Gainesville Daily Register

September 21, 2012

Church news 9-21

Gainesville Daily Register

Callisburg United Methodist Church

We welcome you to our church.  Sunday school begins at 9:45 am and church services begin at 11 a.m.  Our Pastor is Kathy J. Brown.  She can be reached at the church at 665-1985 or by cell phone 940-300-1278.

This Sunday morning, September 16, announcements were given by Barbara Smith. Larry Wallace led the congregation in the Affirmation of Faith and Pastor Kathy Brown led Children’s Time.

The Pastor’s sermon was titled “Desperate Desires Series #2”, taken from the New Testament, Mark 8:27-38. Ushers for the month are Matt& Brayden Medford.

Acolytes:  Preslee and Kirbee Webb and Abby Pollard


Sunday afternoons:  Confirmation classes 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday afternoons:   Kid’s For Christ

Wednesday nights: 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Women’s Bible Study

Oct. 14 – Church Picnic at Norman Miner’s house

Oct. 31 – Halloween Party 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Nov. 18 – Church Thanksgiving Dinner

Christian Science Society

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Unreality” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative passages from “God the Preserver of Man” 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.

Calvary Baptist Church

Breakfast Time

Each Sunday morning there will be breakfast foods for you to enjoy from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the kitchen, Donations will be accepted for The children’s Ministry.

Sunday Worship Service

Sunday morning Dr. Sutton will continue our study, "Nehemiah, the Rebuilding Project." This week we will be looking at Nehemiah Chapter 7.

The Revelation

Our Wednesday evening Bible study is a verse by verse study of Revelation. Our study this week covered chapter 1. After Bible study we spend time praying for spiritual and physical needs of family and friends of CBC among numerous other things. Anytime that you have a prayer need please call the church office at 665-4082 or 668-8893 and let us have the privilege of praying for you.

“Wednesday For Kids”

Exciting things are happening at CBC for children Pre-K through 5th grade and a Bible study time for young people 6th through 12th grade. Parents, mark your calendars for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6 p.m. for the big kick-off. The children and youth will be served dinner each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. prior to the studies.

Girl’s Nite Out

Shirley Meek will be our speaker for the Oct. 1 Girl’s Nite Out. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with Potluck Meal followed by Shirley sharing her personal testimony. All area women are invited to join us. There will be child care.

Worship Times


9:45 a.m. Bible study

11 a.m. Morning Worship

11 a.m. Kids Church

5 p.m. Adult Choir Practice

6 p.m. Evening Worship

6 p.m. Kingdom Kids Class


Prayer Meeting 6 p.m.


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 attend 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 Mark 9: 30-37. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. The Adult Bible Class will be led by John Morris, who will continue a study of the life of Solomon. 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? 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.  

Special Celebrations

In Faith’s church family, Keith and Ann Porter, Arvel and Jean Pugh, and Jimmy and Tammy Smith will celebrate their wedding anniversaries. We ask special blessings on all of them.

Bible studies

On Monday, Sept. 24, Sally Haynie will host a Ladies’ Bible Study at noon at her home, 1821 Arkansas. The group is studying “A Study to Discover Your Own Gifts of the Spirit, Fruit of the Spirit, and Natural Talents” and how to use them. For further information or directions, call Sally at 940.580.3116.

On Wednesday, Sept. 26 , the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue their study of Romans.

 Helping Hands board meeting

On Tuesday, September 25, the Helping Hands of Faith Board meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 3 p.m. The Oktoberfest Committee will meet at 6:30 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. Regular store hours are 10 a.m.. until 2 p.m.. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

 To contact us

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: “Set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and inpurity.” (1Timothy 4:12)

First Baptist Church of Gainesville         

Beth Moore Bible studies

We will be beginning Beth Moore's Bible study “The Inheritance” next week at two different times. Our kick off times for the first meetings are:  Sunday, Sept. 23 from 4-6 p.m. in Room #208 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 10 a.m. to noon in Room #208.  

Notes from the study will be session driven and there is no homework. These studies will end in November. If you would like to sign up, please attend the first meetings or call the church office at 665-4347 and ask for Sharon Dill.

Prime Time begins again

We have started our Prime Time Bible Studies each Thursday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Activities Building. Dr. Egan will be teaching from the book of Ephesians. This is a great time for lunch, Bible study, fun and fellowship. You will want to bring your Bibles.

Operation Christmas Child

Our Operation Christmas Child collection is in full swing. Items you may drop by the church for this month are small toys, school supplies and hard candy. Designated boxes are around the church or you may drop them by the office anytime during the week.

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


Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m.

Morning worship is at 10:30 a.m.  Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.

The title of the sermon is “Size Does Matter”!

“Better Together Group meets at 6:30 p.m.


The Men’s Breakfast is at 7 a.m.

“Parables” group meets at 6:30 p.m.


Town & Country Circle meets at 1:30 p.m.

Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m.


Women of Faith in Service (formerly Church Women United) meet at noon at Whaley United Methodist Church.  Shirley Meese is guest speaker.


