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Concert at Village Baptist

Karen Peck and New River, a five-time Grammy Award Nominated and six-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group, will perform at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at Village Baptist Church in Destin. The concert is free with a love offering to be taken. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The group has had more than 18 No. 1 hits. Peck’s soprano voice has made its way into the hearts of gospel music lovers across the country.

Allah of the Koran vs. God of the Bible Workshop

Rev. Kahn with POBLO (People of the Book Lutheran Outreach) International is presenting a free workshop, "Allah of the Koran vs. God of the Bible — How to Respond to the Challenge of Islam,” at Hope on the Beach’s main U.S. Highway 98 campus at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Even on the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast we need to be equipped to share Jesus with all people groups. Rev. Kahn has practical skills to teach how to share Jesus. Please invite others to join in this exciting night.

Hope on the Beach (Hope Lutheran) is at 3834 U.S. Hwy. 98 West on the second floor. An elevator is located at the east end of the building for convenience. For more information, call 850-267-0322 or email

Prophetic prayer conference

Cynthia Jackson Ministries Inc. will host the prophetic prayer conference Pray Women. Pray! Feb. 22-24 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West in Miramar Beach.

Conference times are 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 23 (with two planned breaks) and 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 24.

The conference will feature pastors and evangelists who will minister and speak about the power of prayer. Join with other women for three days of teaching, prayer, intercession, bonding, and networking.

The public and church community are invited to attend. Register online with a $30 donation at

Michael W. Smith

The Million Lights Tour with Michael W. Smith and Nathan Tasker is headed to Village Baptist Church from 6-9 p.m. March 25. Enjoy a night of worship featuring all his hits plus tracks from new albums. Tickets are available at or call 1-800-965-9324.

WinterFest 2018

WinterFest is the coming together of the vocal ensembles of Destin United Methodist Church for an afternoon of inspirational singing from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 25. And as a special addition this year, Follies, presented by Destin School Of The Arts, will be previewed. They will present the big show in May.

The Point

A program for those in their 20s and 30s, The Point is a young adult's program that meets from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for dinner and worship and the fourth Tuesday for an activity in the city. For more information, visit, call Amanda Wilders, director of Young Adults at DUMC, at 850-687-0554 or email her at

Grief Support Group

The Destin United Methodist Church sponsored Stephen Ministers will begin a grief group for all those who have experienced a loss at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the Destin Life Center at DUMC, 200 Beach Drive. For further information, call 974-3373, 496-0737, or email

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.

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. An optional $5 dinner is at 6 p.m.; worship begins at 6:45 p.m.; share groups are at 7:45; and a dessert fellowship takes place at 8:30. Free childcare is available for newborns through fifth grade students. Call 837-2021, ext. 26, or email