Callisburg United Methodist Church
Come worship with us at the Callisburg United Methodist Church in Callisburg.
Each Sunday classes are held for all ages at 9 a.m. Church services begin at 11 a.m. Kathy Brown is our Pastor and she also welcomes you.
This last Sunday the Acolytes were Ayden Owens, Kirbee Webb, Jessie Carriker and Lane Perry. After singing and the Prayer of Invocation, the Affirmation of Faith was repeated by the congregation. Ushers for the month are Brand Webb and Mason Day.
Children’s time was given by Barbara Smith. Afterward the church prayed for different concerns.
I Corinthians 13:1-13 was read from the New Testament by Pastor Kathy Brown and her sermon was titled “And the Greatest of These is Love.
Being the first Sunday of the month, Communion was served to the congregation and helping Pastor Brown was Heather Day and Phillip Holle.
After singing the Hymn of Invitation Pastor Brown invited all to accept Jesus as their Savior.
Each Wednesday, Kids for Christ meet after school in the Fellowship Hall.
The Church will have a Valentine Brunch on Sunday Feb. 10 at 9:45 a.m.
On that same Sunday the Trustees will meet immediately after church.
A wedding shower is planned for Heather Day and Phillip Holle on Saturday, April 17 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Pastor Kathy Brown can be reached at the church at 665-1985. Her cell phone is 940-300-1278.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to join our worship service on Sunday morning. The traditional worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. The sermon will be based on the Gospel of Luke 9:28-36. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. John Morris will be leading the Adult Bible Class in a study of the Major Prophets. 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 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, Elizabeth Kessner, Chris Quakenbush, and Jan Worstell will celebrate their birthdays this week. Ron and Carol Tuggle and Barry and Deadre Wolzen will celebrate wedding anniversaries. We ask special blessings on all of them.
On Saturday, Feb. 9 ACT (Active Christians Together) will celebrate Valentine‘s Day with a dinner at Pelican‘s Landing at Cedar Mills Marina. Members and guests can meet at the church at 5 p.m. for carpooling or caravanning to Lake Texoma.
On Monday, Feb. 11, Sally Haynie will host a Bible study in her home at 1821 Arkansas at noon. For further details call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Men’s Club will meet at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, Feb. 13
• Ladies Morning Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of 1 Corinthians.
• Faith Choir will practice at 5:15 P.M.
• Women’s Bible Study. A new women’s Bible study, “Pew Sisters,” will begin at 6 p.m. This 12-session Bible study for women “goes and tells what God has done” in the lives of real women in the church today. Julie Steelman will lead the study.
• Faith Youth Night for Elementary through High School at 6-7 p.m. Activities will include music, Bible stories, creative crafts and field trips. Call the church for further information.
Ash Wednesday 7 p.m.
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 Psalm 54: 4 “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.”
First Christian Church
First Christian Church is located at 401 N. Dixon in Gainesville. Sunday School for all ages starts at 9 a.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, “Behind the Mask.” The Scripture reading is 2 Corinthians 3:12-18.
The Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday, February 9 at 9:00am. After breakfast we will take a tour of Abigail’s Arms Domestic Violence Shelter.
Ash Wednesday Service
Our Ash Wednesday service is Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which is a time of preparation for Easter. Ash Wednesday takes its name from the ceremonial imposition of ashes on the foreheads of worshippers as a sign of human sin and mortality.
5:30 p.m. – Wednesday4Kids
5:30 p.m. – Youth Groups
6:30 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Service
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 email@example.com; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com
First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
Welcome & Information
You are welcomed to visit or join the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville under the direction of the Rev. John Hare at 401 S. Denton at Church St.
Call at 665-5153 if you have questions or information & leave a message or email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m.
Church services are at 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.
The sermon title is “Say What?”
There will be a luncheon & dessert auction for Valentines for VISTO after services.
There’s a Lions Club board meeting at 5 p.m.
“Parables” group will meet at the Ansley’s at 6:30
The Ash Wednesday service is at 6 p.m.
Choir practice is at 7 p.m.
All written committee reports are due at noon.
Friday & Saturday
Rev. Hare will attend a Presbytery meeting in Dallas.
VISTO requests 18 oz. oatmeal, dry pinto beans & toilet paper. All donations are accepted.
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, Feb. 10, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m.in our Fellowship Center. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon this week is titled, “Becoming Like Jesus,” based on 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2.
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.
