Dickinson swarmed Friendswood with a late first-half scoring spree, and managed to hold off the never-say-die Mustangs squad for a 21-16 win that came down to the final minute in Friday’s District 24-6A showdown at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
Anthony Smecca drilled a 20-yard field goal in overtime and sent the Ball High sideline and home crowd into a frenzy at Kermit Courville Stadium as the Tors defeated the Stings, 10-7.
At 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Galveston’s historic Grace Episcopal Church will hold a public groundbreaking and blessing for the start of the project to restore their 1895 bell tower.
Recently, I held Eli for the first time. Eli is my grandson, born Sept. 16 to our daughter Allison and son-in-law Noah. A Harvest Moon baby!
Master list of faith events; don't touch; run whenever there's space
League City’s Chabad Bay Area’s Center for Jewish Life and Learning will offer “Waking Up to Life,” a seminar on gratitude, with a brunch at 10 a.m. Sept. 18. Advance reservations are $18 and include the seminar, brunch and a student take-away packet with the price at the door set at $25.
When I listen to myself pray, and when I listen to others pray, it seems that most of what we say to God revolves around what we want. Sometimes our lists are heart-rending: healing from a deadly disease, comfort from the loss of someone we love or rescue for a marriage on the rocks. More often, they are day-to-day: a passing grade on the exam, strength to get through another day at work, safe travel. Sometimes they are trivial: a victory on the football field from our favorite team in the playoffs.
Tomorrow, Galveston’s First Lutheran Church will package up some 20,800 meals for the needy as part of an annual campaign they call Feed Galveston.
Soon, I will be 70. It comes as a bit of a shock.
Galveston’s God’s Kingdom and Restoration Ministries will sponsor, “An Evening of Old Songs, Hymns and the Top 100 Old Songs,” at 6 p.m. today at 4628 Avenue Q, featuring Carolyn Softly, John Cook, Voices of the Mainland and more.
This weekend, spiritual artist Cherie Ray will share her message of deepening spiritual connections and “Realizing Your Creative Soul,” allowing participants to discover their authentic voice — “the voice of their soul,” Rabbi Marshal Klaven said.
This is Labor Day weekend. The scorching heat of summer has broken. The air is alive with the first hint of fall. Kids are back in school. Friday night football is here. NCAA stadiums vibrate with the first games of fall. The Cowboys have renewed hope, and the Rangers are leading the league. In the parks, Frisbees fly while hamburgers sizzle on the grill. The lakes are still warm enough for skiing. Fishing is good. It is a great weekend to gather with friends and family and relax.
Folks need extra support as caring for someone they love with dementia taxes them as much as their loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a similar disease.
Sept. 11 has become one of the most unforgettable dates in American history, and it is also a major date for both related and unrelated faith events here.
Master list of faith events; don't touch; run whenever there's space
Four weeks ago, Robin Williams took over leadership during a period of rebuilding and extensive physical renovation for the school.
This problem with truthfulness is not confined to our politicians. Our politicians may reflect a problem that permeates our generation.
The treasure that is Galveston’s St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church has been here a while.
Police chaplains serve several cities in Galveston County and provide unique comfort and care from the first moments of a victim’s crisis to months-after attention for an officer involved in a serious shooting.
The Olympic Games date back to 770 BC and were expanded in the first century by Augustus Caesar, the Emperor of record at Jesus’ birth.
Often Shabbat services are held with no instrumental music, but guitars and their like have been recently gaining in popularity at weekly Jewish services around the United States.
Each fall, Our Faith introduces the new heads of faith-centered schools. This year, we have two principals. The first is Gail Rodgers of Texas City’s Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School.
Just when summer starts to sizzle, its almost over. A few are taking their last fling at the beach. Most are shopping for school.
It’s short notice, but you may still have time to take advantage of an annual free school clothes distribution as Dickinson’s First Presbyterian Church holds its 16th annual giveaway from 8 a.m. to noon today at 215 FM 517 East.
Your assignment should you choose to accept it: Create a novel, engaging and fun vacation Bible school. Every year. You must include catchy music, motion songs, snacks kids will crave, plus eye-catching graphics and, yes, a set of compelling Christian stories — all of which can be mastered by church volunteers on very short notice.
Every older generation, it seems, assumes the young are on a path to destruction, dragging civilization into the pit.
Tish’ah B’Av is a lesser-known, annual Jewish observance which will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Congregation Shaar Hashalom, at 16020 El Camino Real. Bring a flashlight. Rabbi Stuart Federow, of Shaar, said.
Space City Preparatory School is moving in the space previously occupied by Premier Learning Academy at 601 Delany Road in La Marque.
We inherited storytelling from our ancestors.
You can check in for this year’s edition of the annual Galveston Historical Foundation’s Sacred Places Tour beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 6 at Galveston’s St.
Galveston’s Couch Surfers offers a considerably different take on getting non-church people back to Bible study, prayer and perhaps to his church, the venerable, 130-year old Central Methodist Church at 3308 Ave. O ½.
