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Themed “Honoring Our Legacy—Pursuing Our Destiny.” St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, located at 5710 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway will celebrate its 85th anniversary. On Wednesday, the celebration kicked off with “St. Luke’s Got Talent.”

Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes Jr., the church’s pastor emeritus, will be the speaker Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship celebrations services.

Other celebration activities will include an Anniversary Golf Tournament Monday with an 11 a.m. shotgun start at Keeton Park Golf Course, located at 2223 N. Jim Miller Road, and an “INNERtainment” featuring Comedian Marcus Wiley April 25 at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 214-821-2970 or visit For more information about the golf tournament, call Allen Avery at 214-930-0439.


The Desert of Texas, comprised of Prince Hall Shriners and Daughters of the Imperial Court from all over the state, will commence their annual state convention, Desert Conference and Gala Days Celebration, April 19 through April 22, at the DFW Airport Marriott South Hotel in Fort Worth.

The conference will include a Public Program and Salute to Veterans on April 19 at 7 p.m., as well as business meetings and an annual election. During the program, monetary donations will be provided to worthy local organizations and student-aid grants will be awarded to local high school seniors.

The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine’s purpose is to promote charity and benevolence throughout its communities. The organization has fostered a collaborative partnership effort with the American Diabetes Association and St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital; Shriners As Mentors Program; annual educational grants for economically disadvantaged youth; a program of financial aid to youth in their fight against drugs, crime and delinquency; support summer camps for youth; voter education and registration drives; and annual grants to the NAACP, the Legal Defense Fund, and the United Negro College Fund.

The Daughters of the Imperial Court, an auxiliary of the AEAONMS, is a charitable and benevolent organization that stresses the development of powerful leaders, encourages health awareness among youth and adults, provides services to help disabled and senior citizens and demonstrates positive influence for youth, teenage mothers, high school and college student. It also disseminates information for education opportunities and career planning to youth and young adults. Some of the specific program initiatives include: education and scholarship, book bags and schools supplies for adopted schools, volunteer activities, and annual financial donations to the United Negro College Fund, Health and Medical Research, American Cancer Society, Mental Retardation, NAACP, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and the American Diabetes Association.

For additional information about the Prince Hall Shriners, Daughters of the Imperial Court or the annual Texas Desert Conference and Gala Days, contact Noble Burrell Parmer at 210-863-1118 or Daughter Tenecia S. Prichett at 713-505-6330.


Author Sharetha Nicole will be presenting her Purpose Defined: Power Session & Book Signing April 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Dock Bookshop, located at 6637 Meadowbrook Drive.

The session will shows attendees how to embrace a life change by listening to their inner voice and walking in God’s purpose with help of Sharetha’s book Purpose Defined: A Guide Towards A Renewed State of Mind.

To RSVP, visit or email


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