Callisburg United Methodist Church
The Callisburg United Methodist Church extends an invitation to attend Sunday School which begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning and church services being at 11 a.m.
The church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street in Callisburg.
Pastor John Gowling gave the Call to Worship and this being the first Sunday of the month The Callisburg United Methodist Church celebrated communion. Pastor Gowling was assisted by Wayne and Ruth Ann Dodson in serving communion to the people. Everyone in the congregation is invited to partake in communion at the Methodist Church.
Ruth Ann Dodson led in the Affirmation of Faith. Kim Sewell had Children’s Time and explained to the children that our spirit is somewhat like a garden which must be weeded and taken care of in order to produce good fruit.
Pastor John read scripture from the New Testament, Mark 12:28-34. His sermon was titled “Reigniting You Passion for God” and spoke of how we must have passion for Christ and taught the congregation that our purpose in life is to worship God.
A Father’s Day Breakfast will be at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, June 17 at the fellowship hall.
The church will begin Vacation Bible School on June 18th at 9 a.m.
Pastor John Gowling can be reached at the church by calling 665-1985 or 1-469-387-896l.
Central Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church at 1030 N. Morris St. in Gainesville will host a vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 11-15.
Four-year-olds through fifth graders are invited to attend “Sonlight Express.” Organizers note that four-year-old attendees should be trained to use the restroom.
The children will be in classes in the building for the Bible lessons, signing and memory verses. They will receive tickets for attending, memory verses, bringing Bibles and bringing visitors. Then they will go under the pavilion to use their tickets for games and prizes.
Refreshments of snowcones, cotton candy and popcorn will also be provided under the pavilion.
The doors will open at 5:50 p.m. We ask that all children have their names and addresses and phone numbers with them.
Our buses will run regular routes. If you need a ride or have questions, call the church phone at 665-9815. If no one answers, leave a message. Someone will return your call.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Visitors are always welcome at our services and activities.
On Sunday, our Sacrament Meeting is from 10 to 11:10 a.m.
Sunday School is from 11:20 a.m. to noon.
Priesthood Meeting, Relief Society, Young Men and Young Women meet from 12:10 to 1 p.m.
The Primary services for children ages three to 12 are from 11:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children meet together to sing and hear talks from children and meet in age-group classes for a gospel lesson and activities.
Nursery is for children from 18 months to three years old.
Cub Scouts CAN
The Cub Scouts of Troop 670 of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is collecting aluminum cans as a fund raising event. Please keep all of your aluminum cans and bring them to church on Sunday mornings or to the church on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 8 p.m. Receptacles will be available for depositing the cans. Call Jim Peless at (903) 429-6535 for more information. Thank you for your support.
Stake Girls Camp
Stake Girls Camp for the Young Women is June 11-15.
Cub Scout Day Camp
The Cub Scout Day Camp is June 11-15.
Boy Scout Camp
The Boy Scout Camp is June 24-30.
The Ward Missionaries can be contacted at 940-726-3808.
Please work on getting your Visiting Teaching done for this month and report your teaching to Sister Shaklee by calling her at (940) 665-2569 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Christian Science Society
On Sunday, June 10, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Mortals and Immortals” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative passages from “God the Preserver of Man” by Mary Baker Eddy, our founder, which explains the readings from the Bible from a spiritual perspective.
Our service is held at 115 E. Hird St., at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited. Our reading room is always open to all before services.
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 Mark 3: 20-35. 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 with the study of David‘s life. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided.
Need a ride to church?
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, Pastor John and Dorothy Wackler and Jack and Katie Grassman will celebrate anniversaries this week. We ask special blessings on all of them.
Active Christians Together (ACT)
On Saturday, June 9, ACT (Active Christians Together) will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. Hosts for the evening will be Joan and David Lee and Carol and Bob Haubold. After a lovely meal, the game “LRC” will be played and the money collected will be donated to the youth for their mission trip.
On Monday, June 11, Sally Haynie will host a Bible study in her home at 1821 Arkansas at noon. The group will continue an intriguing study, “ Discover Your Own Gifts of the Spirit, Fruit of the Spirit, and Natural Talents.” For further details call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.
Men of Faith
On Tuesday, June 12, the Men of Faith Club will meet at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Ladies Bible study group
On Wednesday, June 13, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m.. to continue a study of the book of Romans.
