Gainesville Daily Register

July 6, 2012


Gainesville Daily Register

Gainesville — Calvary Baptist Church

Guest Speaker

Dr. Robert Sutton will be sharing God’s Word with us in both services Sunday. He and his wife Beckie reside in Frisco.  Please join us as we worship our Lord together.

Worship Times


9:45 a.m. Bible study

11 a.m. Morning Worship

11 a.m. Kids Church

5 p.m. Adult Choir Practice

6 p.m. Evening Worship

6 p.m. Kingdom Kids Class


Prayer Meeting  6 p.m.


Men’s Prayer Meeting 9 a.m.

Calvary Baptist is located at 900 S. Wine St. All are welcome to join us as we worship our Lord.

Christian Science Society

On Sunday, July 8, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Christian Science” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative passages from “Sacrament” 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

The next Ward Temple Night is July 14 at 5 p.m.

Youth Stake Dance

The next Youth Stake Dance is 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 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

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, “Scandalous.” The Scripture reading is Mark 6:1-6.

The Bridge

The Bridge is a multi-denominational contemporary worship service. Our next service is Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. in the CLC at First Christian Church. We invite you to come for the fellowship with believers from other churches and seekers who may not yet have a church to call home. The speaker will be Rev. Erin Taylor. We come together for live music, a message, and communion.

Movie Night

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

Church Camp

Our eighth graders will be at Eigthters Camp at Disciples Crossing next week.


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

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: 1-13. Pastor Sundbye and the group of youth who traveled to Birmingham, Alabama on a mission trip will report on their mission activities while they were in Birmington. 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.

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. 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.

Birthday and anniversary wishes

In Faith’s church family, Shay Howeth and Jerry Vernon will celebrate their birthdays this week. Jason and Alicia Rupert will celebrate their wedding anniversary. We ask special blessings on all of them.

Sally Haynie to host Bible study

On Monday, July 9, 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 Monday evening at 5:30 p.m., Vacation Bible School will begin in the Fellowship Hall. VBS will last through Friday, July 13. For further information, call the church at 668.7147. We would love to see your children here to enjoy snacks, games, crafts, and sharing stories about Jesus and his love.

Men’s Club

On Tuesday, July 10, the Faith Men’s Club will meet at 6 p.m.

Ladies Bible Study

On Wednesday, July 11, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue their study of Romans.

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 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: “His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step.” (Job 34:21)

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.

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

Welcoming our guest pastor

Join us this Sunday, July 8, for worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. This Sunday, guest preacher, Rev. John Thornburg, will lead us in worship as Pastor Don and Suzanne enjoy vacation time. Rev. Thornburg’s sermon is titled “A Sermon in Song,” based on Mark 6:1-13. He served as a pastor for 22 years and a song leader for the North Texas Annual Conference for 10 years. He now serves in an itinerant ministry, of song leading and worship consultation, called “A Ministry of Congregational Singing.” He will give a special lecture during the Sunday School hour about congregational singing and world song in the Fellowship Center.

Children’s music camp

Children’s Music Camp, “Spend Awhile on the Nile,” starts Monday, July 9-13. Registered participants are ages 8-12 years of age. All participants will meet Monday –Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the performance held at 6:30 p.m. on June 13th in the Fellowship Center.

The Learning Tree Preschool

The Learning Tree Preschool has openings for both three- and four- year olds for the 2012-13 school term. Your child or grandchild must be three or 4 years of age by September 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 Street 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.

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, you may 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 interim Pastor, Chuck Ballard (President: African Pastoral Training Ministries), will bring this weeks message “Nothing but the Truth” from James 5:12.         

Weekly schedule


9 a.m. Prayers for the Church

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 and 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

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

Birthday wishes

We wished Wanda Petway’s granddaughter a happy fourth birthday, a happy 50th birthday to Barbara Roberson’s son and a happy birthday to Zeddie Shuppert.

Sunday review

Jon Carpenter opened the Morning Worship with prayer.  Hannah Green, Catherine Wells and Kylie Innes pulled the little red wagon around to collect change while George Garner and Choice Stephens took up the offering.

Rick Collett led the singing while Benny Strong is on vacation.

Bro. Bill Black read the Declaration of Independence to us, just to remind us of the great foundations of our country and the sacrifices made by  the men who signed that document.

