Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ will celebrate its 97th church anniversary with a banquet at 7 p.m. today at 2628 Ball St. in Galveston. Krystal Berry will be the guest speaker. Zoie Abdullah and Tina Caldwell also will be on program. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For tickets and information, call Mildred Jones, 409-996-4915, or Bea Henderson, 409-789-4324.

Overcomer’s Outreach will meet at 7 p.m. Fridays at The Salvation Army, 4210 Texas Ave., in Texas City. Call Joseph Davis, 832-820-1203.

The Holy Family Men’s Club will have its annual citywide ecumenical prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Island Hilton Hotel, 5400 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. John Cooks will provide the music, and Ahmed Ahmed, Rusty Martin, and Jude Ezuma will be the speakers. For information, call Bob Fullen, 409-789-1422.

Jerusalem Baptist Church will have its second annual Pastor’s Aide Prayer Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2717 Rev. A.S. Johnson Blvd. (Ball Street) in Galveston. A $10 donation per person is asked. The Rev. E.R. Johnson will be the guest speaker. For information, call 409-763-1748.

Mount Zion Baptist Church will have a banquet and concert at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Captain’s Room of the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. A $15 donation per person is asked. For information, call Sonya Johnson, 281-508-2787.

During the month of October the Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Women’s Month in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sundays through Oct. 29 at 1220 state Highway 3 in La Marque. For information, call 409-938-7835 or 409-938-7247.

Moody Methodist Church will present an organ recital featuring Mary Jean Sargent at 4 p.m. Sunday at 2803 53rd St. in Galveston. For information, call 409-750-1947.

Trinity Episcopal Church will have its annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on the Garth at 22nd and Winnie streets in Galveston. Pets of all sizes are welcome. Attendees are asked to take a bag or can of pet food to donate to the animal shelter. For information, call 409-765-6317.

Chris and the Magnificent Singers and the Texas City Joyful Messengers will have a musical at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Jericho Road Bible Church, 6901 Moore St., in Hitchcock. All gospel groups and soloists are invited. For information, call 409-440-8945, 409-692-3262 or 832-221-5103.

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 information, call 409-420-4640.

The Holy Family Parish Altar Society will meet at noon Tuesday in the cafeteria of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston. Father Steven Payne will be the guest speaker. Ladies are asked to take nonperishable food items for the Christmas gift boxes for the Seamens Center. For information, email Dorothy Nelson,

First Christian Church will offer pet blessings during its National Night Out gathering from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 2400 21st St. in Texas City. Donations of food, bedding and toys for the Galveston County Animal Resource Center also will be accepted. For information, email or call 409-945-2241.

First Lutheran Church will offer its new outreach program “Get Better Together” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 24th and Winnie streets in Galveston. The walk/run group is open to all ages. For information, email or call 208-659-3763.

The Diamond Way Buddhist Center will offer meditation classes at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 417 E. NASA Parkway in Webster. Advance meditation will be available at 9 a.m. Sundays. Call 281-686-6821, or visit

Popstars Streetlights will present a free Christian Performing Arts Camp for ages 7-15 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 24 at 607 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood. For information, visit or call 832-693-5040.

All Saints Episcopal Church will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 7 at 10416 state Highway 6 in Hitchcock. There also will be a bake sale and tamales available for a donation. For information, call 409-925-2544.

Queen of Angels Catholic Church will have its second annual Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at 4100 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. Admission is free. For carnival tickets and information, email or call 936-499-1355.

Every Ribbon Tells a Story will have its third annual Praising Him in Pink program at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 2120 36th St. N., in Texas City. Christianee Porter aka Ms. Shirleen will be the featured guest. A $20 donation per person is asked. For information, visit or call 409-935-9561.

Holy Family Parish will have its second annual celebration of Our Lady of the Rosary at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at Holy Rosary Church, 1420 31st St., in Galveston. Attendees are encouraged to take a rosary to pray and a rose to lay at Mary’s feet. Mass will begin at 9 a.m. Refreshments will be serve afterward. For information, contact Irenaeus Jordan, or 409-766-1624.

God’s Rainbow Baptist Church will celebrate the 16th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. L.D. Harris, at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at 6402 O’Brien St. in Hitchcock. The Rev. Mark Guidry and the St. Mark Baptist Church will be the guests. For information, call 409-945-3774 or 409-599-1060.

Anchor Point Ministries will have its Discover Adoption seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at its Seabrook Center, 1905 Capri Lane, in Seabrook. To RSVP, visit and click on the “upcoming events” tab. For information, call 832-632-1221. The group also will have its Celebrating Hope 2017 Gala at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. For information, visit

Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church will present its second annual Ruth Hall Faithful and Dedicated Image Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. Tickets are $30 per person (none will be sold at the door). For tickets and information, call Dwight or Pat Pervis, 409-974-4083.

Greater Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will have its All Saints Day program at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at 3506 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. The Rev. H. Payne and Rebirth Temple Church of God in Christ will be the guests. For information, call 409-763-5586.

Brandi Toatley will have a CD release of her album of traditional hymns at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at God’s Kingdom & Restoration Ministries, 4628 Ave. Q, in Galveston. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. CDs will be available for $10. For information, visit or call 410-908-8527.

First Lutheran Church will have its 36th annual Island Oktoberfest from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 27 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 28 on the grounds and streets adjacent to 24th and Winnie streets in Galveston. Admission is free. German costumes are encouraged. For information, visit or call 409-762-8477.

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