Holiday Craft Extravaganza
St. Helen’s Church, 8105 FM 1442 in Orangefield, will hold its Holiday Craft Extravaganza from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. There will be food, fun, games, inflatable slide, fire truck tours, horse rides, music, vendors and Santa Claus. The public is invited. Call 409-735-2200 for info.
Christmas Shoppe Spectacular
First United Pentecostal Church of Orange, 3406 Edgar Brown Drive, will hold its Christmas Shoppe Spectacular Craft Show and Holiday Market from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. There will be a gumbo dinner and silent auction, plus photos with Santa from noon - 2 p.m. Crafts and vendors featuring handmade children’s clothing, quilts, wreaths, jellies, salsas, baked goods, artwork and more. The event is free and open to the public. Call 409-883-3813 for info.
Orange County Christian Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia, behind Dairy Queen in Orange. If you are a Christian writer or thinking about writing and don’t know where to start, this is the meeting for you. This first meeting will be electing officers, setting times, discussing the issues we would like to learn about, etc. This Writers Guild is intended to educate and encourage all who attend. Contact Karen Y. Stevens at 409 988-2588 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Salem United Methodist Church, 402 W. John Ave. in Orange, will hold its Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. The public is invited to come and enjoy Christmas and gospel music. Refreshments will be served. Call the church at 409-883-2611 for info.
Bro. Allen J. Daniel, a 2012 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School, and a very faithful and dedicated member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 612 N. Third St. in Orange, will be preaching his first sermon at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. The public is invited.