ONE NATION UNDER GOD RALLY
Grace Fellowship Church of Flint will hold a patriotic event that will celebrate the theme that the United States is “One Nation Under God” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler. The event will feature music, prayers and praise and worship. The East Texas Men in Harmony and retired U.S. Army Chaplin Lt. Col. Lewis Williams will participate in the celebration. For more information, visit Grace Fellowship Church's Facebook page.
CITYWIDE FOOD DRIVE
New Days Community Church, 901 N. Broadway Ave., will put on a citywide food drive to benefit the PATH Food Pantry from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Community members are urged to help fight hunger by bringing nonperishable food or financial donations to the church’s parking lot during the event.
The Greater St. Mary Baptist Church, 1615 Texas College Road in Tyler, will celebrate its 124th Anniversary with a picnic on Saturday and service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The theme for the event is “Hope is Our Anchor” based on the New Testament passage in Hebrews 6:19. The late Rev. Reuben Wright established the church in Tyler in 1893. Since then, it has grown and developed into a religious institution which aims to touch lives and generate hope and love based on a ministry that addresses people’s spiritual, social, and physiological needs. The Rev. Michael D. Glaspie Sr., associate pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church of Arlington, is the scheduled guest speaker. He is a Tyler native and a graduate of Emmett J. Scott High School.
The 2017 East Texas Crusade for Christ is set for 6:30 p.m. daily Sunday to Thursday at Kilgore College’s Dodson Auditorium, 817 Nolen St. The event is free and open-to-the-public. The event will include special entertainment in addition to the evangelistic features. Each evening will last about two hours. The Sunday evening kick-off includes an ice cream social.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Holly Brook Baptist Church, 3219 S. Farm-to-Market Road 2869 in Hawkins, will focus on the stars as students become “Galactic Starveyors” during this summer’s Vacation Bible School. The annual Bible study is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday. Children through sixth are welcome. The week’s theme is “Searching the Visible, Discovering the Invisible” and is based on Colossians 1:15-16. Call 903-769-2091 or visit www.hollybrookbaptist.org for more information.
Stone Fort Encampment, 14196 Texas Highway 110, in Whitehouse will have a Children's Camp for 6- to 12-year-olds Monday through Friday. Register online at www.stonefort.camp or call 903-561-0253.
Carter BloodCare will have a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9 at Community Christian Fellowship, 15704 Texas Highway 110 N in Lindale. The blood drive will take place on the south side of the main building.
Bethany Word of Life Tabernacle, 6808 Paluxy Drive in Tyler, will present its 2017 Faith Conference at 7 p.m. July 13 to 14 on the church campus. Evangelist Madeline Kennedy is the scheduled guest speaker and Sister JuWanda Allen will serve as the featured guest psalmist. This year's theme is “Faith Fans the Flame.” The event is open to the public. Contact District Elder Ed and First Lady Chris Sanders at 903-534-0094 for more information.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Calvary Assembly of God Church, 1723 E. Front St. in Tyler, will have Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. July 20-21 and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 22 for children 4 years old through completed fifth grade. The event will include puppets, music, skits, a black light show, lots of prizes and food every day. Call 903-597-6120 or 903-658-1360 for more information.
The Southern Plainsmen Quartet is scheduled to perform at Sunrise Assembly of God, 4339 Farm-to-Market Road 315 South in Chandler, at 6 p.m. July 23. It is a free concert, though a love offering will be accepted.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Camp Out VBS at Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church, 417 County Road 1143 in Tyler, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29. Lunch will be provided. The day will include team-building games, Bible-based songs, and multisensory Bible adventures. Some of the activities might be a bit messy so children should come in play clothes and sturdy shoes. Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join at 10 a.m. July 30 for a dramatic, campfire-style celebration of God’s love. Call 903-592-7183, email email@example.com or visit www.vbspro.events/p/fbd748 for more information or to register.
WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SUNDAY
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. July 30 on the church campus. Evangelist Felicia Lee is the scheduled guest speaker. Contact the church office at 903-534-0094 for more information.