Gainesville Daily Register

July 13, 2012

Church news 7-13

Gainesville Daily Register

Callisburg United Methodist Church

The Callisburg United Methodist Church extends a warm welcome to everyone to attend church services every Sunday morning which begin at 11 a.m. and Sunday school which begins at 9:45 a.m. The church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street in the Callisburg community.

The church is now under the leadership of Pastor Kathy J. Brown who was formerly pastor at Sadler United Methodist Church.  

Pastor Brown will be out of town in classes for the next four weeks but will be here for Sunday services.  In her absence, you may contact Doyle Henderson, Pastor of the Sadler United Methodist Church by cell phone (903) 227-7868 and at home at (903) 651-0068.

The Scripture reading this morning was from the Old Testament: Psalms 145:8-16 and the New Testament: Matthew 6:33.

The title of Pastor Brown’s sermon this Sunday morning was “Desiring God: Seeking God’s Face.” Pastor Brown challenged the church to reprioritize our lives and seek God by reading the Word of God and by praying.

This Sunday Dale Hassell had the Children’s time and next Sunday morning the Children’s Time will be led by Polly Williams. Ushers for the month of July are Jason Day and Paul Pollard.

A baby shower will be given Jami Hamilton from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.  It’s a girl and selections are at Target, Babies-R-Us and Walmart.

A baby shower will be given for Karly Holder from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. It’s a boy.

Christian Science Society

On Sunday, July 15, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Truth” 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.

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.

Ward Temple Night

Ward Temple Night is this Saturday at 5 p.m.

Youth Stake Dance

The next Youth Stake Dance is Saturday, July 21.

Ward Potluck

On Sunday, July 22, there will be a potluck following the church services.

Ward Activity

Mark your calendars for the ward activity at Lake Kiowa on Tuesday, July 24, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Ward Website

The Gainesville Ward website is found under tools at

Ward Missionaries

The Ward Missionaries can be contacted at 940-726-3808.

Visiting Teaching

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

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 6: 14-29. 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 David. 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? 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.

On Saturday, July 14, ACT (Active Christians Together) will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a potluck supper. Bring a dish to share and then games and Christian fellowship will be enjoyed.

Sally Haynie hosts Ladies’ Bible Study

On Monday, July 16, Sally Haynie will host a Ladies’ Bible Study at noon at her home, 1821 Arkansas St. 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 Tuesday, July 17, the Faith Sewing/Quilting Club will meet at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 18, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue their study of Romans.

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.

Contact information

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: “Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we are dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.” (Ephesians 2: 4-5)

First Baptist Church of Gainesville

Vacation Bible School

Come join in the fun here next week at the First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School. Join us for our “Amazing Wonders Aviation Experience” with crafts, games, music, Bible stories and missions activities.  VBS is for all children that have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. Our VBS is being held each evening beginning this Sunday, July 15 through Thursday, July 19. It will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. You may register in advance by calling the church office at 665-4347 or dropping by 308 E. Broadway between 8 and 5 each day. Hope to see you here.

Game Night

Game night for adults is this Saturday evening beginning at 6 to 9 p.m. in the Activities Building here at First Baptist Church. Chicken foot, 42, dominoes, and all kinds of games make for a fun evening. Of course, bring your favorite snack and come join in the fun.

Dr. Egan continues 1 Thessalonions study

Dr. Egan will be continuing our study through the book of 1 Thessalonians. We are currently in chapter 4. Join us each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. for the modern service or 10:50 a.m. for the traditional service.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning and we have a place for you. Evening Bible study is at 6 p.m.

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 Dr. Bobby Hawley is titled, “Filled With the Holy Spirit.” The Scripture reading is Matthew 25:14-30.

Movie Night

Friday, July 13, is Movie Night in the CLC at 7 p.m.  We will be showing “Despicable Me.” Admission and popcorn are free, but we will be selling sodas, and movie candy.  Proceeds will go to the clothes pantry for school children.

Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast is Saturday at 9 a.m. at the church.


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; or go to our website at

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.

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:  “Paying a Price.”

Sunday Review

Greeters were Sandra Currie, Carla Waters and Tim Turbeville.  Steve Skupin was the Pulpit Assistant; soloist was Ruthie Chalmers and she sang “God is my Shepherd” and the flower donation was by Linda Seal in celebration of the birthdays of Kelsey, Herman, Parker, Kevin and Phyliss.

Creative Arts Camp


The Creative Arts Camp registration Begins on Monday, July 9 and ends on July 30. Registration forms can be obtained from the church office or on the church’s website.  The camp starts on August 6-10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  There is a fee of $5.  Only the first 30 will have a spot.  This year’s courses are:  Sun Catcher, Water Color Painting & Quilting.


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


All Newsletter articles are due at noon in the church office.


VISTO requests 10 ounce cream of anything soup, 14 ounce broth, 10 ounce soup.  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 St. 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. 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.

During the month of July we are inviting everyone to come to church dressed comfortably for the warmer temperatures.

