Two events are planned next month at Bethany Word of Life Tabernacle, 6808 Paluxy Drive, Tyler.
Bible Thoughts of the Day
"So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh."
"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" (John 8:31-32)
"Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister." (1 John 4:20-21)
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26-28 NIV)
“Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1:16-17)
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.
Our family normally puts up house and yard lights during the first warm weekend in November. If we wait too late, we run the risk of having to work in the damp chill instead of the soft sunshine. Of having to wear coats and scarves rather than shorts and flip-flops.
Habitat for Humanity of Smith County volunteer Bob Beckley, 85, will participate on his 50th home build Saturday at 2401 N. Tenneha Ave. in Tyler.
The Original East Texas Baptist Association Prison Fellowship/Angel Tree Ministry will host a toy drive from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at D.C. Heritage Building, 900 Bellwood, Tyler.
First Baptist Church in Tyler will have its annual Thanksgiving grocery and ham ministry event at 9 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 412 W. Ferguson St. About 75 to 90 volunteers from the church, ranging from children to senior adults, will be on hand to welcome and serve the sacks to tho…
Black Friday didn’t even have the courtesy to wait until the end of November this year. Doorbuster ads started rolling out before we’d even polished off the last of the Halloween candy.
Palestine Public Library, 2000 S. Loop 256, will host author Phillip Anthony Sainz-Hall for a presentation and signing of his book “From the Bullet to the Bible” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Galilee Baptist Church, 15876 County Road 1113, Flint, announced it will host a Community Block Party at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to a gospel music concert featuring Sue Dodge, a frequent participant in the Gaither Homecoming Series. It will be 6 p.m. Sunday at The Woods Baptist Church, 4502 University Blvd. in Tyler.
My mother always said the hardest part of being a parent is being consistent. Raising 12 children of my own has convinced me she was right.
The 102nd anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun is Sunday, and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler will celebrate the anniversary from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
A packed house cheered from their stadium seats as dirt flew through the air while cowboys rode bucking bulls during CityFest BuckOut at Cross Brand Cowboy Church’s arena.
East Texas Baptist University students, faculty and staff gathered in the Quad in the early morning hours on Wednesday for the annual See You at the Pole event, a global day of prayer. The tradition started in 1990 at a high school in Burleson, and has since grown to see upwards of 3 million…
GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief and loss because of the death of a loved one, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Community Christian Church, 15704 Texas Highway 110 N., Lindale, in the Garden Valley area, 1 mile north of Interstate 20, Exit 548.
Three best-selling authors touring the South will provide “a night of faith, friends and food to feed the soul” during a stop in Tyler presented by Compassion LIVE, an entity created by Compassion International, a Christian child development organization, to provide events for people to join…
The Quarterly Church and Community meeting for Cornerstone Assembly of God Church is set from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 27, at 9107 Paluxy Drive in Tyler.
In 1869, some of the earliest residents of the town that became Whitehouse began gathering to worship each Sunday. Those early worshippers founded what is now known as First Baptist Church of Whitehouse.
Our family enjoys going to the beach, but we normally wait and go off season. We’ll head to the coast in late February or early April or maybe even September, when schools are back in session after a too-short summer break.
Women on Mission of Holly Brook Baptist Church, 3219 S. Farm-to-Market Road 2869, Hawkins, will resume monthly meetings at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Family Life Center, Room D105-106. Attendees are asked to bring a salad to share. The program will include mission reports from members and oppor…
Calvary Commission will celebrate 42 years at its annual Breakthrough Prayer and Missions Conference, Thursday through Sunday at the World Commission Center on the Lindale Campus.
My husband and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary earlier this month. We traditionally mark the occasion by watching taped footage of our wedding ceremony, although we’ve missed doing so for several years running.
Awana resumes on from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Holly Brook Baptist Church, 3219 S. Farm-to-Market Road 2869 in Hawkins. Kickoff day will feature Wacky Water Games that will include a blow-up water slide, water games, water balloons, watery competitions and more. No drop-offs are allow…
Once, back when my husband was in medical school, he found himself in an elevator with a woman he instantly recognized from something he’d read in the school paper. So he struck up a conversation with her.
The METRO, Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 12573 Texas Highway 31 West, will begin its annual Youth Revival at 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Some children in Third World countries who often go without food will receive a healthy meal thanks to the efforts of volunteers at Green Acres Baptist Church.
From pacifiers for babies to toothbrushes and combs for older children, the Collective Closet, operated by a new nonprofit, faith-based organization, is stocked with supplies to help fostering, adoptive and kinship families meet the needs of children.
Calvary Assembly of God Church, 1723 E. Front St., Tyler, will host a ladies self-defense class at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
A women’s workshop, “Plays Well With Paint,” is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at Community Christian Fellowship, 15704 Texas Highway 110 N, Lindale.