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Pearland Islamic Center to host Annual Spring Carnival honoring local heroes

570296e34d428.imageEvery year, the Pearland Islamic Center hosts a Spring Carnival with a different theme each year. Last year’s theme was the Inter-Faith Peace Garden. It was a successful event attended by Christian Church leaders, Hindu temple representatives, Inter-Faith Ministries of Houston, Jewish Rabbis and city dignitaries, including Pearland Mayor Tom Reid.

This year the theme is, “Honoring our local Heroes,” including Pearland Police Department and Pearland Fire Department. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is co-sponsoring the event.

“Our ‘Honor our Heroes’ event will bring various faith traditions and city officials together to demonstrate our appreciation and support for the brave police officers and fire fighters in our community,” said Abul Azad, Director of the Pearland Islamic Center. “Moreover, it will be a wonderful opportunity to draw the public’s attention to the danger our first responders face every day while wearing the uniform.”

Bazaars, food, games, rides, bounce houses, mountain climbing, train rides, a petting zoo, Henna tattoos, face painting and balloon artists are just some of the attractions.

The entry fee wristband is $15 for unlimited fun.

The Carnival will be held on Saturday April 9 at the Pearland Islamic Center, located at 1530 Garden Rd.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1020892664650080/.

Save the date for Peace Church’s Peace for Pearland Golf Tournament


titleJoin Peace Church for the Peace for Pearland Golf Tournament on Friday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. for a shot gun start and four-man scramble play at the Pearland Golf Club at Country Place.

The tournament benefits Christian Helping Hands, Pearland Neighborhood Center, and Peace Church’s local ministries for the community, which does not include salaries, building or regular expenses.

The Pearland Golf Club at Country Place is located at 3123 Flower Field Rd. in Pearland.

For more information or to find out how to Sponsor this event, visit PeacePres.net/golf_tournament. Sponsorships are available for $250 – $5,000.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Manvel Offers Free Lenten Mission

Free Lenten Mission at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Manvel:

Guest Speaker:  Lay Evangelist Tom Edwards of St. Augustine, Florida

  • Mar. 1 – 4 , 2015
  • Mar. 1st 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 2nd 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 3rd  9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 4th 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

6502 CR 48, Manvel, TX  77578, (281) 489-8720


Indian Cultural and Devotional Celebration this Holiday Season

Global Organization for Divinity will conduct its annual grand celebration of devotion, the Indian way, from December 20 to 27 this year through a 7-day “Madhurotsavam” (Sanskrit for “sweet celebration”) at Namadwaar Prayer House located at 3642 Bailey Ave, Manvel TX 77578 and at the Huong Lam Buddhist Temple at 4203 CR 89, Pearland TX 77584.

India’s culture is intertwined completely with its spirituality, and both of these aspects will be evident during this annual celebration that will focus on celebrating God through song, dance and listening to His stories from Indian scriptures.

Daily day-time events will be held at Namadwaar. These will include kirtan (singing the Lord’s praises), chanting His names, reading of the original Sanskrit text of Srimad Bhagavatam (an ancient Indian devotional scripture), processions with songs, spiritual discourses and classical performances.

From Dec 21-27, the evening program will begin at 6 pm at the Huong Lam Buddhist Temple, and will include cultural music and dance performances by various local artistes and the highlight spiritual discourse (in English, on Srimad Bhagavatam) by Mr. M.K. Ramanujam, disciple of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji from India.

Mr. Ramanujam, who has visited the Houston area several times before, is an excellent speaker who has absorbed the intricate essence of Indian scriptures directly from his Master. His insightful discourses throw beautiful, meaningful, practical light on the subtle aspects of Hinduism and ancient Indian wisdom. His discourses on devotion, especially, are brilliant and instill in the listeners love for the Lord and love for the path of devotion itself.

M.K. Ramanujam

M.K. Ramanujam

Interested people from all cultural and religious backgrounds are welcome to participate in this unique celebration. All events are free and open to the public.

Devotees from all around the USA including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, California, Chicago, Florida, Virginia and other places will visit the Houston area for this celebration.

Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) is a worldwide organization that aims to promote peace, harmony and universal love amid cultural diversity. It is involved in several spiritual, cultural and social activities across the world and in several cities in the USA, including the Houston area.

Established by G.O.D., the Houston Namadwaar is the first prayer house of its kind in the United States, where the divine names are continuously chanted. It is one of about 20 Namadwaars (Sanskrit term meaning door of the Divine Name; “Nama” – [divine] name, “Dwaar” – door) across the world, and part of G.O.D.’s worldwide initiative to strive towards universal peace and harmony through individual inner transformation, a result of chanting the divine names.

For more information about the event or Namadwaar, please call 281-402-6585 or email houston.god@godivinity.org. Visit www.godivinity.org to learn more about G.O.D.

Local Teen Needs Donations for Moore, OK Service Project

From neighbor Jordon W.:

Dear Fellow Silvercreek Neighbors:

I attend Berry Miller Junior High where I am an 8th grader and member of the National Junior Honor Society. One of the things we do is community service, and so I am writing to ask for your help on something.

My church is doing a project this week called SHOWING MOORE LOVE to help victims of the tornado in Moore, OK. This week we are collecting toiletries, cleaning items and new underwear for adults and children. Members of our church will drive the collected donations to Moore, OK next week.