DASH deliveries are on Sept. 29.

Faith in Action

“Faith in Action” is on Sept. 30.  Check to see what you would like to help with.


VISTO requests 22 oz. jelly (no glass) & 18 oz. peanut butter.  All other 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 services

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, Sept. 23, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. This week the services are led by the youth as our 2012 Sr. High Mission Trip Team speaks about their time and service to others in Marvell, Ark. The stories of mission are amazing to hear how they have transformed our youth to be a disciple of Christ.

Children on Wednesday’s (COW) program

The Children on Wednesday’s (COW) program began this week and will continue on Wednesday’s through April. This program is open to the community. The program serves children ages 3 through 5th grade and provides a safe environment. Children will be served a light snack, and will participate in music, crafts and Biblical teachings. There is a fee for this program. Please contact Patsy Morris for more information at 665-3926.

Tabletop Treasures

Tabletop Treasures, our annual UMW fundraiser, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 10:30 to 2 p.m. Tabletop Treasures displays unique and fun themed table settings and includes a luncheon served in the Fellowship Center. The community is invited to participate as well as attend this event. Profits from the fundraiser supports missions in three areas: local, regional, and global.  Tickets are available in the church office.

Mizpah Circle

Mizpah Circle will meet on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the church Parlor with their annual “Mixer.” All women are invited to attend and brig a friend. The program to be presented is “Laugh Your Way to Grace.” You are encouraged share a story involving laughter during difficult times that made a difference for you. Coffee, punch, and cookies will be served. Following the meeting, all are invited to go to lunch with us!


We are offering a new 13-session series of GriefShare this fall.  It began on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday afternoons through Dec. 4.   The group is led by Jo Brannan.  For more information call her at 612-2982 or 940-395-3405 or call the church office at 665-3926.

Concert Series

First UMC 2012-13 Concert Series opens this season on Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. featuring the award-winning gospel quartet Sterling. This event is open to the public and will be held in the Fellowship Center at the church. Tickets are available in the church office or at the door. Ticket price is $5 per person.

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.  The store is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second Time Around is located at 105 S. Denton Street and welcomes donations and shoppers.

Fall youth hours

The new youth hours for Fall have started. Jr. High youth will meet 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, 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.”

For information about our church, please call 665-3926, or visit our website,

Gainesville Bible Church

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at Gainesville Bible Church.

Pastor Mark Wascom  will bring this week’s message

 ‘Prayer for Spiritual Growth’   Ephesians 3:14-21

Weekly schedule


9 a.m. Prayers

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

Women’s Class – “The Book of Genesis”

Men’s Class – “The Book of Matthew”

10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship Service

7 p.m. Bible Study “Harmony of the Gospels”


7 p.m.  Prayer Meeting


 9 a.m.   Pot of Coffee - Men’s fellowship & service (at church)

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

Prairie Grove Baptist Church

Sunday morning was a little different service for our church, but a very exciting morning. The Lord’s Supper was observed. The Sunday School lesson was talking about the meaning of the Lord’s Supper, and how we are to think about the meaning of the Lord’s Supper and how we are to think about what it means before we accept and participate.

 Mission team report

The mission team showed slides and told of their last trip.  If anyone has any furniture items, such as bed frames, small dressers, etc., the team needs these items for the next trip in October. Thanks to all who are helping.  This started small, but through God, it is growing.

 Welcoming new members

Five people joined the church, so we are very glad to have John, Jennifer, Jacob, Josh and Katlyn.

We welcome all to come join the “little church in the country.”

Last Sunday morning the church had a baptism, and two were baptised.

We also welcome Amanda and Kenneth and baby daughter.

Fifth Sunday singing

Fifth Sunday will be all singing during the worship hour, then lunch will follow.  This is always a fun time.

Wednesday night at the church is a teaching night and the pastor is really bringing out the lessons. Everyone is enjoying these services.

Our schedule

Services begin 9:30 am for Sunday School, morning worship begins at 10:30 am.

PGBC is located at 1721 Prairie Grove Rd. in Valley View.

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. 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. in Gainesville. We can be reached at 665-5395 or via email at

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.

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 3:30 p.m.

The mission of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1167 is to help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement, to promote closer ties of fraternity among them, and to set up an elementary system of insurance so that the widows and children of members in the group who might die would not find themselves in dire financial straits. Membership is open to practicing Catholic men 18 and older. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf 940-736-3137.

Fall festival

Mark your calendar for the 2012 St. Mary’s Fall Festival! Sunday, September 30, 2012. Raffle tickets are on sale now.  Contact the Parish Office or School to get your tickets.  940-665-5395.

St. Mary’s Catholic School news:

The 1st annual Mustang Gallop will be September 30, 2012 at 8 a.m. The race is a 5K run/walk. Cost is $20/person. The first 250 to register will receive a Mustang Gallop t-shirt and voucher for a hamburger at the fall festival. The race is in conjunction with St. Mary's Annual Fall Festival and all proceeds will benefit St. Mary's School.  For more information on running, volunteering, and/or sponsoring, please contact the school at 665-5395.  

