Starlight COGIC to celebrate 55th anniversary
The Starlight COGIC church family, located at 2800 Bob Hall Road, invites the community to their 55th church anniversary. It will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Vanessa Gatlin of Crowley, La. Superintendent E.B. Lindsey is Pastor of Starlight. For more information call 409-886-4366.

First Baptist Church of Orange to host Christmas musical
The First Baptist Church of Orange, located at 602 W. Green Ave, will host a Christmas musical on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
This musical is presented by the John Bickham, Minister of Worship and the Music Ministry of FBCO. Following the musical, “Christmas on the Green” will be held in the lobby of the Family Life Center. This annual tradition will feature Christmas refreshments will be provided by different Connection Groups of the church. Both events are free of admission and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the church at 886-7461 or visit their website,

Wesley UMC to sell pecans, walnuts
Wesley United Methodist Church is having their annual fundraiser. This year’s crop of pecans halves and pieces sell for $10 per pound. Walnuts sell for $8 per pound. Call Billy at 883-3210 or 670-6350, Frankie at 988-4215 or Connie at 883-4995 to place an order. We will deliver 5 pounds or more to individuals or businesses.

Listen to the Lights
Pine Forest Baptist Church welcomes the public to “Come Listen to the Lights” at the church grounds located at 4800 North Main in Vidor. On weekends through Christmas you can watch a Christmas Light Show that is sincrinized to music without leaving your car. Tune your radio to 103.1 to enjoy the musical display. Family Nights are Dec. 10 and 17. The show is active from 6-9:30 p.m., Friday – Sunday. For additional dates contact 409-786-1575 or

The Singing Christmas Tree
The music ministries of Pine Forest Baptist Church and First Baptist Church present the Singing Christmas Tree with Evangelist David Ring at 7 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5. The concert will be held at Pine Forrest Baptist Church located at 4800 North Main in Vidor. For more information call 409-786-1575 or 409-769-2418.

Sign-ups for Christmas baskets scheduled
Christmas Baskets will be given to indigent Bridge City and Orangefield residents who are 60 years and over whose income is below poverty. Sign–up will take place at the Ministerial Alliance building next to First Baptist Church of Bridge City on Dec. 5 and 7 between 9 a.m. – Noon.
Eligibility depends on proof of income.
You must present a utility bill to verify address and have an ID of all family members.
Donations are needed for this program to continue. Any business, church, individual, or organization may make a donation to the account of Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Christmas Basket Fund at the Bridge City Bank.

FPC of Orange to host Christmas open house
First Presbyterian Church of Orange will host its 12th Annual Christmas Open House during the Orange Jaycees Christmas Parade on the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Doors of the Frances Ann Lutcher Memorial Building, located at 902 Green Avenue, will open at 5:30 p.m. and remain open until 8 p.m.
The community is invited to attend and indulge in cookies, cocoa, coffee and punch. Bags of popcorn will be served on the sidewalk in front of the church. Enjoy being serenaded with Christmas music by various choirs in the downstairs entrance, while organ and piano music will be played for your pleasure in the upstairs sanctuary. Docents will be available in the sanctuary to inform guests about the beautiful interior of the church.
For any questions, contact the church office at 409-883-2097, access the First Presbyterian website, or check them out on Facebook.

FBC of Orange to serve refreshments during parade
First Baptist Church of Orange will be serving refreshments during the Jaycees Orange Christmas Parade, Friday, Dec. 2. Parade watchers may go to the Family Life Center, located at the corner of Fifth Street and Green Avenue, and be treated to hot chocolate and popcorn.

St. Mark’s pizza supper with Santa
On Wednesday, Dec. 21, all readers of this paper are invited to have pizza with Santa and let him know your wishes….and receive a gift (up to age 12). The festivities will take place at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 945 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City starting at 6 p.m. Santa is making his annual stop at our church to greet all the little ones and share supper and treats. For more information, please call Elinda at 735-8727, Pat at 722-6655 or Pastor Paul at 988-3003.