Galveston’s West Point Baptist Church will have its annual Women’s Day as part of services at 7:15 a.m., 10:05 a.m. and culminating in a grand finale at 4 p.m. Sunday at 3003 Ave. M.

The Rev. A.W. Colbert and his Macedonia Church will be the special guests.

“This is certain to be a joyous and spirit-filled occasion, as the Woman of The Point declare their theme: A Designer’s Original in accordance with Psalm 139:14,” said the Rev. Kerry W. Tillmon, West Point’s pastor.

“The members and I will honor Sister Katie Woodworth, as well as other seasoned saints for their many years of dedicated membership and service. All are invited to come, fellowship and help celebrate this momentous occasion.”

For details, call 409-762-5642.


Texas City’s Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church will have its annual grand musical at 4 p.m. July 20 at 7420 FM 1765.

“Praise is what we do at GBC,” said Sandra Malone, who directs worship and arts here. “This year’s concert will serve as an opportunity for us to display how much our ministry loves authentic worship. We are greatly anticipating our guest psalmist Sue Roseberry. You won’t want to miss this monumental occasion.”

Admission to the musical is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are $5 for ages 13-18, and ages 12 and younger are admitted free.

For tickets or details, call 713-349-3880.



According to Georgetown University, Catholics will be seeing more deacons at church than ever before. Although the number of priests is also increasing, it can’t keep pace with that of new deacons. 

“The strongest growth among the clergy is in the number of permanent deacons, who have gone from 12,378 in 2000 to 17,464 in 2013 (an increase of 41 percent),” the report by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate sates. “Essentially, the church now has enough deacons to have about one in every parish.”

Catholic deacons are ordained clerics who can fulfill many but not all the functions of a priest. Many deacons are married men with children.



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