Callisburg United Methodist Church
A Call to Worship was given by Pastor John Gowling this Sunday
morning. The congregation sang “Bringing In the Light of Christ.
After the Prayer of Invocation the whole congregation said the
Affirmation of Faith.
Barbara Pollard had the Children’s Time this Sunday and gave the
children a review of what has already been taught them on “How to get
to Heaven.” She wrote each child scriptures on believing, salvation
and scriptures about God giving everyone a choice and put them in
little treat bags and told the children to take them home and put them
in their parent’s Bible and they would be there when they needed them.
Norman Minor read Colossians 3:1-7 which advises us to set our
affections on things above and not on things of this world.
Callisburg High School seniors were presented gifts from the church by
Pastor Gowling. The graduating seniors are Colton Holder and John
Papaioannou. The seniors were also presented scholarships at Senior
Day at the Callisburg High School on Sunday afternoon.
Pastor Gowling’s sermon was titled “Heavenly Minded” and was taken
from the book of Colossians. Pastor Gowling encouraged the church to
read the book of Colossians this week.
After the hymn of invitation the church sang “God Be With You” and we
A big thank you to all the men of the church for cooking such a
delicious breakfast for the mothers last Sunday morning.
The church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street, Callisburg, Texas and
Pastor John A. Gowling can be reached at 469-387-8961, Email:
Christian Science Society
On Sunday, May 20, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Ancient
and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced” 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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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 John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b-15.
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 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. 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 would love to have your company and
Birthday and anniversary wishes
In Faith’s church family, Carol Tuggle, Chris & Walt Porter, Brad
Strickland, and Vincent Holle will celebrate their birthdays this
week. Pastor Scott and Lisa Sundbye will celebrate a wedding
anniversary. We ask special blessings on them.
Ladies Bible group to meet
On Wednesday, May 30, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30
a.m.. to continue a study of the book of Romans. That evening at 5:30
to 7:00 p.m. the Youth Activity Night will offer a meal, crafts,
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 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: “Guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.”
(MalachI 2: 16).
First Baptist Church
Children’s Ministry garage sale
Our Children's Ministry is currently collecting items to be sold in
their annual garage sale on Saturday, June 2 at 8 a.m. on the west
side of the church building. Money raised will go toward preteen camp.
Operation Christmas Child is coming
Our youth group is planning an OCC Packing Party in November and they
need your help. Each month they are asking that you donate an item or
items; donation boxes will be placed in various locations around the
church for each months’ items. Items for June are washcloths and bar
soap. Start now with us to prepare for this special event.
Seventh annual FBC golf tournament
Our 7th Annual FBC Golf Tournament has been moved to June 30 at the
Gainesville Municipal Golf Course. This will be a 4-Man Scramble at
$240 per team.
Free lunch will follow. Hole sponsorships are still needed. Call the
church office at 665-4347 for more information. This golf tournament
helps sponsor our youth mission trip.
Services at FBC
Our Modern Worship Service is at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning
followed by Sunday School at 9:30. The Classic Service is at 10:50
a.m. Come join us for a great time of Bible study and fellowship as
Dr. Egan leads us through the book of 1 Thessalonians. Sunday evenings
at 6 p.m. we are continuing our study of 1 John. Wednesdays are a
special time of prayer and indepth Bible study in the book of Mark. We
encourage you to join us for some or all of these studies led by Dr.
Game night at FBC
Once a month on the second Saturday game night is held in the
Fellowship Hall here at FBC beginning at 6 p.m. June 9 will be our
next game night date Join in the fun with all kinds of cards and
domino games. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite snack.
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
Sunday. Sunday’s message by Rev. Mark Loewen is titled, “Remember the
Bread.” The Scripture reading is Acts 2:14-39.
Sunday is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the coming of the Holy
Spirit. The church was born on the Day of Pentecost through the
power, promise and presence of the Holy Spirit. The liturgical color
for the Day of Pentecost is red, so come to church Sunday wearing red,
signifying the power, promise and presence of the Holy Spirit in your
Service of Holy Ordination
Nathan Loewen, a Timothy of First Christian Church, will be ordained
into Christian Ministry on Saturday, May 26 at 10am.
