The Youth and Young Adult Department of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Black History Month program at 11 a.m. Sunday at 1220 state Highway 3 in La Marque. Attendees are asked to wear African attire. For information, call 409-938-7835 or 409-938-7247.

New Directions Church will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at 2512 Termini St. in Dickinson. The Rev. Malcolm Dotson and New Beginning Baptist Church will be the guests. For information, call 832-340-7715.

The Senior Choir of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church will present “An Evening of Spiritual Fellowship” and its Black Heritage Valentine Tea & Style Revue from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 302 N. Oak St. in Texas City. A $10 donation per adult and $3 per youth is asked. For information, call 409-938-7460.

Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church will host the Voices of the Mainland for an evening of song and praise at 3 p.m. Sunday at 207 S. Fulton St. in Texas City. For information, call 409-938-3739.

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 Diamond Way Buddhist Center will offer meditation classes at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17400 El Camino Way, Suite 200, in Houston. Advance meditation will be available at 9 a.m. Sundays. Call 281-686-6821, or visit

The Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries will offer a free lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ at 2628 Ball Ave. in Galveston. For information, call the Rev. Edward Lawson at 409-497-2138.

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor, the Rev. J. D. Steele Sr., and his wife’s 28th anniversary with pre-anniversary services nightly at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; and the anniversary service will be at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at 5820 FM 1765 in Texas City. The Rev. Marc James and Jerusalem Baptist Church will be the guests Feb. 16. For information, call 409-935-8349.

ACTS Christian Church will have a free food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at 401 10th Ave. N. in Texas City. ID and proof of residency in Texas City is required. Call 281-910-9757.

Chris and the Magnificent Singers and Jericho Road Bible Church will have a musical at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at 6901 Moore St. in Hitchcock. The Texas City Joyful Messengers will be the special guests. For information, call 409-986-6094.

Carmelites, which is a nondenominational group of members ages 50 and older, will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real, in Houston. Attendees are encouraged to take books and jigsaw puzzles for exchange. Call 281-326-4000 or 281-334-6291.

First Lutheran Church will begin its “Theology on Tap” sessions at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in The Lyceum, 2415 Winnie St., in Galveston. The sessions are geared toward young adults ages 21-39. For information, contact Emily Billin, or 262-753-3755.

Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries of Galveston will have a clothing giveaway from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 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.

Several Jewish congregations will celebrate Purim with an annual carnival from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Congregation Shaar Hashalom, 16020 El Camino Real, in Houston. For tickets and information, visit or call 281-488-5861.

The Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries will be giving away senior food boxes from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Compton Outreach Center, corner of 27th Street and Ball Ave., in Galveston. For ages 60 and older (must show ID). For information, call the Rev. Edward Lawson, 409-497-2138.

New Life Church will have its Gospel-Fest 2020 event at 3 p.m. Feb. 29 at 2801 Palmer Highway in Texas City. Prairie View A&M University Baptist Student Movement Gospel Choir, and the Texas Southern University Living Testimony Gospel Choir will be the special guests, as well as several local choirs and groups. For information, call 409-655-5949 or 409-966-1015.

NASA Aglow Lighthouse will meet from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at Praise Chapel, 18516 state Highway 3, in Webster. Phillip and Laura Baker will be the guest speakers. For information, contact Lorene Kelling,

Holy Family Parish will have its annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival March 13 and March 14 at 1010 35th St. in Galveston. There will be a fish fry from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and bingo at 6 p.m. March 13; and the festival will begin at 11 a.m. March 14. For information, email or call 409-762-9646.

The Rescue Story Tour featuring Zach Williams will begin at 7 p.m. March 14 at Abundant Life Christian Center, 601 Delany Road, in La Marque. We The Kingdom and Cain also will perform. For tickets and information, visit

The Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries is offering veterans monetary help for living expenses. For information, visit or call the Rev. Edward Lawson III at 409-497-2138.

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