The Mission Society’s sixth annual workshop will be from 8 a.m. to noon today at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 5820 FM 1765, in Texas City. Classes will be available for men and women. Registration is $8. The Rev. Charles Wheat will be the speaker. Call 409-935-8349.
Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th church anniversary with a parade at 10 a.m. today. The parade will travel west down Magnolia Street, turn right on Bayou Road, left on Cedar Drive toward Westward Street and end at Carver Park. The anniversary service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at 302 N. Oak St. in Texas City. For information on the parade, call 409-978-2210, 832-657-9385 or 409-336-1812.
The Texas Satsang Society is inviting the public to its free book discussions on “Stories of Past Lives Dreams and Soul Travel,” by Harold Klemp, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. The group meets every second and fourth Saturday. Call James Rush, 409-443-6382.
The Pastor’s Aide Ministry of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will present a musical extravaganza at 4 p.m. today at 1301 Ave. L in Galveston. “God’s Gift, Your Blessing” is the theme. The Jerusalem Gospelaires, Rose Simms, Melvin Bouldin and a variety of other singers will be on program. All are invited.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 39th church anniversary with a musical at 5 p.m. today and the anniversary service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at 2127 37th St. in Galveston. The Rev. Gerald Holland and the First Baptist Church of Angleton will be the guests Sunday. The musical will feature Laquida Oaks, Barbara Abrams and many more. Call 409-763-2853.
The public is invited to the debut of the gospel play drama “The Coroner’s Inquest — Who Killed the Church!” at 6 p.m. today at First Union Baptist Church, 1027 Ave. K, in Galveston. Admission is free. The play will be directed by Delores Florence. Call 409-621-6261.
The Voices of Fellowship of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual musical at 6 p.m. today at 312 Rose St. in Texas City. Call 409-935-8121.
Galilee United Methodist Church will have its fourth appreciation service for the Rev. Keith Bell at 6 p.m. today at 122 Ninth St. S. in Texas City. The Texas City Messengers, LaTonya Abney Nunn, the Heavenly Angels and Mime Dancers, and the Rev. Hoard Bell from Baytown will be the guests. Call Larry Brown, 409-682-3066.
Restoring Hope International Fellowship Church is inviting the public to its Stay on T.R.A.C.C. (Transition, Rehabilitation and Course Change) class 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.
New Life Fellowship will celebrate its 75th church anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 2700 Texas Ave. in Texas City. A barbecue luncheon will be afterward. All are invited. Call 409-945-5503.
Trinity Lutheran Church will have its Blessing of the Backpacks service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 2024 12th Ave. in La Marque. Children are asked to take their backpacks to service. The church also will have its Rally Day program Sept. 28. Call 409-935-6004.
Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will have its 18th annual Higher Praise Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday at 1220 state Highway 3 in La Marque. The Rev. Terrance Bell and the New Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. “Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the Lord” is the theme. Call 409-938-7247.
Neighborhood Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 40th church anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at 1800 Oleander in La Marque. “Learning from the Past, Celebrating the Moment and Changing the Future” is the theme. The Rev. Roy L. Smith and the Little Rock Baptist Church will be the guests. Call 409-935-6633.
The Carpenter’s House will be celebrating the sixth anniversary of the Rev. Reginald Pope and his wife at 4 p.m. Sunday at 3500 Gulf Freeway in La Marque. All are invited.
Island native Jeffrey Troy Otems will preach his first sermon at 6 p.m. Sunday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2920 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. All are welcome to witness the occasion.
The International Autism Ministry group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the McCullough Room of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Children are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-876-9418.
Congregation Shaar Hashalom will offer Israeli Folk Dancing classes from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 29 (no class Sept. 1) at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. Sessions are $4 for members and $5 for all others. Call 281-488-5861.
The Diamond Way Buddhist Center will offer meditation classes at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 417 E. NASA Parkway in Webster. Advance meditation will be available at 9 a.m. Sundays. Call 281-686-6821, or visit www.diamondway.org/clearlake.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Rev. E.R. Johnson and his wife, Bridgette, at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 31 at 2612 Ave. L in Galveston. The Rev. Norris D. Burkley and the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. “Celebrating God’s Good Shepherd” is the theme. All are invited.
The Holy Family Parish Altar Society will meet at noon Sept. 2 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 34th and Broadway streets, in Galveston. Take a covered dish to share. Call Patsy Trost, 409-763-3015.
Congregation Shaar Hashalom will have an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. Visit www.shaarhashalom.org or call 281-488-5861.
Diamond Way Buddhist Center will have an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at 417 E. NASA Parkway in Webster. Visit diamondway.org/clearlake or call 832-304-3922.
The Holy Rosary Ladies Auxiliary Madonna Court No. 20 will have its second annual Mother & Daughter Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. Tickets are $15 per person. For tickets, call Paulette Wilson, 409-744-3765.
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