Gainesville Daily Register


February 19, 2012

Church Calendar 2-17

Callisburg Church of Christ

We had a great time this past Saturday night when we came together for our annual Valentines Dinner. A fantastic variety of Italian dishes were served, games were played and in general a great time was had by all. Thank you so much to the ladies that spent so much time and effort putting everything together for the evening.

Men’s dinner planned

We will be having a men’s dinner and movie night at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 25 in the fellowship hall. Guys come out for some great food, movie, and fellowship. Bring your sons, brothers, fathers, uncles with you. It's sure to be a great time. We will also be having a movie night for the young people of the congregation in March, stay tuned for the exact date.

Fellowship meal

Our monthly fellowship meal will be Feb. 29 following our morning service. Come for service and stay for a bite to eat.


We would love to have you come out and visit us at the Callisburg Church of Christ. We are a small congregation with a large love for the Lord and each other. You'll always find a warm welcome here! We have Sunday school classes for all ages beginning each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and worship service each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. We would love to see you there.

Callisburg United Methodist Church

The Callisburg United Methodist Church of Callisburg invites one and all to come and join us for worship services each Sunday morning, which begins at 11 a.m. Sunday School begins at 10:15 for all ages. John Gowling is the Pastor of our church (phone numbers 665-1985 (Church), (469)387-8961 and email The Church is a small country church and our mission is not only to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but to show God’s great love to all who enter. The title of Sunday morning’s sermon was: “It’s Not About You.” Each Sunday we have Children’s Church in the Sanctuary.

Kids for Christ

 Every Wednesday afternoon after school we have KFC (Kids For Christ) in the fellowship hall of the church. We began KFC with 12 kids and it has grown to sometimes as many as 60 kids. There are refreshments as soon as they arrive, a message from the Pastor, singing, crafts and then play time. The purpose of KFC is to instill God’s word into the hearts and lives of the children.

Ash Wednesday Service

Feb. 22 — 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday’s Service will be held.

Jewish missionary to bring message

March 19 — 6 p.m. Sergio Danon, a Jewish missionary who came to faith in Christ Jesus, will give a presentation of Christ in the Passover.

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to join our 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: 2-9. 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 begin a new study that will explore the question “What Happens to Me When I Die?” 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? We can help. 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, Ella Davis, Aaron Garrett, Sky Davis, Donna Maschmeier and Margie Hershey will celebrate their birthdays this week. Bob and Carol Haubold will celebrate a wedding anniversary. We ask special blessings on all of them.

On Monday, Feb. 20, 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 Wednesday, Feb. 22, 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.

Ash Wednesday services will be at 7 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 local nonprofit organizations. 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: “Encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people.” (Deuteronomy 3: 28).

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 and leave a message or or visit at


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 “Primary Lessons” with guest speaker, Matt Curry.

Sunday Review

Reynolds and Lydia Ansley were the greeters and Bob Skupin was the Pulpit Assistant. The flowers for the sanctuary were donated by Reynolds & Lydia Ansley in loving memory of her father, Vicente C. Llanes, and Victor Albano.


The Angel Box Project group meets at 2 p.m.

The “Dare to Dream” small group study meets at Rev. John’s at 7 p.m. at 311 Church St.


A brown bag lunch in Tyler Hall is planned at noon for the “Dare to Dream” group.

Council (Session) meets at 6:30 p.m.

Ash Wednesday

The Town & Country Circle meeting is at 1:30 p.m.

Ash Wednesday services are at 6 p.m.

Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. with Barbara Brady, director of music/organist.


DASH delivery will be on Feb. 25.


VISTO requests 18 ounce oatmeal, dry pinto beans and toilet tissue. Any and all donations are accepted.

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, “The Thin Veil.” The Scripture reading is Mark 9:2-9.

Ash Wednesday Service

Our Ash Wednesday Service is Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which is the time of preparation for Easter. Beside the imposition of ashes, our service will include music, Scripture readings, prayers, a time of confession, meditation, and the Lord’s Supper.


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; or go to our website at

Gainesville Bible Church

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

Our guest Pastor Glenn James will bring this weeks message on the subject of “The Great Hope we have now.” Revelation 22:20

Weekly schedule


9 a.m. — Prayers for the Church

9:30 a.m. Bible Study Classes

Women’s Class — “The Book of First Thessalonians”

Men’s Class — “The Book of Matthew”

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service.


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

Our location

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 668-2781. Our web address is Contact us by email at

Grand Avenue Baptist Church

At Grand Avenue Baptist church we will be having a potluck dinner in the Fellowship Hall after the morning worship to honor Al Latham, our Chairman of the Deacons.

Our speaker will be Dr. Tom Heath, speaking to us about missions.

