Faith Briefs 2-9

Staff Writer
The Destin Log


The Annual Winterfest Concert, featuring the New River Quartet, ONE, a small mixed group, and Kim Cannon, will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Life Center at Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive. Admission is free.

Sathya Sai Baba

The Sathya Sai Baba Group of Fort Walton Beach meets from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 10 in the home of Jorja Kelley for meditation, devotional singing and discussion of the life and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba.  Topic is "The names and forms are many, but the God is One." Call 642-0183. 

Life after loss

The Destin United Methodist Church sponsored Stephen Ministers will form a Grief Group for all those who have experienced a loss. The group will meet for six consecutive weeks. The attempt to return to the routines of one’s life after facing a significant loss is no small challenge. The group will recognize the need to grieve and the need to slow down and take it easy. One day at a time is not just a cliché; it is a guiding principle for those facing loss. Readjusting after a significant loss is nothing less than beginning again … again. The normal has been taken away and the new normal is both frightening and foreboding.

The group will share your journey of grief and help you to reconcile with this grief. We offer a one-hour preview or introduction to the Grief Group at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Destin Life Center building at the church. This meeting will discuss the six-week course and answer your questions. If you feel that the Grief Group could be helpful, please let the church know so they have a place for you. The group will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 21, also in the Destin Life Center.

For information, contact Tom Timothy at or call 974-3373.


Fort Walton Beach Aglow will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway. Speaker will be Sherry Anderson. Call 862-4867 or email


The second Shine On Women’s & Teen’s Conference will be held March 15-16 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. Speakers will be Dee Chernicky, Ruth Graham, Cathy Duplantis, Mona Ponder, Scarlett Harrington, Valerie Peterson, and Faith Ellisor. Online registration is at and includes two speaker luncheons. Group rates are available. To volunteer, call 366-3550 or see website.

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. More information can be found at

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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