Callisburg United Methodist Church
You are invited to begin the New Year by attending the Callisburg United Methodist Church where the love of God, through His people, welcomes you. Sunday school begins at 10:00 a.m. and the church services begin at 11 a.m. Our church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street in Callisburg. That’s a block behind Callisburg’s new Fire Station.
At the December 30th Sunday morning service, after songs and the Prayer of Invocation, the congregation said the Affirmation of Faith. The Acolytes were Preslee and Kirbee Webb and Dale Hassell had the Children’s Time.
The Scripture reading was from the New Testament: Matthew 2:13-23.
Pastor Brown’s sermon was titled “An Unlikely Christmas Card”.
The congregation was dismissed with our Pastor, Kathy Brown, dismissing us with a blessing.
Confirmation classes will begin again Sunday, Jan. 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Also KFC will start back on Jan. 16 after school.
Pastor Kathy Brown can be reached at the church at 940-665-1985 or cell phone 1-940-300-1278.
First Presbyterian Church
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. with Ordination & Installation of Elders.
Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.
The sermon title is “The Secret.”
Christian Education & Outreach Committee meetings are at 11:45 a.m.
Congregational Care Committee meeting is at 10 a.m.
Lion’s Club board meets at 5 p.m.
“Parables” group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Ansley’s.
Stewardship & Worship & Music Committees meet at 6 p.m.
Choir practice is at 7 p.m.
All committee reports are due by noon.
Session retreat is from 9 a.m. to noon; Session meeting is at 1 p.m.
Prayer Quilt Ministry meets at 10 a.m.
VISTO requests dry pinto beans & rice. All donations are accepted.
Gainesville Bible Church
A new year! 2013 promises to provide new opportunities to worship, serve and grow in the Lord. This Sunday, as we prepare for the coming year – looking ahead – pastor Mark will be presenting a message that recaps our study in the book of Ephesians and examines the practical implications of that Truth for the church. Come join us this Sunday as we discover together God’s plan and purpose for the church.
Gainesville Bible Church “Learning to live the Word”
Our meeting times are:
• 9:30am Sunday School
• 10:30am Worship Service
• 7 pm Bible Study
• 7 pm Prayer Mtg.
Gainesville Bible Church “Putting the Bible back in Church” is at 601 N. Radio Hill Rd. in Gainesville. Our phone number is 668-2781.
Who we are
Gainesville Bible Church is a non-denominational body of compassionate believers. We at GBC endeavor to know, worship and serve the God of scripture.
Gainesville Bible Church is located east of downtown on 601 North Radio Hill Road (FM-3092) beside Memories 1580 (KGAF) radio station and the city water tower. Our office number is (940) 668-2781. You may contact us by email at email@example.com.
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. Sunday School for 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. After the worship service, the First Sunday Meal consisting of potluck dishes will be shared.
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, Dolores Lippe and Deadre Wolzen will celebrate their birthdays this week. We ask special blessings on them.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, there will be an elders’ meeting at 5 p.m. and a Men’s Club meeting at 6 p.m. The Ladies’ Quilting/Sewing Group will also meet at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of 1 Corinthians.
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 John 15: 12: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
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, January 6, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled, “Your Light Has Come,” based on Isaiah 60:1-6. We will observe Epiphany, the traditional date for the visit of the Magi, and celebrate Holy Communion.
The Children on Wednesday program will resume on Wednesday, January 9. For any questions regarding this program please contact the church office at 665-3926.
GriefShare will begin a new series of weekly classes starting on Tuesday, January 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact the church office for more information.
The Sarah Circle will be meeting on Tuesday, January 8, at the home of Robyn Hedrick. We will gather at the church for those wishing to vanpool at 5:45 p.m. A light meal will be served and a brief meeting held. The program for the evening will be presented by Abigail’s Arms. If childcare is needed please contact the church office. All women are invited to attend this event.
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 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Snack supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, Jan. 6, there will be a meeting for those interested in going on the Sr. High Mission trip (Youth completing 8th – 12th grades). The meeting is at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Center. A meeting to discuss the spring calendar will follow the Mission Trip meeting. The next Youth meeting will be held on Wedesday, January 9 at 4 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.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
Welcome to Grand Ave. Baptist Church, located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. You will find paved, off-street parking and entrance doors on the east side, on Clements Street.
We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast in the Fellowship Hall followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. Our Nursery also opens at 10:40 a.m. We have Children’s Church during the preaching in the Morning Worship. Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.
Our Grief Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
We will be starting a year long Bible Study that is a bit different. We will be using a Bible without chapter and verse, told in story form. This Bible Study will meet on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Our Youth Get-together is also at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall. This is Penny Sunday so please remember to bring your change to put in the little red wagon as it passes during offering time.
Our church office is open from noon until 4 p.m. week days. Please call 665 2951 for prayer requests or more information.
ABBA has opened their doors to anyone 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.
Mt Pleasant Baptist Church
Mt Pleasant Baptist Church wishes all a Happy and Blessed New Year. God has blessed us in so many ways this past year and we look forward to what He has in store for us this year.
Pastor Charles Williams sermon was appropriate for New Year's. The sermon was taken from Psalms 118 known as one of the Hallel (our word hallelujah comes from this), the Egyptian Hallel. The key was verse 24, “ This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Our Youth Impact met New Year's Day Blow Up from 7-10 pm Jan. 1st at the Sparkman's house. Dave and Jen Gilmer are over the youth and their activities. We are looking for growth of the youth group in 2013.
Time & Place
Mt Pleasant Baptist Church is looking forward to 2013 as we pray for growth spiritually and growth-wise. We are excited to watch and see what God has in store for our church and community.
If you would like to visit our country church, we welcome you and hope you can attend some, if not all, of the following services:
Sunday School Class-10 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service-11a.m.
