Callisburg United Methodist Church
We would love to have you come and Worship with us here at the Callisburg United Methodist Church and make us your church home. On Sunday mornings we have Sunday school for all ages beginning at 10 a.m. and church services begin at 11 a.m.
No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you're invited to discover how a relationship with Jesus Christ can change your life!
The Acolytes this Sunday morning were Ayden Owens, Preslee Webb, Brayden and Garrett Medford.
The service was opened with prayer and songs and after the greeting and announcements, given by Barbara Smith, she led the congregation in the Affirmation of Faith.
Children’s time was given by Kathy Day. Ushers for the month of January are Dean West and Larry Wallace.
Pastor Cathy Brown read I Corinthians 12:12-31 from the New Testament. The title of her sermon was Fleshing it out in your life.
After the services the congregation honored Brand and Donneé Webb and their two children, Kirbee and Preslee with a luncheon. Brand’s job has transferred him to Temple, Texas.
Calendar: Sunday afternoons, Confirmation classes from 4-6
Wednesday afternoons, KFC from 3:30-5 p.m.
Wednesday afternoons at 6 p.m., Women’s Bible Study
The Trustee meeting scheduled for Jan. 27, was postponed until next Sunday, Feb. 3, immediately after church.
Sunday, Feb. 10 there will be a Valentine Brunch at 9:45 a.m.
Pastor Kathy Brown can be reached at the church 940-665-1985 or cell phone 940-300-1278.
People from all walks of life are invited to join us at CBC each Sunday as we worship our Lord. You will be blessed by the preaching ministry of Dr. Robert Sutton, studying God's Word together and singing praises to His name. Childcare is always available for children younger than 3 yrs of age.
We have blended music in our services. We sing the old hymns of the church as well as new contemporary Christian praise songs. Come join us and see what you think.
Opportunities For Service
9:45 a.m. Bible study
11 a.m. Morning Worship
11 am Kids Church
5 p.m. Adult Choir Practice
6 p.m. Evening Worship
6 p.m. Kingdom Kids Class
Prayer Meeting 6 p.m.
Children & Youth programs
Men's Prayer Meeting 9 a.m.
Calvary Baptist is located at 900 S. Wine Street. All are welcome to join us as we worship our Lord.
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 4: 16-30. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. John Morris will lead 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. After the worship service, the First Sunday Meal and a reception honoring Margie Hershey who is moving will be shared.
Would you or a family member like to attend church or Sunday School, but you don’t have transportation? Do you know someone who would like a ride to church? We can help. It’s simple; just call the church at 668-7147 or Mischa Brown at 641-1231 before noon on the day prior to the day the ride is needed. A carpool volunteer in your area will be contacted to make it happen. We are excited for you to attend our services at Faith! Please don’t let transportation difficulties keep you from joining us; we would love to have your company and fellowship.
In Faith’s church family, Joe Bowden, Nancy Bier, and Robert Powell will celebrate their birthdays this week. We ask special blessings on them.
On Saturday, Feb. 9 ACT (Active Christians Together) will celebrate Valentine‘s Day with a dinner at Pelican‘s Landing at Cedar Mills Marina. Members and guests can meet at the church at 5:30 p.m. for carpooling or caravanning to Lake Texoma.
On Monday, Feb. 4, Sally Haynie will host a Bible study in her home at 1821 Arkansas at noon. The group will continue an intriguing study, “ Discover Your Own Gifts of the Spirit, Fruit of the Spirit, and Natural Talents.” For further details call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Ladies’ Sewing/Quilting Club will meet at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6
• Ladies Morning Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of 1 Corinthians.
• Faith Choir will practice at 5:15 p.m.
• Women’s Bible Study. A new women’s Bible study, “Pew Sisters,” will begin at 6 p.m. This 12-session Bible study for women “goes and tells what God has done” in the lives or real women in the church today. From alcohoism to postpartum depression to cancer, twelve different women generously share the story of God’s faithfulness in their lives for the consolation of their sisters in Christ. Julie Steelman will lead the study.
• Faith Youth Night for Elementary through High School at 6 p.m..- 7 p.m. Activities will include music, Bible stories, creative crafts and field trips. Call the church for further information.
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 Psalm 54: “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.”
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, “Peeping Outside the Box.” The Scripture reading is Luke 4:22-30.
Souper Bowl of Caring
On Sunday, we are going to help tackle hunger in Cooke County, one bowl of soup at a time. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall from 11:15 a.m. till 1 p.m. (come and go) for a soup feast. We will have over 20 different kinds of soup. Donations of food and/or money will be accepted and it all goes to VISTO, our local food bank. Help tackle hunger in our community.
“The Bridge” a non-denominational contemporary worship service, is Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00pm. We come together for great music, a message, communion, and a time of fellowship and friendship. Our preacher this month is Jo Brannan. Come join worshippers from many other churches as well as seekers and experience the grace and love of God in a different way.