Join us this Sunday, July 15, for worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. This Sunday, Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled “A Master Plan for a Better Future,” based on Ephesians 1:3-14.  This passage reassures us that no matter how uncertain life may seem at times, God has a plan for us and for the world.

Children’s Music Camp concludes

Our Children’s Music Camp, was held this week. The children worked hard on the production, Spend Awhile on the Nile. The children not only learn the songs and lines, but also help create the set and props. The performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13 in the Fellowship Center.

Learning Tree Preschool registration

The Learning Tree Preschool has openings for both 3 and 4 year olds for the 2012-13 school term. Your child or grandchild must be 3 or 4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2012 to be eligible to enroll in the program. For more information you may reach Connie Hoberer, Director, by calling the church office at 665-3926.

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 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second Time Around is located at 105 S. Denton St. and welcomes donations and shoppers.

Youth schedule

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.

The week of July 23 through July 26 our youth will be out in the community during Youth Mission week. On Friday July 27, all youth mission workers are invited to the Rough Riders game. 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.

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

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at Gainesville Bible Church.  Our guest Pastor Mark Wascom will bring this weeks message, “Walking in Unity” Ephesians 4:1-16.

Weekly schedule


9 a.m. Prayers

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). 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  Contact us by email at

Grand Avenue Baptist Church

We will have a brother and a sister coming for baptism on the July 22.  Praise the Lord.  We welcome both of you as new Christians and we will be praying for you, Madison and Colton Simpson.

Prayers for our nation

ABBA is opening their doors for anyone who would like to pray for our nation, to stop abortion, to take us back to our Christian values.  Their times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  ABBA is located at the intersection of Broadway and Taylor Streets.

Sunday review

Rick Collett is filling in for Benny Strong, our Music Minister who is on vacation.  We wished Hugh Porter a happy birthday.  George Garner and Choice Stephens took up the offering while Suzanne Carpenter played “Open My  Eyes, Lord” on the grand piano.

Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. The brave men who composed and signed the Declaration of Independence realized the cost for their actions could be severe. And indeed they were.

But they could take comfort from these verses which say  “We will not lose heart.  Outwardly we are wasting away, but inwardly we are renewed day by day.” Our temporary troubles work to achieve eternal glory for us.

Our location

GABC is conveniently located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave.  We have off-street,paved parking and entrance doors on the east side, on Clements Street.

We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.   Morning Worship is at 10:40 a.m.  Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

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

Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. we have Prayer Meeting and Youth Get-together in the Fellowship Hall.

This Friday, July 13, is  our Game and Movie night at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  We have this on the second Friday of each month.  Come and enjoy fun and fellowship.

You will find a warm welcome at Grand Ave. Baptist Church.

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.

Weekly Services

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

Sunday Morning Corporate Worship and 11 a.m.

Children’s Church and 11 a.m. Children ages 3-7 have a great time learning God’s word during this time.

Sunday Evening Corporate Worship and 6 p.m.

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

Bible Study  

Monday Night- This Monday night we will be starting with chapter 13 starting with verse 11 in the book of Revelation. We will be discussing “The Beast out of the Earth.”

 Wednesday Nights

Corporate Adult Praise & Prayer and 6 p.m. (Study In The Psalms)

“Kingdom Kids”

Sunday Nights (6-7 p.m.)

Nursery — (Babies-2 years old)

“Look At Me” Bible Study — (3 year old-K)

Scripture Memory — (1-3 Grade)

Scripture Memory – (4-6 Grade)

Wednesday Nights

Nursery — (Babies-2 Years Old) (5 p.m.)

“Mission Friends” — (3 Years Old-K) (5 p.m.)

Girls in Action — (Grades 1-6)  (5 p.m.)

Royal Ambasaddors – (Grades 1-6) (5 p.m.)

Children’s Choir — (3 years old-6 Grade)  (6:15 p.m.)

Need a ride to one of our services? Call us and 665 2504 and leave a message.

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. The staff and parishioners of St. Mary are committed to being hospitable and welcoming to all God’s people. 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 Street in Gainesville. Our phone number is 665-5395.

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 9 p.m. and First Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Adoration is a beautiful, quiet time to spend with Jesus in prayer or meditation.

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 4 p.m. Mass, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Book Club continues to meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 5pm in the Rectory. Call Fr. Cruz for information on current & upcoming books.

Knights of Columbus

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 second Wednesday of each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf (940) 736-3137.

St. Mary’s Vacation Bible School will be July 23 through July 27. Mark your summer calendars now.

We invite anyone interested in learning more about their Catholic faith to join us on Tuesday evenings in the Activity Center at 6:30 p.m. for a pilot faith formation program based on Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism DVD series.

The first session was on Tuesday June 12, although you are still welcome to attend the next session. It is not mandatory to attend all ten sessions. “Catholicism” is a groundbreaking documentary Film Series and Multi-Media Study Program.

St. Mary’s Catholic School news

Anyone can be an active donor to help St. Mary’s School. Everyone has items that you are going to purchase and use during the year and your grocery cart probably has products like Coca Cola, Campbell’s soup, Sunny D, Dannon, Pepperidge Farm, Post cereals, V8, Glad storage, Pop Secret, Swanson, and Tyson products for the dinner table.

