Around the State: Churches prepare for Harvest crusade

Around the State: Churches prepare for Harvest crusade

Information meetings concerning the Dallas Harvest crusade scheduled for Oct. 5 at the American Airlines Center have been set. The information meeting venues include Arapaho Road Baptist Church in Garland, 2 p.m., June 24; First Baptist Church in Euless, 7 p.m., June 24; Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, 10 a.m., June 25; First Baptist Church in Dallas, 3 p.m., June 25; Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen, 3 p.m., June 26; and Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, 10 a.m., June 27. Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., will be the crusade preacher. MercyMe, For King & Country and Phil Wickham will provide the music. The crusade is a nondenominational evangelistic event.

Dallas Baptist University will hold its fourth annual Servant U event July 20-25. High school students will spend a week on the DBU campus and attend workshops, hear guest speakers and complete community service projects. Participants will choose from five tracks.   servant u logo200Life Influencers will focus on Christian ministry, Artists of Impact will focus on the creative arts, Peacemakers will focus on the medical profession, City Builders will focus on business and civic leadership, and Equippers will focus on education and kinesiology. The cost for the event is $200, but returning Servant U students pay $175. For more information on the Servant U program or to submit an application online, click here

The Buckner Wynnewood Family Hope Center in Dallas will hold its inaugural “Summer Fam Fest” June 27 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Activities include water games, interactive crafts, face painting, a dunking booth and DJ entertainment. A free lunch will be provided for all participants. The center is located at 2006 Didsbury Circle.

Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock will hold an alumni reunion July 26. Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with coffee, juice and donuts. Cottage tours start at 9 a.m., and a group photo will be taken in front of the chapel at 11 a.m. A luau-themed lunch is slated for 11:30 a.m. There will be bounce houses and other children’s activities. Scholarship awards to graduating seniors will be announced. The reunion is free, but reservations are required for the lunch. Call (512) 246-4203 for reservations.

Kelsan Wolverton of Lampasas received the Yellow Rose Scholarship, presented annually by the Howard Payne University Woman’s Club. Wolverton is a cross-cultural studies and Bible major.


Tom Tillman, 20th, as minister of music and worship at First Baptist Church in Conroe, April 15.

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