Around East Texas: May 17, 2014

Published on Friday, 16 May 2014 22:49 - Written by From Staff Reports

May 24 at the Tyler Presbyterian Church in Flint, lyric soprano Grace Johnson will preform a recital.

Grace has been cast in the role of Sister Genovieffa in Puccini’sSuar Angelica at the Amalfi Music Festival this summer. When she returns she’ll begin work on her doctorate in musical arts at the University of North Texas, where she just completed her master of vocal performance degree.

To help fund her travel to Italy, Grace is giving a recital at the church where her father is pastor. Admission is free, but please bring donations to help Grace with her travel expenses.

Directions to Tyler Presbyterian Church in Flint can be found at its website,

Flint United Methodist Church will celebrate its 140th anniversary with special events on Sunday.

The 11 a.m. service will feature guest speakers and will be followed at noon with a luncheon.

All former members of the church are invited to attend.

Little Zion Baptist Church will celebrate their pastor and wife’s 50th anniversary at 3 p.m. on May 25 at the church at FM 848 Bascom Road in Whitehouse. The pastor is The Rev. Lennon Brown, his wife is Mable Brown. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Billy Cleaver of St. Violet Baptist Church in Tyler.

A pastor’s aid program will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at Galilee Baptist Church. Becky Ector is the speaker.