Tyler Latter-day Saint serves 2 years in Brazil

For seven generations members of Benjamin Taylor’s family have served as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So as the Tyler resident approached high school graduation, it hit him that his turn was coming. In July 2013, Taylor, now 22, left Tyler for Brazil, where he served two years. “I feel like the…

Lessons from Africa

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you …” — Matthew 28:19-20 (NASB)   Three years ago, my husband returned from a mission trip to Africa. It was life- changing for him.

Retired judge rebuilds homes on Nepal trip

Retired Justice Sam Griffith of Tyler recently returned from a two-week trip to Nepal where he and a group of missionaries from Youth With A Mission helped build houses for people whose homes were destroyed in the recent earthquakes.

My Hero

“Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

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Fundraiser for Baptist church trip set for Whitehouse today

First Baptist Church of Whitehouse will conduct a fundraiser today to raise money for an upcoming trip to Moldova. The volunteer mission team members will participate in “Suffering Under the Stars” starting at 8 p.m. today at Whitehouse City Park…

27 June 2015 [02:18 AM]
Southern Raised Band performs today in Athens

The groups Southern Raised Band and Grounded Quartet will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at the Texas Gospel Music Hall, 6513 Texas Highway 19 South, in Athens. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets can be purchased at First…

27 June 2015 [02:03 AM]
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Lessons from Africa

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the…

27 June 2015 [02:01 AM]
Tyler Jewish congregation declares 'Shabbat of Solidarity'

As an expression of solidarity with the African-American community, the Jewish community of Congregation Ahavath Achim in Tyler has declared this coming Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, as a “Shabbat of Solidarity.” The Jewish Sabbath begins on Friday evening and ends…

27 June 2015 [01:59 AM]
Around East Texas

SHADY GROVE BAPTIST TO HOLD ANNUAL REVIVAL THROUGH WEEK The Shady Grove Baptist Church, 12480 Farm-to-Market Road 14, in Tyler will have its Annual Revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Gary Walker, pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist…

19 June 2015 [10:46 PM]
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My Hero

“Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with you, and that…

19 June 2015 [10:44 PM]
God Reconciles

I have been a member of a wonderful organization called the National Speakers Association (the other NSA) since 1996. I’ve met some of my best friends, learned about the profession of speaking and developed business-building skills. But in those 19…

12 June 2015 [10:38 PM]
Pollard UMC to get new pastor

A leadership change is coming at Pollard United Methodist Church in Tyler. The Rev. Alicia Coltzer, who has served as pastor since 2013, has accepted the position of district superintendent for the United Methodist Church’s Southeast District, according to information…

05 June 2015 [10:46 PM]
Christian Women’s Job Corps offering summer skills classes

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Tyler will offer job and life skills classes this summer for CWJC alumni and the community. Visit www.cwjctyler.org for more information. PRAYZE FACTOR GOSPEL TOUR The Prayze Factor People’s Choice Awards Independent Artist Gospel Tour…

05 June 2015 [10:46 PM]
Long Enough

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children…” — Titus 2:3-4…

05 June 2015 [10:44 PM]
Around East Texas

Poverty Awareness Concert The Vineyard Church of Tyler will have A Celebration of Music in the Park Remembering the Poor from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Bergfeld Park Amphitheater. Local musical artist who are scheduled to perform include:…

29 May 2015 [11:11 PM]
Looking Back

“In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33 (NASB) When you look back over the toughest times in your life, what do you remember? Do you see scenes in…

29 May 2015 [11:08 PM]
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Pine Cove names new president

Reed Livesay, a nine-year veteran of Pine Cove Christian Camps, has been named the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Livesay…

29 May 2015 [11:06 PM]
Confidence

“Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.’” — John 8:12 (NASB) The guest speaker went around…

22 May 2015 [11:02 PM]
Vineyard Church to host poverty awareness concert

The Vineyard Church of Tyler will have A Celebration of Music in the Park Remembering the Poor from 2 to 5 p.m. May 30 at the Bergfeld Park Amphitheater. Local musical artists who are scheduled to perform include: The Scrips,…

22 May 2015 [11:00 PM]
We All Wear Different Hats

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but…

16 May 2015 [12:14 AM]
Run for the Son Benefit Concert Jam is tonight

The Christian Motorcyclists Association will have their Run for the Son Benefit Concert Jam from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at The Oil Palace. Twenty bands representing different genres are scheduled to perform. Tickets cost $12 each and can…

08 May 2015 [11:44 PM]
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