Callisburg United Methodist Church
The Callisburg United Methodist Church located at 123 Oscar Cole Street welcomes you to worship with us each Sunday morning. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and church at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
This last Sunday morning Sandy Corbett read from the New Testament, Ephesians 5:15-20. Pastor Kathy Brown's sermon was titled “Wise Up.”
Ushers for the month of August are Bob Henderson and Dale Hassell.
Carolyn Hassell had the Children’s Time telling the children a back to school story.
The church celebrated all the congregations’ birthdays this Sunday by having a dinner in the fellowship hall.
On Aug. 18 Karly Holder was honored with a baby shower in the fellowship hall at the church. (I think she’ll have to add another room onto her house in order to hold all the gifts she received.)
September second Confirmation Classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 pm and is open to 6th graders and older. Adults are welcome.
On Saturday, Sept. 8 the Community Club Annual Garage Sale will be held. Donations are needed. Bring your items to the Community Club on Friday, Sept. 7. See Betty Henderson for questions.
Sept. 12 — Kids for Christ will resume.
Sept. 15 — the Annual Harvest Sale will be held. This year we’ll have a fish fry.
Anyone who would like to donate school supplies can bring them to the church and they'll be taken to the schools.
Pastor Kathy brown can be reached at the church by calling 665-1985 or (940) 300-1278.
Calvary Baptist Church
Each Sunday morning there will be breakfast foods for you to enjoy from 9:00-9:30am 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 3.
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 5th 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 6:00pm prior to the studies.
Church Wide Lunch
Sunday, Sept. 9 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.
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.
Central Baptist Church
From an enthusiastic beginning in August, 1953, Central Baptist Church at 1030 North Morris St. in Gainesville has evolved into an integral part of the lives of the people of Gainesville and the surrounding areas. The church has stood without an apology for the old-time gospel. The church is an independent, fundamental and Bible-believing Baptist Church.
The members are a loving and caring group of people who carry out the various ministries of the church.
They carry out the great commission, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,” by giving the support of 50 missionaries around the world, two Baptist Bible colleges, an orphan’s home in Mexico and Manna (feeding centers) for chidlren around the world.
A bus ministry brings in children on Sunday morning to hear the gospel.
There are three charter members who still attend, Ross and Merle Tamplin and Don King.
Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. and the morning worship service is at 10:35 a.m. After the morning service, we will have dinner in the fellowship hall. After dinner, an afternooon service will be held. There will be no evening service.
Pastor Bill Fincher and the congregation give all glory to God. They invite you to come for this special day as we remember the past and look forward to what God will do in the future.
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.
The Stake General Priesthood Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 26
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. to sign up. The registration deadline for the class is Sept. 9. Ward Temple Night.
Ward Temple Night
The next Ward Temple Night is Wednesday, Sept. 5 - 5 p.m.
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.
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.
The Gainesville Ward website can be found under tools at www.lds.org.
The Ward Missionaries can be contacted at 940-726-3808.
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 email@example.com.
Christian Science Society
On Sunday, Aug. 26, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Mind” 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.
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 7: 1-13. 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, Dean Dorsch, David Haynie, and Ingrid Kessner will celebrate their birthdays this week. Norm and Joyce Vincent will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary. We ask special blessings on all of them.
On Monday, August 27, Sally Haynie will host a Ladies’ Bible Study at noon at her home, 1821 Arkansas. 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 Wednesday, Aug. 29 , 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.
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: “Be very careful to…love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.” (Joshua 22: 5).
First Baptist Church
Annual Church-wide Picnic Time
Get your lawn chairs out and come down to Leonard Park to enjoy our annual picnic, this Sunday, Aug. 26 from 5-8 pm.
Come fellowship as we have a picnic together topped off with a men's cake baking contest with categories including children, youth and adults.
Then we have a ladies’ crazy sun hat contest with categories including children, youth and adults. Decorate with your glitter, flowers or whatever you can find.
There will be bounce houses, obstacle courses, a dunking booth and games for the whole family. This will be a family event that you will not want to miss.
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, “More Than We Can Imagine.” The Scripture reading is Ephesians 3:14-21.