5:30 p.m. – Wednesday4Kids
5:45 p.m. – Youth Groups
6 p.m. – Chancel Choir Practice
7 p.m. – “The Bridge” Contemporary Worship
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 665-2053; email email@example.com; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com.
First Presbyterian Church
Welcome & Information
You are welcomed to visit or join the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville under the direction of the Rev. John Hare at 401 S. Denton at Church St.
Call at 665-5153 if you have questions or information & leave a message or email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m.
Church services are at 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.
The sermon title is “The Age Tax.”
The Annual Congregational meeting is at 11:30 a.m.
Choir practice is at 7 p.m.
GIFT (Girls In Fun Together) will meet at the Woolf Den at 5:30 p.m.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry meets on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.
VISTO requests 18 oz. oatmeal, dry pinto beans & toilet paper. 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 5 and under.
Our 8:30 worship is a little more relaxed but always includes beautiful music. The 10:45 service is traditional and features hymns, organ, piano, and choir and also often includes music from our handbells, children’s and youth choirs. Children are welcome in worship and we include a Children’s Sermon at each service. We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
Join us this Sunday, February 3, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m.in our Fellowship Center. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon this week is titled, “What’s So Great About Love?,” based on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.
Our Sunday morning worship services will be moving into our Fellowship Center on February 3 for the next several months while renovations are taking place in our historic sanctuary. Our stained glass windows will be fully restored and we will be installing new pews, fire sprinkler system, heating and air conditioning equipment, and sound system along with other improvements. Thank you for your patience. We believe the results will be worth it!
GriefShare has begun a new 13-week series of weekly grief recovery classes meeting on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. through April 2. Jo Brannan is leading this series. Contact the church office for more information.
We continue our annual tradition to thank our wonderful Second Time Around volunteers with an Appreciation Lunch to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11:30 at Sarah’s on the Square Those who have volunteered their time to Second Time Around during 2012 are invited to sign up on the sheet located in the store or to contact the church office.
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.
The youth hours for winter are Jr. High youth meeting on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No snack supper will be served. On Sunday’s Youth in handbells will meet from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. followed by all youth UMYF from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Snack supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. 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
This past week one of our dear saints went home to be with the Lord. By now, I’m certain he has received the only worthy accolade: “Well done, my good and faithful servant!” from His Lord. And while we know that he has received his reward – and is in that place God has designed for him, there is indeed pain in his passing. His loving wife, sons and daughter, family and friends – all familial beings, endowed by our Creator with love – one for another – now feel sorrow and sadness that comes from a love relationship that has been physically severed. Our pain is very real, and yet the comfort that seems so elusive is only applied through the recognition that God is indeed sovereign and in complete control. Death has not thwarted His plans – death is but an instrument He uses as a doorway to that promised eternity. For God so loved Doug that He gave His only begotten Son. And since Doug believed in Him and His promises, he will never perish – but have everlasting life.
Thank you Lord, for loving Doug and providing for him far better than we ever could.
Our meeting times are:
Sunday School: 9:30
Morning Worship: 10:30
“Praise is Due God”
Eve. Bible Study: Canceled this Sunday
Prayer Mtg.: 7 p.m.
Gainesville Bible Church “Putting the Bible back in Church”
We are at 601 N. Radio Hill Rd. in Gainesville. Our office number is 668-2781
Who we are
Gainesville Bible Church is a non-denominational body of compassionate believers. We at GBC endeavor to know, worship and serve the God of scripture.
Gainesville Bible Church is located east of downtown on 601 North Radio Hill Road (FM-3092) beside Memories 1580 (KGAF) radio station and the city water tower. Our office number is (940) 668-2781. You may contact us by email at email@example.com.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
Music is an important part of worship at GABC so we are starting a Music Class for Children from second grade and up. First class will be Saturday morning Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the auditorium. There are still three spots open. If you would like to enroll your child, call our church office between noon and 4 p.m. weekdays at 665 2951.
Our Minister of Youth, Kevin Sandmann, presented Joshua Carpenter with a plaque recognizing him as a Minister of the Gospel since he was ordained Jan. 20.
Lynda Sandmann opened the Morning Worship with prayer.
We wished Aaron Harendt and C. J. Oldaker a happy birthday.
Choice Stephens and Rick Collett took up the offering.
Emma Green and Kevin Sandmann sang Daddy Sang Bass; Mama Sang Tenor as our special music.
Brother Bill Black’s sermon was from Ephesians 2:11-18. We are not separate but one body in Christ.
But we set up barriers to keep from sharing the Gospel with others. We argue over trivial matters. Only faith in Jesus Christ will save us.
Rick Collett and Ken White assisted Bro. Black in serving the Lord’s Supper.
Sunday will be Penny Sunday at GABC, so please remember to bring your change to put it in the little red wagon as the children pull it around.
We will have a potluck dinner after the Morning Worship Feb. 17 to honor Barbara Roberson for all she does for our church.
The Word Youth goes out to lunch the first Sunday of every month. Join us for lunch. Location is undecided and changing.