A significant event of faith and hope was little noticed last weekend. While we grieved over the horrific event in France, the attempted coup in Turkey, the ambush of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, thousands of people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, gathered Saturday in Washington D.C.
At 2 p.m. today there will be a Community Prayer and Gathering at the Texas City Police Department, 1004 9th Ave N.
The church has gone through boom and bust cycles for more than 20 years, all under the leadership of one man, the Rev. Jerry P. Hatfield.
This past week we have been shaken by the sniper killing of five uniformed officers at the Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas.
Churches have found it hard to borrow in recent years, so it is notable that League City United Methodist will break ground on a new, expanded campus at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1601 League City Parkway.
Some things need containers, others don’t. So what about a church?
All of us have have blind spots.
The monthly Friendswood Prayer Breakfast will feature Trish Hanks, the superintendent of Friendswood Independent School District, at 7:10 a.m. July 23 at New Life Fellowship, 104 Whispering Pines Ave. in Friendswood. She will speak on a “Message from the Heart.”
Now, with young parishioners often eschewing cash, checks or credit in favor of paying by debit cards or smartphones, a problem arises as passing the plate offers no obvious response from those to whom this mode of giving is foreign.
Unless we recapture the “faith of our fathers,” our future may look like the forbidding landscape of science fiction movies with human beings consigned to violence and anarchy. Without faith, we could return to a survival of the fittest.
Friendswood’s Calvary Chapel will host celebrations at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. this Sunday at 3700 E FM 528 with guest speaker and Apollo 16 Astronaut Charlie Duke.
At informal gatherings, it’s not uncommon to go from name dropping to comparing notes among friends as to the famous folks each have met. Perhaps one met a movie star once, or another a presidential candidate, or even a contestant from American Idol or The Voice. But it would be hard to top shaking hands with the Pope, the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ on Earth.
We are always afraid and suspicious of people who are different than we are. But “perfect love casts out fear.”
La Marque’s McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church will begin its 97th church anniversary with "A Concert of Prayer" prayer breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon today at 1607 Nashby St.
Rodgers, now leads the non-profit, faith-based Operation Redemption, based in Friendswood, which trains men to be effective fathers and encourages fatherhood in general. His analysis shows that his own lonely childhood reflects a larger trend with respect to men and their offspring.
Sunday is Father’s Day in the United States, Chile, Canada, Japan, the UK, South Africa, China, India and most of Europe. Nations around the world recognize the important role of fathers in the lives of children.
St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church in Galveston will feature a multi-faceted Juneteenth celebration during services at 9 a.m. Sunday. Juneteenth, Father’s Day, and a special honor for the Eucharist, celebrated by the Right Rev. Andy Doyle, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas will combine for tomorrow’s special services.
You needn’t be a historian, or even a student of current affairs, to reach the conclusion that not only are all religions not the same in basic beliefs and practices, but their subsequent disagreements sometimes lead to dissension, discrimination and distaste. And, not uncommonly, also have inspired pogroms, general persecution and from time to time, open warfare.
After existing in this comatose condition for a week, Eben Alexander miraculously woke up. When he did, all his preconceived scientific assumptions about life and death were changed.
Twenty years ago, few women headed up a local church, so you won’t see many two-decade anniversaries for female pastors in these pages. One of these early pioneers, the Rev. Joyce M. Ford of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, will celebrate the start of her third decade as a pastor at 3 p.m. Sunday at 1220 state Highway 3 in La Marque.
Thousands of priests gathered in Rome Friday for the Jubilee of Priests, including Galveston’s the Rev. Richard Goodin of Holy Family Parish.
Galveston’s St. Vincent’s House will celebrate Juneteenth with praise and worship with its 15th Annual Gospel by the Sea fundraising concert from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 11 at the Moody Methodist Church gymnasium, 2803 53rd St.
Every year I write at least one column about my dog, Buddy, a tri-color Pembroke Welsh Corgi who found his way into our home seven years ago.
Galveston’s First Lutheran Church and the Stop Hunger Now program volunteers are racing as you read this to package 10,000 meals for those in need in Galveston County. The project is set for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. today, in the church Parish Hall at 2415 Winnie
Now a piece of Luther’s production is coming to Galveston’s First Lutheran Church, 2415 Ave G. Written in the “alt Deutsch Schrift” or “the old German font/writing.” It is an incredible import from 1552 A.D.
On Monday, like millions of other Americans, we will fly our flag outside our house to honor Memorial Day.
Clear Lake’s Congregation Shaar Hashalom will be part of a first-time event here, a Jewish youth convention for kids in grades 8 through 12 from June 5 to June 8 at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake, 3000 NASA Parkway in Houston.
Friendswood’s Good Shepherd Episcopal Church has opened a labyrinth and garden with a companion columbarium at 1207 W. Winding Way Drive.
Exoplanets are planets that orbit a star other than our sun. On May 10, the Kepler Space Telescope verified 1,284 new exoplanets bringing the total to approximately 3,200.