Callisburg United Methodist Church

The Callisburg United Methodist Church at 123 Oscar Cole Street in Callisburg welcomes you each Sunday to attend morning services.  Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. and church services begin at 11:00 a.m.

In the absence of Pastor Kathy Brown, this Sunday morning Norman Miner gave the Prayer of Invocation, read from the New Testament Chapter 13 of I Corinthians and gave the Sermon titled “Belief.”

A reading was given by Dale Hassell honoring our Veterans.

Children’s Time was given by Barbara Pollard.

A special offering was taken for the Hurricane Sandy victims.

As faithful members of the church and are always there to help, Carolyn Hassell plays the piano, Barbara Smith leads the singing and gives the announcements and Juanita Branyan keeps the nursery and teaches the small children.  These are just a few of the many tasks performed by these faithful ladies of the church.

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

Calvary Baptist Church

 Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal

Following the morning service this Sunday, our church family and guests will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish and join us as we give thanks to our Heavenly Father for our may blessings.

Opportunities For Service


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.

Children & Youth programs


Men's Prayer Meeting 9 a.m.

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

Christian Science Society

On Sunday, Nov. 18, the subject for our weekly lesson will be “Ancient and Moden Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative passages from “God the Preserver of 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 for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost will be based on the Gospel of Mark 13: 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 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!

In Faith’s church family, Rick and Sarah Turner will celebrate theer birthdays this week. We ask special blessings on them.

On Monday, Nov. 19, 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, Nov. 21, a Thanksgiving Service will be held at 7 p.m.

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 2 Corinthians 3: 18: “We who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

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, “Rejoice is a Verb!” The Scripture reading is Philippians 4:1-9.

Thanksgiving Dinner

After worship on Sunday we will have a huge Thanksgiving Dinner complete with turkey, dressing and all the fixings.


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

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. 18, for worship at either 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. This week Rev. Don Yeager’s sermon is titled, “The Sure Cure for Worry,” based on Matthew 6:25-33, looking at how gratitude is an antidote to our natural tendency to worry.

First United Methodist Church will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Cooke County Ministerial Alliance on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 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.

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. 3 taken from Ephesians 6:5-9.


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 “History of the Transmission of the Bible”


7 p.m.  Prayer Meeting

Come join us this coming Sunday morning as pastor Mark completes his 3-part series on “Christian Family Relationships” taken from Chapters 5 and 6 of the book of Ephesians. We also meet on Sunday evenings at 7 pm for a more informal bible study where interaction and questions are encouraged. You may also want to join us on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm for a shared time of corporate payer.

Gainesville Bible Church – putting the Bible back in 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

GABC  is located on North Grand Ave. across the street from the new Dollar General store.  Because there is no parking on busy Grand Ave., we have paved, off-street parking on the east side, on Clements Street.

We start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with coffee and breakfast in the Fellowship Hall followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and the Morning Worship at 10:40 a.m.  Evening worship is at 6:00 p.m. in the little chapel.

Our Grief Support Group meets Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Youth Get-together are at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Lorena Simmons is busy getting pictures and information for a new Church Directory, so if you see Lorena with her camera, smile!

Our Christmas program will be Dec. 16; the choir and the children’s choir have started practicing on Saturday morning.

Rick Collett  gave the opening prayer and led the singing.  Choice Stephens and Richard Hughes took up the offering as Suzanne Carpenter played a lovely arrangement of Father I Adore You on the grand piano.

Bro. Bill Black’s sermon was from 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22.  We are to respect those in authority, lift each other up, live in peace, be kind to one another and give thanks for everything.

Randy Mask gave the benediction.

GABC is a praying and a caring church.  We have Children’s Church and a nursery for the young ones.  Make plans to join us at this season of thanksgiving.

