Church Briefs for the week of Sept.22-28
Fellowship Baptist Church to host Revival
Fellowship Baptist Church in Bridge City is excited to have Robbie and Lacy Hargrave as their Fall Revival team. Robbie is the youth, music and pastorial minister for Fellowship Cornerstone Baptist Church in Haskell, Texas. Lacy has been the pianist at Fellowship Baptist in Bridge City in previous years and will be leading the music for the revival.
The revival will begin on Sunday, Oct. 3 for the morning service at 10:15 and will continue Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. The services for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4 and 5, will be at 6:30, and the final day of service will be on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. There will be a meal on Wednesday that will begin at 6 p.m.
Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 1965 Miller Rd (FM 408) and those interested can call the church office at 409-735-9511 for more information.
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 began 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.
Starlight COGIC to host Women’s Summit
The Starlight Church of God in Christ Women’s Department invite women in the community to join them for Women’s Summit 2011. The conference will be held Sept. 22-25 at 2800 Bob Hall Rd.
Powershops for participants are Thursday and Friday evening from 7 to 7:50 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a Symposium including topics such as “Breaking the Cycle of Fatherlessness,” “Communication, Social Networking vs. Sexting,” “Recognizing the Signals of Domestic Violence and Depression,” and “Ministry to the Incarcerated and Re-entry.”
A Power Luncheon scheduled at 1 p.m. on Saturday is also included as part of the conference.
Registration for the conference is $35, which includes a conference bag, souvenir, conference materials, and power luncheon.
Special Guests are Evangelist Ellaner Cook of Beaumont, Evangelist Arene Sample of Chicago, and Evangelist Vanessa Brown of Ohio. The public is invited to attend worship services at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and the finale on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. For more information call 409-886-4366 or the website at starlightcogic.net.
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
Trinity Lutheran to host ‘Blessing of the Animals’
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1819 North 16th Street, will hold a Blessing of the Animals ceremony on the front lawn on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 10 a.m.
The blessing of the animals is in recognition of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals an ecology, whose feast day is Oct. 4.
Christians celebrate the feast of St. Francis by having their pets blessed in his spirit of love for God’s creatures. Following the ceremony, to be conducted by Pastor Paul Zoch, refreshments will be served.
The public is invited to attend.
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.
Cowboy Church to celebrate fourth anniversary
The Cowboy Church of Orange county will celebrate their fourth anniversary on Sunday Oct. 23. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Cowboy Cross band will be performing as well as a variety of events will be scheduled in the arena. The newly purchased replica of an 1800s style chuck wagon will be on display. After the service they will be serving a traditional dinner on the ground. Everybody is welcome and all events are free to the public. The church is located at 673 FM 1078 in Orange. For more information, please contact Pastor Dale Lee at 409-718-0269, or Pam Scales Crew at 409-313-7779.
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.