Church Clips, Jan. 26



The Gathering is an annual event of spiritual refreshing for all women. The theme this year is “Profound Faith,” with guest speaker Dena Dyer and breakout sessions.

The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Rainbow Baptist Church, 1571 N. FM 200. Registration $15, with breakfast and lunch included.

This program sponsored by Paluxy Baptist Association. For reservations, call 254-897-2121 or email [email protected]

Free childcare is available upon request.



StoneWater Church brings comedian Jason Earls of Serious Comedy to the Granbury Campus for a men’s night of “manly competition,” food and plenty of laughs.

The program is tonight from 5-8 p.m. at StoneWater Church on Highway 377.

Other performers include ClayBourne Ross, Eric Wilkins and Jeremy White.



The story of Oskar Schindler’s youngest Holocaust survivor will be presented twice in the coming week.

The first presentation is at Lakeside Baptist Church Ministry Center, 3410 Glen Rose Highway tonight at 6 p.m.

The second opportunity will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill at 2323 S. Morgan St.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

The program features a Lifetree exclusive: A film of Leon Leyson, who was 13 years old when Schindler put him to work in his enamelware factory near Krakow, Poland. Because of his short stature, Leyson stood on a wooden box so he could reach the handles on the machinery.

In the Lifetree film, Leyson describes how the Nazis captured his family members, confined them in the Jewish ghetto area of Krakow, and herded them onto trains bound for concentration camps. “Suddenly, I lost my most basic rights,” recalls Leyson. “I was hungry all the time and frightened all the time.”

Leyson describes how Schindler pulled him out of a line bound for the death camps. Schindler named him “Little Leyson” and showed him favor with extra food rations.

After the war, Leyson moved to the United States. He remained quiet about his wartime experience until the release of the Oscar-winning Stephen Spielberg film “Schindler’s List.” Then Leyson gradually began to tell his story.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Lakeside Baptist Church at 817-573-2094.

Course covers CHRONIC


Healthy living is key for “Chronic Disease Self Management,” a program developed by Stanford University’s Medical School and proven with more than 100,000 participants in several countries.

The class will be offered free at First Christian Church beginning Thursday at 7 p.m. You can enroll by calling Ann Lockhard at 817-579-7732. The class is limited to the first 18 participants.

Chronic Disease Self Management is designed to continue for six weeks, 2 ½ hours a week. It will cover 23 topics that help people cope with any kind of chronic disease, such as asthma, COPD, arthritis, diabetes, Heart Disease, etc.

Church news should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event for consideration in the Church Clips column in the Hood County News. Email information to [email protected]