Gainesville Daily Register

May 10, 2013

Church News 5-10

Callisburg United Methodist Church

The Callisburg United Methodist Church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street in Callisburg, Texas.  You are invited to attend services beginning at 10 a.m. for Sunday school for all ages and 11 a.m. for Church services.  We give honor to God the Father, Jesus Christ, His Son and the Holy Spirit.  Come and worship with us.

Brayden and Garrett Medford were our Acolytes for this morning’s services.

 Pastor Kathy Brown led the congregation in the Call to Worship, the Opening Prayer and the Affirmation of Faith.  Children’s time was given by Amy Clugston.  Prayers and concerns were then offered up to the Lord.

Pastor Brown then read the Scripture from the New Testament, Luke 10:1-17.  Her sermon was titled “Bring Saints of God”.

Pastor Brown invited all to receive Jesus as Savior and after the Hymn of Invitation the congregation was dismissed.


Sunday May 12, Mother’s Day: The men of the church will serve breakfast to the mothers and all the women of the church beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Sunday June 2 is Senior Sunday at 2 p.m.

Vacation Bible School will be held June 17, 18, 19 and 20.

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

Calvary Baptist

"Praise the Lord & Pass the Biscuits"

This Sunday in honor of Mother's Day, our men will be preparing a free breakfast for everyone at 9:45am in the fellowship Hall. Our worship services will be at the regular scheduled time. There will not be a Bible study time for this special day.

If you are thinking about attending a church, you probably have asked yourself similar questions. We would like to take this space to answer a few of the questions you may have.  We want you to know some basics about us - to know the areas which we feel define who we are as a church family. Calvary Baptist is a biblical church.  We believe strongly that the Bible is God's Word - it is rock solid Truth.  The Sunday messages will make heavy use of biblical truths presented in a relevant, practical manner.  We offer Bible study classes on Sunday. Our atmosphere is informal - no need to get all dressed up in order to attend.  Our music is upbeat and led by a team  who desire to lead our church in heartfelt worship.  While our worship service is going on, we have a simultaneous service for children.  We also offer a wonderful nursery during our Bible study time and during the worship service.

Traditional and Contemporary Services

Calvary Baptist has two morning worship services. The Traditional Service is at 9:00 am. This service includes the "old hymns of the church" and Dr. Robert E Sutton will be bringing a message from God's word in a more conservative format. The Contemporary Service begins at 11:00 am. This service presents the same gospel message but in a more contemporary way. In addition to contemporary music and instruments, multimedia, skits and testimonies will be used to proclaim the saving power of Jesus in a method that might be more relevant to some. Our purpose is to do whatever it takes to share the gospel with the people in our area.

Opportunities For Service


9 a.m. Traditional Morning Worship

10 a.m. Bible study for all ages

11 a.m. Contemporary Morning Worship

11 a.m. Kids Church

6 p.m. Evening Worship

6 p.m. Kingdom Kids Class


Prayer Meeting 6 p.m.

Children & Youth programs


Men's Prayer Meeting 9 a.m.

Calvary Baptist is at 900 S Wine Street.

Faith Lutheran Church

Traditional Service will be at 10:15:  The sermon is based on the gospel of Luke 24:44–53  

 The Mothers of the congregation will be recognized during the worship service today.

Birthdays:   Mischa Brown, Stan Holle, Joanne Dorsch and Jimmy Smith

Anniversaries:  Rick and Cynthia Turner and Shane & Dannielle Howeth,


Noon Bible Study at Sally Haynie’s home” Power of the Praying Women”

Teaches you God’s plan for Your Life and draws you closer to the Lord.  Anyone who wants to join her is welcome.  Call Sally at 580-3116


9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study

5:30 p.m. Choir

6 p.m. Youth Nite

6 p.m.  Pew Sisters


ACT (Active Christians Together) will not meet this month.

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 Loaves and Fishes.  Regular store hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 PM.  If you have items to donate, Helping Hands will accept donated items on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; if you need to have items picked up, call 668-4393.

Church Information

Faith Lutheran church invites everyone to join our worship services on Sunday morning at 10:15 AM.   Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9:00 a.m.    Leading this group are John Morris, and Mark Lippe.   For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m. there will be coffee and fellowship shared.  A nursery will be provided for all services.   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 940 902-4039.  The Bible verse for the week is from Deuteronomy 6:6,7 “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.”  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.