During the 10 a.m. worship service, we will have a Backpack Blessing service for kids, youth and college students. The purpose of the service is a concrete expression that God’s love, grace and protection goes with you wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. This year, the church has invited VISTO to bring the backpacks used for the Backpack Buddy Program. The intention is not only to bless the backpacks and the children who receive them, but also to raise awareness and support of the great need in our community of hungry children.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com.
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 email:email@example.com or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
DASH deliveries are on Aug. 25.
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: “A Suitable Suit”.
Greeters were Beth Japp & Jean Putnam; Reynolds Ansley was the Pulpit Assistant; Retha Bond, alto and Carla Waters, soprano sang “My Jesus I Love Thee”; the flower donation was by Linda Seal in celebration of the birthdays of granddaughter, Reilly & friend, Grace; Lydia & Reynolds Ansley gave in honor of Lydia’s sister, Marizun’s birthday & all the August birthdays & anniversaries; and also by Bill & Shirley Riley in memory of Bill’s sister, Margaret Sparkman & Sherley’s brother, Dwayne Bacon; and guest musician was Jeff Hudson.
Minute for Mission
Jacob Newman, serves as a missionary & medic, in New Guinea. Our church has pledged to support his ministry.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry gave a quilt to Mary Gorton’s friend; and to Retha Bond for health problems.
Men’s breakfast is at 7 a.m.
Choir with Barbara Brady, organist & choir director is at 7 p.m.
VISTO requests 15 ounce cans of fruit.
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, Aug. 26, for worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled “Like, Friend or Follow?” based on John 6:56-69. The message will explore the sort of commitment Jesus asks from us as his followers.
Promotion Sunday will be held this Sunday, Aug. 26. During the Sunday School hour the children will receive their Promotion Certificates and move up to the next grade. Our fourth grade students who received new Bibles last week will have a special time going through Bible Stations as they learn to use their new Bibles.
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 is for our celebration.
‘Soles for Souls’
“Soles for Souls” is a mission effort of First UMC with a goal of providing children of Cooke County who qualify with a new pair of shoes to start off the school year. New shoes may be brought to the church for distribution to local schools and the Boys and Girls Club, and monetary donations made be made out to FUMC and designated to be used for the Soles for Souls program. Monetary contributions will be turned into gift cards and will be issued by VISTO. This effort continues through the end of August.
First UMC 2012-13 Concert Series opens this season on Saturday, September 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 $5.00 per person.
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 Sept. 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 resale 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.
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. For more information, please contact Shawna Brinkley at the church office, 665-3926. A Parent meeting is set for Sunday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m.
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, www.fumcgainesville.com.
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 Prayer For Enlightenment”
Ephesians 1: 15 – 23.
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)
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 www.gainesvillebiblechurch.com. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Sunday morning worship service, Pastor Charles Williams, took his sermon from 2 Samuel 9:1-13, entitled, “What was broken has been restored.”
Saturday, September 1, 2011 at 5:00 the church is invited to Terry & Kim Pallister’s home where we will interview another potential youth pastor, David Gilmer and his wife Jennifer. There will be a time of fellowship and then a question and answer session with the couple. Everyone is invited from the church who have children, teens, young people or who are on the Search Committee.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is Senior Day at Camp Copass. It will be a day of fun and fellowship. There will be a speaker, fellowship, singing and entertainment, with a hot lunch provided. There is no cost, but a head count is needed so the Camp will know how much to prepare.
Sunday, Oct. 28 — Mt Pleasant is planning their Homecoming Day and Tree Memorial dedicated to the memory of Spencer Bevers following the Church service. There will be luncheon served. Anyone who has been a past member of Mt Pleasant are invited to come this day to celebrate with us. Everyone is welcome, old members, new members, and visitors.
Fall Womens’ Bible Class is in the processing of being formed. More details forthcoming.
Food Bank — Mt Pleasant would like to start a food bank ministry here, modeled after Celina's Baptist Church's food bank ministry. We hope to have this ministry in the future. Details forthcoming.
Times, directions & website
Sunday School — 10 a.m.
