Email submissions and photos about special events, musicians, speakers, classes, etc., to Send items at least two weeks in advance if possible. Items run on a space-available basis.


Word Weavers meeting scheduled Sept. 14

DESTIN — Writers in need of encouragement, a second opinion of their work, or the companionship of other creatives may attend a Word Weavers monthly meeting to see what it's all about. 

The next one starts at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14 in Building 9 at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd., Destin (the second building behind the church).

 The meetings begin with networking. Critiques are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact Chris Manion, or 850-573-3091, for details.


Oceans Church to hold open house Sept. 15

DESTIN — Oceans Church, 834 U.S. Highway 98 E, Destin, invites the community to its open house celebration on Sept. 15.

There will be two service times to choose from, 9 and 10:45 a.m.

Pastor is Michael Janetis.


Grief support group beginning Sept. 19

DESTIN — The Destin United Methodist Church sponsored Stephen Ministers are forming a Grief Group for all those who have experienced a loss.

The group will meet for six consecutive weeks beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Destin Life Center.

The group will recognize the need to grieve and the need to slow down. Readjusting after a significant loss is nothing less than beginning again. It's frightening and foreboding. The group will share the journey.

For more information, contact Judy Freed at or 850-496-0737.


Fresh Fire Conference at Impact Life Church

DESTIN — Impact Life Church will have a two-day conference featuring guest speaker Brian Guerin.

The Fresh Fire Conference sessions are 6 p.m. Oct. 4 and 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at 1021 U.S. Highway 98, Destin.

Space is limited. Childcare for nursery through fifth-grade children is available. Parents must register children with the free ticket option for their specific age. Check-in is 15 minutes before the session start times.

Tickets are $40 per person. Go to or visit the church website to register.

For more about the church's kid's ministry, go to