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The Galveston County Daily News: Faith

January 19, 2017

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Wesley Tabernacle United Methodist Church will celebrate its United Methodist Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday at 902 28th St. in Galveston. Candy Johnson Wade-Bailey will be the speaker. For information, call 409-771-0400.

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Friday 01/13/2017
St. Vincent's Unity Prayer circle set for Monday
Posted: January 13, 2017

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations”

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Faith Focus
Posted: January 13, 2017

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Galveston’s Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church, 2612 Ave. L.

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Pathways Project promotes peace, conservation
Posted: January 13, 2017

All three great Abrahamic faiths do agree on one thing: It all began in a garden. They all envision a Middle-Eastern proto-paradise where the first humans were placed by the one true God. And increasingly, their congregations are setting aside land to promote meditation, prayer and community values including education and the raising of fresh food for the needy.

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Freedom to believe
Posted: January 13, 2017

I have not seen Martin Scorcese’s new movie “Silence.” It has not yet come to a theater in our area. According to the synopsis, “A 17th century Portuguese Jesuit priest receives word that his mentor has renounced his faith while on a mission in Japan. Concerned, he travels to the island nation with another clergyman to investigate, only to find that the country’s Christian population are being systematically exterminated. Witnessing the inglorious reality of torture and martyrdom committed against Japanese Christians rocks his faith to the core.”

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Saturday 01/07/2017
Faith Events
Posted: January 07, 2017

Master list of faith events; don't touch; run whenever there's space

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Friday 01/06/2017
Faithful celebrate Epiphany with Blessing of the Water
Posted: January 06, 2017

Galveston’s Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will celebrate the Epiphany with its Blessing of the Water ceremony at noon Sunday at Sea Star Base Galveston, 7509 Broadway.

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Time and immortality
Posted: January 06, 2017

More than any other occasion, the new year marks the passage of time. We celebrate it with the dropping ball in Times Square, fireworks that ignite the night sky, fresh cut flowers in the Rose Parade, stadiums that vibrate with energy as the best college teams face off against each other. 2016 is history and 2017 has come.

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'Relief, rehabilitation' can help the poor
Updated: January 06, 2017 - 10:56 pm

The Christian church has used many different models to serve the poor since its earliest days. The New Testament book of Acts records how lay ministers were set aside to help needy widows shortly after the church was founded. Later, the needy were supported by individual churches and during the Middle Ages by an early form of workfare by monasteries across Europe.

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Friday 12/30/2016
Watchnight services honor Emancipation Proclamation
Posted: December 30, 2016

Tonight, a number of churches in Galveston County will hold Watchnight services. Watchnight, also known as Freedom’s Eve, goes back to 1862 and President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. On Dec. 31 of that year, African-Americans gathered to wait for word that Lincoln’s order had become public law.

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