Posts Tagged ‘Churches and Worship’

By Bruce Felps

The Lower Greenville and Lakewood Heights neighborhood associations plan a couple of events designed to help make the community a safer place.

The city’s Community Emergency Response Team — or CERT, because everything needs an acronym — presents an emergency preparedness seminar at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29, at Skillman Church of Christ.

The session covers preparing a family or group of individuals to take action in the case of a tornado or other disaster. Continue Reading »

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Photo by Lilia Estrada

By Bruce Felps

Perhaps no demographic took a harder hit from the lingering recession than people older than 50.

The Skillman Church of Christ yesterday served as the location of a job fair geared for people 50 years and older organized by the Dallas Senior Employment Council. Continue Reading »

All photos by Lilia Estrada

By Bruce Felps

The Latino Cultural Center last week opened a new art exhibit that features images of Christian belief.

Faith and Devotion: At Home with the Saints” spotlights retablos, small personal devotional paintings on tin that were produced during the mid-1800s through the early 1900s in Mexico. Continue Reading »

Ted Thompson and his trusty steed — Photo by Lilia Estrada

By Bruce Felps

Ted Thompson, president of the Greenland Hills Neighborhood Association, has friends in Bastrop County, Texas. Bastrop County has wildfires and needs for displaced residents, hundreds of families.

Put the three together and they equal an East Dallas neighbor’s determination to help. Continue Reading »

Sophia and Emma Chacon show off their chalk-artistic talents. — All photos by Lilia Estrada

By Bruce Felps

As a fitting wrap-up to and relaxation from the first week back at school for East Dallas kids, Munger Place Church conducted a celebratory carnival.

The Fall Sunday Morning Kick-Off Carnival took place Aug. 28 and featured the obligatory bounce house, sidewalk chalk art, a snow cone stand to benefit church youth missions, face painting, temporary tattoos, and general kids fooling about.

Contributing photographer Lilia Estrada attended the function and snapped a few photos of kids being kids and parents being parents.

Enjoy. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

This year’s Lakewood Summer Arts Faire at Lakewood United Methodist Church features more than art.

The eighth annual event covers two days — 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 26, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug 27 — at the church. A VIP preview party, which requires a separate admission price of $35 for a single ticket or $60 for a couple, happens from 7-8 p.m., at the church then moves to the faire director’s home for more party time from 8-10 p.m., Aug. 26.  Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Nick Chatham lays down the funk tomorrow night.

The Woodrow Wilson High School senior performs a CD release concert beginning at 7 p.m., Aug. 19, at Munger Place Church. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Chamber music fills St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church this weekend and next.

The church stages its fourth annual Spring of Harmony Chamber Music Concert Series at 5 p.m., Aug. 20-21 and 27-28. Continue Reading »

Kids engage during last year's health fair. — Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

The Dallas County Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with the Church of the Incarnation, hosts a health fair next weekend targeting East Dallas residents in advance of the 2011-12 school year.

The church serves as the location Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is free to the public and is an easy way to bring children’s shots up to date. Immunizations will be provided by the Dallas County Health Department.

The clinic will feature the free immunizations, a bicycle safety course, an “Ask the Doctor” booth, a zumba dance demonstration, an “Ask the Attorney” booth, and health screenings, including mammogram appointments, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will hand out information on type 1 and type 2 diabetes, free screenings will be performed. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

It might be too hot even for semi-indestructible kids to play outside. Then again, lolling about indoors playing video games or watching TV probably isn’t such a good, “I’m bored,” idea, either.

Greenland Hills United Methodist Church might provide a happy medium, and no, not a psychic in a good mood.

The church offers music lessons, art class, and instruction in creative movement and dramatic interpretation from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Aug 5, at its Penrose Avenue address. Continue Reading »




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