The Immanuel Church at Prairie View will wrap up its Vacation Bible School – “The Journey Begins” – on June 26 at 4:00 p.m. at the church on 708 Thompson Drive. The program began on June 22 with children ages 4-16 in attendance. For information, contact Melanie Charleston – 281-961-8106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Prairie View community said goodbye to two long standing members of the Methodist community on June 21 and 21. First, Reverend Kilamba Kulumba, after 21 combined years of service as the pastor of First United Methodist and Chairman of the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry at Prairie View A&M University, along with his daughter, is headed to Columbus Ohio to join his wife and son. Reverend Wilmer Bonner, after 15 years as pastor of First United, is headed to Wilbur Chapel United Methodist Church in Hitchcock, Texas. Church members and friends joined in the special tribute to Bonner and his wife during the service on June 21. First United will welcome its new pastor, Reverend Dwayne A. Thompson on June 28. Thompson served as Associate Pastor of Covenant Glen United Methodist in Missouri City, Texas.
Family Reunion and National Convention on July 15-19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. More than 500 alumni and friends of PVAMU are expected to attend the four-day event, featuring workshops, seminars, class meetings and the awards ceremonies. For information visit: www.pvualumni.org or call 936-857-5817.
June begins the summer long celebration of Family Reunions and the Smith Family, namely the late John Henry and Birdie May Smith of Hempstead, gathered at the Waller County Fair Ground Complex on June 20 for their 2015 event. Hosting the event were Mary Ann Smith Thibodeau, Lorene Smith and Ben Smith, the three remaining Smith’s children and co-coordinated by Mary Lewis. Some five generations of Smiths from around Texas and other states, including Collin Ragston, Jr. from Norfolk, Virginia were on hand for the festivities.
Your prayers and encouragement are welcomed for the health and well-being of Ernestine Carreathers, Cube Charleston, Irene Davis, B. J. Freeman, Mae Helen James, Evelyn Jones, David Kirkpatrick, Willie Smith, Mary Ann Stubblefield, Theola Woods, Douglas Woolfolk and Arie Yell.
Make plans now to attend the social event of the year: ‘Red Hot Summer’s Night in August’ and the 9th Annual Red & White Fireman’s Ball on August 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Ballroom at Prairie View A&M University. The event honors the Prairie View Volunteer Fire Fighting Association, Inc. and Law Enforcement Officers and Personnel in Waller County and surrounding areas. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in the student center foyer. Supporters are invited to take on sponsorship and make donations for the silent auction. Tickets and souvenir ads for the public event are available through August 10, 2015. Proceeds will support equipment and operations. For information, contact: Belinda Lewis at email@example.com.
Until next week, in the words of President Lyndon B. Johnson, "enlightened loyalty requires that each citizen take the trouble to learn about, to discuss, to think through, the crucial issues of our time." Keep the news, achievements and recognitions coming to firstname.lastname@example.org, or P.O. Box 2906, Prairie View, TX 77446.