Community Thanksgiving Services Held at Northview, Molino

November 20, 2007

Molino area churches held a community Thanksgiving service at Highland Baptist Church Tuesday night.

high08.jpgAt least nine different churches from different faiths were represented at the service, with area members from Aldersgate Methodist, Crossfaith Church, Highland Baptist, Molino First Assembly, Olive Baptist, Hillcrest Baptist, First Baptist Cantonment, Northend Community Church and Victory Assembly present.

A joint Community Choir under the leadership of Phil Jones performed, as did the Highland Kids Klub, the Highland Youth Drama Team and the Highland Ensemble. The message was brought by Pastor Brian Calhoun (pictured above) of Highland Baptist.

Pastor Tony Schachle for Northend Community Church, Pastor Rob Hines from Crossfaith Church and Pastor Jeff McKee from the Victory Assembly of God also participated in the service.

The offering from the service will be used to aid needy community families at Christmas.

For a complete photo gallery from the Molino service, click here. (Editor’s note: Yes, those are frozen turkeys sitting on the stools in several of the photos. They were used by the Youth Drama Team in their skit.)

North end churches gathered Sunday night at Northview High School for a Community Thanksgiving Service. Molino area churches will hold a community-wide service Tuesday night.

Five churches – Bratt First Baptist, Century First Baptist, Dogwood Park Baptist, Poplar Dell Baptist and Walnut Hill Baptist – provided the music for the service. The message was brought by Pastor Ted Bridges (pictured below) from Walnut Hill Baptist.

“It’s great to see you working together,” said Kim Johnson, director of church development for the Pensacola Bay Baptist Association told those in attendance.

“It is a great testimony of who our God is,” she said.

The north end churches have held this service for several years. This year’s service at Northview was “hosted” by Dogwood Park Baptist Church.

Canned good donations were collected for the Manna Food Bank. The area churches have also pledged $500 to the Manna Food Bank. The collected food will be distributed by Manna at their Davisville and Century distribution points, said Dogwood Park pastor Glenn Milstead.

Click here for more photos from the Northview event, including photos of each choir.

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