Gainesville Daily Register

August 31, 2012

Church News 8-31

Gainesville Daily Register

Christian Science Society

On Sunday, Sept. 2, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Man” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative passages from “Man” by Mary Baker Eddy, our founder, which explains the readings from the Bible from a spiritual perspective.

Our service is held at 115 E. Hird St., at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited. Our reading room is always open to all before services.

Calvary Baptist Church

 Emmanuel Albrado to Speak

Emmanuel will be sharing his personal testimony Sunday evening, Sept. 2  at Calvary Baptist at 6 p.m. The following is a short excert from his testimony.

 Emmanuel Albarado was raised in an abusive broken home.  As a result, he grew up to be cold hearted and in and out of trouble.  Fueled by spite, he worked and gained the experience, skill and drive to succeed. He became successful and began to believe that he didn't need anyone.  Sadly, there was still something missing.  But Emmanuel’s story is a story of hope and transformation.  In 2001, Emmanuel accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and Christ has been molding him ever since.  He has put behind him the pain and anger that lived in his heart for so long and is dedicated to living a life worthy of His calling.

Everyone is invited to come and hear his moving testimony. Please invite your family and friends to come. We would especially encourage youth groups and young adults to come.

 Breakfast Time

Each Sunday morning there will be breakfast foods for you to enjoy from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the kitchen, Donations will be accepted for The children's Ministry.

Sunday Worship Service

Sunday morning Dr. Sutton will continue our study, "Nehemiah, the Rebuilding Project." This week we will be looking at Nehemiah Chapter 4.

 The Revelation

Our Wednesday evening Bible study is a verse by verse study of Revelation. Our study this week covered chapter 1. After Bible study we spend time praying for spiritual and physical needs of family and friends of CBC among numerous other things. Anytime that you have a prayer need please call the church office at 665-4082 or 668-8893 and let us have the privilege of praying for you.

Big News for Kids & Youth

Exciting things are in the plans for children Pre-K through fifth grade  and a Bible study time for young people 6th through 12th grade. Parents, please mark your calendars for Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. for the big kick-off. The children and youth will be served dinner each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. prior to the studies.

Church Wide Lunch

Sunday, September 9th there will be a church wide meal following the morning service. This will be a time of fellowship and of making plans and setting long range goals for the future of CBC.

Worship Times


9:45 a.m. Bible study

11 a.m. Morning Worship

11 am 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. in Gainesville. All are welcome to join us as we worship our Lord.

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.

Wednesday Youth Activities

There are youth classes and activities on Wednesay night at the church starting at 7 p.m.

Parenting Skills Class

The Strengthening Parenting Skills class will start on Sept. 16 and will continue through Nov. 11. This nine-week course is beneficial for all parents and uses a gospel perspective to offer practical help for parents. Each session is 90 minutes on Sunday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Malone Building in the Relief Society room. Contact Kay Wright at to sign up. The registration deadline for the class is Sept. 9. Ward Temple Night

The next Ward Temple Night is Wednesday, Sept. 5 - 5 p.m.

YSA Regional Conference

The theme for the upcoming YSA Regional Conference scheduled for Sept. 7-9 is "Come Follow Me." Register for the conference at

Young Adults

A Church Educational System Devotional for the Young Adults is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9.

Boy Scout Court of Honor

The Boy Scout Court of Honor is Sept. 12.

Stake General Priesthood Meeting

The Stake General Priesthood Meeting is at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Denton Stake Center.

General R.S. Meeting

The General Relief Society broadcast/Stake Relief Society Meeting will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

General Conference

The upcoming General Conference is October 6-7.

Cub Scouts CAN

The Cub Scouts of Troop 670 are still collecting aluminum cans as a fund raising event. Please keep all of your aluminum cans and bring them to church on Sunday mornings or to the church on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 8 p.m. Receptacles will be available for depositing the cans. Call Jim Peless at (903) 429-6535 for more information. Thank you for your support.

Work on Genealogy

The Family History Center is open for members and the public on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The center is at 1503 W. California Street and there is no charge to use the genealogy center.

Ward Website

The Gainesville Ward website is found under tools at

Ward Missionaries

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

Visiting Teaching

Please work on getting your Visiting Teaching done for this month and report your teaching to Sister Shaklee by calling her at (940) 665-2569 or e-mail her at

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to 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 John 15: 5-6, 9-16.

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 David. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m, coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided. First Sunday Meal, a potluck dinner, will follow the service.

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.

