Faith fueled as a teen for Church of Christ minister

Bill Allen didn’t start going to church until he was in fifth grade, but from that point on the house of God was a place he wanted to be. He got involved with the ministry, helping to lead the singing and giving short talks about spiritual things while he was a teenager. …

Marvin United Methodist Church celebrates sanctuary’s 125th anniversary

When Marvin United Methodist Church built a new structure in 1890, it was considered, among other things, “the most handsome, convenient, commodious, and best located church edifice” in the state and “one of the finest in all southern Methodism.”

Heavenly Sound: 1930s Oil boom brought grand pipe organs to East Texas

It is hard to imagine that something as raucous and rowdy as an oil boom could result in exquisite organ music, but the surprisingly high number of Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs in East Texas is, in fact, a direct result of the great East Texas oil boom of the 1930s. When the drilling of the Daisy Bradford No. 3 gusher near Kilgore in September

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Shoe fundraiser for Ugandan children

SHOE FUNDRAISER FOR UGANDAN CHILDREN Dough Rollers, which owns 17 cookie, pretzel and coffee stores in Texas - including the two Great American Cookie Co. stores in Broadway Square Mall - has launched a fundraiser called “Give Shoes. Give Joy.”…

20 November 2015 [11:36 PM]
King’s Academy students serve community through mission day

King’s Academy Christian School has two mission days per school year to provide students with the opportunity to learn about organizations and serve the community. This year, kindergarten through second-grade students went to Atria Willow Park to read aloud to…

13 November 2015 [11:11 PM]
Church anniversaries, Thanksgiving events planned for November

Around East Texas 11.14 People’s Missionary Baptist Church, 2908 Bellwood Road in Tyler, will honor Pastor Marcus L. Jackson and First Lady Jackie Jackson with a Black & White Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Building, 1900 Bellwood…

13 November 2015 [11:09 PM]
Priest helps turn the youth of L.A. away from gangs

LOS ANGELES - In a small mortuary in East Los Angeles, a mother wept over the silver casket holding her son. Behind the pews, photos of Roger Soriano showed a young man throwing up gang signs with friends, a tattoo…

13 November 2015 [11:09 PM]
Tyler Baha’i community celebrates holy days of their faith

Tyler Baha’is gathered this week to celebrate the “Twin Birthdays” of their religion’s founders. During these Baha’i holy days, work was suspended and the Tyler Baha’i community put on commemorative events. Baha’i, a monotheistic religion with more than 5 million…

13 November 2015 [11:06 PM]
Around East Texas 11.7

Around East Texas 11.7 Christian musician Jernigan to lead worship in Lindale Singer, songwriter and author Dennis Jernigan, who has written such Christian hits as “You Are My All in All” and “Who Can Satisfy My Soul (There is a…

06 November 2015 [11:56 PM]
RELIGION: Around East Texas

Pollard UMC harvest festival Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 Copeland Road, in Tyler will have its Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the front parking lot or, if it’s raining, the gym. Noonday Baptist…

30 October 2015 [11:08 PM]
Religion: Around East Texas 10.24

Around East Texas 10.24 Rehab's Retreat in Kilgore to host event, victim awareness day Rahab’s Retreat and Ranch, 3607 Stone Road, in Kilgore will have a Meet, Greet and Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,…

23 October 2015 [10:52 PM]
Around East Texas

Around East Texas 10.17 WHITE MASS FOR MEDICAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS The Fourth Annual White Mass invoking God’s blessings on people of all faiths in the medical community is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of…

16 October 2015 [11:40 PM]
Cleaver honored for 50 years in ministry

The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in Jacksonville recently helped Dr. Tony M. Cleaver celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Cleaver…

16 October 2015 [11:38 PM]
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]
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