Christ Church building South campus

Christ Church, Episcopal, in downtown Tyler is branching out. The church has started efforts to create a south campus with hopes of opening on Easter Sunday 2016. The new facility will be built along Old Jacksonville Highway across from Bruno’s Pizza and Pasta and will complement the existing downtown campus, church leaders said. …

Shroud of Turin back on display to public in Italy, first time since 2010 Video

Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday. The 4.3-meter-long (14-foot) cloth will be displayed April 19-June 24. Pope Francis will view it

Uganda choir makes the rounds in East Texas, U.S. Video

The joyful abandon with which the children’s choir from Uganda sang spread to the crowd of adults and children who joined in the praise by clapping and dancing.

Land marks 50 years of pastoring

The Rev. Bobby Land Sr. still gets teary-eyed when he remembers a promise he made to God. His oldest son, Michael, was 7 years old at the time and dying of spinal meningitis. “If you heal him, I’ll preach,” Land said of his words to the Lord at the time.

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Christ Church building South campus

Christ Church, Episcopal, in downtown Tyler is branching out. The church has started efforts to create a south campus with hopes of…

24 April 2015 [04:51 PM]
"The Facts of Life" actress speaking at luncheon

Lisa Whelchel, who portrayed snobby Blair Warner on the ’90s television show “The Facts of Life,” is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the upcoming Call Her Blessed luncheon. The luncheon will benefit Christian Homes & Family Services, a…

24 April 2015 [01:32 PM]
Praise Fest event set today in Butler Plaza

Praise Fest, put on by Empowerment Church, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler. Musical artists, face painting, a bounce house and petting zoo will be at the free event.…

17 April 2015 [09:13 PM]

When I was 5, the neighborhood kids circled around me and made up a song about how I was as fat as Santa Claus. Many years later, on the job, it got back to me that in a meeting, a…

17 April 2015 [09:09 PM]
Holocaust Remembrance event planned

Religious and other community leaders will gather to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday. The interfaith Holocaust remembrance program, called “Broken Children, Broken Branches, Broken Lives,” is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3501 S. Donnybrook Ave., in…

17 April 2015 [09:03 PM]
Lindale man helped by local food pantry

Angus Williams, of Lindale, has been visiting the David Powell Community Food Pantry for almost two years. “It really helps me because food is so high in the store and, you know, low income and stuff,” Williams said. Williams is…

17 April 2015 [08:54 PM]
Land marks 50 years of pastoring

The Rev. Bobby Land Sr. still gets teary-eyed when he remembers a promise he made to God. His oldest son, Michael, was…

10 April 2015 [11:00 PM]
Lori Allen: Getting to wonderful

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” – Amy Bloom When we think about self-improvement, many…

10 April 2015 [03:42 PM]
Pirtle UMC hosting Cajun celebration today

Pirtle United Methodist Church in Overton will have a Louisiana-Style Pig Roast (Cochon de Lait) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 and includes pulled pork sandwiches with all the trimmings and tea, plus live music by…

03 April 2015 [10:54 PM]
Easter Vision

Famous filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille said, “We must use everything that the genius of man and the providence of God has given us to communicate the gospel.” DeMille probably never dreamed of the Internet. But the director of “The Ten…

03 April 2015 [10:51 PM]
Easter an outreach opportunity for churches

It’s been described as Super Bowl Sunday for Christians. On Easter Sunday church attendance swells to record-setting numbers as individuals and families who seldom attend the rest of the year take the opportunity on this religious holiday. Local pastors said…

03 April 2015 [10:22 PM]
People's Missionary Baptist Church to host musical, women's conference

People’s Missionary Baptist Church, 2908 Bellwood Road, in Tyler will have a pastor’s aide musical at 7 p.m. today. Pastor is Marcus Jackson. People’s Missionary Baptist Church’s Women’s Ministry will have its Women’s Conference from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today…

27 March 2015 [10:11 PM]
Reminders of God's love

A colleague’s car broke down on her way to work last week. When I checked in on her, she asked, “Would you pray that I will be able to afford to get it fixed?” Instantly, I said yes and offered…

27 March 2015 [10:09 PM]
Three Large Crosses

Three Large Crosses were erected Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 13590 Troup Highway in Tyler. The middle cross is 40…

27 March 2015 [10:07 PM]
Palm Sunday marks start of Easter season

Christian churches around the world will celebrate Palm Sunday as they commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week. It is during Holy Week that Christians commemorate Christ’s death on Good Friday and His resurrection from the…

27 March 2015 [09:54 PM]
Feelings Hurt

I once knew a little boy named Tim who got insect antennae mixed up with his emotions. He said, “My feelers are hurt.” It has stuck. My husband and I still use that cute saying to let each other know…

20 March 2015 [10:40 PM]
Iglesia de Cristo sees increase in numbers

Six years ago, West Erwin Church of Christ had just started a Spanish-language ministry. Now, the downtown church’s Spanish-language congregation has grown…

13 March 2015 [10:14 PM]
Due Promise showed God watches over us

When my husband, Mark, was 19 and living in Arizona, he helped take care of a thoroughbred quarter horse named Due Promise. She had a famous ancestor, Man o’ War, the stallion that won 20 of his 21 races and…

13 March 2015 [10:07 PM]
Family of Faith celebrating pastors

Staff Reports The Family of Faith Christian Church and the Faith Learning Center are having a month-long celebration commemorating Senior Pastor Gregory O. Littlefield and Pastor Elizabeth Littlefield’s 21 years of faith-based service. The activities include a city of Tyler…

13 March 2015 [10:01 PM]
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