Solid Rock Baptist Church to host musical

The Solid Rock Baptist Church, 1207 Link Ave in Orange, will host a musical on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. Minister of Music, Pastor Michael White II from Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in Port Arthur will deliver the message. Anointed men and women of God will sing praises to the Lord. The community is invited to attend.

Salem UMC to sell dinners Aug. 19

The Salem United Methodist Church will be selling fried chicken dinners on Friday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in the Church Fellowship Hall. The menu will include: fried chicken, pinto beans and rice, tossed salad, bread and cake for dessert. Each plate will cost $7.
For orders or more information, call the church at 409-883-2611 Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Starlight COGIC to host men’s weekend

The men of Starlight Church of God in Christ invite other men in the community to join them for Men’s Weekend 2011.The weekend starts on Friday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Herman Hicks as the guest speaker.
Pastor Hicks will be coming from Wichita, Kan.
On Saturday, Aug. 20 workshops will be held at the E.B. Lindsey Family Life Center. It begins with registration and a continental breakfast from 8:30 am to 9 am. There will be workshops such as Developing an Effective Men’s Ministry, Conquering Addictions, and Our Responsibility to the Fatherless.
Pastor William Wilson of Jones Memorial COGIC in Beaumont will be the workshop presenter. Saturday will conclude with lunch.
The weekend concludes with service Sunday at 11 am with Pastor Herman Hicks as the guest speaker.
Registration is $25 and includes workshop material, a conference portfolio and a lunch. Friday night and Sunday morning service is open to everyone at no cost.
Starlight is located at 2800 Bob Hall Road in Orange. For more information call 409-886-4366.

North Orange Baptist Church to host 9/11 remembrance service

North Orange Baptist Church, located at 4775 N. 16th in Orange, invites you to join us for a community-wide 9/11 Remembrance Service Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
“Remembering the tragedy, the loss, the sacrifice,and celebrating the privilege to preserve, protect and enjoy the freedom we have as Americans.”
The service will feature the LCM Band under the direction of Steve Shoppert and a Community Choir under the direction of Brad Holmes. We will hear from members of the military and service organizations and leaders of our community. For more information, go to

Bread of Life Ministry to offer hot lunches

The Bread of Life Feeding Ministry of Starlight Church of God in Christ Evangelism Team will provide hot lunches every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The meals will be served at the E.B. Lindsey Family Life Center at Starlight, 2800 Bob Hall Road. For more information call 409-886-4366.

First United Methodist to host Lerner & Loewe Dinner Theater

On Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. the First United Methodist Church Orange will present a dinner theater. Enjoy a gourmet meal and music from Lerner & Loewe performed by Doug and Donna Rogers, Kevin Doss, Tom Taliaferro, Chris Abshire, Nolan Thornal, Janet Bland, Caroline Armstrong, Rico Vasquez, Joy McCraven, and Brook Doss. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 409-886-7466 for tickets or more information.

Salem UMC to host ‘Blessing of the Back Packs’

Salem United Methodist Church will host “Blessing of the Back Packs” on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. Children are invited to bring their backpacks to church and place them on the altar. Each child will receive a prayer tag for their back pack. All children of the community are invited.

First United Methodist to host MOPS meeting Aug. 26

Mothers of Preschoolers ages birth through Kindergarten will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday Aug. 26 at First United Methodist Church Orange, 502 N. 6th St., and the fourth Thursday of each month thereafter. “Moppetts” will provide care for the children while moms have adult time during meetings. You don’t have to be a Methodist just a mom. Call the church
at 409-886-7466 or Angela Abshire 409-670-1751 for details.

Cowboy church to host last Buckle Series Playdays

The community is invited to join the Cowboy Church of Orange County for their last Buckle Series Playdays of 2011, a The playdays are Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 29. Events include barrels, poles, flag race, baton race and speed race. Buckles will be awarded for overall high point for each age group. Special classes are lead line, mutton bustin’ and stick horse race with special awards also given at end of series. Western attire required; hat, sleeved shirt, jeans and boots. Current negative coggins and signed release form required. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Debbie Vance at 409-745-0656.

Faith UMC offers Blessing of Backpacks

Faith United Methodist Church will have a Back-To-School Sunday Aug. 21. “When we bless backpacks and briefcases, we are blessing the ones who carry them.” You are invited to join them at their 10:50 a.m. service at 8608 MLK Dr. Orange. Students and staff receive a gift. A
A reception will be held following the service.