Staff Writer
The Destin Log


Celebrate the Christmas season this year by joining Grace Lutheran Church Destin for Christmas caroling beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15. The carolers will visit a few homebound members as well as the residents of Destin Health and Rehab.

After caroling, the group will gather for hot cocoa, coffee, and freshly baked Christmas cookies. All ages are welcome.

Celebrate Christmas

Tickets for The Celebrate Christmas — Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant concert tour at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Village Baptist Church are $20 general admission and $49.50 for VIP (early entrance, meet and greet with artist and photo ops). Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available at the church office from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday morning. Or visit

Christmas Mass

St. Rita Catholic Church, 137 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach, will have a Children's Christmas Vigil Mass Practice at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 23. On Christmas Eve, Vigil Children's Christmas Mass will be at 5 p.m., followed by Hispanic Christmas Mass at 7 p.m. and Christmas Night Mass at 10 p.m.

On Christmas Day, there will be a Christmas mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Christ The King Mission will have Mass at 8 a.m. Dec. 25.

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 will be called “Building 9 Worship @6:09. Community is wel-come, especially those who must work on Sundays.

Radio Show

A live weekly call in radio show, Life Issues Real Answers, with Dee Chernicky and Valerie Peterson, airs from 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays on WPSM 91.1 FM at The Plaza, 4507 Furling Lane, Suite 206 in Destin.

Prayer Gathering

A 7:14 Initiative Prayer Gathering will be held at 7 a.m. Sundays at Grace-Gateway City Church in Mariner Plaza, 218 Eglin Parkway NE in Fort Walton Beach. Everyone is welcome. At 7 a.m., meet and greet with coffee and pastries. At 7:14, pray to heal our land. From 7:45-8:30 a.m., discussion on what each of us can do toward healing. Call 243-1763 for more information.


Youth at Immanuel Anglican provides a God-saturated, safe environment where youth can feel relaxed in worship and fellowship geared just for them. The focus is to develop disciples who will become disciple makers pursuing Jesus’ commission and to be His hands and feet. For details, contact Dominick Farone at or call Immanuel Anglican Church at 837-6324.

Celebrate Recovery

Overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups every Monday night at the Destin Life Center on Beach Drive. Optional $5 dinner is from 5:45-6:30 p.m.; program 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and a dessert fellowship at 8:30. Free childcare available for birth through fifth grade. Call 837-2021, ext. 26 or email

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