The Original Soul Invaders musical group will headline a gospel musical at 5 p.m. today at Texas City’s Church of True Faith, 832 Fifth Ave. N. The Texas City Joyful Messengers also will be on the program.

“This is a fundraiser for the church building fund,” said the Rev. Tiffiny Hampton. “The Invaders remind me of the original Mighty Clouds of Joy. And the Messengers are just great — I’d even say awesome.”

For details, call 409-682-1182, 409-996-8230 or 409-692-4742. 



Dickinson’s New Vision Baptist Church will present a workshop musical at 7 p.m. today at 2311 24th St.

Luke Mercer Jr. of Austin will be the clinician. Mercer is a composer, keyboardist and singer who lives in Austin. He has accumulated eight citations for his work at, which tracks the careers of recording professionals.

For details, call 281-826-2509.



Integrity Life Church will sell dinners as a part of its Big Utility Fundraiser daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Jan. 21 at 821 Laurel St. in La Marque. Dinners are $10 each, whether dine in or carry out.

Lula Jenkins, who has charge of the kitchen, said the meals won’t be warmed-up fast food, but true home cooking done at the church.

“We’ll give them good food and plenty of it,” she said. “We’re fundraising to help keep the church doors open by paying the power and other bills. It’s hard for a small church, but we’ll provide plenty of food plus a dessert to everyone who buys a dinner.”

For orders and/or delivery, call 409-443-6176.



NASA Aglow will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Praise Chapel, 18516 state Highway 3, in Webster. Nettie Landry will be the guest speaker.

Landry is described as a retired public school teacher, native Louisianan, ordained minister and active gardener. With her husband, she is also the founder of The True Vine House of Zion and Ministries.

For details, call 281-910-1971. 



Update: Are you or your church planning to try out Rick Warren’s new Daniel Plan diet program? If so, Our Faith would appreciate hearing from you. The plan consists of both a book and a 40-day group program along the lines of Warren’s Purpose-Driven Life. Members of Warren’s Saddleback Church have lost some quarter-million pounds of excess weight, according to the Christian Post and other sources. Of those, about 60 pounds belonged to Warren himself.

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