Gainesville Daily Register

March 15, 2013

Church News 3-15


Callisburg United Methodist Church

Our church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street in Callisburg, Texas.  Our community is a very small community but our church is very big on love, and we invite you to come and share in that love each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for Sunday school and 11 a.m. for church services.  Pastor Kathy Brown is our Pastor and she welcomes you to our church and wants to share the love of Jesus Christ with you.

Ushers for the month of March are Dale Hassell and Bob Henderson.  This last Sunday morning Brayden Medford was the Acolyte. After a song, Pastor Brown led the congregation in the Call to Worship and then a Prayer. Then the Affirmation of Faith was repeated by the congregation. Macie Clugston had the Children’s Time. Prayers were offered by the congregation.

Pastor Brown read Mark 1:9-15 and 24b from the New Testament.  Her sermon this morning was titled “A Time of Doubt”.  The congregation was then dismissed.

Calendar:

Saturday, March 23 – Church Workday beginning at 8 a.m. (Cleanup time at the Church)

Sunday, March 24 — Palm Sunday

Friday, March 29 — Good Friday

Saturday, March 30 — Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m at the Callisburg Park. (Bring eggs from 12:30 to 1 p.m. to the church)

Sunday, March 31 — Easter Sunday Service



Calvary Baptist

 Neighborhood Canvassing

On March 23 and also March 30 CBC members will be meeting at noon for a sack lunch and then a visitation of members, visitors and to canvass our neighborhood in an effort to follow the New Testament teaching of our Lord to "Go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see." Matthew 22:9.

Upcoming Changes At CBC

Beginning Easter Sunday, March 31 Calvary Baptist will begin having two different morning worship services.  The first one, a Traditional Service, will begin at 9 a.m.  This service will feature the "old hymns" of the church and Dr. Robert E. Sutton will be bringing messages in a more conservative format.  The second service will begin at 11 a.m..  In this service you experience a more casual atmosphere with contemporary music and instruments.  Bible study for all ages will be at 10 a.m. There will be a Children's Church during both worship services and also childcare will be provided for children three years of age and younger. Come join us for either or both of the services and see what you think. You will feel loved.

People from all walks of life are invited to join us at CBC each Sunday as we worship our Lord. You will be blessed by the preaching ministry of Dr. Robert E. Sutton.

Opportunities For Service

Sunday

9:45 a.m. Bible study

11 a.m. Morning Worship

11 am Kids Church

5 p.m. Adult Choir Practice

6 p.m. Evening Worship

6 p.m. Kingdom Kids Class

Wednesday

Prayer Meeting 6 p.m.

Children & Youth programs

Friday

Men's Prayer Meeting 9 a.m.

Calvary Baptist is located at 900 S Wine Street.



Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to attend worship service on Sunday morning. The Easter Choral Service will begin at 10:15 a.m. The choir, along with guest musicians from UNT, will present “Canticle of the Cross” by Joseph M. Martin. Inspired by Celtic music traditions, this work presents Christ’s journey to the cross. A thoughtful narration read by Jack Grassman weaves the movements of the work together with Scripture, prayer, and poetry, while delivering a reflective message of hope and assurance. Sunday School for the children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. 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, Barry Wolzenwill celebrate his birthday this week. We ask special blessings on him.

On Monday, March 18, Sally Haynie will host a Ladies’ Bible Study at noon at her home, 1821 Arkansas. The group is studying “The Power of the Praying Woman” The study teaches God’s plan for your life and draws you closer to the Lord. For further information or directions, call Sally at (940) 580-3116.

On Wednesday, March 20

9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study group will meet to continue their study of the book of Corinthians.

5:15 p.m. Faith Choir practice

6 p.m. Women’s Bible Study “Pew Sisters” led by Julie Steelman

6 p.m. Youth Night

7 p.m. Lenten Service The sermon this week is “The Right Way to Pray” based on the book of Luke 11: 1-4

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 is from 1 Corinthians 15:21: “I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.”



