Gainesville Daily Register


November 11, 2011

Church News: 11/11/2011

Christian Science Society

On Sunday, Nov. 13, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Mortals and Immortals” 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 services.

For additional information call Bob Schafer at (903) 564-7449.

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to join our worship service on Sunday morning. The blended worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. The sermon will be based on the Gospel of Matthew 25: 14-30. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Adult Bible Class will be led by Mark Lippe this week. 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 Faith! Please don’t let transportation difficulties keep you from joining us; we would love to have your company and fellowship.

 Birthdays and anniversaries

In Faith’s church family, Jacob Hershey, Bob Holthofer, John Overholt, Kaleb Phillips, Dan Richter, and Rick Turner will celebrate their birthdays this week. Jacob and Margie Hershey will celebrate a wedding anniversary. We ask special blessings on all of them.

 ACT meeting planned

On Saturday, Nov. 13, ACT (Active Christians Together) will meet at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner followed by fun games and fellowship.

 Sally Haynie continues Bible study

On Monday, November 14, Sally Haynie will continue a Bible study on the book of James. The group will meet at noon in the Fellowship Hall. You may bring a sack lunch. For more information call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.

 Ladies Sewing/Quilting club

On Tuesday, November 15, The Ladies Sewing/Quilting Club will meet at 6 p.m. Christmas projects will be discussed.

 Ladies Bible study

On Wednesday, November 16, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of Acts. The choir will meet at 5:30 p.m.

 Men’s Bible study

On Thursday, November 17, the Men’s Bible Study Group will meet at Helping Hands at 1 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 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.

 Contact information

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: “We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3: 18)

First Assembly of God Church of Saint Jo

The public is invited to hear special guest speaker Jeremy Russell during the 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., Nov. 13 services.

Jeremy is the grandson of Rev. and Mrs. C.E. Russell.

First Assembly of God Church is located at 431 FM 677 N. in Saint Jo.

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 or visit at


The Prayer Quilt Ministry meets at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12.


Adult Bible Study is at 9 a.m.

Sunday Services are at 10:30 a.m. and the title of the sermon is “Yes-But?”

Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.

There will be a Congregational meeting at 11:30 a.m.

Fellowship is at 11:50 a.m.

The “Better Together” group meets at Patty Camp’s at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Review

Andy Bentley was the acolyte; and Yolanda Reid was the Pulpit Assistant. Ruth Lewis & Landi Phillips were the greeters; and tenor, Charles Hart & baritone, Weslee Vance sang the anthem.

The sanctuary flower donation was by Olivia Rivoire in memory of loved ones.


Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. with Barbara Brady, director of music/organist.


The Reflections Circle meeting is in the Parlor at 7 p.m.


VISTO requests Thanksgiving dinner items. 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.


We would love to have you join us for worship this Sunday, November 13. This Sunday, guest preacher, Rev. Merwin Turner, will deliver his sermon entitled, “Be-Attitude” based on Matthew 24, selected verses. Rev. Turner is a retired pastor in the United Methodist Church from Wichita Falls, where he and Pastor Don Yeager worked together almost thirty years ago at Floral Heights UMC.

Handbell choir plans performance

Our adult handbell choir will play for the Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church. This annual service is sponsored by the Cooke County Ministerial Alliance and involves several area churches. Everyone is invited.

Senior Youth card sales

The youth are selling calendars and cards as they continue to fundraise for the 2012 Summer Sr. High Mission Trip. The calendars have beautiful pictures with inscribed scriptures and the cards come in variety packs of 12 cards each with blank insides. There is a choice of two different sets of greeting cards and one set of Christmas cards. All items are $6 each or 2 for $10. The more you purchase the more you save.

Parents Night Out

It is time again for Parent’s Night Out. Parent’s of First UMC may sign their child(ren) up for Friday, Dec. 2 for a night of fun, food, and games. Look in your Sunday bulletin for more details.

Gobble Wobble a success

The Learning Tree Preschool held its annual Gobble Wobble Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 6, in our Fellowship Center. The Learning Tree has been a part of First UMC Ministry for 30 years and this marks the 16th Gobble Wobble Fundraiser. After a lunch from Chicken Express the silent auction and live auction took place. A raffle drawing for three different items was held at the conclusion of the fundraiser. All proceeds will be used toward operational costs and to sustain the quality of education The Learning tree program provides.

