The Praise in the Park and Back to School Service, hosted by Holy Truth Ministries, is scheduled from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Stamper Park Pavilion No. 1, 400 Fair St. in Longview. School supplies will be distributed and free food and snow cones will also be available. For more information, call Luther Turner at (903) 240-2305.
Restoration Missionary Baptist Church, 317 W. Methvin St., Longview, will host the East Mount Olive Baptist District Fellowship Family and Friends Day and Training Institute at 4 p.m. Sunday. Reverend Harvel Davis is a pastor. Those who participated in the Christian Education Congress will receive medals. Reverend Quinton Ross, Golden Hill Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call Rev. Lamar Jones, moderator, at (903) 445-3729.
New Beginning Faith Ministry, 609 Caddo Drive in Longview, will host a Back to School Contest and Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 13. Parents must bring their children. The event will include free backpacks full of school supplies, free clothes, shoes, furniture, appliances, and free haircuts. Free food and drinks will also be available. Health fair vendors will be on site. Social distancing is encouraged. Masks are mandatory inside the building and temperatures will be checked. For more information, call (903) 236-2902 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Citywide Cover Our Schools Worship and Prayer Vigil, presented by the Longview Area Interfaith Ministerial Alliance, 6 p.m. Aug. 14, Mickey Melton Center for the Performing Arts at Longview High School, 201 E. Loop 281, Longview. For all public and private schools in the Longview area.
— The deadline for the Saturday Religion section exam is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Email notices to [email protected]