Gainesville Daily Register

March 8, 2013

Church News 3-8

Cooke County — Callisburg United Methodist Church

Our church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street and we welcome everyone to our Sunday school and Church services which begin at 10 a.m. and ll a.m. each Sunday.

At our church service on March 3, the acolytes were Abigail Pollard and Kirbee Webb.  

After the greeting and announcements, the congregation had the call to worship led by Pastor Kathy Brown.  Then after the Affirmation of Faith was repeated, Kim Sewell had the Children’s Time. Prayers and Concerns were then brought forth.

The Scripture reading for the morning was Mark 1:12-15 and Hebrews 4:14-16.  The title of Pastor Brown’s sermon was “A Time of Dependence.”

Then Congregation then partook of Communion.


Pastor Kathy Brown can be reached at the church at 940-665-1985 and cell phone 1-940-300-1278.

Church calendar:

Sunday, March 24 – Palm Sunday

Friday, March 29 – Good Friday Service at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30 – Easter Egg Hunt 2 p.m. (bring eggs at 1:30)

Sunday, March 31 – Easter Sunday Service.

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 15: 3, 11-32. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided.

Would you or a family member like to attend church or Sunday School, but you don’t have transportation?Just call the church at 668-7147 before noon on the day prior to the day the ride is needed.

In Faith’s church family, Kathy Davis, Richard Ditman, and Tori Hawkins will celebrate their birthdays this week. We ask special blessings on all of them.

Lenten Service will begin at 7 p.m. This year the Wednesday Lent sermons will focus on Jesus as both man and God. We will follow Jesus as He lives perfectly, obedient to the Father and at the same time enduring the struggles as one born of the flesh.

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 28: 7: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.”

First Baptist Church of Gainesville

First annual North Texas Beast Feast

Plans are underway for our first annual North Texas Beast Feast on Monday, April 29 in the evening at the Gainesville Civic Center. This is an opportunity for all men and boys who love hunting and fishing to get together for exhibits, booths, drawings and games. There will be a meal and entertainment. Dr. Paige Patterson, an avid hunter and sportsman will be the guest speaker. Tickets will be going on sale shortly, so begin making your plans now to attend this one of a kind event. More information will follow.

Golf tourney on            the horizon

Our Annual Golf Tournament is coming up in a couple of months, so start making your plans now to get a group together and have a full day of fun! Prizes and lunch make for a complete day of golfing. Put May 18th on your calendar now.

Wednesday night suppers                 

We will begin having our regular Wednesday night suppers on Wednesday, March 27 in the Fellowship Hall. Come join us as we meet together for a meal, Bible study and enjoy the many Wednesday night activities available for you and your family. You may call the church office to get your name on the list and for more information at 665-4347.

Prime Time

Our special Prime Time Thursdays are continuing each Thursday at 11:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Come enjoy a great time of Bible study with the Pastor and a meal in our Fellowship Hall.

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.

Church services are at 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.

Guest minister is Dr. Charles Traylor & the title of the sermon is “The Shining Principle.”

Fellowship Committee meets at 11:45 a.m.


Lion’s club board meeting is at 5 p.m.

“Parables” small group meets at the Ansley’s at 7 p.m.


Lenten lunch is at noon at First Christian Church.

Stewardship and Worship & Music Committees meet at 6 p.m.

Choir practice is at 7 p.m.


All committee reports are due at noon.


VISTO requests 25 oz. can of Spaghetti Sauce, 12 oz. Spaghetti Noodles & 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 five 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. We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.

Join us this Sunday, March 10, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 our Fellowship Center. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon this week is titled, “Two Sons and a Father’s Love” based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32.  The message explore the parable from the point of view of the prodigal.

Our Sunday morning worship services have moved into our Fellowship Center for the next several months while renovations are taking place in our historic sanctuary.  

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.

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,

Gainesville Bible Church

At Gainesville Bible Church we recognize that we are better than no one else – we are all beggars in this world. But at GBC we have found bread – the Bread of life – Jesus the Christ. We would love to share this life giving sustenance with you. Won’t you join us as we break Bread together?                                                                                                                                         

Pastor Mark Sunday’s Message: “Keeping the Faith;”  I John 2:18-29

Gainesville Bible Church is at 601 N. Radio Hill Rd. in Gainesville. Our mailing address: PO Box 2015, Gainesville, TX  76240. Our phone number is (940) 668-2781



Meeting times:


9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Worship

7 p.m. Bible Study


7 p.m. Bible & Prayer

Gainesville Bible Church — “Putting the Bible back in church”

Grand Avenue Baptist Church

Hanna and Emma Green pulled the little red wagon around to collect the change for Penny Sunday as Choice Stephens and Richard Hughes took up the collection.  We wished Heather Sandmann, Bud Synoground and Zettie Shuppert’s daughter a happy birthday.