Helping Hands of Faith
Helping Hands of Faith, a mission of Faith Lutheran Church, is located at 719 Smith St. in the old Frankie Schmitz Shoe Factory building. Run by volunteers, this thrift store uses its profits for donations to the church and community. Funds are donated to organizations such as Stanford House, ABBA Women’s Center, Cooke County Home Hospice, CASA, CPS, Camp Sweeney, VISTO, and several area Volunteer Fire Departments. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If you have items to donate, bring them to the store on regular store days. If you have large items that need to be picked up, call 668-4393.
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: “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.” (John 10: 27)
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, “Wonder.” The Scripture reading is Acts 3:1-10.
This Friday (June 8) is Movie Night in the CLC at 7 p.m. We will be showing the movie, “Courageous.” Admission is free, but we will be selling popcorn, sodas, and movie candy. Proceeds will go to the clothes pantry for school children.
The Men’s Breakfast is Saturday at 9 a.m.
That’s right; we’re having a hamburger cook-out after church on Sunday. Not only burgers, but also hot dogs and baked beans. The guys of the church are providing this most scrumptious of meals for you. They are asking you to bring some chips, dips or deserts to finish it off. See ya Sunday (if not before)!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com.
First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
Welcome and 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 and leave a message or email:email@example.com or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry meets at 10 a.m. on June 9.
Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m.
Sunday Services are at 10:30 a.m.
The title of the sermon is: “Take Heart.”
Bill and Sherley Riley and Chop and Mary Frances Van Pelt were the greeters; Matt Chalmers was the Pulpit Assistant; and the flower donations were by Linda Seal in honor of her granddaughter, Riley’s graduation and by Daphne Kehrli in honor of Barbara Brady and the Chancel Choir; and by Gerri Williams in honor of Nick and Gerri’s 52nd Wedding Anniversary on June 18th. Organists were Barbara Brady and Carolyn Hook and Andy Bentley was the acolyte.
Three quilts were given by the Prayer Quilt Ministry to ill folks.
Charles Hart, Carla Waters, Margaret Harper and Lydia Ansley read John 3:16 in German, French, Spanish and Filipino for Pentecost Sunday.
The Congregational Care Committee meets at 10 a.m.
The Lion’s Club board meeting is at 5 p.m.
The Reynolds will host the small group: “Parables…” at 6:30 p.m.
The Anniversary Task Force group and the Stewardship Committee meet at 6 p.m.
On June 16, the Presbyterian Women’s Brunch is in Tyler Hall from 10 a.m. to noon.
VISTO requests 7.25 ounce Mac ‘n Cheese and 12 ounce Treat or Spam product. Any and 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.
Welcoming Rev. Dr. Marvin Guier
Join us this Sunday, June 10, for worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. This Sunday we welcome Rev. Dr. Marvin Guier to the pulpit as Rev. Don Yeager is away on the Sr. High Youth Mission Trip to Marvell, AR. Dr. Guier’s sermon is titled “Moving Into God’s Future,” based on Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16.
Summer Shape-Up program
Just in time to beat the heat a new program, Summer Shape-Up, is available to members of First Church and their friends age 18 and older. The program will operate Monday – Friday at varied hours. Information is available in the church office.
First UMC is gearing up for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages three years through completing fifth grade are welcomed to attend. Children must be registered in order to attend VBS. This program is open to the public. If you are able to volunteer time please call the church office at 665-3926 from 9-4 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
The Learning Tree Preschool has openings for both three and four year olds for the 2012-13 school term. Your child or grandchild must be three or four years of age by Sept. 1, 2012 to be eligible to enroll in the program. For more information you may reach Connie Hoberer, Director, by calling the church office at 665-3926.
Second Time Around
Second Time Around is a re-sale ministry that carries a wide variety of gently used clothing, books, household items, and furniture and has been serving the community and those in need since the 1970’s. Eula West was responsible for starting what was a small mission service and it has grown to serve more than just Cooke County. Profit from Second Time Around sales is given to mission projects of the church which include global-wide missions. Many needy persons are also helped free of charge. The store is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Second Time Around is located at 105 S. Denton Street and welcomes donations and shoppers.
On Sundays all youth meet for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Youth hours are as follows. The Jr. High youth will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and on Sundays all youth will meet at 5 p.m. with snack supper from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. followed by a youth meeting until 7 p.m. During the month of June there will be no UMYF meetings held.
Find us on Facebook
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.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
Our Vacation Bible School starts Monday at 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and ends Friday the 15th. The theme this year is The River Runs Through It.
Bring your children for lots of Bible learning, fun and games.
