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Women Motivated to Serve of Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church will have its annual Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. today at the Wilbrydge Event Center, 2702 Ave. L, in Galveston. Sherry Henry will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $20. For information, call 409-750-6229.

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Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries of Galveston will have a clothing giveaway from noon to 1 p.m. today at Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ, 2628 Ball Ave., in Galveston. A complimentary lunch also will be provided. For information, call the Rev. Edward Lawson, 409-497-2138.

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Galveston’s Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church will host an MLK Legacy Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Wilbrydge Event Center, 2702 Ave. L. Tickets are $20 and include the breakfast, awards and door prizes.

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Jesus may have been the most controversial person who ever lived. His own family thought him mad. The people loved him. One of his closest friends betrayed him. The Jewish court convicted him of heresy. The Romans killed him. He never earned a degree and had no formal education. He was never…

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Greater Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will have its Texas-Louisiana Day program at 11 a.m. Sunday at 3506 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. The Rev. James E. Pate and St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. For information, call 409-526-7035.

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Greater Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will have its Texas-Louisiana Day program at 11 a.m. Sunday at 3506 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. The Rev. James E. Pate and St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. For information, call 409-526-7035.

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The American Red Cross tells us that, “Sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require blood transfusions throughout their lives.”

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The Galveston Island Celebrate Recovery Christ-based 12-step group is available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays at The Vineyard Church, 4720 Ave. O1/2, in Galveston. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. The recovery program is available to those working through hurts, habits and hang-ups. For infor…

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In a new on-going feature of Faith Focus, we’ll list the local houses of worship which are hosting community blood drives. The first set includes:

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We have turned the page to 2020. It seems like such a perfect number, so much better than 2019, an odd number that always seemed to fall just a little short. 2020 rings with the hope of perfect vision and a perfect year.

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As far as we know, there are no holy writings which require the creation of New Year’s resolutions. However, times and seasons are important to most, if not all faiths whether it’s new years or new moons being tracked.

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church will have its Watch Night fun and games event at 8 p.m. and communion service at 10 p.m. today at 13217 FM 1764 in Santa Fe. For information, call 409-925-2552.

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church will have the following events at 13217 FM 1764 in Santa Fe: Combined contemporary and traditional worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday; and watch night fun and games at 8 p.m. and communion service at 10 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call 409-925-2552.

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The end of the year and decade seems to be a good time to look back on blessings. And, to ask your help in filling these pages with a bit of uplift and, possibly, inspiration in 2020.

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The actual history of the annual Watch Night midnight vigil, held on the last day of each calendar year, is in some dispute among academics. The most popular take though is that sometime after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Dec. 31, 1862 (it became law the …

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M25 Outreach Services of First Missionary Baptist Church will have a food giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at 2120 36th St. N. in Texas City. For qualification information, call Samantha Hawkins, 409-927-9287, or the Rev. A. L. Bell, 903-780-4798.