Alabaster Box Christian Ministries sets Crestview grand opening

CRESTVIEW — Alabaster Box Christian Ministries will open a Crestview location.

The grand opening — 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at 620 McClelland St., Crestview — will feature guests and a message from Apostle Derian A. House, pastor of Alabaster Box Christian Ministries Inc. in Pensacola and Crestview.

Contact House, 529-3307, or email for more information.


Donations sought for Laurel Hill food ministry

LAUREL HILL — Spearheaded by Magnolia Baptist Church, churches in this small North Okaloosa County community have launched an area-wide food ministry to assist local individuals or families in need.

Community members needing food for themselves or their families may contact the ministry at 826-3362 or

Volunteers are sought to help package and deliver food donations, and organizers ask for prayers in support of the new ministry. Email the same address for more information.


Crestview church seeks items for children in need

CRESTVIEW — Emmanuel Baptist Church seeks volunteers to provide items for children in need.

Operation Christmas Child boxes are available for children in age groups 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14. To participate, pick up an empty shoebox from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the church office, 3252 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview.

Volunteers can drop off completed boxes during church office hours, with a deadline of 6 p.m. Nov. 13.

See for more information about the types of items to include in the boxes.