Colonial Hills Baptist to put on annual Christmas pageant Sunday

More than 100 people from Colonial Hills Baptist Church will come together Sunday to put on the church’s annual Christmas pageant. The first act will feature the church’s choirs from children to senior adults singing Christmas favorites. The second act will feature the musical “The Journey of Christmas," which includes a recreation of…

Pope OKs martyrdom decree for US priest killed in Guatemala

Pope Francis has put an American priest killed during Guatemala's civil war on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him a martyr. Francis signed a martyrdom decree Thursday for the Rev. Stanley Rother of Oklahoma. He was killed in 1981, one of several priests slain during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war. Rother had been

Christians to celebrate beginning of Advent season on Sunday

Sunday marks the beginning of Advent, a time when Christians will commemorate the coming of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to the earth. Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year and includes the four Sundays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. It ends on Christmas Eve. Many churches mark the season by lighting candles on a

Effort is underway to restore historic Mount Vernon Episcopal Church in Palestine Video

PALESTINE – Tabitha Enge wants to see her grandchildren and their peers brought up in the same church where she and her mother prayed and learned about God. “My way of working for the Lord is being obedient to do what he has called me to do, and that is to restore Mount Vernon AME Church (for) people in this town,” Ms. Enge said. As

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