• The Daughters of the King and Grace Episcopal Church will sponsor a quiet morning service from 9 a.m. to noon today at 1115 36th St. in Galveston. The Rev. Meredith Holt, who just returned from the Holy Land, will lead the service. All are welcome.
  • St. Christopher Episcopal Church’s Good Shepherding School and Love Council will present Priscilla Boos, speaker, certified grief recovery specialist, and author of “Meet Me at the Bakery: My Journey Through Grief and Back to Life” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. today at 2508 St. Christopher Ave. in League City. Call 281-332-5553.
  • There will be a free Women’s Empowerment Exstravaganza from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 15001 Delany Road in La Marque. Darolyn Mangum, a transformational coach and author of “The Butterfly Effect: Transform From Your Cocoon,” will be the keynote speaker. Contact Janet Morris, janetmorris33@yahoo.com or 281-248-1940.
  • Paul’s Union Church will have its brotherhood dinner at 6 p.m. today, its children’s Christmas play at 6 p.m. Sunday, and its Candlelight Communion service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at 1709 Oak St. in La Marque. All are welcome. Call 409-599-3423.
  • The United Methodist Women of McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church will celebrate “The Twelve Tribes of Israel” at 6 p.m. today at 1607 Nashby in La Marque. Refreshments will be served. Call Geraldine Carroll, 409-935-5797.
  • 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.
  • Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have is Pastor Aid Annual Day program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 2717 Ave. H in Galveston. The Rev. Carl Grice, of Rosharon, will be the guest speaker. “Aiding the Pastor in Times like These” is the theme. Call 409-763-1748.
  • Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will present its Children’s Christmas program at 11 a.m. Sunday at 2127 37th St. in Galveston. The church also will have Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Dec. 25. Call 409-763-2853.
  • Greater Open Door Church of God in Christ will have a love service program for Darlene Spry at 4 p.m. Sunday at No. 11 Eighth St. N. in Texas City. All are welcome. Call 713-835-7342.
  • 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, info@wordoffaithchristianlifecenter.org.
  • The Metropolitan Worship and Arts Ministry will have a free gospel concert featuring Kirisma Evans and Soul Fruit at 6 p.m. Sunday at 8955 S. Freeway (church is off state Highway 288 and Reed Road) in Houston. The “Home for the Holidays” play will be shown before the show at 5:15 p.m.
  • Congregation Shaar Hashalom will offer Israeli Folk Dancing classes from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 27 at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. Sessions are $4 for members and $5 for all others. Call 281-286-8806.
  • 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. Contact Bishop Marie Pines, hazakpines@aol.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.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church will celebrate its last Advent service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 2024 12th Ave. in La Marque. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Call 409-935-6004.
  • Holy Trinity Church will have its service of hope, healing and remembrance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 4613 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. Attendees can take meaningful objects, pictures or mementos of loved ones, who have died to place on the altar, as an act of prayer. All are welcome. Call 281-337-1833 or visit www.ht-d.org.
  • 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 graceofgodinc@yahoo.com.
  • ACTS Christian Church will have a free food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 21 at 401 10th Ave. N. in Texas City. ID and proof of residency in Texas City is required. Call Mercy Morgan, 713-569-9467.
  • Greater Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church’s youth department will have its Gospel Christmas Explosion at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at 3506 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. The Rev. Edward Grogan Jr., from Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, will be the theme speaker. Monique McCray, from Fountain of Praise, also will speak. All are welcome. Call 409-763-5586.
  • Living Word Church will have its Christmas Eve Candlelight worship service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at 2900 E. NASA Parkway, Suite 230, in Seabrook. Milk and cookies will be served at 5:15 p.m. Visit www.LWCBA.org or call 281-532-9000.
  • Women of the Lamb will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2440 Gulf Freeway, in Texas City. All women are invited. Call Rosetta Cooper, 832-887-3222.
  • Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Watch Night Musical at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at 2717 Ave. H in Galveston. Rehearsals will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 28 and 6 p.m. Dec. 30 at the church. Herman Solomon will be the clinician. All singers are welcome to participate in the last musical under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. A.S. Johnson. Call Maxine Mason, 409-599-6129, or the church, 409-763-1748.
  • Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Watch Night Service beginning with fellowship at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at 316 S. Pine Road in Texas City. All are welcome. Call 409-938-0173.
  • Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church will have its annual Watch Night Service at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at 7420 FM 1765 in Texas City. The service will consist of prayer service, praise dancing, singing, testimonies, and a sermon from the Rev. Andrew W. Berry II. Call 409-935-1100.
  • New Vision Baptist Church will present the Gulf Coast Preacher’s Bowl at 9 a.m. Jan. 1 at 2311 24th St. in Dickinson. The church also will have a choir workshop celebration featuring Luke Mercer Jr. of Austin at 7 p.m. Jan. 2-3. The musical will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 4. Registration is $15. Visit www.new
  • visionbaptistchurch.net or call 281-826-2509.
  • Integrity Life Church will be selling dinners as a part of its Big Utility Fundraiser daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 6 through Jan. 21 at 821 Laurel St. in La Marque. Dinners will be $10 each. Dine in and carryout will be available. Call 409-443-6176.
  • 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. Contact Lela Esmond, lelaslines@hotmail.com or 409-933-3353 or 713-249-2419.

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