Collections for military service members

We have a new collections bin in our Missions Corner. We have a list of military needs that was sent to us and there is a large variety of needs for our soldiers. Please pick up a list from the mission corner if you would like to help.

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.

Youth schedule

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 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. In addition to the new youth hours a newer change started on Oct. 2 adding a Sunday youth hours will change to Jr. High youth meeting at 5:00 p.m. with an all youth snack supper from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. followed by the Sr. High youth meeting until 7:30 p.m.

The UMYF has made a choice to “Go Green” and have placed recycling bins throughout the church. Please “think before you throw” your trash in a regular container.

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,

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 deliver the message, “Our Great God: Attributes to Apply! God is love, God is faithful.” Pastor Chuck is available at the church Wednesday and Thursday of each week.

Radio program

A 30-minute broadcast of Christian music is brought to you at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday morning by Gainesville Bible Church on Memories 1580 (KGAF, AM 1580).

Weekly schedule


9 a.m. Prayers for the church

9:30 a.m. Bible study classes

Women’s Class - “Lies Women Believe”

Men’s Class – “The Book of Job”

10:30 a.m. Morning worship service.


7 to 8:30 p.m. “Praying for You” ministry training


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. If you need to reach us, our office number is (940) 668-2781. Our web address is Contact us by email at

Grand Avenue Baptist Church

Grand Avenue Baptist is a caring church and a praying church. We believe God hears and answers prayer. If you have a prayer request or need more information, call our church office at 665-2951 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

Our location

GABC is located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. Off-street paved parking and the doors are on the east side of the church on Clements Street.

Coming this Sunday

This Sunday we will have a potluck dinner after the morning worship. GABC is known for its many good cooks, so join us and enjoy the good food and fellowship. At 2 p.m. we will have a Deacon Ordination Service.

 Sunday review

Marcia Porter gave the opening prayer. Choice Stephens and Gary Boaz took up the offering as Hannah and Emma Green pulled the little red wagon around to collect the change for Penny Sunday.

 Suzanne Carpenter sang “I Need Thee Every Hour.”

We wished Martin King a happy first birthday, Rae Lynn Mozingo a happy fourth birthday and also happy birthday to Nike Latham. Happy anniversary to Shirley and Dean Armstrong.

Birthdays and anniversaries are important and recognized at GABC because God gives us life and he established marriage for the family.

 Bro. Bill Black's sermon was taken from Psalms 11:13 and Matthew 7:24-27. What will we do if our foundation fails? Build on the solid rock; the gates of hell will not prevail against it. What is your foundation? Let go of your good intentions and accept the gift of God's salvation.

 Al Latham gave the benediction.

 Our schedule

We start Sunday worship with breakfast, coffee and fellowship at 9:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and the morning worship at 10:40.

Evening worship is at 6:00 p.m. in the little chapel with Maudell Baker playing the piano.

Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. our Grief Support Group meets in the Fellowship Hall.

Wednesday evening we meet at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall for Prayer Service and Bible study. Our Youth Get together also meets at that time.

 You will find a warm welcome at any or all of these services.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

On Nov. 6, 2011, the church enjoyed another motivating sermon from our interim pastor, Dr. Gary Miller. The title was "Waiting on God" from Psalm 40:1-3. A quote from Oswald Chambers was also used: "If our hopes are being disappointed just now, it means that they are being purified....One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting on God." The wait can be beneficial if the following suggestions are utilized:

W — Worshiping (having the heart of God)

A — Abiding (spending time with God)

I — Interceding (praying for those who have sinned)

T —Testing (God prunes and transforms you)

The Mt. Pleasant guest pastor for next week will be Chuck Williams. We welcome him back.

Happy anniversary to Phil and Shaunda Graves.

The church welcomes guests to Sunday Morning Bible Classes for all ages at 10 a.m. Then please stay for the Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant is located in the Mountain Springs Community at 14777 S FM 372. For more information, call (940)637-2371 and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. You may also visit our website at

Prairie Grove Church

Prairie Grove Church held a sing-a-long Sunday morning followed by a fellowship meal. The ladies met for the Beth Moore Bible study on Sunday evening.