First Baptist Church of Gainesville

First Annual North Texas Beast Feast

Plans are underway for our first annual North Texas Beast Feast on Monday, April 29 in the evening at the Gainesville Civic Center. This is an opportunity for all men and boys who love hunting and fishing to get together for exhibits, booths, drawings and games. There will be a meal and entertainment. Dr. Paige Patterson, an avid hunter and sportsman will be the guest speaker. Tickets will be going on sale shortly, so begin making your plans now to attend this one of a kind event. More information will follow.

Golf tourney

Our Annual Golf Tournament is coming up in a couple of months, so start making your plans now to get a group together and have a full day of fun. Prizes and lunch make for a complete day of golfing. Put May 18 on your calendar now.

Wednesday Night Suppers

We will begin having our regular Wednesday night suppers on Wednesday, March 27 in the Fellowship Hall. Come join us as we meet together for a meal, Bible study and enjoy the many Wednesday night activities available for you and your family. You may call the church office to get your name on the list and for more information at 665-4347.

Financial Peace University

We will begin the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University on Wednesday nights, March 27 at 6 p.m. This is a nine-week course. Space is limited, so you need to call the office and sign up now. Cost will be approximately $90 per couple. This includes your workbooks and other materials.

Maundy-Thursday Service

We will be having a Maunday-Thursday Service on March 28 at 7 p.m. here at First Baptist Church. Join us for an intimate time of introspection and worship including the Lord's Supper.



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:fpcgaines@sbcglobal.net or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.

Sunday

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.

St. Patrick’s Day luncheon after services.

Monday

Angel Box project group meets at 2 p.m.

Tuesday

Session meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Lenten lunch is at noon at First Christian Church.

All Newsletter articles are due at noon.

Choir practice is at 7 p.m.

Thursday

Reflections Circle meets at 7 p.m.

VISTO

VISTO requests 25 oz. can of Spaghetti Sauce, 12 oz. Spaghetti Noodles & 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, March 17, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m.in our Fellowship Center. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon this week is titled, “God makes a Way” from Isaiah 43:16-21 The message explores how God can make a way even when there seems no way out.

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!

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is scheduled for Tuesdays, beginning, March 19 at 6 p.m. in room 113A. Brent Walker will be the class facilitator.  The first class session is free, and there are 9 sessions total. Class kits are on hand in the church office. For more information about this program, please contact Greta Cuellar at 665-3926. The community is invited to be a part of this program.

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.

GriefShare has begun a new 13-week series of weekly grief recovery classes meeting on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. through April 2, 2013.  Jo Brannan is leading this series. Contact the church office for more information.

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. Check out the selection of Prom Dresses available. 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 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second Time Around is located at 105 S. Denton Street and welcomes donations and shoppers.

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, www.fumcgainesville.com.



Gainesville Bible Church

Under the old administration, God governed mankind through a specific set of laws or commands. Under His new administration of Grace – afforded by Jesus – He prescribed a new law. This new law not only superseded but fulfilled the older law of commandments. Jesus explained that this new law was not really new at all but lay at the very heart of all of God’s previous commands. Isn’t it amazing how, looking back, we find that fulfilling the law of Love actually satisfies all of the old commands of God?

At Gainesville Bible Church, we invite you come join us as we endeavor to learn more about God’s perfect law of love and grow in our outworking of that biblical model of love.

Pastor Mark                                                                   

Sunday’s Message: “Keeping the Faith” — I John 2:18-29

Gainesville Bible Church is at 601 N. Radio Hill Rd. in Gainesville.

Our phone number is 668-2781.

Website: www.gainesvillebiblechurch.com

Email: info@gainesvillebiblechurch.com

Meeting times:

Sunday:

• 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School

• 10:30 a.m. — Worship

• 7 p.m. — Bible Study

Wednesday:

7 p.m. — Bible & Prayer

Gainesville Bible Church

“Putting the Bible back in church”



Grand Avenue Baptist Church

Welcome to GABC.  We are located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave.  There is no parking on North Grand Ave. so we have a paved, off-street parking lot and entrance doors on the east side, on Clements Street.

We start Sunday morning in the Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and the Morning Worship in the auditorium at 10:40 a.m. Our Nursery for little children opens at 10:40 a.m.  The older children have their own Children’s Church after the offering time.  Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

Our Grief Support Class meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Fellowship Hall.

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

For early risers we have coffee, breakfast and Bible Study at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday in Fellowship Hall.

