Callisbsurg United Methodist Church
The Callisburg United Methodist Church located at 123 Oscar Cole Street, Callisburg, Texas 76240 welcomes you to our Sunday morning services which begin at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday school and 11 a.m. for Church Services. Come and worship the Lord with us each Sunday. Our Pastor is Kathy Brown.
Children’s Time was led by Kathy Day. Mason Day and Paul Pollard were the ushers for the month of July.
The women of the church had a wonderful Baby Shower for Jami Hamilton on Saturday July 18th.
On Aug. 18 a shower will be held at the Church Fellowship Hall for Karly Holder. The time of the shower is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Karly’s selections are from Target, Babies-R-Us and Wal-Mart.
On Sept. 15 the Church will have its annual Harvest Sale. A fish fry is planned.
On Sept. 8 the Community Club will have its annual Garage Sale.
Pastor Kathy Brown can be reached at the church by calling 665-1985 or 940-300-1278. Kathy will be in classes during the day through Aug. 2.
In her absence, you may contact Doyle Henderson at (903) 227-7868 or (903) 651-0068.
Calvary Baptist Church
Last Sunday morning CBC welcomed our new Interim Pastor, Dr. Robert Sutton and his wife Beckie. He has pastored churches for more than 36 years in several different states. Dr. Sutton has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Divinity. Beckie is a Special Education teacher in the metroplex. Robert and Beckie are residents of Frisco. They have four adult children.
In Memory of Bill Meek
Our hearts were saddened by the death of Music Minister, Bill Meek. His death was certainly a shock to everyone who knew him. Bill had served at Calvary for more than three years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Shirley and their family.
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.
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.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Visitors are always welcome at our church services and activities at 1503 W. California Street.
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.
On Saturday, a session for unendowed adult temple baptisms will take place at the Dallas Temple at 7 p.m.
The next get-together for the Empty Nesters group is Monday night at 6 p.m. at Sister Janet Clinton's home. Bring a potluck dish.
Stake Youth Dance
The next Stake Youth Dance will be on Aug. 18, starting at 8:30 p.m. at the Stake Center.
Mark your calendars to attend the “Why I Believe” Fireside on August 19 at 7 p.m. at the Stake Center.
Cub Scouts CAN
The Cub Scouts of Troop 670 are still 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 support!
Work on Genealogy
The Family History Center is open for members and the public on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The center is at 1503 W. California Street and there is no charge to use the genealogy center.
The Gainesville Ward website is found under tools at www.lds.org.
The Ward Missionaries can be contacted at 940-726-3808.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Science Society
On Sunday, June 24, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Soul” 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.
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-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.
Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 p.m. Verse by Verse study of the Gospel of Mark.
Men & Women’s Bible Study Monday Nights at 6:45 p.m. Verse by Verse study of the book of Revelation.
This Monday Night we will be starting with chapter 15 starting with verse 1. We will be discussing the following:
The Song of Moses and of the Lamb
The Seven Bowls of the Seven Plagues
Corporate Mid-Week Worship at 6 p.m. Study In The Psalms/Prayer Time
Our "Kingdom Kids' are taking off the month of August, we will start back up in September, check back for updates!
We are seeking a Bi-Vocational Director of Children/Youth, for more info please call, if no one answers leave a message!
Need a ride to one of our services? Call us at 665-2504 and leave a message.
First Baptist Church of Era
First Baptist Church of Era will host a day in the park from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday in the large pavilion at Leonard Park.
The guest speaker will be Corby LaCroix.
Guests can enjoy a free lunch and there will be bounce houses for the kids.
Era FBC’s pastor is Mike Burnett.
First Baptist Church of Gainesville
Our Children's Ministry is planning a Back to School Splash Bash on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be water slides as well as swimming. For more information call Todd Stevens at 665-4347.
Second Annual "First Family" Picnic
Our second annual picnic is being planned for Aug. 26 — 5 to 8 p.m. at Leonard Park. This will be a great picnic complete with a men's cake baking contest, a women's crazy hat contest, food, bounce houses, fellowship and fun! Bring your lawn chairs and join in the fun! There will be something for everyone.
FBC Game Night
Our monthly game night will be Saturday, Aug. 11 in the Activities Building. Everyone is invited to come for games such as chicken foot, 42, card games, etc. Be sure and bring your favorite snack. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. and will continue to 9 p.m. Just bring your favorite game and snack and come on!
Several opportunities are being offered through our Ladies Ministry. One special activity is a ladies mentoring ministry. If you are interested in mentoring or being mentored you will want to sign up by calling the church office at 665-4347. Look for more information to follow about this ministry.
Special upcoming youth event
A very special BACK2TRUTH YOUTH RALLY featuring several bands and artists will be happening here at the First Baptist Church Activities Building August 18 at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30. This is one event you won't want to miss!
Gainesville Bible Church
We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at Gainesville Bible Church.
Our Pastor, Mark Wascom will bring this weeks message "God's Plan for the Church" Ephesians Ch. 1:1-8.
