RELIGION BULLETIN BOARD
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BIG DADDY WEAVE BRINGS TOUR TO ABILENE
The “When the Light Comes Tour” is coming to the Paramount Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
General admission tickets are $19.95. Also available are early entry tickets ($35) and premium tickets that include a pre-show talk with Mike Weaver ($75). To order tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com
According to the website, allmusic.com, Big Daddy Weave is a contemporary Christian rock band that formed in 1998 in Mobile, Alabama, Led by Mike Weave, who sings and writes songs, the band grew into a successful recording and touring act, and has released several albums, including Neighborhoods (independently released in 2001). The rest were released by Fervent and included One and Only (2002), Every Time I Breathe (2006), and The Ultimate Collection (a compilation of previously released key tracks that appeared in 2011), among others. The band returned in 2015 with Beautiful Offerings, their seventh studio album.
ANTIOCH HOSTS ANNUAL RED & WHITE TEA
The annual Missonary’s Red & White Tea will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Antioch CME Church, 801 Plum St.
The event will feature food, games, and prizes. Tickets are $3. Grand prize tickets are $5. Cll 325-320-0795 for more information.
YUM! BETHEL LUTHERAN CELEBRATES BIENNIAL SMORGASBORD
The tiny Jones County community of Ericksdahl will come alive with visitors Feb. 8 as Bethel Lutheran Church hosts the biennial Swedish Smorgasbord in celebration of its heritage. The evening will be divided into three serving times: 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person for all ages. Tickets will be sold in advance only by calling Annette Wilson at 325-773-2104 or Tena Tankersley at 325-668-2796.
McMURRY SERVES! HELPS COMMUNITY FOR SIXTH YEAR
For the sixth year, McMurry University students, faculty, staff, and alumni will hit the streets on Feb. 8 for the university’s McMurry Serves!
Among the locations for McMurry Serves! volunteers to work are Red Bud Park, Kirby Lake and Park, Nelson Park and Lake, Scarborough Park, The Palm House, Food Bank of West Central Texas, the Texas Ramp Project, St. Paul UMC, and Global Samaritan Resources.
Abilene is just one location for McMurry Serves! Alumni and friends of the university also will be serving in a number of Texas and New Mexico cities.
MLK ANNUAL MARCH AND DINNER
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday, Jan. 20, in Abilene and nationally.
Locally, a march will begin at 2 p.m. at the MLK Bridge on East Highway 80. The gathering will begin at 1 p.m. at the MLK monument nearby. All are invited to participate.
The annual MLK Day dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Theme is “Be the Change You Wish To See in the World.” Guest speaker will be Col. Todd A. Bean, with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Georgia. He previously was stationed at Dyess AFB. For ticket information, call 325-676-0138 or 325-665-1400.
The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St., will host a conference Jan. 24-25 titled, “Rediscovering the Future: “Models of Hope and Renewal through Local Christian Formation.”
The conference is based on a book,”Reclaiming Christianity,” by The Right Reverend Claude Payne, retired Bishop of Texas, who attends Heavenly Rest. Representatives from churches around the country will attend the conference to learn about the New Member Formation classes at Heavenly Rest.
At the heart of the New Member Formation class is the idea of sharing spiritual treasure, those experiences that everyone has with God.
The conference will feature a keynote presentation from Donald Romanik, President of the Episcopal Church Foundation, as well as reflections from clergy and laity from diverse congregations and communities throughout the Diocese of Northwest Texas.
GREATER VISION IN CONCERT
Greater Vision will be in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, 701 S. Pioneer Drive. Doors will open at 6. Admission is free. An offering will be taken.
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