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Faith calendar for the Crossroads

By Victoria Advocate
May 16, 2014 at 12:16 a.m.


Through Sunday

Amor Meus is offering an Overnight Directed or Private Retreat at Incarnate Word Convent, 1101 N.E. Water St. A directed or private retreat includes time for personal prayer, walking, reflecting, reading or journaling. It also includes an opportunity for Mass or a prayer service. In a directed retreat, a director meets with the retreatant once a day for spiritual guidance. Register by calling 361-575-7111 or visit amormeusspiritualitycenter.org.

Through May 23

Evangelist Jason Page is holding a Miracle Tent Crusade at 4205 N. Ben Jordan St. (behind First Assembly of God Church). Service begins at 7:30 p.m. each night. The public is invited.

Saturday

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1206 S. Depot St., will have a Women's Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Enrollment fee is $10. There will be speakers and singers from Victoria and the surrounding area. The event is sponsored by Dorothy Cunningham. The host pastor is the Rev. A.L. Prince.

Sunday

Mt. Olive Baptist, state Highway 111 and County Road 287, is observing its 15th Annual Choir Day at 3 p.m. The guest preacher is the Rev. Vernon Jones, formerly of Refugio and now pastor of Northside Missionary Baptist Church in Houston. For more information, call 361-782-5911.

Mount Salem Baptist Church, 609 E. North St., is celebrating its 142nd Church Anniversary. The celebration will take place during both the morning and afternoon worship services. The 11 a.m. guest preacher is the Rev. Russell Hosey, of Houston. The 3:30 p.m. guest preacher is the Rev. James A. Ramey, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Aransas Pass. The Rev. Kraig L. Pullam is the host pastor.

St. Michael's Catholic Church, 309 E. Church St. in Cuero, will have its Spring Festival on the church grounds. The live auction begins at 12:30 p.m. in the hall with Joe Adams as auctioneer. A roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church hall with plates to-go available. Meal tickets are $8. Also included in the festivities are a silent auction, children's games, country store, bingo, cakewalk and raffle with a top prize of a $1,000 Visa gift card. For more information, call Kathy Morrow at the church office at 361-275-3554.

Palestine Missionary Baptist Church 608 E. Convent St., is having its ANNUAL HOSPITALITY DAY PROGRAM at 3:30 p.m. Special guests are the Rev. Derrick Blount and congregation of Grove Hill Baptist Church in Pledger. The host pastor is the Rev. Gregory O. Wyatt. For more information, call the Church at 361-573-6173.

House of Bread Church's Women's Department, 1008 N. Laurent St., will have a Purse Gala from 3 to 7 p.m.. Tickets are $5 each. Merchandise for men and women available to purchase. This is a fundraiser event.

Morning Star Baptist Church in Bloomington will have its Annual Men and Women's Day at 3 p.m. The Rev. Montari Morrison of Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Victoria is the guest speaker. The Rev. Frank Harvey, Jr., is the host pastor.

May 24

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 808 S. Navarro St., is having a Junior Mission Luncheon at 11 a.m.

The women of St. Peter's Baptist Church, 2708 S. Laurent St., are having a Colorful Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. For a donation of $5, you will be treated to food, fellowship and entertainment consisting of a hat show and fashions from Willow's Boutique, which is owned by Willow Davis. For tickets, contact Faye Richardson, Women's Day committee leader, at 361-575-0903.

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 704 E. Park St., is having a Youth Department Burger Bash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plates are $8 each and include a regular burgers or cheeseburgers, chips and a cookie. For more information, call Juanita Diaz at 361-920-9742.

Salter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 610 S. Cameron St., is having a Women of Prayer Conference at 10 a.m. Guest speakers are Glo Mitchell, Sandi Hogan, the Rev. Cheryl Wilson and keynote preacher the Rev. Regina Burks, of San Antonio. Psalmists are Annie Gibson and Patrick Henry. For more information, contact the Rev. Willie Mae Ford 361-218-1100,

May 24-25

Shiner Catholic Church will have its annual Spring Picnic at the Knights of Columbus Park in Shiner. Pre-picnic activities begin May 24 with the Shiner Sunset Fun Run at 6:30 p.m. and music under the pavilion featuring Jeremy Halliburton and Bill Pekar and the Rainey Brothers. The historic beer stand will be open, and hamburgers will be available. On May 25, there will be a motorcycle run with registration at 10:30 a.m. Dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m. The menu consists of Shiner picnic stew, fried chicken and sausage and trimmings. Drive-thru plates are available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall on alternate state Highway 90 East. All plates are $9. There will be lots of free music in the air-conditioned hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with accordion music from 2 to 4 p.m. by the Shiner Hobos. From 4 to 7 p.m., Chris Rybak will be featured along with special guest Santiago Jimenez. Music outside the historic beer stand from noon to 3 p.m. by All Star Entertainment and from 3 to 6 p.m. by Classic Top Hits by Vic and Beav. There will also be music under the bingo pavilion featuring Los Kolaches from 6 to 10 p.m. The Emotions will play inside the air-conditioned hall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; admission will be charged. A big country auction, country store, cake and plant wheels, bingo, arts and crafts, hamburgers and lots of games for children will go on throughout the day. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, visit sscmshiner.org or call 361-594-3836.

