Community Church News & Events


Gulf Coast Media’s Winter Edition of the Alabama Gulf Coast Visitor Guide will be coming out at the end of October. We are now accepting Church Listings to be included in the Winter Visitor Guide. Have your church information included in this guide utilized by visitors of Baldwin County as well as locals. Our Visitor Guides will be out from November through April and the cost to be included is $75, only $12.50/month. For more information or to place your listing, contact Whisper Edwards at or 251-943-2151. Deadline to place your listing is Sept. 30.

DayBreak Senior Daycare offered every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building B of the South Campus of Gulf Shores United Methodist Church located at 1900 Gulf Shores Pkwy. DayBreak provides a secure nurturing environment where individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are encouraged to participate in activities and social interaction. The program is not designed to provide medical or counseling services. Cost is $20 per visit and includes lunch. All DayBreak participants must be pre-registered. For more information please contact Marianne Hawkins at 251-752-1849 ( or Amelia Fletcher at 251-968-2411 (

Compass II Life will hold its first Back to School event Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Compass II Life is a local based counseling and mentoring program for teens. Graduates from the program will take on Daphne/Mobile Police Department in a basketball game at Daphne Middle School. All students attending the event will hear empowerment speakers, receive food, and back to school supplies. Parent resources will be available for all parents.

REWIRED – an event for men who want to move from performance to passion. Sat., Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration $30. Includes continental breakfast and full lunch. Register at Hosted by Prodisee Pantry located at 9315 Spanish Fort Blvd. Brett Clemmer guest speaking. Call Chris DeTombe for questions or for more information.

First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort will have Back to School Bash on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be inflatable games, corn hole, snow-cones, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and more. For more information, contact Jennifer at 251-709-7083. The church is located at 8353 Spanish Fort Blvd.

Fairhope Christian Church will host a free 10-week, non-denominational, familial grief support program starting on Monday, Aug. 12, and ending on Monday, Oct. 21. It will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday evening with the exception of Labor Day, Sept. 2. It will be facilitated by Pastor Rick Malugani and retired Disciples of Christ pastor, Jim Clifford. Rev. Clifford, a retired hospice chaplain, was affiliated with Community Grief in Birmingham, Al. offering support group leadership and grief counseling services.

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one and is struggling, this program will offer many tools to help. Because of the ongoing nature of this workshop, we will not admit new participants to the group after the second week’s meeting. For more information and/or to sign up, please contact the church office at 251-928-8495.

Atmore, Halls Fork and 14th Street Church of Christ will join together for a special Ladies Day, set for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 7, at the John F. Rhodes Civic Center in Bay Minette. This year's theme is "Choose to Sparkle" and will feature Martha Ryan as the guest speaker. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and includes door prizes, singing, devotion and a luncheon. The civic center is at 301 D’Olive Street, adjacent to Bay Minette City Hall.

Pentecostal Harvest Assembly will be having a Homecoming on Sept. 14. Everyone is welcome. Come join Shannon Knight Ministries at 33181 Arlie Minchew Rd./Co. Rd. 112 in Robertsdale. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Unity on the Eastern Shore’s World Day of Prayer will be held on Sept. 12, the second Thursday of the month. People all around the world will focus on positive prayer; the theme this year is, “Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential.” We can draw upon the one divine power & presence to realize the limitless possibilities in life. Everyone is invited to participate in Unity’s 24-hour prayer vigil & meditations. In your own home, you can join with tens of thousands of people holding the “high watch” anytime during that special day. We affirm that there is no place where God is not, & wherever we are, God is. We are located at 22979 US Hwy. 98 in Fairhope. Call 251-990-8934 for more information.

Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship invites you to join us this Sunday for an enlightening talk. Title: ‘Learning to Listen.’ Speaker: Lynne Oldshue. Summary: Learning to listen is the easiest gift we can give someone, including strangers. Healing comes from fully present listening that understands who they are and shows their story and their life matters. An interview with photographer Vincent Lawson about his pictures of the homeless in Mobile, and a story about the city's bus riders, changed Lynne Oldshue’s direction and were the catalysts for her the vignette series “Our Southern Souls.” After almost 1,200 souls interviews, including people who survive cancer, flee from war and persecution, take care of spouses with Alzheimer’s, wait for acceptance letters into graduate schools and serve hot dogs to the homeless, Oldshue is an expert on listening. Visit our website at for more information. We are located at 1150 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope, and service starts at 11 a.m.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be hosting Fish Fries on the first Thursday of every month through October from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. $10 per plate and includes fresh fried mullet, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies and a homemade dessert. St. Peter’s is located at 6270 Bon Secour Highway (corner of County Road 10 and County Road 49) in Bon Secour. Next date: Sept. 5.

Join St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Life Center the fourth Friday of each month for Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the games start at 6:30 p.m. $5 for a full course dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread, drink, and dessert. $20 for 11 games of Bingo. Play them all or share with a friend! We WILL NOT be offering free babysitting this year, but kids are still welcome. Everyone is welcome! We are located at 28788 N. Main St. in Daphne. Next spaghetti dinner and bingo night: Aug. 23.

YUM! Join Foley UMC on the first Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our First Friday Fish Fry! Enjoy delicious white fish filets fried to golden perfection, accompanied by cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies, dessert, and a drink all for a donation of $8! You can even get your order to-go! No reservation necessary. Next date: Sept. 6. We are located at 915 N. Pine St. in Foley. Call 251-943-4393 for more information.

JSUMC Comfort Sowers meets every first Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Biscuit King and JSUMC CS 2.0 meets every third Sunday of the month at 11:30 at JSUMC, Building C. Next Dates: Tues., Sept. 3 for Comfort Sowers and Sun., Aug. 18 for CS 2.0. Join us as we create comfort items such as prayer shawls, fidget blankets, bears, and many more items. All items are given away for free to those suffering from hardships, such as illness, abuse, or other pain. For more information, please call JSUMC at 251-928-9133. All volunteers of any skill level are invited! We hope to see you there!