GABC is conveniently located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. with off-street paved parking and entrance doors on the east side on Clements Street.
ABBA is opening their doors to anyone or any group who would like to pray for our nation to stop abortion, to take us back to our
Christian values. Their times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ABBA is located at the intersection of Broadway and Taylor Streets.
We welcomed by baptism our newest member, Holly Roberson. Holly, we will be praying for you as you begin your new life as a Christian.
Choice Stephens opened the Morning Worship with prayer. Rick Collett and Choice Stephens took up the offering as Suzanne Carpenter played “It Is Well With My Soul” on the grand piano. Kylie Innes and Marco LLvado pulled the little red wagon around to collect the change for Penny Sunday.
We wished Mr. and Mrs. William Baldwin a happy 53rd anniversary on the 20th of this month since they will be out of town on that date.
Larry and Jane Pool sang “In The Garden” as our special music.
Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from Ephesians 3:14-20 and Zephaniah 3:17. When we have nothing left but our faith, it is then we will find that faith is sufficient. God rejoices over us. How sweet it is when we come to worship Him of our own free will. He gives us the riches of his glory.
Our Associate Pastor Kevin Sandmann gave the benediction.
At GABC we start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee, and breakfast followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and the Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. Evening Worship begins at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.
Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall our Grief Support Group meets.
Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. we have Prayer Meeting and Youth Get-together in the Fellowship Hall.
You will find a warm welcome at grand Ave. Baptist.
Harvey Street Baptist Church
Our deepest desire is to bring glory to our Lord Jesus Christ as a collective Church body, and we would like to invite you and yours to come and Worship alongside us here at HSBC, where you will find a place of love, growth and service.
Sunday School-Bible Study & Fellowship at 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Corporate Worship at 11 a.m.
Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Children ages 3-7 have a great time learning God’s word during this time.
Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 p.m.
Men and Women’s Bible Study Monday Nights at 6:30 p.m. Come join us as we study the book of Revelation.
This Monday Night we will be starting with chapter 11 verse 15. We will be discussing the following: The Seventh Trumpet Brings the Third Terror
Sunday Night Bible Study
“The Book Of Habakkuk-A Burdened Prophet”
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) at 6 p.m.
Corporate Adult Praise & Prayer @ 6 PM (Study In The Psalms)
Sunday Nights (6-7 p.m.)
Nursery--(Babies-2 years old)
“Look At Me” Bible Study--(3 year old-K)
Scripture Memory--(1-3 Grade)
Scripture Memory--(4-6 Grade)
Nursery--(Babies-2 Years Old) (5 p.m.)
“Mission Friends”--(3 Years Old-K) (5 p.m.)
Girls in Action--(Grades 1-6) (5 p.m.)
Royal Ambasaddors--(Grades 1-6) (5 p.m.)
Children’s Choir--(3 years old-6 Grade) (6:15 p.m.)
This Friday Night June 8 we will have a Bible study for any ladies starting at 6-8 from the book of The Resolution For Women. Snacks will be provided and we will be playing games. Nursery will be provided.
Men’s Breakfast will be this Saturday June 9 at 8 a.m. We will be having breakfast then we will be in a
Bible Study from the book The Resolution For Men.
Vacation Bible School (June 24-27) Come Join Us For God’s Amazing Wonders! (3 years old-6 Grade)
Need a ride to church?
Need a ride to one of our services? Call us at 665 2504 and leave a message.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Mt. Pleasant’s new pastor, Chuck Williams, is not only preaching fine sermons from the New Testament about how to be an effective, unified church; he is inspiring the church to try some new ideas. One example is renting a Bouncy House for our upcoming Family Fun Day. Sally Teel has organized an event for families on Saturday, June 9, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and balloons. Games with prizes and crafts will be part of the program. Parents with children of all ages are welcome Parents are asked to stay with their children as no nursery will be provided for this event.
The Church wishes a Happy Birthday to Jack Foster on June 4. Happy Anniversary to Jeff and Cheryl Spruell and Chuck and Kay Williams on June 6. Happy Anniversary to Tim and Pam Boaz on June 15.
Weekly events at Mt. Pleasant are Sunday Morning Bible Study at 10 a.m. followed by the Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m. On Wednesday evenings, Bible Studies for youth and adults begin at 6:30 P.M. As always at Mt. Pleasant, visitors are welcomed to all of these events.
