Christian saxophone recording artist Eirinn Abu and international recording guitar artist Manny Lopez will be in concert at 7 p.m. July 16 at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. They will be introducing the new CD “HYMNS.” Admission is free.
Abu currently has eight CDs available, including two with guest artist Dolly Parton. Abu and his wife, Brandy Doyle, share their love for music with churches through their music ministry called Music for Life Ministries.
Lopez has recorded with many pop artists such as Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Ricky Martin and others.
Welcome to A Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School where kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. Friends may fail them. They may not ace their test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation — their fortress and sure defense. So raise your banner. In Jesus, the victory is won!
Vacation Bible School is for children 3 years (fully potty trained) to just completed 5th grade and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 24-28 at 4325 Commons Drive West. Call 654-1679 for information or register at vbsmate.com/events/gracedestin2017/6505
Family History Center
The Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 339 Lake Drive in Fort Walton Beach, will be closed during July.
The Anchor Church, 101 First St. SE in Fort Walton Beach, has a food pantry serving the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. People 18 and over are allowed one visit per month. A valid ID is required.
Building 9 Worship
Village Baptist Church in Destin has Saturday night services in Building 9 — The Hang Out. The service will be called Building 9 Worship @6:09. Community is welcome, especially those who must work on Sundays.
The live weekly radio show "Life Issues Real Answers," hosted by Rev. Dee Chernicky, Valerie Peterson and Pastor John Skiles, airs from 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays on WPSM on 91.1 FM at 34 Harbor Blvd. Suite 206 in Destin.
Overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups every Monday night at the Destin Life Center on Beach Drive. Optional $5 dinner is at 6 p.m., worship begins at 6:45 p.m., share groups start at 7:45 p.m. and a dessert fellowship is at 8:30 p.m. Free childcare available for newborns through fifth grade. Call 837-2021, ext. 26 or email CR@destinumc.org.