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, “Don’t Give Up on Yourself.” The Scripture reading is John 5:2-9.

Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday Happenings

5:30 p.m. – Wednesday4Kids

5:30 p.m. – Youth Groups

5:45 p.m. – Handbell practice

6 p.m. – Adult Bible Study (Ephesians)

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 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 Bible study is at 9 a.m.

Church services are at 10:30 a.m.  The title of the sermon is “Supercharged Friendship.”

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


Lion’s Club board meets at 5:30 p.m.

Parables small group is at the Ansley’s at 7 p.m.


Choir practice is at 7 p.m.


XYZ group meets at the Landmark Bank at 11:30 a.m.  Register to attend.

All written Committee Reports are due at noon.

Reflections Circle meets at 7 p.m.


Discipleship Boot Camp in Tyler Hall is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the 18th


Volunteers In Service To Others requests 6 oz. can tuna & 12 oz. elbow macaroni noodles.  All donations are accepted.

Gainesville Bible Church

Mother’s Day is this weekend. Congratulations to all you dear mothers who have survived another year of house-work, office-work, yard-work, chauffeur-work, chef-work, bookkeeping-work, educator-work.

Society places a lot of pressure on moms today. Jesus said, “Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

At Gainesville Bible Church we recognize that when we place ourselves in His care, and trust in Him for our provision, and seek His will for our lives… we do find rest for our souls. His will for us and His commands are not burdensome – but they actually benefit us and protect us and provide comfort.

Moms, we love you and hope that you place yourself in His hands and enjoy the peace and rest that only God can provide. And have a blessed Mother’s Day.

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

Our phone number is (940) 668-2781



Meeting times:


9 a.m. Prayers

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Worship

7 p.m. Bible Study (except on potluck Sunday)


7 p.m. Bible & Prayer

Gainesville Bible Church

“Putting the Bible back in church”

Grand Avenue Baptist Church

We will be honoring our Moms this Sunday at GABC.  life, family and marriage are very special gifts from God.

GABC is located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. with off-street, paved parking 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. and Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m.  A  nursery is provided as well as Children’s Church.  Evening Worship begins at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

 Our Grief Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Fellowship Hall.

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

For early risers our Associate Pastor, Kevin Sandmann has a 6:30 a.m. Bible Study that includes coffee and breakfast.

Our website is  Our church office is open from noon to 4:00 p.m.  Call 665 2951 for prayer requests or more information.

Our senior youth are planning a mission trip to Baja in July.  Please pray for them and their leaders.

‘The Word’ Youth go out to lunch the first Sunday of every month.  Join us for a lunch.  lLocation is undecided and changing.

Jon Carpenter opened the Morning Worship Service with prayer.  Randy Mask and Richard Hughes took up the offering while Kylie Innes and  Emma Green pulled the red wagon around to collect the change.

Deacon Rick Collett sang a lovely arrangement of  “Amazing Grace” accompanied by Suzanne Carpenter on the grand piano.

Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from Isaiah 6:1-10.  Come to the Lord for healing.

Sandie Kelley gave the benediction.


New Life Bible Church


Please join us this Sunday as we celebrate communion together following the worship service. New Life Bible Church believes in “open communion,” meaning that if you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are welcome to participate in this fellowship with us.

Updated Website

Please visit our website, which is being updated on a weekly basis with new pictures and events. The link is

Love and Respect Couples’ Study

The couples’ study led by Pastor Andy in his home continues the first and third Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The study is also held the alternate Sundays for those who might not be able to make it the first and third Sundays.

Women’s Ministry

The Thursday night group is taking the month of May off, beginning the next book study June 6. The women will be studying “A Divine Invitation” by Steve McVey. This book is out of print, yet is available through Amazon or online via Kindle.

Weekly Men’s Devotions

The men of NLBC meet every Saturday from 7-8 a.m. at the church for coffee, fellowship, and a time of study and prayer.

Please come, and feel free to bring a friend to this important fellowship. Gainesville Title Company and Robert Gleaton play host to a weekly men’s study and prayer time every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. Men from several churches gather for this midweek meeting.

