First Baptist to begin wedding venue construction
First Baptist Church's South Campus will begin construction of the Jesmarie Harvey Hurst Memorial Outdoor Wedding Venue and Marriage Center in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday.
Jesmarie began to follow her savior as a young girl. Mrs. Hurst was married to Charles Hurst for 51 years until her death in 2006, according to a written release.
"She was passionate about the power and commitment of marriage, and she and Dr. Hurst wanted to find more ways for the truths of the Bible to impact and help marriages," reads the release.
The facility is expected to be open for weddings in the spring of 2013.
Call 903-839-5333 for more information.Athens Gospel
Southern Gospel groups The Perrys, New Grace Trio and Hearts of Grace will perform in concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Texas Gospel Music Hall on Texas Highway 19 South in Athens. Call 903-477-8084 for more information.Henderson Gospel
A Gospel concert featuring Grounded Quartet will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Henderson Civic Center, 1005 Texas Highway 64 West. A chicken spaghetti dinner will be at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Call 903-530-9262 for more information.Holly Brook Baptist
The youth ministry of Holly Brook Baptist Church will host a pancake lunch on Feb. 24, to raise money for students to go to World Changers summer camp and mission trip in Shreveport, La. Cost of the meal is a donation to the camp fund.
The annual Women's Retreat at Holly Brook Baptist Church will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Family Life Center.
The theme of the meeting will be "In Awe of God and I am His Child." Guest speaker will be Katherine Pang, writer, speaker and WMU director at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Also featured at the retreat will be "Ask the Doctors" when a panel of health specialists will answer questions on Women's Health.
Ms. Pang also will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday is "Women's Day" at the church.
Call the church office at 903-769-2091 for more information. Holly Brook Baptist Church is at 3219 S. Farm-to-Market Road 2869, Hawkins.