Calvary Baptist Church

Save the Date

Aug. 1 True North Gospel Quartet will attend the evening service

Sept. 24 is “The Tie That Binds” womens conference.


Please accept our invitation to join us every week at Calvary Baptist Church for a unique worship experience.

Our music ministry includes praise and worship choruses as well as the beloved old hymns.

The messages proclaimed by Pastor Luke Smith proclaim God's love and are so relevant to the times in which we now live.

There are Bible study groups for every age group lead by very capable, dedicated individuals.

If you are seeking a place to worship, why not give us the opportunity to know you and to share the love of Jesus with you?

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


6 p.m. Prayer Meeting

6 p.m. Children and Youth Activities


 9 a.m. Men's Prayer Time

Calvary Baptist Church is a small church where people from every walk of life feel comfortable and at home.

You are invited to join us this week for worship as we, "Lift Up The Name of Jesus."

First Baptist Church

Summer Sunday Nights!

Join us this Sunday evening as Dr. Anderson brings an inspiring message, “The Single Most Important Key to Congregational Success.” The meetings will be held in the FBC Sanctuary at 6 p.m. each Sunday evening.

What’s Bugging You?

Join us for a VBS-like adventure July 27 to 30 from 9 a.m. - noon. This adventure is for kids, age kindergarten to 5th grade. A puppet team from McAllen will be here to share cool things about God and His creation. If you like to sing, make crafts, play games and learn about God, FBC is the place to be! This is a free event! Contact Todd Stevens at 665-4347 to sign up, as space is limited.

Grand Avenue Baptist Church

Sunday Review

We wished Page Katz a happy belated birthday. Three people at GABC celebrated a birthday on Tuesday, July 13: Donna K. Bishop, Hugh Porter and Kalee Hennigan who is Vicki and Gary Boaz' granddaughter. A very happy birthday to all of them.

 Our Minister of Music Banny Strong, is also a fine teacher and Bible scholar. We sang “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and afterwards he gave us a pop quiz. In the second verse, what does the word Ebenezar mean? We passed the test because someone knew it meant “altar of faith.”

 Jon Carpenter gave the opening prayer.

 Choice Stephens and Gary Boaz took up the offering as Suzanne Carpenter played the grand piano.

Bro. Bill Black's sermon was from Isaiah 5:20-30. What Isaiah says here applies to our country today. We tolerate evil and call bad things good. Some actions are wrong in God's word, even if they are called good today. We are wise in our own eyes. Justice is routinely perverted. We have rejected the law of God Almighty.

Our Associate Pastor Kevin Sandmann gave the benediction.

Fireworks and Youth

The teamwork of our youth group at the fireworks stand was praised. Special mention was made of the part Page Katz played as bookkeeper and controller of the inventory that helped so much to make the effort a success. What a great bunch of youth we have.


GABC is located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. You will find off-street paved parking and the entrances on the east side of the church on Clement St. Call our office at 665-2951 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information and to be put on our prayer list.

Grace Friendship Baptist Church


Grace Friendship would like to invite you to join us in Sunday school and Worship service.


9:45 a.m. Sunday School

11 a.m. Morning Worship

6 p.m. Evening Worship


Bible Study at 7 p.m.


Bible Study at 11 a.m.

The Latimers

The Latimers will be coming to sing songs of praise at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Grace Friendship Baptist Church. The Latimers are spreading “The Good News” through southern gospel music. The public is invited.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Sunday Review

On Sunday, Music Director Lestor Haynie opened the Morning Worship Service with a hymn and Spencer Bevers led the Responsive Reading.

David Bowman from the Texas Baptist Association was our guest pastor. His sermon was perfectly timed for survival in a world where so much seems to be so wrong. The topic was worry. The main scripture was from Phillipians 4:6-9.

God wants us to worry about nothing and pray about everything. What do you need that only God can provide?

Write down what you want your future to be, then pray about it. Thank God for all He has done. He will stay up through the night, so we can sleep peacefully without worry.

The church wishes a happy anniversary to Bill and Emma Flessa.

Angel Food Pickup

The Angel Food pickup date is July 31.

Please continue to bring dry goods for the Food Pantry.

Women’s Bible Group

The women's Bible study group will begin a six-week study by Billy Graham on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please let Marsha Hartwig know if you want to participate, or if you want the books.


