Gainesville Daily Register

April 19, 2013

Church News 4-19

Bear Head Baptist Church

The Bear Head Baptist church will celebrate its 140th anniversary this year. The church was organized in 1873. The building was moved from its original site near the Bear Head cemetery in 1934.

Vin Morris donated 1/2 acre of land across FM 1201 from the old Sivells Bend Post Office. Judge Mitchell and Commissioner Pierce agreed that the county road engine could be used to move the building. Mr. Isham Beasley furnished the lumber for the foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert McKaig donated $50 to pay for the expense of moving and repairing the building.

The building has undergone some changes over the years. It has been remodeled on the inside with central air and heat installed. It has been bricked, a new metal roof was installed and recently, the fellowship area was completely remodeled.

On April 28, we will have two special services to celebrate this event. We will have our regular service at 11 a.m. during which we will have special music, take time to recognize our guests and sing some old hymns. After the service, the church is providing a meal and we will take time to eat and fellowship and renew old friendships.

After the time of fellowship, we will return to the sanctuary and have an “Old Time Gospel Singing.” We will sing a lot of the old hymns we all grew up with, have some special music and take time for testimonies from anyone who would like to talk about their time in the church.

We will also have copies available of the church history to help those who attended here refresh their memories of the church.

Callisburg United Methodist Church

  Jesus Christ is Lord of the Callisburg United Methodist Church and you will feel His love as you enter the sanctuary.  Come and be a part of our church at 123 Oscar Cole Street in Callisburg.

   As the service was opened this last Sunday we sang “Bringing In The Light of Christ”.  The Acolytes for this morning was Jake Pollard and Ayden Owens.  After singing “Amazing Grace” the congregation repeated the Call to Worship and Opening Prayer.  The Affirmation of Faith was repeated which was led by Barbara Smith.  Barbara Smith is our song leader and Carolyn Hassell plays the piano.

    Dale Hassell had the Children’s Time and Prayers and Concerns were lifted up to the Lord.

    Pastor Kathy Brown read John 21:1-19 and the title of her sermon today was “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide.”

    The Invitation song was sung and the congregation was dismissed.

Calendar and Announcements:

Wednesday, May 1 is the last KFC meeting until September.

   Pastor Kathy Brown can be reached at the church at 940-665-1985 or cell phone 1-940-300-1278.

Cowboys-Horse Trainers Fellowship

A Cowboys-Horse Trainers Fellowship will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 23.

It will include music, a message from Pastor Jon Ogle of Rockwall and testimonies.

The event will be held at C Quarter Circlr at 301 County Road 286 in Collinsville. For information call (940) 612-1632.

The fellowship is being started to give those who are at horse shows or rodeos on the weekend an opportunity to meet with other Christians. Everyone is welcome.

Faith Lutheran Church

  Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to attend worship service on Sunday morning. A traditional service will be offered at 8 a.m. The blended worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. The sermon will be based on the Gospel of John 10:22-30. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. The Adult Bible Class will be led by John Morris, who will continue a study of the book of Ezekiel. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided.

Would you or a family member like to attend church or Sunday School, but you don’t have transportation? Do you know someone who would like a ride to church? We can help. It’s simple; just call the church at 668-7147 or Mischa Brown at 641-1231 before noon on the day prior to the day the ride is needed. A carpool volunteer in your area will be contacted to make it happen. We are excited for you to attend our services at Faith! Please don’t let transportation difficulties keep you from joining us; we would love to have your company and fellowship.

In Faith’s church family, Evelyn George, Gloria Calhoun, Pauline Kessner, Galene Morris and Fredia McBride will celebrate birthdays this week. We ask special blessings on all of them.

On Monday, April 22 Sally Haynie will host a women’s Bible Study in her home. The group is studying “Power of the Praying Woman.” Call (940) 580-3116 for further details.

On Tuesday, April 23, the Board of Helping Hands of Faith will meet at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

On Wednesday, April 24, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue their study of the book of Corinthians. At 6 p.m. Youth Night will be held. Also at 6 p.m. a women’s Bible Study “The Pew Sisters” will be led by Julie Steelman.

If there is any way that Pastor Scott Sundbye or Faith Lutheran Church can serve you, please let us know. The church number is 668-7147 and Pastor Sundbye’s home number is 612-5552. The Bible Verse for the week is from Matthew 19: 16: “With God all things are possible.”

