Faith Briefs 12-22

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

The Gathering

The Gathering at Sandestin, a non-denominational church in Sandestin, will hold its Christmas worship service at 10 a.m. Dec. 23 in the Grand Ballroom of the Linkside Conference Center, Bayside, Sandestin.

The music part of the service will be led by David Seering and will include local violinist, David Pretlow. Traditional Christmas hymns and music will be sung and played and the message will be brought by Billy Gray, a well-known local Christian mission leader, who is the regular minister at The Gathering. He will present the Christmas story as seen and heard by a shepherd. The lighting of the fourth and fifth candle of the Advent will take place, along with the singing of “Silent Night.”

The Gathering at Sandestin welcomes all visitors, guests, renters and owners and is located across the street from the Linkside Golf Course.

Vision Church

Vision Church @ Christian International will have an altered holiday schedule with special services on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The Candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held from 6 to 7 pm, and the New Year’s Eve service will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end with a fun reception to welcome in the New Year at midnight. Sunday morning services will continue at 10 a.m. as usual, but no Wednesday or Friday services will be held until Jan. 4.

Upper Room Morning Worship

Gather in the “upper room” upstairs at Marlin Grill in The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at 9 a.m. each Sunday for an interdenominational morning service of teaching, praise and worship. Dress is casual. Call 543-4382. ••• Is your church planning a special service, a musical event or having a guest speaker? Individuals are welcome to submit articles. Contact Pam Griffin at 850-654-8444 or by email at