Morning Worship— 11 a.m.
Wednesday evening Bible Study — 6:30 p.m.
Nursery provided for worship services.
Mt Pleasant Baptist is located in the Valley area of Mt Springs at 14777 S. FM 372. Anyone with a need or in need of further information, please call 940-637-2371. We are a warm country church wanting to serve the Lord and reaching our community and their needs. Please see our website for events and information. www.mtpleasantbaptistchurchonline.net.
New Life Bible Church
Pastor Andy Anderson spoke from Galatians 5 on Sunday morning, giving part one of his message, “The Price of Ideology.”“There are still people who try to get on the bandwagon of ideology instead of telling others about Jesus. They are trying to be justified by the things that they do – their works.”
“The first century Jews were telling the Gentiles, ‘If you want to be good believers, this is what you must do.’” Andy explained, “Paul is saying in Galatians that we must not depend on ourselves, (being obedient to the Law).
We will never be good enough. We must depend on Christ, trusting in Him. This doesn’t mean trust in Him AND be circumcised, AND be baptized, AND do works (to be saved). It means this is a Gift. All we have to do is accept this Gift. We have to accept Him into our lives. Just believing in an ideology like ‘I’ll go to church every week’, or ‘I’ll pray for meals with my family’, does not save us. Where is Christ when we are ‘doing’ all these things (works)? What we must do is to accept Him into our lives, telling Him, ‘I need You in my life. I need You to teach me. I need You to walk with me every day of my life.’ Just saying we believe in Him is not enough. That’s a plastic ideology. That’s not living like a true Christian. If someone was to ask you, ‘Are you a Christian?’ and you say ‘Yes, I am a Christian’ and they ask you why, what will you say? It’s not enough to say, ‘I believe in God.’ Even the demons believe and shudder. It’s having Him in your life.”
Later in his message, Pastor Andy told the fellowship gathered, “Faith in Him – expressing itself through love – is the only thing that is of value. Saying, ‘I love everybody’ is not really shining the love of Christ. It’s shining the idea of love. It’s an ideology. You must say to Christ, ‘You know my heart. You know I don’t love that person,’ and ask Him, ‘Lord, please give me the ability to love that person through You.’ That is a love that can only be expressed through the proper channel of Jesus Christ. We can’t do it without Christ. We can ‘be a good person’, but we can’t truly love except that we love through the Person of Jesus Christ.”
“Whoever has the Son has it all. He must be in your life. You must first acknowledge that you need Him. Then you must have Him in your life. You must give your very life to Him.” The pastor challenged his church through a question. “Do you live by faith, or by an idea?”
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 helps 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.
Weekly Men’s Coffee
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.
Weeknight Home Studies
Brent and Cyndy Banks are leading a study in their home each Wednesday night through the summer, based on the book “Radical”. All adults are encouraged to join them from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Please call or email the church for the Banks’ address.
Tim and Tammy Chancellor host a study every other Friday night in their home as well. Families are welcome. Please speak to them for more information.
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 Joshua.
High School Youth
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 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 9:00 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.
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 4th 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 Sept. 1, as well as Junior High students. AWANA is on hiatus for the summer, but will return very shortly.
New LifeBibleChurch 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 by e-mail at email@example.com or find us on the web at newlifebible.com.
You may also “like” us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Life-Bible-Church.
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. Our phone number is 665-5395. Our website is www.stmaryscatholic.com.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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
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.
Knights of Columbus
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to St. Mary’s Church’s contact list.
High school registration
Registration for High School Youth will begin on August 4th for the 2012-2013 school year. St. Mary’s Parish is asking all youth in grades 9th through 12th participate in this program. A registration fee of $35 dollars per family is required. Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 5th from 7pm to 8:30pm. Please pick up registration forms in the back of church or in the Pastoral Center. All forms and fees must be returned to the Pastoral Center by August 27th. Registration and Fees will only be accepted through the Pastoral Center. We can no longer register students during Wednesday night Youth Meetings. Young people who will be confirmed are required to have two consecutive years of religious formation prior to being confirmed.
