Callisburg United Methodist Church
The love of God is demonstrated in the Callisburg United Methodist Church and you are invited to come. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. for all ages, and church services begin at 11 a.m. each Sunday morning. Come and worship with us.
This Sunday morning service was opened with singing. The Acolytes, which were Abigail Pollard and Kirbee Webb, lit the candles. There was prayer and the Affirmation of Faith was declared by the congregation.
Then children’s time was given by Polly Williams and she read scriptures out of Matthew about Jesus as a small boy. The whole church prayed for the needs of many.
Pastor Kathy Brown’s sermon for the congregation was titled “The Winter of the Heart.”
This Sunday was Communion Sunday and the congregation was served by Brand and Doneé Webb along with the Pastor.
Ushers for the month of January are Larry Wallace and Dean West.
Calendar: Confirmation classes will be starting back on January 13th from 4 to 6 p.m.
KFC begins again on Jan. 16
Pastor Kathy Brown can be reached at the church at 665-1985 or cell 1-940-300-1278.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to join our worship service on Sunday morning. The traditional worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. The sermon will be based on the Gospel of Luke 3: 15-22. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. John Morris will be leading the Adult Bible Class in a study of the Minor Prophets. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided.
Would you or a family member like to attend church or Sunday School, but you don’t have transportation? Do you know someone who would like a ride to church? We can help. It’s simple; just call the church at 668-7147 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, Jacob Strickland will celebrate his birthday this week. Stan and Carol Holle will celebrate their wedding anniversary. We ask special blessings on all of them.
On Saturday, Jan. 12, ACT (Active Christians Together) will meet with Merle Shinpoch and Donna Maschmeier preparing a most delicious meal for the group. Members and guests will then participate in games and fellowship.
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of 1 Corinthians.
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 10:00 A,M. until 2:00 PM. 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 Ephesians 3:4: “In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ.”
First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
Welcome & Information
You are welcomed to visit or join the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville under the direction of the Rev. John Hare at 401 S Denton at Church St.
Call at 665-5153 if you have questions or information & leave a message or email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m.
Church services are at 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.
The sermon title is “Tips from the Tightrope.”
Fellowship Committee meeting is at 11:45 a.m.
Choir practice is at 7 p.m.
Reflections Circle meeting is at 7 p.m.
VISTO requests dry pinto beans & rice. All donations are accepted.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church is located at 401 N. Dixon in Gainesville. Sunday School for all ages starts at 9:00am, 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, “Because I Love You.” The Scripture reading is Luke 3:15-22.
The Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday at 9:00am.
5:30 p.m. – Wednesday4Kids
5:45 p.m. – Youth Groups
6 p.m. – Game Night
7 p.m. – Chancel Choir Practice
First Christian Church is an inviting and welcoming church. We are a people and a place where you can engage your faith and allow God to mold you. If you have any questions about First Christian Church, please contact us at 940-665-2053; email email@example.com; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com
First 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, January 13, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled, “I Have Called You by Name,” based on Isaiah 43:1-7. We will observe a Service of Baptismal Renewal as we remember the baptism of Jesus at the beginning of his public ministry. There will also be a reception between services honoring two members of our church staff. Patsy Morris, our Director of Christian Education, is retiring after seventeen years of service. Daniel Banke is moving to another state after four years as our Director of Music Ministries.
GriefShare began a new series of weekly classes starting on Tuesday, January 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The series lasts 13 weeks. Jo Brannan is leading this series. Contact the church office for more information.
The Mizpah Circle will be meeting on Monday, January 21, in the church Library for a brief meeting and a “Call to Prayer”. The group will them move to the kitchen to prepare casseroles for use during the year.
Gwen’s Group has a trip planned on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The group will have a special tour given at the Morton Museum. They will speak about, “Patriots, Indians, and Women, Cooke County 1862 – a synopsis of the ‘Great Hanging.’” There is no fee for this event. Due to limited parking and winter weather we will vanpool to the museum. Afterwards, Robin and Cathy Brown, invite you to have lunch at their home. Sign-up sheets are available in the Sunday School classrooms and Pecan Street entrance table.
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. 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.
The youth hours for Winter are Jr. High youth meeting on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No snack supper will be served. On Sunday’s Youth in handbells will meet from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. followed by all youth UMYF from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Snack supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, there will no UMYF as Shawna is at a conference. UMYF will be held on Sunday, January 13 and 20 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.
Gainesville Bible Church
We believe God has called us at GBC to be actively involved in…
• Teaching & Preaching the Word of God
• Plugging into God’s agenda through effective Prayer
• Celebrating the mighty works and person of God through vibrant Worship
• Enjoying Christian Fellowship with all believers
• Engaging in Evangelism to reach the lost in our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ
• Promoting spiritual maturity through Discipleship
At GBC, may everything we do be glorifying to God – and according to His plan & purpose for His church… GAINESVILLE BIBLE CHURCH… come join us.
“Learning to live the Word”
Our meeting times are:
• 9:30 a.m. Sunday School
• 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
• 7 p.m. Bible Study
• 7 p.m. Prayer Mtg.
Gainesville Bible Church “Putting the Bible back in Church”
We are at 601 N. Radio Hill Rd. in Gainesville. Our phone number is (940) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
Welcome to our new member, Sue Shinpaugh. We will be praying for you. We will have an ordination service Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.
Suzanne Carpenter, Benny Strong and Caroline Edwards are starting a Youth Music Group for children in second grade and older.
