Area church helps with hurricane relief

Destiny Worship Center has an exciting new way to give relief monies for the Houston and south Florida areas called Text-To-Give. Just text the phone number 850-512-1300 with the keyword Texas for Harvey support or Florida for Irma support, followed by a space, then enter the numeric amount of money you would like to give. For example "Florida 5" to give $5 for Hurricane Irma relief. All funds go directly to hurricane relief.

If you’ve given to Destiny online before, you will be sent a reply to verify your gift before it is processed. If this is your first time to give to Destiny online, after you text the keyword, a space, and the amount, you will be sent a text to setup a secure online account to charge from the method of your choice. Just follow the simple prompts they give you, until you’re asked to confirm your transaction by replying to your original text with the letter “Y.” Your donation will be sent and an email receipt will be sent to you shortly.

187th General Conference

General Conference, a semi-annual gathering of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. It will be broadcast from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. During general conference, members gather worldwide in a series of two-hour sessions to receive inspiration and instruction from church leaders. More than 100,000 members and guests are expected to attend in the conference center and it is broadcast to 197 countries and territories in 94 languages. Events may be viewed at the local meeting houses and online at or the BYU channels. Call 862-3263.

Getting Back to Funny

Chonda Pierce, a Christian comedian, will be at Village Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Cost is $27/single, $24/buy 10 or more. Tickets available at

The Answer Tour

Jeremy Camp, a Christian musician, will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Village Baptist Church. Cost is $25/general admission, $40/gold circle tickets and $75 VIP tickets. Tickets available at

Food Pantry

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 are called Building 9 Worship @6:09. The community is welcome, especially those who must work on Sundays.

Radio Show

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.

Celebrate Recovery

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, 6:45 p.m.; share groups, 7:45; and a dessert fellowship at 8:30. Free childcare available for birth through fifth grade. For more information, call 837-2021, ext. 26, or email

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