The Outreach Ministry Team will get together after worship on Sunday
to finalize plans for the upcoming carnival for Abigail’s Arms. If
you’d like to be a part of this project, or this team, they would
welcome your presence.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or
go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com.
Grand Avenue Baptist
We welcome with joy all who come to worship. Let us take this
opportunity to open our hearts, minds and spirits to the living God.
God blesses those who humbly present themselves for duty and who
eagerly strive to do God’s will. If you are without a church home we
invite you to become one of us. May God bless each of you today and
Welcoming a new member
Welcome to our newest member, Holly Roberson, coming for baptism. We
are so glad you have come and we will be praying for you.
ABBA open for prayers
ABBA is opening 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. ABBA is located at the intersection
of Taylor and Broadway Streets.
Birthday and anniversary wishes
We wished Rick Collett’s grandson a happy birthday. Happy anniversary
to Janie and Richard Hughes and the Wests, Pam White’s parents who
will be celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary.
Lord’s Supper observance
We will be observing the Lord’s Supper this Sunday.
Our Vacation Bible School will be the second week in June from 6:15
p.m. to 8 p.m.
“The Word” youth group
“The Word” Youth goes out to lunch the first Sunday of every month.
Join us for a lunch. Location is undecided and changing.
Mary Friddell opened the morning worship with prayer. Dean Armstrong
and Choice Stephens took up the offering as Suzanne Carpenter played
Holy, Holy, Holy on the grand piano. Rick Collett sang “Victory in
Jesus” as Suzanne Carpenter accompanied him on the piano.
Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from Hebrews 11:1-10. God loves
‘reckless’ faith better than ‘organized’ faith. In this Biblical
passage, examples are given of Abel, Enoch, Abraham and Noah. All of
them went into the unknown, trusting God. What are you risking for
Choice Stephens gave the benediction.
Our church office is open from noon until 4 p.m. weekdays. Call Josh
Carpenter at 665 2951 to request prayers or more information.
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.
Sunday School-Bible Study & Fellowship at 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Corporate Worship at 11 a.m.
Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Children ages 3-7 have a great time
learning God’s word during this time.
Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 p.m.
Men & Women’s Bible Study Monday Nights at 6:30 p.m. Come join us as
we study the book of Revelation.
This Monday night we will be discussing chatper 10. We will be
discussing the following:
• The Angel and the Little Scroll
Sunday night Bible study
Sunday Night Bible Study — “The Book Of Habakkuk-A Burdened Prophet”
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) at 6 p.m.
Corporate Adult Praise & Prayer at 6 p.m. (Study In The Psalms)
Sunday Nights (6-7 p.m.)
Nursery--(Babies-2 years old)
“Look At Me” Bible Study--(3 year old-K)
Scripture Memory--(1-3 Grade)
Scripture Memory--(4-6 Grade)
Nursery--(Babies-2 Years Old) (5 p.m.)
“Mission Friends”--(3 Years Old-K) (5 P.M.)
Girls in Action--(Grades 1-6) (5 p.m.)
Royal Ambasaddors--(Grades 1-6) (5 p.m.)
Children’s Choir--(3 years old-6 Grade) (6:15 p.m.)
Vacation Bible School (June 24-27) — Come Join Us For God’s Amazing
Wonders! (3 years old-6 Grade).
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 weeks message “Humility: The
Answer to Pride Generated Conflict” from James 4:7-12.
Sunday 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.
Friday 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
If you need to reach us, our office number is (940) 668-2781. Our web
address is www.gainesvillebiblechurch.com
Mission United Methodist Church
Mission United Methodist Church welcomes you to join us each Sunday at
11 a.m. to worship at 1305 Culbertson Street in Gainesville.
Rev. Roslyn Eugster serves as pastor. Mat Matthews serves as lay
leader and Joanne Keeler provides the music. Adult Sunday School and
Children’s Sunday School both begin at 10 a.m.
