductor.  All choirs and/or singers are welcome to participate in a day of fun activities and fellowship.  A festival concert will be held at 6 p.m., in the evening.  Other choirs participating are the Masterworks Choir of Enterprise and Walton County High School choir. If you would like to participate or to find out more, please contact Roy Hoobler ( by Dec. 1.


Advent Recital and Lunch

BONIFAY — Bonifay First United Methodist Church will hold an Advent recital/luncheon for the community at 11:30 on Dec. 4, to celebrate this special season.  The program will feature music for Advent and Christmas performed by the church's organist, Roy Hoobler, ending with the famous "Hallelujah Chorus."  The community is invited to take their lunch break for this 25 minute recital. Lunch will be served in the Fellowship all immediate following for 30 minutes.


Women with Hattitude

CHIPLEY – 5th United Holiness Church will be holding a Women With Hattitude Program at 11 a.m., on Dec 7 at the Washington County Ag Center. Be sure to wear your beautiful hats. the guest speaker will be Minister Jweana Lowe of the 2nd United Holiness Church in Donalsonville, Ga. 


St. Luke’s Fine Art Series

MARIANNA — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be holding its Fine Art Series at 4 p.m. on Dec. 15. This installment of the series will be featuring the Capital Cordsmen and their Barbershop Quartets. A Meet the Artists Reception will follow the recital. Donations will be accepted. The church is located at 4362 Lafayette Street in Marianna. For more information call 482-2431.


St. Joseph plans holiday Mass

CHIPLEY — St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chipley will hold Holiday Services on the following schedule: Reconciliation at St. Anne in Marianna on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. and on  Dec. 11 at St. Joseph the Worker at 6 p.m.;  Mass Schedule,  Dec. 24, Vigil Mass at St. Joseph the Worker at 5 p.m.;  Midnight Mass at St. Anne, Marianna; and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Mass will be held at St. Anne  at 8:30 a.m. and St. Joseph the Worker at 11 a.m.