Would you please consider donating a few toiletries, cleaning supplies or new underwear. My mom can bring me to pick them up from you this week, through Thursday, May 30, 2013, so that we can deliver them to the church Friday, May 31st. Our telephone number is 281-692-9508 or you can e-mail my mother (swilliams3@uh.edu).

THANK YOU for considering helping me “Show Moore Love.”

FYI, the name of our church is
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
3826 Wheeler Avenue
Houston, TX

Southwyck Hosts Charity Golf Tournament on 4/13/13

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will be hosting the annual Pamela Rushing Memorial Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 13, 2013.  There will be a shotgun start at 1:30pm at Southwyck Golf Club in Pearland, Texas with registration to begin at 12:00pm. The tournament will be a four man scramble play with a cost of $85.00 per player. The event will benefit the ministries of St. Andrew’s church and The Rise School of Houston, which provides early childhood education services to children with Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

There will be an awards presentation and dinner directly after golf at the Southwyck clubhouse located at 2901 Clubhouse Drive, Pearland, Texas.  For more tournament information and registration forms please contact Taylor Matthes at tdmatthes@gmail.com or 281-692-2181. For any additional information please visit http://www.standrewspearland.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/PamelaRushingMemorialGolfTournament?fref=ts.


Thanks to neighbor Taylor Matthes for the information! 

Cultural Performances and Charitable Giving for Namadwaar’s 3rd Anniversary

Namadwaar Prayer House’s third anniversary commemorative program will be held on March 30 from 2 pm to 4:30 pm at the prayer house premises at 3642 Bailey Ave, Manvel TX 77578. The guests of honor at the event will be Honorable Mayor Delores Martin of the City of Manvel and Dr. Sulabha Hardikar, active community member and retired Houston-area physician.

Organized by Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) USA and Love to Share Foundation America, the commemorative program will be marked by charitable giving to local social service organizations, several vibrant Indian cultural performances and a special prayer for peace. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Indian refreshments will be served following the program.

A food and clothing drive is currently being conducted, the proceeds of which will be donated on March 30 to SEARCH Homeless Services of Houston, while medical supplies will be donated to Houston Area Parkinson Society. Donations of gently-used clothes and canned vegetarian food are welcome to be dropped off at Namadwaar or alternatively a pick-up can be scheduled by calling 281-402-6585.

The cultural performances will feature a classical Indian music concert by talented young artiste Vaishnavi Narasimhan and a classical Indian dance performance by accomplished young dancer Surabi Veeraragavan. Ms. Narasimhan as well as Ms. Veeraragavan are both Houston-area residents who have numerous accolades to their credit and have given several performances in the USA as well as internationally. Ms. Narasimhan will be accompanied by Deepa Ramachandran on the violin and Vijay Ramamurthi on the mridangam (south-Indian percussion).

The commemorative program is only one part of the prayer house’s anniversary celebrations, which will go on throughout the weekend of March 29-31. Other anniversary events include continuous chanting of the divine names of God at Namadwaar on March 28 and 29 from 7 am to 7 pm, with prayers for peace in our community, city, state and country.

On Saturday, March 30, apart from the commemorative program in the afternoon, there will also be special discourses in the morning and evening, and singing of devotional songs later in the evening.

On Sunday, March 31 morning, G.O.D. will organize a street chanting procession along Bailey avenue from 10 am to 11 am. Other Houston-area organizations will also take part in this event.

Established by Global Organization for Divinity, under the guidance of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji of Chennai – India, Houston Namadwaar is the first prayer house of its kind in the United States, where the divine names are continuously chanted. It is one of about 20 Namadwaars across the world, and part of G.O.D.’s worldwide initiative to strive towards universal peace and harmony through individual inner transformation, a result of chanting the divine names.

For more information about the anniversary program or about donating to the food/clothes/medical supplies drives, call 281-402-6585. To send prayer requests or learn more about Houston Namadwaar, G.O.D. or Love to Share Foundation America, visit www.godivinity.org and www.lovetosharefoundation.org, or email houston.god@godivinity.org. You may download the full-color event flyer below by right-clicking and selecting “Save.”

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Thanks to neighbor and prayer house volunteer Nisha for the press release and event flyer!

Advent Service at First UMC

From neighbor Vernell Reed:

Service of Hope and Healing

Where: First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand, Pearland 77581 in the Sanctuary
When: Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 6:00PM
Childcare will be available.

Advent is a season where we focus on love, hope, peace and joy, and yet so many are hurting, grieving and dreading the holiday season. Join us this evening as we lift our hearts in prayer to our Eternal God.

This event may offer the comfort that many need right now as we all deal with what happened in CT yesterday. We here at the Tribune wish you all peace and blessings.

Shepherd of the Heart UMC Offers Christmas Train Rides

Shepherd of the Heart Methodist Church has re-outfitted their pumpkin train for Christmas! From their website:

As a love offering to our great surrounding communities, our Christmas Express is back. We’re lighting up our 30 foot tree, hooking up the train, and making our woodland trail come alive with lights to give kids a great train ride again this year.

The hot chocolate is warming , and cookies are being baked in anticipation of the fun of gathering around our cozy fire. If you’re looking for a taste of good old fashioned Christmas this year, bring your friends and family drop in, toast a marshmallow and visit with us for a while.

The Express will run only on December 8th, 9th, and 15th, 16th from 6:30 to 8:30.

There is no charge for the rides, donations will be accepted.

12005 County Road 59
Pearland, Texas 77584


Thanks to neighbor Ann for the information