Gainesville Daily Register

June 13, 2013

Church News 6-14

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.

After the Greeting and Praise time the church repeated the Call to Worship, Opening Prayer and Affirmation of Faith.

Terry Sleppy, the son of Dale and Dixie Sleppy, was our guest speaker as well as having the Children’s Time.


Sunday, June 16 – Father’s Day breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, June 17 –VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL begins at 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.


Callisburg United Methodist Church:

Vacation Bible School will be held on Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Theme for this year is: ” Everywhere Fun Fair where God’s World comes Together.” Come join us for Bible Stories, Science Discovery, refreshments and Crafts. Hope to see you there!

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

Central Baptist Church

Central Baptist Church in Gainesville would like to invite you to visit and hear the church’s new, full-time pastor Dr. Eddy Johnson, teach and preach the word of our Savior.

We are seeing souls saved, baptized, and added to the church with great joy and the Lord’s blessing.

Dr. Johnson and his wife Patsy Johnson have come to us from Grayson Bible Baptist Church in Sherman. Dr. Johnson retired from the church after many years of services, and served the Lord as out interim pastor until our prayers and his were answered at which time he was called to be Central Baptist’s fulltime pastor.

The church is at 1030 N. Morris St., one block west of Grand Avenue.

Our services are as follows:

Sunday school is 9:45 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

Sunday morning service is from 10:45 to noon.

Sunday night service is 6-7 p.m.

Wednesday night service is 7-8 p.m.

We will also publish our upcoming events and services including our Bible prophecy conference, summer camp and vacation Bible school.

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 7: 36-8:3. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m.

In Faith’s church family, Vicki Chism and Claude Robertson will celebrate their birthdays this week. The Rev. John and Dorothy Wackler and Jack and Katie Grassman will celebrate wedding anniversaries.

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: (2 Corinthians 5: 17) “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

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, “Think.” The Scripture reading is Psalm 1:1-6.

Wednesday Happenings

5:30 p.m. – Youth Groups

5:45 p.m. – Handbell practice

6 p.m. – Adult Bible Study

7 p.m. – Chancel Choir Practice


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

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


Discipleship Boot Camp meets on June 15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Adult Bible study is at 9 a.m.

Church services are at 10:30 a.m.  The title of the sermon is “Superman’s Secret.”

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


All Newsletter articles are due by noon.


DASH deliveries are at 10 a.m. from Pecan Creek Village on the 22nd & 29th.


Volunteers In Service To Others requests 7.25 oz. box Mac ‘n Cheese & 12 oz. Treet/Spam.  All donations are accepted.

First United Methodist Church

Join us this Sunday for Father’s Day worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. in our Fellowship Center.  Rev. Yeager’s message this Sunday will be “Alive in Christ” based on Galatians 2:15-21.  We will explore what it means to live in, through, and for Jesus Christ.

Children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to join the fun at Vacation Bible School from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, June 17-21. This year’s theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair.”  All children must be registered and may invite their friends too.

First UMC welcomes you to worship with us every Sunday morning at either 8:30 a.m. or 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.

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.  Thank you for your patience.  We believe the results will be worth it.

To receive more information about our church or any ongoing activities, call the church office, 665-3926, or visit our website,

Gainesville Bible Church

At Gainesville Bible Church, we endeavor to speak the truth… in love.

Sunday’s Message: “Celebration of Fatherhood”

Ephesians 6:4

Next week Lord’s supper

Gainesville Bible Church is at 601 N. Radio Hill Rd., Gainesville.

Our mailing address is PO Box 2015, Gainesville, TX  76240

Our phone number is 668-2781

Our Website:

Our Email:

Meeting times:


• 9:30 a.m….Sunday School

• 10:30 a.m….Worship

• 7 p.m….Bible Study


• 7 p.m…. Bible & Prayer

Grand Avenue Baptist

Welcome to Grand Ave. Baptist Church where you will hear preaching straight from the Bible by our pastor, Bro. Bill  Black and the good old songs Fanny Crosby wrote, led by our Music Minister Benny Strong and the Grand Choir.

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

Our Sunday starts with coffee, breakfast and fellowship at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m.  A nursery is provided.  Evening Worship starts at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

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

Rick Collett and Randy Mask took up the offering as Betty Rhoades played  When We All Get to Heaven on the grand piano.

We wished Emma Green and Jane Pool a happy birthday.

Bro. Bill Black continued his sermons on the names of Jesus.  In Deuteronomy he is called the God of consuming fire and in Malachi the God of refining fire.

Kevin Sandmann gave the benediction.

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

Victory Life Tabernacle

Musician Steve Ladd will present a concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 29 at Victory Life Tabernacle in Gainesville.

The church is at 1100 FM 3092 (North Radio Hill Road). There is a charge for tickets.

Call Lynette Wiebe (903) 564-3185 or email


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, Gainesville. Phone: 665-5395.

Vacation Bible School - "Surfin' with the Holy Spirit" will be June 17 - 21 for children ages 4-11. Time will be 9 a.m. to noon in the Parish Hall.  The cost is just $10 per chld or $30 per family.  For more information, please check our website.

Sunday Mass is offered at 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:00pm (Spanish)

Daily Mass is offered Monday, Thursday, Friday at 8 a.m. in the St. John's Chapel; Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.

Coming Events

• June 14 — Eucharistic Adoration, 1 hour after morning Mass

• June 15 — Spanish Baptisms, 2 pm

• June 16 — Baptisms during Sunday Masses

• June 17-21 — Vacation Bible School

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 @ (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. Wednesday Evening Bible Study 6:30 p.m.; Thursday mornings Book Study at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday Evening Seekers Group at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday evening services that night but will resume on June 26

Plans for a hamburg cookout are being made for June 29 in celebration of St Peter and St Paul and additional information regarding St. Paul's Annual picnic scheduled for July 7 at the Simpson's will be published in the bulletin.

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. For more information call the Church Office at (940)665-4705, e-mail us at, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.


Whaley United Methodist Church

The New Testament contains many images to help us understand the role of the church.  We are the body of Christ, a family of faith, and God's workforce in the world.  In his letter to the Philippians, Paul uses an interesting image.  He says that the church shines like stars against the darkness of the world (Philippians 2:15). Join us this Sunday for Celebration Worship and the sermon "Shining Like Stars" as we seek to understand how we can shine in our part of the world.  As always, our service will feature excellent music...old and new.  This week's Special Music will be a duet by two of Whaley's most talented musicians, Susan Beall and Nancy Moore, accompanied by Jane Weaver on piano.  "Kid Time" will be led by Kelley Crawford.

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

Upcoming Event

Kids and parents mark your calendars and be sure to join us for "Everywhere Fun Fair Vacation Bible School" where God's world comes together!  It will be held June 17-21 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. and is open to all children 4 yrs. of age through entering fifth grade.  A light supper will be served.  This year we have added an Adult Study to our offerings.  Child Care will be available for those parents participating in the Adult Study.


Whaley United Methodist Church is at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville. The Whaley Dome is open on Wednesday evenings, with the exception of Wed. June 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. for those wishing to shoot hoops in the comfort of our facility.  For information call 665-5588.