Callisburg United Methodist Church
Come celebrate the beginning of fall with Callisburg United Methodist Church.
The Harvest Sale begins at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 and includes chili and stew and many more goodies.
There will be a silent auction and country kitchen goods. A live auction will follow.
The event is open to the community. Adults $5, Children $3.
Calvary Baptist Church
We are a church of broken people living for a loving, just, and merciful God. No matter what background you come from, inside our building we are all sinners saved by grace.
We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:45, where the dress is casual, with a relevant Bible message, and the music is a blend of hymns and contemporary praise. However, at CBC we acknowledge that worship is much more than the songs that we sing or the music we play. It is a life lived daily that brings glory to the Father and can be expressed in many ways, such as reading His Word, prayer, giving, preaching, life on mission, and spending time alone with God daily, to just name a few. The important aspect of worship is that our heart and mind are honoring and lifting up God in a way that He is the center of our lives.
If you are a little nervous about going to a new place there is no need to fear. You will be welcomed at the door with a handshake by an usher and/or a deacon and you will feel at home right away. We hope to see you next Sunday.
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
6 p.m. Prayer Meeting
6 p.m. Children and Youth Activities
9 a.m. Men's Prayer Time
Church Wide Hayride
There will be a youth sponsored hayride for the entire church this Saturday at 6:00pm at the home of Charles and Keni Gibson. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend for a good time of food and fellowship.
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 Matthew 25: 1-3. Sunday school for children and youth and Bible study for adults will begin at 9 a.m. The adult Bible class will be led by John Morris, who continues the study of the Book of Revelation this week. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided.
First Sunday meal
A First Sunday Meal will be shared by members and guests following the church service. The theme this month is Favorite Meatloaf Recipe. If you don’t have a favorite meatloaf recipe, then bring sides to go along with! Come join us.
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 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.
Birthday and anniversaries
In Faith’s church family, Cyndi Brown, Harry Kessner, Trevor Porter, Jane Martin, Sharon Norton and Lewis Crocker will celebrate their birthdays this week. Rusty and Marie Wilson will celebrate a wedding anniversary. We ask special blessings on all of them.
Book of James Bible study
On Monday, Nov. 7, Sally Haynie will continue a Bible study on the book of James. The group will meet at noon in the Fellowship Hall. You may bring a sack lunch. For details call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.
Ladies Bible study
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of Acts. The choir will meet at 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible study
On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Men’s Bible Study Group will meet at Helping Hands at 1 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. 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.
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: “First seek the counsel of the Lord.” (1 Kings 22: 5).
First Assembly of Church
This Sunday at First Assembly, Pastor Elliott will be sharing a message from a new sermon series, “True Gratitude – Giving & Receiving Thanks!”
You will be inspired as we enter into this Thanksgiving season to remember to live with a “thankful” heart. Colossians 4:2 reminds us to “devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”
Join us this Sunday in the gymnasium as we worship together at 10 am. We offer Children’s ministries and nursery care.
Sunday evening will be a regular worship service at 6 p.m., with nursery available for infants and toddlers.
Wednesday night family nights
Wednesday nights is family night at First Assembly. Wednesday evenings we offer children’s classes and Ground Zero Youth with our youth wortship band, games and fun. The adult Bible class is in the main sanctuary at 7 p.m. The adult Bible study offers an informal, enlightening discussion that will be uplifting and encouraging.
Coming up next weekend, First Assembly will be hosting a Prayer Conference with Kevin Peterson of Refining Fire Ministries. This will be held on Sat, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, and is open to all denominations. It will also continue into Sunday during our regular services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The community is invited to join us during these times. This is a discipleship and training opportunity for people to discover secret sources of power through intercessory prayer. This conference will unleash in you power through prayer that will reveal God’s plan and release God’s miracles in your life.
First Assembly also is host to Angel Academy, our accredited day care and preschool for ages 18 months to after-school age children. Our number is 612-2815 for more information.
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, “One Moment in Time.” The Scripture reading is Matthew 25:1-13.
