Church Briefs for the week of Sept. 7-13
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to host Sept. 11 remembrance
On Sunday Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1401 W. Park, Orange, will host a ten year remembrance of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
The ceremony will begin at the flag pole for the raising of the flag and those in attendance many express their appreciation to local first responders. The ceremony will then move into the church where those attending will sing ‘America.’ There will also be a special candle lighting remembrance and prayers. This is a community wide event and all are welcome.
Calvary Christian Center to host revival Sept. 11
The Calvary Christian Center, located at 3720 Pheasant in Pinehurst, will host a revival Sept. 11 – 14 at 7 p.m. each evening. The community is invited to attended an enjoy Gospel music with Amy Pickard, Randy White and others. The Missionary/Evangelist will be W. Earl Brown.
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 www.nobcfamily.com/911-service
Cowboy Church to host concert, auction
The Cowboy Church of Orange County will host a band concert and auction this Saturday night, Sept. 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The church’s Cowboy Cross Band will be the featured band, sharing some of their favorite country and western style songs, popular hymns, and some songs that they wrote themselves. Other singers will also be part of the concert. The auction will primarily include pies and cakes. Proceeds from the auction will help pay for the construction of the church’s new concession stand to be used during their arena activities. The church is located at 673 FM 1078 in Orange. For more information, R.C. Campbell may be contacted at 409-670-2916.
FBC Orangefield to host revival Sept. 11-14
Are you finding it hard to have hope? Do your circumstances pull you down, leaving you distressed and discouraged? Do you need a vision for your life and wonder where God fits in?
Then come to the “Hope Worth Having” revival at First Baptist Church Orangefield, Sept. 11-14, when Malcolm Ellis will share why we have hope in Jesus Christ.
Malcolm Ellis has pastored in Texas for six years before entering vocational evangelism in 1989. Since entering revival work, God has allowed him the opportunity of preaching in more than 1,000 local church revival meetings and Bible Conferences across the country.
The Willis family will lead the music each night. Since 1999, the Willis’ have traveled to churches in the states and other nations. Great Southern Gospel music, blended with heartfelt praise and worship is characteristic of their anointed ministry. They have a heart to minister among God’s people and have served with many of today’s leading preachers in revivals, Bible conferences, concerts, and other special events.
Revival services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through Wednesday. Monday through Wednesday at noon, Ellis will speak at luncheons in the Family Life Center. Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. we will have a community wide fish fry.
The community is invited to all the services, and luncheons. Call the First Baptist Church office at 409-735-3113 or go to www.fbcof.com for further information.
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 6:30p.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 ends 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.
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.
St. Mark Lutheran to host friends, family roundup
The community is invited to St. Mark Lutheran Church’ pot luck round up time on Wednesday, Sept. 14 starting at 6 p.m. The cost of admission is a covered dish or dessert, the church will furnish the brisket.
St. Mark members invites the Bridge Cilty/Orangefield community to kick back, put your jeans on and enjoy their western theme evening. Bring your friends, neighbors, family and enjoy tasty foods from all across the town,
St. Mark is “The Little Church with the BIG Heart” located at 945 W. Roundbunch. For more information, please call Pat at 722-6655 or Elinda at 735-8727 or the church at 735-4573.