Mt Pleasant Baptist Church

Mt Pleasant Baptist is a country church in the Mt Springs area at 14777 S. FM 372. We are a warm and loving church reaching out to our community and to the world with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, Nov. 11 was a special Sunday again for Mt Pleasant. It was the commission of our Associate Pastor, David Gilmer. Pastor Charles Williams sermon was taken from Acts 10 entitled, A Man called by God. After the sermon, Pastor Williams had David Gilmer kneel as the members of the church came up one by one and prayed over Dave and encouraged him in his work as Associate Pastor.

After the morning worship service, there was a potluck and fellowship celebrating Dave and Jennifer Gilmer in our midst as Associate Pastor, Youth and Worship ministers.

Mt Pleasant Baptist Adult Sunday School class, taught by Gerald Teel is studying and winding down the book of Exodus.

The young people met with Dave and Jenn Gilmer on Sunday and Wednesday night.

The children's class was taught by Emma Flessa.

Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.

Worship Service begins at 11 a.m.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday night Youth meet at 6:30 at the Gilmer's next to the church.

Anyone interested in Mt Pleasant Baptist can contact us by phone at 940-637-2371 or for further information visit our website at

New Life BibleChurch

Pastor Andy Anderson recently began teaching from 2 Timothy, generally accepted as the last letter the apostle Paul wrote from his deathbed, to the young man who was like a son to him. With this in mind, we today must understand that he also was giving instruction to us today. Pastor Andy brought up a great point as he spoke, saying that we as Christians must hate other people, if we do not tell them the good news of the Gospel of Christ. “If I believe, within a shadow of a doubt that a truck is coming to hit you, and it is bearing down on you and you don’t believe me, there is a certain point that I tackle you.”

Women’s Ministry

The women have begun a new book study, offered during the day, on Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and on Thursday evenings from 7– 8:30 p.m.  A young lady in our church has volunteered to provide childcare in the church nursery during the morning study.

This Saturday morning the women will have a fellowship at Cracker Barrel at 8:30. Please join us for some great fellowship!

Weekly Men’s Devotion

The men of NLBC meet every Saturday from 7-8 a.m. at the church for coffee, fellowship, and a time of study and prayer. Please come, and feel free to bring a friend to this important fellowship. Gainesville Title Company and Robert Gleaton play host to a weekly men’s study and prayer time every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. Men from several churches gather for this midweek gathering.

Couples’ Retreat

Plans are underway for a couples’ retreat Jan. 18 and 19 at Lone Oak Ranch and Retreat near Gainesville.

The theme is “Love and Respect,” based on the study by Emerson Eggerich. Area couples are invited to participate. Please email the church or talk to Mike Pulec for more information.

Chili Cook-off

The annual NLBC chili cook-off will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. There’s always great competition, and lots of fun. Even if you don’t enter the competition, please bring your appetite and taste buds for the “popular vote” judging.

Weeknight Home Studies

Brent and Cyndy Banks are leading a study in their home each Wednesday night. They are currently studying about the Holy Spirit.

All adults are encouraged to join them from 6:30 – 7:45 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 class is currently studying the book of Judges.


 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.


 Youth leaders James and Alison Lewis meet with the high school youth in the outer building every Sunday morning at 9:30, for an invigorating study of the Gospels. The high school also meets on Wednesday evenings at the church, 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.

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. 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.

Church Vision

New Life Bible Church exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus Christ, to develop them in Christian living, making a positive impact in our generation and in the world. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and the morning worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery is provided from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Sunday. New LifeBibleChurch is located at 3901 E. Broadway (about a half mile from Radio Hill Road on FM 678 just before the GainesvilleStateSchool).

You may contact us by e-mail at or find us on the web at You may also “like” us on facebook at

Prairie Grove Baptist Church

The Fall Featival was a great success. The Chili Cook Off contest was won by Paula Gibson.  The Silent Auction was a lot of fun and raised money for future plans.

The mission group is again gearing up for the next trip.  The latest trip proved to be helpful to many of the Navajo people in need, and was very uplifting to all who went.

