‘Service of Hope’ event slated Wednesday at Marvin United Methodist Church

Published on Friday, 6 December 2013 23:39 - Written by

“A Service of Hope and Healing” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Marvin United Methodist Church in the chapel.

“If you are feeling the pain of grief and loss during the holiday season or support someone who does, please plan to attend this heart-to-heart service in the Marvin chapel,” according to the news relase. “This supportive worship service will include special readings, prayers, Scripture readings, music and a message of hope for all. Following the service, you are invited to an informal gathering and discussion in the church parlor. Written handouts will offer practical suggestions regarding grief during the holidays.”


“Surviving The Holidays: A Grief Workshop” will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at Marvin United Methodist Church in the Arts and Crafts room.

“This workshop, conducted by the Rev. Gerry Giles, offers the opportunity to share your feelings, discuss the grief process and to learn steps to begin recovery,” according to the news release. “You will also learn about our ‘rights’ when dealing with others as well as suggestions for coping with grief and loss during the Christmas season.”

Please contact Brenda Byerly at 903-592-7396 or by email at bbyerly@marvin umc.com to RSVP. Attendees should plan to gather at 8:45 a.m., park in the south parking lot and use the elevator by the Welcome Center.


The community is invited to the sixth annual Congregation Beth El Chanukah and Klezmer Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday at Tyler Civic Theater Center in the Braithwaite Theater on Rose Park Drive, next to the Tyler Rose Garden.

Admission is free, but canned goods and non-perishable items are requested for donation to PATH’s Food Pantry.

The program will feature Klezmer music - which is the music of Eastern European Jewish life. Additional musical selections will focus on popular Chanukah melodies. “We have assembled a band of 10 of the finest local musicians led by Rabbi Neal Katz. There will also be additional musical acts. It will be a fun evening of Chanukah joy — and the entire Tyler community is invited,” according to the news release.

Light refreshments will be available.


Arp First Baptist Church’s Walk Through Bethlehem has been postponed until Dec. 14 and 15 because of the inclement weather. Each night there will be two tours. One at 7 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m.