Easter ‘Egg-stravaganza’ hosted
First Baptist Church-Orange will host the Easter Egg-stravaganza 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at the FBC-O Sports Complex on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Near the Little Cypress-Mauriceville bus barn. There will be crafts, games, bounce houses, egg hunt and special prizes including a Nintendo Wii. The public is invited.
For more information go to www.thejourneymatters.com

Eagle Heights hosts ‘Eggstravaganza’

Eagle Heights Church, 11815 Interstate 10, will host an Easter fun day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11. There will be kite flying, crafts, games, puppet show, train rides and an egg hunt. Participants should bring Easter baskets. Call 745-0050.

Easter egg hunt scheduled
The Orange Boating Club will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunt, starting at noon, Saturday, April 11. The event is for members and invited guests. Food and drinks will be provided along with plenty of candy from the Easter bunny.

Easter Egg Hunt
New Anointing Church will host an Egg Hunt from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, April 11, for children ages 2 to 10 years old located at 10681 N. Hwy 87, Orange.
Crafts, and games will also be offered. Bring your own baskets.
For more information call 746-9515.

‘Bike Night’

F.A.I.T.H. Riders motorcycle ministry’s April Bike Night will be at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at Mainstreet Ministries, across the street from First Baptist Church of Vidor, 410 N. Main St. Saturday’s ride destination will be announced later.
For more information, call Darrell Quimby at (409) 553-6630.

Covered dish dinner

Community-wide fellowship for persons age 50 and over will be at 6 p.m. April 14 in North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St. Participants should bring covered dish meals. For more information, call Patsy Willie at 886-1644; or Jimmy Womack at 883-2400.

Holy Week services

Holy Week services at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1819 N. 16th St., include: Good Friday worship, at noon April 10, an Easter egg hunt / picnic at 1 pm.. April 11 followed by an Easter service at 5 p.m. Easter morning worship is at 11 a.m. preceded by an Easter brunch and flowering of the cross at 10.

Bible classes, fellowship
St. Mark Church offers prayer time at 10 a.m., fellowship at 10:30 and the “Book of Job” Bible class at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce office, 195 W. Roundbunch Road. For more information, call 722-6655 for Pat, or 735-8727 for Elinda.

Lenten meditations, lunch
First Presbyterian Church of Orange, 902 Green Ave., offers Lenten meditations to the community and church members on four consecutive Wednesdays at noon through April 8.
Sack lunches will be available in the Gillespie Building. Participants are welcome to dine in or dine out.
The Fellowship Hall of the Lutcher Building will be open for silent prayer. Printed devotionals will be available.
Music director Darren Hoyland will play the 50-year-old Casavant French-style pipe organ located in the sanctuary.
For more information, call Sarah Fleener at 289-3087 or e-mail at sfleener504@sbcglobal.net.

Clothing giveaway

The Trading Post Ministry of Family Worship Center, 2300 41st St. (across from the Brown Center), has free clothing – infant to plus sizes and free shoes for men, women and children. Donations will be distributed from the rear of the building on Tuesdays and Thursdays – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 886-1100.

Catholic Daughters scholarships

Court Saint Cecilia of the Catholic Daughters will award three $500 scholarships this year to graduating seniors. Applications may be obtained by calling Jeanette Boehme, regent, at 883-4021 or Marion Robichaux, education chairman, at 886-1963. Deadline for applying is May 1.

Lenten dinners
Knights of Columbus Council 13825 will sell fried catfish dinners April 3 from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Fridays during Lent in the San Damiano Center of St. Francis Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive. Plates are $7 and include two pieces of fish, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and cake, available for dine-in or carry-out.
Proceeds will go to programs supported by the council.

Pantry may re-open

The Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance’s food pantry hopes to re-open in May. The food program had extensive loss due to Hurricane Ike. The Ministerial Alliance was awarded renovation funds from South East Texas Emergency Relief Fund, Texas Disaster Relief Fund and Entergy Hurricane Relief Fund. 
For more information, call Sheryl Bolton, 735-7852.

Lenten dinners

The Knights of Columbus in Bridge City will offer fried catfish dinners for the Lenten season, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays through April 3 at the KC hall at 770 Ave. A next to St. Henry Catholic Church on Roundbunch Road. Dinners include fried catfish, fries, coleslaw and hush puppies for $7, with delivery of 10 or more.
Call in orders Thursday evening or early Fridy by 9 a.m. at 735-4289 or 735-5725.

Holy Week services
Holy Week services at First United Methodist Church of Orange include:
Maundy Thursday Communion Service – April 9 at 6 p.m. in the Praise Center.
On April 10, Good Friday Tenebrae Service begins at 6 p.m. in the Praise Center. The Chancel Choir will present “The Weeping Tree,” a collection of music about the cross.
Easter Services on April 12 include a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service at Shangri La at the Pond of the Blue Moon, an 8:55 a.m. service in Praise Center, and an 11 a.m. service in Praise Center.
Free parking for Sunrise Service at Shangri La will be available in the Visitors Parking Lot across from the main entrance.
For more information, call Jamia Harris at 920-4188.

Family production
Tthe next First United Methodist Church of Orange Family Production is set for April 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Praise Center.  Only one Sunday Service will be held that week. 
FUMC Family Productions are entertaining and educational and provide a great avenue for friends and family to come to FUMC, learn about the church and Jesus Christ.
For more information, call Jamia Harris at 920-4188.

Haynes to perform
Guest speaker Virginia Haynes will portray “Naomi” at the First Baptist Church-Orangefield’s annual Women’s Conference. This year’s theme is “Women for All Seasons” and will be Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There is no charge for the conference and meals will be provided.
At this meeting, a love offering will be gathered to further the ministry located at 9877 FM 105 in Orangefield.
Women wanting to attend may pre-register by calling the church office at 409-735-3113.

Lenten dinners

Fish dinners will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays during Lent at St. Therese Catholic Church, 1409 N. Sixth St. in Orange. For $7, meals include fried fish, green beans, potato salad, bread and cake; with carry-out or delivery of five or more.
For more information, call 883-8850 or 883-3783.

Charity garage sale Saturday

The Empowered Believers Outreach program is holding a huge garage sale on Saturday, April 4. Clothing, furniture, heaters & A/C units, and much much more will be offered to benefit local children in need. The sale startes at 8 a.m. and is located at the old Sears parking lot on MacArthur Drive in Orange.
For more information, please contact Margie Scott at 409-920-3668.

Angel Food order deadline
St. Mark Lutheran Church order deadline for Angel Food Ministries is 3 p.m., Friday, April 10.
The April menu includes the signature box for $30, a senior /convenience box containing ten fully cooked, heat and serve meals for $28 and an allergen-free box, containing five pounds of breaded meats for $25. New this month, is a fish and shrimp seafood box containing six pounds of seafood for $35.
Available with any of the above are a six pound assorted meat box for $22, a four and one half pound meat combo box for $21, a five pound steak and pork combo box for $21, a chicken breast fillet box for $21, a six pound hamburger steak box for $18, a fresh fruit and veggie box for $22, and a Velencia orange box containing approximately 40-50 oranges for $14.
Full menus and order forms are available at the back door of the church next to the parking area. Return orders by mail to the church or bring to the church from noon to 3 p.m., Friday, April 10. Lone Star Vouchers will be processed at that time.
Methods of payment accepted are money order, cash, check or Lone Star Vouchers. All payment is due at the time of order. Call Carol at 313-6479 for further information or to arrange alternate ordering times.