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church welcomes you to worship with us Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. We are located at 214 S. Denton Street. Childcare is available for ages 5 and under.

Our 8:30 worship is a little more relaxed but always includes beautiful music.  The 10:45 service is traditional and features hymns, organ, piano, and choir and also often includes music from our handbells, children’s and youth choirs. Children are welcome in worship and we include a Children’s Sermon at each service.  We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.

Join us this Sunday for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. in our Fellowship Center.  Rev. Yeager will begin a sermon series on the family this Sunday, April 21.  His message will be “Families of Faith.”  Upcoming messages address: “Families of Love,” “Families of Peace,” and “Families of Unity.”  Everyone is invited to come and hear about God’s plan for families.

Our Sunday morning worship services have moved into our Fellowship Center for the next several months while renovations are taking place in our historic sanctuary.  Our stained glass windows will be fully restored and we will be installing new pews, fire sprinkler system, heating and air conditioning equipment, and sound system along with other improvements.  Thank you for your patience.  We believe the results will be worth it!

First UMC has a team for Relay for Life. You are invited to join or support the team. Right now the team has a fundraiser going, “Flock of Flamingo’s” If you wish to know about ways to help us reach our team goal or want to join the team, please contact the church office at 665-3926.

The youth hours for Winter are Jr. High youth meeting on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No snack supper will be served. Youth Handbells will be practicing on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. On Sunday’s UMYF from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Snack supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the youth program, please contact Shawna Brinkley at the church office, 665-3926.

You can follow us on Facebook.  Just look for “First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, Texas.”

To receive more information about our church or any ongoing activities, please feel free to call the church office, 665-3926, or visit our website,

First Christian Church

First Christian Church is located at 401 N. Dixon in Gainesville. Sunday School for all ages starts at 9a.m. with worship at 10 a.m. where we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with an open communion table each Sunday. Sunday’s message by Rev. Mark Loewen is titled, “The Voice of God.” The Scripture reading is John 10:22-30.

Wednesday Happenings

5:30 p.m. – Wednesday4Kids

5:30 p.m. – Youth Groups

5:45 p.m. – Handbell practice

6 p.m. – Adult Bible Study (Ephesians)

7 p.m. – Chancel Choir Practice


First Christian Church is an inviting and welcoming church. We are a people and a place where you can engage your faith and allow God to mold you.  If you have any questions about First Christian Church, please contact us at 940-665-2053; email; or go to our website at

Gainesville Bible Church

The news reports and the headlines today are a somber commentary on a society that has lost its grip on morality and decency. But God’s Word tells us plainly that these strange days were coming. Amidst this amoral and depraved climate scripture provides two truths that, when understood properly can provide encouragement and hope in a world that has seemingly gone mad.

1.  The sovereign God of all creation is still on His throne and in absolute control.

2.  This present world is not the final destination of all who place their faith and trust in Him.

At Gainesville Bible Church our hope is not in the powers of this world – but in an Almighty God Who has called His own out of this world and assures them of a “Home in Glory that outshines the sun”.

If you would like to learn more about this God Who works everything out for good for those who place their hope in Him, or if you have a relationship with Him and would like to grow in that relationship, we would love to have you join the family here at Gainesville Bible Church

This Sunday we celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

Gainesville Bible Church is at 601 N. Radio Hill Rd. in Gainesville. Our phone number is (940) 668-2781. Our website:

Meeting times:


9 a.m. Prayer

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Worship

7. p.m. Bible Study


7 p.m. Bible & Prayer

Gainesville Bible Church

“Putting the Bible back in church”

Grand Ave. Baptist Church

Welcome to Grand Ave. Baptist Church.  We are  located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave.  Off-street paved parking and doors are on the east side, on Clements Street.

 Sunday marked the beginning of our Prophecy Conference with Bob Farber as the speaker.  Several visitors joined us to hear what he said about current events fulfilling Bible prophecy.

 Jon Carpenter opened the Morning Worship with prayer. Randy Mask and Choice Stephens took up the offering.

 Suzanne Carpenter, Sandie Kelley, Rick Collett and Benny Strong sang Jerusalem.

 Associate Pastor Kevin Sandmann gave the benediction.

