Church Briefs for the week of Sept.14-21
First Baptist Church-Orange Fall 2011 Disciple Life Classes
Registration is in progress for discipleship and Bible study classes at First Baptist Church in Orange. Classes will be meeting during the week on Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning Sept. 14. Classes are open to the community. There will be a minimal fee for courses that include study workbooks.
Classes that are being offered this fall are: “Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted”-women’s study, “Men’s Secret Wars”-men’s study, “Have the Funeral: God’s Plan for Your Past,” and “Romans: The Letter that Changed the World, Vol. II.” A children’s study called “Fruit of the Spirit” will be held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Youth are invited to attend small group Bible studies on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Todd Beasley, minister of spiritual development, at 409-886-7461 or visit the web at www.fbco.org.
Community Church to host ‘Choose the Life’
Community Church will host Choose the Life, a conference offering relevant teaching on discipleship and practical pathways to the life God intended his children to live. The conference will be Sept. 17 at Community Church, 3400 MLK, Orange, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Early registration ended Sept. 12. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and written materials. For more information, call Community Church, 883-4498, ext. 106. The keynote speaker will be Bill Hull (Pastor, Author, International Speaker: www.NavPress.com/BillHull).
Solid Rock Baptist pastor, wife celebrate 22 years with the church
Solid Rock Baptist Church is celebrating their 22nd anniversary with their pastor and his wife on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m.
Pastor Jerry Jackson Jr. will bring the message on Friday and Pastor Richard Keaton with Nash Solid Rock Baptist Church in Port Arthur will bring the message Sunday afternoon.
The public is encouraged to attend and “be blessed by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.”
First United Methodist to host Wednesday Night Live classes
The community is invited to participate in First United Methodist Church’s Wednesday Night Live classes. Fall classes will begin on Sept. 14 and run through Nov. 16. A light supper will be served at 5 p.m. with classes beginning at 6 p.m.
Programs for the fall include: Prayer Shawl Ministry, “Why?” by Adam Hamilton, “Confronting Controversies” by Adam Hamilton, Beth Moore’s study of Revelation “Here and Now, There and Then,” Dr. Dobson’s “Bringing Up Girls,”and “Disciple III Bible Study.”
Youth will view and discuss “Soul Surfer.” Kindergarten through fifth graders will be participating in “Way to Go “A Guided Tour Through God’s Greatest Commandment.”
A nursery is provided for infants through preschoolers.
FUMC is located at 502 North Sixth Street; the meal is served in the Praise Center located on the corner of Pine and Fifth streets.
For more information, including the cost of materials, please call the church office, 409-886-7466.
Faith United Methodist to host ‘Faithkidz’
The United Methodist Church in Orange will host an action packed mid-week adventure for kindergarten through fifth graders each Wednesday from Sept. 21 to Dec. 14. Faithkidz will begin at 5:15 p.m. and last until 6:16 pm.
Children will experience new adventures, new friends, and receive large doses of encouragement in a Christian setting! Each evening begins with upbeat music, video, exciting games, crafts, puppets, singing, Bible stories, and snacks.
This is free to the public, but those interested must register. For more information contact Martha Hoefner 409-346-4017, O’Clair Vaughn 409-201-4208 or 409-769-0230
Find out more on our website www.faithumc-orange.org
New Anointing Church to host gospel singing
Area residents are invited to join members of New Anointing Church at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 for an old-fashion gospel singing. This is open-mic singing. Bring your favorite gospel song on tape and/or CD, or bring your musical instrument. Singers are welcome to have musician’s accompany you. This will be an evening of worship and praise, lifting up the name of JESUS. Refreshments will follow the singing. The church is located at 10681 N. Hwy 87 (about seven miles on left from Northway Shopping Center). For more information, call 409-746-9515.
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.
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, the playdays are 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.
Trinity Baptist Church Piano Dedication
Trinity Baptist Church will have a special service to dedicate their new Yamaha Grand Piano. The dedication service will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary The members of Trinity Baptist Church would like to invite friends and relatives to join the church in their celebration.
The title of the dedication will be “To God Be The Glory”. During the service, Eli Perry will present a piano solo. Cyndi Tindel and Dan Cruse will perform a duet. Jack Tindell III will read scripture. There will be a wide variety of congregational hymns. The Trinity Baptist Choir will host a reception following the service in the foyer of the church.
Dan Cruse, Church Worship Leader stated, “ For several months the church had a “Become a Key Person” campaign to acquire the funds to purchase the piano. During the campaign the members could purchase a key designated in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one”. He stated, “The members of the church had a lot of fun with the campaign while accomplishing the goal to acquire the piano.”
During the service there will be a variety of activities. Dan Cruse will do the acknowledgements of the donors as well as the keys dedicated in memory and in honor of friends and loved ones. Marian Finnell, who participated in the selection of the piano, will present a “Word of Dedication”. One member stated, “Marian was adamant about purchasing the best the church could afford and had faith from the beginning it would happen. That must come from years as a school teacher”.
The church is located at 1408 W. Park Ave. at 14th Street in Orange.