Hundreds gathered at Tyler Metro Church on Monday night to honor six community leaders through a ceremony called the “Order of the Towel” hosted by Shepherd’s Heart ministry. The name of the event is based in the biblical story of when Jesus chose to wash the feet of his followers with a tow…
Bible Thoughts of the Day
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
“But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love ... ”
30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:30-31)
When David Fowler reserved the downtown Tyler square for Saturday, he had no clue it would be part of an international prayer movement.
Kevin East wants to share a different perspective on leadership — one that’s rooted in following and learning from the Bible and Jesus.
Several hundred people gathered Sunday at Bergfeld Park’s Centene Stage amphitheater to hear a message about God’s plan for his people from Les Harvey, pastor of Church of the Pines.
Shenna Rougely’s cell phone has been her lifeline the past few months, capturing heartbreak and triumph in the span of a few short weeks.
Tuesday evening, the Tyler community gathered together at Liberty Baptist Church for a candle light prayer night in memory of George Floyd and other black lives lost to police brutality. Guests and speakers included a number of elected officials and community leaders, including Tyler Mayor M…
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials removed some coronavirus reopening tips for religious organizations only hours after posting them late last week, deleting guidance that discouraged choir gatherings and the use of shared communion cups.
NEW YORK — For many religious families across the United States, the coronavirus has disrupted their most anticipated traditions — the rites of passage that mark their adolescent children’s full entry into their congregations.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The founder of the Knights of Columbus, the influential U.S.-based lay Catholic organization, is moving a step closer to possible sainthood.
Christ Community Church, 5625 N. Loop 256 Palestine, will have its 2020 Kid’s Crusade from Friday, June 26, thru Sunday, June 28, with Bro. Mike Muzzerall from Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Baton Rouge, La.
Dozens gathered Thursday at the downtown square in Tyler to celebrate the National Day of Prayer and give hope during the coronavirus pandemic.
As places of worship can now reopen and increase in-person attendance, some Tyler area religious groups will be opening their doors, while others continue with using digital methods to reach worshipers.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Muslims worldwide began Ramadan on Friday with dawn-to-dusk fasting, but many will have to forgo the communal prayers and family gatherings that make the holy month special, as authorities maintain lockdowns aimed at slowing the coronavirus pandemic.
Cathy Mounce is turning to faith in God and the example of her parents who endured hardships during World War II to get through the coronavirus pandemic.
Rev. Dr. Mark D. Hood, Sr. leads the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Parking Lot Easter Worship Service giving advice on the COVID-19 pandemic with wisdom from God.
Every other year, the congregation of South Spring Baptist Church in Tyler sits down together for a seder meal on the first night of the Jewish Passover. This year, Lead Pastor Chris Legg and his family shared their meal as the congregation logged in online from the church website and Facebo…
The Biblical Book of John says that on the first Easter, Jesus’ disciples were isolated behind doors because they feared punishment from the Jewish leaders. Under the current stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many East Texan church members will be behind doors much like discip…
Several organizations are providing information via telephone hotlines or websites to help people cope with the stress brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
For Arthur Fraction, who lives in a camper without water and electricity, having somewhere to get food is something he’s extremely grateful to have.
The director of the Smith County relief agency PATH said that because of job losses related to the new coronavirus, he anticipates more people will be seeking its services.
Brookshire Grocery Co. is giving senior citizens a 5% discount on purchases and waiving fees for curbside pickup orders through May 5.
The two major hospital chains in East Texas are asking people who have flu-like symptoms or believe they have been exposed to the coronavirus to call a health professional before coming to an emergency room or doctor’s office.
Tyler Churches are facing the challenges of how or if to conduct worship at a time when health officials are encouraging people to avoid groups as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Deep in the Bible belt, churches and houses of worship are some of the biggest gathering places in East Texas. With news of a Gregg County man contracting COVID-19 breaking on Tuesday, many are taking cautionary measures in responding to the threat the coronavirus may pose to their congregations.
Indigenous women residing in the mountains of Panama recently heard Tylerite Sue McCuistion translate from English to Spanish instructions about how to sew net tote bags for use in carrying home items from a grocery store since Panama has banned plastic carry-out bags.
Representatives of Tyler Christian radio station KVNE and its parent company, Encourage Media, brought Valentine cheer to some of the patients of UT Health Tyler on Friday.
Brother Loren Larson from Jimmy Swaggart Ministries will be guest speaker at Christ Community Church, 5625 N. Loop 256, Palestine, from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, the church announced.
Author and motivational speaker Bob Goff, who is known for encouraging people to be more loving to others, will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at Flint Baptist Church, 11131 FM 2867 in Flint.
Those involved with the Smith County Jail ministry volunteer program met Thursday to share information on ministries in the jails and honor chaplains who serve.
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville residents gathered at the Norman Activity Center near downtown for a Martin Luther King Jr. march and special service.
The Tyler Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes in the stake presidency, which governs about 3,400 members who live in Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Smith, Rains and Van Zandt counties.
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? How’s it going? Are you sticking with the plan? Or have you already abandoned it completely?
I’ll be first to admit that technology is amazing. I use it all the time. To set goals. To coordinate schedules. To make phone calls. To text family and friends. To take photos. To make lists. To track fitness. To organize recipes. To look up information. To keep records. To shop online. To …
Christmas can either be the most wonderful time of the year, or it can be the most difficult. For children of Smith County inmates, it’s mostly difficult.
Sam Smith of Hand Up Network wasn’t expecting a call from the fire department, but when he received the plea asking if his organization could step in and lend a hand, he knew he had to help.
Galilee Baptist Church, 15876 County Road 113, Flint, announced it will host “A Holy Night, Christmas Musical & Production” from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 21. The Rev. Anthony L. Williams is pastor of the church.