Monday at 1 p.m. – Quilt Ministry
Monday at 6 p.m. – Financial Peace University
Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. – Mary Ruth Circle
Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. – The Fam
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. – Youth and Children groups
Wednesday at 6 p.m. – The Kingdom Experiment
Wednesday at 7 p.m. – Chancel Choir Practice
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. – Women of Vision
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 fccofficeatsbcglobal.net; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com.
First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
Welcome and 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:email@example.com or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
The Presbyterian Women Dinner Theater is at 6 p.m. on Nov. 5.
Adult Bible Study 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 Christian Education Ministry meets at 11:45 a.m.
Benjamin Turbeville was the acolyte & Matt Chalmers was the Pulpit Assistant. Janis and Dr. Clyde McCain were the greeters & tenor was Charles Hart. The sanctuary flower donation was by Patrick & J. J. Cooper in celebration of their wedding.
The Congregational Care Ministry meets at 10 a.m.
The Lions Board meeting is at 5 p.m.
The Well Graham Celebration Involvement Seminar is at 10 a.m.
The Worship and Music and the Stewardship Ministries meet at 6 p.m.
Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. with Barbara Brady, director of music/organist.
On Nov. 13 there will be a Congregational meeting after Sunday Services.
VISTO requests Thanksgiving Dinner items. Any and 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.
We would love to have you join us for worship this Sunday, November 6. This Sunday, guest preacher, Rev. Jay Langley, will deliver his sermon entitled, “We Are Not Home Yet”. Rev. Langley is a minister in the Western Pennsylvania Conference who will be moving to the area in the future. We welcome him and his wife, Margy.
The youth are selling calendars and cards as they continue to fundraise for the 2012 Summer Sr. High Mission Trip. The calendars have beautiful pictures with inscribed scriptures and the cards come in variety packs of 12 cards each with blank insides. There is a choice of 2 different sets of greeting cards and 1 set of Christmas cards. All items are $6.00 each or 2 for $10.00. The more you purchase the more you save.
Fall Fest review
Friends and family came and enjoyed the annual Fall Fest on October 30. There was plenty of fun and fellowship. We had the costume contest for all ages, the chili cook-off, many games and prizes, and the much loved cake walk. Parents relaxed and visited while our FUMC Youth Group handled all the games.
Learning Tree Gobble Wobble fundraiser
The Learning Tree Preschool will be holding their annual Gobble Wobble Fundraiser this Sunday, Nov. 6, at noon in our Fellowship Center. The Learning Tree has been a part of First UMC Ministry for 30 years and this marks the 16th Gobble Wobble Fundraiser. A Chicken Express lunch $5 for adults, $3 for age 12 and under starts off the afternoon. There is a silent auction and a live auction, with a raffle drawing for 3 different items at the conclusion of the Fundraiser. All proceeds are used toward operational costs and to sustain the quality of education The Learning tree program provides.
Missions corner donations
We have a new collections bin in our Missions Corner. We have a list of military needs that was sent to us and there is a large variety of needs for our soldiers. Please pick up a list from the mission corner if you would like to help.
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. 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.
On Sundays all youth meet for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Youth hours are as follows. The Junior High youth will meet from 4:15-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. In addition to the new youth hours a newer change started on October 2 adding a Sunday youth hours will change to Jr. High youth meeting at 5:00 p.m. with an all youth snack supper from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. followed by the Sr. High youth meeting until 7:30 p.m. The UMYF has made a choice to “Go Green” and have placed recycling bins throughout the church. Please “think before you throw” your trash in a regular container.
Find us on Facebook
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.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
At Grand Avenue Baptist Church we believe salvation is by grace through faith. It is a gift from God, not something that can be earned or bought.
We are located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. Off street paved parking and doors are on the east side on Clements Street.
Worship and luncheon
Sunday, Nov. 13, we will have a covered dish luncheon after the morning worship. GABC is known for its many good cooks so plan to join us and enjoy the good food. We will have a Deacon's Ordination at 2 p.m. that Sunday.