Mt. Pleasant welcomes visitors to Sunday School at 10 a.m. followed by the Worship Service at 11 a.m.

The church is located in the Mountain Springs Community at 14777 S FM 372.

Call (940) 637-2308 for more information or visit our website at

Temple Baptist Church

“Reaching Out In Love”

Temple Baptist Church would like to invite you to come and worship the Lord with us.


8:15 a.m. Early Service

9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages

10:45 a.m. Late Service

5 p.m. Adult Choir

6 p.m. Evening Service

Calendar of Coming Events

Children’s Bible


Children’s Bible Study is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s Building.

Community Needs Survey (CNS)

Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon is our Community Needs Survey (CNS). Interested in meeting new people, learning about our neighbor’s needs, wanting to be a part of the ministry of the body of Christ or joining our church wide outreach team?

July Events

July 19-24, Falls Creek 2010. For those finishing 7th through 12th grades.

July 31, Senior Saints, Medieval Times, have your payment in by July 18.

August Events

August 2-6, Children's Camp, completed 3rd-6th grade at Riverbend Retreat Center in Glenrose. Deposit is due by July 11.

Sermons are Online

Our sermons are now online at for download or playback.

Angel Food Ministries

If you would like to volunteer to help with Angel Food Ministries please call the office or go online at and sign up.


For any information concerning these programs contact the office at 665-9789 or go to our website at

Vilott Baptist Church


The long days of summer along with daylight saving time gives us time to do more. The young people of the church are doing several projects this summer, and you can be involved. The men of the church are also utilizing this time to become more involved in our community.

There is always something to do around Vilott Baptist Church. We know the world is full of major catastrophes, but we at Vilott do not want to forget the ones here that need our help. We believe in local missions as well as world-wide missions. You can be a part of this effort just by making us aware of your needs.

We are inviting everyone to come and pray with us. You are never too old to pray for others. Maybe you have other talents that you are willing to share with us. Vilott Baptist Church is more than just a building to meet in on Sunday mornings. We are part of the community that loves you.

We do open the doors several times a week to meet and pray, study God's word, sing praises unto Him and fellowship around a meal.


Sunday morning services start with a fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. We have Sunday School at 10 a.m., the singing of praises starts at 11 a.m. The music of pianos, organs, guitars and, at times, other instruments open our time to sing unto the Lord. Psalms 104:33 says, "I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will praise to my God while I have being." Please come join us. Our Pastor Rick Isham will share with us the Lord's message.

We meet again on Sunday evenings and Wednesdays. The midweek service starts with a meal at 6 p.m. and there are many activities right after. The youth and smaller children always have things to do. The adults have prayer groups and Bible study groups.

On Thursday mornings there is a small group meeting at 10 a.m. followed by a meal and time of fellowship.

Men’s Meeting

The men of the church will meet on Saturday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. for a time of fellowship and watermelon will be served.

All summer long the youth will be going to camps and working on various projects. Come get involved.


The doors are open and our hearts are open. Please come be a part of our church. We are located just east of Callisburg on FM 678, or call us at (940) 665-1629 if you need our Pastor Rick Isham.

"O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord" (Psalms 117:1-2).

St. Mary’s Catholic

Sunday and

Daily Masses

The Masses on Sunday are at 8:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and the 1 p.m. Mass in Spanish. There is also an anticipated Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. Confessions are heard at 3 p.m. There are also daily masses except on Tuesday. The masses on Monday, Thursday and Friday are at 8:15 a.m. There is a 5:30 p.m. Mass every Wednesday. Everyone is invited to come and to participate in these liturgies.

Sunday’s Gospel

The First Reading from Genesis 18:1-10 is about Abraham showing hospitality to three visitors and their announcement of a son to be born. In Sunday’s Gospel from Luke 10:38-42, Martha is concerned about hospitality as well, but not without complaining about Mary’s lack of assistance. Both stories emphasize the important of hospitality. The message is applicable to our lives as well, and how we welcome the visitor or stranger in our midst.

School Uniform Sale

It is time to be thinking about getting ready for school! The Parker Uniform Sale will be at St. Mary’s on Monday, July 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This will be your opportunity to try on uniforms and order them for the school year. Contact the school office if you have any questions at (940) 665-5393 Ext. 3. Karen Lee, the new principal, is in the office if there are any questions about the school.