 At GABC we start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast in Fellowship Hall followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m.  Our Nursery also opens at 10:40 a.m.  Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

 Our Grief Support Group meets on Tuesaday  evening at  7 p.m.  in Fellowship Hall.

 Prayer Meeting and Youth Get-together are at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Fellowship Hall.

 For early risers, Kevin Sandmann has Bible Study and breakfast in Fellowship Hall at 6:30 a.m on Thursday.

 Our website is

Our church office is open from noon until 4p.m. weekdays.  Call 665 2951 for prayer requests or more information.

 The Word Youth Group goes out to lunch the first Sunday of each month.  Join us for lunch.  Location is undecided and changing.

Jesus Christ Tabernacle

Jesus Christ Tabernacle’s Pastors Choir will be hosting “Pastors Choir in the Park” this Saturday April 20 at the  Leonard Park pavilion.  The singing will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 pm.

Come on out and enjoy some good old gospel singing and concessions.

Our regular services are held on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday prayer meeting is held at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Bible study is held at 7:30 p.m.

If you need a ride, please call 668-7509.

Jesus Christ Tabernacle is at 2527 E Hwy. 82 in Gainesville.

Our pastor is Jack Warren.


New Life Bible Church

The Awesome and Mighty Power of Jesus Over Evil  New Life Bible pastor Andy Anderson spoke Sunday from Mark 5:1-20, emphasizing the power our Savior has over the evil we find in this world. “We sometimes lose focus on  what is evil, and what isn’t,” stated the pastor. Quoting 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” and 2 Corinthians 11:14, “ And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel oflight,” Andy said, “Not all evil is that real big devastating stuff that is easily recognizable. There is also the subtle destruction of evil that masquerades as light. Even the most destructive evil will be brought to its knees by Jesus.”

Weekly Men’s Devotions

The men of NLBC meet every Saturday from 7 - 8 a.m. at the church for coffee, fellowship, and a time of study and prayer. Please come, and feel free to bring a friend to this important fellowship. Gainesville Title Company and Robert Gleaton play host to a weekly men’s study and prayer time every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. Men from several churches gather for this midweek meeting.

 Weeknight Home Studies

Brent and Cyndy Banks are leading a study from the book, “Radical” in their home each Wednesday night. All adults are encouraged to join them from 6:30 – 8: p.m.

Tim and Tammy Chancellor host a study every other Friday night in their home as well. Families are welcome. Please call or email the church for details and addresses of the home Bible studies.

 Adult Bible Fellowship

Geoff Haberman is leading a Sunday morning Bible study each Sunday at 9:30 in room 204. This is an interactive bible study which helps all those attending to increase their understanding of God’s Word. The class is currently studying the book of 2nd Samuel.


NLBC believes in preparing the young people for battle as they go out into the world. AWANA encourages children and youth to learn God’s word through memorization, reinforcing lessons, and fun games and activities. The AWANA program is on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and includes children who turned three by September 1st,  through high school aged.

AWANA will have “Store Night” April 24.


Youth leaders James and Alison Lewis meet with the high school youth inthe outer building every Sunday morning at 9:30, for an invigorating study of the Gospels. The high school and junior high also meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 at the church, building a foundation of knowledge about the Lord and their faith, growing their relationship with the Lord.

The junior high youth meet on Sunday morning as well, and are currently learning the foundational principles of the Old Testament, relating that knowledge with the New Testament.

New Life Family Prayer

Each Sunday morning those wishing to join in corporate prayer are invited to come together in one of the front hall Sunday school rooms from 9 to 9:30. This is an opportunity to lift our church and our leadership up in prayer, as well as others who come to mind.

Sunday school for all ages, toddlers through adults, begins immediately after the prayer time. A nursery is offered throughout Sunday morning, and during the church service. Children’s Church is also offered for the children toddler-aged through pre-school.

Praise and Worship

Steven Dulock and the praise team use their God-giventalent to lead the congregation in contemporary praise and worship every Sunday morning before the church receives the Word of God. Everyone is invited to experience this time of praise, lifting your voice to our Creator.

Church Vision

New Life Bible Church exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus Christ, to develop them in Christian living, making a positive impact in our generation and in the world. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and the morning worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery is provided from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Sunday. New LifeBibleChurch is located at 3901 E. Broadway (about a half mile from Radio Hill Road on FM 678 just before the Gainesville State School).

You may contact us via e-mail at or find us on Facebook.

