Of snakes & pumpkins: even a perfect fall day is better with prayer

Of snakes & pumpkins: even a perfect fall day is better with prayer

 Our Texas porches want pumpkins in autumn, temperatures notwithstanding. There might not be color in the trees yet, so we depend on pumpkins and chrysanthemums.  I’ll set my favorite yellow and deep orange mums atop a weathered bench on the front porch and add a few pumpkins to accentuate their glory. I’m only a fair-weather […]

Youth Abstinence Rally with Pam Stenzel, Jason Castro

‘Sex has a price tag’ (Mesquite) Mimosa Lane Baptist Church, 1233 N. Beltline Road in Mesquite, will host a Youth Abstinence Rally with presenter Pam Stenzel, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Atlantic recording artist and American Idol finalist Jason Castro will provide the musical backdrop for this event. Stenzel’s passion for […]

Ministerial Alliance to meet

(Rockwall) The Rockwall Ministerial Alliance will meet at noon Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Helping Hands conference room.  As always, pick up a lunch; drinks and desserts will be provided.  The program will begin with a five-minute presentation about the Will Graham crusade by John Lowry, Pastor of First Baptist Church-Terrell.  There will be prayer time, as well […]

What are you doing this Sunday?

(Sachse) Northplace Church, located at 2709 3rd St. in Sachse, will join with thousands of churches across the country to extend a special invitation encouraging everyone to come to church during National Back to Church Sunday, Sept. 18. Northplace service times are 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Northplace passed out invitation cards to its […]

Coat drive at Northplace Church

(Sachse) Do you want to be involved in missions, but don’t know how to get started? Inner city families from the Dallas Dream Center need warm winter coats. Bring new or gently used/clean coats to Northplace Church, 2709 3rd St.  in Sachse, and drop them in the collection bins that will be placed in the foyer. Collections […]

God is Our Refuge

On the ten-year anniversary of 9-11, who should we fear? By Patti Richter (This article is a shorter version of a feature story published recently by The Beacon in San Antonio) We had reason to be afraid; enemies were among us. They hated our freedom and our influence in the world. And they hated us […]

M.E.N.D. 15th annual Walk to Remember at Calvary Church

(Irving) More than 1,000 pink and blue balloons will be released as Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death, or MEND, hosts  its 15th annual Walk to Remember at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Calvary Church, 4401 N. Highway 161 (Walnut Hill and Highway 161) in Irving. The event is open to any family that has lost […]

Beth Moore live simulcast; Dave Ramsey class; Night Out at FBC

(Rockwall) First Baptist Church Rockwall, located at 610 S. Goliad St., will host a Living Proof Live Simulcast featuring Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Doors open at 8 a.m.  The cost is $20, which includes a box lunch.  Register at fbcrockwalltx.org or at the table in the […]

‘I Am Second’ party at Hawaiian Falls

‘I Am Second’ party at Hawaiian Falls

Innovative ministry wraps up the summer with a fun day at Garland waterpark and collects school supplies for area kids. (Garland) More than 1,200 people turned out for the I Am Second Back-to-School party at Hawaiian Falls Garland on Aug. 18. Guests donated school supplies to benefit local kids. The worship band from Stillwater Community […]

In a dry and thirsty land

God knows what he’s up to, and it’s for our good So this is a drought. Many of us have never really seen one. We’ve seen images of drought in world news and in magazines from relief organizations. It’s not life-threatening here in Texas, except to livestock and poor creatures of the field. But even […]