St. Mary’s School


The members of the School Advisory Council will have their annual retreat to discuss and review school policies for the upcoming school term 2010-2011. They will be meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Activity Center, across from St. Mary’s School.

St. Mary’s School is located at 931 N. Weaver St., next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Christian Science Society


On Sunday, July 18, the subject for our weekly Bible lesson is, “Life” which will include quotations from the Bible and correlative passages from “Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, our founder, which explains the readings from the Bible, from a spiritual perspective.

Our services are held at 115 East Hird Street, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited.

Our reading room is always open to all before our services.

For any additional information call Bob Schafer at (903) 564-7449.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Visitors are always welcome at our church services.

Sacrament Meeting starts at 10 a.m.

Sunday School starts at 11:20 a.m. This week during the Gospel Doctrine lesson we will continue our study of King David. The lesson is, “Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord” and is taken from the Psalms.

Primary classes for children ages 3 to 14 are from 11:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include singing, a Sunday School lesson and activities.

Young Men and Young Women classrooms will meet from 12:10 to 1 p.m.

Pioneer Day Broadcast

Saturday, July 17, the Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert Broadcast will be broadcast around the world. Broadcast times will be on the website at

Family History Center

Come by the Family History (genealogy) Center and start looking for those elusive ancestors. The resource is open to the public and there is no charge. It is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Come to the back door of the church and ring the bell for entry if the doors are not open.


Our church is located on California St. west of the college and everyone is always welcome.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church welcomes you to come and experience a community of Christians truly striving to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 96:9). We are located in downtown Gainesville, just east of the Cooke County Courthouse, on the corner of California and Jefferson. Every Sunday we offer Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

This Sunday, July 18, at 9:15 a.m. and ending by 10:15 a.m., Fr. Hough, our priest, will teach a four week inquirer’s class on the basics of the faith. Those who wish to be received or confirmed by Bishop Iker on his annual visitation on Sunday, Aug. 8, are asked to come, and all others are encouraged to participate. Let us come together and learn or re-learn the “Faith once delivered to the Saints.”

The VISTO luncheon and Vestry meeting will follow the 10:30 a.m. services.


On Wednesday, July 21, we will be holding Mass and Rosary at 7 p.m.


On Thursday, July 22, we will hold Morning Prayer at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel in the Parish Hall (located directly north of the Church). Fr. Hough will be offering a weekly Thursday morning Bible Study on the book of Galatians. Our study will conclude no later than 11 a.m. Please come and study the Word of God and how it influences our everyday life.


Please come and visit St. Paul’s historic church.

For more information call the church office at (940) 665-4705, email us at or visit our website at

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church invites you to share in our worship services every Sunday. The traditional Divine Service begins at 9 a.m. The sermon this week is based on the Gospel of Luke 10:38-42.

The contemporary service begins at 10 a.m.

Sunday School for the children and youth and Bible study for the adults begin at 10:15 a.m. The Adult Bible Group will continue a study of the Book of Acts, with John Morris leading the discussion.

For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., there will be coffee, juice and fellowship shared. A nursery will be provided for all services.

Need Transportation?

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! Just call the church at 668-7147 or Mischa Brown at 641-1231 before noon on the day prior to the day that the ride is needed. A carpool volunteer in your area will be contacted to make it happen. We are excited to have you attend our services at Faith! We would love to have your company and fellowship.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

In Faith’s church family this week, Jacob Wolzen, Sue Shauf and Dale Smith are celebrating their birthdays. Norm and Marlene Bortz will celebrate a wedding anniversary. We ask special blessings on all of them.

Ladies Bible Study

On Wednesday, the Ladies’ Bible Study will meet at 9:30 a.m. This group is just finishing its study of Jesus’s ministry according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Please feel welcome to join us for our lively discussions.

Helping Hands of Faith

Helping Hands of Faith is a mission of Faith Lutheran Church and is located at 719 Smith Street in the old Frankie Schmitz Shoe Factory building. Run entirely by volunteers from the church, the thrift store uses its profits for donations to the church and community. Funds are donated to organizations such as The Stanford House, ABBA Women’s Center, Cooke County Home Hospice, CASA, CPS, Abigail’s Arms, Camp Sweeney, VISTO and area volunteer fire departments. Regular store hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have items to donate, Helping Hands will accept items on these days. If you need to have items picked up, call 668-4393. Donated items are tax deductible.


