Not everyone dresses up for worship, but it remains a good idea to do so when you’re looking for work. Hence Clear Lake’s Congregation Shaar Hashalom is collecting appropriate interview apparel for low-income women who will be seeking employment. Donations are being accepted through March 15.

Donations of suits, skirts, pants, blouses and accessories will represent Shaar’s part in the national Dress for Success movement. The garments will be accepted at the synagogue’s gift shop at 16020 El Camino Real in Houston.

“We continue to support this drive because we believe a professional interview outfit helps a woman feel confident, leveling the playing field for her during the interview process so she can focus on landing that job,” said Hedy Wolpa for the congregation’s Sisterhood, which sponsors this campaign. “It helps her realize that she won’t be judged on her appearance, but that her future employer will instead look at her skills and talents.”

For details, call 281-488-5861.


Galveston’s Macedonia Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Super Sunday event at 3 p.m. this Sunday at 2920 Ave. M 1/2. The congregation is set to celebrate all the ministries of the church as it has for the past 24 years. This year’s special guests will be the Rev. Jerry Wade, Sr. and his congregation from the Providence Baptist Church of Houston.

“We are so excited about our Super Sunday,” said Canzetta Johnson for the church. “All ministries of our church will come together as one. Pastor Colbert brought that vision to the church long ago. Now, we are in an explosive mode of expectation. A hallelujah time will be felt by all as we focus on the word of God.”

For details, call 409-762-9855.


St. John Missionary Baptist Church will present the Southern Travelers of Houston in concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at 309 S. Texas St. in Texas City.

“It is a benefit musical designed to help the church,” said the Rev. Roy Nickerson, who is the pastor here. “The Travelers are one of the best recording groups from up in Houston. They are coming to help us and we’re also asking other musical groups to sign up now to participate.”

For details, call 409-599-8847.


Update: Now that Lent is underway, you might be curious what other participants have decided to eschew for the season. tracks this important information via Twitter. Their top five do-withouts for 2018? They include social networking, alcohol, Twitter itself, chocolate and meat.

Of the list, only the last falls into the province of a traditional sacrifice.

The origin of the word carnival, which is the name used for Mardi Gras in most of the world, is likely from the Latin/Italian for the removing of meat from daily life.

If you are observing Lent, what are you giving up?

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