GABC is located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. with off-street paved parking and entrances on the east side, on Clements Street.

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 also opens at 10:40 a.m.  Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

Prayer Meeting and Youth Get-together is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Fellowship Hall.

For early risers, we have Bible Study at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday and this includes coffee and breakfast.

Check out our website at

We usually have singing during the evening service on fifth Sundays.  This month, Easter is on the fifth Sunday and we will have singing for the evening service.  

Our church office is open from noon until 4 p.m. weekdays.  Call 665-2951 for prayer requests or more information.

New Life Bible Church

A House Divided

Pastor Andy Anderson continued the study through the book of Mark, speaking from Mark 3:20-27. Jesus’ family thought He was out of his mind when He healed people, and the scribes from Jerusalem claimed He used demonic power to cast out demons. Jesus responded to the scribes in Mark 3:23-25 saying, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

Church Work Day

Saturday morning, March 9, is our quarterly church workday. Everyone is encouraged to come help with the spring cleaning and minor repair of our church building and grounds.  

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.

Church Vision

New Life Bible Church exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus Christ, to develop them in Christian living, making a positive impact in our generation and in the world. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and the morning worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery is provided from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Sunday. New LifeBibleChurch is located at 3901 E. Broadway (about a half mile from Radio Hill Road on FM 678 just before the GainesvilleStateSchool).

You may contact us via e-mail at or find us on the web at

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., Gainesville.  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.

Lenten Schedule

Mondays: 9:30 a.m.-Morning Prayer                                                                                         

Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m.-Morning Prayer

Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m.-Morning Prayer

6 p.m.-Rosary

6:30 p.m.-Stations of the Cross

7 p.m.-Soup & Salad followed by presentation

Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - MP & Mass followed by Book Study

Fridays: 9:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer

4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. -Confession Hours

 Sundays: regular schedule    

Wednesday Presentation speakers: Week 1 - Fr. Jon Jenkins - Early Covenants          

Week 2 - Fr. Scott Wooten - Abrahamic Covenant               

Week 3 - Fr. Martin Yost - Mosiac Covenant

Week 4 - Fr. David Klein - Davidic Covenant

Week 5 - Fr. Bill Crary - New Covenant

 We invite all to come listen to these speakers and enjoy some good food and fellowship.

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

Vilott Baptist Church News

 Time change is this coming Sunday, so be sure to set your clocks forward. Spring forward and be on time to worship.

It may be hard to believe, but Easter is on the way. Mary Ann Foster, our Children's Minister, is already making plans for the community Easter Egg Hunt on March 23. That is always a wonderful celebration for children and adults alike. There will be all sorts of activities, and we love to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Vilott has the doors open and something available for all.

Sunrise Service Easter Sunday Morning is open to all. If your church does not have a sunrise service, you are welcome to join us and then attend your church.

Our church serves the Lord all over the world through missions both at home and abroad.

Weekly Schedule

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 11a.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 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.

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."

Pray for America each and every day.

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.

Whaley United Methodist Church

For the season of Lent we have chosen the theme "Growing a Deeper Faith."  This week we look at Paul's words in 2 Corinthians 5:16-21.  This passage serves as well as any at summarizing the essentials of the Christian faith.  God worked through Christ to reconcile the creation.  Join us this Sunday for "Faith for What We Can't See."  As always, the service will include excellent music...old and new.  The choir will sing At the Cross featuring soloist Nancy Moore.  Pastor Chuck will lead "Kid Time."

Sunday Schedule

8:30 a.m. X-Men Pancake Breakfast in Fellowship Hall

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

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

10:30 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. Adult Bible Study with Pastor Chuck in Fellowship Hall

Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study led by Mary Payne Caldwell in the Former Youth Room

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study" led by Anna Jo Sears in the Christian Thinkers Classroom

Upcoming Events

Whaley's X-Men, men's fellowship group, will once again step into the breach and prepare breakfast on Sunday morning.  

Pancakes and all the trimmings will be served in Fellowship Hall from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  All proceeds from this project will help support X-Men service projects throughout the year.


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.   

All are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities, missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC.  For information call (940) 665-5588.