Prepping For Passover: Congregation Ahavath Achim readies Seder foods for Passover

Sunday’s persistent rainstorms almost interfered with one Jewish congregation’s Passover preparations. Rabbi Alan Learner, of Congregation Ahavath Achim, and several other membe 11 April 2014 [10:43 PM]

The story of Palm Sunday

Rebecca Hoeffner rhoeffner@tylerpaper.com Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Christian Holy Week. Here is the story the name of the holiday is taken from, in the Gospel of Matthew, ch 11 April 2014 [10:39 PM]

A bridge for the 'unchurched'

Even though LifeBridge Christian Center in Tyler opened only seven weeks ago, lead pastor Scott Grizzle doesn’t want your church members. “There’s a perception in the Bibl 04 April 2014 [11:13 PM]

'Prank It Forward' flips prank paradigm

Fact about me: I love pranks — but I’m terrible at pulling them off. I woke up April 1st giddy to see what my new husband would think of my little pranks for our first April Foo 04 April 2014 [11:10 PM]

Faith-based nonprofit gets new director

When new executive director, Kevin King, told the residents at Breckenridge Village of Tyler that they’d be having a pizza party, the room exploded — clapping and cheering, some 28 March 2014 [11:12 PM]

'God has called me' - Nigerian immigrant, pastor shares his story

Nigeria native Rev. Valentine Nwachukwu’s life has been a whirlwind of events he attributes to God’s intervention; and he says this is only the beginning. “I know God has 28 March 2014 [11:04 PM]

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Tyler author's book released

A Tyler author just released a book nationwide this week titled “Insight to His Sight.” “As people study the Bible, they are…

12 April 2014 [12:43 AM]
Around East Texas: Church on the Move holding Easter egg hunt

St. James Missionary Baptist Church will hold a program Sunday March 30, during morning worship. The guest speaker is Cherlynn Dews. The public is invited. For more information, call 903-595-2064. CHURCH ON THE MOVE Church On The Move will hold an Easter…

11 April 2014 [11:13 PM]
Women of Distinction awarded

The 9th annual “Women of Distinction” awards luncheon featured 12 women who have helped the community in big ways. The awards were given by New Days Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit founded in 1994 by New Days Community Church. The honorees…

11 April 2014 [10:54 PM]
Power and Praise Church changing locations

Sunday is officially the last Sunday morning Power and Praise Church (of Schambach Ministries International) will hold services on their former lakefront property in Dogwood City. SMI sold their property on Dec. 9 to downsize the ministry overhead, move to…

11 April 2014 [10:51 PM]
Church brings soft rock to sermons

Good Friday is next week. It’s the day millions of Christians recognize Christ going to the cross for their sins. One church is recognizing the day with an unusual service, called the “U2charist: a communion service featuring the music of…

11 April 2014 [10:49 PM]
It's OK to cry for help

We have a new member of the family! She has soulful brown eyes like her dad and her grandmother’s happy disposition. She weighs 11 pounds and wakes us up crying every morning at 5:30 a.m. She has re-ordered our priorities.…

11 April 2014 [10:45 PM]
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The story of Palm Sunday

Rebecca Hoeffner rhoeffner@tylerpaper.com Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Christian Holy Week. Here is the story the name of the…

11 April 2014 [10:39 PM]
Church ends broadcast service after 49 years

After 49 years on the air, the last broadcast of the First Baptist Church of Tyler’s worship service will be April 27. “We’ve been on the air 49 years; maybe the first church in Tyler on TV,” said First Baptist’s…

04 April 2014 [11:18 PM]
Musician releases new album

Paul Baloche, locally-based singer and songwriter, recently released his latest album, “Live.” “On a Friday night outside of Toronto, a thousand leaders came together to form a congregation of one to worship God,” Paul said. “A unique sound from singers…

04 April 2014 [11:17 PM]
Finish lines: Don't hold back in life, pick a passion

In the newsroom, we call it a “trifecta,” and it’s a macabre way to deal with bad news. Here’s what the term means: almost every time a famous person dies, two others of equal fame or infamy die soon after.…

04 April 2014 [11:15 PM]
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A bridge for the 'unchurched'

Even though LifeBridge Christian Center in Tyler opened only seven weeks ago, lead pastor Scott Grizzle doesn’t want your church members. “There’s…

04 April 2014 [11:13 PM]