Prairie Grove Baptist Church

The 26th anniversary of Prairie Grove Church will be Sunday. Lunch will be served after church. We invite all to come join us.

Bro. Wofford always brings a great message, and the new keyboard makes the music great. Special music will be brought by anyone who wants to come and make “a joyful noise to the Lord.”

Morning services: Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Worship service is at 10:30 am.

Wednesday prayer and Bible study is at 6:30 p.m.

Prairie Grove Church is located at 1720 Prairie Grove Road, off South FM 372.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Sunday, April 21 is the third annual St. Mary's Parish/School Picnic.  All parish and school families are invited to Leonard Park to share a day filled with friends, family, and lots of food and fun.  The picnic is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Mass times will change for the event.  Mass times for Sunday, April 21 only will be:  8:15 a.m. (English), 9:30 a.m. (English), and 11 a.m. (Spanish).

Father Victor Cruz and parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church invite you to join us for Mass. Here, we gather to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries of our faith with the fullness of our beings. We invite you to come and pray with us any time. The staff and parishioners of St. Mary are committed to being hospitable and welcoming to all God’s people. We hope that you will join us…You would honor us with your presence, prayer, and participation in the Eucharistic liturgy. St. Mary's Catholic Church is located at 825 North Weaver Street, Gainesville, Texas 76240. Phone: 665-5395.

 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available at St. Mary’s. Each parishioner is invited to spend one hour of prayer before The Blessed Sacrament first Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm-9 p.m. and First Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Adoration is a beautiful, quiet time to spend with Jesus in prayer or meditation.

The Altar Society is a ministry of women of the parish, who pray for each other and all of the parish family, maintain the Altar linens, candles, flowers and decorations used for the praise and glory of God our Father at the celebration of the Mass. Members of the Altar Society pray the rosary each Saturday before the 4pm Mass, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Sunday Mass is offered at 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Spanish)

Daily Mass is offered Monday, Thursday, Friday at 8 a.m. in the St. John's Chapel; Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.

Coming Events

May 1 May Crowning Mass, 5:30 p.m.

May 4/5 First Communion at all weekend Masses

June 8  KC Golf Tournament

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located in downtown Gainesville just east of the Cooke County Courthouse at 415 E. California St., Gainesville, TX 76240 — Fr.Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC, Rector

Weekly service schedule

Sunday Morning: 8 a.m. Said Mass (Rite 1)

9 a.m. Choir Practice

9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School (The Church Architecture)

Sunday Evening: 6 p.m. Seekers Service- all currently not affliated with a home church and interested in learning more about the Bible, God and enjoying some interesting conversations and fellowship are invited to attend.

Wednesday: 6 p.m. Rosary

6:30 p.m. Mass, Book Study and fellowship. (The Parables)

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. Mass and Book Study.

4-6 p.m. Confessions

Women of St Paul will host a "Women and Their Purses" Spring Luncheon Saturday, April 20th at Noon in the Parish Hall. Tablescapes with purse centerpieces and a chance to win a purse from Cahoots filled with some fun “girl  stuff.” Keep tuned in for additional information. Chicken spagetti; salad; bread, many prizes. Men welcome also. Come join the fun.

This Sunday there will be the Visto   Luncheon following the 1:30 Mass and a Vestry Committee meeting  following the luncheon.       

Mark your calendar for June 7 for the 13th Annual Bishop Iker Callenger Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose. Additional information will be published at a later date.

We invite all to come listen to these speakers and enjoy some good food and fellowship

The doors of this House of God are open to one and all so that we may praise God as brothers and sisters in Christ.

For more information call the Church Office at (940)665-4705, e-mail us at, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.

Sivells Bend United Methodist Church

The Sivells Bend United Methodist Church invites everyone to come to our annual Old-Fashioned Gospel Sing, Sunday, April 21 at 6 p.m.  Special musicians including Jayne Austin and Glenn Wilson will lead the program.  They like for each and every one to join in the singing.  Take a springtime drive out to our small church, corner of FM 1201 and CR 437, you can’t miss it.  Refreshments and fellowship follow.  For information call 668-2073  or cell (214) 801-5951.


Vilott Baptist Church News

 We are going to miss George Beverly Shea. We talk of good examples on many occasions, and he was one of the best. His God-given rich voice helped many, many people over the years. He worked along side of another of God's grand people, Billy Graham. Between them they helped open the eyes of millions to see God's great plan of Salvation.

