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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 sosatiggr2005@yahoo.com.

The church is open for meditation every Friday afternoon.

A men’s conference will take place this weekend, Feb. 8-9, at St. Peter-St. Paul Church in Fort Worth.

The women of St. Paul will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the church office.

On Feb. 17, the Vestry Committee will have its regular monthly meeting with a potluck meal following the 10:30 a.m. service.

St. Paul’s will host its annual pancake supper from 5-7 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday, March 5 in the parish hall. Tickets are $6 per person, all you can eat.

March 6 is Ash Wednesday. Service times will be announced 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 stpaulgtx@ntin.net.

First Presbyterian Church

This Sunday, guest minister Rev. Bob Getty will present the sermon “Shockwave of the Holy” 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, Valentine’s for VISTO lunch and dessert auction will be at noon and choir will also practice at noon.

On Wednesday, the Stewardship and Worship/Music committees will meet at 6 p.m.

Committee reports are due by noon Thursday.

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.

First Presbyterian Church is at 401 S. Denton St. at Church Street. For more information, call the church at 940-665-5153, email fpcgaines@sbcglobal.net or visit the church website at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.

First United Methodist

This Sunday’s sermon will focus on the value of “casting your nets not he other side of the boat.” 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.

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 kathy@fumcgainesville.org.

New children's choirs meet 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays with a family meal to follow.

The Agape Quilters meet at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the quilters room.

Mizpah Circle will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 to make casseroles to take to those who are ill.

For more information about any church events, visit the church’s Facebook page — “First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, Texas” — or call the church office, 940-665-3926. A new website is in the works. The church is at 214 S. Denton St.

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. 11, Sally Haynie will host a Bible study at 11:30 a.m. at her home. For information, call 940-580-3116.

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the ladies’ Bible study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

The men’s breakfast and Bible study meets at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. The next one will be March 2. Bring something to share.

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. 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.

For more information about any church ministries, call the church at 940-668-7147.

Valley View Church of Christ

This Sunday, the sermon “Not a Dry Eye in The House” 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 combined high school and junior high class will start a new series this week. Children’s classes are studying various topics. Classes are followed by worship service at 10:35 a.m. Evening services are at 6 p.m. and continue the story of Joseph in Genesis.

The Tuesday ladies’ class will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the annex and is studying the gospel of John.

Wednesday services are 7-8 p.m.

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.

Collection of food items for Tipton Children’s Home is ongoing. The truck is due to arrive in early March.

“Read the Bible” 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.

For more 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. 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.

The next area singing will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at MLK Church of Christ.

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 “Getting Closer to God” from Luke 5. 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 Next Gen 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. Pastor Jeff leads an adult Bible study 6-7 p.m. in room 210.

For more information about the church, visit its website at www.fbcgville.com or call 940-665-4347. The church is located at 308 E. Broadway St. and the activity center is 400 E. Broadway.