We will celebrate Shrove Tuesday on Feb. 12, in our Fellowship Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community is invited to join us as we kick-off the event with a Children’s Parade on the back parking lot starting at 6 p.m. There will be a Gumbo meal served, and the NCTC Jazz Band will be playing. There will also be a craft table for the children. All donations for the meal will benefit the Sr. High Mission Trip and the NCTC Jazz Band.
Ash Wednesday worship, including Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion, will be on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Center. Everyone is invited.
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. On Sunday’s Youth in handbells will meet from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. followed by all youth UMYF from 4:00 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, www.fumcgainesville.com.
Gainesville Bible Church
Is theology important? Is what you believe about God… Jesus… The Holy Spirit… life… death… significant? If you understand that it does matter what you believe about the person, character and will of God, you undoubtedly desire to know the Truth concerning God and would like to be protected from error and fallacy. Where would you seek Truth about God? Many rely upon emotion (I feel what is true about God). Still others look to reason or intellect (If it doesn’t make sense to me – I cannot accept it). Still others seek to find truth in society’s speculations, traditional beliefs, and the list goes on…
At Gainesville Bible Church our desire is to discover the God of the Bible. We strive to develop a theology that is based on God’s revelation of Himself through His Word. The goal of our search is not knowledge in itself – but changed lives. Our theology should affect the way we live. We can’t live what we do not know. So the journey continues…
Would you like to join us in our quest for the Truth about God?
We would love to have you grow with us.
Our meeting times are:
Sunday School: 9:30
Morning Worship: 10:30
“Praise is Due God”
Eve. Bible Study: Canceled this Sunday
Prayer Mtg.: 7 p.m.
Gainesville Bible Church “Putting the Bible back in Church”
Our church is at 601 N. Radio Hill Rd. in Gainesville. Our number is 668-2781.
Grace Friendship Baptist Church
Grace Friendship Baptist Church would like to invite you to join us in worship of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sunday morning worship service begins at 9:45 a.m.
Dale and Sammie Hunter’s Bible study is held 7 p.m., Tuesday.
Courageous Teens Bible study is held 7 p.m., Wednesday.
Grace Friendship Baptist Church will host a Valentine Dinner Feb. 16. Come and enjoy musical enertainment by Steadfast, wonderful fellowship and great food. Please let Sammie Hunter know if you will attend and how many will be coming. Contact her at 665-2870.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
Caleb Bradley pulled the little red wagon around during offering time to collect the pennies for Penny Sunday at Grand Ave. Baptist Church. This way, our children get to take part in ‘big church’ before they go to their own Children’s Church. At GABC our children are important to us. We have several seniors in our Youth Group and our Youth Minister, Joshua Carpenter, is planning fund raising projects for them to take a trip to Baja in July.
Music is also an important part of our worship and our choir is growing. With Scott Gregory on guitar, Benny Strong on saxophone and Suzanne Carpenter at the grand piano the choir sang Amazing Grace.
Rick Collett and Choice Stephens took up the offering as Suzanne Carpenter played At Calvary.
We wished Wanda Petway’s daughter and Gale Baucum a happy birthday.
We will be having a potluck dinner after the Morning Worship on the 17th of February in recognition of Barbara Roberson and all she does at GABC.
Our deacons meet the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.
GABC is located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. with off-street paved parking and entrances on the east side, on Clements Street.
We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall for coffee and breakfast followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. Evening Service is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel. Nursery opens at 10:40 a.m. and we also have a Children’s Church.
Tuesday evening our Grief Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Service and Youth Get Together meet at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Join us as we rejoice in praising a Risen Savior.
New Life Bible Church
Lord, Please Show Me How to Live! Continuing to teach through Mark, Pastor Andy Anderson recently told part of the story of Joni Earekson Tada. Just before the diving accident that left her as a paraplegic, she had given her life to the Lord. Soon after, she became bitter, telling God that he would never be trusted with one of her prayers again. As time passed, her heart softened, and she said, “Lord, if I can’t die, then please show me how to live!”
Pastor Andy is beginning a new couples’ study in his home, building on the Love and Respect retreat that was just held. The study will be offered every other week on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m., with the first study this Sunday evening.
The women are continuing their book study, offered during the day, on Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and on Thursday evenings from 7– 8:30 p.m. We are learning from the book of Ruth as we read and discuss the book, “The Girl’s Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Hicks. Childcare is provided in the church nursery during the morning study.