Wally  Edwards held the American flag as we gave the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from 1 John 5-14-15.  We know God hears and answers our prayers but we must remember to ask according to God’s will.  Sometimes the answer is no or not now.m   God gives us what we need rather than what we want.  When you pray, ask God to make you more like him.

Bobbye Stephens gave the benediction.

Prayer at ABBA

ABBA is opening their doors to anyone who would like to pray for our nation, to take us back to our Christian values. ABBA is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Upcoming events

Our Deacon’s Meeting is the second Sunday of the month.

The second Friday of each month is Game and Movie Night starting at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Since July has a fifth Sunday that is a Singing Sunday at Grand Avenue at the Evening Service.

“The Word” Youth goes out to lunch the first Sunday of each month.  Join us for lunch.  Location is undecided and changing.  Call Josh Carpenter 665 2951 between noon and 4 p.m. week days for more information.

We welcome anyone who would like to join us in serving a risen Lord.

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 and Fellowship is at 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 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 study the book of Revelation.

Bible Study  Monday Night- This Monday night we will be starting with chapter 13 starting with verse 9 in the book of Revelation. We will be discussing the following:

• The Beast out of the Earth

Wednesday Nights

Corporate Adult Praise & Prayer at 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 at 665 2504 and leave a message.

New Life Bible Church

“From Humility to Hypocrisy”

Pastor Andy Anderson, preaching from Galatians 2:11-21, opened with a reminder that the Jewish people were the first converts to Christianity. They humbled themselves to become Christians, however many of those who were the leaders insisted on keeping their old traditions. In fact, they then told the saved Gentiles that they also must begin keeping the traditions of the Jews, in order to be saved. It then became works-based, and not based solely on a relationship with Jesus Christ. Paul decided he must speak to Peter about this, because Peter was showing hypocrisy himself. “…for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision. And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.” (Gal. 2:13-13)

“Coming forward to today, are we any better?” asks Pastor Andy. “Churches today have become so exclusive, saying you must be baptized by immersion to be saved, or if you aren’t baptized by being sprinkled, you can’t join their church and you cannot be saved. There are some churches who say you cannot speak in tongues, saying that was ‘for another day’, and tongues are ‘from the devil’. There are other churches that say if you don’t speak in tongues, you aren’t saved. All these things are placing the focus on ourselves, on things, rather than on the Lord Jesus Christ. If we place emphasis on things, then things become our god. These things must not become divisive. We must constantly fight against the little things that people use to pull us apart instead of the things that unite us and bring us together in Christ Jesus. Hypocrisy is taking truth to the extreme. To focus on things is to become a hypocrite.”

The pastor continued, “As a church, we struggle and become ineffective because we become complacent to the fact that there are things that pull us apart, and Satan laughs. This should be a sanctuary for people to become edified in the faith. We must strengthen each other, encourage each other, in the faith!”

“Are we doing the same thing as Peter, who was telling others they must live according to Orthodox Jewish tradition? Are we telling Christians they must act like a Christian, as we are living like the world? This is hypocrisy. Are we living in hypocrisy? Probably. We might be practicing hypocrisy and not even know it.”

“We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ. You can’t be saved by observing the law. You can’t be saved by doing good. You can be judged by these, but you can’t be saved. (‘No one is righteous, no not one.’) Galatians 2:19-20 says, ‘For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.’” Pastor Andy explained, “We died to that thing that believed works made you good. You cannot be good by trying enough to do a good thing. You can only be good through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Have you, individually, been crucified with Christ? Have you believed in Him, so you could lay down the old life and pick up the cross, and followed Him?”

Andy concluded by asking, “How many people who call themselves Christians still live by a law? If we take our focus off of our faith, and put it in a thing, that thing is what we will worship. If it is works, or if it is money, or if it is intellect, they are all things. All we must concentrate on is our relationship with Him, and He will have us do whatever it is He wants us to do.”

Women’s Ministry

What do you crave? Food? Social media? TV? Extreme organization? Do these cravings take up more of your time and thoughts than your attention to your relationship with Christ? The women of New Life Bible are involved in a study on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. based on the book, “Made to Crave” by Lysa Terkeust, which will teach how to turn your desires away from cravings and toward Christ. Women throughout the community are invited to join this study led by Kim Wilson.

Carol Grant will host a fellowship for the NLBC women the evening of Sunday, July 8. The main dish of BBQ is provided. See Donna Anderson regarding side dishes to bring.


