St. John’s United Methodist Church will have its Spring Celebration Brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at 8200 25th Ave. N. in Texas City. Rachel Norris, “The Pottery Lady,” will be the speaker. The event is free and open to all women. A light breakfast will be served. If child care is needed, call 409-655-5348 by Monday.
Live Oak Baptist Church will honor key community servants at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at 1020 32nd St. in Galveston. Cornelia Harris Banks, Sue Johnson, Richard Batie, Michael Jackson, David Miller and Tarris Woods will be honored. They will be honored for their contribution to the culture and struggle of African-Americans of Galveston in pursuit of progress and change.
Restoring Hope International Fellowship Church is inviting the public to its Stay on T.R.A.C.C. (Transition, Rehabilitation and Course Change) class, which is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at 1801 W. NASA Road 1 in Webster. Call Tony Scott, 601-918-5762, or the church, 281-557-9151.
Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 174th church anniversary at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at 2612 Ave. L in Galveston. The Rev. A.W. Colbert and the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. “Celebrating Our Heritage and God’s Blessings” is the theme. Call 409-762-9855.
Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church will have the second annual appreciation services for the Rev. Andrew Berry II and his wife, Krystal, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at 7420 FM 1765 in Texas City. The Rev. Dr. William Jordan and the Lyons Unity Baptist Church, and the Rev. Dr. Marcus Cosby and the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church will be the guests, respectively. Call 409-935-1100.
The Voices of the Mainland will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 309 Texas St., in Texas City. Call 409-599-8847.
God’s Rainbow Baptist Church will have its Family and Friends Day program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 6402 O’Brien St. in Hitchcock. Supt. Johnnie Worthen, from True Mission Church of God in Christ, will be the guest speaker. Call 409-599-1060.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will have its Pastor’s Aide Annual Day program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 2127 37th St. in Galveston. The Rev. Jerry Lee and the Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church will be the guests. Call 409-763-2853.
Neighborhood Baptist Church ministers, deacons and wives will have their annual Black History program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 1800 Oleander St. in La Marque. “Pointing People Toward the Uplifted Christ” is the theme. The Rev. Amos Sowell and the Mount Olive Baptist Church will be the guests. Call 409-935-6633.
The Word of Faith Christian Life Center will offer the Internet Victory Broadcast at 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays at www.radiopanam.com/listen. Email Jackie Lynch, email@example.com.
Congregation Shaar Hashalom will offer Israeli Folk Dancing classes from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through March 31st at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. Sessions are $4 for members and $5 for all others. Call 281-488-5861.
A new 6-week course called “To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History” will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston, and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 11 at the League City Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St., in League City. The course is open to all faith denominations. To sign-up, visit www.JBayArea.org or call 713-398-2460.
St. John’s United Methodist Church will offer the DivorceCare seminar/support group from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 15 at 8200 25th Ave. N. in Texas City. The cost is $15 per person (includes workbook). Scholarships are available. To register, visit www.stjohnsumctc.org. Contact Cindy Riddick, firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-655-5348.
Kingdom Training School of Ministry will be offering free ministry classes at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 716 25th St. in Galveston. Space is limited. To sign-up, contact Bishop Marie Pines, email@example.com or 409-763-6093.
The Diamond Way Buddhist Center will offer meditation classes at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1609 Dakota St. in League City. Advance meditation will be available at 9 a.m. Sundays. Call 281-686-6821, or visit www.diamondway.org/clearlake.
Grace of God Ministries will be offering a Bible Academy for all interested people at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1531 Bayou Road in La Marque. The classes will be taught by Wesley and Ofelia Fulton. Call 409-766-0835, 713-427-3954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church is gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the Rev. A.S. Johnson with an array of activities. Sons of his ministry will preach at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through March 19; and the “This is Your Life” musical will be at 7 p.m. March 9. Call 409-539-2278 or 409-763-1748.
Women of the Lamb will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2440 Gulf Freeway, in Texas City. All women are invited. Call Rosetta Cooper, 832-887-3222.
West Point Baptist Church’s Pastor’s Aide will have a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. March 1 at 3003 Ave. M in Galveston. Kennisha Allen will be the theme speaker and the Rev. J.P. Hubbard will be the guest preacher. “On the Move for God: Assisting the Man of God” is the theme. A $10 donation per person is asked. Call 409-762-5642.
The Texas City Joyful Messengers will celebrate their 10th anniversary at 5 p.m. March 1 and 3 p.m. March 2 at Church of True Faith, 832 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Call 409-692-4742, 832-221-8225, 281-993-7904, 409-938-4828, or 409-682-1182.
Greater Macedonia Baptist Church will have a celebration in honor of their pastor, the Rev. Robert E. Maxey, at 6 p.m. March 1 in the R.B. Brown Fellowship Hall, 401 Third Ave. N., in Texas City. A $10 per person donation is asked. Refreshments will be served. The church also will celebrate Maxey’s 26 years of service at 3 p.m. March 9. Elder Michael Spry Sr. and the Greater Open Door Church of God in Christ will be the guest. There also will be a musical at 6 p.m. March 9 featuring Chuck and the Guiding Clouds, the Green Brothers, Exodus, and the Hevenly Tones. Call 409-948-3993.
Yancy Ministries will present its First Friday Fellowship event for women ages 18 and older at 7 p.m. March 7 at New Vision Baptist Church, 2311 24th St., in Dickinson. Contact Kim Yancy, email@example.com or 409-939-9908.
The Houston Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America will present its Youth and Young Adults Spring Workshop March 7-8 at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 2702 Dowling, in Houston. The concert will be at 4:30 p.m. March 9. Registration is $10 (preregistration discount available). To register, visit HoustonGMWA.com or call 832-736-2285.
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Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have the preanniversary services for the Rev. A.S. Johnson at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. March 16 at 2717 Ball St. in Galveston. The Rev. E.R. Johnson and the Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church, and the Rev. A.W. Colbert and the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guests respectively. There also will be a service at 7 p.m. March 21. The Rev. Charles Wheat and the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. Call 409-763-1748.
There will be a parade and carnival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rev. A.S. Johnson of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 10 a.m. March 22 on 27th and Ball streets in Galveston. The church also will have the close out services for the anniversary at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 23 at 2717 Ball St. in Galveston. The Rev. Nathan Johnson, and the Rev. Kerry W. Tillmon, will speak respectively. Call 409-763-1748.
Congregation Shaar Hashalom and Temple Beth Tikvah will celebrate Purim with their annual carnival from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. Ticket information can be obtained by calling, 281-488-5861 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.
Congregation Shaar Hashalom is accepting donations of interview appropriate suits, skirts, pants, blouses and accessories through March 23 at its gift shop at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. Email email@example.com or call 281-488-5861.
The Galveston Baptist Association is planning a 16-day trip to the Holy Land set for March 25 through April 9, which also includes a Greek Isle cruise. Ten days will be spent in Israel, including five days in Jerusalem. All denominations are welcome. For information, contact Lela Esmond, firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-933-3353 or 713-249-2419.
Congregation Shaar Hashalom will have its Second-night Passover Seder service at 6 p.m. April 15 at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. A kosher dinner also will be served for $22 for adults and $11 for ages 6-12 for members, or $25 for adults and $13 for ages 6-12 for nonmembers. Attendees are asked to RSVP by April 4. All denominations are invited. Call 281-488-5861.