Revival, Vacation Bible School among upcoming faith-based events around East Texas

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The 20th Annual East Texas Baptist Campmeeting “Revival” is scheduled for July 17-21 at the Civic Center in Canton, Texas. This Campmeeting/Revival Meeting is one of the largest annual, weeklong religious gatherings in East Texas with an average attendance of 1,000 each night. The nonprofit meeting is free and open to the public. Services will start at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, with special events daily, including a golf tournament and picnic and a Wednesday morning service from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Nationally known Southern Gospel and Bluegrass groups are scheduled to perform at each service. There will be one speaker each evening with the Wednesday morning session featuring sermons from young preachers and a revival sermon by Dr. Russell Rogers. A free-will love offering will be received to cover the costs of the event. Guests can bring their own chairs. Call evangelist Dennis Erwin at 903-896-7727 or visit for more information.



Carter BloodCare will have a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday 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. In addition, the church will offer a basic first aid, CPR and AED class that leads to certification from 6 to 9 p.m. July 26. Dallas firefighter Joe Dutton is scheduled to lead. The cost is $25. People should register online at or at the CCF Info Center. Call 903-882-8501 for more information.



Bethany Word of Life Tabernacle, 6808 Paluxy Drive, in Tyler, will present its 2017 Faith Conference at 7 p.m. July 13 and 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.



Calvary Assembly of God Church, 1723 E. Front St. in Tyler, will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 20 and 21 and 10:30 a.m. to 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.



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 or visit for more information or to register.



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.


SIGHT NIGHT will have Sight Night “The Joy of Sight” from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at Callynth Photography Studio in Tyler. Tickets go for a $5 minimum donation. The event will include local art, live music and food. All proceeds will benefit the work of to restore sight to the blind in Togo, Africa. Those interested in purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event can visit for more information.