Fifth Sunday singing service
Every Fifth Sunday we plan to have a Singing Service at 6 p.m. We love to praise our Lord in song.
Jon Carpenter gave the opening prayer. Choice Stephens and Richard Hughes took up the offering. Dean Armstrong sang “Wash My Feet, Lord” with Suzanne Carpenter accompanying him on the grand piano.
Bro. Bill Black's sermon was from Psalms 63:1-8. It is a joy to seek after God. When we do, what blessings will be ours. Show your joy as Christians. God invites us to go to him in prayer. Don't neglect the precious priviledge of prayer.
Dean Armstrong gave the benediction.
Our church office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Call 665 2951 if you have a prayer request or need more information.
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 deliver the message, “Our Great God: Attributes to Apply! God is righteous and good.” Chuck is available at the church Wednesday and Thursday of each week.
A 30-minute broadcast of Christian music is brought to you by Gainesville Bible Church at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning on Memories 1580 (KGAF, AM 1580).
Sunday 9 a.m. Prayers for the Church
9:30 a.m. Bible Study Classes
Women’s Class - “Lies Women Believe”
Men’s Class – “The Book of Job”
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service.
Friday 9:00 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 tower. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvey Street Baptist Church
Our deepest desire is to bring glory to God 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.
Bible Study and Fellowship — 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Corporate Worship at 11 a.m.
Children’s Church @ 11 AM-Children ages 3-6 have a great time learning Gods word during this time.
Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 PM
Men and Women’s Bible Study Monday Nights @ 6:30 PM-Come join us as our ladies and our Men study the book of Acts.
This Monday night we will be discussing chapter 20 starting with verse 13. We will be discussing the following: Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders
Sunday Night Bible Study
We are studying verse by verse through the book of "Genesis."
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) at 6 p.m.
Corporate Adult Praise and Prayer at 6 p.m.
RA's & GA's Wednesday's at 5 p.m. (Grades 1-6)
During this time we seek to teach both guys and gals that the desire of God is to allow his Son (Jesus) to be the center of our lives and through God's word teach them that He (God) has a heart for the world to know Him through Jesus. All kids are invited.
Monthly Men's Breakfast
This Saturday (Nov. 5) we invite all men to join us at 8 A.M. as we share breakfast and are challenged by Gods's word.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
October was a good month for Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. On Saturday, Oct. 29, a group of church members met at the church to paint, clean, repair and do whatever was needed to get the parsonage ready for our next pastor. Some of our youth helped with the outside work such as mowing. Then a delicious lunch was served —homemade chili, soup, cookies, etc. And this was in addition to an earlier breakfast of coffee and pumpkin bread. Another Saturday workday will be needed to complete everything, but much was accomplished.
Last Sunday’s message
Bro. Chuck Williams was our guest pastor on Oct. 30, 2011. His sermon came from 2 Timothy 1:1-12. In this passage, Paul is giving the youthful Timothy instructions for using the God-given spirit of power, love, and a sound mind to strengthen his ministry. Fear is not present when you recognize God's presence in your life and His power to help you in building a church. A quote from Brother Chuck to remember, "A church is a lifeboat, and Christians are entrusted to bring people aboard."
Birthdays and anniversaries
Happy Birthday to Bobby Schindler on Nov. 4. Happy anniversary to Jack and Betty Foster on Nov. 2.
The Pastor Search Committee meets at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night. Another Church work day is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. Everyone is needed to help, so please come.
Visitors are welcome and wanted to attend our Sunday Morning Bible Study at 10 a.m. Gerald Teel's Adult Class is finishing up the book of Genesis. Next will be an in-depth study of Exodus. The Ladies' Class is continuing with special studies pertinent to women. There are also classes for youth and children. Then stay for the Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m. Please don't let lack of a pastor keep you away because Mt. Pleasant is honored to have a sought-after Interim Pastor, Dr. Gary Miller. Other pastors are applying to become the Church's permanent pastor, so the congregation has been blessed with heartfelt messages.
