Workshop to be hosted by Solid Rock Baptist Church

Solid Rock Baptist Church in Orange is having a Missionary Society Marriage and Counseling, Singles and Widowers workshop to be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30.
Sister Kerrie Anne Nash, first lady of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Port Arthur and Co-Pastor Fannie Williams of Pleasant Grove Church in Lake Charles, La. will be their special guest messengers. Pastor of Solid Rock, Port Arthur is Richard Keaton Nash. Pleasant Grove Church paster is Alfred Williams Sr.
Solid Rock Baptist Church is located at 1207 Link Ave.
Pastor Curley Richard invites the public to, “Come and be blessed by the Lord.”
For more information call 409-886-5387.

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.

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 beginning Sept. 21 and run through 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

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 last playday is 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.

First Bapt. Church in Orange to host Upward Basketball

Upward Basketball registration has begun at First Baptist Church in Orange. The basketball program for children is open for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. Cost per child is $68 if registered by Oct. 27. Late registration is open until Nov. 10 and will cost $78 per child. Upward Basketball not only focuses on teaching basketball skills but also good team building relationships and bibilical values. Parents may register their children by printing a registration form from the church’s website, and mailing it to the church at FBC-O, P.O. Box 1453, Orange, TX 77631 or by coming to the church and registering at the office. The church is located at 602 W. Green Avenue in downtown Orange. Basketball evaluations will take place beginning Nov. 7. Practices begin the week of Jan. 2. The first game will be Jan, 14. For more information, please contact Jason Fuller at First Baptist Church, 886-7461 or email

Wesley United Methodist to host Fall Festival Oct. 30

On Sunday, Oct. 30, Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 North 37th Street in Orange, will host a Fall Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. The community is invited to attend this trunk-r-treat. Games, hayrides, food, candy a moonwalk and more will be available to all.

First Baptist Church-Orange to host Car Carnival

On Sunday, Oct. 30, children of the community are invited to attend a free event for trick or treating. It is the second annual Car Carnival. Held in the back parking lot of First Baptist Church of Orange, 602 W. Green Avenue, preschoolers through sixth graders are invited to play games at a variety of vehicles parked in the parking lot. Children will receive candy and treats after playing the games which will be provided by church members. Friendly costumes are also encouraged. The Car Carnival will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information about this children’s event, contact the church office at 409-886-7461 or visit the website at

Faith United Methodist to Fall Festival

A great Fall Festival has been planned at Faith UMC for Sunday, October 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. Something for everyone! Inflatable obstacle course, moonwalk, cake walk, hay ride, face painting, sack races, games galore, prizes, candy ? you name it, we’?ll have it! Also, offering the greatest hot dogs and frito pie imaginable along with drinks, slushies and popcorn. Come and bring your family, friends and neighbors for a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship. Children (young and old) are encouraged to wear costumes appropriate for the church event.
Faith United Methodist is located at 502 N. 6th Street in Orange.

McDonald Memorial Bapt. to host Halloween Festival

McDonald Memorial Baptist Church will host a Community Halloween Festival on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Burton gym building. There will be a moonwalk, games and prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend. The church is located on the corner of South and Broad Streets, across the bridge from Lions Den Park. The church can be contacted at 409-883-3974.

W.O Christian Church to host Trunk-r-Treat

The West Orange Christian Church, located at 900 Lansing St. in West Orange, will host a Trunk-r-Treat on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. The community is invited to attended and is encouraged to wear costumes. Fun, food and games will be available for all. For more information, log on to, or call Kurtis at 409-779-3440.

First Baptist Church of Orangefield to host Fall Festival

The First Baptist Church of Orangefield will be hosting their annual Fall Festival on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be lots of games, prizes and candy.
A super slide, moon walk, cookie decorating, chili dogs and popcorn will be available. There will be lots of fun for the whole family.
Everyone is invited to this community wide event.

St. Mary Altar Society offers gift shop, luncheon

The women of St. Mary Altar Society will host their annual gift shop and luncheon 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 at the parish hall located at 912 W. Cherry in Orange.
Homemade baked and canned goods will be available for purchase along with crafts, raffle tickets, frozen gumbo and frozen casseroles. A silent auction will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The gumbo luncheon is $6. Tickets are available at the door. Containers are furnished for take-outs.