Churches, synagogues, mosques bear tough New England winter

BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth their houses of worship will make ends meet after all these acts of God. Churches, synagogues and mosques report attendance is down at services, as poorly timed winter storms have hit on or close to days of worship.

YWAM Tyler to host third annual INSPIRE conference

When Josh Langer came to East Texas 14 years ago from his native Germany, he was young and, by his own admission, had a limited view of the world and of himself. But a speaker he heard during a Youth With a Mission (YWAM) Tyler event shared facts about the work God was doing around the world and the message affected Langer, who is now YWAM

Encouragement FM’s KVNE, KGLY settling in to new Tyler home

Christian radio stations KVNE and KGLY are settling into their new Tyler home. After 28 and 26 years, respectively, at a building near East Erwin Street and Loop 323, the stations moved to a new facility at 7695 Old Jacksonville Highway.

St. Joseph the Worker Church celebrates pre-1962 Latin Mass

Every day in a small church on Farm-to-Market Road 14 in north Tyler, a group of Catholics gather to celebrate Mass. Their dedication is not unlike their peers across the world, but their method of worship is slightly different.

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Venezuela officials detain, then free 4 North Dakota missionaries

Four North Dakota missionaries were released by Venezuelan authorities Saturday after being detained and questioned for several days, a pastor at their church said. Bruce Dick, lead pastor at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Devils Lake, said the three men…

01 March 2015 [06:33 AM]
50 Reasons

One of the activities I often use when conducting a women’s retreat is to have the participants number a page from one to 50. Then, I ask them to write down all the accomplishments in their life, as well as…

27 February 2015 [10:45 PM]
Fiesta Cristianas event planned today

Fiesta Cristianas is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. today at 201 Mill St. in Alto. El Roi 7, a Christian band from Greenville, is scheduled to perform. A free bike raffle is scheduled and food will be served. Call…

27 February 2015 [10:43 PM]
People’s Missionary to hold Taste and See event

People’s Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Taste and See from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the D.C. Brown Heritage Building, 1900 Bellwood Road. The public is welcome to come and enjoy soul food such as barbecue, greens,…

21 February 2015 [12:49 AM]
Back to basics

By Lorri Allen, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing; that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as…

21 February 2015 [12:47 AM]
East Texans observe Ash Wednesday Video

Across East Texas, people took the opportunity to pause and take stock of their lives today during Ash Wednesday services. Ash Wednesday…

18 February 2015 [03:54 PM]
God has a plan

If I was not sure that God had a plan for my life, I was convinced the day I got married. But let me start at the beginning. Through videotaped reports I did early in my career here in East…

13 February 2015 [11:27 PM]
The Woods Baptist Church announces new schedule

The Woods Baptist Church, 4502 University Blvd., in Tyler has changed its Sunday morning schedule. The new times are 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. service. Visit or call 903-566-5211. BLOOD DRIVE Green Acres Baptist Church…

13 February 2015 [11:25 PM]
Prayers answered for church in Cove Springs that closed in 2014

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09 February 2015 [11:42 AM]
Big sin, little sin

“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?’ And she said, ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go your way; from now on sin no more.’”— John 8:10-11 (NASB) Adulterer,…

06 February 2015 [10:45 PM]
Holly Brook Baptist to host mid-winter study

Staff Reports   Dr. Bill Tolar, distinguished fellow and professor of Biblical backgrounds and archaeology at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, will teach the annual senior adult Mid-Winter Bible Study from Sunday through Wednesday at Holly Brook Baptist Church, 3219 S.…

06 February 2015 [10:42 PM]
Christian nightclub comes to Tyler Video

When Stephen I. Crow was a child, he found church to be incredibly boring. “If Jesus is anything like these people, I…

31 January 2015 [12:06 PM]
What we all really need

I once read that if you hear a song over and over in your head, your subconscious is giving you a message. So I was puzzled a week or so ago when I woke up humming, “We Need a Little…

30 January 2015 [07:43 PM]
New Life Community to hold Super Sunday service

New Life Community Church, 1201 NNW Loop 323, will have Super Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The theme is “Ain’ts vs. Saints.” The pastor is Dr. Vernon M. Robertson. SUPER BOWL SERVICE Landmark Baptist Church, 11125 University Boulevard, in…

30 January 2015 [07:40 PM]
Don't turn away from the lost

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30 January 2015 [07:38 PM]
Church to hold annual Men's Day

People’s Missionary Baptist Church will have its Annual Men’s Day event at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. E.R. Murrell, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Flint, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Marcus Jackson is the host pastor.…

23 January 2015 [08:22 PM]
Overcoming life's failures

My future husband had failed in marriage and business before he was 30. But rather than let those losses define or defeat him, he decided to learn the lessons the setbacks could teach. In debt, he couldn’t afford counseling, so…

23 January 2015 [07:57 PM]