Wednesday Bible Service- 6:30 p.m.
Youth meets Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Our address is 14777 S. FM 372, Valley View, Texas 76262. We are in the Mt Springs Community. If you would like to contact us please call 940-637-2371. Our website is www.mtpleasantbaptistchurchonline.net .
Mt Pleasant Baptist Church motto is: Loving God, Loving People, and Spreading God's Word to the World.
New Life Bible Church
What If The Lord Called on You Today?
Pastor Andy Anderson commenced teaching through the gospel of Mark with a background of who Mark was. He also explained that John Mark is writing to 1st century Roman Christians, and to us. He didn’t start with the birth of Christ, he started with the ministry of Christ. Even though he doesn’t write about the first miracle of turning water into wine, he writes than any other writer of more miracles performed by Jesus. God’s voice had remained silent for 400 years before Christ came. Isaiah 40 had promised that Christ the King’s coming would be heralded by a voice crying in the wilderness. This voice, as written about by Mark, was John the Baptist who had received the Holy Spirit while still in Elizabeth’s womb. After 400 years, people had a lot to repent for, having come to rely on themselves instead of God.
The pastor exhorted, “Start out the New Year by saying to Christ, ‘I am going to trust You more, because I need You more. I need You more because of the life I am leading.’ Scripture is given to us not to read once, but to learn to lean on Christ more. We are the present-day messengers. We are the present-day John the Baptists. We are the present-day lights to the world.” He continued, “We must start out the day walking not as we want to, but as Jesus wants us to. Our walk should be as the One we know who lives inside us. We must seek the will of Him who is in us.”
Andy ended his sermon with a quote by well-known apologist Ravi Zacharias, “Faith is confidence in the person of Jesus Christ and in His power, so that even when His power does not serve my end, my confidence in Him remains because of Who He is.”
First Sunday Pot Luck
This Sunday marks the first pot luck of the year, held right after church. Everyone is invited to stay following services to enjoy the food and fellowship provided by this informal time.
Plans are underway for a couples’ retreat January 25 and 26 at Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat near Gainesville. The theme is “Love and Respect”, based on the study by Emerson Eggerich. Area couples are invited to participate. Please email the church or talk to Mike Pulec for more information. There is no fee for those who do not plan to stay at the Ranch. There are scholarships available. Don’t let money stand in the way of attending this retreat, which could strengthen, or even save, your marriage.
The women are in the early stages a new 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.
Women throughout the community are invited to join the NLBC women in our book studies. A young lady in our church has volunteered to provide childcare in the church nursery during the morning study. The study will resume Tuesday January 8 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Thursday evening, January 10, from 7-9 p.m.
The “Secret Sister” group will hold their “reveal” for the past year on Sunday, January 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church. Refreshments will be provided. All ladies of the church and community are invited to attend.
Anyone wanting to participate in this program this coming year is invited to speak to Carol Grant about it. The program is designed so that each lady will know they have someone praying for them through the year, providing encouraging cards and notes, and trinkets as they can.
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 class is currently studying the book of Judges.
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 8:00 p.m., and includes children who turned three by September 1st, as well as Junior High students.
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 also meets on Wednesday evenings at the church, 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.
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. This is an opportunity to lift our church and our leadership up in prayer, as well as others who come to mind.
Sunday school for all ages, toddlers through adults, begins immediately after the prayer time.
A nursery is offered throughout Sunday morning, and during the church service. Children’s Church is also offered for the children toddler-aged through pre-school.
Praise and Worship
Steven Dulock and the praise team use their God-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.
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.
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.
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 Life Bible Church is located at 3901 E. Broadway (about a half mile from Radio Hill Road on FM 678 just before the Gainesville State School). You may contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Fr.Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC, Rector
8 a.m. Sunday - Said Mass (Rite 1)
9 a.m. Choir Practice
9:30 Adult Sunday School
10:30 Eucharist (Rite 1:Choral
Beginning Sunday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. we will be offering a "Seekers Service" for anyone currently not affliated with a home church and interested in learning more about the Bible, God and enjoying some interesting conversations and fellowship.
Wednesday Evening Rosary 6:00 p.m. Mass 6:30 p.m. Book Study and fellowship.
Thursday mornings 9:30 Mass and Book Study.
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 (940)665-4705, e-mail us at email@example.com, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.
Vilott Baptist Church News
The new year is off to a wonderful beginning, and we are back to our regularly scheduled activities:
Sunday morning breakfast – 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School – 10 a.m.
Worship service – 11 a.m.
Sunday evening service – 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening – family meal at 6, small groups at 7 p.m.
Thursday morning Bible study at 10 a.m. followed by a meal
This Saturday is our Men's Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. The monthly jam session begins at 10 a.m., and everyone is invited.
Rick Isham is a wonderful preacher and a great pastor. If you need his guidance or help in any way, please call 665-1629, and he will help in anyway he can.
Whaley United Methodist Church
For the month of January our theme at Whaley UMC will be "New Beginnings." We will look at the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, which record the struggles to rebuild after devastation. In Ezra 3:10-13 we read of the reaction to the completed temple.
Some shouted for joy and some cried. What choices for faith do we have? Join us this Sunday for "Praising to Keep from Crying." The service will feature excellent music. Soloist Jane Weaver will sing "Song of the Wise Men" and Anna Beall will lead "Kid Time."
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
5:00 p.m. Youth Snack Supper, activities, and Bible Study will resume January 13th in the Dome
Adult Bible Studies
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall Bible Study led by Pastor Chuck
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study" in the Christian Thinkers Classroom led by Anna Jo Sears.
The Whaley UMC Chancel Choir under the direction of Susan Beall rehearses each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Choir Room.
Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville. 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. Join us in 2013!