Salem UMC sponsors “Battle of the Choirs”

Choirs from the gulf coast region are invited to enter The Battle of the Bands at Salem United Methodist Church in Orange. The contest will be Feb. 26, 2011 at the church.
Deadline for registration and entry fee is Dec. 31. For more information, contact the church at 409-779-0049;409-365-4252 or 409-779-5147.
Salem UMC is located at 402 W. John Ave. in Orange. The church’s’ website may also be accessed at

Southeast Texas Regional Bible College
Anyone desiring to give to a non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status, may give at any MCT Credit Union to account # 90046134 – Southeast Texas Regional Bible College. 
For more info or if you need a receipt call 409-779-9628

McDonald Memorial Baptist in Orange taking Angel Food orders
McDonald Memorial Baptist Church of Orange invites the public to place food orders from Angel Food Ministries on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The times are 3 until 6 p.m. in the church office. Distribution date is Saturday, Jan. 29.  A variety of food is available; beginning around $22. Cash or LoneStar card accepted. 
The church location is the corner of South and Broad Streets, near the Lions Den Park. Area residents may contact the church office at 883-3974 for information.

St. Mark Lutheran Church offers January Gumbo Meal      
St. Mark Lutheran Church is cooking up some special Chicken/Sausage Gumbo with all the trimmings on Wednesday. Jan. 19.  Their tried and true gumbo is full of chicken and sausage and is delicious, being served with potato salad, rice, crackers and dessert for only $6 per plate. 
Those interested can order for take out, delivery to your business or dine in our fellowship hall. For more information and to place orders anytime, call: St. Mark Church, 735-4573; Pat, 722-6655 or Elinda at 735-8727. 
St. Mark Lutheran Church is “The little church with the BIG Heart” located at 945 W. Roundbunch road, Bridge City.

DiscipleLife classes offer at FBC Orange

DiscipleLife Classes are beginning Wednesday, Jan. 26 at First Baptist Church in Orange. The classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and will continue for the next ten to twelve weeks.
A variety of classes include: Romans-the Letter that Changed the World; LoveLife-God’s Design for Love; Esther, a Beth Moore women’s study; and Unwavering Tenacity-a men’s study of the life of Elijah.
Some of the studies will be meeting in group members’ homes while others will meet at the church which is located at 602 W. Green Avenue in downtown Orange. 
A study for students, grades seven through 12, will be conducted by Student Minister Jason Fuller and children grades first through sixth will be studying “Fruits of the Spirit.” 
For more information about these classes, contact Minister of Spiritual Development Todd Beasley at 409-886-7461.

Trinity Lutheran to host Soup Kitchen

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1819 North 16th Street, will host a Sunday Soup Kitchen on Jan. 23 from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m.  The soup kitchen is a twice monthly event held on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.