If you wish to join the study, the book is available at Mardel’s in Denton. Plans are underway for the annual women’s retreat the first weekend in March. The retreat’s theme this year is “Being Bold in the Lord” and will be held at Turtle Hill Lodge, north of Muenster. If you are interested in attending, please email the church or speak to Anna Gleaton. We will need a headcount within the next two weeks.
The annual church Valentine’s banquet will be held this year on Feb. 16, and will be a Mexican Fiesta theme, catered by Karen Wade. The fiesta will be held at the beautiful Waters Edge home and wedding venue owned by Paul and Judy Drake near Mountain Springs. The banquet is not just for couples. Singles are invited as well. Please give a check to Amy Dulock this Sunday if you are interested in attending.
Weekly Men’s Devotion
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 gathering.
Weeknight Home Studies
Brent and Cyndy Banks are leading a study in their home each Wednesday night. They are currently studying about the Holy Spirit.
All adults are encouraged to join them from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Please call or email the church for the Banks’ address.
Tim and Tammy Chancellor host a study every other Friday night in their home as well. Families are welcome. Please speak to them for more information.
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 NLBC youth are preparing to attend Planet Wisdom in Irving Feb. 22 and 23. If your high school or junior high aged student wishes to attend, please speak to James or Alison Lewis, or Tim or Tammy Chancellor.
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, and growing their relationship with the Lord.
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.
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.
State School Ministry
Every 4th Sunday of the month members of New Life Bible meet after church to minister to the young men at the Gainesville State School. If you feel called to participate in this ministry, please see Robert or Susan Gleaton at the church.
Praise and Worship
Steven Dulock and the praise team use their God-given talent 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.
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 GainesvilleStateSchool).
You may contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or find us on the web at newlifebible.com. You may also “like” us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Life-Bible-Church/131587403588376.
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. Our rector is Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC.
Sunday Morning: 8 a.m. Said Mass (Rite 1)
9 a.m. Choir Practice
9:30 Adult Sunday School
10:30 Eucharist (Rite 1:Choral
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 Evening: 6 p.m.
Rosary 6:30 p.m.Mass, Book Study and fellowship.
Thursday mornings: 9:30 Mass and Book Study.
St. Paul's Annua Pancake Supper will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, come join the fun. Tickets available at the door or you can purchase them from any St. Paul member.
We invite you to come visit St. Paul's and join us in praising and enjoying the living God, as we give glory and thanksgiving to our Creator and show kindness to one another, and take a tour of one of Gainesville's oldest Church's, come join us in the Parish Hall following the services and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.
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 665-4705, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.
Vilott Baptist Church News
The youth of this world are facing harder times than ever before. We need to take the time to pray for them and lead them in the ways of the Lord. The folks at Vilott do just that, supporting the activities that keep them off the street and out of jail. There a lot of really good kids in this country and we need to support them.
Our youth group puts a meal together and serves the tables every year around Valentine's Day. This banquet is a method to say thanks for all you do.
They put a lot of work into decorating and have fun doing it. This year the banquet will be Saturday, Feb. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall. They will be serving great food, so come have a meal. It is come and go or come and stay, as you wish.
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.
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.
We have a men's breakfast on the first Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. and a musical jam session at 10 that morning.
A person is never too old to serve the Lord in some fashion. 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."
If you need transportation or just want to talk to our Pastor Rick Isham, call 665-1529. Vilott Baptist Church is located on FM 678 right in the curve northeast of Callisburg.
Whaley United Methodist Church
This Sunday in the church year is "Transfiguration Sunday," a day to remember Jesus' dramatic display of power and holiness before we begin the season of Lent. Our Lay Leader, Sam Houston, will report on plans for Whaley's future. The sermon is entitled, "Sleeping Through a Miracle," from Luke 9:28-36. The choir will sing the Traditional Spiritual, "Soon I Will Be Done," and "Kid Time" will be led by Susan and Anna Beall. All are invited to join us.
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
5 p.m. Valentine Dinner for Whaley's widows and widowers; Youth will serve
Adult Bible Studies
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall Bible Study with Pastor Chuck
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Former Youth Room Bible Study led by Mary Payne Caldwell
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study" led by Anna Jo Sears
Wednesday, Feb. 13 Ash Wednesday Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Sanctuary
Friday, Feb.15 3 L's (Living Longer and Loving It) covered-dish luncheon and program by Patsy Wilson 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Whaley United Methodist Church is at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville. As we approach Spring and more balmy weather, are all invited to come by and get some fresh air and exercise on the half-mile Prayer Path that surrounds our campus. All are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities, and ministries of Whaley UMC. For information call 665-5588.