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.
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). If you need to reach us, our office number is (940) 668-2781. Our web address is www.gainesvillebiblechurch.com. Contact us by email at email@example.com.
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 email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
Adult Sunday School is at 9 a.m.
Sunday Services are at 10:30 a.m. & Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.
The title of the sermon is: “Ant Rafts”
There’s a Christian Education meeting at 11:45 a.m.
Greeters were Mary Gorton & Olivia Rivoire. Steve Skupin was the Pulpit Assistant; Lloyd & Katie Marshall’s grandson, Max Marshall with his electric guitar, joined choir director, Barbara Brady, in playing “Amazing Grace.” Max is visiting from Charleston, N.C. Charles Hart, tenor & D. J. Bailey, baritone sang “The Honors of Thy Name;” and the flower donation was by Charles Hart & Pam Hirschi in celebration of new beginnings & love.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry gave quilts to Barbara Marshall and two other ladies for health problems.
The Creative Arts Camp is on August 6-10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Worship & Music and the Stewardship committees meet at 6 p.m. Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m.,
Saturday, Aug. 11 — the Prayer Quilt Ministry meets at 10 a.m.
VISTO requests 15 ounce cans of fruit.
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 St. 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, Aug 5, for worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. This Sunday, is Holy Communion Sunday with the rail offering going to support the Soles for Souls Mission Project (read below for detailed information). Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled “Equipping the Saints,” based on Ephesians 4:7-16.
‘Soles for Souls’
“Soles for Souls” is a mission effort of First UMC with a goal of providing children of Cooke County who qualify with a new pair of shoes to start off the school year. New shoes may be brought to the church for distribution to local schools and the Boys and Girls Club, and monetary donations made be made out to FUMC and designated to be used for the Soles for Souls program. Monetary contributions will be turned into gift cards and will be issued by VISTO. We will dedicate the shoes during worship on Aug. 19.
Our Chancel Choir has had a month of rest during July and will start rehearsals with a workshop this Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Center. The Heritage Ringers will resume rehearsals on Aug. 29. Our youth and children’s choirs will start up again in September dates and times TBA.
Youth group event
Our Youth group will have a special event On Saturday, Aug. 4. Wear your swimsuits because the Giant Water Slides are back along with a cook-out from 3 to 7 p.m. Youth are encouraged to invited a friend, bring a towel, T-shirt, and sunscreen, along with a positive attitude! Contact Shawna Brinkley for more information at 665-3926.
On Sundays all youth meet for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Youth hours for both Jr. and Sr. High during the month of July and some of August will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Any youth needing a ride please call the Church Office before noon on Wednesday. For more information, please contact Shawna Brinkley at the church office, 665-3926.
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.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
We had two more baptisms at Grand Ave., Hannah Green and Savannah McNeely. Praise the Lord. God in his wisdom made salvation simple enough for children to understand and yet deep enough to puzzle scholars. We will be praying for these new Christians. We expect more baptisms next week.
Since this Sunday is the first Sunday in August, it will be Penny Sunday at Grand Ave. Bring your change to put in the little red wagon as the children pull it around at offering time.
Choice and Bobbye Stephens will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on August 18. Details and invitation to follow.
“The Word” Youth go out to lunch the first Sunday of every month. Join us for lunch. Location is undecided and changing.
GABC is located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. Off-street paved parking and entrance doors are on the east side, on Clements Street.
We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall with coffee and breakfast followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and the Morning Worship at 10:40. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. our Grief Support Group meets in Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer Service and the Youth Get-Together in the Fellowship Hall.
GABC is a praying church and a caring church. You will find a warm welcome when you join us.
New Life Bible Church
The first Sunday of the month always brings a potluck fellowship after church. Even if you couldn’t make food, please stay anyway. There will be plenty!
The women of New Life Bible are involved in a study on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. based on the book, “Made to Crave” by Lysa Terkeust, which helps teach how to turn your desires away from cravings and toward Christ. Women throughout the community are invited to join this study led by Kim Wilson.
Weekly Men’s Coffee
The men of NLBC meet every Saturday from 7 to 8 a.m. at the church for coffee, fellowship, and a time of study and prayer. Please come, and feel free to bring a friend to this important fellowship.
Wednesday Night Study
The Brent and Cyndi Banks are leading a study in their home each Wednesday night through the summer, based on the book “Radical.” All adults are encouraged to join them from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please call or email the church for the Banks’ address.
Adult Bible Fellowship
Geoff Haberman is leading a Sunday morning bible study each Sunday at 9:30 in room 204. This is an interactive bible study which helps all those attending to increase their understanding of God’s Word. The fellowship is currently studying the book of Joshua.
High School Youth
Youth leaders James and Alison Lewis meet with the high school youth in the outer building every Sunday morning at 9:30. The high school also meets on Wednesday evenings at the Lewis’ home, learning how to study their bibles.
