Skipping church leads to life-changing event for Tyler pastor

Pastor Ed Sanders still remembers the first time he spoke before a church congregation. He was 11 years old and it was youth Sunday. He taught about Job, a man in the Bible who suffered a series of terrible circumstances yet maintained his integrity. …

Chicken houses to provide food, funds for Ugandan ministry with Tyler ties

The cluck of chickens will soon be commonplace in Mbarara, Uganda where 650 children call a Parental Care Ministries boarding school home. PCM, a nonprofit with U.S. headquarters in Tyler, plans to build Enkoko (Chicken) Houses to provide a protein source for the children and generate funds for the ministry’s programs.

East Texas Christian Academy students grow closer to God with community service work

A group of East Texas Christian Academy students returned Sunday from a long weekend trip to a children’s home in Quinlan where they performed community service and say they grew closer to God and to each other.  The 41 students and seven adult chaperones from the academy left last Thursday and traveled to Bole’s Children Home to engage in

After Abortion: Local ministry helps women, men find freedom

When Erin Oyer found herself pregnant with her second child in less than a year, she prepared to do what she had done the first time she was pregnant - get an abortion. She was 19 and had been mentally and emotionally distancing herself from her family and her faith for years. She didn’t want to marry the father of her child and she sure as

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UAW approves tentative contract with Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT - The UAW union’s national council has approved a proposed tentative agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and it will be up to workers now to approve a deal that sets a clear path to full wages for entry-level workers…

09 October 2015 [11:09 PM]
FAITH BRIEFS: Greater St. Mary to host health fair today

Greater St. Mary Baptist Church will have a Community Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 1615 Texas College Road. The free event will include free health screenings, immunizations, informational exhibits, presentations and more. Call 903-592-3774 for…

02 October 2015 [11:22 PM]
Pro-life group to meet at Bishop Gorman Sunday

A Tyler group will come together in front of Bishop T.K. Gorman School to pray for an end to abortion on Sunday. Life Chain will meet from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the school.…

02 October 2015 [11:20 PM]
First East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet set for Oct. 12

The Diocese of Tyler will put on its first East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet on Oct. 12 at the Holiday Inn on South Broadway Avenue in Tyler. Bishop Joseph E. Strickland will be the banquet’s featured speaker. The event,…

25 September 2015 [11:15 PM]
Philadelphia prepares for pope's arrival

PHILADELPHIA - With Pope Francis set to arrive in Philadelphia on Saturday, many schools, offices and businesses closed Friday. That left the…

25 September 2015 [11:02 PM]
Pope Francis brings message of peace to Harlem school

NEW YORK - After a morning of somber policy and memorials, Pope Francis took a break Friday afternoon to meet with children and bring a papal blessing to a Catholic school in East Harlem, a predominantly Latino neighborhood where poverty…

25 September 2015 [10:59 PM]
Around East Texas: First Christian Church to celebrate anniversary

First Christian Church of Tyler, 4202 S. Broadway Ave., will celebrate its 50th anniversary of moving from downtown to the current location with a brunch during the Christian education hour. There will be one combined service at 9:30 a.m.…

18 September 2015 [11:34 PM]
Martin Springs Baptist hosting 100th anniversary celebration

MARTIN SPRINGS BAPTIST HOSTING 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Martin Springs Baptist Church, 8809 County Road 3408, in Chandler, will have its 100th anniversary celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. Nursery is provided. Pastor is…

11 September 2015 [10:07 PM]
Around East Texas: Former NFL player to speak at church

Former NFL pro football player Gary Baxter will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday at Landmark Baptist Church, 11125 Spur 248, in Tyler. Dr. Mike Daniels is the pastor. Baxter graduated from Tyler schools and played football at Baylor University before…

04 September 2015 [11:01 PM]
Church to host benefit for Van tornado victims

Cross Brand Cowboy Church of Tyler, 11915 Farm-to-Market Road 2015, will have a benefit for Van tornado victims at 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. RJ Vandygriff, a 2014 Country Music Association of Texas Hall-of-Famer and a 2013 Western…

28 August 2015 [11:31 PM]
So long

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” - Romans 5:8 (NASB)…

28 August 2015 [10:20 PM]
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