Weeknight Home Studies

Brent and Cyndy Banks are leading a study from the book, “Radical” in their home each Wednesday night. All adults are encouraged to join them from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Tim and Tammy Chancellor host a study every other Friday night in their home as well. Families are welcome. Please call or email the church for details and addresses of the home bible studies.

 Adult Bible Fellowship

Geoff Haberman is leading a Sunday morning bible study each Sunday at 9:30 in room 204. This is an interactive bible study which helps all those attending to increase their understanding of God’s Word. The class is currently studying the book of 2nd Samuel.


NLBC believes in preparing the young people for battle as they go out into the world. AWANA encourages children and youth to learn God’s word through memorization, reinforcing lessons, and fun games and activities. AWANA has completed its course for this season, and will resume with the new school year in late summer. Children ages three (by September 1) through high school are invited to participated.


Youth leaders James and Alison Lewis meet with the high school youth in the outer building every Sunday morning at 9:30, for an invigorating study of the Gospels. The high school and junior high also meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 at the church, building a foundation of knowledge about the Lord and their faith, growing their relationship with the Lord.

The junior high youth meet on Sunday morning as well, developing their relationship with Christ.

New Life Family Prayer

Each Sunday morning those wishing to join in corporate prayer are invited to come together in one of the front hall Sunday school rooms from 9 to 9:30. This is an opportunity to lift our church and our leadership up in prayer, as well as others who come to mind.

Sunday school for all ages, toddlers through adults, begins immediately after the prayer time. A nursery is offered throughout Sunday morning, and during the church service. Children’s Church is also offered for the children toddler-aged through pre-school.

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. Everyone is invited to experience this time of praise, lifting your voice to our Creator.

State School Ministry

Every fourth Sunday of the month members of New Life Bible meet after church to minister to the young men at the Gainesville State School. If you feel called to participate in this ministry, please see Robert or Susan Gleaton at the church.

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

You may also “like” us on facebook at

Prairie Grove Baptist Church

From the Pastor’s Pen:

This past week I saw a bumper sticker that read “What have you done for me lately?”  The more I thought about that saying, the more I wondered what we would tell Jesus if He would be the one asking the same question.  Would we tell Him of the many people that we invited to come and worship at His Church? Would we tell Him of the charities that we worked for and funded? Would we tell Him of the one that we told about Him?  Or would we have to look at Christ and tell him that we were just too busy to invite anyone to Church or that we just did not have the time to do anything for Him this week?  The answer to this question is in black and white.  Just like your salvation in Christ...either you are or you are not saved.

The Two Grey Hills Mission group is preparing to leave in May for their first trip of the year. Tour rigs will be traveling to deliver much needed items.  A new Pastor has now been called to the church there, so we are looking forward to meeting and helping him.  The team has truly enjoyed meeting and becoming friends with so many of the Navajo people.  Our time there is always of a blessing to us.  We not only take supplies and needed items to them, but we go out and reach out to these people. Stewards of Christ (our team) are always in need of donations of good furniture as well as financial, but more than anything, we need prayers.

Mother’s Day is nearly here and the Sunday service will be for the Mothers.

The Sunday School is so exciting.  Bro. John teaches the class and we are having a great learning time.  He delivers the lesson in a way that we learn, but we laugh and get involved. Please come join us for breakfast and class at 9:30 each Sunday.

Happy birthdays for this month are Kason Steel, age 1, and Shelby Clark age 8!

“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

Prairie Grove Baptist Church is at 1721 Prairie Grove Rd. in Valley View.

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, Texas 76240. Phone: 940-665-5395.

Life's A Journey Musicfest will be Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m.  It is a free event open to all faiths.  Please join us for an evening of music presented by Mike Pavelka. Our featured speaker will be Kim Brown who will talk about her "Spiritual Lesson Along the Camino de Santiago."  The night is designed to encourage everyone to live out their faith with the Holy Spirit on the Journey of Life.

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 6:30pm-9pm 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.

The mission of the Knights of Columbus, The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men to develop and promote genuine Catholicity among its members. It is devoted to works for promotion of charity and education, furtherance of historical study and provision of benefits to members and survivors in the families of deceased members.  The council meets the second Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in learning more or joining our local Knights of Columbus chapter please contact Danny Wolf at 940-736-3137.