Thanksgiving will be celebrated at the church on the Sunday following Thanksgiving day.  Bro.John Wofford is moving the church along.  The Sunday morning Sunday School class should be attended by all.  Bro.John presents the teaching in such a way that it is a fun time.

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV)

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

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

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Father Victor Cruz and parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church invite you to join us for Mass. Here, we gather to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries of our faith with the fullness of our beings. We invite you to come and pray with us any time! The staff and parishioners of St. Mary are committed to being hospitable and welcoming to all God’s people. We hope that you will join us…You would honor us with your presence, prayer, and participation in the Eucharistic liturgy. St. Mary's Catholic Church is located at 825 North Weaver Street, Gainesville, Texas 76240. Phone: 940-665-5395.

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 6:30 9 p.m. and First Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Adoration is a beautiful, quiet time to spend with Jesus in prayer or meditation.

The Altar Society is a ministry of women of the parish, who pray for each other and all of the parish family, maintain the Altar linens, candles, flowers and decorations used for the praise and glory of God our Father at the celebration of the Mass. Members of the Altar Society pray the rosary each Saturday before the 4 p.m. Mass, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The mission of the Knights of Columbus, 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.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Grand Knight is Danny Wolf 940-736-3137.

St. Mary's Catholic School news: The SMS students celebrated morning Mass on Thursday, Nov. 8 with our Veterans of the parish and school.  Mass began with the Boy Scouts of St. Mary’s who presented the American and Texas State Flag.  The congregation recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the SMS eighth grade led the Mass which was dedicated to all our veterans and those currently serving.  In a moving tribute to our veterans, the students proudly sang a special “thank you” song to all in attendance and “Taps” was played to conclude the mass.  Following Mass, veterans and their families were invited to the St Mary’s Parish Hall for a reception hosted by the SMS 8th grade students.

Friday, November 16, 2012

• Daily Mass - 8 a.m. (Chapel)

Saturday,November 17, 2012  

• Mass offered at State School

• Confession Opportunity - 3 p.m.

• Anticipated Mass - 4 p.m.

Sunday, November 18, 2012  

• Sunday Mass, KC Memorial Mass, 8:15am

• SSR/CFF Classes

•  Hispanic Bible Study

• Sunday Mass, 11:00am

• Hispanic Sunday Mass at 1 p.m.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Daily Mass at 8 a.m. in the Chapel

Wednesday, November 21, 2012  

• Thanksgiving Eve Mass at 7:00pm

• SMS - No School

Thursday, November 22, 2012

• Thanksgiving Day

• SMS - No School

• Thanksgiving Day Mass, 9 a.m.

Friday, November 23, 2012

• Daily Mass at 8:00am in the Chapel    

• SMS - No School

Coming events

Nov. 21  Thanksgiving Eve Mass, 7 p.m.

Nov. 22  Thanksgiving Day Mass, 9 a.m.

Dec. 2  Parish Christmas Party

Dec. 5  Altar Society Christmas Party

Feb. 2  St. Mary's FFSA Reception and Dinner

St. Paul’s Epsicopal 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 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. This Sunday is Visto Potluck Luncheon following 10:30 service and then Vestry Committee will be following luncheon.

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 Cookie 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 (940)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 will host an open house from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18. The event will include refreshments and high school students who have been studying various aspects of the historic church will be on hand to answer questions. St. Peter's recently received an award for its restoration from the Ft. Worth chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The church is also listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Vilott Baptist Church News

 Thanksgiving is a part of the daily worship we do. There will be a special meal and time of Thanksgiving this coming Sunday after our normal worship services. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. for all ages in the sanctuary.

This is a one-time-a-year special event.

The regular worship service will start at 11:00 a.m. We will be singing praises unto the Lord. Our Pastor Rick Isham will bring God's message, and we will have a our annual Thanksgiving meal following the service. All are invited to attend. There will be no evening service this Sunday.

Every day should begin with thanks to the Lord for all we have. Begin your day with prayer. Concentrate on the Lord's direction and remember His commandment to us:

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."

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 665-1629.

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