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The Galveston County Daily News : Faith

January 26, 2015


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GMA Winter Necessity Drive demonstrates a renewed commitment by local clergy

Galveston has a long and rich history of interfaith efforts in times of need.

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Saturday 01/24/2015
Pope gives a sign of the times
Posted: January 24, 2015

Pope Francis got a short lesson in American Sign Language (ASL), as you can see in this AP photo. The Pontiff was visiting Manilla in the Philippines this week when Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle taught him the popular hand sign for “I love you,” one which he immediately shared with the throng that filled the capital’s streets.

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Saturday 01/17/2015
Memories of First Baptist at 175
Posted: January 17, 2015

Jan Purdy of Waco fondly remembers her youth at Galvestonís First Baptist Church, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. 

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Popular opinion versus the Bible creates debate
Posted: January 17, 2015

Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion and TV’s talk shows are full of them. 

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Let the music play
Posted: January 17, 2015

The Male Chorus of Rising Star and Trebel Clef of La Marque musical group Trebel Clef will both sing at the 100 Women in Red program for the Bible Band of Texas City’s Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at 302 N. Oak St.

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Saturday 01/10/2015
First Presbyterian Church to mark 175 years
Posted: January 10, 2015

Galveston was a wilder place and unsettled by established faiths 175 years ago. Far from a church on every other corner, there were no established sanctuaries at all here. 

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Galveston synagogue provides diapers to community
Posted: January 10, 2015

Galveston’s Congregation Beth Jacob has tried something new with great success. After reading a story in these pages about the need for diapers among the poor, it began a campaign that eventually tied in with the Hanukkah celebrations.

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Former Hitchcock pastor marched at Selma
Posted: January 10, 2015

When Walter Wink, the pastor of a Hitchcock church during the 1960s, left for Selma, Alabama to join civil rights protesters, he probably had a good idea it would shake up his predominantly white congregation.

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Friday 01/09/2015
Congregation to bless island waters on Sunday
Posted: January 09, 2015

Around the world from chilly Anchorage, Alaska to Florida’s sunny Tarpon Springs, the Orthodox Church will re-enact an ancient ceremony that predates common Christmas celebrations and involves a wooden cross, a group of bold swimmers and a blessing.

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