As the holiday season gets into full swing along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we would like to let all of our readers know about some exciting events taking place. Travel with us from historic Ocean Springs all the way to Bay St. Louis and Waveland as we take a holiday tour of each beautiful city along the way.
Our first stop will be in Ocean Springs for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa. There will be choirs singing holiday music, a parade, tree lighting and a charity toy drive for all to enjoy. Meet at Marshall Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 4th and bring the family to watch a shiny red fire truck deliver Santa to visit the kids. Sponsored by the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, admission is free and you can get more information by calling the chamber at 228-875-4236 or 228-875-4424. (more…)
We spoke with Pastor Dustin Boles of Mosaic Church in an effort to better inform our readers of his deep commitment to the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and to give you his perspective on what role the church plays in today’s culture.
Q. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT LEAD YOU TO A LIFE OF RELIGIOUS SERVICE – TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CALLING.
A. The story of my calling is pretty simple. I did not grow up in church and had a very negative view of church and Christianity in general. This was partly due to ignorance of what Christianity really was and partly due to my experiences with those who professed to be believers who lived in a way that seemed nothing like what they said they believed.
A fine Christian man once told me that “having a relationship with Jesus is not based upon how good or bad we have been (that was a relief!!!). Our relationship is based upon the historical fact that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again on the third day. Anyone who puts their faith/trust in Him is saved. (more…)
The name says it all! Monster sized subs and sandwiches rule in Gulfport. The brain-child of father and son team, Alan and Alex Roberts, Monster Subs and Sandwiches opened around September 15th of this year in an effort to bring a little of Alan’s childhood memories to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. (more…)
With the holidays fast approaching, it is certain that the needs of those in our communities are many. There are ways that you can help and have a great time doing it. (more…)
Happy Fall Ya’ll!
Welcome to another edition of GTP as we kick off this beautiful time of year. Cooler weather, football games every weekend, and wonderful things to see and do up and down the Coast fill this season with great fun. Enjoy it!
This month we visit with Linda Sumrall, owner of A Pet’s Memory Funeral Home and Crematory. Although an unpleasant subject, the loss of a beloved pet is part of life. GTP takes you behind the scenes of this very important and much needed service. Meet the compassionate couple who will be there for you every step of the way.
Beauvoir will once again host the Fall Muster and Cemetery Tour! Both events promise to be extraordinary educational opportunities for everyone. Get all the information in this issue.
Adrenaline Tattoo is bringing some of the most noted ink artists to the Coast for the 4th Annual Inktoberfest at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center on October 17-19. It is going to be an epic weekend!
And little girls will make memories to last a lifetime at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with the American Girl Fashion Show and PJ Party. We will tell you all about it!
The death of a loved one is an inescapable part of life. Those of us who are completely devoted to our pets, feel the pain and loss as deeply as when a fellow human being passes on. It is a time of confusion, sadness, and often disbelief. It is a time when we need the compassion and caring of others, especially those who truly understand what we are going through. The owners of A Pet’s Memory Pet Funeral Home and Crematory, Linda and Glynn Sumrall, understand. They will provide your beloved companion with ultimate respect and gentle care. You can rest assured that your pet will be given a dignified and personal memorial, that will make you proud as well as help you through the grieving process. (more…)
American Girl is coming to the Coast! What a rare opportunity for girls in South Mississippi. American Girl dolls are the unique creations that allow young ladies to choose a forever friend that’s just like them! From hair color and length to skin tone and eye color, the choices are endless for those who want a customized version of an American Girl to call their own. You can even get a doll that has freckles or a “Bittie Baby” so your doll can have a sibling or two! (more…)