Missionary TECH Team supports missionaries across the globe

When Birne Wiley was a young boy, he said it wasn’t uncommon for his home to welcome missionaries. He said the time spent with them showed him their Christian work was burdened by things outside their training and experience. “One of the primary causes of failure within the mission field was, what I call, square pegs being put into round…

Century-old Ushers Association trains ‘doorkeepers’ to worship

BALTIMORE —Vanessa Lucas, an avid churchgoer, says she’d love for everyone to be as blessed by the Scriptures as she has been. So when a friend missed a half-dozen services, she decided to investigate. The last time the woman had been to church, Lucas learned, an usher had handed her a program so rudely she decided not to

Beautiful Blood

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.” — Ephesians 1:7 (NASB)   The voice mail message was scary: “Please call the health clinic about your lab work as soon as possible.” It was the first time I’d had blood tests done in 20 years. If you’re like me,

Christian Women’s Job Corps announces executive director

The Christian Women’s Job Corps of Tyler has a new executive director. East Texas native Krista Wallace recently assumed the role. Mrs. Wallace brings to the position many years of educational and fundraising experience, according to an organization news release.

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Noonday UMC hosting ice cream social, games Noonday United Methodist Church, 17320 Texas Highway 155 South, in Flint will have its “Come Meet Our Church” event from 2 to 4 p.m. today. The event will include an ice cream social,…

24 July 2015 [10:11 PM]
Beautiful Blood

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.” — Ephesians…

24 July 2015 [09:55 PM]
Texas native to sign book of daily devotionals at Hastings

McKade “Levi” Marshall will be signing his book, “Tasting the Goodness of God: 31 Daily Devotionals for Everyday Living” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Entertainment, 4015 S. Broadway Ave., in Tyler. HOLLY BROOK BASKETBALL CAMP IN HAWKINS Holly Brook Baptist…

17 July 2015 [10:42 PM]

“Let not your heart be troubled.” — John 14:1 (NASB) Are you paralyzed in your journey? Perhaps you are stuck…

17 July 2015 [10:36 PM]
Around East Texas

King's Heralds Quartet to play at Mineola church The King’s Heralds Quartet from Portland, Tennessee, will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 612 N. Newsom St., in Mineola. The Quartet originated…

10 July 2015 [10:46 PM]
Fairwood UMC welcomes new pastor

Fairwood United Methodist Church, 1712 Old Omen Road, in Tyler, has welcomed a new pastor. Benjamin West’s first Sunday was last week.…

10 July 2015 [10:42 PM]
Raising the Bar

“You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 (NASB) Hubby is now working for a…

10 July 2015 [10:26 PM]
Pleasant Hill Baptist to hold annual Fireworks Spectacular

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 13590 Texas Highway 110 South in Tyler will present its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular Saturday. The event will include an Armed Forces Tribute, snow cones, free food, bounce houses and face painting. Food will…

03 July 2015 [11:19 PM]
Happy 4th of July!

They were quiet. They must be tired, they’re so quiet, I thought. I’d just picked up my roommate and two guys from…

03 July 2015 [11:18 PM]
Mosque open house scheduled

The East Texas Islamic Society will have its Mosque Open House from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. The mosque is at 10659 Texas Highway 64 East in Tyler. Anwar Khalifa, who is an Islamic Society board member…

02 July 2015 [02:01 PM]
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]
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]
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]
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