The Church is located in the Mountain Springs Community at 14777 S FM 372. For more information, call 940-637-2371, or visit the website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will come and join us in making good things happen at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
New Life Bible Church
“Welcome to the Real World”
Speaking from Philippians 4:1-9, Pastor Andy Anderson requested the fellowship to think about what they consider their “real world.” In this scripture, Paul is urging two of the ladies of the church to get along. “He is not just pleading with them to ‘get along’” explained the pastor, “but to focus on the Lord. Everything else should be so small in our lives that it doesn’t really matter.”
Pastor Andy went on to impress upon the group that we as Christians must not put on that “smiley face” – that “mask” – as we head out the door to church, but instead we must trust our fellow believers enough to be transparent with them. We all have struggles, but we must be honest with each other, not afraid of being judged. “Sometimes it takes a congregation – a fellowship – to help someone heal…coming alongside them. The fellowship must be involved in our lives. We have one thing in common – our faith in Jesus Christ. This is what brings us to be a light to each other.” commented the pastor. “These ladies weren’t bad people (because they were arguing). They were focusing on the world, and had forgotten to keep their focus on the Lord. They had forgotten that they were yokefellows, that they were joined because of Christ in them.”
Pastor Andy went on to say, “When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord, God gives us Himself, in the Holy Spirit. The Helper is the same One who will stay with us through eternity. As long as we are focused on Him, this is the ideal life. Why do we sometimes lose this ideal life? It’s because we focus on the world, not on Him. Serving Him is about being so much in love with the Lord, that our real world is Him. He is the real world – the ideal. We now live by faith in the Son of God. We don’t have to be a part of those things that are constantly tearing us up – the trials and struggles…Real life for you and me is the ideal life through the Holy Spirit. All we have to do is keep our attention on Him. There will be trials and struggles, but not because he hates us, but because He loves us. He is with us. Think of the 23rd Psalm. I can always rejoice in the Lord because He will never leave me or forsake me. Live a life that is so much in the Spirit that we don’t have to worry about things, because He is in us. Focus on Him. He is always with us.
“Do you know what truth is? Do you know the truth of Jesus Christ in your life? Do you think only of Christ as a symbol in your life, or do you have a relationship with Him? Sometimes we come into church and sit very quietly, thinking He won’t notice we have sin in our lives, then leave, saying, ‘I’ve been to church’, then take the mask off as we walk out the door. Church, pray for each other. Help each other in the Lord. If we do this, we will have this comfort of the Lord, we won’t be anxious, and we can trust! We are all sinners saved by grace. Where I may need an encouragement today, you may need encouragement tomorrow.”
Pastor Andy ended his teaching Sunday by quoting Galations 6:1-2, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” He then exhorted the church once again to be transparent with each other, allowing us to pray and petition for one another.
June 7 saw the women of New Life Bible beginning a new book study, which will be Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. It’s still not too late to get in on the study, led by Kim Wilson, based on the book, “Made to Crave”, which will teach how to turn your desires away from cravings and toward Christ. Women throughout the community are invited to join this study.
Tomorrow is a big church workday. Beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting all day, the fellowship will meet to take care of several projects needing attention, from landscaping on the outside to painting and trimming on the inside, and everything in between. Food will be provided, and it’s always a lot of fun working beside each other. Come enjoy the fellowship, and add to the “many hands” which will make “light work!”
Weekly Men’s Breakfast Coffee
The men of NLBC meet every Saturday from 7 to 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 growing fellowship.
The annual NLBC Vacation Bible School will be in the evenings of July 9-13. The theme this year is “The Fruit of the Spirit,” and will include “fruit pickers” and “The Hootenanny Band.” It will be a lot of fun, and the children will get real bible teaching.
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 fellowship is currently studying the book of Deuteronomy.
High School Youth
Youth leaders James and Alison Lewis meet with the high school youth in the outer building every Sunday morning at 9:30, for an invigorating bible study. The high school also meets on Wednesday evenings at the Lewis’ home, learning how to study their bibles. This is very important to everyone to learn, so they can build a foundation of knowledge about the Lord and their faith, growing their relationship with the Lord.
Junior High Youth
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. Wednesday evenings the junior high youth participates in the AWANA program.
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.
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 Gleaton at the church.
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, as well as Junior High students. AWANA is on hiatus for the summer, but will return when the school year resumes.
Nursing Home Ministry
New Life Bible is involved in a ministry to the people of one of the local nursing homes. The young people have “adopted” three of the residents who might not have friends or family to check in on them, and will be visiting them frequently. Please see the youth department director, Kimberly Wilson, for details on helping with this ministry.
