Restoring Hope International Fellowship Church is inviting the public to its Stay on T.R.A.C.C. (Transition, Rehabilitation and Course Change) class, which is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at 1801 W. NASA Road 1 in Webster. For information, call Tony Scott, 601-918-5762, or the church, 281-557-9151.

The Word of Faith Christian Life Center will offer the Internet Victory Broadcast at 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays at Email Jackie Lynch,

Congregation Shaar Hashalom will offer Israeli Folk Dancing classes from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 27 at 16020 El Camino Real in Clear Lake. Sessions are $4 for members and $5 for all others. Call 281-286-8806.

The Holy Family Parish Altar Society will meet at noon Tuesday in the cafeteria of St. Patrick’s, 35th and Broadway streets, in Galveston. Take a friend and enjoy a light lunch. For information, call Patsy Trost, 409-763-3015.

Kingdom Training School of Ministry will be offering free ministry classes at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 716 25th St. in Galveston. Space is limited. To sign up, contact Bishop Marie Pines, or 409-763-6093.

The Diamond Way Buddhist Center will offer meditation classes at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1609 Dakota St. in League City. Advance meditation will be available at 9 a.m. Sundays. Call 281-686-6821 or visit

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

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church is gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the Rev. A.S. Johnson with an array of activities. Sons of his ministry will kick off the celebration Wednesdays through March 19; the “This is Your Life” musical will be March 9; and a banquet celebration will be Jan. 31 at Moody Gardens. Tickets are $50 per person and a table of 10 is $525. The deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 15. For tickets, call Johnnie Shelby, 409-771-2822, Espanola “BB” Johnson, 409-539-2278, or Shelia Smith, 409-526-4978.

God’s Rainbow Baptist Church will have a men’s conference from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11 at 6402 O’Brien St. in Hitchcock. Registration is $8. The Revs. Kevin Jones, Johnnie Sulter and  Eli Johnson, and Bishop Aaron Johnson will be the speakers. For information, call 409-945-3774 or 409-599-1060.

The Baptist Ministers’ Association Women’s Ministry will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 in the A.W. Colbert Educational Building of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2925 Ave. M, in Galveston. All women are welcome. For information, call 409-256-4129. 

The men of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church will have their 19th annual Men in Black program at 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at 2728 Ave. K in Galveston. The Rev. W.W. Jackson and the Mount Paran Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. The Voices of the Mainland, Jerusalem Gospelaires, the Rev. Wiley and L&J Singers, and the Rev. Cardell and the Saint Singers also will be on program. For information, call 409-771-7119 or 409-539-2523.

ACTS Christian Church will have a free food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at 401 10th Ave. N. in Texas City. ID and proof of residency in Texas City is required. Call Mercy Morgan, 713-569-9467.

Women of the Lamb will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2440 Gulf Freeway, in Texas City. All women are invited. Call Rosetta Cooper, 832-887-3222.

The Galveston Baptist Associationis planning a16-day trip to the Holy Land set for March 25 through April 9, which also includes a Greek Isle cruise. Ten days will be spent in Israel, including five days in Jerusalem. All denominations are welcome. For information, contact Lela Esmond, or 409-933-3353 or 713-249-2419.

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