Gainesville Daily Register

May 26, 2012

Church news 5-25

Gainesville Daily Register

Gainesville — 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

were dismissed.

A big thank you to all the men of the church for cooking such a

delicious breakfast for the mothers last Sunday morning.

Our location

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

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


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.

Visiting Teaching

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

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,

games, etc.

 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.

 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: “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.

Pentecost Sunday

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; or

go to our website at

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.

Sunday review

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

your faith?

Choice Stephens gave the benediction.

Contact information

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.

Weekly Services

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”

Wednesday Nights

Youth Group (Grades 7-12) at 6 p.m.

Corporate Adult Praise & Prayer at 6 p.m. (Study In The Psalms)

“Kingdom Kids”

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)

Wednesday Nights

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.

Weekly  schedule

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

.  Contact us by email at

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.

Upcoming events

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

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

fellowship meal.

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

to church.

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."

Whaley Happenings

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

Upcoming Events

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 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, 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

• Pentecost

• 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.

Our schedule

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 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

upright bass.

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.