Birthday wishes

In Faith’s church family, Shelli Brock, Ron Rupert, Lisa Sundbye, and Dorothy Wackler will celebrate their birthdays this week. We ask special blessings on all of them.

Bible study

On Tuesday, September 4, 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 details call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.

Ladies’ Quilting/Sewing group

Also on Tuesday, September 4, the Ladies’ Quilting/Sewing Group will meet at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to work on items to be sold at the Oktoberfest, which will be held Oct. 6.

Ladies’ Bible study

On Wednesday, September 5, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of Romans.

On Saturday, September 8, ACT (Active Christians Together) will meet at 6:30 for a meal hosted by the Stewardship Committee. The group will then divide into teams and play a game of sandbag baseball.

Helping Hands of Faith thrift store will be closed from Aug. 2 through August 8 for a summer break. The store will re-open for business on Thursday, August 9. 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: “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.” (Psalm 65: 11)

First Baptist Church of Gainesville

Beth Moore Simulcast here at FBC

We are so excited to be having the Beth Moore simulcast on Saturday, September 15 in the First Baptist Church Activities Building. Cost will be $20 per person and the first 100 ladies to sign up will receive the Listening Guide free. The doors will open at 8:45 a.m. and the event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Session One is 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., lunch on your own 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m., Session Two will start promptly at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4:15 p.m. Early registration is recommended by dropping by the church office or by calling 665-4347. If you are registering late you will want to check during the week for seat availability. Everyone is invited.

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, “Who Will You Be?” The Scripture reading is Exodus 3:1-15

The Bridge

The Bridge is a multi-denominational contemporary worship service. Our next service is Wednesday, September 5 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. We come together for live contemporary Christian music, a message, and communion.


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


Morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. & Children’s Sunday School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.

The title of the sermon is:  “Caught in Camera”.


Outreach Committee meets at 6 p.m.

Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m.


GTIF (Girls Together In Fun) meets at the Woolf Den at 7 p.m.


Church Anniversary Open House is from noon to 3 p.m.


VISTO requests 22 oz. jelly (no glass) & 18 oz. peanut butter.  Other donations are accepted.

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church welcomes you to worship with us Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. We are located at 214 S. Denton 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, September 2, for worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. as we celebrate Holy Communion. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled “Inside Out” based on Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.  The message will explore why people focus on outward things while God looks at the heart.

Our 160th anniversary

On Sunday, Sept. 9, we will be celebrating the 160th anniversary of our congregation, one of the oldest in Cooke County, and the 120th anniversary of our historic sanctuary.  First United Methodist Church began in 1852 and has sought to serve God and our neighbors for the past 160 years.  That day we will have Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and one service of worship at 10:45 a.m.  Worship will be followed by a catered lunch at noon and an “Old Fashioned Social Hour” at 1:00 p.m. with games and activities for the children, a tour of the sanctuary and old-time hymn sing, and homemade ice cream.  We invite the community to join us for our celebration.

COW program

The Children on Wednesday’s (COW) program will begin on Wednesday, September 5th. This program is open to the community. The program serves children ages 3 through 5th grade and provides a safe environment. Children will be served a light snack, and will participate in music, crafts and Biblical teachings. There is a fee for this program. Please contact Patsy Morris for more information at 665-3926.

Sarah Circle

Sarah Circle will meet on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the church Parlor. Light snacks will be served during the business meeting. The group has plans to travel to the Carroll Funeral Home to learn about its rich history of 113 years of service. Childcare is provided.

GriefShare series

We will be offering a new 13-session series of GriefShare this fall.  It begins on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday afternoons through December 4.  GriefShare offers grief support and recovery in a group setting, accompanied by videos featuring some of the foremost Christian authorities on grief.  The group is led by Jo Brannan.  For more information call her at 612-2982 or 940-395-3405 or call the church office at 665-3926.

Concert series

 First UMC 2012-13 Concert Series opens this season on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. featuring the award-winning gospel quartet Sterling. This event is open to the public and will be held in the Fellowship Center at the church. Tickets are available in the church office or at the door. Ticket price is $5 per person.

Learning Tree

The Learning Tree Preschool has openings for both 3 and 4 year olds for the 2012-13 school term. Your child or grandchild must be 3 or 4 years of age by 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. The store is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Second Time Around is located at 105 S. Denton Street and welcomes donations and shoppers.

New youth hours

The new youth hours start on Wednesday, September 5th. Jr. High youth will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No snack supper will be served. On Sunday’s beginning on Sept. 9, 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.  For more information, please contact Shawna Brinkley at the church office, 665-3926.

