Mount Paran Baptist Church will host the Lincoln District Mission II Prayer Luncheon at 10 a.m. today at No. 19 Sixth St. N. in Texas City. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Call 409-763-2919.


St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church will have its fourth annual barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1410 41st St. in Galveston. The event will feature Pitmaster Neil “BigMista” Strawder of Bigmista’s Barbecue from Long Beach, California. Call 409-763-4254.


His Spirit Ministry is inviting the public to Galveston County’s National Day of Peace at 4 p.m. today at the Church of the Living God, 1524 35th St., in Galveston. Refreshments will be served afterward. Call 409-392-2190 or 409-392-0405.


The Game Changing Conference will be at 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Church of True Faith, 832 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Registration is free. Call 832-221-8225.


The Mother’s Union and Senior Women departments of First Union Baptist Church will have their annual musical at 6 p.m. today at 1028 Ave. K in Galveston. All are welcome. Call 409-763-8610.


The Mother’s Board of God’s Household of Faith will present a gospel gala at 6 p.m. today at 2308 22nd St. in Dickinson. Call 281-614-1081.


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.


The Shepherd’s Ministry of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will have its 50 Women in Red program at 3 p.m. Sunday at 312 Rose St. in Texas City. The Rev. Cedric Robbins and the New Bright Star Baptist Church will be the guests. Call 409-935-8121.


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 Email Jackie Lynch,


Congregation Shaar Hashalom will offer Israeli Folk Dancing classes from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through May 19 and June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. Sessions are $4 for members and $5 for all others. Call 281-488-5861.


The Holy Family Parish Altar Society will meet at noon Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 35th and Broadway streets, in Galveston. This will be the final meeting before the summer break. Take a covered dish and a friend. All are welcome.


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


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


Bishop James Tengatenga, of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1601 Lake Road, in La Marque. Tengatenga has served in parish ministry, the training of chaplains, youth ministry, and the ministry to those with HIV/AIDS. All are invited.


Overcomer’s Outreach will meet at 7 p.m. Fridays at The Salvation Army, 4210 Texas Ave., in Texas City. Call Joseph Davis, 409-457-8616.


St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church’s Ushers and Nurses Auxiliary will have their annual Pre-Mother’s Day Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. May 10 at 1301 Ave. L in Galveston. A free will donation will be taken. All are welcomed.


St. George’s Episcopal Church will have a barbecue dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 10 at 510 13th Ave. N. in Texas City. There will be a silent auction, baked goods, vendors and entertainment. For tickets, call 409-945-5949.


The Bell Choir of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will have a spaghetti supper, bake sale and silent auction from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 at 18220 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses for Abbey Franzen. Tickets are $8. Carryout will be available. Email Peg Slay,


Faith United Methodist Church will sponsor a gospel talent show at 6 p.m. May 24 at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 2920 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Call George Taylor, 713-553-8021, or Tim McKensie, 281-337-3194.


Greater Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will have a shoe drive through June 14 at 3506 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. Gently used shoes can be dropped off anytime at the church. Call 409-763-5586.


There will be a gospel explosion featuring Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s at 5 p.m. July 20 at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 324 Fourth Ave. N., in Texas City. City-Wide Gospel Chorale, Voices of the Mainland and the Texas City Joyful Messengers also will be on program. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. For tickets, call Jacqueline Gill, 281-814-1731, Joseph Mose Jr., 409-770-3103, or the church, 409-948-2832.


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