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News in Brief

By Staff
Chamber window decorating contest
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual window decorating contest.
This year's theme is "Christmas at the Movies." Businesses that wish to participate must call the Chamber office before Dec. 7 at 368-3305 if they wish to be judged. Judging will take place on the evening of Dec. 8.
Please use white lights in your decorations.
Gospel Temple plans anniversary
The Gospel Temple No. 2 Church family will be celebrating their fourth year church anniversary Nov. 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and climaxing Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3p.m.
The theme will be "A Consecrated Dwelling Place."
The Wednesday night speaker will be Pastor Darlene McMillian of Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atmore.
The Thursday night speaker will be Bishop C.P. Andrews of New Hope Pentecostal Church, Inc. in Lower Peachtree.
The Friday night speaker will be Elder Shawon Salter of Light of the World A.O.H. Church of God, Inc. of Pensacola, Fla.
Sunday speaker will be Pastor Catherine Parks of Unity Pentecostal Church of God in Crestview, Fla.
Watchmen United revival Nov. 27
Watchmen United will host a revival at Mt. Olive Baptist Church from Nov. 27 until Dec. 1, 2006 at 7p.m.
Rev. Monroe Tucker and President Bishop Pervis McMillian invite everyone to come.
American Legion's Santa breakfast
The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary will hold breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2.
To be eligible, you must have children of an active duty military person who will not be able to be home for Christmas
Apply by calling the American Legion at 446-1403. Please leave a voicemail message.
Oak Grove hosting potluck dinner
Oak Grove residents are encouraged to attend the annual potluck holiday dinner/ business meeting at 6p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4 at the Oak Grove Community Center.
Commission will meet this Monday
Escambia County Commission will conduct an adjourned regular session on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at 9a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton.
FUMC present Christmas program
The Chancel Choir and Children's Choir of First United Methodist Church will present "Emmanuel, God with us," a service of lessions and carols, at 11a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 17.
The music by Lloyd Larson combines contemporary with traditional, but the scriptural message is a statement of love and devotion, God's gift to the world, His Son. The choirs, Rev. Dan Rhodes, Pastor, and Francis Dunn, minister of music, invite you to share in this worship service this holiday season.
Poarch Christmas Parade Dec. 1
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians will be holding a Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1 beginning at the Tribal offices at 5 p.m.
The theme for this year's parade is "Christmas at the Movies."
Atmore Christmas Parade Dec. 2
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce is planning the annual Twilight Christmas Parade for Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.
The theme for this year's parade is "Christmas at the Movies."
Atmore Young Life to have garage sale
Atmore Young Life will have a garage sale Friday &Saturday, Dec. 1 &2, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 204 West Pine Street.
Many household items from an estate will be included along with children's toys, games and Christmas items.
All proceeds will go to directly benefit the Atmore Area Young Life, so please come and support us.
Trinity announces Christmas services
Open doors! Open minds! Open hearts!
Services at Trinity on Sunday Dec. 24 will be as follows: Holy Eucharist Service at 11 a.m.; Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m. Considered to be the oldest public building in continuous use in Atmore, Trinity was founded in 1900 as The Church of the Heavenly Rest. The church is located in the 200 block of S. Carney Street, directly behind Bondurant Hardware. For further information The Rev. Sandra Mayer, Rector, can be reached at 368-5933.
St. Roberts Catholic
Christmas services
St. Robert's Catholic Church Christmas weekend schedule is as follows: Vigil Mass: Saturday, Dec. 23 at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass: Sunday, Dec. 24 at 9 a.m.; Christmas Eve Service: Dec.24 at 8 p.m.; Christmas Day service Monday, Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. The Reverend Gordon Milsted, Pastor, can be reached at 368-1801. St. Robert Bellarmine is located at 600 S. Main Street, across from Heritage Park.
Combined choirs hold Lessons/Carols
The Combined Choirs of First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and other individual participants invite you to a service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5:30p.m., in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. In the celebration of Christmas, we all enjoy meaningful family traditions, inspiring programs, beloved carols, and all the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. But in the midst of it all there is one basic and central message, our own personal gift from God, truly the greatest gift of all for Christmas- His Son- "Emmanuel, God With Us."
"Emmanuel , God with Us," by Lloyd Larson combines contemporary with timeless scripture and songs of the season, both new and old. The combined choirs are conducted by Dennis Bilbo, Frances Dunn, and Glenn Jernigan.
Cajun Christmas at Atmore Apostolic
Atmore Apostolic Church is having an evening of great food, warm fellowship, and hilarious entertainment on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m in the church dining hall. This year's theme will be "A Cajun Christmas."
