Every Ribbon Tells a Story will have its third annual Praising Him in Pink program at 6 p.m. Saturday at Texas City’s First Missionary Baptist Church, 2120 36th St. N.

“This year our featured guest will be Christianee Porter, also known as The Christie Show featuring ‘Ms. Shirleen,’” said Lorna Jackson, Ribbon’s founder and president.

Porter is an actress, writer, singer and comedian who will be featured in an upcoming film produced by Tyler Perry.”

Other headlined gospel singers will include The Stinsons, Keith Ward, Jocelyn Ealim and Felicia Holloway.

A $20 donation is requested. Tickets can be purchased by calling 409-789-6136 or at the door.

For details, call 409-935-9561.

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Galveston’s Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church will present its second annual Ruth Hall Faithful and Dedicated Image Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M.

“We’re gearing up for this event which will honor Hall who was a faithful servant of God who helped the church and the community for 67 years or more,” said organizer Pat Pervis. “We’ll announce this year’s award winners so we invite everyone to come and support us. The deadline to buy tickets is very close.”

Tickets are $30 per person and none will be available at the door. For tickets or details, call 409-974-4083.

Anchor Point will hold its Discover Adoption event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 14 at 1905 Capri Lane in Seabrook.

“Adoption allows kids to heal after trauma and breaks the cycle of violence, abuse and neglect,” said Rendie Brown, director of family services at the center. “Thus, society is given the benefit of kids who become adults who are emotionally healthier, stronger, and more productive.’ Discover Adoption is about seeking families who can help contribute to society by loving a child and helping him or her reach their highest potential. At Anchor Point, we want to empower families to feel confident about the adoption process and have their questions answered from the beginning. We would love to help you become adoptive parents.”

Registration is available at www.anchorpoint.us or by calling 832-632-1221.

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Update: A mash-up is when two distinctly disparate topics are brought together to create a novel concept. The new Fox TV show “Orville,” for instance, crosses vintage “Star Trek” with sitcom situations raised when a bickering, divorced couple command a starship.

Now we hear that the collusion of coffee and churches has been captured in a new book from Amazon, “The Gospel According to Starbucks,” by author Leonard Sweet. “It shows you how the passion that Starbucks has for creating an irresistible experience can connect you with God’s stirring introduction to the experience of faith,” according to the book’s virtual jacket.

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