Knights host bingo tonight against cancer

The Knights of Columbus Council 1648 Relay for Life team will sponsor a Bingo Night on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Sixth St. and Ave. C in Apalachicola. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and be used towards the team’s financial goal to assist in the effort to fight cancer. The donation is $20 per person which includes eight games of Bingo. Prizes will be awarded and there will also be a final jackpot game. Refreshments will be for sale at the event.


Auburn college students plan Monday block party

A group of Auburn University college students from First Baptist Church of Opelika, Ala. will be in Apalachicola next week, from March 9-14, for their annual spring break mission trip. They have been going to Port St. Joe for the past five years, building relationships with people in the community, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, and doing construction work on houses. This will be the first year that they are expanding to Apalachicola, sending around 40 students from their group to tell people about how good Jesus is!

They plan on sharing the Good News that Jesus Christ has died on the cross and is alive, and frees people from having to live for themselves. They are sharing the message of Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his love for us in this, that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

Their goal is to be a bridge to connect people with local churches in Apalachicola that will love them, serve them, and show them how good Jesus is. So come join them for a block party on Monday, March 11 from 4-6 p.m. at Sylvester Williams Memorial Recreation Park (at the dead end of both 9th and 10th Street in Apalachicola) for inflatables, face paint, games, and free BBQ. They would absolutely love to meet and know you personally, and to tell you in person more about why they are here!


Segree family reunion Saturday

The Segree family reunion will be Saturday, March 9 at the Eastpoint Firehouse. Come bring a covered dish, old pictures and have a good time. For more information, call Inez at 670-1115.


FellowshipChurchstarts Prophetic Revival March 13

The members of Fellowship Church of Praise will start their 2013 Prophetic Revival on Wednesday, March 13 to Friday, March 15. Service starts nightly at 7 p.m. at 177 Ave G in Apalachicola.

Evangelist for the revival will be Prophetess Vernette Rosier of Fellowship Church of Praise in Panama City.  She is an anointed woman and gifted in the spiritual prophetic realm.  Please come out and help us lift up the name of Jesus and hear the Word of the Lord through the Prophetess.  We hope to see you there.  God bless you.


Live Easter production on Good Friday

Please come and join us, for one night only, for a live Easter production. With the theme “This is the night… something happened,” the production will be staged on Good Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at New Life Church, on 16th Street, in Apalachicola.

Celebrate the life of the risen Christ and experience the love, peace and joy that knowing Him brings! Sponsored by Hillside Dancers for Christ, and community wide of Apalachicola. For more information call Teresa Ann Martin and Barbara McNair.


Relay for Life April 6 in Apalach

Relay for Life is fast approaching. This year’s theme is “carnival for a cure.” The American Cancer Society's Franklin County Relay for Life will be on Saturday, April 6, beginning at noon and continuing until 6 a.m. on Sunday morning at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola.

There will be games, food, free samples, and much, much more. Make sure you mark it in your calendar and come out and walk to support those who are fighting cancer and those who have lost their battle with cancer. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.


Nominate an outstanding senior volunteer

The search is on for Florida’s outstanding senior volunteer.

The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2013. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at Online voting will take place from April 15 to 30, 2013. From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.

Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.

“We all know seniors who do so much for our community,” said Lee Harrell, co-owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Bay, Gulf, Jackson, Holmes, Washington, Calhoun, Franklin and Liberty counties. “These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing older.”

Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. So, too, are family caregivers and the adult children of aging parents. Older adults also may self-nominate.

To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 850-522-1919.


Fellowship Baptist studying Book of John

Fellowship Baptist Church, 706 Ryan Drive, Carrabelle has begun a Bible Study. The Book of John will be the first book studied and the group will meet each Sunday evening at 5 p.m. until the study of John is complete. All you will need is a Bible; you might want to bring a notebook.

There has been and will be much prayer behind this Bible Study as we know that without the anointing of the Holy Spirit, little can be accomplished. Pray with us and come and join us. We will have some time for snacks, fellowship, and sharing. Your active involvement and participation is asked for.

Sponsored by the Jerusalem Sisters of F.B.C. For more information call Babs or Bill Bailey at 697-3660.


EastpointBaptistChurchcelebrates recovery

Under the leadership of Ms. Rose Griffin, the First Baptist Church of Eastpoint has initiated a Celebrate Recovery program, designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process.

All are invited to participate in this free program. Sessions start at 5 p.m. Saturdays at the church, 447 Avenue A in Eastpoint.