St. Paul’s Episcopal
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has services at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Adult Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays; children’s Bible Study conducted by Becca Stubbs is 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in the Parish Hall. Nursery is provided for the 10:30 a.m. services.
For the next few weeks, the Wednesday Bible Study will meet at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall chapel.
Linda Dickerson hosts a women’s Bible study at her residence in Lake Kiowa at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, but the group is on hiatus until a February date to be announced.
St. Martha's Kitchen together with VISTO serves the general public from 5-7 p.m. every Monday in the Parish Hall on Jefferson Street across from Turner Parking Lot. St. Paul welcomes donations or volunteer assistance for this self-supporting program. For information, contact Angela Williams at 916-737-6358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Stubbs will be attending the St. Gabriel’s conference Jan. 28, and will also be at Camp Crucis with Deacon Mike through Feb. 3.
On Feb. 3, St. Martha’s Kitchen will host a Super Bowl dinner.
St. Paul’s will host its annual pancake supper on March 5 in the parish hall. More information will be available later.
For more information about St. Paul's Episcopal Church, call church Secretary Norma Leslie at the office at 940-665-4705 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, or leave a message at 940-736-5724 or at email@example.com.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church, 1823 N. Luther Lane, invites the public to the traditional worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for children and youth and the adult Bible study will begin at 9 a.m. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. Nursery will be provided.
Transportation to church or Sunday School is available by calling the church at 940-668-7147 before noon on the day prior to the day the ride is needed.
On Monday, Feb. 4, Sally Haynie will host a Bible study at 11:30 a.m. at her home. For information, call 940-580-3116.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the ladies’ Bible study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
Helping Hands of Faith, a mission of Faith Lutheran Church, is 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, Child Welfare Board, Abigail‘s Arms, VISTO, the Boys and Girls Club and several area volunteer fire departments. Regular store hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Donations should be brought to the store on regular store days. If you have large items that need to be picked up, call 940-668-4393.
The Bible verse for the week is from Ephesians 6: 11 — “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
For more information about any church ministries, call the church at 940-668-7147.
First Presbyterian Church
This Sunday, guest minister Tracy Ebarb will present the sermon “Nazareth Game Plan Ineffective … Hometown Boy Wins!” at the morning service at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Childcare will be provided. Adult Bible study is 9 a.m. Sunday in the parlor. Children’s Sunday school will be dismissed from the sanctuary after the children’s sermon.
This Sunday, the Christian Ed Committee will meet at 11:45 a.m. and choir will practice at noon.
On Tuesday, the Outreach Committee will meet at 6 p.m. and the T.E.A.M. meeting will be 7 p.m.
On Thursday, GIFT group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Wolf Den.
VISTO (Volunteers In Service To Others) requests Vienna sausage cans, red lid micro cups/Chef Boyardee, pudding cups, raisins and Jif To Go peanut butter. Plastic shopping bags are also helpful. All donations are accepted.
Anyone is welcome to visit or join the First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Denton St. at Church Street. For more information, call the church at 940-665-5153, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the church website at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
Valley View Church of Christ
This Sunday, the sermon “Hearing From Judas” will be delivered at the morning service. Sunday morning Bible classes for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m.; the auditorium adult class is studying the book of Mark while the annex class is in Acts. The high school, junior high and children’s classes are studying various topics. Classes are followed by worship service at 10:35 a.m.
This Sunday, Feb. 3, the bimonthly potluck lunch will take place at noon, followed by the men’s meeting at 1 p.m. and the early evening service at 1:30 p.m. There will be no 6 p.m. evening worship service this Sunday.
The Tuesday ladies’ class will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the annex.
The first Wednesday singing will be 7-8 p.m. Feb. 6.
The next monthly areawide a cappella singing will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the MLK congregation at 808 MLK Ave. in Gainesville.
Reports from mission efforts the congregation supports in the U.S. and overseas have been posted on the church bulletin board.
