Around East Texas: Pastor appreciation event set for March 30

Published on Friday, 21 March 2014 22:42 - Written by From Staff Reports

A pastor appreciation reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. March 30 at Fifth Street Presbyterian Church, to celebrate 10 years of ministry by Rev. Steven Simmons and his wife Jane.

All present and past members are invited, as well as others in the community who know Steve and Jane and would like to celebrate this milestone. Call 903-592-1613 for more information.


The first Church and Community Network meeting for 2014 will be at noon on Friday at North Tenneha Church of Christ, 1701 N. Tenneha. RSVP to grice@


The Shady Grove Baptist Church, 12480 Farm-to-Market Road 14, Tyler, Texas will hold its Family and Friends Day at the 11 a.m. morning service on Sunday.


The Pastor’s Aide Committee of People’s Missionary Baptist Church will honor the Rev. Marcus Jackson with a musical at 7 p.m. today.

All choirs and musical groups are invited to this event to sing. People’s Missionary Baptist Church is at 2908 Bellwood Road.


“The Compassion Experience,” sponsored by Compassion International, will be held at Green Acres Baptist Church next weekend.

The event takes visitors through the lives of children who have been sponsored by the organization.

“The Compassion Experience is an immersive, audio, visual and tactile journey that pulls back the curtain on global poverty and reveals the power of hope,” according to the news release. “You will step inside the stories of actual Compassion children, visit faithful reproductions of real places and moments in their lives, and see firsthand the eternal impact one caring sponsor can make.”

The event will be held from noon to 8 p.m. March 28; from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 29; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 30; and from noon to 4 p.m. March 31.

Call 903-525-1100 for more information.


Celebration Ministries will hold “Can you hear me now?” a brunch, worship and fellowship event featuring author Lynn Ramey as guest speaker. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 29 at Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church. Call 903-561-5703 for reservations.