St. Mary's Catholic School news: Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is now open. St. Mary’s Catholic School would like to invite you to consider enrolling your child with us. We are now accepting applications for Pre-K three year olds through eighth grade. Since the school was founded over 120 years ago, St. Mary’s has educated children and prepared them to become active participants in the life of the Church and leaders in our community. We offer an excellent education to all faiths and we hope to have our school family extended in your choice to come to St. Mary’s School.

Please call or come by the school for more information or to take a tour at 940-665-5395x 113.

Sunday Mass is offered at 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (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

• May 10 — Eucharistic Adoration 1 hour after morning Mass

• May 18 — Life's a Journey Musicfest

• June 8 — KC Golf Tournament

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, TX 76240. Our rector is Fr.Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC.

Weekly Services Schedule

Sunday Morning:  

8 a.m. Said Mass (Rite 1)

9 a.m. Choir Practice

9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School (The Church Architecture)

Sunday Evening:  

6p.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


6 p.m. Rosary

6:30 p.m. Mass, Book Study and fellowship. (The Parables)


9:30 a.m. Mass and Book Study.


4-6 p.m. Confession

Reminder: There is stll time to sign up for the June 7th  13th Annual Bishop Iker Callenger Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose. Contact Pat Mead at  for further information .

Information on upcoming events including   Abilgal Arms Carnival participation contact Gayle Elliott if you can volunteer to help man the concession stand.

Plans for a hamburger cookout possibly May 25 will be forthcoming.     

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.

Vilott Baptist Church News

This upcoming Sunday is Mother's Day. To honor your mother, come to church. Join her and bring the entire family; there is no higher honor than worshipping the Lord together. Mothers, now is the time to encourage your children to attend.  Imagine standing beside your children and sing praises unto the Lord.

Speaking of children, Vacation Bible school will be coming up soon. Plan to be here the second week of June 10-14. There will be much fun and learning going on. This, once again, is a chance to get children together in church learning to study God's Holy Word.

The Bible studies we are doing on Wednesday evening are helping us become closer to the Lord and have a good time doing it. Come join with the adults praying and learning. You are never too old to improve your walk. What better way to fellowship than around the Word.

You cannot work your way into Heaven; that is a fact. Your faith without works is dead.

Use your faith; keep it alive and part of your daily life. Your working for the Lord, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a commandment. We are to go out and spread the good news. Come share your efforts at Vilott, and you will be blessed.

Vilott has the doors open and something available for all. It is up to the individual to take a stand.

Stop and do something right in your own heart. Get back to God and His Word. Wrap yourself in it. It will protect you and give you peace only if you use it.

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 begins at 10 a.m.

Song service and worship starts at 11 a.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 665-1629. Vilott Baptist Church is located on FM 678 right in the curve northeast of Callisburg.

Whaley United Methodist Church

When the disciples scolded people who had brought children to Jesus, he welcomed the children.  

We like that Jesus welcomed children, but then Jesus makes a remarkable statement.  "God's kingdom belongs to people like these children."  

Join us this Sunday for "Who Owns the Kingdom?" from  Luke 18:15-17 as we look at the role of children in the church and what they have to teach adults.  The service will also feature excellent music...old and new. "Kid Time" will be led by Pastor Chuck.

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

Adult Bible Studies

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall led by Pastor Chuck

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

Upcoming Events

The Second Annual Kids' Fishing Day hosted by Whaley's X-Men, men's fellowship and service group, will take place this Saturday, May 11.  

Participants will meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. to caravan to a well-stocked pond for the morning.  

Bait and lunch will be provided.  All kids and their parents are invited to join in the fun.

Whaley's 3 L's (Living Longer and Loving It) will meet Friday, May 17 for a covered-dish luncheon and the program "Finish the Lyrics."  

The group meets at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and all are invited to join them for food, fellowship, and fun.

The third Sunday of each month is W.R.E.C.K. Sunday (Whaley Recreation, Eating, and Community of Kindred Spirits) at Whaley.  Sunday, May 19 W.R.E.C.K. Spring Fling will begin with a hamburger cookout immediately following worship and kite flying and games following the meal.


Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville.  

It is a joy to see so many from our community enjoying the half-mile Prayer Path and ball fields on our campus in this beautiful Spring 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.