Florida Focus
Oct 25, 2012

A one-time announcement of special events is a free service provided by the Witness to Florida Baptist churches. Please send materials at least three weeks before the date of the event, to Florida Baptist Witness, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207, fax 904-346-0696 or submitted using our online form. Items received after deadline may appear in our exclusive on-line version.



Faith Baptist Church in Lakeland will host The Dixie Echoes in concert Nov. 9. The free event will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 863-984-3610.

BREAKING GROUND Members of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Palatka man shovels Sept. 16 to break ground for a new sanctuary. They are (from left) Jane Mason, Gloria and Wayne Lassiter, Harold and Bert Lowe, Patsy Ellis, Nora Rensel, Maxine and Wendell Rea, Joan Thompson, Leon Rewis, Jon Yaunk, Pastor Willie McKinnon, Emily Smith and Ronnie Lane. Completion date for the building is set for 2013. Courtesy photo


First Baptist Church in Daytona will host a Real Men’s Event Nov. 17 beginning at 9 a.m. Activities include helicopter rides; a horseshoe tournament; football, basketball and fishing experiences; a car bash; greased pig contest; and obstacle course and paintball. Bob Tebow from Jacksonville will speak at noon. For more information, call 386-253-5691, or go to www.realmenseventDaytona.com


Macedonia Baptist Church will host Trunk or Treat Oct. 31, 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, call 904-781-2233. Chets Creek Church will host “Looking for Trouble” Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. The free conference is for church staff seeking to prepare for negative events that can impact your church. The speaker is Dale Brooks, an instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. For more information or to register, e-mail dale@dalebrooksconsulting.com.


Central Baptist Church in the Aucilla Community will honor its 105th anniversary in its Homecoming Celebration Nov. 4. Mike Miller, director of missions for the Middle Florida Baptist Association will be a featured speaker in the 10:30 a.m. service. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. For more information, call 850-251-0129.



Santa Fe Baptist Church in Alachua has called Scott Brown as pastor. He previously served as youth and college pastor of Hopeful Baptist Church in Lake City and at Lakeview Baptist Church in Macon, Ga. He is a graduate of Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, and expects to receive an M.Div. from LBA in 2013. He and his wife, Crystal are parents of a newborn daughter. A Ground Breaking ceremony for the future north central Florida campus of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes will be held Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. The location is 17218 N. State Road 121, north of NW 169th Place. 


Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church in Stuart will host Fall Fest Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. A costume parade will be held at 8 p.m. The event will also include a cakewalk and games. For more information, call 772-283-8306, or go to www.covenantfellowship.com.

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