Gainesville Daily Register

November 9, 2012

Church news 11-9

Staff Report
Gainesville Daily Register

Gainesville — Callisburg United Methodist Church

Our church welcomes you.  We welcome you, not only into our church, but into the body of Christ. Come to the Callisburg United Methodist Church and hear and know about Jesus.

This Sunday morning Pastor Kathy Brown based her sermon from scriptures in the New Testament, John 11:18-44 and her sermon was titled “Unbind Him and Let Him Go.”

Children’s Time was given by Macie Clugston.

Next Sunday morning contributions of any kind will be taken for the victims of Hurricane Sandy either clothes, nonperishable food and/or money.


The Callisburg Church of Christ invites all the ladies of the church to their annual meal on Wednesday evening Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.


Sunday afternoons: Confirmation classes from 4-6 p.m. (12 weeks)

Wednesday afternoons: KFC (Kids for Christ)

Wednesday Evenings: (Women’s Bible Study 6-7:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Nov. 18: Church Thanksgiving Lunch after Sunday Services and Charge Conference 5:30 (deserts)

Sunday, Dec. 9: Adult Christmas Party 6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16: Children’s Christmas Program 6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service 6 p.m.

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

Christian Science Society

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Soul and Body” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative passages from “Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures” 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.

Cooke County Ministerial Alliance

The Cooke County Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring its annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.  Rev. David Gray from Hillcrest Church of Christ will be preaching. The service will feature special music provided by several local congregations, and representatives from VISTO and Abigail’s Arms will also be sharing updates on their ministries.

Come and celebrate the Thanksgiving season with the Body of Christ!   

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 for the 24 Sunday after Pentecost will be based on the Gospel of John 14: 15-21. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. John Morris will be leading the Adult Bible Class in a study of the life of Jonah. 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.

In Faith’s church family, Louis Crocker, John Overholt, and Dan Richter will celebrate their birthdays this week. We ask special blessings on them.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, ACT (Active Christians Together) will meet with Donna and Bud Maschmeier as the hosts. The group will enjoy a meal of homemade Sloppy Joe’s with all the “fixings.” Games and fellowship will follow.

On Monday, Nov. 12, 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, Nov. 14, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of 1 Corinthians. The choir will practice at 5:30 p.m.

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 is from 1 Kings 22: 5: “First seek the counsel of the Lord.”

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, “You Are Dear To Us.” The Scripture reading is 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8.

Men’s Breakfast

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

Wednesday Happenings

5:30 p.m. – Wednesday4Kids

5:45 p.m. – Youth Groups

6 p.m. – Handbell practice

7 p.m. – Chancel Choir Practice

7 p.m. – Adult Bible Study


First Christian 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 665-2053; email; or go to our website at

All visitors and residents of Gainesville are cordially invited to worship the Lord Jesus at Westminster Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) each Sunday and Wednesday. WPC is a Conservative Evangelical Protestant Reformed church. Our worship service is very traditional using the ACTS form of worship: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Dress is always casual.

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. and our Worship Service is at 10:45 am. The Sunday Evening Worship is at 6 pm. & Wednesday Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Both meet in the Fellowship Hall.  Choir rehearsals are held Sundays at 4:30 pm.  The next Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will be at this Saturday, 10 Nov. at 8 a.m. Priscilla Circle for women will meet Nov. 17 at noon.

Our organist and choir director is Peggy O’Neill and our song leader is Danny Lovelace.

Our e-mail is; WEB page http;// and our church phone is 940-665-5164. Westminster Church is located at 315 E. Scott Street, on the corner of Scott and Denton Streets. There is a large parking lot behind the church.

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.

     Join us this Sunday, Nov. 11, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. This week Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled, “Give It Your All,” based on Mark 12:38-44, the story of the widow who gave the greatest gift.  We will also recognize our veterans of military service on Veterans Day.

     First United Methodist Church will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Cooke County Ministerial Alliance on Sunday, November 18, at 4:00 p.m. in our sanctuary. Several pastors and choirs will be attending and participating in the service. A special offering for VISTO will be received. The community is invited to attend this special service of worship.

    We offer a GriefShare grief support group that meets on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. through December 4.  For more information call Jo Brannan, group leader, at 612-2982 or 940-395-3405 or call the church office at 665-3926.

     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 Street and welcomes donations and shoppers.

    The youth hours for Fall are Jr. High youth meeting on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No snack supper will be served. On Sunday’s Youth in handbells will meet from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. followed by all youth UMYF from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Snack supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17, the youth group will have a Guys/Girls Day Out with two different events scheduled. For more information about this program, 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.

