Faith Briefs 10-20

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Pastor Appreciation Month

At morning service Oct. 21, stamped envelopes addressed to the pastor will be available for each member of First Baptist Church Destin to mail a personal note of encouragement and appreciation to pastor Dr. Farren Roper.

At 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, soup, salad and something sweet will be served in the fellowship hall for an hour of camaraderie, appreciation and affirmation to honor pastor and his wife, Laurie, for their work and dedication. To help, call 499-2622.

Paul's letter to Thessalonica encouraged the church to honor their leader who labors, prays, serves and is sincerely devoted to the work of the Lord suggesting these messengers of Christ should be the benefactor of our affection.

Prophetic Boot Camp

Learn how to hear the voice of God and be activated to release His Word to others when Northwest Florida Area Aglow hosts its second Prophetic Boot Camp for men and women from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive. There will be teaching on how to receive a word of wisdom, word of knowledge and to prophesy. Registration of $25 includes lunch and Boot Camp #2 syllabus. For more information, call Debra at 678-7213.

Aglow Fort Walton Beach Aglow will meet at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. Speaker will be Bill Lackie, currently on staff at Christian International Family Church. Call 678-1335 or for information.

Community Feast

Sunday, Nov. 18, will be a home coming day featuring all things good and plenty from pumpkins to peas and turkey, too, as First Baptist Church, 201 Beach Drive in Destin, welcomes saints and strangers to a grand community feast.

“By the goodness of God, we’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving and inviting our community to join us to partake,” Pastor Farren Roper said.

“We’re erecting a tent on the church playground, setting the table for a traditional feast filled with fun and fellowship with friends and extending a welcome to all of Destin to come have a home coming dinner on church grounds.” Sunday morning service starts at 10:30 a.m. with home coming meal at noon.

The Gathering

The Gathering at Sandestin, a non-denominational Christian worship service, meets weekly at 10 a.m. in the Terrace Room of the Linkside Conference Center in the Sandestin Resort. David Seering, worship leader, and Billy Gray, pastor, lead the service.

Seering is a local entertainer who has performed for the military, three presidents, and a multitude of recording stars, not to mention many local events and charities. Gray is head of Billy Gray Ministries, a global missionary group that brings the Word of Christ.

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Upper Room Morning Worship

Gather in the “upper room” upstairs at Marlin Grill in The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at 9 a.m. each Sunday for an interdenominational morning service of teaching, praise and worship. Dress casual. Call 543-4382.


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