 Please join us for both of these events and enjoy the blessings. We wished Zeddie Shuppert a happy birthday Feb. 13 and Bobbye Stephens a happy birthday Feb. 14. Our choir sang a grand old Fanny J. Crosby favorite Blessed Assurance accompanied by Suzanne Carpenter at the grand piano. Cameron Stogner gave the opening prayer.

Rick Collett and Choice Stephens took up the offering.

Jon Carpenter's sermon about how ordinary people become extraordinary Christians used the testimony of a new Christian, Tina Watson, and a mature Christian, Mary Friddell. For both, daily Bible reading and prayer is important. We can't save ourselves; salvation comes by grace through faith. Bro. Carpenter also used the 14th chapter of John to show that a personal relationship with the Trinity enables us to be still and know God. Let your light shine in spite of opposition. Our Associate Minister, Keven Sandmann, gave the benediction.

Contact information

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

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

Our schedule

We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast in the Fellowship Hall followed by Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for all ages and Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m. The children have their own Children's Church with loving and dedicated teachers. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

Tuesday night at 7 p.m. our Grief Support Group meets in the Fellowship Hall.

 Wednesday night at 7 p.m. our Prayer Meeting is in Fellowship Hall and also the Get-together for our Youth.

Harvey Street Baptist Church

 Our deepest desire is to bring glory to our Lord 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.

Weekly Services

Sunday School-Bible Study & Fellowship at 9:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning Corporate Worship at 11 a.m.

Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Children ages 3-6 have a great time learning God’s word during this time.

Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 p.m.

Men & Women’s Bible Study Monday Nights at 6:30 p.m. Come join us as we share a meal and study the book of Revelation.

 Bible study

This Monday Night we will be discussing the book of Revelation. Starting with chapter 1 verse 8.

Wednesday Nights

Youth Group (Grades 7-12) at 6 p.m.

Corporate Adult Praise & Prayer at 6 p.m.

RAs & GAs Wednesdays at 5 p.m. (Grades 1-6)

During this time we seek to teach both young men and young ladies that the desire of God is to allow his Son to be the center of our lives and through God's word teach them that He has a heart for the world to know Him through Jesus. All kids are invited to come.

Sunday Night Series: Spiritual Warfare

Come and join us on Sunday Nights at 6 as we study Ephesians 6:10-20 and understand better the invisible war that is raging around us and learn Biblical principles as to how to overcome the attacks of the enemy.

Italian Food & Fellowship

Following Evening Worship on the twenty-sixth of this month we will share food and fellowship together, come join us.

Ladies “Brave” Retreat

April 13-14 in Falls Creek, Okla. Ladies of all ages are invited to come.

Men’s “Rewired” Conference

April 27-28 in Falls Creek, Okla. Men of all ages are invited to come.

Mission United Methodist Church

Mission United Methodist Church welcomes you to join us each Sunday at 11 a.m. to worship at 1305 Culbertson Street in Gainesville.

Rev. Roslyn Eugster serves as pastor and Mat Matthews serves as lay leader. Adult Sunday School and Children’s Sunday School both begin at 10 a.m. We have Bible Study every Wednesday night under the direction of Rev. Franklin Wade, with a meal at 6 p.m. followed by bible study at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming events

We have many events planned for the month of February. On Feb. 18 at 6 p.m., we are showing the movie, “Courageous,” with a meal beforehand for parents to enjoy a night out. Childcare will be available with a meal and various activities for the children to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there. Also, on Feb. 22, we will have our Ash Wednesday Service at 6 p.m. where we will begin our journey in the 40 days of lent. Hope to see you there.

We welcome friends and families of all ages at Mission. If you are looking for a church home or some place to see God’s word in action, check us out on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist

On Feb. 12, Pastor Chuck Williams led the congregation on a journey through the Bible, searching for the meaning of “truth” in God’s Word. In Genesis and Exodus we learn that truth is God's very nature. Therefore, Christians and their churches must be grounded in truth to be effective. There is a pattern of explanation from the Old Testament through the New which will help one discover the importance of truth in our relationships with others. In today's world, it is common to hear the following: “Well. That may be true for you, but it isn't true for me.” Not so, there is such a thing as absolute truth — God's truth.

Birthday greetings

Happy Birthday to Calvin Sullivan and Mattie Bateman on Feb. 1, to Brent Johnson on Feb. 9, to Candy Croix on Feb. 12, to Linda Bevers on Feb. 14, and to Casey Boaz on Feb. 18.

Bible study and worship Schedule

Wednesday at 6 p.m. is Bible Study time at Mt. Pleasant. Visitors are welcome to come.

Visitors are also welcome to attend Sunday School at 10 a.m. There are classes to fit all ages and needs. Then stay to enjoy a sermon by Pastor Charles “Chuck” Williams at 11 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is in the Mountain Springs Community at 14777 S FM 372. For more information, call (940) 637-2371 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you. You may also visit our website at

St. Paul’s Episcopal

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 @ (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.

