It probably will surprise few that given Harvey’s impact on Dickinson, 54-year-old Pine Drive Christian School is no longer able to meet at 705 FM 517 E. Instead it has temporarily moved, The Rev. Ted Duck, pastor of Pine Drive Community Church which hosts the school, explained.

“We are taking it one day at a time,” he said. “We are having services in our sanctuary and have moved the school to First Baptist Church of Hitchcock temporarily. It is exciting to see how God is already in the rebuilding process. When it’s completed only he will receive the Glory because it will take a miracle. We did lose everything in the offices, computers, records, everything, and have no electricity in the building other than the sanctuary itself.”

For details or to offer help, call 281-337-3413.


As cultural changes impact churches, they aren’t the only ones setting up new organizations which seek to retain their founding standards. As the Boy Scouts moved to new values, a new option called Trail Life was started which parallels the Scouts, but without their cultural updates.

There will be an open house for local Trail Life Troop 3211 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at OakCreek Bible Church, 144 Park Ave, in League City.

“Most guys want exciting outdoor adventure with their friends,” said Steve Sides, committee chairman. “We’ve got that. Trips and travel? That, too. Camping? Check. Physical and mental challenge? Yep. And awards? Of course. Trail Life is an adventure group to raise young men, kindergarten through high school, to impact the world for Christ.”

For details, call 281-667-2055.


It’s not often that a deacon becomes a priest at Galveston’s Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church. But for the first time in living memory, a local will join the Orthodox priesthood during special services at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at 4109 Ave. L.

Joanne Valencia is talking up this special service for the church.

“His Grace Bishop Longin of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese will be here to ordain our Deacon Thomas Colyandro. This ceremony represents the first ordination at our parish in almost a century.”

A banquet will follow the liturgy. Tickets are $20 for the meal.

For banquet reservations or other details, call 409-692-1457.

Galveston’s St. John’s Baptist Church is turning 90 and will celebrate at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 2917 Sealy St., the Rev. Louis Simpson, its pastor, said. “All former members are welcome this Sunday to fellowship in this special service. You helped us get to this point and we’d like to honor you. We’re looking forward to the food and fellowship.”

For details, call 409-762-3461.


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