Mark your calendar for the 2012 St. Mary’s Fall Festival. Sunday, Sept. 30.
Friday, Aug. 24
• Communion Service in the Chapel @ 8:00am
Saturday, Aug. 25
• Confession Opportunity
• Mass at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26
• Sunday Masses at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
• Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 27
• Communion Mass at 8 a.m. in the Chapel
Tuesday, Aug. 28
• CATHOLICISM at 6:30 p.m. in the Activity Center
Wednesday, Aug. 29
• Communion Mass at 5:30pm
Thursday, Aug. 30
• St. Mary's School Mass at 8 a.m.
• St. Mary's School Football at 5:30 p.m.
(Played at Boys & Girls Club Field)
Friday, Aug. 31
• Communion Mass at 8 a.m. in the Chapel
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. Fr. Jeffrey Stubbs, SSC, Rector
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.
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 665-4705, e-mail us at email@example.com, or visit our website at www.stpaulsgainesville.
Vilott Baptist Church
Summer is nearly over as far as the school kids are concerned. We have had a very productive time during the break from academics. Vilott has seen many additions to the church family. The growth is welcomed, and we are prepared to handle the blessings.
Vilott offers so much love and compassion. The doors are open; come in inside and share with us. God has blessed us in a lot of ways this year. The message from God to us through His Holy Word has not changed. We are to go out and spread the Gospel. We are to love one another. In doing these things, God has blessed us.
Each Sunday morning we start with a fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. followed by the worship service at 11 with old time gospel music and singing praises unto the Lord.
We also have many prayer times; if you are in special need of prayer, let us know. There is not one excuse for not praying. It does not matter how old you are nor feeble, you can pray. We have many prayer warriors in our church. We have seen so many healed of illnesses, jobs found, squabbles settled, and, most important, souls saved.
There are several small groups that meet during the week for Bible studies and prayer. Wednesday evening we start with a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. and there is something for all ages. At 7 p.m., the children have Wacky Wednesday. TeamKid for the children will begin again on Sept. 5. There are also Bible studies and prayer groups for the youth and adults. On Thursday mornings there is a small group meeting for fellowship and Bible studies at 10 a.m. followed with a meal.
This week Victor Flanagan brings a message from God. He is truly a man of God who loves the Lord and people. You will not want to miss his message.
Vilott has so much to offer and share. Come join in with us at one of the many Bible studies and fellowships. There is no better time to be with your loved ones than at church learning what God's plan for you is.
Call the church if you need the services of our pastor, call 665-1629. We are located all around you. Vilott Baptist Church, the buildings are located east of Callisburg on FM 678.
Whaley United Methodist Church
“Come Home to Whaley UMC” this weekend and help us celebrate 125 years of worship and ministry in our community. Festivities will begin Saturday evening at 4:30 with a Reunion Choir rehearsal. We encourage anyone who has ever sung with the Whaley UMC Chancel Choir to join us as we prepare Special Music for the Celebration Worship service on Sunday. At 6 p.m. on Saturday all Whaley members and friends, past and present, will join us for an indoor picnic and Old-fashioned Gospel Sing.
The build-your-own sandwich buffet will be prepared by the Fellowship Committee and the Gospel Sing will be led by Whaley musicians Jayne Austin and Glenn Wilson. The 125th Anniversary Celebration worship service will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Whaley Sanctuary.
Dr. Larry George, Director of Missional Outreach in the North Texas Conference, will preach on the topic “Time to Check the Gauges.” Dr. Marvin Guier, Superintendent of the Northwest District, will also lead in the service. The Reunion Choir under the direction of Susan Beall, Director of Music at Whaley UMC, will sing two anthems especially prepared for the occasion. Sam Houston, Whaley’s Lay Leader, will sum up Whaley's proud past and recognize families with long-time ties to the church. The service will be followed by a meal prepared by the Fellowship Committee. We invite all with Whaley ties to join us for this joyous occasion as we celebrate our proud past and look forward to a bright future.
Whaley UMC 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
5:30 p.m. Youth Snack Supper, activities, and Bible Study in the Dome (resumes Sept. 2)
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.
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