We invite you to come hear Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs at St. Paul’s and join us in praising and enjoying the living God, as we give gloryand thanksgiving to our Creator and show kindness to one another. Adult bible study will take place at 9:30 with Fr. Stubbs continuing with the Lamb of God series. Fr. Stubbs will also be offering the blessing of the new addition to the East Narthex given in memory of Mary Sue Davis Leonard by her husband Joe Leonard. A beautiful red oak cabinet with the Dove of Peace statue.

 This Sunday VISTO Luncheon will be held Feb. 19 following 10:30 service.

St. Paul’s Annual Pancake Supper is set for Feb. 21. Tickets are available from members or at the Parish office at 411 E. California St. St. Paul's will once again be the host church for the Community Lenten Luncheons conducted by the Ministerial Alliance.

 For more information contact St Paul's at our church office 411 E. California St., 665-4705 Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. till noon, e-mail us at or visit our website at

Vilott Baptist Church News

 God is working in Vilott Baptist Church. Our congregation is growing, the youth and children's departments are active and dedicated, our adults and seniors serve as devoted examples for all. We would love to have you join us as we worship and fellowship.

Our schedule

We begin Sunday mornings with a fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. The worship service begins at 11 a.m. and the Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday evenings we get together for a family meal at 6 p.m. The children at Vilott are some of our most precious treasures; so we have dedicated folks teaching them in TeamKid about loving and praising the Lord and about missions at home and around the world. Every child is welcome to join in at 7 p.m. A small group meets at the same time each Wednesday for Bible study, and we have a group of prayer warriors who come together, too.

Our youth group will be presenting an inspiring program this Saturday followed by their annual Valentine’s Banquet. You will not want to miss this.

On Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. you have the opportunity to join another small group for Bible study followed by a fellowship lunch afterwards.

Contact information

Our pastor Rick Isham is available for counseling and prayer any time you need him. We have people throughout the church who are called to be prayer warriors. You can always be a partner in prayer. God loves you, and so do we. Come join us. Call Pastor Rick Isham at 940-665-1629.

We are located on FM 678 east and north of Callisburg. The buildings are nestled in a grove of trees on the curve. Look for us, and we are looking for you.

Whaley United Methodist Church

We can never understand fully the mystery of Jesus’ transfiguration. We affirm it as a sign of God’s power, even if we cannot explain it. Jesus’ transfiguration reminds us that we can see evidence of God's power in our everyday lives. Join us this Sunday for the sermon, “Who Moved the Clouds?” from Mark 9:2-11.

We worship in traditional style at 9 a.m. and contemporary style at 11 a.m. both services feature excellent music, and the 11 a.m. service includes "Kid Time."

Whaley Happenings

Sunday, Feb. 19

9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

10 a.m. Bible Studies for all ages

11 a.m. Contemporary Worship in the Dome

12 p.m. Children's Council meeting in the Dome

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

Monday, Feb. 20

10 a.m. Lamplighters Circle in the Church Parlor

12 p.m. New Day Circle at Edelweiss Tea Haus, 105 South Commerce Street

6:30 p.m. X-Men, men's fellowship, dinner and program in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, Feb. 21

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out for children one year of age through pre-school; registration forms are available in the church office; vacancies are filled on a first come/first served basis

6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting in the Conference Room

6:30 p.m. Koinonia Circle in the home of Brenda Hinkle

7 p.m. Gleaners Circle in the home of Nita Boardman

Wednesday, Feb. 22

5:45 p.m. Adult Bible Study led by Rev. Denny Hook in the Open Doors Classroom

6 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study," an Adult Bible Study led by Gary Hinkle in the Christian Thinkers Classroom

6:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship in the Sanctuary

7 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal under the direction of Susan Beall in the Choir Room

Thursday, Feb. 23

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out

11:30 a.m. United Methodist Women Call to Prayer and Self-Denial Luncheon in Fellowship Hall

Upcoming Events

Whaley UMC is pleased to furnish the light lunch and devotional for the first in this year's series of Ministerial Alliance Lenten Luncheons on Wednesday, February 29 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

An All-Church Family Movie and Game Night will be held Sunday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Whaley Dome.


Whaley United Methodist Church is celebrating 125 years of worship and mission in the Gainesville community and surrounding area in 2012. All are invited and encouraged to “Come Home to Whaley UMC in 2012.” We are located at 701 Rosedale Dr. in Gainesville. All are always welcome to participate in the activities, missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC. For information call 665-5588. At Whaley UMC we have One Lord, One Church, One Mission.

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    The following church news items were submitted for the week of Feb. 1.

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  • Men's group Church to start new ministry

    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.

    June 13, 2013

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