Back-to-Church Sunday service among upcoming faith-based events around East Texas

Published on Saturday, 16 September 2017 13:34 - Written by

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel will talk about “The Case for Christian Education” at The Brook Hill School’s 2017 Founder’s Day celebration. Strobel is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 9. He also will sign books at a pre-dinner event at 6 p.m. Tickets for both events are available at . As part of the Founder’s Day celebration, the school also will honor Headmaster Rod Fletcher and his wife, Heather, for their work in furthering the school’s mission. Established in 1997, The Brook Hill School serves 665 students in pre-K through 12th grades.



Bethany Word of Life Tabernacle, 6808 Paluxy Drive, in Tyler will have a National Back-to-Church Sunday service at 10 a.m. Sunday. A Community Outreach/Fellowship dinner will follow the service. The events are free and open to the public. Contact the church’s business office at 903-534-0094 for more information.



Community Christian Fellowship, 15704 Texas Highway 110 N., Lindale, has two women’s Bible studies in progress. The five-week Bible study “One Thousand Gifts,” by Ann Voskamp, will be 6:30 p.m. Mondays in Room 114 at the church and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Lillie Russell Memorial Library, 200 E. Hubbard St., Lindale. The five-week study “Who Switched Off My Brain,” by Dr. Caroline Leaf, will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Free child care is available if you sign up at



Community Christian Fellowship, 15704 Texas Hwy 110 N., Lindale, will kick off the 2017-18 year of Moms Inc. on Tuesday. The theme, “A Year of Blessing,” comes from a Bible-based curriculum, which is designed to help a mom’s journey to experience a life of blessing more fully. The regular meetings are scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month and include time for fellowship, study and a potluck brunch. Registration, which includes several child care options, is required and found at Moms Inc., There’s a $10 “Early Bird” registration discount until Sunday. The church is in the Garden Valley area, one mile north of Interstate 20, Exit 548, in rural Lindale. Call 903-882-8501 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 are available 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.



The International ALERT Academy in Big Sandy invites the public to its Family Camp Community Night on Oct. 17. A barbecue meal is available for purchase ($7.50 for adults and $5 for children) starting at 5 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. Dr. Lew Sterrett will share a biblical message on horseback. The academy is at One Academy Boulevard in Big Sandy. Call 906-636-2000, Extension 2101, visit or email 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., Mabank. Call 903-477-8084 to purchase tickets. They also will be available at the door while supplies last.