The ladies of Vilott will be having their annual  Mother/Daughter Tea on May 4 at 2 p.m. at Thomas Hall. The request is to bring a teacup and a sweet of your choice. This has always been a great success, and everyone enjoys the fellowship.

The Men's Breakfast will be moved on that day. We will have more information soon. Call the church or Jerry at 940-727-9143, and we will have that info. The jam session will be cancelled for that day. All other services will remain the same.

The Bible studies we are doing on Wednesday evening are helping us become closer to the Lord and have a good time doing it. Come join with the adults praying and learning. You are never to old to improve your walk. What better way to fellowship than around the Word.

You cannot work your way into Heaven; that is a fact. Your Faith without works is dead. Use your faith; keep it alive and part of your daily life. Your working for the Lord, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a commandment. We are to go out and spread the good news. Come share your efforts at Vilott and you will be blessed.

Vilott has the doors open and something available for all. It is up to the individual to take a stand. Stop and do something right in your own heart. Get back to God and His Word. Wrap yourself in it. It will protect you and give you peace only if you use it.

Our church serves the Lord all over the world through missions both at home and abroad.

 Weekly Schedule

Sunday morning starts with a fellowship meal at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School starts at 10 a.m.

Song service and worship starts at 11 a.m.

We sing praises unto the Lord and our Pastor Rick Isham brings God's message.

Wednesday evening services begin with a meal at 6:00 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the children and youth have a great time of Bible study and fun, and the adults have Bible study and prayer meetings.

Thursday morning small groups start at 10 a.m. with Bible study followed by a meal.

A person is never too old to serve the Lord in some fashion. There is no excuse not to do something to worship the Lord. John 4:23 says, "The hour cometh and now is when true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeketh such to worship Him."

Pray for America each and every day.

If you need transportation or just want to talk to our Pastor Rick Isham, call 665-1629.

Westminster Presbyterian

The public is invited to join us at Westminster Presbyterian (315 E. Scott St.) for a Homecoming celebration this week end, April 20-21.  Our celebration begins on Saturday night with dinner at 6:30 (for those who have signed up) followed at 7:30 by a concert by Nathan Clark George, Christian Musician from Franklin, TN (it is not necessary to sign up to attend the concert).

Sunday morning we will continue with a brunch at 9:45 am followed by our worship service at 10:45 with our guest speaker Dr. Bryant McGee, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian in McKinney, TX.

Whaley United Methodist Church

    This Sunday we will recognize "Evolution Sunday."  Evolution Sunday speaks to the relationship between science and religion.  Join us for " The Questions of Science and the Questions of Job" from Job 9:1-19.  Our service will also feature excellent music...old and new and "Kid Time."

Sunday Schedule

9:15 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages

10:15 a.m. Coffee/Fellowship Time in Fellowship Hall

10:30 a.m. Celebration Worship in the Sanctuary

11:30 a.m. W.R.E.C.K. in the Dome

5 p.m. Youth Snack Supper, activities, and Bible Study in the Dome

Adult Bible Studies

Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Former Youth Room led by Mary Payne Caldwell

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Christian Thinkers Classroom "Invitation Bible Study" led by Anna Jo Sears

Upcoming Events

    The third Sunday of each month the Whaley Church Family gathers in the Dome after worship for W.R.E.C.K. (Whaley Recreation Eating and Community of Kindred spirits).  Families bring their lunch or pick up something, then enjoy an afternoon of games, puzzles, videos, recreation and fellowship.  W.R.E.C.K. May 19 will include a Hamburger Cookout and kite flying.  All are invited to join us.  Coming in May will be the Youth Fajita Dinner and Auction fundraiser for summer mission trips on Sunday May 5 and the Second Annual Kids' Fishing Day sponsored by Whaley X-Men, men's fellowship group.  This event is open to all area kids and their parents Saturday, May 11.


Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville.  All are encouraged to come by and enjoy the half-mile Prayer Path that surrounds our campus.  It is a great place to get some fresh air and exercise in the beautiful Spring weather.  All are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities, missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC.  For information call (940) 665-5588.  At Whaley UMC we have One Lord, One Church, One Mission. 665-1629. Vilott Baptist Church is located on FM 678 right in the curve northeast of Callisburg.