Pastor Mark Wascom  will bring this week’s message

Christian Family Relationships pt. III

Ephesians 6:1-4


9 a.m. Prayers

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

Women’s Class – “The Book of Genesis”

Men’s Class – “The Book of James”

10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship Service

7 p.m. Bible Study “Harmony of the Gospels”


7 p.m.  Prayer Meeting  

Who we are

Gainesville Bible Church is a non-denominational body of compassionate believers. We at GBC endeavor to know, worship and serve the God of scripture.


Gainesville Bible Church is located east of downtown on 601 North Radio Hill Road (FM-3092) beside Memories 1580 (KGAF) radio station and the city water tower. Our office number is (940) 668-2781.  You may contact us by email at

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-9:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning Corporate Worship at 11 a.m.

Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Children ages 3-7 have a great time learning Gods word.

Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 p.m. Study of the Gospel of Mark.

“Kingdom Kids” — Scripture Memory/Children's Choir-Ages 3-6 Grade at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Nights

Mission Friends-Ages 3-5 at 5 p.m.

RA's (Royal Ambassadors)-Grades 1-6 at 5 p.m.

GA's (Girls In Action) Grades 1-6 at 5 p.m.

Corporate Mid-Week Worship at 6 — Study In The Psalms/Corporate Prayer

Nursery provided Starting at 6 p.m. (Infants-3 years old)

*We are seeking a Bi-Vocational Director of Children/Youth, for more info please call and leave a message.*

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

Grand Avenue Baptist Church

Grand Ave. Baptist Church  is easy to find on North Grand Ave. across the street from the new Dollar General.

Since there is no parking on Grand Ave. we have an off-street paved parking lot and entrance doors on the east side, on Clements Street.

We start Sunday at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast in the Fellowship Hall followed at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School

for all ages.  The Morning Worship is at 10:40 a.m.  Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

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

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

Deacons meeting is the second Sunday of each month.

Our church office is open from noon to 4:00 p.m. weekdays.  Call 6652951 for prayer requests or more information.

Rose Black opened the morning worship with prayer.

Choice Stephens and Rick Collett  took up the offering.  Emalee Cleveland, Savannah McNeely and Hannah Green

pulled the little red wagon around to collect the change for Penny Sunday.

We wished Austin Cleveland a happy 14th birthday.

Barbara Roberson thanked everyone who took part in the Cleaning Day.

Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from Ephesians 5:22-31.  There is no perfect church here on earth.  Watch out for

the churches which preach prosperity Gospel.  As examples he mentioned the seven churches in Revelation.

We should be more like Andrew, bringing others to Christ.

Our Associate Minister, Kevin Sandmann, gave the benediction.

GABC is a praying church and a caring church.  You will find a warm welcome here.

Mt Pleasant Baptist Church

Sunday, Nov. 4, was another special Sunday for Mt Pleasant Baptist. The church celebrated another baptism Sunday morning. The Sunday morning sermon by Pastor Charles Williams centered around the meaning and importance of baptism to a believer. Our special music was performed by Jennifer and Dave Gilmer, our new worship leaders.

Sunday, Nov. 11 will be celebrating the commission of David Gilmer as Assistant Pastor. There will be a potluck lunch after the Sunday morning service, to welcome our new Assistant Pastor/Youth leader/Worship leader.

Wednesday night Bible study begins at 6:30. Dave and Jennifer Gilmer will meet with the young people at this time as well.

Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service begins at 11 a.m.

Happy Birthday Bobby Schindler. We hope you had a wonderful birthday this week.

Mt Pleasant welcomes anyone who wishes to worship with us or those who are seeking a church home. We are located in the Mountain Springs area at 14777 S. FM 372, Valley View, Tx. For more information please call 940-637-2371 (leave a message if no one answers and someone will contact you), or go to our website at www.mtpleasantbaptist

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.

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 9:30am-12:00pm. 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, 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 2nd Wednesday of each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf 940-736-3137.

Parishioner Email List - Do you have an email address? Does the church office have it? More and more notices are being sent via email and we would love to include you! Send Sherri an email to and she will add you to St. Mary’s Church’s contact list.

St. Mary's Catholic School news: The SMS students celebrated Red Ribbon week.  The week was filled with many activities centered around the theme of “taking a stand against bullying.”  Our Lady Mustangs competed in the NTIL volleyball tournament on November 3, 2012 at ICCS in Denton and received the trophy for Runner Up!  The basketball season tips off on November 15 at 5 p.m.Come out for our first game on the new gym floor.

