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The Destin Log

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Fort Walton Beach Aglow and Community Lighthouse will meet at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 for coffee and greeting, followed at 10 a.m. by a service at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. The speaker will be Sherry Anderson, a teacher and writer with a strong prophetic anointing. She has been a leader both in Aglow International and the church for many years. She presently is the state leader for Aglow in Florida, and she and her husband, Mike, attend High Praise Worship Center in Panama City, where she serves as the strategic prayer coordinator.


A community-wide amateur barbecue cook-off, HolySmokes! will be held from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 10 on the back lawn at Immanuel Anglican Church. Barbecue tastings, live music with Coastal Groove, kids’ games and good food will be available for all. Johnny’s Snow Cones will offer free snow cones.

There is no charge for admission. Tickets for tastings and other food and beverage items will be $1 each.Proceeds benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Grace Family Thanksgiving

Invite your neighbors, friends, anyone who you think might want to be a part of Grace Lutheran Church’s family for Thanksgiving from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 22 in Destin. Grace will provide the turkeys. RSVP so we know how many to get. We also invite you to bring your favorite dish to share. Contact Lydia at or 654-1679 with questions about the day or what you can bring. There will be games for kids and adults, crafts, and a time to thank God for all that he has provided for us.

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