 You can follow us on Facebook.  Just look for “First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, Texas.”

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

Gainesville Bible Church

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at Gainesville Bible Church.

Pastor Mark Wascom will bring this week’s message “A New Life”

Ephesians 2:1-10.

Weekly schedule


9 a.m. Prayers

9:30 a.m. Bible Study Classes

Women’s Class — “The Book of Genesis”

Men’s Class — “The Book of Matthew”

10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship Service

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


7 p.m.  Prayer Meeting


9 a.m. — Pot of Coffee - Men’s fellowship & service (at church)

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

Grand Avenue Baptist Church

This is Penny Sunday at Grand Ave. so please remember to bring your change to put in the little red wagon as the children pull it around at offering time.  This is their important part in ‘big church’.

We would appreciate any donations to the  Funeral  Fund so we may honor future families.

We will have a called business meeting after the evening service Sunday.

ABBA is opening their doors to anyone who would like to pray for our nation;  Their times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GABC is also open Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for prayer for our nation.

Josh Carpenter opened the Morning worship with prayer.  We wished Hannah Green a happy birthday.  Rick Collett and Richard Hughes took up the offering.

Benny Strong, Rick Collett with Suzanne Carpenter at the grand piano sang “In the Garden,” dedicating it to the memory of Barney Strong and Al Latham as it had been one of their favorites.

Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from  11 Corinthians 4:1-4.  Our bodies are frail and much happens to us in this life that we do not understand.  Before birth, life  in the womb is comfortable but limited.  The world is a dangerous and painful place.  But we have a Savior as our Guide and Protector.

Kevin Sandmann gave the benediction.

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. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. in the little chapel.

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

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

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

A warm welcome awaits you at Grand Avenue.

Prairie Grove Baptist Church

Bro. John Wofford with his family came on a call from the church to be our leader as the pastor. What great news for our church. Jacob, his son, has moved into the parsonage.  A house warming will be on Sunday night at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall of the church.

The members will bring "pick-up" foods, and small needed items will be given to Jacob for his new venture in life. He is attending college at NCTC. We invite the community people to come meet our pastor.

The mission team is still moving forward. A trip in October is being planned. Some of the team will be presenting programs to various churches in the area.   If you have any good children's clothing, especilly size 2T to size 12, please consider passing them on to the mission project. Also, over the counter medication is much needed.

Let the Holy Spirit guide you to where you need to be in your life.  God is alive and continues to love us.

Let God work through you. Stand firm. Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you (James 4:8) God has not moved. If we feel distant, then it is us who have moved away. When it comes to prayer, is says in James 4:2 that we don't have, because we do not ask.

Not one of us know if we wil be here tomorrow. If the Lord wills it, we shall live and do this or that. Do not boast about tomorrow, (James 4:15-16) but leave it in God's hands. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:10).

Praise report - another family has come to join the church. We welcome all to the little country church with a big heart.

Services begin 9:30 am for Sunday School, morning worship begins at 10:30 am.

PGBC is located at 1721 Prairie Grove Rd. in Valley View.

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. Our rector is Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC.

Our schedule

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

9:15 a.m. Christian Education

9:30  Adult Sunday School  current topic "The Footprints of God".

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 to begin Sunday, Sept. 2 at 9:15 a.m. all interested in preparing  for Confirmation, Re-Confirmation or new Episcopalians welcome.


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.

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.

Whaley United Methodist Church

Please join us this Sunday for Celebration Worship.  The sermon topic is "Washing the World Away" and is based on Mark 7:1-8.  Who or what shapes the kind of person we become?  In Mark 7, Jesus and the religious leaders of his day dispute about the role of things and people outside of us, and what kinds of things come from within us.   The service will feature Kid Time, excellent music, and the celebration of the sacrament of communion.  The Communion Rail Offering will help support Imagine No Malaria.

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

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

Adult Bible Studies

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

Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. with Rev. Denny Hook in the Open Doors Classroom

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. "Invitation Bible Study" with Gary Hinkle and Sam Houston in the Christian Thinkers Classroom

Whaley UMC Chancel Choir under the direction of Susan Beall rehearses at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday in the Choir Room.

Coming in September

Sunday, Sept. 9

Adult Fun and Games Night 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

United Methodist Women Circles resume meeting Sept. 17 and 18 following a Summer Break

Friday, Sept. 21

3 L's (Living Longer and Loving It) covered-dish luncheon and Games Day 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall


Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville.  The church is celebrating 125 years of worship and service in our community in 2012.  For information call (940) 665-5588.