Florida Baptist churches host candelight services & more
Dec 19, 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 Blounts­town and Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol will meet together at First Baptist for a Fifth Sunday Sing Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 850-674-5923, or go to www.fbcblountstown.com.


First Baptist Church of Sweetwater in Longwood will host Coach Bobby Bowden who will speak at a Men’s Game Day Jan. 11 at 4:30 p.m. for men and boys middle school-age and above. The event will also include games and food. For tickets or more information, call 407-862-3893, or go to www.fbsweetwater.org/gameday.


Immanuel Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale will mark its 75th anniversary in a three-day Diamond Jubilee Jan. 17-19. For more information, call 954-763-7282.


Otter Creek Baptist Church has called Wayne Butler as pastor. He most recently served Ridgeview Baptist Church in Gainesville. Butler is a graduate of Santa Fe Community College and attend­ed University of Florida and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary through the Santa Fe Baptist Association. He also works as a health aide at Veteran’s Hospital in Gainesville. He and his wife, Debbie, have two children and five grandchildren.


First Baptist Church in Bonifay will host a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. For more information, call 850-547-2420, or go to www.fbcbonifay.com.


Terry Parker Baptist Church will celebrate “Lessons and Carols” Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 904-744-6577, or go to www.tpbc.org.


Village of Grace Baptist Church will present “Sing Noel” Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. The presentation will feature the Men of Action Ensemble and the Village View Gospel Quartet under the direction of Fran Moir of The Villages. For more information, e-mail pastor@villageofgrace.org.


First Baptist Church in Crestview will meet in revival Jan. 12-15 at 6 p.m. nightly. Speakers include Voddie Baucham, pastor of preaching, First Family Baptist Church, Spring, Texas; Ted Traylor, pastor of Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola; and Jim Futral, executive director of the Mississippi Baptist Convention. Bill Davis, chair of the Music Division of Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, will lead worship. For more information, call 850-682-2544.


Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose will host a Gospel Sing Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. The event will feature the East Ridge Boys from Ky. For more information, call 352-475-2820.


Southside Baptist Church in Sarasota will meet for a Candlelight Lord’s Supper on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 941-953-2588. 


Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater will offer five “Christmas Eve by Candlelight” services on two campuses: at 3, 4:30, 6 p.m. on the Clearwater Campus; and at 4:30 and 6 p.m. on the East Lake Campus. For more information, call 727-441-1581, or go to www.calvarybaptist.org.



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