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March 3

•Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will hold a Family Anniversary Service for Pastor George and Sis. Evelyn Ward at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March

3. Pastor A.R. Young of the 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Houston, Texas, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to 6910 CR 405 in Navasota.

March 5

•St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Navasota will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at St. Paul’s, located at 414 E. McAlpine Street in Navasota. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. The supper includes all-you-can-eat pancakes along with sausage, spiced fruit, coffee, milk and orange juice. The supper can be dine-in or carry-out.

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, Pancake Tuesday and Fat Tuesday, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. This day has been associated with consuming fatty and rich foods that one couldn’t normally eat during Lent.

March 6-10

•Robinson Hill Baptist Church in Richards will celebrate the 16th appreciation service honoring the Rev. L.L. Dunbar, first lady Murlean Dunbar and family. Pre-anniversary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, with the Rev. Dr. L.C. Lenton and St. Martins-ville Baptist Church of Navasota as the guests.

Pre-anniversary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, with the Rev. Climet Hutchinson and Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville as the guests.

Pre-anniversary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, with the Rev. Jim Nelms and Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Navasota as the guests.

Anniversary services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, with the Rev. James Mable Sr. and Missionary Camp Baptist Church in Navasota.

•The Second Sunday Christian Movie Night showing of “Mountain Top, a Journey of Faith” will be Sunday, March 10, at Faith Outreach Christian Center in Navasota. For more information, go to www.foccministries.com or www.facebook.com/BediasTexasChristian FilmFestival.

March 25-26

•The Guardian Angels of St. Mary’s in Plantersville is sponsoring an overnight, 50-year-plus, gambling trip March 25-26 to Coushatta Casino in Louisiana. Departure from St. Mary’s in Plantersville at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, and departure from Coushatta is at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. The cost is $59 per person for double occupancy and $83 for singles. This includes $23 in free play. For reservations or information, contact Earline Stash at 713-855-1457 or email at earlinestash@yahoo.com. Money needs to be in to Earline by March 1.

Ongoing

•The Anderson Food Pantry has 2019 volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to unload food from the truck, move boxes, unpack boxes, stock shelves and prep bags.

The food pantry is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, except July due to a holiday. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to prep bags, stock shelves, check-in clients, carry out grocers, stock the Thread Shed, tear down boxes and clean-up. For more information, call 936-870-6178 or go to missionreclaimed.com.

•Union Grove Baptist Church invites the public to visit one or more of the many services held each week. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m., church worship service begins at 10:50 a.m. and Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. There is also a Wednesday prayer service at 6 p.m. and the third Sunday of each month is the men’s prayer breakfast at 8 a.m.

•Bays Chapel United Methodist Church, 24263 Bays Chapel Rd. in Richards, invites everyone to attend weekly services at 9 a.m. Sundays with visitation afterwards. A weekly Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The Rev. Ben Tibbs is the pastor.

•Dacus Baptist Church in Richards is holding computer classes from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The classes are free and for adults only. For more information, call 936-851-2842 or 936-597-5279 or email ministryccm@gmail.com.

•There is a youth ministry at Fellowship of Believers Church that meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

•XYZ (formerly PPT) is an interdenominational Christian social club, sharing time together playing games, spiritual enrichment and the adventures of travel; thereby experiencing God-centered lives with brothers and sisters in Christ.

All regular meetings are held on the second Thursday, September through May, in the Family Life Center dining room at First Baptist Church of Navasota, beginning with games and visiting at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 11 a.m. with lunch following.

•Carlos Missionary Baptist Church hosts gospel singing at 6 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. Everyone is invited.

•A Bible study is being held at 10 a.m. Fridays at The Place of Grace in BlackBerry Community along County Road 313. For more information, contact Ron Taylor at 281-380-8696 or Dianne Taylor at 281-382-5594. Everyone are welcome.

Deadline

Church News items are due by 3 p.m. Friday the week before desired publication. Email to news@navasotaexam iner.com or drop by the office at 115 S. Railroad St. in Navasota. Submissions are guaranteed to run the week prior to the event, but will run as space allows if submitted earlier.