The Church is located in Mountain Springs at 14777 S FM 372. For more information, call 940-637- 2371 and leave a message, or visit our website at www.mtpleasantbaptistchurchonline.net.
New Beginnings Fellowship Church
Praise and worship music is led by Kim Bradley, on the guitar, and Trish Norwood, on the keyboard. Our music is easy to follow, easy to sing and prepares us for our service. This Sunday, after leading us in a few songs, Kim will be sing "Let me be your servant.”
Our services are led by Pastor Lewis Acrey, a godly man with 40 years in front of the pulpit. This Sunday, Allen Bradley will be our guest teacher/preacher. Come listen to him expose the truths from Paul's letter to Philemon.
Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. in our temporary location, the Buffalo Bill Theater at the Lone Oak Ranch at 8484 N. FM 372 in Gainesville.
Our new church building, literally in the middle of a pasture, is a few blocks away, and is going up quickly. Lone Oak Ranch is the place that host retreats and family reunions and is just a couple miles from 902.
Church work days are Nov. 5 and Nov. 19. Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Nov. 20.
If you haven't been to church for a while, please join us for a New Beginning. For information regarding our church call Pastor Lewis Acrey at (214) 769-5518.
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 at (Psalm 96.9) . 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.
Welcoming Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs
This Sunday, Nov. 6, Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs begins his tenure as new Rector of St. Paul's. We welcome Fr. Stubbs into the St. Paul family and invite everyone to come get acquainted with this enthusiastic young man. Fr. Stubbs will also be conducting Christian Education class at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening services will resume November 9 with Bible Study to follow. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour so you can be on time to meet and greet Fr. Stubbs and join in the spiritual fellowship he will bring to St. Paul's.
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 see our new Chapel in the Parish Hall and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.
For more information call the Church Office at 665-4705, e-mail us at stpaulgtxatatt.net or view our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.com.
Whaley United Methodist Church
This Sunday we commemorate All Saints Sunday, a day to remember those in our community who passed away this year. This service is a solemn time to honor those who have been among us, and to claim the promise of resurrection and eternal life. Our passage of scripture will come from Revelation 7, where John describes a vision report of life in the resurrection. Join us for "A Peek at the Resurrection."
We worship in traditional style at 9 a.m. and contemporary style at 11 a.m. Both services feature wonderful music. We invite people of all ages to attend both services. The 11:00 service includes "Kid Time."
Sunday, Nov. 6
9 a.m. Traditional worship in the sanctuary
10 a.m. Bible studies for all ages
11 a.m. Contemporary worship in the Dome
Monday, Nov. 7
6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study with Pastor Chuck in Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 8
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out for children one year of age through pre-school; registration forms are available in the church office; there are a very few openings in the toddler class; vacancies are filled on a first come/first served basis
6 p.m. Finance Committee meeting in the Conference Room
Wednesday, Nov. 9
5:30 p.m. Children's Choir (ages 3 years and up) under the direction of Jane Weaver and Kerri Kennedy-Reiter in the Library
5:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study led by Mary Payne Caldwell and Dr. Pat Ledbetter in the Open Doors Classroom
6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study," an Adult Bible Study led by Gary Hinkle in the Chapel
7 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal under the direction of Susan Beall in the Choir Room
Thursday, Nov. 10
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out
Coming in November
Sunday, Nov. 13, Whaley UMC will recognize members past and present who have served in the military with the dedication of a plaque in their honor and a video presentation in each worship service.
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, Whaley will host its annual Thanksgiving Meal for the community at Stanford House, 401 West Garnett Street, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Anyone in need of a Thanksgiving meal or someone to share it with is welcome.
The first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, Whaley UMC have only one worship service in the Sanctuary at 11 a.m. It will be followed by a Holiday Dinner and display of Family Banners for the Advent Season.
Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville. Come by and enjoy the half-mile Prayer Path that surrounds our campus. Get some fresh air and exercise while enjoying the beauties of God's creation in this glorious 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. At Whaley UMC we have One Lord, One Church, One Mission.
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