By Jacob Trimmer
Inside The Pew

In Dallas, Texas – World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice, will host its first State Youth Advocacy Summit for North Texas on Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Dallas Baptist University’s Pilgrim Chapel, 3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., in Dallas.  Youth in grades seven through 12 will take part in interactive advocacy workshops. Guest speakers and panelists include Lori Dixon of ABT in Action, Dr. Kristen Guillory of the University of North Texas at Dallas, and Mirna Gonzalez, associate vice president for budget and public policy at the University of Texas at Arlington. An outdoor rally featuring an NBA sports celebrity and music played by a DJ and sports activities led by the Dallas Baptist University Rec Team are planned. The summit is free but participants must register at: For more information, contact Rafael Muñoz, Youth Development Specialist for World Vision’s North Texas field site, at or 214-991-0476. Se habla Español, llame: 214-991-0476.

In Port Arthur, Texas – United Methodist Church, 821 Freeman Ave., has a weekend events planned. It will host “Girls Night Out: Wild about Sisterhood” from 6 to 10 p.m.  at the church. The event gives ladies giving of the church and community opportunity to fellowship in Christian sisterhood through games, entertainment, and discipleship.  Regardless of your faith, it’s fun for all women of all ages. On Aug. 12, Family and Friend Day is scheduled during the 10:45 a.m. service. Contact 409-985-9977 for more information or to schedule transportation.

In Katy, Texas – The Katy Christian Women’s Connection will host a prayer breakfast from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 at The Life Center at The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch Church, 22765 Westheimer Pkwy. in Katy. The slated guest speaker is Janet Collins. RSVP to Nancy at 281-232-8338.

In Port Arthur, Texas – The Port Arthur Christian Women will hold its luncheon, “How to Receive the Ultimate Gift” on Aug. 10 beginning at 11:45 a.m. at the Pompano Club LeChambre Room, 330 Twin City Highway in Port Neches. The cost of lunch is $15 per person.  Anita Lewis from Nederland will provide music special music, and Margaret Johnson from College Station will speak on “How to Receive the Ultimate Gift.”  Reservations are essential for the luncheon and for the nursery, if needed, and may be made by calling Donna at 409-722-0951 or Mary at 409-962-5571 by Aug. 7.


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