Summer is quickly approaching and we have many events going on at
Mission. On June 2, we will be combining our worship service with
Sivells Bend Methodist Church and honoring Rev. Roslyn Eugster for her
15th anniversary to serving both churches. The service will be held at
Sivells Bend Methodist Church at 10 a.m. with a brunch to follow.
Please join us as we recognize such an amazing woman of God.
Also, our Vacation Bible School dates have changed. We will be having
VBS this summer from July 23-26, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be
activities for children of all ages. We are continuing to collect
gently used or new children’s books for a library in Africa through
July. Additionally, we have Bible Study every Wednesday night under
the direction of Rev. Franklin Wade, with a meal at 6pm followed by
bible study at 6:30 p.m.
We welcome friends and families of all ages at Mission. If you are
looking for a church home or somewhere to see God’s word in action,
check us out on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.
Pioneer Baptist Church
Pioneer Baptist Church is planning its “Saddlin' Up With Jesus!”
vacation Bible school.
Kids ages five through 12 are invited to come join us for a western
adventure from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m, June 4-8at 100 Cumberland Tr. in
Valley View. Lasso some fun and facts about Jesus.
Our evening meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bible
lesson, recreation, games, music, dance and worship.
Our Friday night “campfire” will include special guests. Y’all come.
To register call (940) 637-2558, leave your name and phone number.
Vilott Baptist Church News
School will soon be out for the summer, and then the fun begins. We
are busy getting ready for Vacation Bible School on June 4-8.
This will be a great time for all the kids in the area. The theme is
year is creation, and we have lots of great things planned for
Team Kid is every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. We celebrate our
blessings with a meal prepared with loving hands to feed the body.
Then they will join in with songs and lessons praising the Lord. We
consider each and every child a blessing. Please come and bring your
children and prepare to stay. There are Bible studies and prayer
groups for all ages.
Thursday morning small groups
This group is for adults, and we meet at 10 a.m. There are
refreshments and a Bible study and time of prayer followed by a
Sunday morning worship
We start with a fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday
School for all ages at 10 a.m.
The song service begins at 11:00 a.m. leading us together singing
praises unto the Lord.
Our Pastor Rick Isham brings God's message.
Vilott Baptist Church is open to all many times a week. There are many
ways to serve the Lord and share the Gospel. Please come and join in
with us praying and learning more of what God has in store for you.
Psalms 25:4-5 says, “Show me thy ways, O Lord, teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my
salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”
If you are in looking for the right answers, open your eyes. If you
are looking for a church home, come see us at Vilott Baptist Church.
If you need directions to get to Vilott, please call 665-1629. If you
need directions to get to Heaven, open a Bible and read the Word. If
you need help to study God's Word and have a richer, fuller life, come
We are located just past Callisburg on FM 678.
Whaley United Methodist Church
Pentecost Sunday celebrates the birth of the church. The Holy Spirit
provides life, energy and power for the church. One of the remarkable
events from the account of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2 is the
emergence of Peter as a redeemed leader of the disciples, even though
he had denied Christ earlier. How might God use us, despite our
mistakes? Join us this Sunday for "Finding Our Voice."
We worship in traditional style at 9 a.m. and contemporary style at 11
a.m. Both services feature excellent music and the 11 a.m. service
includes "Kid Time."
Sunday, May 27
9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
10 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages
11 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Dome
5:30 p.m. Youth Swim Party
Monday, May 28
Church Offices closed in observance of Memorial Day
6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study with Pastor Chuck in Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, May 29
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
Wednesday, May 30
6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study," an Adult Bible Study led by Gary
Hinkle in the Christian Thinkers Classroom
7 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal under the direction of Susan Beall in
the Choir Room
Thursday, May 31
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out
Sunday June 3, the Whaley Church family will be traveling to Frisco
for an evening of fun at a Rough Riders game.
Sunday, June 10 Whaley UMC will kick-off its 125th anniversary
celebration with special music and a historical moment in morning
worship and a covered-dish luncheon to welcome Pastor Chuck to another
year of ministry with us. A musical program will follow.