Randy Mask opened the Morning Worship with prayer. Rick Collett and Choice Stephens took up the offering. Hannah Green pulled the little red wagon around to collect the pennies. Our Minister of Music, Benny Strong, sang “You Are Worthy” a capella as the offering was taken.
We will be starting a new Bible study at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays using The Story, the Bible told in story form without chapter and verse. Sign up in the foyer if you are interested in joining this class.
GABC is located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. with off-street paved parking and entrances on the east side, on Clements Street.
We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. 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. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. our Grief Support Group meets in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday at 7 p.m. we have Prayer Meeting and Youth Get-together in the Fellowship Hall.
Our Nursery opens at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday and we have a Children’s Church for the older children during preaching time.
Our Church Office is open from noon to 4 p.m. week days. Please call 665 2951 for prayer requests or more information.
New Life Bible Church
The Ministry, The Mission, and The Motivation
Pastor Andy Anderson continued the study through Mark this past Sunday, teaching from Mark 1:9-20.
Speaking of Jesus’ baptism, Pastor Andy pointed out that Jesus was sinless – He didn’t have to be baptized. “By being baptized, he was validating the ministry of John… Jesus was also baptized because He did a lot of things to relate to humans and our sin. He was sinless.”
Plans are underway for a couples’ retreat Jan. 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. If you wish to join the study, the book is available at Mardel’s in Denton.
The “Secret Sister” group will hold their “reveal” for the past year on Sunday, Jan. 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.
The annual church Valentine’s banquet will be held this year on February 16. The church has renamed the banquet in a tongue-in-cheek manner, calling it the “Un-Valentines banquet”, because it is not just for couples. Singles are invited as well. There is an exciting change of venue this year – details will follow. Please see Amy Dulock if you are interested in attending.
Weekly Men’s Devotion
The men of NLBC meet every Saturday from 7-8 a.m. at the church for coffee, fellowship, and a time of study and prayer. Please come, and feel free to bring a friend to this important fellowship. Gainesville Title Company and Robert Gleaton play host to a weekly men’s study and prayer time every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. Men from several churches gather for this midweek gathering.
Weeknight Home Studies
Brent and Cyndy Banks are leading a study in their home each Wednesday night. They are currently studying about the Holy Spirit. All adults are encouraged to join them from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Please call or email the church for the Banks’ address.
Tim and Tammy Chancellor host a study every other Friday night in their home as well. Families are welcome. Please speak to them for more information.
Adult Bible Fellowship
Geoff Haberman is leading a Sunday morning bible study each Sunday at 9:30 in room 204. This is an interactive bible study which helps all those attending to increase their understanding of God’s Word. The class is currently studying the book of Judges.
Get ready for the “Great Shake-Up” on January 30. Start inviting your friends’ and neighbors’ children to visit the AWANA club.
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.
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 email@example.com or find us on the web at newlifebible.com. You may also “like” us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Life-Bible-Church/131587403588376.
St. 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 North Weaver Street, Gainesville, Texas 76240. Phone: 940-665-5395. www.stmaryscatholic.com
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 6:30 p.m.to 9 p.m. and First Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 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 4 p.m. Mass, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
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 practicing Catholic men 18 and older. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf 940-736-3137.
St. Mary's Catholic School news: Basketball is in full swing at St. Mary's! The teams are playing well and with the hearts of champions.
The boys and girls teams are scheduled to play area schools such as ICCS in Denton, Sacred Heart, Sivells Bend, Walnut Bend, and Tioga. Check our website for the schedule and join us for upcoming home games on January 17th at 5:30pm vs. Walnut Bend and Jan. 22 at 4:30 p.m. vs. Denton Calvary. Go Mustangs!
Friday, Jan. 11
Daily Mass - 8 a.m. (Chapel)
Saturday, Jan. 12
Mass offered at State School
Confession Opportunity - 3 p.m.
Anticipated Mass - 4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13
Children's Faith Formation Classes, 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Masses, 8:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 14
Daily Mass - 8 a.m. (Chapel)
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Catholicism DVD Series, 7 p.m. (KC Hall)
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Daily Mass, 5:30 p.m.
“A Quick Journey Through the Bible", 6 p.m. (Activity Center)
Thursday, Jan. 17
Friday, Jan. 18
Daily Mass - 8 a.m. (Chapel)
• Jan. 19 - Family Movie "Knight" at the KC Hall
• Jan. 27 - KC's Free Throw Contest
• Jan. 27- Feb 2 Catholic Schools Week
• Feb. 2 - St. Mary's FFSA Reception and Dinner
Vilott Baptist Church News
We have kicked off 2013 with the confidence of Isaiah.
Do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
With these things on our minds, we look forward to serving as many as the Lord puts in our path. So come be with us; we will hold the door open to all that want to hear the Gospel. Those that want to sing praise or pray for all in need are always welcome.
Our church serves the Lord all over the world through missions both foreign and domestic.
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.
The children and youth have a magnificent time of Bible study and fun.
The adults have Bible study and prayer meetings.
Thursday morning small groups start at 10 a.m. with Bible study followed by a meal.
We have a men's breakfast on the first Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. and a musical jam session later that morning.
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."
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 4:30 p.m. The next Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will be Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 a.m. Priscilla Circle for women will meet Jan 12 at noon. Both meet in Grace Fellowship Hall.
This Sunday, Pastor Darrell McIntyre’s sermon will be “Raised with Christ” based on Col. 3:1 – 4. The Choir will also will be take a brief break.
There will be a time of fellowship in Grace Hall before church.
Our organist and choir director is Peggy O’Neill and our song leader is Danny Lovelace.
Our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.