“Responding to Jesus” is this week’s program on “In Search of the Lord’s Way.” The series airs on the radio Sunday mornings (KXII 12-3 at 7 a.m., KTXD TV 47 at 7:30 a.m., KTXA TV 21 at 8:30 a.m., or KTEN 10-3 at 9 a.m.), on the program’s Facebook page and on YouTube. Study sheets can be downloaded from the website, www.searchtv.org, before the program airs. The website also has archived programs.
Visitors are welcome in any of the church’s services or events. For further information or to set up a personal study, call 940-726-7010. The church meets at 202 N. McCubbin on the northeast corner of the square in Valley View.
Hillcrest Church of Christ
The morning worship service will be 10 a.m. Sunday and one of Hillcrest’s shepherds is available in the church library to meet privately at the closing of the service. Bible study meets at 9 a.m. Sundays. On Sunday afternoons and evenings, seven Life Groups meet throughout Cooke County, including one in the chapel at 1712 E. O'Neal St. Life Groups are small, informal study groups. For more information about a Life Group, visit the church’s website, www.hillcrestchurchofchrist.org.
VISTO (Volunteers in Service to Others) will host a free mobile food pantry from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bonner parking lot of North Central Texas College campus in Gainesville. VISTO’s current needs include Vienna sausages, pudding cups, red lid micro cups/Chef Boyardee, raisins, Jif To Go peanut butter, toilet paper, plastic grocery bags and quart-size zip-close bags.
Recorded audio of past sermons is at www.hillcrestchurchofchrist.org (click on the "Media" tab). A new Christian talk radio broadcast is on KAAM, 770 AM at 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. presented by Main St. Church of Christ, Dallas. "Let The Bible Speak" is broadcast at 8:30 a.m. Sundays on KTXA21 by DFW Churches of Christ. Additional Bible study resources are online at www.WorldBibleSchool.net.
First Baptist Gainesville
Pastor Jeff’s sermon this Sunday will be “Live Without Regret” from Luke 5:17-26. Sunday services include the Early First service at 9 a.m. in the Activities Center (come a little early for some coffee and snacks) and the Classic worship service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday school classes for all ages are 10-11 a.m. Children’s classes are led by Cortni Kordi.
On Wednesdays, AWANA is at 5:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall for 2-year-olds through sixth grade and is led by Shelly Langley. The youth program with study, games and snacks for junior high and high school students begins at 5:30 p.m. in the activities building and is led by Dallas Smith.
For more information about the church, visit its website at www.fbcgville.com. The church is located at 308 E. Broadway St.
First United Methodist
Sunday morning services at First United Methodist Church are as follows:
8:15 a.m.: Word and Table Worship in the Sanctuary (communion weekly)
9 a.m.: Refresh Worship in the Fellowship Center (casual and creative)
9:45 a.m.: Sunday School
10:45 a.m.: Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Pastor John continues his Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in room 113, discussing the Scriptures he’ll use in his sermon the following Sunday.
Second Time Around, First UMC’s outreach site across the street from the church, is a resale shop open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 105 S. Denton St. For information, contact Rev. Kathy Nations at 940-367-6957 or email@example.com.
The Agape Quilters meet at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the quilters room. Anyone who enjoys sewing, quilting or needlework is welcome. The quilters have provided lap quilts to many ill or hospitalized church members.
For more information about any church events, visit the church’s Facebook page — “First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, Texas” — call the church office, 940-665-3926, or visit the website, www.firstumcgainesvilletx.com. The church is at 214 S. Denton St.
This Saturday, the service is at 10:45 a.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3411 N. Weaver St. in Gainesville. Devotional begins at 9:30 a.m. each Sabbath followed by children and adult Bible study 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Transportation is available for both Sabbath School or church service; please phone the church at 940-668-8687 by noon Friday to make arrangements.
A depression and anxiety recovery program is offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. This is a program using lifestyle changes to improve the mental condition often causing anxiety and/or depression. Inquire by phoning the church — you may ask for Paula Reiter.