St. Mark hosts ‘Supper with Santa’
A hot dog / chili supper with all the trimmings and an appearance by St. Nick is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 945 Roundbunch Road. Admission is free, and RSVP is requested by calling 722-6655 or 735-8727. Food donations and volunteer service is welcome.

W.O. ‘gift bags’ at Harvest Chapel

Harvest Chapel, 1305 Irving St. in West Orange, will host a food, toy and clothing giveaway for West Orange residents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15. Proof of residency will be required for distribution. For more information, call 882-0862.

‘Christmas on 16th Street’

North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St., will present “Christmas on 16th Street” Dec. 13-14. Activities begin outside in front of the church building at 5 p.m. daily. The Handbell Choir will ring on the front porch and alternate with the “Well” Band and vocal ensembles. A live nativity will be located near a petting zoo, and antique automobiles will be shown. Hot chocolate, apple cider, popcorn and corn dogs will be available as well as a hayride. The children will enjoy a visit with Santa Claus. At 6:30 p.m., estivities move inside for a dramatic musical presentation, “The Christmas Story: Backstage Pass.” Lynae Sanford is drama director and music is under direction of music minister Wade Daniel. Front entrances to the church will be blocked off. Parking is available in back of the church and to the north. For more information, call 883-5678.

St. Paul UMC Christmas Eve Services
Hear the Christmas story as it is weaved through many of your favorite carols on Dec. 24 at St. Paul Methodist Church. This ancient style of worship will be a meaningful and memorable way for your entire family to remember the story of Christ’s entrance into the world. 
The public is invited to join them during one of three worship opportunities at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. The church is temporarily located at 2005 FM 408.
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‘Cowgirl UP!’ women’s workshop planned

The next Cowgirl UP! Women’s Workshop, a monthly ministry presented by the Cowboy Church of Orange, is designed to guide women in a search of scripture to discover recipes and prescriptions for practical living.
Participants will explore where theology meets reality and how to get maximum joy out of every single day; and examine simple truths and biblical recipes for everyday living. The core focus will be a study of what the Bible has to say about living in excellence and making the appropriate changes.
The next workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the gym at Winfree Baptist Church, 19525 Texas 62 in Orange, on Saturday. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided, and childcare is available. To sign up for childcare, participants are asked to call Karen Lee at 697-3240 by noon Thursday.
The workshop is community-wide and nondenominational, designed for all women high school age and up. The core belief is that the Bible is God-breathed, God-inspired and 100 percent accurate as stated in 2 Timothy 3:16. Everything discussed will be based on that belief. The workshop will be led by Allison LaMarr, previously from Austin and now living in Port Neches.