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 (940) 612-5552.

Bible Verse of the Week: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I, send me’” (Isaiah 6:8).

Callisburg United Methodist Church

Sunday Review

Rev. Gowling presented a very inspirational message for this Sunday and the name of his sermon was, “Touch the Untouchable.”

The children’s program was presented by Norman Miner.

Our acolyte was Colton Holder. The ushers were Wayne Dodson and Don Lawrence and our liturgist, Sandy Corbett read from Luke 10:25-37.

Barbara Smith, our music director, assisted by Morgan McKenzie, our assistant music director, led the singing for our Sunday service. They were accompanied by the pianist for our church who is Carolyn Hassell.

Anniversaries and Birthdays

There was one anniversary celebrated this week on Wednesday for Betty and Bob Henderson. Four birthdays were celebrated this week for Gladys Gray on July 13, Doyle Smith, on July 15, and for Preslee Webb and Riley Smith on July 16.


If there is anyone in the Northeastern part of Cooke County looking for a new church home, please consider coming to visit us at 123 Oscar Cole. St. here in Callisburg.

Sunday School: 10 a.m.

Church Service: 11 a.m.

We are a loving and caring group and you are cordially invited to come to see for yourself.

Rev. Gowling

Our new pastor’s name is Rev. John Gowling, and his cell phone number is (469) 387-8961. You can also contact him through his email address at We are looking forward to a long, lasting and meaningful relationship.

If you would like to have more information about our little church, feel free to contact him, or you can arrange to meet him at our church.

First United Methodist Church


First United Methodist Church welcomes you to worship with us Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. We are located at 214 S. Denton Street. Childcare is available for ages 5 and under.

Learning Tree Preschool

The Learning Tree Preschool still has a few openings for the 2010-2011 school year. The Learning Tree serves children who are ages 3 and 4 by Sept. 1, 2010. Please contact Connie Hoberer for any registration questions at 665-3926.

Music Camp

Our children are finishing Music Camp this week, led by Daniel Banke, director of music ministries. The community is invited to attend the free performance of “Simon Says” a rockin’, musical, courtroom play on Friday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. in our Fellowship Center.

Kid’s Day Out

 Kid’s Day Out has two more outings planned. The group will travel to Going Bonkers in Lewisville on July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and to the Denton Movie Grill on July 28, time to be announced. Please come to the church office for registration forms and more information.

Grief Recovery Group

Our spring session of the GriefShare grief recovery support group has ended. This has been a very helpful experience for everyone who has participated. Another 13 week session of Grief Share will begin on Aug. 28 led by Jo Brannan. The group will initially meet on Saturday, with all other gatherings meeting on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in upcoming sessions of GriefShare, please contact 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.


On Sundays, all youth meet for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. All UMYF will meet on Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. with snack supper at 5 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Call Shawna Brinkley at 665-3926 to sign up for Sunday snack suppers.

The UMYF has made a choice to “Go Green” and have placed recycling bins throughout the church. Please “think before you throw” your trash in a regular container. In August we will welcome in our new 6th graders to the group.

This month our youth will enjoy several fun activities. On Monday, July 19, the group will travel to Main Event, leaving at 3:30 p.m. and returning at 11 p.m. Cost is $20, plus food money.

NRH2O is the destination for Sunday, July 25. The group will leave directly after Sunday School. There is one catch for admission, so contact Shawna Brinkley for details.

The last July event will be to a Rangers Game. Cost will be free except for food money. However, it is $1 hotdog night.


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

Valley View United Methodist Church

Christian Concert

Valley View United Methodist Church will be hosting a Christian concert this Sunday, during the worship time from 10:30 a.m. to noon. "Eily Sky" out of Kansas will perform, with music ranging from old favorite hymns to contemporary style worship music.

Lunch will be provided after the concert.

Everyone is always welcome at Valley View UMC.

Youth Mission 2010

The Methodist Youth Fellowship will be leaving Tuesday for, "Youth Mission 2010" at Candlelight Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. The youth will work with special needs children an will return on Saturday.


Ongoing activities for the week include Girl Scouts, Angel Food Ministries and Faith and Fitness.


For more information, contact Rev. Doug King at (940) 726-3423 or (903) 651-1321.