The menu will consist of green salad, crab cakes, shrimp fetticine, jambalaya, chicken strips, green beans, corn, cheesecake with strawberry topping, mini chocolate /clairs and sweet or unsweet tea or water.
Entertainment will be provided by the hilarious duo of "Boudreaux and Thibodeaux" from DeQuincy, La.
Admission will be $10 per person.
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance, and can be obtained by calling Sharla Morgan at 368-8338 or by emailing FamilyandFaith@frontiernet.net.
Tickets should be purchased by Dec. 3.
Southern Family Market food drive
Southern Family Markets Launch it's Second Annual "Family to Family" Food Drive to benefit local food banks.
Southern Family Markets announced that they will launch their "Family to Family" holiday food drive campaign. The "Family to Family" food drive focuses local attention on the severe problems of domestic hunger and its impact on families and children. It also helps build up depleted reserves at local food banks immediately after the holidays.
We know that our customers are living a busy lifestyle balancing family and work, time and money. Thanks to the simplicity of the "Family to Family" campaign, during the holidays, it will be easy for customers to stop by their local Southern Family Markets supermarket, purchase a $5 grocery bag full of food and drop the bag in the bin located at the front of the store. Local food banks will then pick them up and deliver your donations to local families in the community.
This program is a holiday program that began Nov. 12 and continues through Dec. 30. Customers can make a difference this holiday season by giving from their family to a family in need.
Based in Birmingham, Ala. Southern Family Markets currently operates 56 supermarkets in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Atmore Baptist Temple fall revival
Atmore Baptist Temple will be holding its Fall Revival Nov. 26-29. This year's revival is somewhat unique, in that, instead of featuring only one guest speaker throughout the revival, a different speaker will be featured each night. Bro. Steve Gregory, missionary with the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry, will be preaching on the 26th in both the morning and evening services.
Monday evening will feature the preaching of Bro. Kevin Odom, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Thomasville, Ga. On Tuesday night, Bro. W. A. Jarrells, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Attalla will be the featured preacher. Wednesday night Bro. Gene Stokes, pastor of Faith Bible Church in Century, Fla. will be preaching.
On Sunday, the 26, Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. Morning worship will be at 11a.m. and Evening services will be at 6p.m. All other services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly. A nursery will be provided for each service.
Pastor Doug Odom and the congregation of Atmore Baptist Temple extend a cordial invitation to the public to attend. The church is located at 1707 South Main Street, just below and across the street from Days Inn.
For more information you can contact the church at 368-8282.
First Baptist Atmore raffling off quilt
The First Baptist Church of Atmore will be raffling two beautiful hand-made quilts have been donated for Relay for Life 2007.
A drawing will be held Dec. 20. Tickets are $5 each and are available in the church office, where you can also see the quilts.
All money will go to American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
First Baptist Atmore Christmas Choir
First Baptist Church of Atmore will have a Christmas Choir for children ages nursery through youth each Wednesday at 6:30p.m.in the Adult Choir Room.
The theme will be "A Shepherd's Story."
Northview FFA
selling holiday fruit
The NHS FFA Alumni are selling cases of holiday fruit. Call 327- 6681, Ext: 248 for more information.
Purchasers can choose from the following fruit:
– Ongoing Events –
VFW hosts dances every Friday night
Enjoy fellowship and have fun at the Friday Nights Dances at the Atmore Area VFW Post from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Music is provided by the Exit 54 Band for an entrance fee of $5 per person. "Potluck" finger food or supper is shared occasionally as are varying programs announced ad posted within the Post.
The VFW Post is located one block off Trammell Street at 206 West Ashley Street in Atmore.
Relay for Life
pageant Jan. 20
"Kings and Queens of Hope Pageant", a Relay for Life Fund Raiser is to be held Saturday, Jan. 20th at 2p.m. at Escambia County High School Auditorium. Open to all area children (boys and girls) ages 0-19 years.
Enrollment fees are $50 for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling. Pre-registration will be held at Heritage Park in Atmore on Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 9a.m. to 11a.m.
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
For more information contact: Angela or Sandi at Regions Bank 368-4500 or Tonya at Chuck Stevens Chevrolet 368-4053.
VFW meets first Monday each month
Members of the Atmore Area VFW Post meet the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. with the Executive Board meeting at 6 p.m.
All members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars are asked to mark calendars and make plans to attend meetings when they can and are able. In addition, members meet for a fellowship breakfast of donuts and coffee every Saturday at 9 a.m.
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