Check out our website.  Go to Google and type in www.gabctx.org.

We will have a Singing Sunday the 31 at 6 p.m.  It will be Easter Sunday and what better time to gather to praise our Risen Savior in song?

Our Prophesy Conference is scheduled for April 14-17. More details to follow.

Choice Stephens and Rick Collett took up the offering as Suzanne Carpenter played  “The Old Rugged Cross”  on the grand piano.  Then Suzanne accompanied Rick Collett as he sang “Amazing Grace.”

We wished Rick’s father a happy birthday and also happy anniversary to Emma and Hannah Green’s grandparents.

Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from James 4:13-17.  When is ‘someday’?  Don’t boast about tomorrow.  Today is all we have.

Marcia Porter gave the benediction.



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.

Weekly Services

Sunday School-Bible Study & Fellowship-9:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning Corporate Worship at 11 a.m.--Sundays Sermon-"What The Cross Meant To Satan"

Children’s Church at 11 a.m.-Children ages 3-7 have a great time learning Gods word.

Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 p.m.-Verse By Verse Study Of the Gospel of Mark

"Kingdom Kids"---Scripture Memory/Children's Choir-Ages 3-6 Grade at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Nights

Mission Friends-Ages 3-5 at 5 p.m.

RA's (Royal Ambassadors)-Grades 1-6 at 5 p.m.

GA's (Girls In Action) Grades 1-6 at 5 p.m.

Corporate Mid-Week Worship at 6 p.m.--Study In The Psalms/Corporate Prayer

Nursery provided Starting at 6 p.m. (Infants-3 years old)

We are seeking a bi-vocational Director of Children & Youth, please contact us for further information

Need a ride to one of our services?

Call us at 665 2504 and leave a message.

Check us out online: www.harveystreetbc.org.



New Life Bible Church

Whoever Does God’s Will…“Semper Fidelis” ("Always Faithful")

“Proverbs 18:24 says, ‘A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother,’ began Pastor Andy Anderson in his recent sermon.

Even family will pull us away from Christ. But when we have a relationship with Him, He will not pull us away from them – rather He will show us how to have a relationship with them. If we elevate gene pool (putting family on a level higher than Christ), where are we putting Him? It’s not about blood, it’s about Spirit. If we have this relationship with the Spirit, He won’t make our lives here with our family less, but He will put it into perspective. Jesus wants us to love our family, but He will show us how to love them when we come to the place where we love Him more.”

Couples’ Study

The couples study led by Pastor Andy in his home continues the first and third Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The study is also held the alternate Sundays for those who might not be able to make it the first and third Sundays.

Women’s Ministry

The NLBC women have wrapped up their current book study. For the remainder of March and April, the Tuesday morning study will be suspended and the Thursday evening study will continue to meet from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., learning how to study and meditate on the bible. These meetings will be led by Gayla Wardlow. Suggestions for the next book study, to begin in June,  are being accepted by Donna Anderson.

The women will meet for a breakfast fellowship on Saturday morning, March 23. Please see next week’s church news for details.

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 meeting.

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 class is currently studying the book of Judges.

AWANA

NLBC believes in preparing the young people for battle as they go out into the world. The AWANA program is on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., and includes children who turned three by September 1st,  through high school aged.

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 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.

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.

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 at 3901 E. Broadway (about a half mile from Radio Hill Road on FM 678 just before the GainesvilleStateSchool).

You may contact us via e-mail at newlifebiblechurch@suddenlinkmail.com or find us on the web at www.newlifebible.com.



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

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

This Sunday we will have our Visto Luncheon following the 10:30 services and following the luncheon the Vestry Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting.

Services

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

9 a.m. Choir Practice

9:30 Adult Sunday School

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.

Lenten Schedule: Mondays: 9:30a.m.-Morning Prayer

Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m.-Morning Prayer

Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m.-Morning Prayer

6 p.m.-Rosary

6:30 p.m.-Stations of the Cross

7 p.m.-Soup & Salad followed by presentation

Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - MP & Mass followed by Book Study

Fridays: 9:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer

4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. -Confession Hours

Sundays: regular schedule

Wednesday Presentation speakers: Week 1 - Fr. Jon Jenkins - Early Covenants

Week 2 - Fr. Scott Wooten - Abrahamic Covenant

Week 3 - Fr. Martin Yost - Mosiac Covenant

Week 4 - Fr. David Klein - Davidic Covenant

Week 5 - Fr. Bill Crary - New Covenant

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 stpaulgtx@att.net, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.



