The Rev. Tim Franklin of Texas City’s The Connection coffee bar and church would like to invite you to the Family Fall Car Festival benefiting Camp Hope. It will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 at 9300 Emmet F. Lowry Expressway.

“We’ll have the Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall,” Franklin said. “Along with a representative of Camp Hope. Join us in supporting our veterans. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Camp Hope, a treatment facility for veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome.”

This Houston camp helps veterans suffering from combat stress.

Early registration is recommended for those who wish to show their cars or motorcycles.

For details, email


Galveston’s Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will host its women’s workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1410 41st St., with Lois Jones as the guest speaker.

“She’s a very spirit-filled woman who loves her ministry and has worked with many different women’s groups,” said Johnnie Shelby who is putting together the event for Jerusalem. “Ms. Jones will enrich, empower enhance your life. She’s a woman of prayer who is on a mission.”

For details, 409-771-2822.


Texas City’s St. George’s Episcopal Church will have its Hope Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at 510 13th Ave. N., next to Sixth St., in Texas City. The festival will feature children’s activities, food trucks, pony and train rides, a petting zoo, face painting, silent auction, baked goods and more.

“St. George’s is rebranding our fall fundraiser,” the Rev. Robin Reeves, her pastor, said. “Our goal was to share what we have an abundance of — hope. We realize the people who need hope the most right now are those whom lost so much from Hurricane Harvey, so we have expanded the event from just fun and shopping to connecting resources with those in need with our Hope Vendor area sponsored by Mainland United Way. We wanted to help our neighbors in Dickinson and La Marque and thought this might give people who feel stuck an opportunity to talk with someone.”

Food trucks, the Salvation Army and the Jesse Tree will all be available as will an acupuncturist who will help those who are having trouble sleeping.”

God loves you and so do we, so we’ll also have fun activities for the whole family as well as these resources,” she said.”

For details, call 409-945-2583.


Update: It was the Pope calling long distance calling from Rome this week. The pontiff spoke with the orbiting crew of the International Space Station as it raced above the planet clocking in at some 5 miles per second.

“Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA spoke candidly to Pope Francis, saying that one cannot serve aboard the space station and not be touched to their soul,” summed up the official Johnson Space Center release. “From Bresnik’s unique vantage orbiting Earth, it is obvious there are no borders. Also evident: a fragile band of atmosphere protecting billions of people below.”


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