The annual NLBC Vacation Bible School will be in the evenings of July 9-13 from 6-8 p.m. The theme this year is “The Fruit of the Spirit”, and will include “fruit pickers” and “The Hootenanny Band”. It will be a lot of fun, and the children, ages 3 - 11, will get real bible teaching.

Weekly Men’s Coffee

The men of NLBC meet every Saturday from 7 to 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.

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 fellowship is currently studying the book of Deuteronomy.

High School Youth

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 bible study. The high school also meets on Wednesday evenings at the Lewis’ home, learning how to study their bibles. This is very important to everyone to learn, so they can build a foundation of knowledge about the Lord and their faith, growing their relationship with the Lord.

Junior High Youth

The junior high youth meet on Sunday morning as well, and are currently learning the foundational principles of the Old Testament, relating that knowledge with the New Testament, and growing their relationship with the Lord.

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 a.m. 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.

Nursing Home Ministry

New Life Bible is involved in a ministry to the people of one of the local nursing homes. The young people have “adopted” three of the residents who might not have friends or family to check in on them, and will be visiting them frequently. Please see the youth department director, Kimberly Wilson, for details on helping with this ministry.

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.


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. The AWANA program is on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and includes children who turned three by September 1st, as well as Junior High students. AWANA is on hiatus for the summer, but will return when the school year resumes.

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 Life Bible Church is located at 3901 E. Broadway (about a half mile from Radio Hill Road on FM 678 just before the Gainesville State School). You may contact us by e-mail at or find us on the web at may also “like” us on facebook at

Pioneer Baptist Church

“Saddlin’ Up with Jesus” is happening at Pioneer Baptist Church after a very positive vacation Bible school in June.

Our church continues to work in Pioneer Valley to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. All are invited to come out, for Bible Study on Sunday 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., worship on Sunday at 11 a.m., and Kids & Youth on Wednesdays 6 - 8 p.m.

Pastor Chris Watson is teaching about spiritual gifts on Sunday evenings. Sunday mornings we seperate into age-groups for studying God's word.  Our youth are having various fund raisers to defray cost for attending summer camp.

Sonrise Church

The reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated.

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.

We meet each Sunday morning at 10 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.

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)  8:00 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.

 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.

Valley View Christian Gathering

The Valley View Christian Gathering hosted a free open-air Country Gospel Concert under their pavilion on June 30.

The featured group was Clint Sturgeon and the Covenant Cowboy Band. Clint, his wife Regina and their three children live at Lake Kiowa.

The Christian Gathering is a non-denominational church located at 301 Center St. Valley View.

Garry and Pamela Wiebe recently commemorated their one year anniversary as being the lead pastors there.

More information can be found at

Vilott Baptist Church News

 The wonderful day set aside to celebrate our independence has just passed. The fireworks and picnics brought families together for a good time.  We want to keep that feeling going; come to church as a family. We hope to see you in services 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. Of course, there are prayer groups also.

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

We pray for all men as instructed.  1 Timothy 2:1-5 says, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

The Men’s Group in our church does many things to help the community.  We have built handicap ramps, made minor repairs that were needed, and many other services. Call us if we can help you.

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

 Whaley United Methodist Church

Join us at Whaley UMC this Sunday for Celebration Worship.  You may be curious about the healing stories in the New Testament.  How did Jesus heal people with handicapping conditions?  Does God still work like that today?  This Sunday, July 8, we will look at a passage where God does not heal.  Paul had a “thorn” in his body, asked God for healing, but didn’t receive it.  How do we handle situations where God doesn't answer a prayer in the way we want the prayer answered?  Join us as we look at “Leaving the Thorn There,” based on 2 Corinthians 12:2-10.  The service will also feature Special Music by soloist Kevin Beall, a Historical Moment on Whaley’s move to its current location, Kid Time, and excellent music.

Sunday Schedule

9:15 a.m. Bible studies for all ages

10:15 a.m. Fellowship/Coffee Time in Fellowship Hall

10:30 a.m. Celebration Worship in the Sanctuary

Whaley UMC 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 filled 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

Whaley UMC is happy to welcome former pastors Rev. Dr. Keith Payne Boone (July 15) and Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby (Aug. 12) back to fill the pulpit once again 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 for all in attendance 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.