Theater production, women's Sunday among upcoming faith-based events Around East Texas


New Life Worship Center’s Dramatic Arts Department will present “The Appointment,” a dramatic production about life choices, the afterlife and hope in Jesus Christ, at 6 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the worship center, 18535 U.S. Highway 69 S. in Tyler. The free event is open to the public. No tickets are necessary. Call 903-871-8700 or visit for more information.


Jehovah’s Witnesses from East Texas will attend their semiannual circuit assembly Oct. 28 through 29 at the Carthage Civic Center. The theme of the circuit assembly is “Don’t Give Up In Doing What Is Fine.” Jehovah’s Witnesses from Carthage, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Whitehouse and other communities will attend Saturday’s session, while Jehovah’s Witnesses from Longview, Marshall and Tyler will attend Sunday’s session. The public talk, “Avoid Mocking God - In What Sense,” will highlight the program each afternoon. The event, which will start at 9:40 a.m. each day, is free to the public.


The Christian Women’s Council of Bethany Word of Life Tabernacle, 6808 Paluxy Drive in Tyler, will have a Women’s Missionary Sunday program at 10 a.m. Sunday on the church campus. Gloria Washington, executive director of Heart for Hearts Mission ministry, is the scheduled speaker. Call the church office at 903-534-0094.


St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1020 S. Lyons Ave., in Tyler will have Breast Cancer Awareness Sunday at its 11 a.m. worship service. Everyone is asked to wear pink. Refreshments will be served.


Fairview Baptist Church on Texas Highway 110 North will recognize its pastor, the Rev. Zeb Cantley, and his wife for 12 years of service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Finis Daniel from Oak Grove Church of God in Christ is the scheduled speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Road, in Tyler will have Trunk or Treat for the neighborhood from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot.


Doug Anderson, formerly with Signature Sound Quartet, will perform at Westwood Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Nov. 5. No tickets are needed. However, a love offering will be taken at the end of the service.


The International ALERT Academy chorus of Big Sandy will perform at Holly Brook Baptist Church, 3219 S. Farm-to-Market Road 2869, in Hawkins at 6 p.m. Nov. 5. The chorus has performed in settings ranging from local venues to the White House. A fellowship will immediately follow the free concert. Call the church office at 903-769-2091 or visit for more information.


The Triumphant Quartet is scheduled to perform in concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Central Baptist Church, 116 W. Mount Vernon St. in Mabank. Call 903-477-8084 to purchase tickets. They also will be available at the door while supplies last.


First United Methodist Church, 225 Lovers Lane, in Athens will have its annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11. The bazaar will feature fall and Christmas decorations, fabric items, jewelry and floral arrangements. Baked goods also will be sold, and there will be a drawing.


Tyler First Assembly of God, 5309 Rhones Quarter Road in Tyler, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in several ways. A dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17, followed by speaker Rick DuBose at 7 p.m. Attendees must RSVP in advance. Call 903-597-9804 to reserve a spot. Jeff and Sheri Easter are scheduled to perform in concert at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Adam Crabb is scheduled to perform in concert on Nov. 19. A reception will follow. Both concerts are free.


The Salvation Army is in need of the following items for its food pantry: canned tuna, canned chicken, cornmeal, bags of pinto beans, peanut butter, cereal, canned pears, canned peaches, elbow macaroni, tomato sauce and ramen noodles. Donations can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 633 N. Broadway Ave. in Tyler.


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