Callisburg United Methodist Church
This Sunday was Mother’s Day and the church celebrated before church
by a Sunday morning breakfast in the fellowship hall. The men of the
church cooked the breakfast for the women.
Pastor John was away this Sunday and Kathy Brown, Pastor of the Sadler
United Methodist Church, filled in for him. The title of Pastor
Brown’s message was “The Holy Spirit: A Pre-Existing Condition.”
Heather Day had the Children’s Time this Sunday. The Scripture
reading was given by Norman Minor. Ushers for the month of May are
Matt Medford and Jerry McKenzie.
Church directory photos
Pictures for the church directory will be taken Friday and Saturday,
May 18-19 by appointment.
Sunday, May 20 is Senior Sunday in the Callisburg Gym at 2 p.m.
On May 27, Wayne and Ruth Ann Dodson will have a Fellowship Gathering
at their ranch north of Callisburg.
Vacation Bible School will be coming up in June.
Pastor John Gowling can be reached at the church by calling 665-1985
or (469) 387-8961.
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.
Stake Conference is this weekend and Elder Bruce D. Porter, First
Quorum of the Seventy, will preside at this conference. Saturday
sessions will be held at the Stake Center and the Sunday session will
be broadcast to the Gainesville Ward building. The Saturday Priesthood
Leadership Meeting is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the Adult Session is
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Sunday General Session is from 10 a.m. to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Christian Science Society
On Sunday, May 20, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Soul and
Body” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative
passages from “Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures” 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
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 John 17: 11b-19. 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 life of David. 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. 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
In Faith’s church family, Jake Sundbye will celebrate his birthday
this week. We ask special blessings on him.
All Faith Youth Outing
On Sunday, May 20, an All Faith Youth Outing is planned from 4-8 p.m.
This will be a fun-filled afternoon of bowling, lazer tag, glow in the
dark putt-putt golf, and video games, followed by pizza and drinks.
On Monday, May 21, Sally Haynie will host a Bible study in her home at
1821 Arkansas Dr. at noon. The group will continue the study,
“Discover Your Own Gifts of the Spirit, Fruit of the Spirit, and
Natural Talents.” For details call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.
Ladies Bible study
On Wednesday, May 23 , the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30
a.m. to continue a study of the book of Romans. The Faith choir will
meet at 5:30 p.m.
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 which help
the needy. 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,
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: “With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19: 26)
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
The youth and children of FCC will be leading us in worship this
Sunday. They will preach, serve Communion, pray, and lead our
singing. What a wonderful way to worship God as the next generation
shares the faith in their unique and exciting way.
Sunday is also graduation Sunday where we honor our high school
graduates. A part of this celebration is a fellowship dinner after
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,
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 and leave a
message or email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at
Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School is in the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.
Sunday Services are at 10:30 a.m.
Linda Seal’s sermon title is: “Unpredictability.”
Pat and Katie Price were the greeters and Corie Autry was the Pulpit
Assistant; the flower donation was from the Congregational Care
Committee in memory and in honor of Mothers.
Angel Box Project group meets at 2 p.m.
The Men’s Breakfast group is at 7 a.m.
“Parables…” group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Ansley’s.
NCTC chorale rehearsal is at 7 p.m.
Town & Country Circle meets at 1:30 p.m.
Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. with Barbara Brady, director of music/organist.
All Newsletter articles are due into the church office by noon.
VISTO requests 6 ounce tuna and 12 ounce elbow macaroni noodles . 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 five 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, May 20, for worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. as we
celebrate our Sr. High School Graduates during the 10:45 a.m. service
of Worship. Each graduate will receive a Bible given by our United
Methodist Women’s Unit. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled “Jesus’
Prayer for Us” and it is based on John 17:6-19.
Mother’s Day service
We celebrated Mother’s Day with wonderful crowds in both morning
services. The Sonshine Choir sang “You Are the Hands,” a song
dedicated to their mothers, many of whom were sitting in the front row
to listen. We lit 75 candles on the altar to honor and remember
mothers, grandmothers, and other special women in our lives.
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. We are looking for volunteers to prepare scenery
at this time. If you are able to volunteer time please call the church
office at 665-3926 9-4 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
The Learning Tree Preschool has openings for both 3 and 4 year olds
for the 2012-13 school term. Your child or grandchild must be 3 or 4
years of age by September 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. 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
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 Sunday’s 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.
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. You can follow us on
Facebook. Look for “First United Methodist Church of Gainesville,
Gainesville Bible Church
We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at Gainesville Bible
Church. Our interim Pastor, Chuck Ballard (President: African
Pastoral Training Ministries), will bring this week’s message “The
Source of Conflict Among God’s People” from James 4:1-12.
9 a.m. Prayers for the Church
9:30 a.m. Bible Study Classes
Women’s Class – “The Book of Genesis”
Men’s Class – “The Book of Matthew”
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service.
9 a.m. Pot of Coffee - Men’s fellowship & service (at church)
Gainesville Bible Church is located east of downtown on 601 North
Radio Hill Road (FM-3092). Follow California east to Radio Hill Road.
Turn left onto N. Radio Hill Rd. We are located one block on the left
right beside Memories 1580 (KGAF) radio station and the city water
tower. Our office number is (940) 668-2781. Our web address is