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.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
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 N. Weaver St. in Gainesville. Our phone number if 665-5395.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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-9pm and First Fridays from 9:30am-12:00pm. 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 3:30pm.
Knights of Columbus
The mission of the Knights of Columbus, council 1167 is to help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement, to promote closer ties of fraternity among them, and to set up an elementary system of insurance so that the widows and children of members in the group who might die would not find themselves in dire financial straits. Membership is open to practical Catholic men 18 and older. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf 940-736-3137. VBS
St. Mary’s Vacation Bible School will be July 23 through July 227th. Mark your summer calendars now.
St. Mary’s Catholic School news
Open enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year is underway. As you consider the educational choices for your child, we invite you to take a tour of St. Mary’s Early Learning Center and Catholic School. Our Early Learning Center is an all day program for 3, 4, and 5 year old children. Click on www.smsmustangs.com, call us at 940-665-5395 or stop by the school for a tour or more information.
Friday, June 8
• Daily Mass (Chapel)
Saturday, June 9
• Mass Offered at Gainesville State School
• Confession Opportunity
• Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 10
• Sunday Masses at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
• 20th Anniversary Pot-Luck Reception for Sherri after 11 a.m. Mass
• Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.
Monday, June 11
• Daily Mass at 8:15am in the Chapel
Wednesday, June 13
• Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.
• KCs Meeting at the KC Hall
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church welcomes you to come and experience a community of Christians truly striving to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness at (Psalm 96.9). We are located in downtown Gainesville just east of the Cooke County Courthouse at 415 E. California St. Every Sunday we offer Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Come join us for coffee following each service and enjoy the fellowship with our members. We invite you to come listen to the message from our guest Rector, Fr. Alan Horton, this Sunday.
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 in the Parish Hall 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.
Upcoming carnival to help Abigail’s Arms
Join in the fun this June and enjoy some fellowship , bring some friends and enjoy some of the coming events this month including our booth at Abigal Arms Cooke County Carnival to be held June 23rd; a trip to a Ranger game on June 27 and Mass for Patronal Feast Day of June 29th. For more information call the Church Office at (940)665-4705, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.
Whaley United Methodist Church
This Sunday, June 10, is a very special time in the life of Whaley UMC. We will kick-off the celebration of our 125th anniversary. During our Celebration Worship at 10:30 a.m. we will have a historical moment featuring the origins of the church in 1887 and the fire which leveled the first building in 1913. The service will be followed by a covered-dish luncheon celebrating not only the anniversary, but also the return of our pastor Rev. Dr. Chuck Aaron for another year of ministry with us at Whaley UMC. Whaley's own musical ensemble, Remembrance, will provide the entertainment.
Pastor Chuck’s sermon this week is entitled “Whose Side is Jesus On?” and is based on Mark 3. In the scripture, Jesus’ own family accuses him of being out of his mind. The religious leaders of the time accuse him of being in cahoots with the demonic forces. Why would Jesus' healing ministry cause such a reaction? Is the church crazy to think we can make a difference in the world? Bring your family and join us this Sunday for Celebration Worship as we explore these questions. The service will feature Kid Time and excellent music.
9:15 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages
10:15 a.m. Fellowship/Coffee Time in Fellowship Hall
10:30 a.m. Celebration Worship in the Sanctuary
11:30 a.m. Covered-dish luncheon in Fellowship Hall
Operation Overboard Vacation Bible School at Whaley UMC will take place June 11-15 from 6-8 p.m. All children 4 years of age through fifth grade are invited to join us as we dive into the waters of God’s Word.
Whaley Youth will depart for a mission trip to Oklahoma City June 21-24. There they will work with special needs children, a homeless ministry, and the regional food pantry.
As a part of the 125th anniversary celebration there will be historical moments in each worship service throughout the summer and former Whaley ministers Rev. Dr. Keith Payne Boone (July 15) and Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby (August 12) will fill the Whaley pulpit once again. The celebration will culminate Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sun. Aug. 26. There will be an indoor picnic and old-fashioned Gospel Sing on Saturday and Celebration Worship led by Bishop Earl Bledsoe featuring a reunion choir on Sunday. The service will be followed by a meal in the Dome.
Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Dr. in Gainesville. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities, missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC. For information call (940) 665-5588.
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The Acolytes this Sunday morning were Jake Pollard and Austin Smith. Ushers for the month are Larry Wallace and Bill Magee.
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