May 25

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 808 S. Navarro St., is celebrating its Women's Annual Day with services at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The guests for the 3 p.m. service are Pastor Arthur Lane and the St. Matthews Baptist Church of Corpus Christi. The host pastor is the Rev. Vernon James Garza.

Salter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate Women's Day at 3:30 p.m. The guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Sharon Grant, pastor of Greater Ball Tabernacle Church in San Antonio.

Sacred Heart Parish Spring Picnic will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hallettsville. Dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Plates to-go are served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plates are $8.50 for adults and $4.50 for children 10 and under. Plates consist of country-fried chicken, stew, homemade cornbread dressing with all the trimmings. An auction begins under the main pavilion at 1 p.m. Bingo is from noon to 6 p.m. inside the K.C. Hall. Music provided by J&S Playbors under the main pavilion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a free dance on the Polka Pavilion/Biergarten with the Red Ravens and Jodie Mikula Orchestra from 1 to 9 p.m. Washer pitching tournament begins at 5 p.m. A junior high youth dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. inside the hall; tickets are $3 each. Music is provided by DJ's Music Service and sponsored by the Sacred Heart Youth. Other activities include a cakewalk, country store, religious articles booth, kiddie rides and games. Hamburgers, french fries, nachos, popcorn, funnel cakes, snow cones, lemonade and soda water are available to purchase throughout the afternoon.

May 26

Memorial Day Gospel Concert sponsored by the Victoria County Gospel Singing Association. Groups performing include: The Telestials, Song of Glory, Hearts of Grace, The Latimers, Gene Barnes and Jim Miller. Admission is free, a freewill offering will be received. For more information, call John Petty at 361-572-9423 or Joy Parker at 361-235-0449.

June 1

First English Lutheran Church, 500 N. Main St., is hosting its mission church Oromo Evangelical Church of Houston at the 10:30 a.m. service June 1. First English Lutheran Church is affiliated with North American Lutheran Church and Lutheran Churches in Mission for Christ. Oromo is First English Lutheran Church's regional mission. The Oromo church is from Ethiopia, one of the fastest growing areas of Christianity. Its members come to America to make their home and to worship God in their own language and tradition. Oromo Evangelical Church is led by Mission Developer Kamiso Abishe Boru, pastoral associate. The Oromo Church choir will participate in the service singing in its native language. The public is invited.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Edna will have its Annual Women's Day Program at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Jimmy Miller of Bridge of Life Baptist Church in Corpus.

June 8

The women of St. Peter's Baptist Church, 2708 S. Laurent St., are celebrating their 51st Annual Day at 8 a.m. The guest speaker is Evangelist Judith Sanders of Temple of Faith Church in Port Lavaca. Cynthia Gonzales, of Corpus, will speak at 11 a.m. The day will culminate at 3:30 p.m. with ladies of the community being honored and preaching by Dr. Derrick E. Reaves, pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Corpus Christi.

St. Mary's Parish Picnic will be at 1648 Farm-to-Market Road 340 in Hallettsville at the St. Mary's Parish Hall. Mass will be celebrated at 9:15 a.m. The meal, featuring St. Mary's stew and sausage with all the trimmings, begins at 10:30 a.m. Adult plates are $8.50 each. Other activities include bingo, ball throw, ring toss, cake and plant walk, train ride, fish pond, inflatable bounce house, country store and arts and crafts. Canned goods, kolaches, beer, popcorn, soda water, snow cones, ice cream and hamburgers may be purchased throughout the day. An auction featuring antiques, handmade quilts, arts and crafts and other items including livestock begins at 1 p.m. Live music will be provided from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. by Texas Sound Check, Janak Polka Band and the Red Ravens.

Special services, religious events and religious fundraisers for the Faith Calendar must be posted to the online calendar at Victoriaadvocate.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication in Saturday's Faith section. Email Faith pictures to faith@vicad.com.

Regularly occurring church services, Bible studies and classes will be posted on our online calendar only.

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