All children 4 years of age through fifth grade are invited to
Operation Overboard Vacation Bible School at Whaley June 11-15 from
6-8 p.m. Join us as we dive into the waters of God's Word and
discover what it means to have deep faith. Pre-registration forms are
available in the church office.
Whaley United Methodist Church is celebrating 125 years of worship and
ministry in Gainesville and the surrounding area in 2012.
All are welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities,
missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC. For information call (940)
665-5588. “Come Home to Whaley UMC in 2012.”
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 St. Phone: 940-665-5395
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. During Lent, Adoration will be offered each Friday
following Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the chapel, ending at 5pm with
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
4pm Mass, beginning at 3:30pm.
Knights of Columbus
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 practical
Catholic men 18 and older. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of
each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf (940)736-3137. Saturday, June
9 is the 25th Annual KC Golf Classic. Call Danny for more information
High school candidates confirmed
There were 15 High School Candidates that were confirmed on Wednesday
May 9 by Bishop Kevin Vann.
The Holy Spirit has blessed these young people in so many ways and
will continue to guide them in their spiritual needs. Congratulations
to the new confirmed, the parents and their sponsors.
A special thanks to the Bishop, Fr. Victor, the choir and all who made
the Confirmation Mass so special.
St. Mary’s Catholic School news:
Open enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year is underway! As you
consider the educational choices for your child, we invite you to take
a tour of St. Mary's Early Learning Center and Catholic School.
Our Early Learning Center is an all day program for 3, 4, and 5 year
old children. Click on www.smsmustangs.com, call us at 940-665-5395
or stop by the school for a tour or more information.
Friday, May 25
• Daily Mass (Chapel)
Saturday, May 26
• Mass Offered at Gainesville State School
• Confession Opportunity
• Anticipated Mass at 4:00p
Sunday, May 27
• Sunday Masses at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
• Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.
Monday, May 28
• Memorial Day - Offices Closed
• Daily Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the Chapel
Wednesday, May 30
• Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church welcomes you to come and experience a
community of Christians truly striving to worship the Lord in the
beauty of holiness @ (Psalm 96.9).
You are welcomed to visit or join St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and hear
Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs preach the word of God.
We are located in downtown Gainesville just east of the Cooke County
Courthouse at 415 E. California St.
Every Sunday we offer Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Come
join us for coffee following each service and enjoy the fellowship
with our members.Adult bible study takes take place at 9:30 a.m. with
Fr. Stubbs conducting.
Women’s groups to resume meetings in fall
The Women of St Paul and the Daughters of the King will not meet
during June, July and August, they will resume meetings in September.
Weekday services: Wednesday evening Mass 6:30 p.m; Thursday Mass and
Bible Study 9:30 a.m.; Friday Confessions 4-6 p.m.
Come join us for worship and fellowship at one of Gainesville’s oldest
active churches and enjoy some Christian fellowship.For more
information contact St Paul’s at our church office 411 E. California
St. in Gainesville or 665-4705 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. till
noon, e-mail us at email@example.com or visit our website at
Valley View Christian Gathering
The Valley View Christian Gathering is hosting a free Bluegrass
Concert and cook-out this weekend. It will be held outdoors under
their pavilion starting at 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
The “Copper Canyon Bluegrass Band” will be the featured group. Come
bring the family and your lawn chairs for an enjoyable evening of good
ole gospel music. Hotdogs, chips, desserts and drinks will also be
Copper Canyon is a premier bluegrass band from the DFW metroplex. They
are well known for their tight harmonies and great picking.
They have made a name for themselves by working hard and providing
quality music to audiences across the state of Texas and Oklahoma.
Unlike mainstream country music, bluegrass is traditionally played on
acoustic stringed instruments.
The members of this gospel band do a great job singing to the unique
blend of the five-string banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and the big
Don't miss an opportunity to see this award winning band in person.
Other singers will include Josiah Foster and Pamela Wiebe.
The church is located at 301 Center St. in Valley View.