Black history month programs, women's retreat among upcoming faith-related events

Published on Friday, 3 February 2017 17:48 - Written by


Bethany Word of Life Tabernacle, 6808 Paluxy Drive, in Tyler will have its first Black History Month program this year after the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday.

The program is one of a four-part series in February, in celebration of Black History Month.

Gussie L. Daniels III is the scheduled guest speaker for the first program. A fellowship dinner will follow.

Texas College English professor Dr. Kenneth Usongo is the scheduled speaker for Feb. 12.

On Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, a movie about Black America since the time of Martin Luther King Jr. will be shown.

Each program will follow the 10 a.m. worship service. All events are free and open to the public.

RSVP by calling 903-534-0094 to attend one or more of the programs.



Landmark Baptist Church, 11125 Texas 248 Spur, in Tyler will have a Super Sunday Celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday. The public is welcome to attend. Award-winning singer Terry Davis is scheduled to perform. Larry Norrell will preach. A potluck lunch will follow the service, and a prize will be presented to the person bringing the most visitors.



District Elder Ed Sanders, First Lady Chris Sanders and the members of Bethany Word of Life Tabernacle, 6808 Paluxy Drive, in Tyler, will put on a “Celebration of God's Love” service, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Evangelist Felicia Lee is the scheduled speaker. Contact Pastor Sanders at 903-534-0094 for more information.



Pollard United Methodist Church in Tyler will show the movie “Trolls” at 6 p.m. Friday at its Founders Center (on the southeast corner of Pollard’s campus), 3030 New Copeland Road. The free community movie night will include complimentary prizes and snacks.



“Breathe, Making Room for Sabbath,” is the title of an evening women’s Bible study at Holly Brook Baptist Church, 3219 S. Farm-to-Market Road 2869, in Hawkins starting Feb. 13. Based on a book by Priscilla Shirer, the five-week study will be held from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Judy Dorman will lead. Call the church office at 903-769-2091 for more information, or visit



Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Ed O’Neal and his Dixie Melody Boys Quartet from Kinston, North Carolina, are scheduled to be in concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Highland Park Baptist Church, 2801 S. Jefferson St., in Mount Pleasant. Admission is free and a free-will offering will be received. The Pleasant Mountain Boys Quartet of Mount Pleasant also is scheduled to appear. Call Waylon Moore at 903-573-3593 for more information.



The 10th annual Legacy of Love Women’s Conference is scheduled for Feb. 17-18 at First Baptist Church of Canton. Women of all ages and in all stages of life are invited. Award-winning author and national speaker Cindi McMenamin is the featured keynote speaker. In addition, more than 25 breakout sessions will cover topics such as parenting and grandparenting, healthy relationships, personal finance, cooking, legal advice and crafting. The conference costs $30 and includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. For more information and registration, visit, email, or call First Baptist Canton at 903-567-4157.



Lorri Allen, marathon runner, journalist, and wife, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Women’s Retreat of Holly Brook Baptist Church. The event, which has a theme of “Shine,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at Holly Hall at Holly Lake Ranch. The $20 ticket includes lunch. Call 903-769-2091 or visit for more information.

--Emily Guevara