Patrick Johnson was driving home after a long day of meetings one day in February 2018.
■ Longview Christian Women’s Connection is hosting a buffet luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Copeland’s of New Orleans, 3213 N. Fourth St. in Longview. Special music: Greg Scobee, soloist; guest speaker: Tammy Whitehurst of Longview will present “Girl Talk — Getting Real about Real Life.” …
Harmony Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 612 S. Carter St. in Marshall, will have its “Men & Women’s Day” program at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker: the Rev. Jacqueline Tolbert of Vivian Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Longview.
■ St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2108 Ridgewood Drive in Longview, will offer The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph services: vigil at 5:30 p.m. today, mass at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; and Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God services: vigil at 5:30 p.m. Monday, mass at 8 a.m. and…
The little church born of a country tent revival almost 86 years ago is beginning a new chapter amid the changing face of the city that now surrounds it.
■ St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2108 Ridgewood Drive in Longview, Advent services: Saturday vigil at 5:30 p.m., Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; The Nativity of the Lord — Christmas Mass at 5:30 pm. and 10 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Jose…
My wife and I are celebrating the recent birth of our second child, a son. He is a few weeks old now, and life at home has been — as you would expect — joyful and a bit hectic. We are each learning to adjust to the other.
Harper Lucas, who is in his 70s, traveled more than 400 miles on a recent Saturday to attend the funeral of his daughter-in-law’s grandmother in Marion, Alabama.
Willow Springs Baptist Church, 3708 W. Loop 281 in Longview, will have its Young Matron’s prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. today. Guest speaker will be Ebony Harris of Shreveport. For information, call (903) 759-5548.
It was just hours before the body of former President George H.W. Bush arrived in the nation’s capital, and Warren Gill hadn’t yet decided what to write about his death.
As Christians celebrate Advent, the season leading to the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem stable, First Christian Church in Kilgore is celebrating new leadership under the Rev. Jeneille LaGrone.
■ Willow Springs Baptist Church, 3708 W. Loop 281 in Longview, will have their Young Matron's prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. today. Guest speaker will be Ebony Harris of Shreveport. For information, call (903) 759-5548.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Romanians braved hours of cold weather Sunday for the blessing of a grandiose Orthodox cathedral consecrated to mark 100 years since modern-day Romania was created in the aftermath of World War I. The event was marred after three people were hos…
NEW YORK — One of the most famous songs of Christmas was celebrated Tuesday as it approaches its 200th anniversary, with a concert at the New York City church where “Silent Night” is believed to have been sung in the United States for the first time and where a priest was the first to publis…
‘Tis the start of the Christmas season, when Northeast Texas churches put on musical productions, plays and live nativity scenes that portray the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Recently, thanks to the internet, my children were introduced to “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” This simple television show still found a way to capture my children’s imaginations. Fred Rogers, the creator of the show, believed that all children were to be valued, loved and seen as an equal. Hi…
■ Galilee Baptist Church, 415 Galilee Road in Hallsville, will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Brunch is from 10:15 to 10:40 a.m. The Rev. Fred Rusk and the Golden Hill Baptist Church family of Hallsville will be special guests. Community members are invited to bring a…
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group says the country’s Christians are suffering increased discrimination despite official efforts to address their grievances.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Wednesday that four tourists from Finland have been arrested for distributing Christian materials at public places on a resort island.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A rare, 1,500 year-old mosaic depicting St. Mark has joined other repatriated pieces that were looted from the ethnically split Cyprus’ breakaway north, a Cypriot Orthodox Church official said Wednesday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a regional jail in Virginia, alleging that the jail has set up a Christians-only unit dubbed the “God Pod.”
■ Grace Crossing United Methodist Church, 1001 W. Hawkins Parkway in Longview, has scheduled its annual “Jubilee Women’s Gathering,” 9 a.m. to noon today. Speaker: Candace “Chewbacca Mom” Payne. Tickets $30, breakfast included. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call, (903) 663-0053.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man recently kicked out of the Mormon faith after he led a campaign criticizing the church’s practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders has lost his appeal.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian Orthodox Church says unknown attackers hurled Molotov cocktails at the landmark St. Andrew’s Church in the capital Kiev and assaulted a priest.
Two groups of victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy members have launched simultaneous lawsuits against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, with one class-action suit also naming the Holy See as a defendant. The suit accuses the Catholic church of conspiracy and operating a continu…
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh — Abul Kalam sits cross-legged on the floor of his tiny mud hut and whispers prayers into a small plastic bottle filled with water, creating what he says is a potion that will cure stomach cramps.
More and more institutions across the United States are hiring chaplains and other spiritual care providers. Some are places that have long employed chaplains, but others may come as a surprise.
WEST HARRISON COUNTY — The volume of a chorus grew with each, “I love you,” as members of Hebron Missionary Baptist Church sang to Jesus in a demonstration last Sunday of how a congregation endures for 150 years.
For 60 years, St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church has been “equipping people” with the tools of their faith, as longtime member Becky Supercinski put it.
■ New Beginning Faith Ministry, 609 Caddo Drive in Longview, will be pre-registering for “Feast in the Wilderness” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Must pre-register to be a candidate, children must accompany candidate; “Feast in the Wilderness” (Christmas for kids) will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.…
LA PAZ, Bolivia — Carrying human skulls adorned with flowers and coca leaves, hundreds of people danced to cheerful music and prayed for favors Thursday in an annual festival outside a cemetery chapel in Bolivia’s capital.
The third meeting of Police Chief Andy Harvey’s ‘Chief’s Clergy Coalition’ drew more than two dozen residents and religious leaders, with Harvey comparing police work with the work of the clergy.
BERLIN — Jewish students in Berlin on Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria.
The citizens of Ireland voted, in a nationwide referendum, to remove a clause from their constitution that had made blasphemy illegal.
The words will be in Latin, but the emotions behind them will speak to Christianity’s universal hope when a combined group of East Texas churches present “Requiem” by French composer Gabriel Fauré on Sunday.