Did you know that all those things that you consider to be a normal part of your life, can become fundraising income for St. Mary’s? Look for and collect these labels. You can help St. Mary’s School earn valuable incentives. Visit our website at to find a list of eligible items.

Friday, July 13

Daily Mass in the Chapel at 8:15 a.m.

Saturday, July 14

Mass Offered at Gainesville State School

Confession Opportunity

Anticipated Mass at 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 15

Sunday Masses at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.

Monday, July 16

Daily Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the Chapel

Tuesday, July 17

Catholicism at 6:30 p.m. in the Activity Center

Wednesday, July 18

Daily Mass at 5:30 pm

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.  Every Sunday we offer

Said Mass (Rite 1)  8 a.m.; Christian Education at 9:15 a.m.;

Adult Sunday School Choral at 9:30 topic “The Footprints of God.” Eucharist (Rite 1)  10:30 a.m. On Wednesday Evenings Mass and Bible Study  6:30 p.m.;

Thursday morning Mass and Book Study  9:30 a.m. Friday Noon - Adoration and Confession from 4 to 6 p.m.

No Wednesday evening service or Thursday morning Bible Study again this week while Fr. Stubbs is at Camp Cruses.

There will be a Visto Potluck Lunch Sunday following the 10:30 service and a Vestry meeting following the luncheon.


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 (940) 665-4705, e-mail us at, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.

Sonrise Church

Sonrise Church has gone through many changes and transitions over the last couple of years, but we are still alive and well.  We are not your typical church family.  We do not own a building of our own and we do not have a regular paid preacher.  Our goal is to use the funds that would have gone to these expenses to help others.  Our worship is informal and welcoming.  

Our format may vary from week to week as different people share from God’s word and what God is doing in their life.  We love God and we are seeking ways to share that love with others around us.  We are not perfect, but we know the one who is.  We are blessed.  We are family.

Meeting times

We meet each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at the Butterfield Stage Building basement.  Come a little early and join us for donuts and coffee and a time to visit.  We also meet Sunday evenings for a meal and class, Monday evening for prayer time, and Thursday evenings for a meal and share time.


We realize that Sonrise Church is not for everyone.  If you are looking for a large church with lots of programs and activities and a set format each week, we are probably not for you.   

If you have been hurt or walked away from church and are looking for a family who will love and accept you where you are, we would love for you to visit.

For more information call (940) 668-8276.

Vilott Baptist Church News

Good things are happening at Vilott, and we would like to invite you to join us as we grow in the Lord.

Our children and youth are having a great time this summer with all the activities, camp, and praise services for them.

We have more young adults joining the church and taking an active part in all phases of church life.

The seniors are vibrant and energetic, and they love supporting all that is happening with the younger folks.

Music flows as we raise our voices and instruments in praise to our Savior and Creator. And there is always room for you.

On Sunday morning, Vilott opens the doors at 9:30 a.m. with a fellowship breakfast. Come join in and have fun. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., and there is something for all.

The worship service starts at 11 a.m. with gospel music, and then the message the Lord has for us is delivered by our Pastor Rick Isham.

Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m. with a meal. Then there are Bible studies and activities for the youth and adults.

The children enjoy Wacky Wednesdays as they study Bible lessons and learn how to live for the Lord.

Of course, there are prayer groups also.

Thursday morning small groups meet at 10 a.m. followed with a meal.

If you need the services of our Pastor or Men's Group, call 665-1629.

Whaley United Methodist Church

    As part of our summer-long celebration of our 125th anniversary, we welcome back Rev. Dr. Keith Payne Boone, a former Whaley pastor.  

Dr. Boone currently serves the North Texas Conference as Director of the Center of Leadership Development.  Prior to this appointment, he was superintendent of the Paris-Sulphur Springs District.  His message will be based on 1 Corinthians 2:1-9 and is entitled “Lift High the Cross.”  

Also featured this week will be special music by Whaley's musical ensemble known as Remembrance.  Remembrance is comprised of Jayne Austin, Susan Beall, Nancy Moore, Joybell Schalk and Jane Weaver (substituting for Glenn Wilson).  

Kid Time will be led by Kevin Beall.  All are welcome to join us for a very special Celebration Worship this week.

Sunday Schedule

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

Kids' Day Out

Kids' Day Out Summer Program is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for children one year of age through fifth grade.  

Vacancies are very limited and filed on a first come/first served basis.  Registration forms for the summer program and for fall classes are available in the church office.  For more information call Misty Post at (940) 284-4921.

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 Rev. Dr. W.Earl Bledsoe, Bishop of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, will bring the message for the Celebration Worship service.  

He will be assisted by Rev. Dr. Marvin Guier, Northwest District Superintendent.  

The Reunion Choir will sing for the service.  A meal will be served following the service.

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.  The evening is always a delight.  A light supper will be served followed by an entertaining program.


Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville.  All are 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 summer as we celebrate our proud past and look forward to a bright future.