Friday, Sept. 21

• Daily Mass - 8 a.m.(Chapel)

• St. Mary's School Early Release at noon.

Saturday, Sept. 22

• Confession Opportunity — 3 p.m.

•  Anticipated Mass  — 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 23

• Sunday Mass at 8:15 a.m.

• SSR/CFF Classes (Parish Hall & SMS) 9:45 a.m.

• Sunday Mass at 11 a.m.

• Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24

• Daily Mass at 8 a.m. in the Chapel

• SMS Volleyball at home

Wednesday, Sept. 26

• Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.

• High School Youth/Religious Education (Parish Hall)

Thursday, Sept. 27

• St. Mary’s School Mass at 8 a.m.

• Book Club Meeting 5 p.m.

• RCIA Session 6:30 p.m.

• St. Mary's School Football at Wichita Falls

Friday, Sept. 28

• Daily Mass at 8 a.m. in the Chapel

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located in downtown Gainesville just east of  the Cooke County Courthouse at 415 E. California St. Our rector is Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC.

Our schedule


8 a.m. Said Mass (Rite 1)

9:15  a.m. Inquirer's Class 9/2 thru 12/9/12

9:30  Adult Sunday School  

10:30 Eucharist (Rite 1)  


6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evenings Mass and Bible Study


9:30 a.m.Thursday morning Mass and Book Study


Noon — Adoration and Confession from 4-6 p.m.  

Inquirer's Class meets  at 9:15 a.m. in the parish hall. All interested in preparing  for Confirmation, Reaffirmation or new Episcopalians welcome.

  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.

Contact information    

For more information call the us at (940)665-4705, e-mail us at, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.

Whaley United Methodist Church

Does the Bible support women taking a subordinate role to men?  With the debates about women's wages, with the objectification of women (even members of the royal family), with talk of the ‘glass ceiling,’ what does the Bible say about women's roles?  Proverbs 31 contains a poem about the different skills of a woman.  Join us for “Xena or Betty Crocker: Who Is the Biblical Woman?”

Our Celebration Worship service features excellent music and Kid Time.

Sunday Schedule

9:15 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages

10:15 a.m. Fellowship/Coffee Time in Fellowship Hall

10:30 a.m. Celebration Worship in the Sanctuary

5:30m p.m. Youth Snack Supper, activities, and Bible Study in the Dome

Adult Bible Studies

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall led by Pastor Chuck

Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Open Doors Classroom led by Rev. Denny Hook

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Christian Thinkers Classroom “Invitation Bible Study” led by Gary Hinkle and Sam Houston

Other Happenings

Whaley UMC Youth will be participating in "See You at the Pole" activities at their schools on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Whaley UMC Chancel Choir under the direction of Susan Beall rehearses each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Choir Room.

The women of Whaley UMC are proud to host the Women of Faith luncheon commemorating International Day of Peace Friday, Sept. 28 at noon in the Whaley Fellowship Hall.  There is no charge for the luncheon and all church women of the area are encouraged to attend.  The program will be presented by Shirley Meece.

Coming in October

Sunday, Oct. 7 Whaley UMC Children’s Ministries will host a Family Pizza and a Movie Night at 5:45 p.m. in the Dome

Wednesday, Oct. 31 Whaley UMC will host its annual Trick or Trunk in the Whaley parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for all area children.


Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville.  All are invited to come by and enjoy the half-mile Prayer Path that surrounds our campus.  It is a great place to get some fresh air and exercise in the wonderful Fall weather.  All are always 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” this Fall as we celebrate 125 years of worship and ministry in our community.

Vilott Baptist Church

Vilott Baptist Church is growing and receiving many blessings. Despite all the earthly wrong that is going on, we still know we have our prayer-answering God. He will stand between us and the dangers of the world if we believe and ask for it. We have seen the sick healed and the lame to walk again.

He asks so little of us and gives so much. His only command is for us to love each other. His Holy Word guides us and gives us comfort if we study it and  believe.

Our church building is on FM 678, but our church family is worldwide. The doors are open to receive all who want to worship and study.

Each Sunday morning we start with a fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. followed by the worship service at 11 a.m. with old time gospel music and singing praises unto the Lord.

We also have many prayer times; if you are in special need of prayer, let us know. There is not one excuse for not praying. It does not matter how old you are nor feeble, you can pray. We have many prayer warriors in our church.

We have seen so many healed of illnesses, jobs found, squabbles settled, and, most important, souls saved.

There are several small groups that meet during the week for Bible studies and prayer. Wednesday evening we start with a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. and there is something for all ages. At 7 p.m., the children have TeamKid, and time of training and Bible study.

There are also Bible studies and prayer groups for the youth and adults. On Thursday mornings there is a small group meeting for fellowship and Bible studies at 10:00 a.m. followed with a meal.

Call our pastor Rick Isham for counseling or need of prayers at 940-665-1629.

18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)