Whaley United Methodist Church

Do you follow the suggestions of family and physicians to have an annual physical checkup? It is one of those things most of us do not like to do, but it is such an important part of preventive medicine. Part of what weekly “worship” does for our life is checking in weekly with the Great Physician of our soul. You are welcome to be with us this Sunday as we have a special worship service at 10 a.m., asking God to examine our lives and seeking to follow God’s prescriptions for a life of love, kindness and grace.

We will only have one worship service this Sunday at 10 a.m.

Whaley Happenings

Saturday, July 17

Senior High Mission Trip participants return this evening from a week of mission work with the United Methodist Army in Columbus.

Sunday, July 18

10 a.m. Combined Worship in the Sanctuary

11 a.m. All Church covered-dish luncheon in Fellowship Hall

Monday, July 19

9:30 a.m. Ladies' Bible Study in the home of Mary Pliler

6:30 p.m. X-Men, men's fellowship, dinner and program in Fellowship Hall. All men, ages 8-118, are welcome and invited to join in an evening of food, fellowship, support and service.

Tuesday, July 20

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out for children one year of age through pre-school. Registration forms are available in the church office and vacancies are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday, July 21

5 p.m. Contemporary Worship Team in the Conference Room

6 p.m. Adult Bible Study, "Spiritual Life Study," in the home of Jayne Austin

Epiphany Team arrives

Thursday, July 22

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Heart to Heart, women's fellowship, ladies of all ages are invited and encouraged to join in a morning of quilting, needlework and fellowship.

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kids' Day Out

Whaley children depart for Children's Camp at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center.

Epiphany Team at Whaley UMC

Epiphany Weekend

As has been its custom for many years, Whaley UMC will be hosting the Epiphany Team July 22 to 25. The Epiphany Team is a group of individuals who come to Gainesville from all over the North Central Texas area twice yearly to minister to the students at the Texas Youth Commission facility. Whaley UMC is honored to play a role in this very worthwhile ministry.

Upcoming Event

The Whaley United Methodist Women will be hosting a Ladies' Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All ladies are invited to this delightful evening of food, fellowship and entertainment.


Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Dr. in Gainesville. All are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the activities, missions and ministries of Whaley UMC.

For information call (940) 665-5588.

At Whaley UMC we have One Lord, One Church, One Mission.

New Beginnings Fellowship Church


Assumptions, meaning to take upon your self whether something is true or false without proof. We must turn away from assumptions that cause us to turn away from God’s will. Only God know our future and when we assume that we do, we try to control our future instead of letting God lead us. We must check out our assumptions before we act on them and prove them true of false. Learn the facts and act on the truth. Wrong assumptions can de-value people. We must never assume that anyone is out of the reach of God. We must share God's word with others, as God has told us to. Read the story of Saul in Acts 9:1-18.

Text: Gen 20:1-18; Jonah 1:1-2; Num.31; Josh 22:1-5 and 10-12; John 3:1-21; John 2:50-51; John 19:39 and Acts 9:1-18

 Bible Study

Bible study on is on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at various members homes. We invite you to join us. For further information on where we are meeting please call Pastor Lewis Acrey at (214) 767-5518.


Our Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Our temporary location is at the Buffalo Bill Theater located at the Lone Oak Ranch at 8484 S. FM 372 in Gainesville.

Our motto is, "We Love Jesus."


For further information contact Pastor Lewis Acrey at (214) 767-5518.

First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville


You are welcome 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.


Services are at 10:30 a.m.

The Children’s Church School is from the sanctuary after the Children’s Sermon.

Fellowship is after the service.


The title of the sermon is, “The Piius Sensor”

Sunday Review

The flowers for the sanctuary were given by Don Moore, in memory of his brother, Michael Moore.

The pulpit assistant was Christi Weems and the greeters were Landi Phillips and Jean Putnam.

Creative Art Camp

The Creative Art Camp registration is taking place for ages 7-12 and is limited to the first 30 artists. Register with the church office or Retha Bond.


The Angel Box Project group meets at 2 p.m.


The Session meeting is at 6:30 p.m.


All newsletter articles are due by noon at the church office.


The July food requested for VISTO is 10 oz. cans of any cream soups, any other soups or 14 oz. cans of broth. Any and all donations are accepted.


Call us at 665-5153 if you have questions on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, leave a message or email us at

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