Vilott Baptist Church News

Spring is often a time of new beginnings. The weather is nice, the flowers are blooming, and everyone is coming out of the house to enjoy it all. We have this promise from God. As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease Gen 8:22 (HCSB)

And Easter is on the way, the time when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Mary Ann Foster, our Children's Minister, is already making plans for the community Easter Egg Hunt on March 23. That is always a wonderful celebration for children and adults alike. There will be all sorts of activities, and we love to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. 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.

Sunrise Service Easter Sunday Morning is open to all. If your church does not have a sunrise service, you are welcome to join us and then attend your church. There is something majestic about starting the day with the Son.

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 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 940-665-1529. Vilott Baptist Church is located on FM 678 right in the curve northeast of Callisburg.



Westminster Presbyterian Church

All visitors and residents of Gainesville are cordially invited to worship the Lord Jesus at Westminster Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) each Sunday and Wednesday. WPC is a Conservative Evangelical Protestant Reformed church. Our worship service is very traditional using the ACTS form of worship: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Dress is always casual.

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. and our Worship Service is in the main sanctuary at 10:45 a.m. The Sunday Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.m. Both meet in the Fellowship Hall. Choir rehearsals are held Sundays at 4 p.m. There will be no Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study this month. Priscilla Circle for women will meet in Mid-April. Both meet in Grace Fellowship Hall.

This Sunday, March 17, Pastor Darrell McIntyre’s sermon will be “Extent of the Atonement” based on John 10:1-18.

The Choir will sing “In The Garden” by Helen Mark Hayes. There will be a time of fellowship in Grace Hall before church.

The choir has begun rehearsing its Easter cantata. Please come sing with us. The choir rehearses at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon in Grace Hall. Our organist and choir director is Peggy O’Neill and our song leader is Danny Lovelace.

Our e-mail is wpc@ntin.net; WEB page http;//www.wpcgtx.org and our church phone is 940-665-5164. Westminster Church is located at 315 E. Scott Street, on the corner of Scott and Denton Streets. There is a large parking lot behind the church.



Whaley United Methodist Church

What do we do when what we always have believed comes into conflict with what we experience in life?  The author of Psalm 73 left us a refreshingly honest account of his struggle with some physical illness.  That illness challenged his belief in the goodness and fairness of God.  He felt the gamut of emotions: anger, jealousy, despair.  He eventually finds his answer when he learns to trust God.  Join us this Sunday for "What Has God Done for Me Lately?"  As always our service will include excellent music...old and new.  The choir will sing the beautiful Lenten anthem "Behold the Shepherd."  "Kid Time" will be led by Susan Beall.

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.S. in the Dome

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

Adult Bible Studies

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall Adult Bible Study with Pastor Chuck

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

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

Holy Week Activities

Palm Sunday, March 24, the Whaley United Methodist Women will hold their annual Spring Bake Sale from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Proceeds will benefit Abigail's Arms.  Come by and get a head start on your Easter baking.  The traditional Children's Palm Processional will be a highlight of the Celebration Worship service that morning.

Whaley UMC will observe Maundy Thursday, March 28, with a worship service at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Participants are asked to bring new footwear...shoes, socks, etc. to be donated to V.I.S.T.O. as a "waterless footwashing."

The Good Friday worship service at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Sanctuary will feature the Whaley UMC Chancel Choir.

All area children are urged to join in the fun (rain or shine) of Bunnypalooza on the Whaley UMC grounds from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 30.  There will be arts and crafts, bounce houses, egg hunts with prizes, coloring contests, pictures with the Easter Bunny, bingo, and much, much more.

    Easter Sunday, March 31, will begin with the annual Whaley UMC Easter Brunch at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Celebration Worship will follow in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.

Welcome

Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville.  Spring officially begins next Wednesday.  All are invited to come by and enjoy the delightful Spring weather and get some fresh air and exercise on the half-mile Prayer Path that surrounds the Whaley campus.  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.