Florida Focus
Jul 25, 2012

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DEDICATED Faith Hispanic Baptist Church in Lake Placid dedicated its first worship center May 27. The 20-year old church has been led by Pastor Juan Sanchez since 1997. Funds from the Maguire State Mission Offering helped make the building purchase possible. Courtesy Photo


Faith Baptist Church in Lakeland will celebrate its 18th anniversary at homecoming Aug. 5. Church member Jason Cox will preach in the 10 a.m. service. After dinner on the grounds, the Crossfire Quartet will sing in concert. For more information, call 863-984-3610.


The First Academy of First Baptist Church in Orlando will celebrate its 25th anniversary throughout the 2012-2013 school term. The first event will be a TFA birthday party August 17 to commemorate the first day of school in 1987. The First Academy has 1,100 students in K4-12. For more information, call 407-206-8600 or go to www.thefirstacademy.org.


The Celebration Choir of First Baptist Church in Lake Worth sang the National Anthem at the Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves game July 24. The 25-voice choir, under the direction of Anthony Heria, has sung at a Marlins’ game during three seasons.


Soloists from the Chapel Choir of First Baptist Church in Pensacola will sing in concert August 5 at 6 p.m. The soloists will be part of the Chapel Choir Reunion of 25 years, “Afterglow.” For more information, call 850-433-8939.


The churches of the St. Johns River Baptist Association will gather Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. for a Night of Worship at Beasley Middle School in Palatka. Church choirs and soloists will present southern gospel, praise and worship, and contemporary music. For more information, call 386-328-5575.


Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs will host Panama City’s Praise Choir of St. Andrew Baptist Church in concert July 29 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 850-892-3500.

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