Dickinson’s Pine Drive Christian School will have its annual Spring Fling fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at 705 FM 517 E.

“We’ll have carnival games and rides, a garage sale, entertainment provided by our students, lots of food and goodies, plus a video arcade and silent auction with some great baskets,” said organizer Lynn Dietz. “Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the students.

“This year, we plan to purchase more laptops as well as sports and playground equipment. Please join us and help make this happen.”

For details, call 281-534-4881.

A few weeks back, we talked about a church full of frogs, but Galveston’s Greater Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church may fill up with footwear instead of plush reptile replicas.

“Our shoe drive will run until June 14 at 3506 Ave. N½,” said coordinator Karan Shinette. “All gently worn shoes are needed and can be dropped off at the church.”

For details, call 409-763-5586.

Have you ever met a radio personality and experienced a disconnect because his or her appearance didn’t match the one stored by your imagination? One Houston host has been on the local airwaves for more than a half century, so his countenance has changed some during the decades, but 87-year-old Rev. Leroy “Skip” Smith is still going strong weekly on KHCB-FM.

His fans will be able to decide whether he looks like his voice and meet him in person at 7:10 a.m. April 12 when he addresses the Friendswood Prayer Breakfast at Heritage Park Baptist Church, 2732 FM 528.

“Every day there are serious difficulties and problems which you can see on TV, radio or the Internet, especially for our young people,” he said. “Is there any means to help protect our children? Is there a way to pray for protection of our families? I’ll speak to that at the breakfast.”

For details, call 713-408-4785.

Update: Faith is back at the box office. Currently running religious films include “Noah” (Russell Crowe) and “God is Not Dead” (Kevin Sorbo) and “Son of God” (Diogo Morgado, Roma Downey). Later this year will see the releases of “Mary, Mother of Christ” (Ben Kingsley, Julia Ormond) and “Exodus” (Aaron Paul, Christian Bale).

Has your congregation sponsored or attended a showing of a Bible-based film?

If movies have become part of your ministry, please email me the details at rick.cousins@galvnews.com.

Faith Focus

Rick Cousins’ Faith Focus column appears each Saturday. Have a unique or unusual event? Email details to rick.cousins@galvnews.com at least two weeks in advance.

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