Friday, Nov. 9

Daily Mass - 8 a.m. (Chapel)

SMS Early Dismissal at noon

Saturday, Nov. 10

Mass offered at State School

Confession Opportunity - 3 p.m.

Anticipated Mass - 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Sunday Mass, 8:15 a.m.

Veterans Day

SSR/CFF Classes

Hispanic Bible Study

Sunday Mass, 11 a.m.

Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12

Daily Mass at 8 a.m. in the Chapel

Advisory Council Meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Daily Mass at 5:30 p.m.

High School Youth/Religious Education (Parish Hall)    

KC Meeting         

Thursday, Nov. 15

St. Mary's School Mass at 8 a.m.

RCIA Session

Friday, Nov. 16

Daily Mass at 8 a.m. in the Chapel

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is located in downtown Gainesville east of  the Cooke County Courthouse at 415 E. California St., Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC, Rector  

8 a.m. Sunday - Said Mass (Rite 1)

9 a.m. Choir Practice

9:15  a.m. Inquirer's Class 9/2 thru 12/9/12

9:30  Adult Sunday School  

10:30 Eucharist (Rite 1)  

6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evenings Mass and Bible Study

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

Noon  Friday — Adoration and Confession from 4-6 p.m.  

Inquirer's Class meets  at 9:15 a.m. in the parish hall.

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 enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation. Annual Cooke Wonderland scheduled for Dec. 16, 2012.

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

St. Peter’s Catholic Church

St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lindsay invites you to an Open House and tour of their recently-restored church on Sunday, November 18, from 2-4 p.m. Members of the high school classes have been studying all aspects of the historic church, from its stained glass windows and statues to the bells, organ and architecture, and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria afterward.

St. Peter’s recently received an award for its restoration from the Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Please come and bring your friends to take a leisurely look at this inspiring 1919 edifice.

Whaley United Methodist Church

"Come Home to Whaley UMC" this Sunday as we observe Veterans' Day.  For the first Sunday after the election, we will read 1 Timothy 2:1-7, which exhorts Christians to pray for leaders.  The passage also commends a peaceful life.  How can we experience peace in the midst of all the turmoil around us?  Join us for "A Peaceful Life in an Unpeaceful World."  As always, our service is filled with excellent music.  This week Whaley's musical ensemble, Remembrance, will be featured.  The group, composed of Jayne Austin, Susan Beall, Nancy Moore, Joybell Schalk, and Glenn Wilson, will sing Get on Board and Gentle Words.  Pastor Chuck will lead this week's "Kid Time."

Sunday Schedule

8 a.m. X-Men Pancake Breakfast in Fellowship Hall

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

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

6 p.m. Adult Fun and Games Night in Fellowship Hall

Adult Bible Studies

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

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

Thanksgiving Meal for the Community

Whaley UMC is proud to once again offer a Thanksgiving meal for those in our community who need a meal or those who need someone to share a meal with.  

Turkey and all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at Stanford House, 401 W. Garnett Street.  The dinner is offered free of charge to all who wish to attend.


Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Dr. in Gainesville.  All are invited to come by and enjoy the half-mile Prayer Path that surrounds our campus.  It is a great place to enjoy some fresh air and exercise in the wonderful Fall weather.  All are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities, missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC.  For information call 665-5588.  "Come Home to Whaley UMC" this Fall as we celebrate 125 years of worship and service in our community.

Vilott Baptist Church News

Vilott Baptist Church is a group of God-fearing, loving, giving, and praying people who share God's message the world over.

One way we do this is to fill shoeboxes with toys and other things for children all around the world. We pack the boxes available from the First Baptist Church in Gainesville. There are many churches involved in the Samaritan's Purse program. This is just one way to follow the commandment of the Lord.

We are charged with sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20 says, Jesus came and spoke, "All power is given unto Me in heaven and earth.

Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."

There will be a Thanksgiving meal served after church on the 18th of November. All are welcome to come join in the worship service singing praises unto the Lord and praying for one another. Rick Isham, our pastor, will bring the message God has for us, and then we will share the meal.

We are all praying for the storm victims up in the Northeast.

Our other schedule change for the month of December is that there will be no Thursday small group meetings. Vilott Baptist Church will be open at all the other regularly schedule times.

God loves you, and we love you. Come join in and be a part.

If you need our Pastor Rick Isham, he can be contacted at 940-665-1629.