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ECBC Anniversary Sunday

Emerald Coast Baptist Church rejoices in the Lord for enabling them to be rooted in this community for six years. An Anniversary Sunday worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23 with a meal following the morning service. Worship and celebrate with them on this special Sunday at 12273 US Hwy. 98 W in Miramar Beach.

Picnic in the Park

Grace Lutheran Church is holding a picnic at Clement Taylor Park from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Clement Taylor Park in Destin. This is an opportunity for the community to get together and enjoy a meal. Bring something if you're able to share for the pot-luck meal. No pets or alcohol are allowed at the park. There will be unorganized games, soccer balls and such as well as games like cornhole and ladder golf. There will be singing for anyone interested.

Trunk or Treat

The annual Trunk Or Treat Festival at Destin United Methodist Church is one of the largest family events in Destin. Kids dress up in costumes, no scary ones, and get to enjoy inflatables, candy from themed car trunks, popcorn, cotton candy, and more. The free event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at 200 Beach Drive.

Light the Night

Village Baptist Church presents its annual Light the Night from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. There will be games, food, inflatables, giveaways, and more.

Find Your Greatness

Resurrection Catholic Church, 259 Miramar Beach Drive in Miramar Beach, will host Dynamic Catholic’s Find Your Greatness at 9 a.m. Oct. 6. Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself?

Dr. Allen Hunt, the nationally renowned speaker and bestselling author, will lead this event that will help you develop the habits to become the best version of yourself. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door, by phone at 859-980-7900 or online at

Caregiver Support Group

Grace Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Christian support group that offers prayer, networking, education, resources, and Gospel support for anyone in a caregiving role. Bring a friend on the first and third Sundays at noon in the Administrative Conference Room, 4325 Commons Drive in Destin. Call 654-1679 for more information.

The Flying Pig

Need a little pick me up over the mid-week hump? Grab your favorite specialty coffee or spice up your lunch routine with a savory Tex-Mex lunch box. The Flying Pig at Shoreline Church, 140 Palmetto Street in Destin, is now serving breakfast and lunch Sundays through Thursdays. Café hours are 7:30-11 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch.

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. 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 is available for birth through fifth grade. Call 837-2021, ext. 26 or email