Christ Episcopal Church, 300 N. Main St. in Temple, will be joining cities and churches across the nation in ringing its bell at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday to remember and honor those lost to COVID-19 and to pray for those who are recovering.
The Erwins and The Sound will be featured in concert to kick off the 31st year for Crimson River Ministries. The concert will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church, 2497 W. FM 93 in Temple.
Six-year-old Macon Messer, right, raises his candle and shows an expression of joy as he sings in celebration of the birth of Jesus during a Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 at the First United Methodist Church of Belton. Also pictured on the left is Emma Lathi, 11.
In its first event of the year, Vista Community Church — 7051 Stonehollow in Temple — has scheduled a women’s worship night for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Christ Episcopal Church, 300 N. Main St. in Temple, is slated to host its Longest Night Service 6 p.m. Monday — a reflective event intended to honor those experiencing grief.
Our nation and our world are experiencing desperate and depressing times. Instead of focusing on all the bad news, we must take time to focus on the good news that Christmas is all about — the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Churches Touching Lives for Christ in Temple has seen a drop in its mostly older volunteers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers, especially those with fork lift skills, are currently needed.