May 5, 2016

Community Information--City of Palestine
News about the flood in Palestine.

  • Call 903-723-7844 to report damage of housing and property or if you need help. The bank of phones is ready to answer your questions.
  • The City of Palestine is receiving donations at the corner of  north and west Variah and Reagan. The location will be open from 8am to 8pm.
  • Hope Station, at 919 S. Magnolia, is receiving donations. If any individual or group volunteer is receiving donations, please take them to Hope Station.
  • The following articles are of the highest need: cleaning supplies, gloves, food, and bedding.
  • If you want to help as a volunteer at Timber Drive, register on Timber Drive. Hope Station and equipment from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief will be heading the cleaning groups.
  • If you or a family member needs emotional help because of the flood in Palestine, call the Help Line at 903-723-7844. Therapists will be available to help you. You can also send a text to @crisisst at 81010, or call 903-224-9593 from your mobile phone.
  • Organic Waste (branches, trees, leaves, etc) can be taken to the compost site located on Highway 19 north of the city. Solid waste can be taken to the landfill located on Highway 79 east of the city. It requires identification of a resident of the City of Palestine. If you live outside of the city and need to get rid of waste, please call Anderson County.
  • You can deposit your monetary donation to the fund in aid of the agency of United Way of East Texas at Citizen's National Bank at 207 W. Spring Street.
  • The play area of the Reagan Park is closed because of water damage. The activities of the National Day of Prayer (May 5) are still in place. Participants are asked to avoid the areas where cordoned by the Parks Department.
First Christian Voices
Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Attending worship service on Sunday morning gets my week started out great and with a purpose. I take great joy in service to the members of my church being a deacon. It is an honor to partake of the Lord's Supper.The format of the worship service is similar to the way it was when I was a boy growing up in this church. My parents were faithful members here and I can touch their memories each Sunday. Sometime certain hymns bring back wonderful memories of my parents, Red & Jeane Williams. I also enjoy and take comfort from fellowship with my church family and friends. We are so fortunate to have Rev. Jordan Byrd. He brings insight and clarity to the scriptures in a unique way. I always gain knowledge from his messages and also practicable ways to apply God's Word into everyday life experiences.