Junior High Youth
The junior high youth meet on Sunday morning as well, and are currently learning the foundational principles of the Old Testament, relating that knowledge with the New Testament, and growing their relationship with the Lord.
New Life Family Prayer
Each Sunday morning those wishing to join in corporate prayer are invited to come together in one of the front hall Sunday school rooms from 9 to 9:30.
This is an opportunity to lift our church and our leadership up in prayer, as well as others who come to mind. Sunday school for all ages, toddlers through adults, begins immediately after the prayer time.
A nursery is offered throughout Sunday morning, and during the church service. Children’s Church is also offered for the children toddler-aged through pre-school.
Praise and Worship
Steven Dulock and the praise team use their God-given talent to lead the congregation in contemporary praise and worship every Sunday morning before the church receives the Word of God. Everyone is invited to experience this time of praise, lifting your voice to our Creator.
Nursing Home Ministry
New Life Bible is involved in a ministry to the people of one of the local nursing homes. The young people have “adopted” three of the residents who might not have friends or family to check in on them, and will be visiting them frequently. Please see the youth department director, Kimberly Wilson, for details on helping with this ministry.
State School Ministry
Every 4th Sunday of the month members of New Life Bible meet after church to minister to the young men at the GainesvilleStateSchool.
If you feel called to participate in this ministry, please see Robert or Susan Gleaton at the church.
NLBC believes in preparing the young people for battle as they go out into the world. AWANA encourages children and youth to learn God’s word through memorization, reinforcing lessons, and fun games and activities. The AWANA program is on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and includes children who turned three by Sept. 1, as well as Junior High students. AWANA is on hiatus for the summer, but will return when the school year resumes.
You may contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or find us on the web at newlifebible.com.
You may also “like” us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Life-Bible-Church.
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.
8 a.m. Sunday - Said Mass (Rite 1)
9:15 a.m. Christian Education
9:30 Adult Sunday School current topic “The Footprints of God.”
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 Friday - Adoration and Confession from 4 to 6 p.m.
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 in the Parish Hall 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 News
In some ways this summer has just flown by. But as the season begins to change, one thing always stays the same. We always need the guidance of our Heavenly Father and He is always available to us. At Vilott Baptist Church we come together to praise Him, study His Word, and fellowship in His family.
Vilott Baptist Church is located on FM 678 just outside of Callisburg. We have something for everyone. Sunday mornings start with a fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 10 Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m. Our Pastor Rick Isham brings the Lord's message straight from His Holy Word.
We sing the old gospel songs and some new ones. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m.
There are several small groups that meet during the week for Bible studies and prayer. Wednesday, August 15, we start with a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. and then we are having Family Fun Night.
You may call the church office for details about this annual event. On Thursday mornings there is a small group meeting for fellowship and Bible studies at 10 a.m. followed with a meal.
If you need directions to get to Vilott, please call 665-1629.
Whaley United Methodist Church
Join us for "Full, but not Satisfied," from John 6:24-35. We will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. The service is filled with excellent music and we have a special time for kids.
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
Whaley UMC Kids' Day Out
Kids' Day Out is now registering for the Fall session. KDO is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for children one year of age through preschool. Vacancies are very limited and are filled on a first come/first served basis. For more information call Misty Post at (940) 284-4921.
Ladies' Night Out
The women of Whaley UMC will enjoy their annual Ladies' Night Out Tuesday evening, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. A light supper will be served followed by musical entertainment.
125th Anniversary Celebration
Former Whaley pastor Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby will return to fill the Whaley pulpit Sunday, Aug. 12 as part of our anniversary celebration. All former Whaley members and friends are invited to join us Aug. 25 and 26 to celebrate 125 years of worship and ministry in our community.
A Reunion Choir of former choir members and directors will rehearse Saturday Aug. 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
At 6 p.m. all will gather in Fellowship Hall for an indoor picnic and old-fashioned Gospel Sing. Sunday, Aug. 26 we will all join in Celebration Worship led by Rev. Dr. Larry George, assistant to the bishop of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and Rev. Dr. Marvin Guier, Northwest District Superintendent. The Reunion Choir will sing for the service. A meal will be served following the service.
Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville. For information call (940) 655-5588.
Woodbine Baptist Church
Woodbine Baptist Church will host its Vacation Bible School from 6;30 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 6-10.
Callisbsurg United Methodist Church
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Gainesville Westminster Presbyterian Church, deeply entrenched as part of the community since 1946, is stepping out in faith by reaching out through a new ministry beginning Jan. 27 entitled “Men’s Accountability Network” (MAN). The ministry is designed to provide encouragement and support to men who aspire to build stronger relationships with God and family.
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Callisburg United Methodist Church
The Callisburg United Methodist Church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street in Callisburg, Texas and you are invited to attend the services which begin each Sunday at 10 a.m. for Sunday school and 11 a.m. for church.
The Acolytes this Sunday morning were Jake Pollard and Austin Smith. Ushers for the month are Larry Wallace and Bill Magee.
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