Coming into a new job can often involve a learning curve, adapting to a new place and different personalities, but as Coleta Weathersbee describes it, her new pastor, the Rev. Chris Bower has had it harder than most.
Many families had to forgo their gathering for Thanksgiving this year, choosing a few empty places at the table now to avoid permanent empty places for years to come.
This year offers many possible obstacles to giving thanks next week. For instance, some in power have suggested that families not travel or gather for Thanksgiving. David Eggert and Rachel La Corte, writing an Associated Press story titled, “Governors ratchet up restrictions ahead of Thanksg…
They say we’re in for a long, dark winter. COVID-19 cases are surging out of control. Many states are breaking records and the U.S. single-day case count exceeded 180,000 on Nov. 13. It has been a long, difficult and wearisome journey since the first U.S. COVID-19 case appeared on Jan. 21 in…
The Galveston city directory for 1870 was an extremely different product than you’d see now, if you could find a 2020 phone book at all. It included steamship and railroad timetables for those venturing off our island.
When COVID-19 first hit us in February, we thought perhaps it would be short-lived. As it raged through Europe and set its sights on the United States, we accepted the “stay-at-home” initiatives, hunkered in our houses, gave up shopping and eating out. When the NBA postponed its season, we k…
Cotton previously pastored at Goodwill Baptist Church in Pineland. He learned the art of leading from his father, the Rev. Reggie L. Cotton.
They call it COVID fatigue. I think I have it. I’m tired of wearing a mask to enter a store. I like to see the smiles on people’s faces. Or, are they smiling? Maybe they’re frowning. Or smirking. It’s hard to read what people might be thinking behind those masks.
With more than 300 active houses of worship, Our Faith has always avoided awarding the title of Oldest Congregation or Senior Cleric. We might be wrong — which would never do in these pages.
When I listen to the insults and accusations political candidates continue to level against their opponents, I want to throw up my hands. I find myself wishing for an earlier era when politicians were more civil, when the world was stable and people were in agreement.
This month, the church founded as Galveston’s Second Presbyterian Church, then Broadway Memorial and still later as the Annie Truehart Memorial Church, completed its 125th year of service. You know it as Westminster Presbyterian, 5127 Ave. U in Galveston.
My neighbor was walking down the street and greeted me with a wide grin. He had just bought a new bicycle for his 11-year-old daughter. “Is it her birthday?” I asked. “No,” he replied, almost giggling. “I realized she had outgrown her bike and decided to buy her a new one. She hasn’t stopped…
Galveston County churches were quick to pitch in with assistance to help Louisiana residents in multiple ways.
We’ve been dodging the coronavirus for more than six months. In the early days, when we first came to grips with the pandemic sweeping our world, we literally shut down our cities and our neighborhoods.
This upcoming Monday will be Labor Day. The scorching heat of summer has broken. The air is light with the first hint of fall. The lakes are still warm enough to ski, and the fishing is good.