Therapy dog visits Karnack Baptist

A former pastor of Karnack Baptist Church visited with his therapy dog J.C.

Following a time of Bible Study with new pastor J.B. Grant and a time of fellowship, J.C. did a demonstration — shaking hands, clasping her paws to pray, turning on a light (to let he light shine) and ringing a bell (to make a joyful noise). She also did arithmetic with flash cards. J.C. and her owner travel to nursing homes and hospitals to visit patients.

St. John Missionary Baptist sets revival

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1149 Blocker Road, will host conclude services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. The guest evangelist will be Dr. Marcus K. Franklin of Togetherness Worship Center.

Canaan sets revival, homecoming Aug. 11

Canaan Missionary Baptist, 419 Canaan Church Road, Marshall, will host its Homecoming/Big Day Service at 3 p.m. Aug. 11.

Pastor Edwin Lee and the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church family will be the speaker and special guests, respectively, for the event.

A reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 10 for all members and former members of the Canaan Community, their families and descendants.

Special recognition for Canaan Elementary attendees is planned.

The Rev. Ronald Savannah is pastor.

Zion Hill church hosting festival

Zion Hill will host its annual festival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 5-9. The guest for the week will be pastor Jeremy Williams of Evergreen DeBerry.

Good Hope Baptist hosting revival

Good Hope Baptist Church, Highway 59 at Farm-to-Market Road 1793, will host its annual revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 6-8.

Guest speakers are: the Rev. Charles Jernigan, pastor of True Vine Baptist Church, Wednesday; and the Rev. Jessie Russell, pastor of Union Baptist Church, Thursday.

Connors Goodwill UMC announces revival

Connors Goodwill United Methodist Church will host its annual revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 6-8 at the church, 5530 Farm-to-Market Road 3001, Jefferson.

The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Christopher Rowden, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church of Jefferson.

The church’s annual Homecoming will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Kenneth Jackson, pastor of Cypress Chapel Baptist Church of Jefferson.

Macedonia Baptist sets revival, homecoming

Macedonia Baptist Church, 223 Macedonia Road, will hosts its annual revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 7-9. The Rev. Charles Tutt, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, will be the evangelist.

The church’s annual homecoming will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. The Rev. Sheldon McGowan and Greater Macedonia Baptist Church will be the guests.

Marshall Full Gospel hosting women’s event

Marshall Full Gospel Holy Temple will hosts its annual Love Fellowship Women’s Crusade at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 7-9.

Hostess and co-pastor evangelist Margaret Kiel will be ministering on Wednesday, with the guest speaker on Thursday and Friday being pastor Dianne Cooper of Full Gospel Holy Temple in Petersburg, Virginia.

A prayer breakfast will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 in the church fellowship hall, with keynote speaker evangelist Shirley Owens of Dallas. The cost is $10 per person.

For more information, call 903-263-3705. Bishop Larry B. Kiel Sr. is pastor.

Greater Longridge CME postpones special services

Greater Longridge CME Church, 1103 Ned Rodgers Road in Waskom, has announced that, due to being under construction, the church’s annual homecoming and revival services for Aug. 11 have been postponed until further notice.

Mission Day set at Galilee Missionary

The Galilee Missionary Baptist Church Mission Society Ministry will host its 3rd annual Mission Day on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the church, 1414 Elysian Fields Ave., Marshall.

Events begin with model Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. with Chandra Watkins as the guest reviewer. Deacon Lamar Myles, of Light Hill Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, will be the speaker during the 11 a.m. service. Pastors Kenneth and Sharon Law and the Looking Unto Jesus Fellowship, of Shreveport, will be the guest speakers during the 3 p.m. service.

The Rev. DuWayne Taylor is pastor and minister Reba Godfrey is mission president.

Revival slated at St. Mark Missionary

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 12-14.

The speaker for Monday and Wednesday will be pastor-elect the Rev. DeNicholas Chambers. The Tuesday speaker will be Dr. Austin Green of Springville Missionary Baptist Church of Coushatta, Louisiana.

The church’s homecoming service will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, with Dr. Green as the guest speaker.

Strickland Springs Baptist sets revival

Strickland Springs Baptist Church will hosts its annual revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 13-15, followed by its Homecoming services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

The guest for the week is the Rev. James Sims of Rodessa, Louisiana. Rev. I.K. Godfrey is the pastor of Strickland Springs.

Jerusalem Baptist to honor men Aug. 18

Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1300 Billups, will host its Men’s Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

The guest minister will be the Rev. Sheldon McGowan of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church. The theme is “Men of God, Walking By Faith.”

The Rev. W.R. Washington is church pastor.

Family, friends day set at Pleasant Hill CME

Pleasant Hill CME Church, 9720 Farm-to-Market Road 9 N. in Karnack, will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

The special guest will be the Rev. Alvin Hawkins and the Greater Faith Church of Longview. Choirs, groups or soloists are asked to render songs of praise during this occasion.

Miles Memorial CME hosting special program

Miles Memorial CME Church will host its Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Hall of Hughes Chapel CME Church in Longview.

Jefferson Church of Christ to host Gospel meeting

The Jefferson Church of Christ, 23552 Highway 49 West, Jefferson, will host gospel meetings Aug. 25-28, with Bro. J.J. Hendrix speaking on the subject, “Revive Us Again.”

Services times are: 10 a.m. Sunday (Bible study), 10:45 a.m. Sunday (worship); and 7 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist offers free life skill classes

Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist, 1101 Indian Springs Road, will host free bi-weekly life skills classes at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays.

Summit men to hold monthly breakfast

Summit United Methodist Men will hold its breakfast at 8 a.m. the first Sunday of every month. Coffee is ready by 7:30 a.m. Guests eat free.

Clothes Closet announces hours

The Clothes Closet, 1101 Indian Springs, opens from 3 to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Clothes Closet offers clothes for adults and children.

New Vision hosts weekly Bible study

New Vision Missionary Baptist Church, 172 T.J. Taylor Ave., Karnack, holds a weekly Bible Study at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Bring paper to take notes.

Groups host tutoring help on Thursdays

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Theta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. of Wiley College, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the East Texas Chapter of Links Inc. are again offering free tutoring and homework assistance for students in grades K-12 who need extra help. Healthy snacks are provided. The program runs at 6 p.m. on Thursdays during the school year at the church, 408 Milton St. For information, call 903-935-3952.

Celebrate Recovery held each Tuesday

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, biblical based recovery program for individuals and their families who are dealing with life issues. It will take place every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church, 11763 FM 31, Marshall. Coffee, desserts and fellowship to follow. Childcare available for infants through third grade. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to embrace God’s healing power in our lives, by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. CR focuses on the future, not the past; emphasizes personal responsibility, and spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ through surrender to Christ.

Faith-based clinic at Mission Marshall

The Faith Clinic has moved to Mission Marshall, 2109 S. Washington. Faith Clinic is open the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. Services will be rendered by appointment only. A licensed nurse, doctor and volunteer staff will be on duty. For more information about appointments and qualifications for service, call 903-472-4445.

Celtic/Taize service at Cumberland church

Cumberland Presbyterian offers Celtic/Taize Worship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. This 45-minute, contemplative worship service with prayer, meditation, song, Lord’s Supper, symbols and silence is a refreshing, calming and spiritual experience for many. All are invited to this worship experience for the community. The church is at 501 Indian Springs Road.