Florida Focus
Oct 18, 2013

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.



First Baptist Church in Middleburg will host a Fall Festival Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 904-282-5289.


Lovedale Baptist Church in Bascom will celebrate its 114th Homecoming Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Former minister of music and youth Bill Blackrick will speak and the Arthur Basford Family will be honored. Lunch will follow the service. For more information, call 850-592-5415.



Iglesia Bautista de Rocky Bayou in Niceville has called Daniel Trevino as pastor. He most recently served as internship with Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas, the location of the University of North Texas where he graduated. Trevino was born in Monterey, Mexico, and moved to the U.S. in 2000. He and his wife, Stevie, are expecting a son in late October. First Baptist Church in Mary Esther will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Tony Gibson will preach and the Dixie Echoes will sing. For more information, call 850-243-8300.


Delaney Street Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. in the gymnasium. For more information, call 407-422-0758, or go to www.delaneychurch.org.


Harbor Oaks Baptist Church in Port Orange will hold a Fall Festival Oct. 26. For more information, call 386-767-6062. First Baptist Church in South Daytona will host Light the Night, its annual “safe alternative to Halloween” on Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. The event will include food, games and entertainment. For more information, call 386-769-1491.


First Baptist Church in Bronson will host the Harmony Baptist Association Women’s Fall Luncheon Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Anita Guy, Florida’s state president of W.M.U. For more information, call 352-463-2541.


Harmony Community Church will host a Southern Gospel Concert Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 904-910-8905. Macedonia Baptist Church will host Trunk or Treat Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30. For more information, call 904-781-2233.


Wayside Baptist Church will host a Western Fiesta Oct. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event will highlight the 50 years of ministry of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes which owns property adjacent to the church. The Fiesta will include bounce houses, mechanical rides, pony rides and rock climbing wall. Admission is one bag of wrapped candy. For more information, call 305-595-6550, or go to www.waysidemiami.com.



Oakcrest Baptist Church in Ocala recently called Tony Inmon as pastor. He most recently served as a church planter with the West Virginia Baptist Convention, and he has also served in Africa and South America with the International Mission Board. Inmon is a graduate of Blue Mountain (Miss.) College, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Denita, have one daughter. 


Duval Station Baptist Church in Jacksonville will host its annual Judgment House, “Shelter,” Oct. 24-27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 904-751-4967. Cedar Bay Baptist Church will hold a Fall Festival Oct. 31, 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, call 904-757-5020.


Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church in Zolfo Springs will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Marcus Shackleford will preach and Gulf State Quartet will sing. Dinner on the grounds will be served. For more information, call 863-735-0871. First Baptist Church in Lorida will celebrate Homecoming Nov. 3. Howard Leman will speak and Gulf State will sing in the 10:30 a.m. service. Dinner on the grounds will be served. For more information, call 863-655-1878.


Lake Shipp Baptist Church in Winter Haven will celebrate its 60th anniversary in Homecoming Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Speakers for the service include former pastors Jerry Wilkes and Bob Miller, and current Pastor Joe Lemmons. Robert Elrod will lead worship. Dinner on the grounds will follow the service. For more information, call 863-293-9572.


The Choir, Orchestra and Children’s Choir of First Baptist Church in Alachua will present “Generation Hymns” Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 386-462-1337.


First Baptist Church in Milton will host its annual Fall Festival Oct. 31 beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call 850-623-3122, or go to www.fbcmilton.org.

OPEN HOUSE Friends of Children of North Central Florida hosted an Open House Oct. 12 for Unit 1 of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes’ Cellon-Thomas Campus in Gainesville. The two homes of Unit 1 will provide 10 beds for foster parents and children. For more information, including a look inside the homes, go to www.focncf.org.

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