Galveston’s Wild Wild West Cowboy Church will host its Island Spring Round-Up at 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday at 7402 Stewart Road with special musical guests David Staton and Ben Waites.

“David Staton is a great singer and songwriter and has performed with such groups as LeFevre Quarter and Palmetto State Quartet,” Susan Adams, the concert organizer, said. “Waites is an outstanding vocal talent with a heart for spreading the Gospel. This will be a great weekend. Don’t miss it.”

The event is free. An offering will be taken.

For details, call 615-516-8054.


The Lee and Sarah Giles Scholarship Foundation will have its annual fundraising concert at 4:30 p.m. April 26 at Hitchcock’s Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church, 6333 Hwy 6.

“We are elated that renowned gospel artist Chester Baldwin will be our featured artist,” said organizer Regenia Randall. “His music has been branded as progressive gospel music, traditional gospel fused with the sounds of contemporary gospel.”

Foundation chair Thomasine Allen said she was looking forward to the day its first recipients obtained their college degrees.

“As the children of the Giles, my brother and I desire to help those students in need; just as we have watched our parents do countless times during the course of their lives,” she said.

Pre-sale tickets are $15 and $20 at the door with a limited number of VIP tickets at $25.

For tickets or details, call 409-986-9180.


Seabrook’s Taylor Lake Christian Church will host a fundraising festival for the Wounded Warrior Project from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 26 at 1730 Old Kirby Rd.

Breakfast will be served all morning for $5 per person.

Other available activities will include music, art, a silent auction and entertainment. All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

“The men and women in uniform are living one of the Bible’s greatest lessons by laying down one’s life for our protection,” coordinator William Cloyd said. “The least we can do as citizens is to welcome them home and show our deep appreciation by helping them return to a normal life as far as possible.”

For details, call 281-474-2709.


Galveston’s Divine Mercy Park Association will sponsor its annual celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday at 2:30 p.m. April 27 at 5102 Ave M.

The liturgical holy day occurs annually, but this year’s event will be unique since it will also see the elevation of two well-known church leaders of the recent past.

“Two great popes, John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonized on that day,” said organizer Joyce Ann Daniel, who had a private audience with John Paul II in 2000. “The board welcomes all interested people to join us for our celebration.”

For details, call 409-762-8089.

Rick Cousins’ Faith Focus column appears each Saturday. Have a unique or unusual event? Email details to at least two weeks in advance.

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