Members are still discussing the Navajo Mission trip to new Mexico which everyone is calling “an uplifting success.”

Those who participated say they’d like to offer an additional thank you to Brad Cox, Butch Emert, Glen and Marca Hehib, Larry and Janie Clark, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Sanger Baptist Church, the Erlandson family from Woodbine and all those who helped with donations, hard work and other generous forms of support.

The church is continuing to collect usable kitchen items, bedding, linens and sturdy clothing to be delivered on the group’s return trip planned for June.

The church is also getting ready for the holidays. Exciting events are in the works and everyone is invited to join in and take part.

Bro. Jim Allen encourages visitors to come to “the little church in the country.”

Morning services include Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m.

Prayer meeting is held each Wednesday evening.

Prairie Grove Church is located at 1721 Prairie Grove Rd. off South FM 372.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, one of Gainesville's oldest active churches is located just east of the Cooke County Courthouse at 415 E. California Street, invites you to come and experience a parish of Christians truly striving to worship the Lord in the spirit of holiness.

Every Sunday we offer Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Come join us for coffee following each service and fellowship with our members.

We rejoiced in welcoming our new Rector, Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs, into the St. Paul family, this past Sunday, and invite anyone interested to come and get acquainted with Fr. Stubbs. This very bright, enthusiastic young man comes to us from Fort Worth.

He and his wife Rebecca and daughter Kate will be moving into the St. Paul Rectory within the very near future. They are also expecting the birth of another daughter on December 29.

Fr. Stubbs conduct a Christian Education each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Evening services are held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel in the Parish Hall.

Daughters of the King meet each first Sunday of the month following the 10:30 service. Women of St. Paul meet the first Thursday of the month in the Parish Hall at 6:15 p.m.

We invite you to come join us in the Parish Hall for coffee and refreshments and share in the fellowship with our members.

For more information call the Church Office at (940)665-4705, e-mail us at or view our website at

Whaley United Methodist Church

In what situations does life seem most unfair? In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells a parable about servants who receive different amounts of money from their master. The parable doesn't explain why life seems unfair, but has insights for how we respond. Join us this Sunday for "Was God a Math Major?" Also on this Sunday we will honor those in our congregation who have served in the military. We honor their service to our country.

  We worship in traditional style at 9 a.m. and contemporary style at 11 a.m. Both services feature wonderful music. We invite people of all ages to attend both services. The 11 a.m. service includes "Kid Time."

Whaley Happenings

Sunday, Nov. 13

9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

10 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages

11 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Dome

6 p.m. Adult Fun and Games Night in Fellowship Hall

Monday, Nov. 14

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

Tuesday, Nov. 15

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out for children one year of age through pre-school; registration forms are available in the church office; vacancies are filled on a first come/first served basis

6 p.m. Youth Council meeting

6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting in the Conference Room

6:30 p.m. Koinonia Circle in the home of Brenda Hinkle

7 p.m. Gleaners Circle in the home of Linda Nolan

Wednesday, Nov. 16

5:30 p.m. Children's Choir (ages 3 yrs. and up) under the direction of Jane Weaver and Kerri Kennedy-Reiter in the Library

5:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study led by Mary Payne Caldwell and Dr. Pat Ledbetter in the Open Doors Classroom

6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study," an Adult Bible Study led by Gary Hinkle, in the Chapel

7 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal under the direction of Susan Beall in the Choir Room

Thursday, Nov. 17

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out

6 p.m. Administrative Council meeting in Fellowship Hall

Friday, Nov. 18

11:30 a.m. 3 L's (Living Longer and Loving It) covered-dish luncheon and program by the always entertaining Patsy Wilson in Fellowship Hall

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, Whaley UMC will host its annual Thanksgiving Meal for the community at Stanford House, 401 West Garnett Street from 11 1 p.m. All in need of a meal or someone to share it with are more than welcome.

The Whaley UMC Fellowship Committee will host a Holiday Meal for the congregation Sunday, Nov. 27 immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service. Whaley families will display banners created for the Advent season.


Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville. All are always invited 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.


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