We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast in Fellowship Hall followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. The nursery opens at 10:40 a.m. There is a Children’s Church for the older children.
Evening Worship begins at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. our Grief Support Group meets in Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Youth Get-Together is at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
For early risers there is a Bible Study at 6:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall led by Kevin Sandmann on Thursday mornings.
GABC is in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. with off-street paved parking and entrances on the east side on Clements Street.
Check out our website at www.gabctx.org.
St. Paul’s Epsicopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located in downtown Gainesville just east of the Cooke County Courthouse at 415 E. California St., Gainesville, TX 76240 Our rector is Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC.
Sunday Morning: 8 a.m. Said Mass (Rite 1)
9 a.m. Choir Practice
9:30 Adult Sunday School
10:30 Eucharist (Rite 1:Choral
Sunday Evening: 6 p.m. Seekers Service- all currently not affliated with a home church and interested in learning more about the Bible, God and enjoying some interesting conversations and fellowship are invited to attend Wednesday Evening: 6 p.m.Rosary
6:30 p.m.Mass, Book Study and fellowship.
Thursday mornings: 9:30 Mass and Book Study.
This Sunday : Fr. Alan Horton will be conducting services during Fr. Stubbs absence. St. Paul’s Annual Pancake Supper will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12 come join the fun.
We invite you to come visit St. Paul's and join us in praising and enjoying the living God, as we give glory and thanksgiving to our Creator and show kindness to one another, and take a tour of one of Gainesville's oldest Church's, come join us in the Parish Hall following the services and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.
The doors of this House of God are open to one and all so that we may praise God as brothers and sisters in Christ.
For more information call the Church Office at 665-4705, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.
Vilott Baptist Church
The youth of this world are facing harder times than ever before. We need to take the time to pray for them and lead them in the ways of the Lord. The folks at Vilott do just that, supporting the activities that keep them off the street and out of jail. There a lot of really good kids in this country and we need to support them.
Our youth group puts a meal together and serves the tables every year around Valentine's Day. This banquet is a method to say thanks for all you do. They put a lot of work into decorating and have fun doing it. This year the banquet will be Saturday, Feb. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall. They will be serving great food, so come have a meal. It is come and go or come and stay, as you wish.
Vilott has the doors open and something available for all. It is up to the individual to take a stand. Stop and do something right in your own heart. Get back to God and His Word. Wrap yourself in it. It will protect you and give you peace only if you use it.
Our church serves the Lord all over the world through missions both at home and abroad.
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 6:00 p.m.
At 7 p.m., the children and youth have a great time of Bible study and fun, and 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 8:00 a.m. and a musical jam session at 10:00 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, Feb 9 at 8 am. Priscilla Circle for women will meet Jan 19 at noon. Both meet in Grace Fellowship Hall.
This Sunday, Feb. 3, Pastor Darrell McIntyre’s sermon will be “Slaves and Masters” based on Col. 3:22 - 25. The Choir will perform “In Christ Alone.” There will be a time of fellowship in Grace Hall before church. Sunday is communion Sunday, so please prepare your hearts for the Lords table.
Our organist and choir director is Peggy O’Neill and our song leader is Danny Lovelace.
Our e-mail is email@example.com; 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.
Whaley United Methodist Church
We learn at least two things from Jeremiah's call to ministry. First, God calls us when we don't expect it, and when we don't feel ready. Second, before we can allow God to build something up, we sometimes have to make room for the new growth God will give us. Join us this Sunday for "Before We Can Build" from Jeremiah 1:4-10. Our Celebration Worship service features excellent music--old and new. The choir will sing the sacred favorite I Will Lift Up My Eyes. We will celebrate Holy Communion and "Kid Time" will be led by Kelley Crawford.
9:15 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages
10:15 a.m. Coffee/Fellowship Time in Fellowship Hall
10:30 a.m. Celebration Worship in the Sanctuary
5 p.m. Youth Snack Supper, activities, and Bible Study in the Dome
Adult Bible Studies
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall Adult Bible Study with Pastor Chuck
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Former Youth Room Adult Bible Study led by Mary Payne Caldwell
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.in the Christian Thinkers Classroom "Invitation Bible Study" led by Anna Jo Sears
The Whaley United Methodist Women will host their annual "Call to Prayer and Self-Denial Luncheon" Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. A scant meal of rice, beans, and cornbread will be served at noon followed by a program by Patsy Wilson on a missionary woman.
A Church in Mission
Whaley UMC was proud to once again open our doors as a refuge to those in our community who were evacuated from their homes after last week's explosion. Thank you to our ever-gracious volunteers.
Whaley was also proud to host the Epiphany Team whose members come to Gainesville from all over North Texas to minister to the boys at the local Texas Youth Commission facility. Whaley has served as home-base for these dedicated missionaries for over twelve years.
Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Dr. in Gainesville. All are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities, missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC. For information call (940) 665-5588. At Whaley UMC we serve One Lord, One Church, One Mission.
Callisburg United Methodist Church
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