Free Things to do this Spring

img_1502A family-friendly outing in your town doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. Most towns and cities offer tons of free activities — the trick is knowing where to look. Check out this list of springtime activity ideas that will get your kids out of the house, but won’t cost you a dime.
by Lindsay Hutton

A. Visit a Local Animal Farm Baby chicks, lambs and piglets all make adorable additions to most animal farms in the springtime. Take your creature-loving child to your local farm to learn all about the wonders of new life. Petting Zoo.
B. Take a Hike At a state park or local hiking trails and spend the afternoon exploring nature. Your kids will love the fresh air and exercise. Go on a scavenger hunt for leaves, rocks, and other objects found in the wilderness.
C. Free Concerts Keep your eyes open for free concert series offered by area towns. A blanket, some snacks, and jamming to a local band can be a great way to spend a warm spring evening.
D. Get Lost in a Museum Most cities and town have any number of museums and many offer activities and workshops especially for children. Spend the day soaking up the culture at a local museum.
E. Help with a Community Garden Freshly grown produce will get even the pickiest eater to eat his veggies. A community garden is a great way to show your child how fruits and vegetables are grown, and fresh vegetables you reap will make a delicious (and cheap!) reward.

Tonight The News Boys, Ryan Stevenson & the After’s

Tonight… concert night at the George Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin!

You can still get your tickets to see the Newsboys, Ryan Stevenson, and the After’s in the Love Riot Tour.

This is the first time any of these groups have appeared in the Lufkin/Nacogdoche area.

Don’t get up Friday (tomorrow) morning saying, “I wish I had gone to the concert!”

GET YOUR TICKETS – Group ticket pricing is available.

GET YOUR TICKETS – Group ticket pricing is available.

Newsboys song videos – God’s Not Dead, We Believe, Live With Abandon,

Ryan Stevenson song videos – Eye of the Storm, All Yours, Not Forgotten

The Afters song videos – Battles, Every Good Thing

12152015 Good Friends Morning Conversations

precencenotpresentsPower Thoughts:

“The Magic of


is not about the presents but in

His presence!”

NOTICE: Last Day for Standard mail to arrive on time, if your sending in the United States!

Letter from a Listener:
Count Down: For the next 30 days (written last week) I have either a birthday celebration or a major holiday to celebrate every single week. December just happens to be the month most of my family was born. My daughter’s sweet eighteen happens exactly two week prior to Christmas, no pressure, really. If someone could just arrange for Toby Mac to come and give her a private concert, my life would be so much easier.

 “Helllloo Toby Mac 🙂 A friend of mine orchestrated a meet and greet with your band and my daughter’s a few years ago in Tennessee, which explains the #WriteInTobyMac” campaign my kids have started. What a busy season for my family and probably you.  I am now catching my breath and making a plan. I’ve three girlfriends who are moving this week, two out of state to a complete new area and another is staying in our community. They all sold their houses in November. They have all asked me if I thought they were crazy moving so close to Christmas. I smiled and grabbed the bubble wrap and packing tape saying “no, your female”. (Oh PS: Can you do a special concert for East Texas. Please call Al, or Michelle, or Kevin at”

From Darkness to Light: “My mother was ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease. She was debilitated to the point that she did not recognize her family members. My father told me she was even beginning to wonder who he was at times.  There were times I just missed my mom. Then one day, my sister shared a praise report with me after mom took Holy Communion when mom visited her family. Praise God, Jesus has healed her mind and set her free!” #prayerworkskswpkavx

Prayer: Lead me God , i am lost , but i trust your guidance , i don’t understand what is happening around me , show me your wisdom in circumstances, show me your perfect will for my life in Jesus name. #prayerworkskswpkavx


Christmas Through the Eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge Dec 20 @ 9:45 am
A celebration breakfast during Sunday School and then Pastor Don presents his annual Christmas Monologue entitled, “Christmas Through the Eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge.”
Lufkin’s First Church of the Nazarine, 1604 S. Medford St., Lufkin 75904,